Top 10 Things Every DJ Should Say Into the Mic

1. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

2. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

3. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

4. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

5. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

6. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

7. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

8. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

9. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

10. Nothing. No one actually wants to hear the DJ.

In all seriousness, there are *some* things a DJ should say, but they should be few and far between—and only for the sake of improving the event flow. A thoughtful event DJ should be like a butler. Your cup of tea will be filled (in more ways that one) before you even realize you already drank half the cup. In other words, an event-goer should be so immersed in the flow of enjoying themselves that they don’t realize the logistical details unfolding before them. They're too busy having the time of their life! The good DJ plays music that suits the mood. The excellent DJ takes it the extra mile and sees herself as a proactive agent in keeping the space welcoming and worry-free. She doesn’t make it about herself. Instead, she quietly kills it with her keen hospitality instincts (though impeccable song selection doesn't hurt).

“If I could have everyone’s attention and invite the couple to the floor to share their first dance.”

That’s preeeeeetty much the only thing I ever say into the mic, but that doesn’t mean I don’t say anything else at all. I just do so by personally approaching people, which I find more appropriate and charming:

“I’m so sorry to interrupt, but I wanted to let you know that dinner will be served in about 5 minutes.”

“Is there anything else you need to feel comfortable delivering the toast? How can I help?”

“I know you’ve asked me multiple times to play Britney Spears’ “Lucky,” but I think that will only be fun for a few people...so let’s wait until the end of the night.”


Stellar song selector + assistant (to the) wedding planner = phenomenal DJ *drops mic*