What equipment should a good wedding DJ have?

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What equipment should a good wedding DJ have?

The Crucial Equipment Every Wedding DJ Needs

When planning a wedding, setting the mood with music can be nearly as important as the vows themselves. One of the key components in making your ceremony or reception go off without a hitch is hiring the right wedding DJ. But what is the right wedding DJ? Well not only do you need to find the right person in terms of price, performance, and attitude – you need to make sure that the right equipment is being used.

The following is a list of essential equipment that a wedding DJ should have – no exceptions. While there are other items that can be added to make a DJ sound better or more prepared, these four pieces of equipment should be standard for every wedding DJ.

Stereo System/Speakers

The most obvious, and arguably most important piece of equipment for a wedding DJ is the audio system. Depending on the size of the venue, anywhere from one to a dozen speakers will be needed to ensure the guests at the reception can hear the music and announcements without having to strain. In larger venues, subwoofers to amplify low-end bass is always a necessity. The right audio system should also include a mixer, several microphones, and a laptop or another device to store the music.

Cables and Connections

If a wedding DJ is going larger venues, they should have plenty of XLR, RCA, and other cables so that everything is connected to the audio system properly. This should include backup cables in case of a failure during the event. A wedding DJ should also bring a device to physically connect the music to the audio system. This could be an iPod, a laptop, a tablet, or something similar.


Lighting can be an overlooked aspect at a wedding, but it can really help set the tone for the reception. If a wedding DJ has the option, LED lights are fairly cost-effective and easy to set up. Depending on the venue and budget, some kind of lasers or light props can also be added to give a more vibrant look and feel.

Software or System

When it comes to being organized and efficient, a wedding DJ should have some type of software or system to easily access and manage the music they have at their disposal. On a laptop, a program like Serato or Traktor is perfect for organizing music. If a wedding DJ is using an iPad, Livid Base or Jester are a few of the most-used apps.

Power Supplies

The last thing a wedding DJ should always have on hand is ample power supplies. This includes extension cords, power strips, and surge protectors. If a venue has a lot of outlets, this isn’t a major issue, but in larger venues the wedding DJ should be prepared to bring everything from power supplies to generators to get all the gear up and running.

It doesn’t take much for a wedding DJ to be prepared for a gig. With the right equipment, the right mindset, and the right attitude, a wedding DJ can make your event one to remember!

If you’re looking for the right wedding DJ in the Toronto area, look no further than EliteDJ.ca. Our team of DJs have all the right equipment and lots of experience to make your event come to life. Give us a call at 416-477-2829 or drop us an email at sales@elitedj.ca to learn more.


Organizing a wedding can be timeconsuming, but the right wedding DJ can help make the day run smoothly. When trying to find the right DJ, make sure they have the four essential pieces of equipment listed above. And when you’re looking for the perfect wedding DJ in Toronto, look no further than EliteDJ.ca.


1. How much does a wedding DJ cost?

Price varies depending on the scope of the job and the amount of equipment needed. Contact EliteDJ.ca for more information about our DJ services and to get a quote tailored to your needs.

2. What type of microphone is typically used for wedding receptions?

Most wedding DJs use handheld or lapel microphones. The type of microphone used will depend on the size of the venue.

3. How do I make sure my wedding DJ has the right equipment?

Make sure to ask questions and get a list ahead of time of the equipment that your wedding DJ will be bringing.

4. What type of music should I request for my wedding?

Classics are always a safe choice. It’s also important to consider the kind of atmosphere that you want to create for your wedding. Talk with your wedding DJ about your music preference and request for them to make a custom playlist for your event.

5. Can I control the sound level of my wedding reception?

Yes, a master volume controller can be used to control the sound level, allowing your wedding to be more of an intimate experience. EliteDJ.ca has experienced DJs that know how to adjust the sound levels so that your reception runs smoothly.

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