Party & wedding DJ: It’s all about getting the volume right. One of the most important things often neglected by many DJs.
A good atmosphere should not be created by how loud music is played, but by choosing the right songs. The advantage of a DJ over a band is that he can adjust the volume without interruption.
If not explicitly arranged otherwise with the bride and groom, I will keep music in the background when guests arrive and when dinner is served. Music and volume are chosen so it is perceivable yet unobtrusive.
After dinner music should be loud enough to get your guests dancing, however no one should be bothered by the music’s volume. This can be guaranteed with the right placement of the loud speakers.