Are you a newly engaged couple looking to hire a DJ? For some of you it may be your first time hiring a DJ for an event. Not to mention, one of the most important events of your life. So when hiring a DJ, what questions do you ask? How do you know if they are the right DJ for your wedding? Should you rely solely on the reviews of sites such as, Wedding Wire or The Knot?
Keep in mind, the music is a huge part of your wedding day. You want your guests to leave your event saying, “WOW. What a great wedding!”
When hiring a DJ, it’s important for you to ask questions! This way, you can determine if they are the right DJ for you.
Here are DeeJay Shelly’s Top 25 Questions to ask your Wedding DJ: To find out how our DJs answer these questions contact us today!
- 1. What makes your company/DJ service different from the rest?
- 2. Do you have a website?
- 3. What are your wedding packages/pricing?
- 4. Do you carry liability insurance? If so, how much? (Most venues require liability insurance. Some require policies as high as $2M).
- 5. How many years have you been in business?
- 6. Can you provide referrals?
- 7. Is a face to face meeting with my DJ included?
- 8. How many DJs/MCs are included in my quote? What is the role of each DJ/MC.
- 9. Is lighting included. If so, what kind? If not, what is the up charge?
- 10. If it’s an entertainment company – Who is the DJ for my wedding? If my DJ is replaced by someone else how far in advance am I notified?
- 11. Is all set up, break down and travel included in my price?
- 12. Do you take requests? Do you play all of the requests you receive?
- 13. Can you give me an example of an uncomfortable situation at a wedding and how you were able to troubleshoot it?
- 14. Can you give me an example of how you go above and beyond for the weddings you DJ?
- 15. Do you have a set playlist for the reception, or do you decide on the music as you go?
- 16. How extensive is your music library? If you don’t have a particular song, can you downloaded it on the spot?
- 17. Do you carry backup equipment with you to every event?
- 18. What type of equipment do you use?
- 19. What does your set up look like?
- 20. How do you control the sound level at your events?
- 21. How do you make a wedding special?
- 22. How do you get the guests excited for the reception?
- 23. What type of music do you play for cocktail hour?
- 24. If they’ve never DJ’d at your particular venue – Can you provide the contact information of an event planner and/or event manager at a venue where you’ve worked who would provide a good word on behalf of your services?
- 25. Do you provide microphones for the ceremony/reception? Is this included?
Should you rely solely on sites such as Wedding Wire and The Knot when hiring your DJ? These sites do provide valuable and helpful information. Yet, do not rely solely on reviews from these sites, when hiring your DJ. In order to find the best DJ for your wedding, gather as much information as you can to make your final decision.
Thank you & Happy Wedding Planning!