Are you trying to choose a DJ for your upcoming wedding and struggling with the decision? While it might seem that choosing, a DJ is an easy task, in reality, a lot of work and thought goes into this choice. After all, just as all the planning was crucial for the wedding, you also need to put just as much time and effort into the reception.
If you are not sure where to start, you can look up DJs in your local yellow pages or through a local entertainment company. Make sure they have a good reputation and if you like, you can even chek with the Better Business Bureau at . HYPERLINK "http://www.bbb.org" ..www.bbb.org. to see if the company or DJ has any outstanding issues. Another option is to check with family and friends, especially those individuals recently married and used a DJ for the reception.
When you look for a DJ, you need to make sure he or she understands the things important to you, especially the music. If you love rock and roll, then you want a DJ that specializes in playing the best rock and roll possible but if you love classical or jazz, then you want a DJ that has experience with those genres. In other words, if you drove a Mercedes, you would not take your car to a pickup truck service department, right? The same is true for your wedding reception choose the DJ that knows the stuff you like.
To ensure you choose a DJ that can mix it up, one with the best state of the art equipment, and the personality to pull it all together, you need to plan interviewing several candidates and ask tons questions. To help you make the best choice, consider the following questions:
- How long has the DJ been in business and how many wedding receptions have he or she performed?
- How many people are in the company? If something should happen where the main DJ cannot show up, would there be a backup and if so, what is that persons experience?
- Will the bride and groom be able to provide a list of music that they want played? Will the DJ work closely with them to ensure the list fits their personal preference?
- Is the DJ okay with wearing the type of attire to match the wedding? For instance, if the wedding and reception are ultra formal, then you want the DJ to wear a tuxedo or formal gown.
- How many titles does the DJ have in his or her collection?
- What level is the DJ (Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum)?
- Is the DJ willing to provide you with a list of references?
- What type of deposit is required and when is the final payment due?
- Does the DJ accept credit cards and if so, what kind?
- What are the refund and cancellation policies?
- What is the cost of the service? What does the service include?
- Is there a time minimum or is the DJ willing to be flexible?
- If the price quoted covers four hours of music playing, what is the charge for additional time, broken down in 30-minute increments?
- Does the DJ provide a free consultation prior to the reception?
- What type of sound system does the DJ use? Is the equipment new and high-tech?
- Will the DJ also provide emcee services?