Planning and organizing a wedding is definitely not an easy task. There are so many things that you need to think about and your entertainment is just one of them. The entertainment can be especially difficult because chances are that your guests will all have different tastes — it’s your day, but it would be nice that everyone had a good time.
Choosing a DJ for your wedding can be a very difficult task, especially if this isn’t something that you’ve done before. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to make your decision making much more manageable.
Shortlist DJs and Set a Meeting
First and foremost, you’ll want to shortlist a few potential DJs that you think will fit the bill for your wedding. You can find and shortlist DJs through various methods: referrals from friends and family, online search engines, directories, social media, and popular clubs and party venues.
Once you have created your shortlist of DJs that look good, you’ll then want to set up a meeting with them to confirm that they are actually as good as you think they are. This will give you the opportunity to address any concerns that you might have about their service or the entertainment aspect of your wedding overall.
We know that when it comes to your wedding, everything is usually on a tight deadline. You don’t always need to have face-to-face meetings. Think about other options such as phone calls or skype video messaging.
Questions to Ask
Okay, so you’ve set up a meeting with a few potential DJs, but now you’re worried that you won’t be asking them the right questions — you might not even have any questions to ask them at all. If this is the case, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered!
Here is a list of a few questions that you should probably ask your DJ to help you get a better idea of their service:
- Is this your full-time business or do you only do this part-time? Part-time DJs won’t have as much expertise or experience as a full-time DJ, so it’s worth asking this.
- Will you be the DJ at our wedding? This is a good question to ask because it’s not always the person who you meet with who intends to be the DJ.
- Do you only DJ at weddings, or do you perform at other events? A DJ that specializes in weddings is going to have a much better idea of what you are looking for.
- Do you have any videos of past performances that you done? This will help you understand exactly what you’ll be getting.
- How do you customize your service? You should be looking for a DJ that will customize the experience for you and your partner, not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Get Everything in Writing
Before you decide to hire a DJ, always make sure that they offer a written contract — this is one of the main indicators of a professional DJ. A written contract is extremely important because it’s going to protect you in the instance that your DJ doesn’t quite deliver the service that you expected.
If a potential DJ does not offer a written contract, we highly recommend that you move onto the next one.
Hopefully you now have a much better idea as to how you can make sure that you choose the right DJ for your wedding. Your wedding is an extremely special day so it’s important to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
One thing that you might want to think about is whether you want to hire a DJ at all, keep in mind that there are other options. For example, you might want to hire a live band — this will be more expensive of course, but will provide a much better experience for you and your guests.