What to Know When Selecting Your Wedding DJ

Aside from the food and drink, the most important part of your wedding is the music. In the United States it has become very common to use a Disc Jockey (DJ) to provide the music and emcee at weddings. Finding the right DJ is essential to having a great wedding, hire the wrong one and it can ruin your whole day! Herein we will bring to limelight as to how to choose the right DJ, what to expect and ask for from them.

In fact your best resource in finding your wedding DJ is people you know. Talk to recent newlyweds, ask your wedding venue, they may have a list of preferred vendors for you to call, wedding DJs whom they trust

A good idea is to always pre-interview your prospective DJ over the phone and then when you think you’ve found the right one, you set up a meeting in person to make sure they really are the right DJ for you.

Questions To Ask Your Prospective Wedding DJ

Will this wedding DJ play CD’s or mp3’s you provide?

Some wedding disc jockeys have a list of songs they play and except for the bride and groom first dance, do not give you much choice. Your wedding disc jockey should be flexible with a wide selection, so requests from your wedding guests can be fulfilled. Don’t try to give the DJ a CD or a list of 100% of the songs to play for the night.  Your musical taste is not the same as 120 people at your wedding. Let your DJ do their job and keep your wedding guests happy.

Is the DJ familiar with your wedding venue?

Your wedding disc jockey may also be better prepared to deal with known issues or caveats with the wedding venue. It does not mean you should reject the DJ if they have not been there before, but it’s a nod in their favor.

What problems has the DJ encountered at weddings and how did they solve them?

You want a wedding DJ who is resilient, able to respond quickly to unforeseen mishaps that can mar your wedding.  You can bet that many weddings look smooth, but had issues that were quickly seamlessly patched behind the scenes by DJs, caterers, and other vendors.

A very important thing to look for in choosing your DJ is their equipment. Ask about the quality and condition of the equipment your DJ will be using and make sure it is professional quality and in good working condition. The bottom line in deciding on your DJ, and the single most determining factor, should be experience, experience, experience.

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