Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hiring a DJ

What to Ask a Potential DJ Before Hiring...

*Will we be talking to the actual DJ selected for our wedding before the wedding?   

*May we meet with you in person before we sign a contract? 

*How long will you hold our date?

*How long have you been a DJ or how many weddings have you done?

*Do you perform for more than one event in a day?

*What makes you different from your competitors?

*Do you act as the “emcee” and make all of the announcements?

*What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?

*What if something happens to you and you can’t make it to the wedding?

*How many times do we meet before the wedding?

*How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

*How involved can we be in selecting music for the event?

*When do we need to submit the music requests and event details? Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?

*Do you take requests from the guests? 

*When do you arrive to set up for the wedding?

*What do you typically wear to the wedding?

*How much of a deposit is required to secure the date? When is the balance due?

*How much would you charge for overtime? How much do you charge for set up and tear down?

*Are you insured?

*Will you need a vendor meal?  

*What is your policy on alcohol or smoking/taking breaks?

*What kind of equipment do you use and do you bring any backup equipment?

*Do you have a wireless microphone?   

*Do you have a “light show”? Party Props?

*Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?

By asking all the right questions you will find a DJ that is a perfect fit!