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What Questions to Ask When Choosing a Wedding DJ

The choice of the best wedding DJ is critical to the success of your big day. Your wedding DJ is the hub around which everything else on your wedding day revolves. They’re in charge of a lot more than just pressing the play button. A Wedding DJ must be familiar with traditional wedding traditions as well as contemporary trends, as well as how to make announcements that are easily understood by your guests and how to keep the flow of your Wedding Day so that no one misses a beat.

Without a doubt, you hired the best wedding photographer your budget allowed. Because they preserve all of your night’s memories. However, if you want your Photographer to capture spectacular moments, you’ll need someone who knows what they’re doing in the first place. That’s where a fantastic expert Disc Jockey can help. Before you hire a professional DJ for your special day, here are some questions you should ask.

Is the DJ’s availability on your wedding day?

Most DJs’ schedules are booked 10 to 18 months in advance of the wedding date. Make sure your DJ is available on the day of your wedding. If you have your heart set on a particular DJ, you should contact them as soon as possible to secure the date before another lucky couple does.

What is a DJ’s level of experience?

This is an important question to ask if you’re trying to figure out how to choose the best wedding DJ. Not all DJs are the same. A wedding DJ who is just starting out does not have the benefit of years of experience in the field. “Been there, done that,” a seasoned Wedding Disc Jockey can say, knowing how to handle and avoid just about any unforeseen wedding disaster. Perhaps unforeseen by you. They’ve already ‘been there and done that.’ That means they understand how to keep your wedding on track and avoid any embarrassing errors. Undecided about live music or a DJ for your wedding? Our article: ‘Which is Better: A Wedding Band or a Wedding DJ?’ helps you weigh the options and make an informed choice.

What Happens If  The DJ  Doesn’t Show Up?

This is one of the most important questions to ask a professional wedding  DJ. How will you cover my event if they become unavailable (ill, injured, etc.)? If you want to go a step further, ask for references for their stand-in. This may be difficult for a ‘Single Op’ DJ who works alone. As long as they haven’t stretched themselves too thin for your date, the options for a ‘Multi Op’ expand. Even if your DJ is unable to attend, they should inform you of who will be present.

Is it possible for you to give me a contract?

We all shudder when we hear this, but there are dodgy folks out there who would offer to handle your wedding, collect your money, and then never show up. You also have no way of proving that you hired them if you don’t have a contract. A contract spells out exactly what a wedding DJ will do for you and for how long. It also safeguards you against someone requesting additional payment on the day of your wedding. Make sure you’re covered by signing a contract.

How much does this set you back?

This question is at the bottom of the list, but almost every couple makes the mistake of asking it first. Before they even ask if I’m available for their date, they want to know how much it costs. And by starting with this question, you can set the tone for the rest of your talk. Are you paying attention to any of the other details that go into providing excellent DJ service once you’ve heard the price? You’ll almost certainly fall into the trap of hiring the cheapest (and worst) DJ you can find.

With the answers to all of the above questions, you should be able to choose the best wedding DJ for your big day.