Mobile Disc Jockeys have become an important part of most modern wedding receptions.
Every year, more and more brides are discovering that a professional Wedding DJ/MC can provide more than just music. A Wedding DJ can actually assist throughout your reception by announcing and coordinating the traditional events with your photographer, caterers, and other wedding consultants. Best of all, a mobile DJ can play a variety of “non-stop” music for guests of all ages. The original songs by the original artists, just the way you remember them and usually at a cost lower than a band. Add the necessary experience, professionalism, a high quality sound system with lighting and you have a complete entertainment package!
The following questions should serve to guide you in choosing the Wedding DJ/MC best suited for your special day.
This should be your first question.
- Are they available on your event date?
- Are they available for the specific times of your event?
- Is the wedding DJ available for consultations during normal business hours?
- How soon must you notify them to reserve your date?
Is the price of your Wedding DJ a good value?
The cheapest priced DJ is rarely the best value. You are choosing the person who will set the tone for your entire event, and the enjoyment of your guests. Why try to save a few dollars only to be disappointed with a less than professional performance?
Each company charges differently.
- What is the fee for a 4 to 6 hour event?
- How is this rate based? (hourly, per event, ect.)
- Do they charge for a minimum number of hours?
- Is there a deposit required to hold your date?
- How do they calculate overtime and what is the fee?
- Is there more than one package available to choose from to fit your budget or are they a one size fits all company?
- Are there mileage charges for traveling to your event?
- Are there any additional charges?
- Do they actually expect you to provide them with the same meal and drinks that you and your invited guests are having?
An inexperienced DJ can ruin an event. Don’t take any chances!
- How many years have they been in business?
- Are you booking with the owner operator, or a company that subcontracts out other DJ’s? Make sure the DJ you are talking with will be the one that will be performing at your event.
- Are they a full-time disc jockey service dedicated to quality or is this just a side job to supplement their income or hobby? Companies that subcontract out other DJ’s or provide video & photography services for example are not focused on quality… They are focused on quantity.
- Can they provide a list of current references?
- In what way does the DJ act as “Master of Ceremonies”?
- Is there an order for directing the traditional events?
- Has the DJ performed at the location you have chosen for your event?
- Will your disc jockey play a wide variety of music and take requests?
- Your DJ sould have the experience to “read” your crowd and sequence the artists and titles your guests will respond to best throught your event. Make sure your DJ is familiar with the most requested types of music and has a good selection of each.
There is no substitute for quality. Accept nothing less!
What type of sound and lighting equipment is used at your event?
- Is it modern, professional and powerful enough for your hall or outdoor event?
- Is it presented attractively in cases, or have exposed wires for all to see?
- Do they have two complete sound systems, one for your ceremony
and one for the reception?
- Do they use wireless microphones for the ceremony, announcements and toasts?
- Does the company have a large selection of modern dance & LED uplighting to choose from?
- How much space do they require to set up?
- Is there any set-up or take down charges?
- How much set-up time is included in their package?
- Is their gear tested before it is brought out to your event, and do they have back-up equipment or are they spread thin trying to cover more than one event?