Almost every wedding has a DJ. It’s a relatively cheap upgrade for your wedding entertainment (at least, compared to some of the things you’ll have to pay for!) and a skilled DJ can rock the venue and make it ten times more memorable. So if you want to pick the perfect DJ for your needs, here are a couple of key questions that you need to ask them before hiring.
1. What kind of genres do you play?
If the DJ only plays hardcore music and you’re looking for pop music and ballads, it’s going to get awkward really fast. This is perhaps one of the very first questions you should ask.
2. Do you have music from x or y?
It’s important to check that they have music from artists that you and your guests enjoy. This will keep the party going and ensure that everyone gets to hear their favourite tracks.
3. What kind of experience do you have?
It’s important to pick experienced DJ services like Party Sound to ensure that you’re getting someone that knows what they’re doing. A bad DJ can easily ruin your big day if you’re not careful.
4. Have you performed in clubs or just weddings?
Some DJs do weddings as a side gig while others only focus on weddings. There are pros and cons to both, but you should ensure that your DJ has a bit of experience working at a wedding.
5. Will I bet the only client for the entire day?
The last thing you want is your DJ rushing to get out the door for a night gig or turning up to your wedding tired or tipsy from another party. Try and make sure you’re the only client for the day so you have their undivided attention.
6. Can you help me choose the music for a special event or occasion?
Some DJs are more than happy to help you pick the music for special occasions, especially if they have experience DJing at weddings.
7. Are you willing to put me in touch with your other clients?
A reputable DJ will be more than happy to put you in touch with other couples that have hired their services. If not, they may be protecting their clients due to privacy concerns or they might be uncertain about their abilities.
8. Can you also act as an emcee?
Some couples like to have their DJ emcee for them, such as announcing dances and guiding guests around the building at specific times.
9. Are you insured?
DJs need insurance for a number of reasons. The most common insurance coverage deals with accidental damage to the venue or a person at their gig. They may also need to insure their own equipment in case it is damaged or stolen.
10. Do you have your own equipment?
Not every DJ travels around with their equipment. Some may require you to have DJ equipment on-site while others may charge a small fee if they have to travel a long way. It’s best to clear this up so they don’t arrive at a DJ booth that doesn’t have the gear they need.
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