Ask your Wedding DJ more than just ‘How much do you charge?’

06/30/12 12:31 AM
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How much control do I have over the music?
Your DJ should be more than happy for you to have as much or as little input into the music as you like. I’ve known clients have a playlist and insist that we only play music on this list, some clients have even stated the order they would like the music played in. This isn’t always a good idea as although it’s your big day you also have to consider your guests as you want them to have a great time too. An evening of Metallica is not always to everyone’s taste!I recommend that clients give us a playlist of music they’d particularly like to hear on their special day and of course a list of any songs they particularly don’t want to hear as well, if there is anything they really don’t like. We then use our experience and knowledge to mix tracks from the playlist with tried and tested songs that go down well time after time and get everyone up dancing and enjoying themselves.
Who will actually be DJing at my Wedding Reception?
Make sure that the person you speak to about your booking is the person that will actually be DJing at your wedding. Many companies have a pool of DJ’s that they use for bookings and many companies outsource work, so very often the person you speak to and build up a rapport with isn’t the person that will be playing at your wedding.
Does the DJ have experience of playing at Weddings?
You want to hire a DJ that is experienced and has had experience of playing at weddings before.  Find out how long the DJ has been in the industry for. Many people start up mobile disco businesses with little or no experience thinking ‘how hard can it be?’ these people often use cheap, unreliable equipment and have no idea about music. Make sure when booking your DJ that they’ve had experience in this field and that they know what they’re doing.Sο hopefully we’ve shown here, thеrе аrе more qυеѕtіοnѕ tο аѕk уουr potential wedding DJ thаn just how much do they charge. Spending a bit of time getting аnѕwеrѕ tο аƖƖ уουr qυеѕtіοnѕ before you decide on the DJ for your wedding day саn mean the difference between a fantastic wedding reception or a disastrous wedding reception. Treat choosing your wedding DJ as important as choosing your venue!