Do not choose a disc jockey based on price alone. You may be tempted to pick the least expensive DJ, however there is a reason some DJs are more expensive than others. A slightly higher priced DJ will provide state of the art equipment. In addition the DJ will be experienced, have a great personality, unique style and take the extra time required to ensure your wedding is one to remember. The old saying, “you get what you pay for” is a common expression used in the wedding industry. When the wedding is over, many couples will tell you they regret not spending extra money on a professional DJ. Remember, when choosing a disc jockey for your wedding, price alone should not be the deciding factor.
Always ask a perspective wedding DJ service their request policy. The majority of wedding DJs have a set list of songs, which doesn’t leave much room for requests from your guests. They will tell you the reason for using their list is because they are the experts. The reality is they have simply become accustomed to a set list and order, essentially memorizing it. A good DJ will take requests from you and your audience and will fit them into the night accordingly. It is an unrealistic expectation to think the DJ will play every request. Trust your DJ to read the crowd and play the songs you and your guests want to hear.
Many wedding DJ services have multiple DJs working for the same company. This may be positive and could indicate the company is more established and has a good reputation. However, you may be dealing with the owner or booking agent at the time of the consultation and may not get to meet the DJ that will be assigned to your wedding. Although the DJ Company may meet all your requirements, you should meet “your DJ” and ensure the DJ meets your requirements.
Finally you have chosen your wedding DJ service. Ensure that all the pricing details are agreed upon in advance, including: extra equipment, lighting, photo booth (s), overtime, travel and set up time. The agreement should be in writing and signed by the DJ service. This contract will avoid potential problems that could arise between you and the wedding DJ service.