Questions to Ask a Disc Jockey Before you Hire One

Wedding and Event Disc Jockey

Wedding Disc Jockey (DJ)

You are planning for one of the most memorable days of your life. You have everything in place in your mind regarding how your wedding day will flow. As you use your imagination to configure your wedding day, you are thinking about what wedding songs you will walk down the aisle to while you stare into the eyes of your soulmate. You realize music is missing in the background of your imagination. Wait, you need to hire a Disc Jockey, or DJ.

Conference with a Disc Jockey (DJ)

There are several things to consider prior to hiring a disc jockey: personality, knowledge about music, ability to follow directions, and creativity. First, it is very important to meet with a Disc Jockey prior to hiring the right one. That is one of the first things you want to do. What questions can you possibly need to ask a DJ?

Questions to ask a Disc Jockey (DJ)

There are several reasons you want a DJ at your wedding. Couples hire a DJ to play music at their wedding and to oversee the sound for the ceremony. It is very important to let your DJ know that he or she will provide sound for the wedding ceremony and the reception. This is a great time to discuss the songs that you would like the DJ to play during your special event. It is important to communicate the reasons you choose the songs. This will help your wedding DJ a lot. Your DJ needs to know if you would prefer to play clean music or you don’t mind explicit songs.

Meeting beforehand benefits you and the DJ. While meeting with the DJ, you should have a list of songs you would like for the DJ to play.  This is a good time for the DJ to provide you with advice based on your preferences. Remember that he will provide with you with advice on things such as when to start the music when the bride walks down the aisle, the song for the bridesmaid, the song for the groomsmen,etc. The DJ will have to know all aspects of the wedding to provide you with the best playlist that suits your day.

Also consider that you will have a time for when the DJ will need to switch songs. You will need to know ask your DJ the following questions:

  1. Do you have a backup microphone?
  2. Do you own your equipment?
  3. What makes your deejaying different compared to other DJs in the area?
  4. What is different about your style?
  5. Can you create the specific mood that we’re looking for?

Choosing the perfect DJ can make the difference between a good wedding and a great wedding!

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