Disc Jockey FAQs

Choosing your vendors can feel like a daunting task and you may have many questions. To help you get started, we have included some of the questions brides and grooms ask us most frequently. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, so, if you have questions that aren’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Will the DJ meet with me to discuss my wedding needs?

Our office staff will contact you to set up a pre-planning meeting and final meeting with your DJ. These meetings can take place either at our office or over the phone. We feel that both of these meetings are important in the personalization of your wedding. The meetings will give you the opportunity for you and your DJ to get comfortable with one another.

Can we come watch our DJ at a wedding?

All of the weddings we work are private affairs. Out of respect for our clients, we do not allow clients to come watch us DJ. It should also be noted that no two weddings are the same, so the preferences of the couple may be completely different from your preferences.

Do you charge for travel?

Outside of a 30-mile radius from our office, there is a travel charge of 80 cents/per mile. Additional charges may apply depending on location and/or event accessibility.

How do we pay for our wedding?

A non-refundable retainer of $500.00 is required to hold your wedding date and is due seven days after we send out your contract. The remaining balance is required two weeks prior to your wedding date. Acceptable methods of payment include: personal checks, cash, and all major credit cards.

Is the retainer refundable?

Retainers cannot be refunded, as they are used to hold your wedding date and ensure that your DJ will be available.

Do you charge to bring an additional sound system for my ceremony?

We do not charge to bring an additional sound system for your ceremony; one is automatically provided with your package. A third sound system can be provided for an additional cost.

What are the differences in your DJs?

The only differences in our DJs are their individual personalities and styles. When you book with Fantasy Sound Event Services, you can expect professionalism and an excellent level of service from all of our DJs.

How will the DJ choose the music for our event?

Music selection is a collaborative process between you and your DJ. Throughout your meetings with your DJ, they will work with you to determine your musical tastes; which styles/artists you enjoy and which you consider “Do Not Play List” candidates. This will ensure that the music that is played at your wedding is tailored to your personal preferences.

Do you offer Event Lighting and Décor ?

We offer a wide variety of Event Lighting and Décor options. We can help you add ambiance and set the mood for your wedding through the use of Decorative Uplights, Dance Lighting, Custom Gobos. luxurious Drapery and custom Chandeliers. Contact us if you would like to learn more about our Lighting and Decor services!

Will you act as Master of Ceremonies in addition to playing music?

Your DJ will act as Master of Ceremonies and will make any announcements throughout your wedding.

Will the DJ take requests at our wedding?

Your DJ will be happy to take requests from your guests during your wedding. If a particular artist or song is on your Do Not Play List, your DJ will honor your preference and will ask for an
alternative request.

Do you take breaks?

During your wedding, we do not take breaks. We work throughout your wedding in order to ensure that everything flows smoothly.

Should we tip our DJ?

Gratuities are not required.Your DJ will be working hard to ensure that your wedding is a success and if you feel your DJ gave you great service, then a tip would be appropriate and greatly appreciated!

Wow. Best DJ service ever! In the early stages of wedding planning, my groom and I knew we needed to have a good DJ at our wedding – because having good music is so key to ensuring that your guests have a good time. We had attended a wedding several months earlier, and the bride and groom had hired the best DJ I had ever seen. I had never been to a wedding before where the music was so good, no one ever wanted to take a break from the dancing! I asked the bride who her DJ was, and she told me they hired Nick from Fantasy Sound. She had nothing but great things to say about Nick and Fantasy Sound. So naturally, I called Fantasy Sound to hire Nick to do our wedding. Unfortunately, Nick was not available for our wedding date. We were disappointed, but Fantasy Sound had another DJ who was available for our date –DJ Marshall. Wow! I am so glad we hired him, because he was just as awesome as Nick. (I have reason to believe all of their DJ’s are probably spectacular). The process we went through with Fantasy Sound was so professional, enjoyable, and seamless. Their experience in the industry speaks volumes. I had two meetings with them before our wedding, and we went over everything. There were so many things that I did not even think of, that they were so well prepared for. They went through every song choice with us, from the pre-ceremony music, to the very last song. I cannot tell you how valuable this attention to detail is. Our wedding guests danced all night, and had so much fun! I had so many guests tell me they did not want to take any breaks from dancing, because the music was so good…just what I wanted (and had remembered from the other wedding). Marshall was the perfect DJ! We could not have imagined anything better!

Elizabeth and Tommy