So you’ve picked your DJ and you’re all set to go for your wedding music – but before you hand the reins over entirely, there are some questions you’ll want answered in order to better plan for your wedding. Read on to get the full scoop!
1. Do you offer emcee services in addition to DJing?
Many DJs do emcee weddings, but not all of them. The answer to this question will determine whether or not you need to ask a family member or a friend to be the emcee for the night – someone needs to introduce the new married couple after all!
2. Have you worked at our venue before?
If the answer is “oh, plenty of times!”, consider yourself golden. However, if the DJ is unfamiliar with your venue, you’ll want to ensure that his equipment fits the size and technological requirements of the place. This is usually done through a visit, so be prepared to accompany your DJ to your venue at least once.
3. How would you describe your style?
This answer to this question could make it or break it – you will absolutely want to pick a DJ that meshes with you and your partner’s style, in terms of both music and business practices. If you’re a type-A person, you’ll want to stay away from the laidback DJ. While just as professional as others, you want to be sure you agree on all matters beforehand.
4. Can you provide a rundown of what is included in the package?
In addition to knowing how long the DJ will be of service, you’ll also want to get an idea of what else is covered in the package. Does the DJ bring all of his own equipment? Does he or she handle the setup and breakdown of the equipment? They may even offer other services (i.e. lighting, stage, etc.), so it’s important for you to have an understanding of everything he or she has to offer.
5. What is the song request policy?
Of course, your guests will have some certain songs that they want to hear at the wedding and, if it’s not on your pre-arranged list, they will ask for it. First, you’ll want to decide if you want to allow their requests (who asked for the Chicken Dance?!) and then defer to the DJ to see what his or her policy is.
Your DJ is an integral part of your wedding day so keep the above questions in mind while finding the very best fit!
Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.