Choosing the right DJ for your wedding can be a daunting task, but by asking the right questions, you can ensure that your big day is filled with great music and a fun, lively atmosphere. Here are some questions to ask potential wedding DJs to help you make your decision.
- Can you provide a list of previous wedding events you have DJed?
This question allows you to see the DJ's experience and gives you an idea of the types of events they have done. Make sure to listen to the provided songs/videos to get a sense of the DJ’s style, taste and experience.
- Can you provide references or reviews from past clients?
Speaking with previous clients can provide valuable insight into the DJ's performance and professionalism. Be sure to ask about their overall experience, how the DJ handled any issues that arose, and if they would recommend the DJ to others.
- Do you have experience with the type of wedding we are planning?
Different weddings have different requirements. If you are planning a traditional wedding or a cultural one, make sure that your DJ has experience with the specific types of music and traditions.
- How do you handle music requests from guests?
Some DJs may be more open to playing requests from your guests, while others may prefer to stick to a predetermined playlist. It's important to understand the DJ's policy on music requests to ensure that you and your guests are happy with the music on the night.
- Can you provide a list of the equipment you will be using?
Ensure that the DJ is equipped with professional-grade equipment that will ensure good sound quality throughout the event. This question will also give you an idea of the DJ's level of investment in their equipment and professionality.
- Can you provide a detailed schedule of the day's events?
A good DJ should be able to provide a detailed schedule of the day's events, including introductions, announcements, and key moments. This will ensure that everything runs smoothly and that your wedding is an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
- How much do you charge and what is included in your fee?
Of course, cost is always a consideration when planning a wedding. Be sure to ask about the DJ's fee and what is included in the price, such as setup and breakdown time, additional lighting or sound equipment, or travel expenses.
BONUS. How do you make sure that your customer walks away satisfied?
This question forces your DJ candidate to give you a holistic answer to their customer service and DJing approach, both on the day and before the event. You are looking for a DJ who not only fits your style, but also does the research and organization necessary to get all the details right, no matter what.
Asking these questions can help you select a DJ who will play the right music and create the perfect atmosphere for your special day. A great DJ will help make your wedding an unforgettable experience that you and your guests will cherish for years to come.