Bridal Club Magazine
Top 8 things you must do when hiring a DJ for your wedding party
Music is an important part of a wedding and can mare or make the
occassion. Consequently, having a good DJ can help make what would
otherwise be a lack luster wedding a brilliant and memorable
It is important therefore to put a little thought and care into
hiring a DJ. Following are somethings you must consider when hiring
This article breaks down into three major areas. The DJ
and his professional experience, the equipment, the contract
Hope you find this article informative.
1.Hire the DJ not the company
Though chances are that you will hire a company for your DJ, the
truth is that you will be dealing with the DJ and not the company
during your wedding party. It therefore makes good sense to get to
know your DJ before the party. Be sure to get a written
understanding of whom your DJ will be. If possible, meet with him
or her right from the go.
2.Get to know your DJ
Do not be afraid to ask your DJ about his experience organizing
and playing weddings. Remember, it is your wedding party and not
his and to get the kind of wedding you want, the DJ must be willign
to listen to your input. Find out how much experience your DJ has
and whether or not he knows how to organize wedding receptions.
3.Being a DJ is more than spinning records
A good DJ is a lot more than a record spinner, anyone can do
just that. Being a good DJ includes getting the people invloved. It
means getting the people off their seats and onto the dancing
floor. How will your DJ do that? Find out.
4.What is the dress code?
Be sure your DJ understands the dress code for the occassion.
Weddings are a formal occassion and require formal dressing. Your
DJ should dress in a way that is appropriate and beffitting for the
5. Is there a contract?
It is always better to have a contract that spells out the terms
of the engagement, such as the fees. Will there be an extra charge
if the function goes into overtime? Who pays for transportation?
Also your contract should show date, time and place of event and
pertinent contact information such as telephone numbers.
6.There are djs and there are DJs, get a professional
Some DJ companies are more equal than the others. How do you
know? Here are some pointer. What is there affiliation(s)? Ask
if they belong to ADJA or any of the other membership
organizations? Are they insured?
7.Your function will sound as good as the
Quality equipment will always produce quality sound and sound
effects. Do not settle for anything less than the best. Some of the
best brand names include Denon, Gemini, QSC, and Crown. Ask your DJ
what brand his equipment is.
Also be sure that the DJ brings along a backup system. Failures
do happen when lest expected and you want to be ready when
8. Encourage your DJ to bring a wide variety of song
Do not try to limit them with a list. It is best to have songs
that will sweep the people off their seats and on to the dancing
floor. The more, the merrier.