Wedding Tips: 7 Questions to ask Your DJ

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Will you be the DJ at our wedding?
You want to know that the person you are working with and spending time working with is actually going to be the person MC’ing and DJ’ing your wedding. Finding out that the person you’ve been talking to about special playlists for the past 6 months isn’t actually going to be there can be a little disappointing.

How would you define your “style” when making announcements?
You still remember those events or parties where the DJ played everything you wanted to hear and made everyone get up and dance till they couldn’t boogie anymore? With the right DJ, you too can have a night like this and you should! All of your friends and family together enjoying themselves laughing and having fun, why not? So when you ask the question about their announcement style, you’ll want to look for key components such as smiling and happy, energetic, open to your style of music, and overall positive personality.

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Do you have a “light show”?
Some bands or DJs bring things to help get the party started for you and your guests be it disco balls, strobe lights, etc. They may also have signage that you may be interested in renting as well so this is an important question to ask in case you’re looking to create a more personalized piece or additional upgrade to your wedding décor.

Do you know our reception space and its acoustic, power and amplification requirements? If not, will you check it out beforehand?
If you’re not working with a preferred vendor for your venue, it’s important for your DJ or band to confirm the acoustic of your reception area so that the sound they put out sounds amazing and crystal clear!

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What do you typically wear?
Most professionals who have been in the game awhile know what is expected of them, but you never want to have your MC in a t-shirt and jeans. Umm…no. They should be prepared for dressing appropriately for events such as a wedding. Clean and attire, nice shoes, button up collared shirt and dress pants, or even all black shirt and dress pants is acceptable attire.

Are you open to playing songs that are special to us? For example, traditional religious music or music that isn’t main stream?
This is one of those things that you can’t always assume they have everything so it’s always a safe bet to confirm aspects with the band or DJ prior to your big day. Bringing names of the artists or songs is helpful as well. Then later you can determine when you’d like these specific songs played, and how the DJ or band can accommodate.

How many hours will you be performing your services for us?
This is good to call out before signing contracts. You’ll want to know how long your wedding will be and confirming the needs of music for your reception. Once the time of service is confirmed, you know how long you can boogie with Aunt Jane and Uncle Joe!

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Do you have questions you’d like to ask your deejay?

Should you have any questions about wedding gift registries, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Wedgewood team or leave a comment below! With 30 years of award-winning Valservenience, Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center offers unique options for DJ and MC services that differ from other venues. We’re happy to advise you with all aspects of your special day and we appreciate you taking the time to read our blogs each week.

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  • Trent Ingersol on January 8, 2016

    When I was helping my then fiancee plan our wedding, I was unfortunately not much help. I had basically one job, and that was to find a wedding DJ. I had a friend DJ, but I wish I had hire a professional. If i had, maybe people would have enjoyed it better. I’ll have to make sure I tell my future brother-in-law to be a little smarter than me.

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