Top 10 Questions to ask before you book your Wedding DJ
- How long have you been a wedding DJ and how many weddings have you done?
A wedding is such an important occasion, and you don’t want your DJ’s first wedding to be your own. The number of years someone has been a DJ will give you some indication of their experience level.
- Have you played at our wedding venue before?
Wedding experience is important, and so is familiarity with your wedding venue. Hiring a wedding DJ that is familiar with your wedding venue will give you peace of mind that you won’t have any surprises on your wedding day.
- Is your wedding DJ insured?
It is absolutely essential that any wedding DJ you consider carries a full public liability insurance policy. They should be able to email you a copy of their insurance certificate without much effort.
- What equipment does your wedding DJ use ?
A good wedding DJ will consistently invest in upgrading their equipment. A good quality sound system is essential. Ask questions about lighting too.
- Does your wedding DJ carry backup equipment?
Even the very best and most well-maintained equipment can malfunction at some point. Your wedding DJ needs to be prepared in case this happens at your wedding.
- What if something happens to your wedding DJ and they can’t make it to the wedding?
Despite meticulous planning and preparation, accidents do happen. What is the backup plan? Most responsible professionals have some sort of backup strategy should this situation ever arise, but others do not.
- How involved can we be in selecting music for our wedding?
Professional wedding DJs have massive music libraries for you to choose from and will gladly allow you to contribute your own music. Contributing your own music should never be a problem. You wedding DJ will be happy to review you song choices and give you advice on your selection.
- Is a booking fee required to secure your booking?
Almost every professional wedding DJ will require some sort of booking fee in order to secure your date. A booking fee gives you and your wedding DJ a firm sense of professional trust, commitment and well being.
- Is there more than one DJ to choose from?
Some DJs are single operators and the DJ you deal is the DJ you get. Other DJ services may have several performers for you to choose from.
- How will your wedding DJ be dressed?
Check what attire your wedding DJ will arrive in. You don’t want a DJ to turn up on your wedding day wearing a t-shirt and jeans.