Post # 1
Can anyone tell me how they went about commiting to a DJ? My fiancee and I would like to decide soon. We found one DJ who comes from a radio station near by that plays just the kind of music we’re looking for, so we’re sure that she can stick to what we want. But we’ve also come across someone that is considerably less expensive than most of the other DJs we’ve spoken with. We don’t know much about him and he seems to be just a guy that runs this DJ business out of his house, but that makes me a bit nervous. How did you go about selecting your DJ and knowing they’d be good without hearing them at an event first?
Post # 3
We’re looking at DJs too. Something that was important to us is that the DJ has a back-up plan in place in case of some unfortunate event – either with equipment or with himself/herself personally.
In our case, we’ve settled on a reputable local company because we felt that it was worth it for the price (though they aren’t the MOST expensive nor the LEAST expensive) to know that they’ve got things covered. They’ve been in the business over 30 years. That told us something important about how they do business and we know that they won’t let us down.
I hope that helps. It is most important to go with who you feel comfortable giving your business to and putting your trust in.
Post # 4
Many DJ and other wedding professionals run their business out of their home. Larger DJ companies have studios, mainly to storage all their equipment.
The two most important things a DJ should be able to provide is:
1) Insurance – some vendors required DJ’s to have insurance
2) and a back up DJ.
Also, if you’re interested in the software, you can ask them to do a quick demo for you and show you how he uses his software, and a demo on how quickly he can pull up music (if any were requested, etc).