(Closed) Advice for interviewing/finding DJ’s – Help!

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Definitely ask if you can come to an event, ask if there are any recent brides you can talk to as well.

Ask them about how many years experience they have, their equipment, how they get the crowd excited, how they keep them going. What do they do if they run into any technical issues, i.e. the microphone not working, music not playing, blown speakers, etc.  And how do they make sure to stick to your timeline and music list.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Word of mouth and past bride’s reviews.  Make sure you can talk to some of the past brides and see how they felt about it. 

Post # 5
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Wannabee

I would start by calling around (DJ’s in phone book or internet)  A good DJ is able to be the Master of Ceremonies at your wedding.  This means that he will be able to keep things flowing while you fully enjoy your big day.  Make sure they are enthusiastic and frinedly.  You can usually tell if they are passionate about being a DJ by talking to them on the phone or meeting in person.  A good dj will Do the introductions and all announcing at your wedding, will have lights, will have a good sound system, wireless mic for toast, and will know how to get your guest on the dance floor.  Ask the dj to explain how he does his weddings and make sure yours is personalized and not like eveyone elses.  Most DJ’s will let you pick the music for intros, first dance, cake, etc and will generalize with you for dinner and dancing music.  You can ask the DJ if they take request, and the answer should be yes unless your guests ask for something CRAZY!!  Most events that mobile djs do are private events, however you should be able to peek your head into a more laid back event that the DJ has in the future.  Some DJ’s have Demo videos.  The DJ you’ll be looking for will be Professional and someone you can trust on doing a good job.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

my dj did non-wedding gigs too so i actually went to a club to hear him play. others provided me with samples of their mixing or invited me to listen to their gigs as well. hope that helps.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Your other wedding vendors might have DJ recommendations for you too.  We’ve been to several wedding open houses (at various vendors – usually reception locations).  There is always a DJ there and its a great way to see them in action.  Good luck!

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