Post # 1
Just starting to research and contact DJs and I’m already overwhelmed (it was originally the fiance’s job, but he got so stressed by it that he had to pass it on to me…). What are important questions I need to ask my DJ before setting up a meeting? At the meeting itself?
For anyone who has already had their wedding – what do you WISH you had asked of your DJ before hiring them or before the wedding?
I’m just so unsure where I am supposed to go with all of this info!
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Post # 4
I second Miss Fondue’s vendor worksheets! I used the DJ one the most, actually.
Post # 5
Adding to that fabulous list, I would add a sub question to the backup equipment. If they dont plan on bringing any you should ask them if they have access to backups just in case. I have a lot of experience with DJ’s, my FH being one, and the stuff is really expensive so we dont have any extra, but we have access to extra boards, cords, amps, and such if we need them. Also, make sure to get a timeline from them for set up and takedown of all their stuff…On a side note, make sure they have gound lifts. they are cheap, but sometimes people dont have them. Basically if you hear that annoying hum they need a ground lift. you plug it into the wall and then plug the board into the lift. easy fix that gets rid of the hum:)
Post # 6
back up equipment doesn’t do any good if they have “access” to it… what good will that do if at your reception the amp dies,,,, “oh wait, we can get one from a friend, I’ll call him”…. if you ask your DJ about back-up, make sure they have it with them.
Not even,,,,,”we have a tech on call who can bring anything we need, just in case”… how long will that take? what will be going on while you wait for the tech.
No, make sure they carry it with them.
Don’t ask a DJ if you can go see them at a wedding, would you want some stranger at your wedding checking out the DJ, maybe even trying to talk to him asking questions?
and what if the wedding you are at is a big C&W wedding and you hate C&W.
A professional DJ… full ime, years in business, not the cheapest, will make sure your day runs smooth,,, isn’t that what you want?