(Closed) Questions for a DJ

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Here is a list of questions I found to ask. If you do a google search there is a lot of options but this is one of the best that I found!



    • Will you personally be the DJ for our reception?

    • If the answer is no: When can we meet the DJ who will work at my reception so I can see if I feel comfortable with that person/ see if we are on the same wavelength?

    • If you are not talking to the disc jockey, also ask: If the disc jockey we want no longer works for your company when our wedding comes up, what will you do?

  • If you are talking to the disc jockey that will work at your reception: Do you DJ full-time?

  • What do you do the rest of the week?

  • What kind of experience, background, and education do you have?

  • Have you received any formal classroom training as a disc jockey?

  • How long have you been a disc jockey, and how many weddings have you performed at?

  • Have you handled events of my type and size before?


    • What are the reasons you think we should hire you?

    • Do you also Emcee the reception?

    • How many consultations do you provide in your package prices?

    • Do you provide an entertainment planner?

    • Do you come to my home or business to go over the entertainment planner?

    • Do you carry liability insurance?

    • Are you a member of your local Chamber of Commerce or BBB?

    • If in Canada, is your business registered with the Audio Video Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA) to legally play re-recorded music?

    • What time do you arrive to setup your equipment?

    • Hours of service:

    • Do you wear a suit and tie?

    • How many songs do you have in your library?

  • What format is your music in? (i.e. records, cassettes, CD)

  •   Do you provide cocktail/ dinner music?


    • Do you provide a wireless microphone for speeches?

    • Do you bring backup equipment with you?

    • Are basic effects lighting included?

    • Do you offer lighting and sound upgrades?

    • How many people will cover the event?

    • Is a deposit required? If so, how much?

    • When is the deposit due?

    • May I make partial payments?

    • When is the final payment due?

    • Is gratuity included in the price?

    • If not, what is the percentage of the service charge?

    • What percentage are the taxes?

    • What is the overtime charge?

    • Are there any additional charges not mentioned? (i.e. travel)

    • Do you provide a written contract and guarantee?

    • What are the refunds/cancellation terms?

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