Things to ask
WHEN HIRING A DJ
There are several important questions you should consider before you make a decision to hire the DJ and I have listed them below. Don’t be afraid to ask and be sure you get answers you are comfortable hearing.
- How much do you charge?
- How many hours?
- What does it include?
- Is there more than one person?
- Will the same person who starts playing at the function finish the function?
- What type of equipment do you use?
- Back-up for music?
- Does he bring a 2nd computer?
- Do you mix music?
- Do you need music for the ceremony?
- Since ITunes and mp3s, everyone is suddenly a DJ. How long have you been doing private functions?
- The DJ at your favorite club plays for one age bracket and are you only having one age bracket at your wedding?
- What music do they have? Is it diverse enough for all your guests?
- Experience cannot be replaced. No website, seminar and app can replace experience. Ask for a list of where he/she has worked.
- Does any facility recommend them to their clients?
- What is the DJ wearing to the event, especially your wedding?
- Have you been to a wedding/event where this DJ has played? Is it the same type of event you’re having?
- Is he/she able to do the announcements professionally?
- What happens if the DJ is ill or has an emergency? Does he/she have a back-up plan?
- What approach does the DJ take towards events? Does he take requests? Does he play them? Does the DJ let people take the microphone and make announcements or sing?
- What type of music does the DJ play during dinner, then dancing?
- Does he/she play for all ages?
- What type of music is his/her library? How many is never really important. Most functions a DJ plays less than 100 songs. The number of songs might be an indication of the variety, but maybe not.