Weddings can be a lot of fun with the right planning. If you want your wedding reception to be lively and engaging, you first need to secure some great music. A wedding DJ can provide the music you need to have a party and dance all night. Here are the four steps you'll need to follow when you're ready to hire a DJ for an event.
1. Look for recommendations.
Most people who plan their own weddings are doing it for the first time, which means they're unlikely to have a trusted DJ on speed dial. Fortunately, you can take advantage of other people's knowledge and experiences. If you have friends or acquaintances who recently had a wedding, ask them which DJ they chose. Getting recommendations from trusted sources can help you narrow down your search so that you can find the perfect DJ faster.
2. Meet with your DJ.
Once you have a DJ in mind, you'll need to find out their availability via phone or email. If they are free on the day of your event, you should schedule a meeting before the big day. Meeting with the DJ in person can allow you to get a feel for their personality and style face to face. You can ask questions about their equipment and musical style. You can also share your own musical goals for the event. Having a frank discussion about your expectations for the reception music can help your DJ better serve you.
3. Pay a deposit.
Many wedding vendors will ask for a deposit before your wedding day. The amount of the deposit varies, but you can expect to pay a percentage of the total cost of the service. Giving your DJ a deposit guarantees their availability. Make sure to pay your deposit on time to avoid losing your DJ.
4. Give the DJ your music selections.
People hire DJs for their musical taste and turntable spinning expertise. They will put together a playlist of hit songs that will keep the party going throughout your wedding reception. However, some couples have special requests. If you have a favorite band or album, you can absolutely ask your DJ to play it during the reception. Make a list of all your musical requests and give it to your DJ. Send your requests as early as possible so that your DJ will have time to work the songs into their wedding playlist.
To learn more, contact a reception DJ.