You decided to choose a wedding DJ, that’s awesome! Your wedding entertainment is one of the ways to make sure you and your guests have an amazing time at your wedding. Since a wedding is a party after all! If you want people having a dance party on the floor, or having great accompanying music for your reception, a wedding DJ is a great option.
But the most important task is making sure that you’re choosing the right DJ for you and your wedding. A wedding DJ is more than just pushing the “play” button on an iPod, you’ll want to have a professional DJ playing on your big day!
Although choosing a DJ for your wedding can be a challenging task on your to-do list, we have added some questions to ask, making it easier for you to choose the right DJ for your wedding!
A great question to ask your wedding DJ is if they have played at our venue before because they will know how the sound at your venue since they’ve done it before! If they haven’t worked at your venue before, maybe ask if they would like to visit before the wedding so they are prepared beforehand.
At Impact DJ, we have a list of venues that we know and play for often!
You should choose a DJ who aligns with your music style and personality. The majority of the songs on the song list they play for your wedding should include ones you and your guests will enjoy.
Even professional DJs need a backup plan! If they are sick on the day of the wedding, something goes wrong, equipment doesn’t work, what is your DJ’s backup plan?
Although it isn’t very common, accidents do happen and it is important to make sure that your DJ knows that and has it covered if there is one.
Make sure you get this! If you want to know what your wedding DJ will be playing the day of and for each part of your wedding, ask them for a master list or itinerary.
At Impact DJ, we have a Song Suggestions list if you’re not sure which songs to play for certain parts of your day.
Many different DJ companies offer different services like a photo booth, special light shows, centrepiece games and other add ons to entertain your guests and make your wedding as fun as possible! Ask which ones they offer, sometimes packages can be cheaper with add ons (and who doesn’t like a photo booth!).
You want to make sure your wedding DJ is focused on one thing and one thing only, your wedding. This helps with the worry of last-minute cancellations, or not being completely prepared for your big day. A DJ who specializes in weddings works a lot of them, so they need to be organized and flexible!
If family or friends come up to your wedding DJ and ask for a song request, ask how they handle this request or if they offer it. Some DJs have a certain list that you can put together to request songs off of. For example, our Song Request List at Impact DJ!
Make sure you have a contract involved with your DJ and all of the deliverables are clearly written and understood by both parties! All of these questions (and more) will be outlined in the contract, making sure that you and your DJ are on the same page. One less thing to worry about!
This isn’t a common question couples think of asking their wedding DJ, but it can be an important one for you! If your DJ shows up in the wrong attire it can make your wedding a bit awkward. You wouldn’t want someone to show up to a ballroom in jeans and a tank top!
Knowing your DJ’s cancellation policy is important. This will also be outlined in the contract you have signed with your DJ.
Hiring and choosing a wedding DJ is a huge decision and makes an impact on your big day. Having the right entertainment and atmosphere can make or break your wedding, so make sure that you don’t choose your cousin’s friend, but a professional wedding DJ company who will make your day exactly what you want it to be, like Impact DJ!
Your guests will leave your event with fun memories that will last a lifetime! Request a quote for your wedding today.