Now that you have decided to have a DJ at your wedding, now you need to know where to look and what to look for! Although it may seem simple to find a DJ for your wedding, there are a few things you need to know or consider beforehand. For example, you wouldn’t want to hire a DJ who has a different music taste than what you’re looking for, or hire a DJ who may or may not show up to your wedding!
That is why we have put together a short list of tips for finding the perfect DJ, in hopes that you and your partner can sleep a little easier planning the rest of your wedding!
The best thing you can do before you start contacting DJs is to know a little bit about what you want. Having a list of things you want in a DJ can help narrow down your search from a long list to get through, to a couple to get quotes from. This will save you time, stress, and money, so make sure before you go any farther, write down your music preferences, budget, if you want activities (etc.).
So you’ve made a list of things you want in your wedding DJ, now onto the exciting part, finding your perfect DJ! Although you can do a quick Google or Instagram search and find thousands of DJs online, we recommend looking where the professionals are. Below are some sites that you can look for different types of wedding services, including DJs! Here you can see reviews, photos, packages and more, giving you an easier way to look for your perfect wedding DJ.
Friends and family can also be great for recommending a DJ for your wedding, but be careful of going with someone you know. You may have a friend, cousin, or someone you know who is a DJ so you automatically go with them, or you feel guilty and choose them instead.
If they are perfect for your wedding, that’s great! But make sure that if you decide this, you are not letting the relationship be the decision-maker but instead their qualifications. Friend or not, having a contract that specifically spells out your obligations and theirs is a must! If they have your best interest in mind, they won’t hesitate to make you feel as comfortable as possible!
You found a DJ or two that you like, do some digging! Make sure you check them out on social media as well, since a lot of their events will most likely be posted there. See if there are any recent reviews, what their personality is, how they treat weddings online (are they posting inappropriate photos on Instagram etc.).
If you happen to see a DJ at a friend or family’s wedding or event you attended, reach out to the host after the event and ask about who they hired!
Contacts, contracts, contracts! Don’t make any plans until you have a signed contract with your DJ. This makes sure all of the deliverables are clearly written and understood by both parties. All of your questions (and more) will be outlined in the contract, making sure that you and your DJ are on the same page, giving you one less thing to worry about!
As we said earlier, your wedding is all about you and your partner, and the music played at your wedding needs to reflect that! Your DJ’s music taste should align with your personality and music style, asking them what their music taste is and what types of music they enjoy playing at weddings is a great way to know if they are the right DJ for you!
A tip to keep you less stressed, ask your DJ for a master playlist or itinerary before your wedding so you can both be on the same page!
Now that you have contacted them, there are some questions you will want to ask in the conversation that goes on between you and the DJ. These include questions about the venue, the date, contracts, packages, backup plans and more!
For a list of questions to help with your conversation, check out our other post “11 Questions to Ask Your DJ”. These questions will make you feel better and informed about your DJ, and ultimately if they are the perfect DJ for your wedding!
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, make sure that you choose a professional wedding DJ 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.