Wedding DJ Questions - Boss Playa Productions

Questions you should ask a Wedding DJ before hiring

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Why you should be asking a wedding DJ these questions before hiring

Wedding DJ Questions

Whether you decide to book a DJ will be a major component to Your wedding reception. Not only will the music set the right tone and create the atmosphere you're going for, but the wedding DJ will also help gracefully keep the timeline of events flowing smoothly from one moment to the other. The best DJs are booked well in advance, so be sure to act quickly. To get you started, we've put together a list of questions that will help you evaluate a good wedding DJ that fits your special day vs. a bad one.

Tip: We recommend printing out this list of questions and bringing it with you to an in person meeting with the DJ company!

The Basics + DJ/Emcee and Business History 

  • Is my wedding date available?
  • How long have you been in business?
  • How long have you been performing as a DJ/Emcee?
  • How many weddings have you done?
  • How many weddings do you do on average per month?
  • Do you perform at more than one event in a day?
  • Will you be the DJ/Emcee at our wedding?
  • Have you done events at my wedding venue?
  • What sets you apart from your competition?
  • Are there any other services that you provide, such as lighting design or a photobooth?
  • Can you provide me with recent couples whom I can contact for references?

See More: Wedding Checklist - The ultimate guide to planning your big day

The Music

  • Do you have a CD of your music or a video from a prior wedding where you performed?
  • Can you assist me in choosing the music for my processional, recessional, father-daughter dance, etc.?
  • How extensive is your music library or song list? What genres can you cover?
  • How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?
  • Are we guaranteed to have the DJ of our choice at our event?
  • If the DJ scheduled for my event becomes unable to perform for some reason, do you have a backup DJ ready to go?
  • Do you take any breaks? If so, what music will be provided during the breaks?
  • Do you act as the "Emcee" and make all of the announcements?
  • How would you define your "style" when making announcements?
  • What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?
  • Do you take requests from our guests?
  • Can we submit a "Do Not Play" list?

Pricing and Payment: Payment Options - Boss Playa Productions

  • What is included in the cost of my event?
  • When will I receive a written contract?
  • How much would you charge for overtime?
  • Do you offer a payment plan?
  • Are you insured?
  • What is your refund/cancellation policy?
  • Does this include setup and breakdown between ceremony and reception locations?
  • Are there any additional fees that could accrue that I am not taking into account, like travel expenses or charges for special musical requests?
  • How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due?
  • How far in advance do I need to book you?
  • What information do you need from me before the wedding day?

See More: Choosing The Best DJ: Quality vs. Cost

Logistics:

  • Can you provide wireless microphones for the ceremony and reception?
  • How much time will you need for setup, sound check and breakdown on the day of the event?
  • Does any of your equipment require special electrical outlets that I need to inform my wedding site about?
  • Do you bring backup equipment?
  • How much time will you need for setup, sound check and breakdown on the day of the event?
  • What time will you arrive at the site?
  • What kind of space or stage do you require for the DJ? If my site doesn't provide it, will you make arrangements for the stage or am I responsible for renting it?
  • Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?
  • Will we meet again before the wedding?
  • When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?
  • What will you wear to our wedding?
  • Do you and your team require a meal?
  • What is your policy on alcohol or smoking during the wedding?

 

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