5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

Music is an important part of a good wedding reception. If you are planning your wedding reception right now then you need to spend some time picking the right wedding DJ for your event. It is really important to pick the right DJ to ensure your wedding music isn’t a disaster. And here are the five questions that will help you pick the right DJ.

(1) Can we meet up before the wedding?

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You really want to pick a wedding DJ that is close to the location where you have the wedding reception. For example, there are plenty of good Hudson Valley wedding entertainment companies to help you out in that area. The reason why you want a local DJ is because you should meet with them before the wedding. A good DJ will want to setup this meeting as well to discuss any possible questions you might have.

(2) What song do you recommend for our first dance?

It is also a good idea to see what ideas your wedding DJ might have for your first dance. An experienced DJ will be able to help you pick the right song that is important to you and which will be easy to dance to as well. If your DJ has no ideas or suggestions to give then he or she probably isn’t the right option for you.

(3) What is your experience?

You also want to ask about their experience as a wedding DJ. You want to find a Hudson Valley DJ who specializes in weddings because this guarantees they know what they are doing. Wedding music has its own genre and you really want someone with tangible experience in working with couples and different types of weddings.

(4) How are you prepared on the wedding day?

It is also a good idea to see what sort of plan of action the DJ has for the wedding day. For example, you want to know what time they would come and start setting things up. This is because you want to know what sort of plan B they have in case something isn’t working.

You might also want to ask about the kind of equipment they have as well. You need to know if they have their own equipment and if they have equipment available in case things don’t work. All this guarantees you have fewer things to stress about on the big day.

(5) What do you charge?

Naturally, you also need to be clear about the price they charge before you make a contract. A good DJ will provide all the expenses up front to guarantee you don’t get any hidden fees to pay after the wedding. So make sure you also talk about these things with your DJ.

You will hear from many vendors that you shouldn’t skimp on their services, but it couldn’t be truer in the case of DJ Entertainment. Considering that your DJ entertainment will bear the responsibility of over 80% of the success of your celebration, you can see why choosing a professional Hudson Valley Wedding DJ is the wisest choice. Don’t cut corners on the most important element that will make your reception an unforgettable and fun experience. Professional rates for Wedding DJ Entertainment range from around $800-$3,500, with the average professional rate being around $1,200. There are less experienced DJs that may charge less, but when you have a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, why take chances?

We can answer the above questions for you and provide you with a great wedding experience. We are an experienced Hudson Valley wedding DJ ready to help you create the best wedding ever! So contact us today and let’s start planning for your big day together!
What questions do you have when talking to your DJ? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you & answer your questions!

Happy Planning!

Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director
Platinum Party Events Entertainment