Now your ready to get your Disc Jockey for your wedding reception's music and entertainment and you are ready to talk to him. Hoping did not make your DJ selection the last thing on your" to do list". Bad mistake.
First you should have some idea as to how you would like your event to go.
1. How are the bridal party and couple going to be announced?
2. Are you going to do any of the traditional wedding dances,Mother/Son, Father/Daughter or maybe dance with the grandparents and of course the bride and groom's first dance.
3. What kind of budget do you have in mind allocated for music and entertainment?
4. Do you want the Disc Jockey to be interactive or low key or somewhere in between?
5. Will you be doing anything special that the DJ needs to know? Dance routines are the craze now.
6. Does the DJ have a contract, questionnaire and time lines that they use?
7. Do you need a DJ for the ceremony for microphones and music?
8. Is the wedding ceremony at the same place as the reception?
9. Do you have an idea about the types of music you want played and the bigger question what music do you not want played? Will the DJ take requests from your guests and honor your no play list?
10. Will you be doing the bouquet toss, garter toss, dollar dance or some other activity or none of these?
These 10 suggestions should get you thinking and you certainly can come up with more of your own. Jot these down on paper so you are ready to begin to talk to your Disc Jockey. Just don't start with, "How much do you charge?" Purchasing a service is not like buying a pair of Levi jeans. You can call stores and check what Levi jeans cost because 501 is the same in every store, so price becomes a factor, not so with DJs. Service and cost can be all over the place. A professional DJ custom tailor's your event to what it is that you want and can afford. Price is important but it is not the only thing to consider. One size doesn't fit all. Good luck with that pair of Levi's.