Looking for the right DJ these days can be a challenge! RIGHT?! There are so many people out there calling themselves a "DJ" just because they have a nice pair of speakers and a Macbook. Well! How SHOULD you find the right DJ? (Is it even possible?!) We made it simple and easy for you. Assuming you're making calls to some of the DJs in your area (hopefully us too!), here are the 16 questions to ask your prospective DJ. These 16 questions were written by Sue Mel, an experienced wedding DJ at our hometown of Chicago. We recommend you to print this out before making the calls!
16 Questions to ask a DJ:
MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: Exactly WHO will be my DJ? And can I have that guarantee in writing?
Are you a solo-operator, or do you run multiple systems?
How much time do you spend planning with us?
Will "MY" DJ be the one doing the planning with us? Or someone else?
How will you personalize our reception throughout the night?
How will you involve our guests?
How much experience do you have entertaining at my type of event?
How much is the reservation fee and is it refundable?
Do you use a written contract?
Are there any additional fees?
Do you carry liability insurance?
Where do you get your new music? Do you download your music? From where?
What kind of equipment do you use?
What kind of backup do you use?
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
Last, but not least, can I MEET you / my DJ IN PERSON?