I know this is a karaoke forum but alot of KJ's also DJ so today I read this as I plan on having an excellent DJ for my wedding and since its my day I won't be able to DJ (well I could but I'm not going to)I just thought I would share:
5 Tips for Choosing the Best DJ Posted on: 8.3.2009 11:11:08 AM Posted by Jessie Houlihan
1. Make sure the DJ is willing to download the songs you want played that they donít currently have. Itís your wedding day and you should be able to hear exactly what you want! If youíre having your wedding in Southeast Wisconsin, I highly recommend Andrew Wyosnick and Doug Williams from A&D Entertainment. After a long search, we ended up choosing Doug Williams as the DJ for our wedding because A&D Entertainment offered all of the features we wanted at a great price. Not only will they create a wedding playlist thatís 100% what you want, but theyíre happy to download special requests right on the spot during the wedding! For more information, visit A&D Entertainmentís website at www.ad-djs.com.
2. Check out their sound equipment and make sure itís up to par. First, check with your reception venue to see what type of sound equipment would work best. For a small venue, you may not need a huge set up and youíll want a DJ that has a system that wonít be too loud or take up too much space. If youíre setting up in a large ballroom, you may want a DJ who has additional speakers or subwoofers. A good DJ will have a collection of equipment that can be arranged to suit your needs. For our wedding we wanted a basic sound set up that would work for a medium-sized ballroom, but we also wanted additional subwoofer speakers. A&D Entertainment worked with us to create the perfect package of equipment to keep the music rocking all night long.
3. Everyone has been to a wedding where the guests get out of hand requesting tacky songs and before you know it the music has shifted from songs the bride and groom love to the hokey pokey and the chicken dance. Hey, if thatís what you like, then go for it! But if thatís not what you want at your wedding, than you should be able to nix it. Ultimately, itís your wedding and you should be able to choose what kinds of music you want. Make sure that the DJ you hire is willing to black list the songs you really donít want played. While keeping in mind you want your guests to have fun and be able to request songs they like, create a list of songs that make you cringe and get them to your DJ so they can keep it on hand.
4.The personality of your DJ will set the mood for your reception dance. They are the ones who announce songs and keep the event moving. It is imperative that you like your DJís personality and get along well. So, take the time to get to know the DJs youíre considering and ask for a sample video tape from wedding theyíve done in the past. My fiancť and I searched quite a bit before we settled on Doug at A&D. While it was a combination of factors that fueled our decision, ultimately Dougís personality sealed the deal. Itís like trying on the perfect wedding dress for the first time. When you find a perfect fit that complements your style, youíve just got to get it.
5.Lastly, as with all of your vendors, make sure that you know what youíre getting yourself into. Check your contract and make sure there arenít any hidden charges. Some DJs will charge extra for setting up, travel and accommodations. All of these charges can be reasonable, if youíre aware of them and youíve accounted for them in your wedding budget, but when sprung on you the day of the wedding they arenít very pleasant. So, check the fine print and make sure you know exactly what youíre getting.
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