Don’t feel obliged to use the ‘in-house’ DJ or Sound System at your wedding venue. Some venues offer this in their package but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best DJ for the job. Shop around! Look for recommendations, or maybe phone a past client. Check the DJ’s website if they have one, if it looks unprofessional, chances are, their performance could be unprofessional, too.
Arrange a meeting with the Wedding DJ before booking them and again before your wedding day. As well as gauging their appearance, you’ll be able to see if they are a good fit. Ask the Wedding DJ for their advice on when to have the first dance, buffet and so on, and remember you’ll need to allow about 90 minutes for the DJ to set up.
Try to avoid being ‘too cool for school’ and remember it’s a party for your guests, too! The best wedding DJs are booked up well in advance so make sure you check availability and book early – don’t risk leaving it until the last minute.
Do you need wireless mics for speeches or special lights? Make sure you get these extras included in any quotes. Use your budget wisely. Good wedding DJs may cost a little extra but will make the entertainment more memorable.