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35 questions to ask your wedding DJ

35 questions to ask your wedding DJ

You and your wedding guests look forward to dancing the night away. Music can make or break your big day, so it is important to choose your DJ wisely. To guide you, we put together a list of questions to ask potential DJs.

  1. Is the DJ available on the date you need them?

  2. How long have they been in business?

  3. How many events/weddings have they provided music for per year?

  4. Are weddings their main events or do they play at other events or clubs?

  5. Do they have another event the same day or weekend?

  6. How much time does the DJ need to setup and take down?

  7. How long does the DJ play music?

  8. What equipment do they use?

  9. Do they have back up plan if their equipment doesn’t work when your reception starts?

  10. Do they offer other services such as video screens for a slideshow and lighting?

  11. What type of equipment does the DJ need the venue to provide?

  12. Has the DJ worked at your venue in the past? If not, will the DJ coordinate their needs with the venue?

  13. How extensive is their music collection?

  14. What type of music genre do they have?

  15. How do they keep their music collection current?

  16. How does the DJ help you customize your song list?

  17. Can you provide your own playlist and a “do not” playlist?

  18. Can they accommodate special song requests from guests?

  19. How do they get your guests dancing and excited?

  20. Can they give you a sample demo CD of songs from a previous wedding?

  21. Does the DJ take breaks? If so, what happens during this time?

  22. Can the DJ act as an emcee announcing the wedding party, bouquet toss, first dance and other announcements?

  23. What do they wear?

  24. Do they offer pricing packages?

  25. Is breakdown and set up included in the cost?

  26. What is the charge to play overtime?

  27. What is the total cost and what is required for a deposit?

  28. Do they offer payment plans?

  29. What type of payment can they take – cash, check, credit card?

  30. What it their cancellation policy?

  31. Do they require you to provide a meal?

  32. Does the DJ have insurance coverage?

  33. Can the DJ provide references?

  34. How far in advance do you need to book the DJ?

  35. When does the DJ need your final payment?

Thanks! Schiller Chicago DJs! Hopefully you find the Perfect DJ for your event with these Questions!


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