Want a DJ for your Wedding? Use this DJ Checklist!

Planning a wedding is extensive and exhausting. There are things that need to be considered that you did not realize would be a point of concern until you were presented with a situation that needed your attention. There are checklists available that can help remind you of things your need to do next, make decisions, present you with options you hadn’t considered before and even help you hire a professional.

Hiring a professional is where I can help you. I am a DJ and I am going to give you advice on how to interview, choose and ultimately hire a profession like me. The following blog is filled with information, a checklist and other information to help assist you in hiring the right DJ for you.

 

  • Is my date available?  Date: _______________

  • How long have you been in business?  Years: ______ Months: ______

  • How many weddings did you do last year?  # _______

  • Do you have liability insurance?  Y / N

  • Can you provide a few references?

    • Name: _________________________
      Phone #: _______________________
      Type of event: ___________________

    • Name: _________________________
      Phone #: _______________________
      Type of event: ___________________

    • Name: _________________________
      Phone #: _______________________
      Type of event: ___________________

  • What makes you different from your competitors?

  • What is included in the cost of your services?

    • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • What is the backup plan should something happen to the DJ?

  • Is it you practice to setup with signs or banners? Signs could prove to be a distraction.

  • How will the DJ be dressed at my wedding?

    • __________________________________________________________________

  • Who will be the actual DJ at my wedding and how long have they been a DJ?

    • __________________________________________________________________

  • Will the DJ be the MC? Y / N Has the DJ done so before? Y / N

  • How many events have you DJ’d before and what kinds have done?

    • # ______

  • Will you provide a microphone for toasts and announcements? Y / N

  • Do you have a cordless microphone? Y / N

  • What do you require for setup? (Power source? Table & linen? Shade? Stage?)

    • __________________________________________________________________

  • What type of equipment do you use? Do you have backup gear?

    • __________________________________________________________________

  • Do you provide lighting? Y / N

  • How many breaks will you require?

    • # ____

  • Will there be background music for our breaks? Y / N

  • Can you provide me with a sample playlist for a typical wedding?

  • Do you have a list of songs that I can pick and choose from?

  • Will music be played during cocktail hour and/or dinner? Y / N

  • Can I be involved in music selection for my wedding? Y / N

  • Can my guests make song requests? Y / N

  • Are you willing to accept a “DO NOT PLAY” list? Y / N

  • What would you do to motivate my guest if no one is dancing?

    • __________________________________________________________________

  • Will you require a meal? Y / N

  • How much do charge for overtime should my event run late?

    • $ ______

  • What method of payment do you accept?

    • __________________________________________________________________

  • Do you require a deposit to hold my date? Y / N

  • When is the final payment due?

    • Date: __________________

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • Can I see a copy of your contract? Never sign a contract without reading it first!

  • Do you charge for travel? Y / N

  • Do you have a surcharge? Y / N

Assuming that you have completed the provided checklist and asked all the questions you could think of, here is a small list of questions you should ask yourself?

  • How responsive was the person you were in contact with?

  • Did the contact use professional language?

  • Did the contact answer all your questions without making you feel rushed?

  • Do you feel that the contact gave you his full attention?

  • Did the contact have distracting background noise?

  • Did the contact provide references and did they give positive remarks?

  • Finally, did the contact leave you feeling positive, empowered and in control?


Download the Checklist HERE


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Aaron Escobedo (DJ A Ron)
(801) 731-9688
paul-mitchell@americasweddingdj.com

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