7 Questions Most Brides Never Ask A Wedding DJ
You’re engaged and suddenly faced with planning the biggest party of your life, your wedding reception. You will likely want a Wedding DJ for your reception and chances are you’ve never hired a one before. So you turn to Google and begin researching top questions to ask when hiring a Wedding DJ. You will find many sites that list “Top Questions” to ask, similar to the one pictured. So what is wrong with asking these questions? Absolutely nothing! But look over the list again and ask yourself, will the answer to any of these questions make my reception feel exciting, as well as sentimental, and fun for everyone? Probably not. So, Knoxville Wedding DJ Patrick Durham and Wedding Entertainment Director® Michael Durham of PatrickMichael Weddings put together a list of 7 additional questions to ask every DJ you interview. These answers could potentially affect your wedding reception experience.
7 Important Questions Most Brides Never Ask A Wedding DJ
1. How will you work with me to make my wedding day special?
An experienced Wedding DJ should offer in-person planning, timeline design assistance, proper Master of Ceremony services, planning forms for personalization, and reception direction services to ensure your style shines on wedding day.
2. Where can I see examples of your work?
A competent Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies will be able to provide you with video footage, scripting, and timelines from recent events, as well as references and feedback surveys from previous couples.
3. When was your most recent professional development training or workshop?
A credible professional Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies embraces continuous training to improve their skills and hone their craft. Ask them for proof.
4. What professional certifications have you earned?
There is only one nationally recognized professional certification for Wedding DJs, the Wedding Entertainment Director® certification awarded by the WED® Guild.
5. What is your company’s written guarantee?
To protect your interests, a written agreement should include (as a minimum) the name of the designated DJ/Master of Ceremonies who will perform at your event. We include a money back guarantee included as well.
6. How many weddings do you serve each year? Each month? Each week? Each day?
Incredibly fun wedding receptions don’t just happen, it takes planning and preparation. A dependable professional will manage their schedule to allow for time to properly plan and prepare for your event. We focus on quality vs. quantity, allowing us to deliver the very best results possible for your wedding day.
7. Why are you a Wedding DJ?
Answers will vary so listen carefully to what they say. We would love to share our answers with you, just ask.
Listen carefully to their answers, not just to what they say, but how they say it. Is the DJ well spoken? Is their voice pleasant? Does their voice sound like someone you would give a microphone to in front of your family and guests? These qualities will have a dramatic effect on your wedding reception and are often overlooked by couples when searching for a Wedding DJ. We hope you find our list of questions beneficial in your search for the right DJ for your wedding reception. Quite often, a DJ is hired based on price alone, please consider what you are getting for the money you spend. Your Wedding DJ will be the only wedding professional that will interact with everyone attending your wedding and reception. You may be better served spending a few more dollars on your DJ and a few less dollars somewhere else.