Tips for Getting the Most out of Your DJ

wedding DJ equipment at wedding receptionWedding planning can be exciting, overwhelming, exhilarating and, at times, fun. It can also feel a little crazy at times when you’re trying to get more…more atmosphere, more wedding planning tasks checked off, more for your money. That’s why we’ve put together tips that can help you accomplish all three of these “mores”—at least where your DJ is concerned.

Be aware of the ‘give and take’ when hiring a DJ.

If you want to take advantage of all the perks of hiring a DJ, you need to give to make the most of their services. Give your wedding DJ information such as the numbers of other vendors (so they can coordinate on the day of), name pronunciations, any sound volume restrictions, songs you want and don’t want played. Be careful if your DJ doesn’t ask for this information or do anything with it.

Look for a package deal.

Packaging wedding services more can be helpful in two ways: financially and task organization. It’s more for less financially, as they say. Getting more from your DJ, such as lighting and other entertainment, in a package deal can save you time searching for other vendors that can provide the same services. Don’t be shy to ask about any extras that can be included, or search for companies that offer services that you want packaged.

Choose a DJ that goes the extra mile.

If you want to get the most out of your wedding DJ, search for a DJ that does more than just play music. Ask your wedding DJ about their experience coordinating with other vendors. Quality DJs can coordinate their services with your venue, photographer, videographer, and any other wedding vendors so you can get the most out of your wedding DJ service.

Don’t just hire a wedding DJ.

When emergencies happen, you don’t want to have to search for another DJ or equipment—and you certainly don’t want to pay for more. To get the most out of your DJ, look for a wedding DJ with a back-up plan: another experienced wedding DJ and equipment plan for those ‘just in case’ situations. Hiring a professional with a professional back-up gives you peace of mind—and two wedding DJs for the price of one.

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