But that's not really the type of DJ we want.
We want a DJ that's a little smaller, younger, fresher. Someone who shares our taste in music and our philosophy on DJing (play good music, keep your mouth shut).
I found a DJ through my photographer's blog, and after extensively scouring their website, I decided to contact them.
Tonight, Ryan and I will hold our initial consultation over the phone (they usually do them in Chicago, but it might be a while before we're back in that area). Here is a list of questions I've compiled that one should ask a prospective DJ...
- Will we be able to meet with our chosen DJ before the wedding?
- How long has your company been in business?
- Have you played at our reception site before?
- Does your company focus primarily on weddings?
- How would you describe your M.C. style?
- Do you have flashy lights or disco balls?
- What happens if our DJ is sick?
- Does the cocktail hour cost extra?
- May we provide our DJ with a "play" and "do not play" list?
- Is set-up and tear-down time included in the cost?
- Do you bring backup equipment with you to the reception?
- Does the DJ require a meal?
- Will the DJ self-promote with banners or business cards?
Or else you run the risk of ending up with this guy...