What should a couple be looking for in a Wedding DJ?
I think above all else, look for style, personality and the vibe. Your DJ is going to help set the tone of the evening. That means that style and personality do matter. One thing you can do is instead of just getting a quote via email, meet with your DJ to go over your vibe, music styles and needs. You want to ensure that they have the right style and personality not only to match you and your fiancé, but to also manage your reception.
If you have never seen a particular wedding DJ in action, how would you know you are a making the right choice?
This is such a tough thing for a couple to know. You’ve never planned a wedding, you’ve never hired a DJ and you may not have ever seen a DJ before, so how in the world are you supposed to know this! Even without a list of things or suggestions, GO WITH YOUR GUT! Look for little things such as:
- Correspondence – What it is like corresponding with them? From the time you call or email them. Are they responding to you quick enough? Are they excited to speak with you? Does it seem like they love what they do?
- Do your Homework – STALK THEM! I cannot even imagine planning a wedding 50 years ago… without social media, the internet and pinterest! But we have the opportunity now to get more information than ever before even speaking with someone on the phone. What do other brides say about them on WeddingWire.com and TheKnot.com? Do they have google or Facebook Reviews? What do those say? Are they genuine reviews or just like… yup they showed up, DJed and Rocked it? Look on their social media accounts, what are they posting? Can you connect or relate with that?
- Ask for Referrals! If you are at a venue or in a meeting with your photography [cough cough Belinda] – ask them who they refer or better yet… say, “Hey I was thinking about contacting Our DJ Rocks as my DJ, what is your experience with them?”
What sets your company a part from others? What do you do differently?
We offer DJ and MC services for not only your reception, but your cocktail hour and ceremony as well. In addition to DJ services, we can also create custom packages that include uplighting for your reception and a photo booth!