Q: How soon before my wedding/party should I book my DJ?
A: The best time is as soon as you have confirmed your date. Remember, booking a DJ is like booking catering, a hall or photographer.
Q: Who selects the music for my wedding/party?
A: We always ask clients for a list of their favorite songs, bands and genres, and for a list of "must plays" and "do not plays." We base the evening's music around your tastes, and requests from the guests, considering the age range of the guests and other factors which we can discuss in more detail vis your prefered method of contact. If you need help picking specific songs, we are more than happy to consult with you.
Q: Can you do the announcements at the wedding?
A: We are happy to do announcements at the wedding! Our style is to do the announcements as we arrange beforehand, in a friendly, professional manner, and to get on the mic only when needed. We do not get on the microphone to plug our website or try to goad people into dancing. The day is about you, and your guests, having a good time and celebrating a happy event. Our job is to facilitate a smooth reception and a successful party, not to draw attention to ourselves.
Q: Where should you set up your DJ equipment?
A: The best place is in front of the dance floor. It is best not to have any tables between the DJ and the dance floor, or the guests sitting in between will probably be complaining all night. Remember, the further away the DJ is from the dance floor, the louder the music must be.
Please bear in mind that it takes about an hour to set up the equipment. Moving it from one room to another during the reception is usually not possible.
Q: Are we responsible for providing the DJ with a meal?
A: If you will not be providing them with a meal, it would be considerate to tell them in advance so they can make other arrangements. Remember, your service providers (DJ's, photographers, videographers, etc) put in a long day and the only opportunity they will have to eat is at dinner.
Q: Should I tip the DJ?
A: Whether you do or not is entirely up to you. Its a nice way of letting them know you think he did a good job. The amount of the tip is also up to you.
Q: What do you wear to a wedding?
A: We generally wear black or dark gray trousers and a shirt (without tie) to weddings. Bear in mind that we may not yet be dressed in this when loading in the equipment.
Q: What time to you arrive to set up?
A: We plan to arrive one hour before the start time, in order to be set up and dressed when the event begins. Please bear in mind that some hotels and venues might require us to arrive even earlier in order to get into the space before guests arrive. This is important because that time must be considered when setting a start time. For example, if you want us to actually start playing music at 6pm, but we need to arrive and load in to the space at 4pm.
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