FINDING THE BEST DJ
MY TIPS WHEN HIRING ENTERTAINMENT
When it comes to your wedding, there are a lot of important decisions to make. One of those decisions is who will be DJing your big day. It’s important to do your research and find the right DJ for you. If you’re getting married in Maine, then you’re in luck – there are plenty of great DJs to choose from. But how do you know which one is right for you? Here are three key things to keep in mind when looking for your wedding entertainment.
1. Make sure they have experience.
Weddings are a lot of work. From the venue to the food, every detail must be carefully planned in order to create a perfect day. But perhaps the most important detail of all is the music. After all, what’s a wedding reception without a little bit of dancing? That’s why it’s crucial to choose a DJ who has experience with weddings. An experienced DJ will know how to keep the crowd entertained and make announcements in a professional manner. They’ll also have a music library that is sure to get everyone out on the dance floor.
An experienced DJ will have the music knowledge to make sure your wedding soundtrack is unique for your reception and not filled with generic (or cheesy) wedding songs. So if you want your wedding reception to be a truly memorable event, be sure to choose a DJ with plenty of experience. After all, the right DJ can make or break your reception.
2. Choose someone who is professional.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so you want everything to be perfect. That includes the music, which in our mind, is one of the most important aspects of the reception. When you’re looking for a DJ, be sure to choose someone who is professional and takes their work seriously. Ask for examples of their work. Someone who is serious about their work will have photos, videos, and audio mixes to share with you.
A professional DJ will show up on time and be prepared with all the equipment they need. In addition to having what is needed, a true professional will travel with backup equipment in case something goes wrong.
Have you been to a wedding where the DJ is wearing shorts and a t-shirt? A professional DJ will dress appropriately, have a tidy DJ booth, and do their part to make your reception a success.
Do your research and interview multiple DJs before making your final decision. Make sure that they are professional and courteous, and that they will play the music that you want. You don’t want someone who is going to show up late or play the wrong music because they aren’t prepared. With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that your wedding reception is a night to remember.
3. Find out what their fees are upfront.
Hiring a DJ can be a great way to add excitement to your event. However, it is important to be aware of the potential cost. Be sure to ask about the DJ’s fees upfront so that you can budget accordingly. It is also a good idea to get a contract in writing so that there are no surprises later on. Like most products or services that you buy the adage, “you get what you pay for,” often rings true. Pricing for a Maine wedding DJ can vary from $1,500 to $5,000.
When gathering quotes from DJs be sure to ask detailed questions about the services included. Find out what makes a $5,000 DJ different from a $1,500 DJ. From there it is up to you to determine the value you are placing on a great party. Typically, more expensive DJs are bringing nicer equipment, more years of experience, better mixing ability, and a strong skill-set when it comes to keeping the dance floor full which will offer a better overall experience with planning and communication.
By being prepared, you can ensure that your event is a success without breaking the bank.
When you’re looking for a wedding DJ, there are a lot of factors to consider. But if you keep these three things in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect DJ for your Maine wedding. With the right music, your reception will be a truly memorable event. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I’ve been a professional, full-time DJ for the past 15 years and have thousands of events to draw on for experience. Based in the greater Portland, Maine region, I’ve become a household name for many venues, planners, and wedding professionals as the preferred DJ of choice. If you’d like to discuss your wedding reception in greater detail please head over to the contact page and get in touch (or simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page).
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