You wouldn’t hire just anyone to cater your wedding dinner or take your wedding photos. You likely want to be personally familiar with their work or least read through their customer reviews!
Same goes for wedding entertainment! Up front you know that your wedding DJ will impact your entire reception, that’s why it’s even more important to hire a company with a proven track record. Since your DJ is responsible for providing the fun (and keeping the night on time), it makes sense to hire a company you can trust.
As you begin your search for a reputable and experienced wedding DJ, follow this 11-point checklist to help you make your decision:
1. Hire a DJ from a full-time company with a full-time staff.
Professional companies will answer the phone when you call and will be there to guide you through your entire planning process. That way, you’re never left in the dark.
2. Office Location
Hire a company that has a physical office location. There are a lot of “basement DJs” that are “here today and gone tomorrow” (often with your deposit in hand!). The Better Business Bureau suggests that you should only hire companies with a physical office presence. That’s good advice.
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3. Hundreds of brides recommend the company’s services.
Can the company show you written evidence of happy clients? Has the company won any awards? Ask to speak with past clients and then actually call them!
4. Preferred Vendor
Wedding professionals regularly see DJs in action and they know who the best company’s are. Ask them who they would endorse.
5. Hire an established company with a successful track record
Find out how long the company has been in business. Most new companies fold in the first two years. A DJ should have a minimum of three to five years of wedding experience. Check to see if his company has a professional website with meaningful content that is intended to educate visitors about their services. Also, make sure the company hold any necessary business licenses, is fully insured and offers a written contract.