Picking The Right DJ For Your Wedding!
One of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding is deciding on the right venders for your event. In my opinion, the vender you decide on to be the Entertainment/DJ for your wedding will ultimately have the deciding factor in whether or not you and your guests have a memorable experience or an unpleasant one. A professional DJ should not only be providing you and your guests with great music but they should also be serving as the night’s MC and coordinator. They should help coordinate the event and make sure announcements are being done in a timely fashion. The best wedding DJs are masters at keeping people informed and keeping the night flowing smoothly so that you as the bride and groom have nothing to worry about.
When deciding on the Entertainment/DJ for your wedding you should really do some research on that vender to make sure they are going to be exactly who they say they are. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your entertainment/DJ:
1. When searching the Internet where do you find them on your search engine?
Companies that are serious about their business will take the time to promote their business so they are easily found on the Internet. This is especially common these days as most companies are found on Google searches and other internet based search engines. Legitimate companies will rank on the first page of every different search engine. They will also have multiple reviews that you can look at. We use Wedding Wire for all our reviews as they have the most trusted review system in the wedding industry!
2. How fast does that company get back to you after inquiring about their services?
A reputable business should always get back to you within 24-48 hours of being contacted. Many companies out there are small one man operations. They most likely have a full time job with DJing being a part-time secondary source of income making them harder to contact and coordinating your event with them. If they don’t get back to you within this time frame it usually means this is what you’ll be dealing with for the remainder of your time leading up to your wedding. We will contact you within 48 hours every time. The only exception to that is on weekends.
3. Will they set up a meeting to go over the details of your event and go over the contract with you?
You should always set up a meeting with the vender you are considering booking. This is a good way to meet your DJ and get to know them a little better. If you can’t set up a face to face meeting then you should have detailed conversations over the phone to discuss the needs you have for your wedding. Nowadays we are even using Skype for brides and grooms that can’t meet us in person at our office. This is also a good time to go over the contract to make sure everything is covered for your event. You should never go with a vender who asks for money to hold a date without signing or even going over a contract. Not having a contract in place tells me that your event is not important enough to them. A contract provides reliability and commitment and also provides piece of mind that your event is in good hands.
4. Who is going to be your DJ for the event?
Some companies have more than one DJ that they can have work an event. When meeting with the vender you select, they should let you know that it might be a different DJ that will actually be at your wedding. If this is the case, you should set up a meeting with that DJ if you feel you want to meet them prior to your wedding. We at RMF Entertainment employ 10 DJs and you are more then welcome to contact your specific DJ anytime you need.
5. How professional is the company you’re looking to hire and how much do they cost?
In my opinion, professionalism, integrity, and pride in ownership are some of the most important attributes a company can possess. The company should be easy to get a hold of, be on time for your meetings and always be willing to help you in your planning process. If the company you talk to spends more time slandering their competition then talking about what they can do for you than all that tells me as a consumer is they aren’t confidant enough to let their reputation speak for itself. No business with high integrity and professionalism should ever slander any other business. Research every company you’re looking into and you can find other reviews and consumers’ experience with that company. I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage you get what you pay for! In many cases this is true when selecting your vender. Some companies have built such a good reputation that their prices are a little more than others. But wouldn’t you want to spend a little more for a company with a great reputation than some other company that has a poor reputation but will save you a couple hundred dollars? I know I would just for the peace of mind.
I hope that this blog will provide some insight for you when deciding which Entertainment/DJ company to go with. They are a lot of great companies out there that do a fantastic job, but there are a lot that will trick you with fast talking to get your money but then not follow through with their promises. Good luck to everyone getting married this year and to those of you who are still trying to find the right company for your wedding day.
Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have. (406) 531-2321.