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Brett
Curious July 2020 Saskatchewan

Questions for the Dj.

Brett, on February 3, 2019 at 20:38 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 9
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What are some important questions to ask when searching for a DJ?

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Latest activity by Kelsie, on May 29, 2020 at 12:28
  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
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    We're using Music in Motion Disc Jockey Services! They're from Mississauga I believe.

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  • bride2be
    Beginner August 2021 Ontario
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    Hey, I am also looking for a Polish and English DJ, do you have any reccomendations?

    Thanks

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  • bride2be
    Beginner August 2021 Ontario
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    Hey, I am also looking for DJ that plays Polish and English music. Do you have a reccomendation? Thanks

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    When do you get to meet with them to compose the music list?

    Deposit schedule.

    Up-lighting.

    How long do you have them for.

    Does set-up time eat into how long you have them for.

    If it's a single person (not from a company), what's their contingency on if they're unable to make it?

    I honestly found that I had so many questions during my DJ search but ended up just going with our venues preferred vendor lol. But this article might be of some help. It's all about what questions to ask your DJ.

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
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    Rates- how many hours does this include?

    Do we have to pay extra for lighting or a mic to use?

    Travel fee?

    If you want music at ceremony and reception- costs to do both? some charge set up and take down fee's for this

    List of music they currently have

    If you have favorite songs ask if have

    Do they do an apt closer to wedding to confirm they have all your songs you want and when you want them played - example first dance and so on

    played at venue before

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
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    We actually know our DJ and my FH has seen him do thousands of events but if we didn’t know our DJ we would ask:

    1. Have they played at our venue before? What set up did they use?

    2. Do they provide uplighting and other special features?

    3. Deposit and payment schedule?

    4. Do they include an MC?

    and a big one for us was could they mix up between English and Polish music. My FH is polish and it was a big deal to him that someone be able to play both and make it work as they are very, very different sounds.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Some also provide entertainment, such as photobooths so if that's a must for you, ask if they provide it! Also:

    12) If they've played at your venue before


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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    All the questions that Tyanna gave lol plus:

    9) Do they provide any lighting (some do uplighting)

    10) Do they need a meal - if so, any dietary restrictions? (most will need food)

    11) If you are outside the city, do they have a travel fee?

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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
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    1) how many hours you get for the cost

    2) if they're willing to take song requests and do-not-play requests

    3) what kind of sound system they have ie- do they have the equipment to support your number of guests

    4) do they supply mics for MC, or do they make MC announcements if you're not having an MC

    5) how much space do they need for setup/do they have any specific requests when it comes to setup that you need to know(things like do you need to supply a chair and table for them)

    6)do they have an updated music library? Are they willing to find songs if they don't have them?

    7) what happens if they're sick/ can't follow through on performing your wedding

    8) what do they require for a deposit? Will there be a contract to sign? (I highly suggest signing one!)
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