Questions You Should Ask Your DJ, Before You Book

What are questions to ask your wedding dj?
What are questions to ask your wedding dj?

With most of our couples having their first wedding, there are a lot of unknowns on what to ask entertainment. Here are some things that we’d like to share with you to make sure that you are getting the best quality DJ you could want for your big day. Below are a list of questions that you should consider asking your DJ before you sign any papers. It is best to ask the questions in person to be able to read facial expressions, confidence level, and overall speaking skills. All of which are important in finding the right DJ along with the answer to the question being asked. Additional to the questions is the Amp Event Professionals answer below in Italic font. Don’t forget to read reviews (from a 3rd party site) of the companies you maybe looking at! We hope these simple questions help you in finding the right DJ for your wedding, don’t forget to contact us! Keep in mind there are many other questions to ask, these are just a few to get you started.

1. How much time will be needed for you to setup your equipment prior to our cocktail hour/reception/ceremony start time on our wedding date?

Our Answer: We need a minimum of 1.5 hours but 2 hours is suggested for DJ services. If ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception are in different locations, more time maybe needed. We at Amp Event Professionals contact the banquet hall prior to the wedding to go over what works for them and the package you booked with the hall.

2. Will the DJ we meet with in our meeting be our DJ for the reception on our wedding date?

Our Answer: Absolutely, at Amp we would hate to waste your time and cause you stress on your big day so you meet the DJ you will have at your wedding. As a backup however, we do have other DJs with the same 5 star experience as the one you meet with just in case something were to happen. Our goal is to ultimately make your day worry and as stress free as possible.

3. Do you take requests? Can we submit a playlist prior to the wedding of songs we would like played?

Our Answer: Of course we take requests! Not only do we play the music you want to hear from your Online Client Login but we also take the requests from your guests at the wedding! In your Online Client Login (Included with all of our packages) we provide you with over 50,000 songs to choose from as well as a Must Playlist, Play If Possible List, and Do Not Playlist. If your guests requests something on your Do Not Playlist we won’t play it and we will refrain from giving them the thought that we will not play the song. The last thing we want to do is have them come up to you and bug you about a song you don’t want played on your special day!

4. Do you take breaks? Will you need a dinner?

Our Answer: No. Breaks are not taken unless specified by the client. Amp provides continuous music unless an announcement is being made on the microphone. A hot dinner is greatly appreciated as we spend hours setting up and prepping before your reception as well as tearing down after.

5. How will you be dressed at our wedding?

Our Answer: We focus on professionalism in every event environment. Your DJ will never come in jeans, shorts, t-shirt or gym shoes, not even to setup for the reception. We wear dress slacks, dress shoes, and polo for setup; and suit to match your wedding colors with a tie and/or dress shirt.

6. Is there a service agreement or contact included to lock in our date? How is payment made?

Our Answer: Absolutely! After sitting down with your DJ and going over the packages we will give you a few days to go over details with your fiance. After making your decision we will send you a service agreement via email in white you will need to sign and send back to us via email or mail. Along with the agreement you will need to mail a check or give us your credit card/Paypal information in which we will charge the deposit amount. For Credit Card and Paypal a service fee may apply. The balance is due the day of your event but can be made in payments if necessary. Deposits are non-refundable.

7. Are you insured?

Our Answer: We are 100% insured giving you the safety you would want from a professional company. We are covered by 1,000,000 in liability insurance. We strive to provide the finest entertainment and at the same time ensure the safety of you and your guests.

8. Where do your packages start with pricing? Can we combine services?

Our Answer: Our packages start at $1500 and may include other services. Our packages are setup to save you money on multiple services booked such as DJ, Photo Booth, Event Lighting, Day of Wedding Planner Services and much more! Save hundreds today by contacting us today!