This is a wedding we did with Star Talent Events. I will say everything was perfect! Notice the look of the DJ’s and their set up. The crowd stayed and danced all night!
There are tons of wedding disc jockeys here in Central Illinois! But how do you find the wedding disc jockey that’s perfect for you? Many tips on this page are only our opinion, you must choose what you feel is right for your wedding. We think it is best to meet with at least three different vendors for everything in your wedding. Talk to your friends, think about the weddings you have been to, search the internet for reviews then make the appointments. The most important thing to do is ask questions and LISTEN. Pay attention to the rep you are meeting with. Will he or she be the actual DJ? Can you meet with your actual DJ? Every DJ company has their own style, that style has to fit your style and that of your guests. Your guests! What a concept, keep your guests in mind. Yes, I said keep your guests in mind. You invited them to a night of food and entertainment. Here are some questions to ask;
- Ask if they have done weddings at your reception site before. It helps that they know the wedding venue, how to get there, and they have a familiarity with the staff. Your wedding disc jockey may also be better prepared to deal with known issues or caveats with the wedding reception hall. It does not mean you should reject the DJ if they have not been there before, but it helps if they know the venue.
- This one is important. You would hate to spend an hour interviewing your wedding DJ and like their personality, only to find out at your wedding by having another DJ show up, when you expected the DJ that you interviewed. Make absolutely certain your contract spells out exactly who will be your DJ. If you want the owner and not their employee it should be on the contract. The contract should also mention what time and place they are supposed to be. Call a month ahead of the wedding to verify. NO, I said NO verbal promises they should all be in writing on the contract. Don’t be afraid to tell them that, It isn’t that that would purposely omit it but people forget things six months later so make sure you have it in writing.
- Your contract should clearly spell out all costs including any assistant disc jockeys they will have with them, as well as special equipment lighting packages, or other fees that they pass on to you the client. Caution vendors who give you low ball quotes may only be quoting you 3 hours of time, then gouge you with an overtime charge.
- The contract should clearly spell out how much extra it will cost you to have your wedding DJ for an extra hour or 2. It is reasonable to expect overtime charges, just be prepared for them if you decide at 11:30 you want the party to go to 1 AM instead of midnight. It is going to cost extra. A good reputable DJ will have it in writing in their contract . Don’t get sucker punched if the event runs over.
- What are they going to wear. Yes make sure their attire matches the formality of the occasion. If it is a garden reception in August or a black tie affair?
- Does the DJ ask for a list of wedding requests and suggestions in all categories. It is nice when they have a request form for you to fill out, so they can have everything ready for the wedding. If they don’t have a song you request this will allow them the time to get it.
- Will they have a back up system just in case the unthinkable happens.
- Does the DJ take the time to ask you questions to find out what is important to you, your style, and your guests.
These are just a few questions to gain a little insight when trying to find a DJ. Remember a BAD DJ CAN RUIN A WEDDING! So don’t just look at the price and be very cautious when your friend says they can do it.
Here are some Great DJ’s to consider
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