While gearing up to hit the floor on your wedding day, the selection of wedding music band or the DJ plays a vital role. Music plays a very crucial role in keeping the excitement level of your guests at the party. The potential vendors must be interviewed before making the final choice. The points mentioned here must be kept in mind before booking the DJ for your wedding day.
About the contract and the type of business
Ask the DJ is it their part time or full time business. Select the DJ who is a full time true performer as he might have better expertise then the part timer.
Do you offer a written contract? This helps in judging the standard of professionalism which is expected from wedding bands. If he has a written and legal contract with him it indicates he is a reliable one. Do not consider booking the DJ who doesn’t have a legal contract with him.
About the Basics and Background Information
How long have you been in the business of wedding music bands? How many weddings have you performed at so far? How many events do you perform in a single day? Can you provide the references of some of your previous clients? What are the other services you provide apart from DJ? Do you perform live or just play the music? If you don’t perform live then can you arrange for other live wedding bands?
Have you performed at the chosen wedding venue before? How do you rate yourself among the other best wedding bands available? What makes you stand apart from the other DJs in your competition? Ask the DJ if you can sneak a peek in his recent upcoming performance at any wedding before yours.
About the Music
Ask the DJ about his style of playing and make sure if he’ll be able to play music according to your preferred taste and style. Make sure you mention the venue of your wedding to him and also ask him if he knows about the requirements of acoustic, amplification and power depending on the space of your venue.
Ask him who will responsible for doing the setup and tune check before the performance. Can you ensure a comfortable level of sound for the guests and vary it depending on the proceedings of the wedding? How do you keep your playlist up to date? How much before do you arrive at the venue? Will be able to handle the song requests of the guests?
About the Rates and Pricing
Do you want any kind of advance amount to confirm our booking? What all will be included in the package? What are your charges in case the time exceeds during the wedding? Does the package cost include equipments and set up cost? What is the cancellation policy and how much amount will be refunded? How competitive are the rates of the packages offered by the DJ services? Do you have any kind of insurance policy? Are there any other hidden charges or additional costs to be paid?