3 Things to Look for When Hiring a DJ
Updated: May 6
So you're planning your wedding and looking for a DJ, but where do you start? Hiring a DJ can be complicated because you're want to hire a professional DJ for a great price, right? I'm here to share some secrets about how you can hire a great quality DJ and eliminate the DJs that aren't so professional.
The Personality Test
The first thing you want to ask yourself is, do I think my DJ is a good match? Does he/she have the personality I'm looking for who will make sure to be positive and helpful every step of the way. If the answer is no, you should probably eliminate him/her off of the list of DJs you have looked at. You want to trust them and be able to talk to the DJ easily without any awkwardness. This may seem really simple, but this a key aspect when hiring a DJ or any vendor because it's YOUR wedding day. Go with your instincts, if you don't get a good feeling when communicating with them, then they probably aren't going to be a great fit.
Communication Says It All
The second most important thing to look for when hiring a DJ is communication. Communication is important because if your DJ isn't consistently communicating with you, then he/she probably won't play the music you want. This could lead to the DJ playing the songs he/she likes and not the songs on your playlist. That's how the Black Tie DJ is different than the amateur DJs, we get to know every bride and groom to know what you want played and what you don't want played. Remember, this is YOUR day, so don't let a DJ try to take advantage by playing only what he/she likes. If a DJ doesn't get to know you, they probably don't have a lot of experience and are most likely more of an amateur DJ.
Experience Can Make or Break a DJ
The third, and final thing to look for in a DJ is, how professional does he/she seem? Does the DJ have enough experience for your event? Experience is key when you are spending hundreds of dollars on your special day. Having experience could mean, he/she knows how to read a crowd, can get people up and dancing, and possibly even lead group dances. Having a playlist of the music you like is only half of the job, knowing when to play those songs are the other half of having experience. It's great to have all the right songs, but all it takes is to play one wrong song at the wrong time and the dance floor can clear real quick. That's why Black Tie Entertainment DJs are professionally trained by experienced DJs and can help you have a terrific dance party at the right time.
We are not discouraging to hire amateur DJs, we are only educating those who are wanting to hire DJs that are of great quality for a great value. If the DJ you're researching has never done a wedding before, then you are probably going to pay a very low price for a low quality experience. As they say, "you get what you pay for".
That's it! There is obviously so much more to look for, but these 3 points can really make or break your event. You can look up our DJs and what experience they have under DJs/MCs at www.musicdj.com.