Hiring a Wedding Day DJ

The right wedding DJ makes all the difference in the world when it comes to your reception. When you've found the right DJ, your guests will be dancing up a storm and laughing as they celebrate the newest chapter of your life, so it is important to take your time when it comes to hiring a professional. The following are some tips for finding the right wedding reception DJ for you and your big day.

Trial Run
You need to hear the DJ before you hire him, but this doesn't necessarily mean you need to have him come in to audition. Keep your ears open when you go out to a restaurant, club or someone else's wedding. If you come across a DJ who suits your tastes, then this is a great sign. Similarly, once you have a list of potential DJs, try to hunt them down at gigs to get a sample of what they have to offer.

Ask Around
Always ask your friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors for recommendations when it comes to a solid DJ. They or someone they know may have a great contact for you and may have advice about which DJs to stay away from.

Research
Take the time to do your research. You want to know all of your options before you choose a DJ. Thus, look everywhere from the telephone book to the Internet to find local DJs' contact information. Similarly, look for reviews. Chances are high that if a DJ is a trainwreck, there's a review of this on the Internet or in a local magazine or publication.

Consider Your Expectations
Think about what you want when it is time to hire a wedding day DJ. If you hate hip hop, you might want to steer away from a DJ that specializes in this. However, if you love country music and line dancing, knowing this will help you tailor your search to DJs who have experience in this area.

DJ Discussion
Always meet face to face with a prospective DJ and be ready to ask her questions. Inquire about her rates, experience with weddings and musical tastes. Be very aware of how she communicates. You want a DJ who is professional and sure to give you what you want when you want it. If a DJ has a hard time returning your calls or is rude, you should probably go with someone else. 

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