Hiring a DJ for a wedding is never an easy task as there are so many things to look for. For the most part, DJs are a reputable bunch, but a few bad eggs can always slip through the cracks, so you will need to be willing to do the research it takes to ensure that your DJ truly delivers. To help you get started, here are a few things to look for when hiring a DJ:
1. Communication Skills
You need to hire a DJ that has solid communication skills and is willing to listen to everything you say. If he has any questions, the DJ should automatically refer back to you and never take the lead in your name. This is especially important to establish before your DJ even starts working for you that you’re the boss and he needs to let you know if any potential changes will need to be made.
You honestly need a DJ that has been around the block a few times and won’t use your wedding day as a learning curve. Experience isn’t something that can happen overnight and a good DJ will be able to help you make decisions and throw some ideas your way when you feel stuck during the planning process.
3. Great Ideas
Your DJ should never make decisions for you, but great ideas do make a difference when you’re putting together the itinerary for your wedding. DJs that have years of experience can lend a helping hand when it comes to compiling a list of tracks for your wedding day. Just let him know what kind of mood you’re looking to create and he should be able to name just a few ideas for tracks off the top of his head.
A DJ that loves his work will show passion towards music and will constantly work at perfecting his craft. You need someone that really loves his job and not someone that does a half-hearted attempt towards DJing.
It’s never an easy task to look for a DJ as the services are unseen and you’re not paying for something physical. Doing research takes time and effort on your part, but you will find it worthwhile when you reap the rewards on your wedding day. Bear in mind, the cheapest DJ isn’t necessarily the best choice!