In many ways, one's approach to planning a wedding is like putting together a puzzle. There are so many different pieces to consider and think about but at the same time, each pieces presents its own set of variables and problems to decode in order to fit it in with the overall picture being created. There are portions of your wedding plans that just scream out at you to beware of potential issues that could sabotage your entire wedding. One of the aspects where this is definitely the case is your choice of a wedding DJ. It is such a dicey proposition. If you choose well, you will be rewarded with a jamming reception where everyone has a blast and your guests go home singing in the streets. But if you do not choose well, if you choose poorly, then your guests are going to start looking for the exits and you will wish that you had went another route. You want to avoid the later at all costs. And we are here to help you as much as possible. New Jersey has some of the very best wedding DJs in the entire world. You are given the mission of finding one of them. Follow the advice we have provided below and your chances will be good that you will find the DJ that you deserve. These are things to watch out for when you start interviewing potential DJs.
We have to be upfront right from the beginning. This search will not necessarily be an easy one. The path that will lead you to a high quality wedding DJ is fraught with pitfalls. You might run into the individual DJ or DJ company who claims that they can beat any price. Anyone you find who gives you a quote that is much lower than anyone else we almost can state emphatically that their services are more than likely sub-standard. They gain business by undercutting, not because they offer quality services. Avoid this kind of candidate like the plaque. Another pitfall to look out for iis hidden fees. Ask for the bottom line price that includes everything.
Another huge mistake is to hire a friend or family member. Many people have tried this and many people have had their reception take a nose dive. If you trust your reception to someone who does not have the talent, skills, nor the experience of a true professional, you are asking for trouble. Some Djs that you interview might wax poetic about their equipment, but when it comes time to talk about their personal skills they are sparse on details. Watch out. Their skills along with great equipment is what will make your reception amazing. Talk about their style on the microphone. Some DJs are more interested in hearing themselves than in making your wedding the best it can be.
We mentioned professional equipment earlier. We realize that you probably aren't an expert in the technicalities of sound equipment, but you do want to make sure that what they will be using is of a professional grade. If they bring up anything about iPods or iTunes, run to your next candidate. A lot of being a DJ is personality. So make sure they are likeable and upbeat. Also, watch a couple of past performances to make sure you like their style. You also want to check to see if they are licensed and that they have insurance. We hope this guide helps you avoid the many pitfalls of seeking out a professional DJ for your special day.