It is of profound importance to deliberate on every aspect in the planning of your wedding. One aspect you really need to take some time to consider is booking the entertainment for the evening, as the entertainment is the primary source that keeps your guests engaged in the reception. Most couples choose between a disc-jockey and a live band to provide the entertainment in the form of music. There are perks that both have, and some perks address the other option's weaknesses. Live bands are great for producing a certain type of atmosphere and ambiance that may not be easily replicable for a disc-jockey, but this will cost you considerably more than any good professional disc-jockey will. Disc-jockeys offer near limitless digital music archives, so you will not have to worry about restrictions in that regard. If you are on a budget, and have chosen you would rather have a DJ, San Diego offers a wide swath of professional wedding DJ's. The guide we have provided below will help you immensely in your search for a great disc-jockey.
The first step is to commence your search off with the recommendations of your friends, family, and colleagues, particularly those people who have been recently married or involved in a wedding to some degree. It's also worth asking a venue coordinator for their recommendations, as well, because they may inform you that they have a required vendors list that you must pull your vendors from. Ideally, you would like your disc-jockey to be familiar with the location. You should cross reference these recommendations via online wedding websites, and add any candidates that strike a chord with you. Be sure to read through reviews and bridal testimonials as well as general information, and scour through videos and pictures of their performances and set up. Call each candidate that interests you up, and ask of their availability on the date of your wedding, schedule appointments with the ones that are not booked.
The second step, once you have compiled a good list, is to now start the appointment process in which you will interview each candidate—sharing your vision and any information regarding the wedding with them in addition to asking them a plethora of questions.. Ask them how much experience they have in the field, and what gave them the impulse to become a DJ? They ought to be passionate about music, and even more passionate about providing you with the exact wishes you have envisioned for your wedding. What are some of the DJ's favorite songs to play for weddings? If some of the songs they list are songs you do not particularly care for, then ask them if they will not play it during your wedding. If they are a professional, they will go above and beyond to meet your demands. Ask the DJ about their emcee or microphone style, and how they handle song requests. It will help to ask for a demonstration from each candidate along with a sample invoice so you can easily compare each service next to each other. Most wedding disc-jockeys who value their jobs are more than willing to provide you with not only a demonstration video or sample invoice, but also with anything that should help them to sell their services to you.
The last step is to trust your instincts, and consider with your partner and family which candidate will be the most sufficient at the job! Once you have made your choice, get a contract, and have both parties sign. Keep in touch with the DJ over the course of the planning process so they do not forget your specific personality quirks. With the task of finding the appropriate entertainment for the event, you can now sleep through the night knowing you will be able to serve everyone cold hard losses during the impromptu dance competition part of your wedding.