While we’ve prepared this information with the bride and groom planning their wedding in mind, most of the ideas here can be applied to selecting a DJ for any event.

First and foremost, make sure that you feel comfortable with the company representative that you talk to during your first contact. If not, move on…..there are a lot of choices out there. Remember, the DJ company you choose will play a huge part in the success or failure of your reception. You must like and feel comfortable with the people you are about to trust with your event!

Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. Most people rarely hire a DJ in their lifetime, so you are not alone if you feel like you aren’t sure what to ask. Any company that isn’t more than happy to help you get what you want, and answer all of your questions, should send up a warning sign.

Another thing to look for is the responsiveness of the company you are considering. Are they easy to contact? Do they reply to messages and emails in a timely fashion?  If they are hard to contact before you sign the contract, imagine what it will be like after the paperwork is signed!  We get calls all the time from clients in a panic because they can’t contact their wedding DJ the week of their event.

Finally, try to resist shopping price. Most wedding horror stories involving a DJ start with a couple who found a cheap company or individual.  Most people budget thousands of dollars for their wedding…..ask yourself if it makes sense to save a hundred dollars on what will probably be the most important factor in determining the success of your reception.  You really do get what you pay for, and there probably isn’t a more important decision you will make than selecting your DJ service.

Coming next week: tips on the things you should be looking for & asking of your DJ company.