If you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, or any other special event, you’re going to want to hire a trained, professional music entertainment company, like A Music Plus! Here are some ideas of the things you should be looking for or asking of your DJ company:

#1 Experience

A quality DJ company should have at least five years experience and be able to provide good references. With a larger, more experienced company, there are always backup systems in place. Not only that, but they have been through it all — the good and the bad. We know what to do in any situation, so you don’t have to worry about anything on your special day except for what dance move to bust out on the dance floor.

#2 Contracts

Contracts are important to ensure your happiness with whatever DJ company you hire. A quality company should provide trained employees of their company rather than contracting out your event to a subcontractor where they will have little to no quality control. Make sure everything you are promised is presented to you in a written contract.

#3 Reliability

It is a good idea to stick with a local company that operates full-time rather than take a chance on an individual who may or may not be around when you need them. Consider calling the company you are thinking of hiring during their off-hours. Do they have a 24-hour emergency system? If not, how can they be reached if their DJ doesn’t show up, say in the event of an accident? 

#4 Personal Attention

Be sure that your company is willing to provide personal consultations at their place of business to help you plan the details of your day. Speaking face-to-face with a professional is so must easier than emailing or calling on the phone. A quality company should also promise to follow up with you the week of your wedding to confirm final details.

#5 Flexibility

Be sure that your company is flexible in what they offer to you. It is your day, and a good DJ company should be more than willing to honor your requests and handle your event the way you want it done. This sounds elementary, but it is surprising how many DJs out there do not understand this basic concept of customer care. But don’t worry, we’ve got it all covered! 

#6 Insurance

One item that is easy to overlook is insurance. A quality company must have liability and workers compensation insurance. If not, you could be held liable if something happens at an event that you are hosting. Ask the potential company what their insurance looks like before going through with any hiring. We want to make sure everything runs smoothly!

There are some excellent associations in Colorado like the International Special Events Society (ISES), the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) and the Colorado Professional DJ Association (CPDJA). Most quality companies, like us, belong to these types of organizations.

These points are not meant to frighten or intimidate, but rather to educate. There are a few quality DJ companies in Colorado that can address each of these considerations. Being this informed about your DJ service will help you be secure that you will be pleased with their performance at your wedding!