The previous article dealt with your wedding reception in general, but now it is time to get down to the specifics. When you plan your reception and its music program there is a strong possibility that you’ll have a DJ. So how does one go about finding the services a a great DJ in Connecticut ? First, begin a web search with the site http://www.discjockeys.com Here you will be given a chance to search the basics before hiring just any DJ.
Connecticut is home to a musical culture like no other. Your reception should be part of this experience. Whether you are into classical, rock, country or blue grass there is a DJ out there who might specialize in a particular genre.
There are several great DJs that this reporter has heard and wasn’t disappointed in their performances. They not only played the music requested, but went above and beyond to showcase their talent. They totally emceed the event.
Planning is the necessary element in order to obtain a reception that is free of gliches. Location, availability and the weather are other factors that must be taken into consideration. Here in Connecticut, we know too well that if you just wait a moment the weather can change. Please take this into consideration when selecting the venue for your DJ.
10 questions to ask before hiring a mobile DJ entertainment service:
- Are we guaranteed a DJ on the day of our event?
A written agreement (contract) with your specific terms protects you from unscrupulous operators.
- How many years of experience do you have?
Experience brings knowledge of common problems and situations. Be sure your DJ has experience with your type of event. Ask for referrals.
- May we contact your references?
References are a major party of the entertainment business. This helps clarify the significance about the service.
- Do you belong to any professional associations or trade groups?
An involved business shows a willingness to learn, network, and share ideas. Belonging to a professional trade group reflects a caring attitude and respect.
- Will you allow requests?
This is your event and your special requests should be welcome. If a song seems inappropriate, a good DJ service will explain the reason(s) and ask, or suggest, an alternative.
- How early will you be there to set up?
An average of 60-90 minutes should be allowed for set up and sound check. Normally there is no additional charge for this and should be part of the entire service.
- How will the DJ be dressed?
Proper attire reflects a positive image to your guests. The DJ should be dressed as good or better than your guests.
- Are you insured?
Insurance is a part of any legitimate business. Liability and casualty policies protect yourself, your guests, and the DJ company.
- Do you use professional gear (equipment)?
Using professional sound and lighting equipment helps insure a reliable service and quality presentation.
- Will you provide an emergency back-up system at our event?
Weddings, Mitzvahs, birthdays, and special events are often a once in a lifetime opportunity. A back-up system protects your investment.
This section’s tips are provided by: ADJA (American DJ Association) in conjunction with DiscJockeys.com