musical needs of your wedding will likely include both ceremony and
reception music. Your personal style and the overall theme of your wedding
will help you determine whether a bagpipe player, an orchestra, or a DJ
would be most appropriate.
you decide on will likely set the tone for your wedding by the type of
music they play and the personality they convey to your guests. Read on
for some helpful hints in selecting a DJ or musician.
references from friends and relatives who have gotten married recently.
musicians and DJ's will be able to show you a video of themselves at work,
this is especially helpful in seeing their personality in action.
you can observe them at another affair they are performing at.
about the amount of experience they have in doing weddings, is this a full
time or part time job.
larger companies have multiple DJ’s. Be sure you know which one will be
doing your wedding and ask to communicate with this person.
communicate well and listen to your questions and needs, or are they
uninterested and act as if they know it all.
about the variety of music they play and what techniques they use to
involve all ages in dancing.
other types of "games" do they use to get the crowd up and
type of medium do they use, i.e. tapes, records, CDs.
know if you want guests to be able to make requests.
a list of specific songs you want to hear as well as a list of songs you
absolutely don't want played.
them with a written list of songs you will be using for special dances,
i.e. bride & groom, bride with father, entrance song, etc.
out how many hours are included in their price quote. Are they
available to stay for longer if you need them and how much extra would
it cost per hour.
musician or DJ is often the MC of your wedding, plan to meet with them
ahead of time to organize the schedule of events for your wedding day.