Planning a wedding is truly a full time endeavor. It requires an enormous amount of detailed work and time. While caterers, floral designers, and logistics/location etc., are all important projects in the wedding planning process, one of the most important and tedious tasks is knowing how to book the right Wedding DJ. Evaluating and selecting the right wedding DJ involves a tremendous amount of time and research. Narrowing your selection takes longer than most would think, but doing this will pay off when your informed selection results in a professional DJ that will make the most of the biggest day of your life. Just like many other professions, there are services that over promise and under deliver. This leads to unhappy clients and ruined memories. One way you can avoid a disappointing wedding reception from occurring is by conducting thorough research. When talking with the various wedding services companies, you will realize all the options you have available as a client, and thorough research will allow you to experience the difference between companies.
Getting To Know the DJ Company is of the Utmost Importance.
You might think that with all of the other tasks associated with planning your wedding, you can simply make your selection online, or as the result of a brief telephone conversation. This could be a major mistake. The ideal wedding DJ service would encourage you to meet in person to get a feel if there is a good match for your wedding and learn WHY the company has many satisfied clients. The best way for potential clients to learn about wedding DJ services and get information to determine if the company is a ‘good fit’ for them is to visit their office for a brief meeting. This way they can see examples of the work, and learn more about the company. Those wedding DJ s, that have succeeded for so long have done so primarily because they have built a Wedding Services Company by making people happy. You definitely want to deal with DJ companies whose main focus is on client satisfaction. They should operate under the philosophy of “we don’t want our client’s money unless they are really, really happy with the services we have provided”.
Setting the Right Expectations–And Communicating Those Expectations
When booking wedding DJs, it is perfectly normal to ask your master of ceremonies detailed questions. Even more important, however, is for the DJ to effectively ask detailed questions as well. A well experienced and reputable DJ service knows exactly what questions to ask of the bride to insure that she will get exactly what she wants and expects for her reception. Setting the right expectations and then communicating those expectations clearly to the bride is the key to insuring she is not only on the same page, but that she can also walk away from the meeting KNOWING that all loose ends have been tied. While talking to your DJ, a good topic to discuss besides dedications, requests, and special announcements, is how many happy clients do you have? And, can you provide videos demonstrating this, and/or recent testimonials of satisfied clients? You know you’ve selected a reputable company when you are provided with recent glowing testimonials.
Remember to keep the points above in mind when meeting with your DJ. This will give you some guidance on determining if company you are interviewing is a good match. The more questions you ask the better! And again, the right questions asked by your disc jockey allows him or her to fully understand what you are looking for in order to fulfill all the needs your special day requires. You are discussing your wedding and they should be as excited as you are about it. Your DJ should give you helpful recommendations and effectively communicate these important points with the ultimate goal of instilling confidence that you have properly researched and selected the right Wedding DJ. And if you can leave the meeting with a feeling that the DJ knows you and what you want, you can walk away with confidence and peace of mind.
Wedding Services-One Stop Shopping
Speaking of communicating, if you could hire a Wedding Services company that not only provided DJ services, but also included Photography and High Definition Videography in their mix of services, do you think that would help expedite the planning process, and more importantly instill confidence and help with vital communication? Of course it would! Most DJ companies do not combine these services, although there are reputable companies that will combine these 3 services, so a great tip would be to do your homework and seek them out. Knowing how tremendously stressful the whole wedding planning process is, selecting a reputable wedding services company that can successfully combine these 3 important services, together with a team of established long-time professionals is what I would call intelligent wedding planning. And that translates into a memorable, well planned wedding reception!