Tipsy Thursday #37
I pulled this from The Spring Events that has LOTS of venues not only in Houston but Austin & San Antonio as well! They know a thing or two on weddings...this was a blog post from today that I aggreed with so much I had to pass it on. Direct link: http://thespringsevents.com/wedding-blog/avoid-a-dj-nightmare-with-these-tips-for-hiring-one.html
My friend hired a DJ that was a complete embarrassment. She ended up crying in the corner of the reception hall because she was so disappointed by the way the DJ demanded to run her wedding reception.
After experiencing that horrific event with her, I was convinced I wouldn't allow the same thing happen to me. I researched for hours before I settled on a DJ for my wedding, and I am so glad that I did because he was great.
So that no one ever has to deal with the nightmare my friend did, I wanted to deliver some tips on what I did to find the DJ I chose for my wedding.
You always want to make sure other people have a good experience with a DJ before you use that person. Ask everyone you can think of for recommendations. If you head out to a bridal show, be brave and ask some of the brides what they have heard about local DJs.
Research as Many as Possible
Check into as many DJs as you can because you'll have to consider your budget, their availability, and the variety of their inventory. If you have a large selection of DJs to choose from, you have a better chance of success in finding the one you need.
Interview the DJ
Before you make your choice, interview the DJ. Ask the DJ about his or her experience, what he likes to do during reception, how flexible he is, and how he handles certain situations. You can also ask if he has a video of his DJ work that you can view, so you know what to expect.
Provide a List of Songs You Want and Don't Want
Before you make your final decision, hand a list to your DJ of the songs you want played and those that you do not. Ask the DJ to see if he has most of the songs, and if he doesn't, if he would be willing to use your copy. Also, check with him to make sure he is comfortable with the songs you've chosen. Make sure the DJ agrees not to play the songs you don't want as well.
Trust Your Gut
If you meet with a DJ, and you just don't feel good about having him work your wedding, don't choose him. Your gut is usually correct. Even if there's nothing wrong with his work, not feeling comfortable with him will only make working with him a frustration, and you don't need that for your wedding.
Take Your Time and Choose Wisely
Don't rush your choice for a DJ. This is one of the most important wedding professionals you will hire because it's the entertainment that everyone expects at your celebration. Find out as much as you can, and feel good about your decision. If you need help, bring along a friend or family member. That way, you'll have second opinion, and know that you've made the best decision.
Marcelina Hardy wrote this guest post because she didn't want the same thing that happened to her friend happen to anyone else. She used DJs in San Antonio TX because she found San Antonio DJsare the best for her wedding. She is now married almost ten years, and loves to watch her wedding reception video because of how much fun the DJ was during her very special day.