Questions to Ask Your DJ & Band Before You Book

When it comes to planning your wedding, you want to make sure to have all of the best vendors in town... right!? It's important to not only meet with your potential vendors in person or over the phone, but it's also important to ask them questions before you sign a contract. With that being said, there are some things you'll want to ask potential a potential DJ and/or band before booking securing their services.

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  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many weddings have you done?
  • How many weddings do you do in an average weekend?
  • Are there any additional services you provide such as uplighting or photo booth?
  • Will you be the DJ/band leader at our wedding? If not, who will that person be?
  • Have you ever performed at my venue?
  • Can you describe your style?
  • Will you help me choose music/song selections for the processional, recessional, first dance, etc.?
  • How extensive is your music library or songs list?
  • If the DJ or one of the band members scheduled for my event is unable to perform for some reason, do you have a backup replacement ready to go?
  • Do you take breaks? How many and when?
  • What music is played during the breaks? Can we provide music/playlists setup on an iPod for you?
  • Do you also act as an emcee and make announcements? If so, what is your style?
  • What is your rate? Do you charge an additional fee for the ceremony?
  • What is the deposit and when is that and the final payment due?
  • What is your refund/cancellation policy?
  • Do you provided microphone(s) for the ceremony and speeches during the reception? Are they wireless?
  • Do you bring backup equipment?
  • What will you wear to our wedding?
  • Do you require a meal?
  • Will we meet again before the wedding?
  • How much time do you need for setup and teardown of your equipment?
Melody Hall