Questions to Ask When Interviewing DJs or Live Entertainment
- Be sure you discuss with your site manager any restrictions that might affect your event, like noise limits, a music curfew and availability/load of electrical circuits. Also check with your facility and caterer about where and what to feed the performers.
- All professional entertainers have access to formalwear (if they don’t, that’s your first clue they’re not professionals!) However, it is YOUR responsibility to be specific about how you expect your performers to be dressed. Any extraordinary requests (period costumes, all-white tuxes, etc.) are normally paid for by the client.
- Make notes of your general music preferences before you meet with your DJ, bandleader, etc. For example: “Classical for the ceremony, Rat Pack-era for the cocktail hour and a set of Motown during the reception.” Not only will this help you determine which entertainment professionals are a good match for you, it will guide them in preparing your set list.
- Can’t decide between a DJ or live music? Check out our expert advice in Brides Want to Know.
For more information on hiring a DJ or other professional, check out our article, Hiring Professionals Pays Off.
For some basics on choosing the right entertainment see this article on BridesClub.com.