10 Important Considerations When Choosing Your DJ

Important Considerations When Choosing Your Specialist DJ

  1. How many  events (like yours) has the DJ actually done
    Experienced  DJs, will have done 20, 40 or more successful events of this type each year they’ve been in business. If they’re a Wedding DJ, then the bulk of those events should be weddings.

  2. Have the DJs performed at your venue before
    While not imperative, it’s reassuring to know the DJ has performed in the room you’re considering. It’s helpful if the DJ knows the floor plan, the traffic patterns and the DJ may have an established working relationship with the venue.

  3. Does the  DJ provide references
    References are an important part of hiring any vendor. An experienced specialist DJs will be proud to offer you several references for you to check. This is available through Dublin Disco Hire.

  4. Does they have proof of insurance
    Insurance is a must, and many  reception locations will insist that all your vendors provide proof of adequate insurance coverage. I have full public liability insurance and a copy of my cert is available.

  5. Is a deposit required to hold your date? 
    A deposit is the professionally accepted method of securing your date and DJ. A deposit gives you and us a firm sense of professional trust, commitment and well being. Deposits are only €50 with Dublin Disco Hire

  6. When is the balance due? 
    The balance can be paid on the night directly to the Dublin Disco Dj or if you wish prior to your big day. Contact Karl for full details

  7. Is there a charge for over-time? It’s fair for the DJ to ask for over-time pay if the amount of over-time is significant. You’d be disappointed if your guests were having a great time at your reception and found at the last minute that the DJ can’t or won’t stay for an extra hour. I am very flexible in relation to over-time. I charge €30 per half hour after the initial 4 hours are up. Up to 3am.
  8. Does the  DJ offer extra options? (Multiple DJs, extra mics, lights, screens etc). 
    This is important for big or complex events and wedding receptions. These days, it’s common for brides and grooms to want two or more sound systems, amplifying of vows, up lighting, dance floor washes and other options. If your DJ can’t provide these services, you may have to find the services through another vendor. Getting everything through one DJs service is less stressful and generally more economical. I offer Karaoke at no extra cost. Also Mood / Up Lighting for your venue. Wireless mics for your speeches and free use of our 32” plasma screen if you wish to have a photo display. Also fairy light dance floor or walls.

  9. Does he /she network with other vendors? (Photographers, musicians, officiates, etc). A DJ with a network of other vendors can save the day, if your photographer or soloist cancels. Plus getting extra services through one vendor saves time and is more convenient. I work with a vast amount of other professionals. Please feel free to contact me for more details.

  10. Does the DJ Service belong to a professional organization? 
    A Professional Wedding DJ is usually a member of at least one or two local and national industry groups. Through their membership the DJ gets valuable info on the latest trends in style and music. With membership they often get discounts on top notch equipment, lighting and even health insurance. I am a full member of one of Irelands and the UKs top Wedding DJ’s networks.