Want to Find a Wedding DJ? Wedding DJ Services and Party Host Chris Kellogg is one of the best entertainers near you in Western Mass and CT
1) Always hire a professional wedding DJ. Sometimes, invited guests will make suggestions for a Wedding DJ. There have been times where someone recommends their family member or friend who wants to "give DJing a shot!" Sure, they may do your wedding for $250, but you don't know what kind of trouble you might be setting yourself into. Let a DJs qualifications, not your relationship, be the determining factor when choosing your wedding DJ.
2) Check Google Reviews. Be cautious however, some of these reviews could be fake. Google doesn't have a way of authenticating each one.
3) Ask your Facebook friends. Make a post and ask for area DJs that people used for their wedding.
4) Setup an interview with a DJ you're interested in. Ask to speak by phone, or facetime, or setup a Zoom meeting. If the DJ only wants to text and email you, be wary of them. Also, if a DJ won’t make time for an interview, how likely is he or she going to make time for you during the wedding planning?
5) Make sure the DJ you're thinking about doesn't ask for a huge deposit. If it's over 10%, I would rethink hiring someone else.
6) Make sure they have a "clean DJ" system setup. A Dj system that they've put up that is neat and clean, with wires hidden and with little to no clutter of equipment bags, etc for your guests to see.
7) Before the wedding, make sure the DJ can pronounce all the names of your wedding party. If they stumble over the names and their words, you should probably pass onto the next DJ you're considering.
8) Ask about what other options they often, like uplighting. Make sure they don't make you feel like you are being given a tough sales pitch.
9) What does your gut tell you about them? You are going to be spending a lot of time with your wedding vendors and a DJ is going to be a major part of your reception. If you do not feel immediately comfortable with a DJ, then you should probably keep looking!
10) Make sure your DJ is willing to play your favorite music. Experienced wedding DJs will always require you to tell them what music you definitely want played and songs you don’t want played. In some cases it can be even more important, since hearing a song you hate can be a huge turn off for many people.
With over 25 years of experience, Chris was hired to play hundreds of first dance songs for wedding couples in the MA and CT region. He has a contact list full of referrals from couples who have hired them for their receptions. Chris has 5 stars on Google.