How Important is Your Wedding DJ?

How Important is Your Wedding DJ?

Tips from your Pros at Kenneth Robert Entertainment

Congratulations, you are getting married and planning your ultimate reception!  This is where your guests come together to celebrate your commitment to one another and the new life you are about to embark on. 

So what is on the agenda? Cocktails? Dinner? Speeches? Dancing? Your vision for your reception will dictate the mood and flow for the evening.  It’s now imperative that the professionals you are counting on can deliver and meet your expectations.

One of the most important members of your reception team will be your music/entertainment provider.  You may opt for a live band or choose to employ a professional DJ.  So where to start?

It’s surprising to learn that there are many different types of DJ’s available and not all are suited to all events.  Experience is key.  Will your DJ be able to live up to your expectations for your wedding?  Do they have the music knowledge necessary to be able to play diverse sets of music to please all generations?  Will they be able to handle announcements with finesse and grace?  Are they familiar with your traditions and can they help keep your event flowing, on time and your dance floor filled?  It’s a tall order.  Your favourite DJ from the club or best friend who loves to play music, may not be the right host for your most important event to date.

To help you out, we have put together our top 10 Questions to ask your potential Wedding Disc Jockey:

  • What do you normally wear to weddings?
  • What is included in your music library?
  • Will you take requests?
  • Do you have an online music planner we could use to plan our evening and song choices?
  • Do you offer lights & effects? If so, at what additional cost?
  • Do you carry insurance?
  • Are you CML (AVLA) licensed?
  • Can you provide references?
  • What are your payment terms?
  • Do you have a contract?

Remember, there are no ‘do overs’ on your wedding day.  Make sure you have asked all the right questions and put all the right players in place to have the best wedding reception possible and create your special memories that will last a lifetime!

“It’s a great day to plan your perfect wedding!” Let’s get started!