The role of a DJ, particularly in events such as a wedding, cannot be underestimated. If you have been shopping around for a wedding DJ, no doubt you must have encountered different options and prices. Although every vendor will definitely have a different approach, based on our experience, outlined below are 5 top things you must know before hiring a wedding DJ.

1. Reputation

Before hiring a DJ, it is important to validate their reputation. A reliable wedding DJ should be popular and their reliability must have won them lots of clients. In fact, they should also be a proud owner of an active website. Review their online reviews from clients who have recently hired them for their weddings and events and find out what their experiences are with them.

2. Playlist

Most DJs seem to play the same songs, but there are DJs that specialize in diverse genres.  A seasoned DJ should update their music collection regularly and be able to offer you an immense list of songs that will suit your needs.

3. Experience

Professional experience is essential when hiring a wedding DJ service. Rather than placing price as the main priority, ask about their experience first. Ask how long they have been playing music or been in the business. You surely will want to put your mind at rest knowing that a reputable DJ service will give it their best for your wedding’s success.

4. Equipment

Typically, DJ equipment is comprised of a professional sound system and dance floor lighting. The quality of the equipment partly determines the reputation of a DJ as the best DJs possess more sophisticated equipment that produces top-quality sound. If the equipment is worn out and not of good quality, then the party experience may not turn out good, even though the choices of music are really good.

5. Price

This should be the last thing to ask about. Note that top DJs in your locality will definitely cost more than average. Therefore, it is best to get a DJ that offers great services at a fair rate, and of course, not one that gives an extremely low rate.