After reviewing some of the premiere DJ/MC websites in Los Angeles, CA. and NYC I have compiled some useful information for couples seeking a wedding DJ/MC.
DJ Craig of L.A. goes further on topics I briefly touched on in my first post by noting:
“Surveys reveal that AFTER their receptions, 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment. And almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
* 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
* Entertainment, on the average, is 4% of the cost of the entire reception.
* 39% of Brides say their greatest fear is not having fun at their reception.
* During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer. Reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. One week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
* 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.
(Sources include The Knot, The Association for Wedding Professionals International, Bride’s Millennium Report: Wedding Love & Money, USA Today, National Bridal Service, Bride’s Magazine”
What does your DJ’s system sound and look like?
How does he select music and decide what songs are most likely to work well for your party?
What is the best way to organize, plan and coordinate your event?
What is your DJ’s “performance style”?
How well does he know the music that is important to you?
Is the DJ a full time professional or or more of a part time hobbyist?
What kind of equipment does he use?
How much experience does he have at coordinating a event like yours?
How are his public speaking skills?