What You Need to Know When You Hire a Professional Wedding DJ

hire-a-professional-wedding-djOne of the most important things to consider when planning your wedding is the music. You don’t want to choose a music provider simply because they are the “cheapest in town.” You want to select a professional wedding DJ who has a lot of experience working in the Rhode Island wedding industry, someone who can steer you in the right direction and help you plan the wedding day of your dreams.

Live Band vs. Professional Wedding DJ
While some couples opt to hire a live band, there is definitely something to be said for hiring a professional wedding DJ. When you dance to your “special song” for your first dance as husband and wife, do you want a watered-down cover version of your song or do you want to dance to the professional radio-ready recorded version? The point is, when you hire a live band you never know what you are going to get, but when you hire Exceptional Wedding DJs, you can count on hearing the songs you love the way they were meant to be played.

Consider the Acoustics
When it comes to the music that you choose for your special event, the venue must be considered as well. Whether you are having an outdoor or indoor event, whether the space has noise restrictions or if there is an echo – all these things need to be considered. Hiring a professional wedding DJ that has lots of experience working with local Rhode Island weddings can be a huge benefit in this area. Chances are they have already worked your venue of choice and will know what they need to do to ensure that your sound is perfectly balanced from your walk down the aisle to the last dance of the evening.

Custom Music Playlist
When you are planning your Rhode Island wedding, it is important to ensure that you have a voice in the songs that will be played on your special day. When you work with a professional wedding DJ, you can rest assured that you will have the opportunity to create your very own custom music playlist. Meet with your DJ to talk about the music that you want played pre-ceremony, during the ceremony, during special events and throughout the reception. When you take time to set up a custom music playlist, you won’t have to worry about hearing songs you don’t like or don’t feel are appropriate for all of your guests.

Demand Experience
When you interview potential DJs to hire for your wedding ceremony and reception, make sure to ask lots of questions. It will pay off in the end to hire a professional wedding DJ who has years of experience and knowledge of the local wedding industry. Exceptional Wedding DJs will stand out from the crowd, will be able to give you references and will have top quality equipment and a strong customer service policy. Check out all of the packages available from Exceptional Wedding DJs to ensure that you choose the best package for your special event at a price you can afford.

Find Out About Extras
Most services that you will hire for your wedding ceremony and reception will have a list of services offered along with some extras that you can add on for an additional fee. Professional wedding DJs also offer extra services, such as premium lighting, professional Emcee services, custom playlists, guest photo booths and much more. When you sit down to consult with Exceptional Wedding DJs, make sure to ask about all of the extra features and options you would like to include at your Rhode Island wedding.

Get It in Writing
A contract protects both you and your professional wedding DJ from any misunderstandings or problems throughout your working relationship. Most professional companies will require a contract, but make sure to ask about having one just in case. Exceptional Wedding DJs will provide a professional contract, complete with an outline of the services to be provided and the date that the event will occur. You don’t want to make a verbal agreement with someone on something as important as the music for your wedding ceremony and reception only to have them double-book the date and be unable to perform at your event.

What Will They Wear?
Make sure to speak with your professional wedding DJ about what they will be wearing throughout the wedding ceremony and reception. Choose a company that offers professional looking staff that will show up wearing a black and white tuxedo, business attire or professional-looking casual attire, according to the dress code of your wedding. You don’t want them to be over or under-dressed for the occasion. If you are doing a theme wedding, such as a period-style event, speak with Exceptional Wedding DJs about wearing something even more special for your big day.

If you are planning a wedding in Rhode Island, contact Exceptional Wedding DJs. With 20 years of experience working in the wedding music industry, we can help you with everything from choosing the music for your wedding to setting up contacts with reputable local vendors. Call us today for more information on all of our professional wedding DJ services.