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Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times for the bride and groom but it also comes with its fair share of stress especially when it comes to wedding vendors. Choosing the right wedding entertainment for your wedding is crucial to ensuring a memorable celebration. So, whether you're leaning towards a live band or a DJ, it's essential to ask the right questions to ensure they match your expectations and everything is in place.

Scroll below to bookmark key questions to ask your wedding DJ or band ahead of your big day! 🎺🎶

Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Band/DJ

1. On Availability & Experience

  • Are you available on our wedding date?
  • Do you take destination wedding bookings as well?
  • Can you provide references or reviews from previous clients?
  • Can we come to hear you play/perform at some other wedding?
  • Have you performed at our wedding venue before, and are you familiar with any specific rules or restrictions?

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2. Performance Logistics

  • How long do you typically perform for, and do you offer overtime if needed?
  • Will there be any breaks during your performance?
  • Are you open to creating a customized song playlist based on our preferences?
  • Do you offer a rehearsal or sound check to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding?
  • Do you provide Master of Ceremonies Services, such as making announcements?

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3. On Setup

  • How much space do you require for setup, and do you have any specific electrical needs?
  • When will you arrive to set up for the event?
  • How long does setup typically take?
  • Do you provide your sound equipment and lighting?
  • Do you need to coordinate with other wedding vendors to ensure a smooth timeline for the evening?
  • How many team members will you be bringing to the wedding?
  • Will you need assistance with load-in and load-out, and if so, what arrangements need to be made?

4. On Pricing & Cancellation

  • What is included in your pricing package?
  • Do you require an advance payment? What percentage of advance payment do you take?
  • Are there any additional fees we should be aware of (travel, overtime, etc.)?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

5. Special Requests

  • Are you comfortable taking song requests from wedding guests during the event?

6. Attire

  • What will you and your team wear to the wedding?

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7. Backup Plans

  • Do you have backup performers or DJs available in case of an unexpected situation?
  • Will you bring backup equipment in case of technical issues?
  • Can we schedule a final consultation closer to the wedding date to confirm the details?

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Questions to Ask Your Wedding Band/DJ