Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
How much do you charge?
This is the number one question we usually get even before we’re asked if available on a certain date. It totally makes sense because brides are just curious if we even fit their budget before they spend a lot of time talking with us so we’re happy to give you a quote before having to setup a meeting with us.
Our pricing just varies depending on which DJ you choose, the night of the week you’re having your wedding on, and what all we need to provide (ceremony sound system, lighting, etc.). Since we have a few DJs available it ranges from around $1000 up to about $3300 plus we offer discounts for weekday events and other off-peak dates. When we give you a quote it’s a flat-rate fee for your entire reception with no hidden or extra charges such as overtime.
Couples that choose us for their big day usually put a huge priority on the entertainment for their reception. We’ve never had a client tell us they chose us because we were the cheapest DJ they could find. That’s because those brides have all been to those weddings where a bad DJ totally ruined the evening and guests left early, so they want a DJ they can trust. We believe in doing fewer events each year so we can spend more time with our clients personalizing and creating an amazing reception for them and their guests. We truly believe if you take time to meet with us and discover why we’re different than all the other DJs out there then you’ll really appreciate us and understand why finding the right fit for your wedding is so important.
To see who’s available for your date and to get specific pricing for your wedding contact us here.
What makes you different than other DJ companies?
The most important thing that makes us different is that we are not one of those “cheesy” DJs that most people think of when you mention a wedding DJ. Secondly, the amount of time we spend before your big day helping you create an amazing reception is much different than the DJs that usually just show up at your wedding and wait for you to tell them what to do. We dedicate countless hours to making sure your reception goes as planned by actually planning face-to-face ahead of time. That’s the reason we’re called “It’s Your Night.” Also, our clients always tell us that we’re so easy to get a hold of compared to other DJs. They’ve told us that some companies didn’t even call them or email them back when they were looking to hire someone. Save yourself the stress in those days leading up to your wedding by avoiding a DJ company that doesn’t get back to you quickly.
What type of events do you specialize in?
We specialize in wedding receptions. Other DJs specialize in all sorts of other events like birthday parties, school dances, etc. but we’ve chosen to concentrate on weddings by keeping up with the latest bridal trends and being extremely organized when helping plan your big day. Just wait until you see our planning booklet! It’s much more detailed than other DJs who just offer a basic questionnaire form on their website.
Can we meet with you to be sure you’d be a good fit for our wedding?
Absolutely! We rarely book an event without meeting a couple in person to let them interview us and see if we are a good fit for their wedding. If you’re planning your wedding from out of the Dallas Fort Worth area we can always chat over the phone or do a Skype call when it’s convenient for you. We’re also very flexible on when we can meet since we know some brides are either working full-time or in school. A lot of our meetings take place in the evenings but we’re available during the day as well.
Do you have references or testimonials from past clients?
We send out feedback forms to each of our clients after their wedding. We are more than happy to share them with you. Most of our clients are available to speak with either over the phone or by email. We actually highly recommend that you contact past clients before you make a final decision on any DJ company.
Do you have insurance and why does my venue require that the DJ has it?
Yes, we have liability insurance and most venues will require that your DJ has at least a $1mil liability policy. Liability insurance protects the venue in case of unforeseen equipment falling and causing harm as well as provides medical compensation to the person in need. It’s a very rare circumstance that it would ever need to be used but it’s very important to be sure your DJ has a policy before booking them. If a client doesn’t find out until the wedding day that the venue requires it and they’ve hired a DJ without insurance it could mean the DJ won’t be able to setup and perform for the wedding.
When do I pay for my DJ services?
We just need a small retainer fee to reserve your date instead of the typical 50% like most companies require but the balance doesn’t need to be paid until 10 days before your reception. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. We also offer an interest-free payment plans to help you pay your balance each month leading up to your wedding.
What type of music do you play?
We offer just about every type of music. Our collection ranges from the big band era to today’s current top 40 hits! Since we specialize in weddings we will usually create a good mix of music for all ages and tastes. All of our songs are clean “radio-edits” so your guests won’t hear any objectionable or explicit lyrics. We’re also one of the few DJs that offer an extensive collection of Contemporary Christian music.
Do you allow clients to choose the music at their reception?
Absolutely! We are more than happy to play any special “must-play” songs or requests. We have some clients that are really into music and like to be more involved in the playlist than others but we never require our clients to go onto our website and choose all of the music they want at their wedding. As your DJ it’s our job to take on that responsibility for you and to make the planning process easy. If you simply give us a few songs you really like we can pick out other ones to fit. Think of it as your own human Pandora! During the dancing at your wedding it’s our job to observe what your guests enjoy and play the music that keeps them on the dance floor.
Who will be the DJ that shows up at my reception?
We think it’s important for you to interview the actual DJ that will be at your wedding so when you contact us we’ll see who is available and let you interview them in person to see if they would be a good fit for your wedding. The DJ who meets with you initially is also the DJ that does all the planning and coordinating with you and is the DJ who comes to perform at your reception. You’ll also be able to call, text, or email your DJ directly anytime you need something…no need to funnel your questions through a receptionist or someone else that doesn’t know the details of your event!
Do you offer a contract to protect your clients?
Yes, in fact most companies offer contracts that protect only their company. Our contract protects you as well. It does not include any sneaky fine print or confusing legal wording…just peace of mind! It includes all of your reception information and the fees you’ll expect to pay.
Do you emcee my reception and is that included in the price?
Yes, We are not only your DJ but also the emcee for your reception. As your spokesperson, we keep your guests informed with any announcements that need to be made throughout the evening. There is no extra charge for this, just part of the package!
Since you attend weddings just about every weekend, can you help me plan and coordinate my reception?
Yes, we have lots of ideas to make your reception a huge success! You simply tell us what type of mood you’d like to create and we can offer suggestions to help make it happen. Our reception planning and coordination is included in your package. First, we give you a detailed reception planner workbook for you and your fiancé to work on together. Then, closer to the wedding, we sit down with you face-to-face and help you come up with the agenda for the entire reception. About a week before your wedding we send a copy of your reception agenda to all of your other vendors so everyone is on the same page. During your reception we coordinate the entire evening so you can simply relax and have a great time with your guests.
What will you wear at my reception?
We usually dress in a full tuxedo with a black dress shirt and a black silk long tie but we can customize our appearance to whatever you have in mind. Since we’re often the first person your guests will see when they arrive it’s important for us to look professional.
When will you arrive to set up at my reception?
This all depends on how much set-up time is needed. We usually arrive at least 2 hours before your reception to make sure everything is completely set up and tested by the time your first guest arrives. For larger weddings we may need additional set-up time. As always, we do not charge you extra for any amount of set-up time.
What type of equipment do you use?
We use the latest in professional sound equipment. No home stereo gear or consumer grade equipment is used at your reception. Denon, Shure, Crown, Bose, and JBL are just a few of the name brands we use. We also use professional wireless microphones for all announcements. All of our sound equipment sets inside custom made cases that rest on top of any standard banquet table. All wires are kept out of sight for a very clean and organized appearance. After all, you spend lots of money on making everything look elegant so why should the DJ’s set-up be any different?
Do you put up cheesy banners or advertisements for your company?
No way! We don’t come to your wedding to advertise our business over the microphone or by displaying any signage. Remember, this is your night so we will not post any banners or posters with our company name displayed on them. If your guests are curious who we are, they’ll come up and ask.
What’s the next step?
If you’ve read through these Q&A’s and you like what you’ve read then click here to contact us and find out if we’re available on your date. If so, we can meet with you, your fiance, and anyone else helping you plan your wedding, so that you can interview us and see if we’re the right fit for your reception.