The entertainment of a wedding is incredibly important, and thus, it becomes incredibly important to spend time considering what type of entertainment will suit your vision. It will be a challenge for the inexperienced, but Los Angeles is well supplied in all sorts of wedding entertainment options. In general, couples will choose between a live wedding band or a professional wedding disc-jockey to provide the entertainment in the form of music. On one hand, a live band is great at creating a specific atmosphere for the night for a higher cost and are more of a challenge to coordinate, on the other hand, a disc-jockey provides a limitless digital archive of music with the support of a wireless internet connection but sometimes are not able to replicate a similar atmosphere that live bands produce. If you are in the market for a professional disc-jockey, it may take some time and effort to find the right person, but they are out there waiting for you. Below we have provided a brief guide which should serve to help you in this phase.
The very first task to complete is to start your search off for candidates with the recommendations of your friends, family, and colleagues, in particular, anyone who has been married recently, or has been involved in a wedding in some facet. You will want to discuss with a venue coordinator their recommendations for the job, because they may produce a list of preferred or exclusive vendors in which you may be required to make your selections from. Another great resource is online wedding directories or guide websites as they provide great informational sources on wedding vendors including details on pricing, bridal testimonials, reviews, pictures, videos, etc.! It helps to focus on professionals who specialize in weddings and boast their experience. Call each candidate up, and ask of their availability on the date of your wedding. It helps to only book appointments with the disc-jockeys that are not booked on your big day.
The second task will be to commence the interview process off with each candidate. You will want to ask each potential disc-jockey plenty of questions, and you need to share your vision of the wedding music with them. You will want to ask them of their experience in the field, and how many weddings they perform for on a yearly average. You should ask for a video of them demonstrating their abilities at a previous wedding, most professionals are more than willing to comply with this request. Go over song list details, guest song requests, and more crucially, their microphone or emcee style. Be sure to relay your expectations, and be certain they understand them. If you foresee yourself being comfortable with this person, exchange personal information, and discuss the costs of their services. It is wise to ask for a sample invoice from each candidate so you can determine who is going to deliver the most bass for your buck by comparing each prospective disc-jockey side-by-side.
With the last task, we simply suggest you take some time to deliberate over your choices with your partner, or perhaps your parents and planner as well. Trust your instincts and be as diligent as possible, and as long as you do these things, you should feel pretty comfortable with a particular disc-jockey. Once this happens, you ought to sign a contract right away with them, and place a deposit to ensure their services. With this phase complete, you can now boogie-oogie-oogie until you just can not boogie anymore on the night of your wedding!