They say love is in the air. Well, in Daytona Beach, it is easy to see why. Talk about the ideal place to have your wedding. The ambiance is truly astounding and provides such a romantic feel and tone. Whether you choose to have your ceremony on the beach or not, the atmosphere anywhere you are will be a huge part of your memories in the years to come. And what goes with a good time and a great atmosphere more than a professional DJ. We realize that there are some really good DJs out there and some really poor one and then everything in between. But when you find that one perfect candidate, your reception will be hopping like you have never dreamed. But the key is this, you have to find that perfect one for you and your needs. And you increase your chances by putting in the hard work of investigating those who are operating in the Daytona beach area and then interviewing the most promising prospects. This guide should help you focus in on the one that would be the best option for your wedding reception.
Start out by probing into their background. Is this their full-time business? Do they focus primarily on weddings? You need to know that there is a huge difference between a DJ that does events like birthdays and a wedding DJ. There are a lot more responsibilities to being a wedding DJ. So you definitely want to find out about their flexibility and their versatility because these are two attributes that a wedding DJ usually possesses. Talk for quite awhile about song lists. A professional DJ should be willing to customize your soundtrack based on your likes and dislikes. To go along with the music, ask each candidate what kinds of techniques they employ to get the crowd into the action. You want to see a live event that is totally pumping not everyone sitting on their hands.
Will they accept song requests? There are some that will and some that will not. You need to decide if this is something that you have your heart set on. How important is it to you? Never hire anyone until you have heard real sound clips of them performing. Have them play some examples of their mixing. When it is done correctly, you will never know it because things go so smoothly. Talk a bit about their sound equipment. Is it top of the line or something they bought at a garage sale? What if something were to happen to their equipment, do they have backups?
Have they ever played at your chosen wedding venue before? This can be a huge advantage for you. If they have not, ask each candidate if they are willing to make a site visit with you should you hire them in order to scope out the best way to have things setup along with the acoustics. Some DJs offer additional services like laser light shows or large video screens with graphics that mesh with the music being played. See if this is the case and how much extra it would cost. Ask them point blank why you should hire them as your wedding DJ. What separates them from their competition? Eventually you will need to bring the conversation around to price. They will probably show you a number of wedding packages that they offer. Does one of them look good to you? Is the price in range of your budget? Hopefully, one of your candidates will stand out and you will be able to ask them for a written contract to sign. You need the best entertainment that you can find and your special day deserves nothing less.