I have decided to go with your company for our DJ, uplighting and photo booth. What’s the next step?
First, we’ll confirm all the details and email a contract for the service(s) you’ve chosen. The signed contract and deposit are due back to complete booking. We accept deposits by check, money order, cash and all major credit cards.
Once the services are booked, what happens as the wedding date gets closer?
Your completed info forms are due back to us about 6 weeks before the wedding. Feel free to contact the office any time you have a question, information to submit, or simply need to speak to your DJ. Final balances are normally due 30 days prior to the event. Your DJ and lighting designer will confirm the final details with you on the Monday prior to the wedding. Of course, this is flexible based on your schedule.
I am getting married outside at my venue, in the gazebo. Can the DJ play music for this too?
Yes! Whether outside or in another ballroom indoors, an on-site wedding ceremony merely requires a second DJ system with microphones so that all the guests will clearly hear the officiant and your vows. Most ceremonies last about 20-30 minutes, but you will also need music before the ceremony starts, during the time your guests are arriving. Therefore, you’ll need an extra hour added for your ceremony, prior to the start of the reception.
I’m confused. I’ve contacted several top DJ companies with very similar reviews. We’ve been quoted both higher and lower prices. They all say they are the best! Why are there so many different prices for basically the same thing?
It is only perceived to be the same thing. Even within the same company, each DJ is unique, with his own personality, level of experience, reputation, people skills, musical knowledge and talent as a DJ/MC. DJs don’t all deliver identical results. The tough part is narrowing down the field without letting the price alone rule your decision. If you decide to book a great DJ who is the perfect fit for you but costs a bit more than your DJ budget, many couples simply reduce (or omit) a less important expenditure and are still able to stick to their original total budget. A bad DJ = a bad wedding.
Can we have the DJ’s email and phone number after we book him?
Yes, but we prefer all DJ contact to be made through our office, which not only assures you of a speedy response, but also allows us to keep a record of every call, email, time change, new idea, completed info form or song list you send your DJ, as back-up for your protection. This safeguard also means you’ll have a reply even if your DJ is ill, away on vacation or ever has any email or cellular service issues. Just let us know whenever you need to speak to your DJ and we’ll make it happen.
Do we have to feed or tip the vendors we hire?
Vendor meals or gratuities for outstanding results are entirely at the client’s option, but certainly appreciated.
Do your DJs run the uplighting as part of their service?
No, we’ve found a better way… DJs run the music, the wedding timeline, and make all formal announcements while a professional lighting designer operates our top-of-the-line, wireless, battery-powered, LED uplights by remote control. A dedicated designer can totally focus on making effective, tasteful lighting changes, timed to accompany your special pre-planned moments and will add “wow-factor” and energy to the packed dance floor. Frankly, we prefer the results from our degreed lighting experts using high-end LED flood fixtures, but we now offer an option at a reduced cost without a lighting designer or pre-planning of color theme changes. In this case only, the DJ sets-up and operates the uplights.
What’s included in your basic DJ price?
Our 5-hour DJ price quote includes the following: DJ consultations, travel*, set-up, break-down, professional sound system and wireless microphone, on-site back-up gear, detailed agency information forms for advanced timeline planning, day-of-wedding coordination of all your other vendors (very important), music acquisition and programming plus continuous musical entertainment and MC announcement/coordination services as needed throughout your event * A nominal travel surcharge may be quoted for distances over 50 miles.
After we meet with a DJ from your company, will you hold him until we reach a decision?
Our policy is to hold the DJ exclusively until the time of your personal consultation with him. Once you’ve met, if you need more time and are not ready to reserve the DJ, the date becomes available to the next inquiry. The way we look at it, you certainly have the right to continue your search with no commitment to us, and the DJ deserves the same option.
What happens if I have to postpone or cancel my wedding?
Those are two very different circumstances. Simple postponement means you still intend to get married and use the services you originally booked… just on a different date. Check with us first before selecting the new date and we can let you know all our available dates so you’ll have no problem switching everything. A cancellation due to a death is something beyond your control and we would issue a full refund if the wedding cannot be rescheduled. Cancellation by choice (eloped instead, called it off) are subject to the terms of the contract, which protects the interests of both parties.
Do you offer discounts for off-season weddings?
Yes, you can count on a discounted rate when the demand for our services is less (January thru March), or for Monday-Thursday weddings.
Why aren’t your prices on your website?
Since every wedding is different, pricing will depend on the details of your wedding and the options you need. We can’t quote an accurate price until we know the following: 1) the date of your wedding (since an off-season discount may apply) 2) the venue/city and state, since a travel fee may apply (Cape Cod, Maine, Newport, RI etc) 3) how many hours of service do you need? 4) whether you require an additional sound system and extra overtime for an on-site ceremony, etc. Once we have the basic information about your event we will be happy to quote you a price.
Can we view the DJ at a wedding?
Any DJ who allows you to view them at a wedding will probably invite potential clients to crash your wedding too. Viewing a performance also assumes that the DJ will be playing the same music at your wedding when it should always be a unique mixture of music based on that couple’s preferences and differing from what he will do to match your tastes. We feel that a combination of videos, numerous verified reviews and an in-depth, personal meeting with the DJ you are considering far exceeds dropping by a private event and feeling awkward for 20 minutes while watching the DJ perform music to fit a different crowd or client’s vision.