It’s no secret that planning a wedding requires a lot of time, energy and money. One of the most important items for your big day, is the entertainment! A DJ can make or break your reception and booking the perfect professional should not be taken lightly! There is nothing more frustrating than booking a service for your special day, to then have that service cancel on you with no back-up plan in place. Being in the wedding industry since 1974, we have seen all the horror stories happen to real brides and grooms! So, what do you do if your wedding DJ cancels on you? Read on to learn how to research and book reliable DJs, plan ahead, and create a stress-free experience for your wedding day.
Hiring The Perfect DJ
After you book your date and venue, one of your next priorities should be finding a DJ! You could start by simply googling DJs, but you may come to find that there are hundreds of DJs out there with similar services listed on their website. This may make it challenging to narrow down your options. We recommend finding your vendor’s referrals. Your venue works with DJs every weekend, so they will likely be able to provide you with a “preferred vendor list”. Make sure to read reviews and do your research when contacting the DJ company initially.
Questions To Ask Your Potential DJ
Booking a DJ is so much more than comparing prices. Be sure to ask plenty of questions to find out if you are a good match with each other! Below are the questions we receive from clients and recommend asking:
1. Can we create a customized playlist?
2. Do you, emcee,/make announcements?
3. How long has your company been in business?
4. What sets you apart from other DJs?
5. What is your backup plan if you become unavailable?
That last question is VERY important to ask. It doesn’t happen often when a vendor becomes unavailable, but unfortunately, things do happen. It is ideal for the company you go with to be able to have a backup option in place in case availability changes! Life-altering events do occur, unfortunately, where a DJ may get sick, have a family emergency, or even have a car breakdown on the way to your wedding. Because things like this happen, we recommend booking with a company that has the ability to ensure a DJ will be able to pick up your event with ease.
What Happens If Your Wedding DJ Cancels in Omaha?
You’ve now booked your DJ company and know that your wedding day is covered. Now you need to plan out the details of your ceremony and reception (in case something happens to your original DJ!) The easiest way to do this is to provide a detailed list of all songs and requests. List what kind of icebreakers and games you want! If you have special dances or announcements that need to be made, make sure to provide that as well. This way, if your original DJ is no longer available, it will be a smooth hand-off for the backup DJ.
If you follow these easy steps, you will have an easy and stress-free experience while planning out the rest of your wedding! Remember, you only get to plan this wedding once, so make sure to do it right!
Contact us today to find the perfect DJ and be a resource for your big day!
Complete Weddings + Events in Omaha
Planning a wedding is an exciting time in your life, but when it starts to become overwhelming, know there are experts who are happy to help! Contact Complete Weddings + Event for advice or to set up a consultation for your Omaha event!