Have you played at that reception before?
It’s is not a crucial part to picking the DJ, but it is best you give the DJ enough information about the venue so they have an idea of the logistics, set up and layout and acoustics of the space. At Melbourne DJ hire, we find it best to call ahead and to speak to the venue manager or coordinator to get an idea of how many speakers to bring and where to place the lights or any other extra machines you might order like a bubble, smoke or snow machine.
What type of equipment do you have?
This will give you an idea of his experience and skill but it is also good to know from an aesthetic and logistical level. What does it look like and how much space it takes up? At Melbourne DJ hire we have a range of DJs with a wide range of equipment. Some have small simple set ups to suit a smaller venue and space and some have extravagant lights, decks, and pimped up speakers. If you would like you can even request what type of set up of style you would like and we will try to get one of our Melbourne DJs to match the set up to your liking.
Do you have a demo recording of a wedding or event you have done in the past?
Watching him in action will give you the best sense of his interaction with the crowd. His energy, personality, style and level of professionalism. If possible you can even ask if the DJ plays anywhere in Melbourne, if he does then make it an excuse for a night out and hear him play. Of course if he only does private functions then this option isn’t possible.
The Djs at Melbourne DJ hire are constantly recording fun and entertaining videos of the night, one night we just had to get the camera out because 500 guests were dancing to the Nutbush. It was amazing! We also like to take videos of guests when the night get really rowdy and everyone including grandma is on the dance floor. Of course when we slow things down and all the couples of all ages stay and sway along to the music, we occasionally step back and film the magical moment as well. If we do get footage of some awesome dance moves from your wedding we will be sure to forward that to you!
My next post will be about my favourite wedding songs! The love songs and the dance anthems!