How do you find the right match for you? How do you know whom to trust? Where do you go for advice?
First, this is not an easy task and it is very normal for couples to feel overwhelmed, frustrated or confused.
Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can be quite stressful.
It’s not as if you plan a wedding every day! This is all probably brand new to you, so be patient with yourself.
You want to hire vendors who you and your guests will feel comfortable with…because the more comfortable your guests are the more FUN they have. Each vendor should also match the style and vision of your wedding.
GO WITH YOUR GUT. If something feels “off” about the wedding vendor…you are probably right. Make sure you feel comfortable with them, you like them, and that his personality will be a good blend with your guests and reflect the tone of your wedding.
Here are 11 Questions to ask ALL your potential wedding professionals before booking:
- Will you be the DJ at our wedding?
- Can we meet with you in person before we book?
- How long have you been a DJ/MC?
- How many weddings do you do each year?
- How many other types of events do you do per year?
- Do you have a written agreement?
- Do you have public liability insurance?
- How do you keep your music library up-to-date?
- Do you have feedback surveys that will verify your level of skill and talent?
- Do you have some examples of your work? (Video or audio recordings)
- Will we meet again before the wedding?
One final bit of advice: READ YOUR CONTRACT. Make sure you understand everything that is written and ask questions if you do not. There IS no stupid question…except the one you don’t ask. Make sure you know the price as well as cancellation and refund policies.
Remember: if chosen wisely, the right wedding vendors will give you expert help and advice on every aspect of your wedding…for free!
For more tips and advice from someone that has had more than 25 years experience as a Wedding DJ in Melbourne. Check this out! Tips you find in a bridal magazine. A book written by yours truly and co authored by Derek Pengelly.