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Wedding DJs for Hire: The most frequently asked questions

Whether you’ve planned an intimate wedding reception of 50-100 people or want to throw a huge reception with over a thousand guests, you’re going to need quality music and at all the right moments.

A professional wedding DJ can keep your guests nicely entertained and the party going in full swing from start to finish. However, booking a wedding DJ can make a lot of questions pop up in your mind.

This brief article covers some of the most commonly asked questions about hiring a wedding a DJ:

When should I book a wedding DJ?

The moment you have a wedding date and venue confirmed, that’s when you should start shortlisting your wedding DJ. As you might imagine, the best DJ’s get quickly booked up, so you’d want to be at the front of the line in order to increase your chances of hiring some of the best ones out there.

Some couples have made wedding DJ bookings up to 12-18 months in advance and never regretted the decision. So the earlier you can get to them, the better.

Do I even need to hire a wedding DJ?

You don’t want the music and entertainment aspect of your wedding to be a disaster on the big day. If you still believe that you can pull it off better than a professional DJ can, then it might be wise to stop for a moment and give this some careful thought and consideration.

The last thing you want is to add another 20 or so bullet points and problems to solve on your DJ to-do list. For example: What’s the best way to find the right equipment? What songs should I play? How will I get the equipment to the venue?

Save yourself the unnecessary hassle and find a DJ who will not only handpick the best songs and adhere to your budget, but also stay in line with the sound or noise restrictions that come with the venue, as most do.

How much to wedding DJ’s cost in the UK?

Wedding DJs here can charge anywhere between £195 and £495, although some can charge close to £600. There are actually a number of factors that decide the price, including:
– Experience – More experienced and in-demand DJs will typically charge more.
– Distance – The amount of travelling your DJ must do will increase the quote.
– Timing – The timings you prefer for the DJ to show up can affect the rate. If you book them during peak timings, for instance, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer season, then it will cost you more.

How do I know the DJ will come up with the perfect playlist?

Well, you don’t! Not until you share your all-time favourite songs list with them, that is. However, have an open mind as your DJ will be more in-tune with what’s trendy and what will get everyone moving on the dance floor.

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