3 Ways To Spot A Bad Wedding DJ
Shopping for a wedding DJ? Overwhelmed by all the choices? Exactly what is the difference between a $350 Craig’s List DJ and a professional fulltime wedding entertainer? Here are a few ways to weed out the bad from the good wedding DJs.
- No website – Let’s be serious. In this day and age, your DJ should have an up-to-date website, blog and Facebook page. (Not just a Facebook page with a couple posts) If you can’t find video clips, audio recordings and photos of recent weddings that reflect what you are looking for at your wedding – just move on.
- No response – If you call, email or text a wedding DJ – proper business etiquette says you should expect a response within a day. An autoresponder of “I’m not in the office” does not count. We all get our emails instantly on our smartphones and we never go anywhere without them – so why would it take more than a day to respond if they were serious about entrusting them with the success of your wedding. A quick personal response is expected – even if they are on vacation. If they take more than 2 days to respond – they probably have another career and DJing your wedding will just be a distraction to them. Steer clear.
- No price list – If they don’t list their prices (or price ranges) on their website or can’t send you a printed price list – they probably are making it up for each inquiry. Something seems fishy – keep shopping.
The average cost for a wedding DJ in our area (New England) is between $1300 and $1600. I am sure DJ’s know what they are worth and charge a fee that is representative to the quality of their work and skill level. Don’t expect that a $600 DJ is going to give you the same experience that a $2000 wedding DJ will. Would you work for $600 if you were worth more than that? Would you stay in business if you were not worth the $2000 price tag that you charge? The success of your reception hangs in the balance – choose wisely.
Rob Alberti is owner of Rob Alberti’s Event Services