Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we offer a simple contract that assures you that we will show up at your venue on-time. The contract also books our DJ for your venue and assures that your date is not booked by someone else.
Your date will be held as long in advance as you need (even 2 years in advance). A deposit is required at the time of reservation.
I’m very personal with you, I get to know the bride and groom, and I do a personal consultation.
If I can do your wedding on the date you specify, then yes, I will be the DJ. If I cannot provide the service for you at that time, I will bring a DJ to meet with you a month before your wedding, whom I deem every bit as competent as myself.
We will provide a bio of the DJ, their experience, equipment, etc.
One is assigned depending on availability, but all our DJs are very professional, have years of experience, and have been trained the exact same way.
Yes, of course, I always meet with the bride & groom before the wedding. It’s more personal. I would never sign a contract with anyone, unless I met them first!
I usually meet one time, about 30 – 60 days out. But if you want to meet with me again, I will certainly do that.
I’ll go over exactly what you will do when you first come in the door, until the time you leave. This will make you feel more at ease. And I will follow up with an email reminder, requesting the information I’ll need from you, that will read something like “Please send me all your info 60 days prior to the wedding, including the bridal party’s names, and an itinerary of the wedding plan: what will happen, when it will happen, and in what order?”
Yes, it’s good to go through everything, so definitely, there WILL be a checklist.
I’m more “personal.” I make sure I meet with the bride and groom, and make sure you’re comfortable with me. I make sure you have an itinerary of what’s going to happen during the wedding.
I have a huge, huge library of music! I have the right equipment to download anything you might want, so long as I have a Wi-Fi connection.
I began as a DJ in 1988, and progressed into weddings about the year 2000. So I’ve done about 100 – 150 weddings since then.
Yes, that’s included
$900 – $1,200
Yes, of course
I do weddings only
I do not perform for more than one wedding in a day. If that involves music during the wedding ceremony, then travel to a different location, that’s actually two “events,” and there’s an upcharge to do that.
Yes, of course. We can give you the phone numbers of 5 – 10 references, starting with the most recent.
I’ve performed at almost every reception site in the city. I’ve performed just about everywhere you can think of, including…
- Music Hall
- Hyatt Regency
- Hall of Mirrors
- Newport Syndicate
- The Madison Event Center
- The Phoenix
- Manor House Banquet Center
- Paul Brown Stadium
- Newport Aquarium
- Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
- Four Bridges Country Club
- The Shepard Place
- The Farm
- Rhinegeist Brewery
- Taft Museum of Art
- Great American Ball Park
YES! The wedding of Anna Townsend, who at the time was a news anchor for Channel 12. About every news anchor you can possibly think of was there!
Our company always has an “On Call” DJ in case something happens to the contracted DJ.
Yes. That’s included in our fee.
My announcements are very upbeat. I try to be as clear as possible. I do NOT try to “entertain,” tell jokes, etc. Your wedding is about having fun and dancing, and being with your loved ones. It’s not about ME trying to run the wedding!
By “reading the crowd” and playing the kind of music that gets them on the dance floor.
I bring out a “line dance” song. I know what makes Mom & Dad & Granny get up and dance. If I’m playing something that nobody is feeling, I’ll slow and cut it in about 30 – 40 seconds then play something very upbeat that everybody knows. I know what gets people out there to dance.
I generally start with music that appeals to the older generation first, (music or the ‘50s) because they’re the ones who usually go home the earliest. Then I progress through music of the ’60, ‘70s, 80s’ ‘90s etc. the music that appeals more to the younger people, as they usually tend to stay later.
I go to the Billboard Top 50 every month, and what I don’t have I listen to (to see if it would be a good fit for a wedding), then I download it through Youtube.
I keep up with all the updated songs. For the Millennials I play music that’s not so traditional. I cater to every bride and groom’s needs. Whatever you want to do, I’ll work with you to get it done.
Classical, Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock
I ask you what YOU want. I will suggest songs for cutting of the cake, Father/Daughter dance songs, and so on.
If you want specific songs, just let me know. I’ll download them and make sure they get played throughout the night.
Yes, of course. In fact I would prefer that you do. I don’t want to play songs that you don’t like.
Song requests are handled by YOU, the bride and groom ONLY. I will not do a song request unless the guest can provide a password given them by the bride and groom.
No! It would be rude of me to invite someone to the wedding to watch me perform. The bride and groom do not appreciate people showing up whom they don’t know. People get really offended at this.
Within 2 weeks of our first meeting.
At least an hour early, to make sure everything is set up and a sound check is done.
My basic DJ dress is a button down dress shirt and dress pants. If you require other dress, please let me know in advance, and I’ll accommodate, within reason. Suits and tux are OK.
The exact same as what I wear to the wedding.
Depending on the cost of the wedding, typically $200.
DJ services up to 6 hours (which includes setting up and tearing down), music, MC services, and I provide all the equipment.
$100 per hour
The initial meeting, the deposit, the signed contract, the itinerary (within two weeks of the initial meeting), the songs you want for the processional/recessional, the events you are doing, the names of each bridesmaid and groomsman, and just how you want the wedding to proceed.
Wi-Fi, a skirted banquette table, and a chair, close to an electrical outlet
No… no breaks at all.
Absolutely NOT! No smoking or drinking during the wedding!
PV speakers (self-powered, amplified speakers), a Dell Laptop with Dre Beats, Virtual DJ software, Numark Mixer, and Shure mikes.
I bring a backup laptop with hard drive. I don’t bring backup speakers, but if one speaker goes out, the remaining one is enough to power the wedding. I do have access to other equipment in the event of a total equipment failure.
No, I don’t use them! They result in feedback and “cutting-out.” I do have a 100 foot cable that can get you almost anywhere in the wedding.
My set up is very professional and not ungodly self-promotional. Your wedding day is not a reason for me to advertise my services. My table setup is very discreet
When the bride and groom show up at the reception.
Lighting, HD video screen, photo booth… pretty much anything we can do, for an upcharge.