4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Wedding DJ

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Wedding DJ

By Toast Entertainment | February 16th, 2023 | Categories: Wedding | 0 Comments


Planning a wedding is exciting and fun but can also be stressful. There are many details to consider, from selecting your dress to finding the right venue. One thing that we often forget about is the music at our reception. After all, we’re so caught up in ensuring everything goes smoothly that we only realize how important it is to hire a professional DJ once it’s too late! But before you book your favorite band or musician friend who plays guitar, consider these five tips for hiring a wedding DJ:

Not Asking For A Contract

A contract is the most important thing when working with a wedding DJ. After all, unless you’ve been married before, it’s likely that this will be your first marriage and the first time you’ll be planning a wedding. You want to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible on the big day—and having a contract in place will ensure that happens.

If there is any unexpected issue or problem during your reception (and believe me: there will be), it can worsen things if no one is aware of what they agreed to beforehand. A contract helps ensure that everyone knows what they’re getting into before they sign on the dotted line; it also protects both parties from potential conflicts later down the road.

Not Booking Early Enough

There are a lot of reasons to book your DJ early, but the most important is that you need to ensure they’re available on your wedding day. You want to avoid a last-minute scramble to find someone who can perform at your wedding if they get booked up with other people. Another good reason is that you want to be able to negotiate the best deal possible with them. This means that if you wait until the last minute, there may not be any DJs left who are willing to offer you their services for less than whatever fee other DJs are charging at this time (and by then, everyone else has already booked their DJs).

Finally, booking early means both parties can start thinking about what songs will be played during those special moments in your life and get excited about it!

Not Checking Their Song Library

Organizing the music for your wedding is one of the most important things you can do in preparation for your big day. It’s also one of the most time-consuming and stressful things on a couple’s to-do list, so finding someone who knows what they’re doing and has a good track record with weddings is essential.

However, it’s not enough to check that the DJ has everything they need regarding equipment—you also need to ensure they have access to your favorite songs before hiring them!

You can ask them how many songs they have in their library and how many they could play if everyone at your wedding wanted them played at once (and let’s be honest—they probably would). If there are any gaps in their collection, ask if they’ll fill them with requests from guests or additional purchases.

Not Testing Out The Event Space

It’s essential to do your research and check out the space before you book a DJ. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so ensure that your venue can accommodate the number of guests you’re inviting. Also, make sure there are no noise restrictions during certain hours or times of year (like weddings).

Check for any safety, lighting, or sound issues before booking a DJ for your event space.


Planning a wedding can be stressful, and your DJ may not seem like the most important thing on your mind. But trust us: if you make these mistakes, it could be disastrous!

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