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7 Indispensable Tips For Choosing a Professional DJ

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1) Find a professional that will personally plan your reception with you…  Remember, it is your reception. Find an Entertainment Director who cares. A good DJ/MC will meet with you about 2 weeks before the event and guide you through the planning worksheet he sent you. Regardless of how busy he is, you are paying him to afford particular attention to all the details of your reception, and you deserve it. Then he will use your plan to coordinate the reception.

2) Spend the money for a professional – Find a professional that has lots of references you can contact, and lots of testimonials. If he helps you plan the wedding, he’s worth it! Think of how much you spend on the dress, photographer and so on.

Also, make sure the man hired is the man playing your wedding. You don’t want a bait and wwitch situation!

3) References, references, references… Did I mention this? Any vendor should have plenty of current references from many happy brides – pages of them, and he should offer them to you first meeting. Call or email some of the brides on the sheets. You should be able to check most references.

4) Interview and hire your own vendors – Don’t count on the “House Package” vendor to be your professional choice.

5) Personality counts –Sit with him. Do you like him? Is he willing to help you make the reception fun and unique, and will he take charge at the reception to ensure that you leave with a beautiful memory? Does he share his energy and joy with you? If yes to all, consider hiring him.

6) Experience counts – An experienced vendor will be able to handle any unexpected situation with calm and dignity. He always brings back-up gear, play music from all generations and take requests.  Also, he will get to know you (and your family) before the announcements, and he will work with the House Coordinator to plan the dinner and events. He will be your answer, and invaluable to you.

7) Equipment –Make sure his gear is top of the line, and that he brings back-up, just in case

Bonus tip – Find a professional that genuinely wants to share a personalized wedding. Don’t just fill in a form and fax it in! You would not do this with your car. Would you do it for your wedding!

{Guest Blogger} Tom Salatto, a premier writer for and The Examiner online – Weddings.  Owner of the Starry Nite Entertainment, and has guided brides through their wedding process with caring and over 23 years’ experience in the wedding industry. For the last 2 years we were voted (by CT. brides) the “Bride’s Choice Award” from, have been David’s Bridal only Preferred Entertainment Vendor in Connecticut since 2010, and we’re rated A+ on the I attribute these accolades to my willingness to care for the bride. Planning is everything!

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