We’ve compiled a great selection of Perth Wedding DJ options and some handy tips to do with your wedding reception entertainment. You may also consider a photo booth, dance floor, indoor fireworks, maybe reception photography and games. There’s lot to consider as you’ll have around 6-8 hours to plan for.
Weddings are one of the best days of a couple’s life, and a wedding reception is where the party happens, so having a good DJ at your main event is paramount. Perth has lots of DJs to choose from and we’ve compiled a short list of some awesome ones who’ll not only play your favourite music but are also great to deal with and have the latest DJ gear.
How to hire a DJ for your wedding?
Hiring a DJ can be an easy task, but the main thing is to ensure you meet before you hire one and ensure you get along and that their personality matches your requirements. Don’t forget your wedding reception isn’t just about playing music, it’s also about them interacting with your guest and their presentation. Most DJs will also MC on the night and keep timing schedule. There are a lot of moving parts to your reception, food, photo booth, drinks, cake cut, first dance, wedding games, speeches, desert, indoor fireworks, guest book, gifts and cards and anything else that may be of interest to you. Here are some things to consider and potentially ask your DeeJay (yes, you can spell it multiple ways)
- Prepare your playlist
- Consider your guest’s music taste (not just your own)
- Work out your “do not play” list
- Review contract/agreement
- Consider costs
- What happens if reception goes over time
- What happens if DJ gear fails ? ie. speakers/decks/power etc.
- What happens if the chosen DJ falls sick is not available.
- Do they have insurance
- What do they wear on the day
- Are requests from guests welcome ? This is more for you to answer too
- Have they worked in your chosen reception venue
- Will they upload photos from your wedding reception to their social media for self promotion
- Will they brand their DJ desk or bring a sign (yep, some DeeJays still do this)
- Do they provide party lights, strobe etc.. and what sort
- Do they have a smoke machine
- Would DJ be working at another event or job before ? (just in case they get held up)
- What’s their cancellation policy
- Is there a book fee/deposit
- When is the final payment due
- What would they like as their meal on the night (yes, the answer is food should be provided – a DJ is human too)
- Will there be wireless microphone ? some venues provide them. Speak your videographers too, they will want to know too about this
- How long have they been DeeJaying for ?
- Do they speak any other language. This comes in handy if they speak your preferred language
As you can see there is a fair bit to consider and this is not all, there is lots to consider when hiring a wedding DJ, but the main thing to do is to meet with them. Booking a DJ online without meeting them may turn out less than favourable for you, get to know them.
Feel free to contact us if you have more queries about your Perth Wedding DJ queries.