Frequently Asked DJ Questions
Frequently Asked DJ Questions over the last 20 years. One thing that I’ve noticed is that brides, or clients in general, ask some of the hardest questions to answer… Not because they are hard on us, actually they are easy to answer. Every bride asks the same questions over and over… but because the answers are extremely technical… One question really stands out… “What type of equipment do you use?”
Well if I were to say, Denon, Pioneer, HP, QSC PLX Series, Electrovoice Speakers… Then I’m sure I would get a look like… ??? HUH? I think nowadays there is such a vast amount of DJ gear, Professional and Non-Professional, that it’s hard for us as DJs to even know the difference, let alone brides. Even the Non-Professional equipment is very reliable and really good that some DJs use non-pro equipment and do a great job djing.
I try to focus the attention, not on the equipment, but the quality of service, reputation, and my client receiving the exact service that they are hiring me to do.
That can be simple, fun, and enjoyable… To Extravagant, Elegante, and Memorable… Each client has an outlook of what their event is, so it’s my job to get that out of them, find out the best way to do it, and then with my talents (not my equipment) set out to do it the best that I know how to do…
Below is a short video on the top 10 Frequently Asked DJ Questions.
The Top 10 Questions for a DJ in Houston
1. What Will You Wear?
We always dress up for all events. From Weddings, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s to Corporate Events. We always wear a Dress Suit, Business Suit, or Full 3 Piece Tuxedo
2. What Type of Equipment Do You Use?
We believe in buy once, cry once. So we always buy the top-of-the-line, Professional, Reliable Brands.
3. Are You Insured?
We can provide a certificate of insurance if your venue requires the DJ to be insured. Simply have the venue contact us and we will send them over our insurance certificate.
4. Will you play requests?
Requests are always welcome from your guests. We also accept also a DO NOT PLAY list from you. Not all DJs do, so make sure you ask this question to all your DJs. This way you can control what can or cannot be played based on your taste.
5. Do you provide a written contract?
Yes, all our events are secured with a contract and a down payment towards your event. The contract will state everything from the time we start until the time we are done.
6. Can we come see you at one of your events?
We are not allowed to invite our clients to another client's wedding. Weddings are private events. We do not and will not invite outside guests to your event either. We respect your privacy.
7. Do you provide back-up equipment?
Yes, we do. We take a backup set of speakers, a backup laptop, a backup microphone, and anything we feel has the potential of stopping from working due to external events. Examples, lighting strikes, power outages, miscellaneous unforeseen events.
8. Will you be the one who DJs and MCs our wedding?
Yes, but you have to book me early. Unfortunately, I can only be in one place at one time. The best thing about that is that if you do book me, you will have my attention on the day of your event. We do work with several DJs in our company, so if I am booked, I can put another one of our wedding professionals to perform at your event. We will tell you before you book, if I'm available or if someone else from my team will be at your wedding.
9. Will you be the one making the announcements?
Yes, when you hire Elegante Entertainment, your DJ will be the Master of Ceremonies at your event. We will make all announcements and Introductions.
10. How long prior to the event do you arrive?
We like to arrive at least 2 hours before your event. In the case that you have booked our bigger packages, and if available, we may arrive up to 4 hours before the event starts. We want to make sure everything is set up and ready to go before our scheduled start time.
11. How Much does a DJ in Houston Cost?
This one can vary. On average, people are spending an average of $1,000 on their Basic DJ packages (source: WeddingWire.Com). With most brides spending anywhere from $780 to $1495. Most DJs in Houston charge anywhere from $400 to $4,000. We tend to fall in between with our most popular package right at $1,700 (DJ, Uplights, Monogram) Our recommendation is to at least try to spend $1,000 for a professionally trained Wedding Entertainer/DJ.
12. BONUS: Can you help us plan our Wedding Timeline?
Yes, with 20 years of wedding entertainment experience. I have been able to stay proactive about planning the wedding reception. If you don't have a wedding planner, I am able to step in and plan and help you run your wedding reception. In fact, one of my most popular videos on youtube is an old Wedding Itinerary Planning Tutorial (with over
Video: Top 10 Questions
Please Excuse the video, this video was taken back in 2011, but the principles are still the same.