Recommendations to Locate a Reliable Wedding DJ

Dec 11 10:24 2008 Trevor Price Print This Article

If you're searching for the ideal wedding DJ for your reception, read on for five tips that will help you snag the best DJ pro for your special day.

If you're looking for a great wedding DJ,Guest Posting keep reading for five great search tactics that are sure to find you the perfect entertainment professional for your event. 

Consult a Local Forum

One of the best resources for getting referrals and recommendations are online message boards or forums. Try accessing a local bride's forum for wedding DJ recommendations. 

Try a site like the Canadian Wedding Bells (, which is extremely popular, but also offers a special Prairies section, devoted to brides in your area.

On a local wedding forum, you can obtain advice from women in your town rather than referrals for companies in New York or L.A. You can also find great advice on photographers, makeup artists and more.

Ask Your Photographer

Most popular wedding photographers will do one or more weddings a week. Over the course of a year, that's at least 52 weddings. This means they've seen a lot of DJ companies, from the best to the worst.

So, if you trust your photographer, be sure to consult them on their recommendations. Alternately, if you already have a potential DJ in mind, ask them if they've ever worked with that person or company and what they think.

Go to the Bridal Expo

Edmonton is host to three major bride shows or wedding exhibitions. They are - the Edmonton Bridal Expo, a massive event that's held every fall and considered one of the best in the city; Bridal Fantasy, a twice-annual event that's held in both Calgary and Edmonton; and The Bridal Fair, a smaller event that's typically held twice a year.

While a Bridal Fair may be overwhelming, they can be a great place to not only check out multiple DJ and entertainment companies, but also to meet them for informal, impromptu interviews.

You'll get a real feel for their personality, which is important as most DJ's also serve as your MC. You can also do quick and easy price comparison while you secretly check out their equipment and song selections.

Avoid Do-It-All Companies

There's a new trend for wedding "factory" companies. They do everything from transportation to photography, videography and DJ services. But, do they do it well, or are they instead simply churning out mass-produced weddings?

Ideally, you want a DJ that knows how to DJ and is going to do the job well. You wouldn't hire a photographer to cater your food or a florist to officiate your reception, so why hire a limo company to handle your reception entertainment?

Ask The Venue

There are only so many wedding venue locations in any town, meaning the popular ones are often booked solid with weddings. And, like your photographer, they see a parade of wedding DJ companies week after week.

Because most venues host numerous weddings every year, they get to hear and see a wide range of DJ's - meaning they often know who is good and who might be better to avoid.

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