When planning for your wedding is is very important to select the right vendors that best suites your requirements & taste. In this process the selection (Hire a Toronto Wedding DJ) of the Wedding Disc Jockey (DJ) is one of the most important decisions as it may be the only form of entertainment for your Toronto Wedding. Depending on the type of wedding you are having, a Toronto Wedding DJ can be a great option for your entertainment requirements. When compared to other options like a live band, a DJ can be a cost effective option. In addition the Wedding DJ can play recorded music as opposed to live entertainment where their music options may be limited to what the band may be more comfortable with. Not only is hiring a Toronto Wedding DJ considerably cost effective, but your Toronto DJ can also cater to a wider variety of music styles, tastes and genres than a band or other musicians.
If you decide to go with DJ music for your special day, then its important that you do your research and hire a Professional and reliable Toronto Wedding DJ to ensure your special day is successful and memorable. However, selecting the right DJ can sometimes prove to be a very difficult task. With hundreds of DJ companies anywhere from beginners to Toronto Wedding DJ’s with 30+ years of experience it is vital to do you research and select the right fit for you. Furthermore, you want to make sure that the Toronto DJ company that you select is legitimate, professional and trustworthy.
Important Considerations when hiring a professional Toronto Wedding DJ
1. Make sure the Wedding DJ is licensed to Operate:
CONNECT music licensing is the official license issuer for Disc Jockeys to play recorded music. You can visit connectmusic.ca to check if the license status of the Toronto Wedding DJ company that you are considering. If a DJ is unlicensed there is a risk that the venue may not allow the Wedding DJ to play music as well as the music being shut down if a Connect Music inspector as they do have the power to order the DJ to stop playing. Furthermore, a licensed Toronto DJ will obtain all their music and songs from licensed record pool that provides high quality 320k music that ensures quality & consistency
2. Hire an experienced Toronto Wedding DJ:
Hiring an experienced Wedding DJ will ensure that the DJ has the right level of experience to cater to diverse age groups and guests. Toronto being one of the most multi cultural cities in the world, it is important consider a DJ who entertains at weddings regularly, week in and week out and has done for a minimum of 5 years. A well seasoned wedding DJ will know the proceedings of a reception like the back of their hand, they will know the perfect song to suit the perfect moment and will work with your plans as well as read the crown and ensure that they have a great time and the dance floor is packed!
3. Toronto Wedding DJ Pricing:
Everyone has a budget! When considering a Wedding DJ you want to ensure that you get great value and that there are no compromises on quality! The Pricing to hire a Wedding DJ in Toronto can range from $300 to $3000+. When looking at DJ pricing at a minimum you want the DJ to include
- A sound system including bass bins that’s sufficient for size of your event
- Intelligent lighting for the dance floor
- A wireless microphone for speeches & announcements
- Set-up and take down included as part of the package pricing
Beware that most most Toronto Wedding DJ’s will provide you the bare minimum Wedding DJ pricing Package and then keep adding on top where the cost will increase exponentially when you want everything you need for your event. Also consider the cost of add-ons such as;
- Projectors & Screens
- Toronto Photo Booth Rentals
Make sure you negotiate the full pricing package upfront to avoid any last minute surprises. Always compare “Apples to Apples” when comparing the Toronto DJ pricing Packages as sometimes the lower cost DJ’s may not be providing the same package that the average cost DJ provides. One important thing most couples need to keep in mind is to insist “intelligent Lighting” as part of the package as most DJ’s will charge $500+ just for lighting as the standard package will only include basic sound active lighting
4. DJ Equipment:
A Wedding DJ is only as good as the tools that he or she uses and equipment used but the wedding DJ will be very important factor. To ensure that your event is a success the Toronto Wedding DJ equipment should be top notch! Poor quality equipment not only sounds terrible, it will look unprofessional like a home boombox. Furthermore, having poor quality equipment will also pose reliability issues for the event & Toronto DJ. When you talk to the potential Toronto DJ’s ask then if they own the equipment and or they rent equipment! If they rent then it would be a red flag! Also ask the equipment brands they use.. some of the reliable PA brands are QSC, Yorkville, JBL, Mackie. For lighting American Wedding DJ, Chauvet, Microh, Martin are popular brand. For DJ controllers Pioneer, Numark and Dennon are popular brands used by top DJ’s
5. Professional Presentation:
Professionalism is a key factor for a Toronto Wedding DJ services. There are many wedding DJ services in Toronto from small start-up to large businesses with multiple DJs. Usually you can get a fairly good ideas about the companies professional approach by looking at their website and how they correspond with you during your initial communications. Furthermore, you can also look at their social media communications such as their instagram & facebook pages to see how their equipment set-up looks. If there is a youtube page for the company then this would also be a great reference point the couples to check. During the meeting ask about Wedding DJ the dress code and their policy on alcohol and smoking..how they answer will give you a fair idea about the companies professionalism
6. Music Selection:
Make sure that the Toronto DJ company you are booking has a good music selection. Ensure that their data base is up to date by asking a few question about the latest trending tracks. (Google and make a list of the rending tracks before you meet them). Ask the some questions about his / her music data based and their latest additions and how often the DJ music database is updated. Since most Toronto weddings have diverse age groups and guests from different cultural backgrounds, the DJ needs to have a great selection of music which includes but not limited to Current Pop Hits (Top 40), Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Soca, Reggaeton, Sala, Bachata, Oldies, Classic Rock, Indie, Motown, 90’s Dance hits, 80’s Retro, House etc., etc. In most Toronto Wedding Venues the guests will make music requests and a DJ with an outdated music database will not be able to keep the guests happy & entertained. Make sure you ask the DJ if he / she will accept requests and also will accommodate a must playlist from the Bride 7 Groom
7. DJ Testimonials & Reviews:
It is very important to check the Toronto DJ reputation and the service quality before you zero in on a DJ for your Wedding. Most of the reputed Toronto Wedding DJ reviews and testimonials can be found online. Google and check Yelp, Google, Knot, Facebook and weddingwire.ca reviews. Sort the reviews from “worst to best” as most sites show the “positive” reviews first. This way you will get a balanced view of the DJ’s past customer experiences. Also try and check if the DJ has any customer references that you can call or email
8. DJ Contract & Terms:
Once you shortlist the DJ companies (recommended to at least consider 3 companies), ask them to provide you a contract copy for review. Check the contract terms in the contract and see what your obligations and the DJ obligations are. What are their cancellation policy, back-up policy? Make sure that the Wedding DJ pricing information is detailed in the contract and if there are any other provisions for extra fees or chargers
Overall the Wedding DJ select would most likely be the only entertainment plan for your Wedding. Some couples also complement the entertainment options for their Toronto Wedding with a Toronto Photo Booth Rental as we’ll as some live performances. Selecting the right Toronto Wedding Dj will be a very important consideration to ensuring your Wedding is a success and a talked about event by guests for weeks and months!
If you are looking for the best Professional Toronto Wedding DJ service with excellent value and very competitive pricing. Contact Us today and we will be happy to discuss your wedding music requirements to ensure your special day is fund and super memorable!