How to Hire a First-Class DJ


You have thought about dancing the night away at your wedding since you were a little girl. You looked up at the bride and thought, “some day I’ll be just like her, wearing a pretty dress, and I’ll be dancing at MY wedding!” And now it’s happening! Time to prioritize the list and right at the top, is the entertainment!

As manager of a La Crosse based mobile entertainment business, Mid-West Family Entertainment, I can offer you this piece of advice; A skilled and reliable DJ is crucial for your special day. You want to work with a business that allows you to be involved in the decision making, the planning process, and everything leading up to your wedding. On the big day, everything should fall into place, you should know exactly what the DJ plans to do for execution, and the DJ should show up with all of the information and details needed to entertain! It should be seamless.

The entertainment business you’re considering should allow you to ask a lot of questions before you make things official. It’s important to know what you’re getting before you make a purchase. Think of it like purchasing a car. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking a test drive. There should be a consultation offered before you sign on the dotted line, to insure that you’re getting exactly what you want out of their services. Your special touches and personality should be allowed to shine through in the special events/announcements and music selections. There should be options for packages/services that fit your needs. You may need music for your ceremony, through cocktail and dinner, and into the evening for the dance. Or you may only need music for a few hours. There are a lot of different options for wedding celebrations, and the rules are out the window for “what’s typical.” I love it! That’s what makes your wedding unique and YOURS!

A reputable entertainment service will offer at least one face-to-face meeting with someone from their company, whether it’s the DJ scheduled for your wedding or the manager/owner of the entertainment business. A business who cannot make time for this attentiveness is not worth your time and money. Emails and text messages won’t cut it, for the amount of planning that goes into making this the best experience for you.

Do your research, listen to your friends tell stories about their wedding DJ (the good, the bad, and the ugly), and look for positive reviews on the company’s website and social media accounts. This advice is my offering to you, as a person who has worked in the wedding industry for almost 20 years. Don’t settle for mediocre. You deserve exceptional, and it exists.