Portland Wedding DJ
The central crux for your wedding reception is the entertainment, it acts both as the bonding agent and the source of fuel for the night. It goes without saying the disastrous consequences that will occur if you are not careful in not only who you choose to provide the entertainment, but also, the form of entertainment you choose to provide for the occasion. In general, couples will choose between a live wedding band or a professional wedding disc-jockey to provide the entertainment in the form of music. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, a live band is great at producing a certain atmosphere for the night while are more costly and harder to coordinate, while a disc-jockey provides a limitless digital archive of music with the support of a wireless internet connection but sometimes are not able to replicate a similar atmosphere that live bands produce. If you are in the market for a professional disc-jockey, it may take some time and effort to find the right person, but Portland is abundant in dependable professionals. Below is a short guide that should help you a great deal in this regard.
The first step will be to start your search off for candidates by asking around for recommendations from people you know like friends, family, colleagues, in particular, anyone who has been married recently, or has participated in planning a wedding in some capacity. You will want to discuss with a venue coordinator their recommendations the job, because they may produce a list of preferred or exclusive vendors in which you may be required to make your selections from. Another great resource is online wedding directories or guide websites as they provide great informational sources on wedding vendors including details on pricing, bridal testimonials, reviews, pictures, videos, etc.! It helps to focus on professionals who specialize in weddings and boast their experience. Call each candidate up, and ask of their availability for the day of your wedding, only booking appointments with those that are not yet accounted for.
The second step is to start the interview process off with each candidate. You will want to ask each prospective disc-jockey plenty of questions, and you need to share your vision of the wedding music with them. You will want to ask them of their experience in the field, and how many weddings they perform for on a yearly average. You should ask for a video of them demonstrating their abilities at a previous wedding, most professionals are more than willing to comply with this request. Go over song list details, guest song requests, and more crucially, their microphone or emcee style. Be sure to deliver your expectations to them verbally, and be certain they understand this. If you foresee yourself being comfortable with this person, exchange personal information, and discuss the costs of their services. It is wise to ask for a sample invoice from each candidate so you can determine who is going to deliver the most bass for your buck by comparing each prospective disc-jockey side-by-side.
Take some time to consider which candidate is right for you, but trust your instincts, and remember to be diligent. As long as you do these things, you should feel pretty comfortable with a particular disc-jockey. Once this happens, you ought to sign a contract right away with them, and place a deposit to ensure their services. With the details taken care of, your search is over, you can focus on getting your dance moves up to par!