How to Hire a DJ

This site contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on the link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you!) I only recommend products I’ve personally used or would love to use myself! Get the scoop here.

 

What should you look for when you are hiring a DJ?

To find a good DJ, ask around. Do you have a friend who has used one recently? Was the DJ easy to work with and did they fulfill their contract?

Perhaps you've been to a party and thought the DJ was great. Find out who it was!

As a matter of fact, if you are at a party and love the DJ, ask him or her for a business card or get their contact information. It is always good to file away names and numbers of people who do a good job that you might want to use in the future.  

Another source for finding a DJ is to ask the venue where you are holding your event. They will have names and phone numbers, most likely, of DJ's who have worked there before for other parties.

Things to ask your DJ:

  • Ask for a written contract
  • Find out if they play requests
  • Make sure they will dress appropriately for your party
  • Confirm their arrival time
  • Find out what happens if they have an emergency and cannot make the event
  • Ask for References
  • These are a few questions to get you started when looking for a DJ to play your party music.

    You will likely work closely with your DJ to select songs to be played (as well as the night of the party - visiting with them for any changes/additions, etc.). Trust your gut instinct and make sure this is someone you will enjoy working with personally.

    Good luck!

    Add your tips on how to hire a DJ

    This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

    Let's Connect!

    Lisa

    Other Helpful Tips

    Party Planning Tips   

    Need to know what to include on your invitations? 

    Home Party Decorations