Wedding DJ FAQs

Over the years we’ve received hundreds of questions from couples planning their weddings. Below, you’ll find the most popular ones. If you have a question that’s not answered here, please email it to us. We’ll quickly send you a response

What sets your company apart from others?
Our DJs! Our DJs! Our DJs! Our DJs have more experience, more polished professionalism than any other in town.

Who are your Disc Jockeys?
Our company is comprised of seasoned personalities who have an enormous amount of wedding entertainment experience. Their skills are kept sharp by busy wedding schedules and our ongoing training and seminars.

What will the DJ wear?
A suit, unless you request otherwise.

I’m going to need a lot of guidance as I plan my wedding. Can you help?
One of the most important services we offer, which is part of hiring 405 Productions, is the assistance of our office staff and DJs. We’ll help you carefully plan every detail of your once in a lifetime event.

Will the DJ play my requests?
Absolutely. Contrary to the beliefs of some people, WE KNOW it’s your day. Your DJ will play the songs on the music list that you’ve created and steer clear of those that you don’t want. With your permission, they will take your guests requests as well, provided they fit within the music program you’ve designed.

What if we want to hear a song that’s not on the play list?
Beyond what you put in your song lists, we have a master music library that contains more than 2 million songs, virtually everything popular from the Big Band Era to today’s Top 40. So, if you don’t see a particular selection, call us, there’s a good chance that it’s in our library. Also, if there is WiFi at your venue we can play any song on iTunes!

Do I have to pick all the music?
No. We believe that the best events are those where you’ve given us guidelines and we do what we do best.

What does the equipment look like?
You’ll be happy to know that we believe in filling the room with sound, NOT equipment. Our CD/Digital sound systems are attractive, compact and deliver high quality coverage. They include a wireless microphone for all of your announcements and toasts. You will not need to supply cables or tables, only an outlet. Plus, we take the time to hide all of the wires and cables out of site as best we can.

How about the volume level?
There’s nothing worse than having to yell over loud music. We are very conscience of people’s sensitivity to noise. The speakers are placed above the ear-level of the guests and your DJ will continuously monitor the room and sound level.

Our cocktail hour is going to be in a separate room from the reception. Is that a problem?
No. We suggest that you opt for us to set up a second sound system which allows for uninterrupted music as your guests mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres.

Do you provide music for the ceremony?
We often provide the ceremony music. Let us know if the ceremony is in the same area as the reception, or a different location. We’ll handle it and be happy to share our ideas for processionals, recessionals and classical pieces. You can also inquire with our office staff about live musicians.

Do you have back-up equipment?
Yes. We bring plenty of extra gear including a back-up computer…just in case.

Do you put up any signs or banners?
Absolutely Not!

What if, due to an emergency, my DJ can’t make it to the reception?
If the DJ is admitted to the hospital with two broken legs and pneumonia, we will send our on-call DJ to your reception. Though rarely used, we have a DJ on-call 365 days of the year, just in case. In all our years of business, we have never missed an event. (Knock on wood)

Does the DJ require a meal?
Most per-meal charges are excessive; please do not feel compelled to include the DJ in the meal count, many times the DJs can “fend for themselves” You may wish to ask your caterer if “vendor meals” are provided.

Is it appropriate to tip the DJ?
If you feel your disc jockey has delivered exceptional service, a tip will be appreciated.

What if, at the reception, we want the DJ to play beyond the contracted time?
If it’s an evening event, no problem. The DJ would rather stay and party than go home. Simply authorize the DJ to stay as long as you want. Overtime charges can be paid to the DJ.

More questions? Call us 405-413-0538 or on our contact form.