Your Questions, My Answers

Here you will find a list of some of the most frequently asked questions. If your question is not among them, just contact me using the Contact Form.

1. Do you offer a written contract?

Yes. We offer it in two forms – a written contract that we execute with you at the time of booking along with the deposit exchange – OR via our PayPal invoice which we can do electronically with you.

 

2. Will you be the DJ at our wedding? And what is your style?

Generally, yes… If I am available and book your event, I will be the DJ at your wedding. However, if I am unavailable, I will let you know from the beginning and inform you of who I would recommend from our team for your event. I am reserved as a DJ at weddings - as it is YOUR day. I am there to facilitate via professional announcements & play great music according to your guests taste and your taste.

 

3. May we meet with you in person before we sign a contract?

Absolutely! Just understand that we often have many other clients we are working with on their upcoming events (especially during the Spring to Fall wedding season and between Wed-Sat), so our time is very limited. You should come prepared to the meeting with a list of questions you have.

 

4. How long will you hold our date for us?

I will hold your date indefinitely if you have put a deposit down. Generally if I have worked for you before, I will not require a deposit and for some companies and entities, I will even invoice you after for payment at a later date. If you are simply getting information from us for your event as you plan, I will “pencil” you in, but again, that is not locked in until we receive the deposit.

 

5. Do you work exclusively for this company?

We are a veteran-owned and operated small business. We have a few DJs that we work closely with, but we only hire those that can represent the company well.

 

6. How long have you been a DJ and how many weddings have you done?

I couldn’t begin to tell you how many weddings we have done over the past 9 years, but it has been a lot!! We do approx. 60-65 weddings per year.

 

7. How many weddings do you do each year?

We do approx. 60-65 weddings per year.

 

8. How many other types of events do you do per year?

It varies but on average between 150-300.

 

9. Do you perform for more than one event in a day?

Sometimes… But if we have a wedding on a particular day, we do not schedule any other events that same day.

 

10. What makes you different from your competitors?

We take a lot of pride in our work to protect our reputation as a 5-star DJ. We are polite, professional, and friendly. Our customer service and personal (yet professional) interaction with you will set us apart from others. We are not at your event to dance with your guests, meet someone, or socialize. We consider this type of behavior unprofessional (in fact, doing this is strictly forbidden in our company.

 

11. Have you played at our reception site before?

That depends on where you are getting married. We have a ton of wedding experience which is important. Every site poses different challenges – different load-in and security procedures, different room sizes and configurations, different acoustics, even antiquated electrical outlets that need to be grounded manually. If we have not been to your venue, rest assured we can handle it, but we will ask plenty of questions from you and the venue both. We will adequately prepare prior to your event by visiting the venue and/or speaking with the site contact and studying a floor plan.

 

12. Do you act as the “emcee” and make all of the announcements?

Yes.

 

13. How would you define your “style” when making announcements?

My music (selections based on your tastes and many years of experience DJing weddings) generally motivate the crowds. Things that generally make people dance include physical atmosphere at the venue, music selection, whether or not people partake in alcohol, and the personality of the guest. I cannot guarantee that everyone will dance, nor can any other DJ, but our name hinges on how much fun a group has when we DJ, so to say it lightly - we try very hard to make that happen. If you want more of a club DJ who is on the mic all night - that is definitely not who we are. It is your day to shine and it's all about you.

 

14. What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?

We prefer to use careful song selection to ensure dance floor success over use of the mic.

 

15. What if something happens to you and you can’t make it to the wedding?

We do not cancel, rain or shine and we will arrive for better or worse in sickness or health. If there is an accident where the DJ is injured, we will contact you immediately and one of our other qualified DJs.

 

16. Will we meet again before the wedding?

I am free to meet with you at booking and at your scheduled Pre-Wedding Meeting that is included in your package price once booked.

 

17. Can we visit you at a performance?

Absolutely, so long as it is a public event. For private events, I would prefer to get permission from my client first. For weddings, I would say no – simply because I am sure you would not want one of my clients at your wedding observing.

 

18. May we speak to your references?

Absolutely! If you would like references just let us know.

 

19. How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

We subscribe to a music pool that pushes music directly to our system on a daily basis.

 

20. How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

We will accommodating your music tastes when we discuss your event. However, we are there to help make sure everyone has a good times – so we may select music that suits everyone, but we always try to keep it within the bounds set by the party host/organizer.

 

21. When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?

We accept song lists in any form you would like to share with us. Generally a simple printed list works, but we take them over emails as well. For weddings, we have an 8-page wedding planning form that you will receive when you pay your deposit… This form will greatly help with this! For event details, the most important things we need to know is: date, time you want us to start playing music and when you want us to stop playing music.

 

22. Do you take requests from our guests?

Absolutely. If you want a DJ that does not play you or your guests requests, we are not the DJs for you!

 

23. Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?

Absolutely! We tailor our event to your wants, needs, and tastes!

 

24. When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?

Our standard time to arrive for any event is two (2) hours before. Sometimes we will adjust that sooner or later depending on the event and/or the venue requirements or constraints.

 

25. What will you wear to our wedding?

Our DJs will never wear tuxedos to your wedding unless you specifically ask for that. Tuxedos should be reserved for the some of the most important people at your wedding (Groom, Groomsmen, and family/friends). It is your day to shine so we will wear a simple classic dark suit. Some weddings/events are more or less formal, so we will always gauge what we wear based on your event.

 

26. What will you wear when you set up and break down your equipment?

It varies based on the event and whether or not it is a formal event or not. Most of the time, we will arrive and leave dressed as we would for the event. However, because we are lifting and moving heavy equipment we do not want to ruin what we are wearing for your event. So, we prefer to wear company t-shirts and jeans – then change into more formal wear.

 

27. How much of a deposit is required to secure our date?

The deposit required generally depends on the type and size of event. Generally for weddings it is $200.

 

28. What is included in the cost of my event?

Included in our pricing is: any required equipment, taxes, announcements, setup and breakdown. If you have concerns about something that may or may not be included, just ask!

 

29. How much would you charge for overtime?

We are happy to extend our services during your event. This can be done after booking or as late as the day of the event while we are playing. We actually reduce our hourly rate for you if you extend us, so if you are interested just see us when you are ready to do it!

 

30. What do you require from us?

We require a deposit to lock in your event date, good communication with us during the planning phase leading up to your event, and we require that you relax and enjoy your event.

 

31. Do you require a meal?

No, we do not require a meal – but one is always appreciated. We will typically not eat it until the timing is right, which for us is usually after the event.

 

32. Are you insured?

Yes. We carry full liability insurance.

 

33. Do you take any breaks?

No, except for a quick run to the restroom. In this event, we time our quick break with a longer song or have the DJ Assistant monitor the boards during the break.

 

34. What is your policy on alcohol or smoking during the wedding?

We are professional in the executions of our duties as a DJ. We do not typically take breaks or eat during the event.

 

35. What kind of equipment do you use?

We do not go cheap when it comes to equipment. If you want to know more about what brands we use, please visit our equipment page under the about us tab.

 

36. Do you bring backup equipment with you to the wedding?

Yes. We not only bring extra equipment – but we have plenty of experience DJing, so we can handle almost any equipment failure that would arise.

 

37. Do you have a wireless microphone?

Yes, we offer two hand-held wireless microphones for toasts, speeches, or any other guest speakers at your event. For wedding ceremonies, we offer wireless lapel mics – but with any added equipment, consult with us ahead of time.

 

38. Do you have a “light show”?

Yes. We do offer dance lighting for your event, but because we tailor what we do to your needs, just let us know if that is something you want. We usually recommend against using the outside during the day because the lights will not achieve the same effect as a night show outside. We do not offer "uplighting" at this time.

 

39. Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?

It depends. At weddings, generally no unless you have not provided a table & cover … But at other events, we will often use our custom table cover for our DJ table to hide cables for a cleaner setup. Our goal with our table cover is clean and elegant.

 

40. Do you belong to any professional associations or trade groups?

Yes, I am a member of the American DJ Association.

 

41. We are planning a wedding and need a music selection that appeals to people of all ages. Can you do that?
Absolutely no problem! You have no idea how many songs are in our music holdings... Honestly, we have lost count but we have approx. 2.5 terrabytes of music that span all genres and go from 1940-present.
 
42. What kinds of events do you do?
I can do all kinds of parties from small backyard BBQs to large events at venues like the National Zoo in Washington, DC. It is my job to get people to dance and/or relax to some great tunes - and since I love all kinds of music, I can provide music for any kind of event (even if it is just background music).
 
43. What kind of equipment do you provide? Do we have to provide anything else?
I can provide everything you need for your event, from speakers, mics (wireless handheld and/or lapel mics),, dance lighting, music, mixer, computer, etc. We even bring our own table! That is usually enough for parties. If you have any special requests, such as addition of a truss system for lighting or music videos & karaoke, just let me know because we have that too! We do not provide lease or rent ANY of our equipment though.

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