1. May we speak to your references*?
YES! Speaking to a DJs former clients is a great way to get a feel for what it is like to work with them, and any DJ should be ready and willing to allow you to speak with their references. He should also be willing to contact several of these references in advance of providing you with their information, so that they have his permission and you feel comfortable calling them.
2. Is BPG Entertainment LLC insured?
YES! It is absolutely essential that any DJ you consider carries a full liability insurance policy. They are fairly inexpensive (less than $250 per year in some cases), so being uninsured is inexcusable. Some reception sites have even taken the step of requiring all vendors working at their facility to provide proof of insurance before the wedding. Liability insurance protects you and the reception site in the unlikely event that your DJ injures one of your guests or burns your reception site to the ground.
3. May we meet with BPG Entertainment LLC in person before we sign a contract?
YES! Many DJs attempt to conduct their interviews over the telephone and through email instead of meeting face-to-face with prospective clients. In my experience, there are two reasons a DJ would do this – either they do not feel you are worth their time, or they have something to hide. Some DJs are very different in person than on the telephone or what is presented on their website, and you should insist on meeting face-to-face so you can judge for yourself whether they are a good match for you and your event. Your "gut" feeling is very important in selecting the right DJ or emcee, and it's practically impossible to make this evaluation unless you meet together in person.
4. Do you act as the “emcee” and make all of the announcements?
YES! Any professional disc jockey should be comfortable with making announcements and serving as the emcee for the wedding, it is a standard part of the job. Some DJs, however, are not comfortable with this and prefer to pass these duties on to someone else, such as a site manager, who may not have a professional voice or experience speaking on a microphone. That is not the case with BPG Entertainment LLC.
5. How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?
This is an important question to ask, because some DJs prefer to control the majority of the playlist and supplement their choices with a small handful of your specific requests. BPG Entertainment LLC prefers to let the client choose the majority of the music, and then use their expertise to make it all work. The DJ should be accommodating your music tastes, and you should feel comfortable with the DJs approach and the amount of involvement you'll be able to have in selecting the music for your event.
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