Greetings Brides and Grooms!
As wedding professionals, this time of the year is always so much fun. We are typically working with two types of couples...the ones who have been planning, planning, planning --- then took a break for the holidays and are now back in full swing to get all the final details in place...and the one who have just gotten engaged and are pretty overwhelmed as they try to take everything in at once. Can you relate?
First off, if you are reading this, you can take a deep breath and relax. You are in the right place. Our goal is to make this process a lot easier for you with information, inspiration and kindness!
We host events in our showroom so that our experienced event professionals can share their tips, trends and planning secrets with you. Although the personal touch is always best, we realize that not everyone can visit us in Manhattan Beach, so for your convenience - we share these insights with you here!
Today's advise comes from Robin Fellows of Spinners DJ Service.
What are the most important questions that SMART brides and grooms should ask when interviewing a DJ?
1. How long have you done weddings?
2. Can you provide references that can be contacted personally?
3. Will you tailor your service around my (bride + groom) needs?
4. Do you have "back up" equipment and back up DJ in case of an unforeseen emergency?
5. Do you have the liability insurance required by the selected venue?
6. Do you belong to organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or National Entertainment
Robin emphasizes that it is important to feel a connection with your DJ so that you are on the same page and have the same goals for the day. Your DJ is your "right hand" at the reception and the personality of the event. He/she makes the announcements and should be the liaison between you (or your wedding coordinator) and other vendors so that when an announcement is made, the event happens. In closing, a good DJ doesn't try to fit a square peg into a round hole by just trying to sell themselves to you. It is important for both, that the fit is right. A personal connection is key.
I have worked with Robin for nearly 15 years and share her information with enthusiasm. She has a naturally friendly, upbeat personality that guests of all age groups enjoy and appreciate. Her background as a singer provides her with a confident stage presence that puts guests at ease and attracts their attention. She gives her heart when she works with you and, in my opinion, that's the type of professional you should look to work with at your wedding. You may contact Robin at (310) 640-0820.