Frequently Asked Questions
What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Sinatra, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing - Any.
Why do you say the DJ/MC is the Coordinator?
From the moment the announcements commence, the DJ runs the show - he must carry out, as Master of Ceremonies, the Reception as planned when the couple sat with him! This means working closely with the venue coordinator and the photographer all night. The MC / DJ coordinates each event in the Reception, and sees that the Bride gets her wedding.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes - $1 million. Most other DJs don't, but it's required by most venues.
Why are you so inexpensive?
With most DJ companies, you'll speak with the "main guy" (the owner and salesman) who will never give you a price up front. It's an old sales technique - have a top price, a middle price and a bottom-line price. He'll try to sell you on the top price, then get you to "settle somewhere in the middle" (Don't believe it? Call around for quotes!). He'll charge you upwards of $1400, and then you'll get a call from one of his "auxiliary DJs" a few days before the wedding. He has to pay that kid and still keep a nice profit (and what about that kid's references?).
WeTom will work personally with you, and perform the wedding himself. That way, all the planning can be executed just as you want it. Plus - we don't think our prices are inexpensive! Read the Testimonials - these brides could not have dreamed of a better wedding. We believe there's never a reason to overpay, and we promise you a great wedding!
How would you describe your DJ style?
We promise to care as much about the wedding as the bride and groom. We always provide great, interactive fun (Tom has been known to get onto the dancefloor!), always the best music from any era, and always with a mind to what keeps people dancing all night. Together we plan your night, so you'll hear all your favorite music. It's really a sharing experience!
P.S. We won't embarrass anybody!
What's the cost for an onsite ceremony?
Add $200, indoor or outdoor. See Our SPecial Packages to save money!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No limit! We try hard to get any reasonable request in. The night belongs to the crowd! We welcome client song lists.
What happens if you're injured and cannot make it to the wedding?
As with any good business, we always have backup DJs ready to cover your wedding if something happens to our lead DJ or your scheduled DJ/MC. We have not missed an event in 26 years!
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo, of course! But we can wear almost anything upon request.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Only if we cannot find the song (very rarely happens!). Also, we can download requests immediately at any event. We take requests all night to ensure your guests a great time.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We play most of the weddings with an extra DJ so the Main Man (or Woman) can also act as Master of Ceremony and really engage the crowd. The lead DJ/MC brings an assistant DJ to every show so he can be on the floor during all announcements.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Do you share the bride's plan with other vendors (Photographers, Coordinators, etc.)?
Absolutely! After we meet (about two weeks before the wedding), we create an itinerary/timeline based on everything the bride/groom wishes to have at the reception. We can then email/mail this to the bride, photographer, venue coordinator - anybody who needs it. Then, on the day of the reception, we go over the plan with the venue coordinator (first dances, cake-cutting, etc). Finally, we'll spend some time with the photographer before we begin. This is crucial; he/she will know exactly what we're doing so they don't miss a thing!
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking? After they book?
Of course! We always meet with clients before they book, either at a David's Bridal store (we are a Preferred Vendor there) or at the clients' homes. It's absolutely necessary for the couple. Then we meet again to plan the wedding about 1-2 weeks before the event. We use the Wedding Coordination Worksheet at this time.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We can play any special ethnic music, as long as we can prepare beforehand. Italian, Spanish, Jewish, etc.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely. We encourage it.
Do you bring your own equipment?
We bring and use Top of the Line sound equipment and lighting to every show. Also, we always bring back-up equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We always bring a full light show
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
We always arrive at least one hour before the event. The venue will provide us with a table and an electrical outlet.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Absolutely not! It's the bride/groom's big day, not an opportunity for self-promotion. Besides, a big DJ sign in the middle of the reception is tacky; if guests like our service, they can ask for a card.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We speak when necessary: Announcements, Cake-Cutting, Bouquet, Anniversary Dance, and maybe a bit to get the crowd up. Mostly, we let the music do the talking.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We'd play the best music, and ask them to dance! It helps if the Bride/Groom/Party are out on the floor. Also, a nice interactive Cha-Cha or Cupid Shuffle (line dance) will get them up. Add in some audience participation, and maybe a Pulp Fiction Twist Contest or Paradise by the Dashboard Light Girl/Guy Shout-off! Finally, a couple love songs always seem to pull them from their chairs. Beware, Tom gets out there and Leads the Dances!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't take breaks. A meal is greatly appreciated for our DJ and DJ assistant, but we eat while we work!
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
If we do need some time away from the set-up, we always seamlessly play recorded music.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Never - the day belongs to that special couple only. That way, we can plan the whole day together.
What is your overtime rate?
$200 for every hour exceeding 5 hours.
Do you charge for travel expenses?
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Generally $300, with the rest due by the wedding day. We work closely with the bride and groom in financial matters.