Hiring a wedding DJ is a process that could end in getting yourself an amazing DJ who would rock your event or a little known character who would pull weird and inappropriate surprises. As a client, you should be looking to hire someone who checks all the important boxes on your list of requirements. Penda Ireri , Nairobi’s iconic wedding MC breaks it down for you.
Get your master list ready
You may need to start by putting together a long list of prospective DJs, referrals or otherwise. A wedding planner who has had the opportunity to work with a substantial number of DJs will be in a poll position to make some good recommedations. Great referrals also exist online, Wedding Services Kenya offers such a rare opportunity.
Look through some raves and rants about the DJ
Nothing goes unnoticed on cyber space, and if your prospective DJ has anything to hide you can be sure that the online community will sell him out. Take some time to look through raves and rants about the local wedding vendors, including DJs and masters of ceremony.
It is however worth noting that due diligence should apply here. There have been intances where competitors and customers deliberately malign other vendors for their own selfish reasons.
Who cares the most
The term “friendly” is being used loosely here. It basically points to the level of sophistication and glamor that your preferred DJ shall be bringing on board. Dont get stuck with a medieval DJ who cant even afford a cordless microphone.
Work with your planner
If you are not professionally adept in singling out the best out of the many DJs you might have assembled, then its time to work with your wedding planner. Ask your planner to look through what you have got and give their professional opinion, you will be glad you did.
Schedule for quick interviews
Your wedding DJ short-list should be composed of the finest individuals still standing. The final step in the selection process would be to arrange for a meeting with each of these guys; and this cannot be overemphasised. Come to the interview with a complete list of questions. Listen to what they have to say, but at the end of the day, always listen to your gut feeling.