Published: Mar 04, 2015

Choosing Your New Jersey DJ

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Here are the most important points in hiring a great New Jersey DJ for a wedding or party in The Garden State.

1) How long has your NJ DJ been in business? Experience is the key ingredient you are paying for — otherwise you could get your Uncle Charlie to play your iPod through a set of speakers. Your DJ should have a track record of successful business operation over a period of years — not months or weeks.

2) Can your DJ offer references from satisfied clients who have hired him?

3) Is your NJ DJ a member of any professional associations, ensuring he is competent, reliable and honest?

4) Does your DJ over adequate liability insurance? Is your NJ DJ able to supply a Certificate of Insurance guaranteeing that you and your guests are adequately protected in the event of an accident or other unfortunate event?

5) Does your DJ use  the highest quality sound?

Other variables to look at when making your decision are song selection and volume. Most bands are great at one type of music. Ask them to play another style halfway through your reception and they may be in trouble. Most DJs have a wide variety of music and experienced DJ’s can easily move from one genre to another without missing a beat.

Some bands have only one volume… loud! In a tiny venue this could overpower the room. Ask them to turn down the volume and it may effect the way they play. On the other hand, with the slight turn of a knob the DJ can fine-tune the volume to the right level within seconds.

You’ve been planning your wedding and now it is time to make a decision on music. Typically there’s two choices, a wedding band or a wedding DJ. For years you might have been asked the question, “which is better”? The answer is that it depends on a quantity of events and factors surrounding your wedding and reception. Remember, having the right music at your reception is absolutely crucial to setting the mood and providing a great time for you and your guests.

Your NJ DJ should have extensive experience in providing the music at weddings both as a DJ and as a member of a live band. The problem is that it can be hard to find (and afford) a band that will give you the kind of performance you really need.

Following the above points will help you hire a great NJ DJ for your next event. Contact Gemini DJs for more information.

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Jeff Rollin

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