The music is one of the most fun parts of a wedding, so choosing a wedding DJ should be enjoyable and stress-free. Here are 5 things that you should consider to ensure you pick the right one:
1. Reviews, Reviews, Reviews
Reviews are the most important aspect to consider when making your decision on who will entertain your guests throughout the event. Reviews are unbiased, real stories from brides, grooms, and wedding attendees about their experience with the DJ. Bunn DJ Company is proud to have over 1,000 published reviews on WeddingWire with a 5.0 average rating. The Charleston wedding DJs have been recognized by The Knot “Best of Weddings” for 3 years in a row while the company has been awarded The Knot “Hall of Fame” status for winning “Best of Weddings” for a consecutive 10 years.
Communication is key. When inquiring about a wedding DJ or DJ service, you should expect a response to a phone call or email within 24 hours. The only exception may be on weekends when most DJs are at events. You should also have a direct line of communication with your DJ, i.e. their phone number, email, etc. After picking your DJ, they should also keep in touch with you until the big day. Our DJs are happy to meet with you throughout the wedding planning process, learning about your music taste and carefully listening to your requests to craft the perfect playlist for each part of the event. We give all of our clients’ access to our online planning system where they can use our planning forms and easily fill out their wedding ceremony and reception timelines.
Everyone’s budget is different, so your DJ should offer a variety of pricing options. We have three different packages of services for our clients to choose from: the Palmetto Package, Holy City Package, and King Charles Package. We also offer an array of a la carte services including:
- 4 hours of DJ/MC service
- 3 hours of DJ/MC service
- Ceremony Audio (includes music + mics & 1 hr)
- DJ/MC service additional time
- Cafe (string) Lighting
- Monogram Projection
- Uplighting (12 or 16 lights)
- Dance Floor Lighting
- Photo Booth Service
Contact us at (843) 278-0343 or submit a form here to learn more about these.
4. Presence in the Wedding Industry
Is the DJ active in the local wedding industry? It is likely that other wedding vendors such as planners, venue managers, photographers, videographers, etc. have either met and/or worked with the DJ and will be able to provide their opinion on their performance and how they’ve catered to couples with differing tastes in music. Bunn DJ Company Charleston is active in the Charleston Bridal Association and will be performing at the Magnolia Plantation & Garden’s A Lowcountry Love Affair, an event that serves as a source of inspiration for brides and grooms as well as a resource for finding trusted wedding vendors.
5. Online Presence
Is the DJ active on social media? Perusing the DJ’s website and social media accounts such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook can give you access to tons of blogs, videos, and photos from past weddings and events. Mixcloud is also a great tool that features original mixes uploaded by the DJ.
Mixcloud | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Bunn DJ Company currently has offices in Charleston, SC, Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, and Richmond, VA.
“Without music life would be a mistake” – Nietzsche