9 Expert Tips And Questions To Ask Before Choosing A DJ (Part One)

9 Expert Tips And Questions To Ask Before Choosing A DJ (Part One)

Dance the night away with a DJ you love!


DJs are arguably the most important part of a wedding — they connect strangers, they set the mood, and behind every great wedding reception photo is someone dancing to a song they put on. 


At Bee Entertainment, we are a DJ service for all of your big events in the Detroit area. We read the crowds and cultivate an atmosphere that brings people together over music. If you’re looking to book a DJ, get expert tips for choosing a DJ you’ll love. 


Finding The Right Wedding DJ


There is a sea of wedding DJs, so where do you even begin to know where to start? The wrong DJ could be a catastrophe to an otherwise perfect day and you don’t want to end the night with an extremely awkward and painful reception that even an open bar couldn’t fix!


Get serious about your wedding DJ and dive into expert tips for choosing one!


Calling Forth The One  


Just as you’ll have your partner standing beside you on the big day, you’ll want the DJ on the other one! Finding that one DJ, the DJ that sets your heart on fire with music that pulls your soul straight from your body, that’s the one you want. So, how do you get it? With a little sprinkling of magic and good ol’ fashioned leg work!


Ask around – Word of mouth can be the holy grail when it comes to booking Detroit’s best DJ! The people of Detroit know how to party and anything less will earn you a bad reputation. So, ask around — your friends, your neighbors, and even with the wedding venue you booked. And if you’re super on it, keep a running list of wedding DJs you like from previous weddings you’ve attended. 


Do a quick search – The internet is great for sorting the good from the bad. Not only will you get an idea of who you’d be working with, but you can cull through reviews and read what actual people are saying. 


Attend bridal shows – Bridal shows are a great place to meet DJ companies up close and personal and this is a place you can really get an idea of their personalities. You’ll know quickly whether you vibe with them or not. 


Asking The Right Questions


After doing a little wedding DJ recon, make a list of the DJs you’re interested and grill em’! Here are some questions to get the interrogation underway!


Is this a full-time business? 


You want the best DJ, and sometimes that means passing on the ones who just do this as a hobby. You want someone who is invested and serious about making this brief window of time, an experience to remember. So, do yourself a favor and go with an actual DJ service and not your mom’s best friend’s son!


What is your primary focus? 


Typically a DJ’s primary focus are weddings so if they say anything else, you may want to inquire a little bit further. It is, however, important to have a multi-dimensional DJ — one that has experience with kinds of crowds — and one who knows how to perform even when the going gets tough! Steer clear of any DJs who are unprofessional and talk poorly of former clients and even their competitors, this just oozes bad vibes and you don’t want to bring that into your big day! 


What other events have you done besides weddings? 


Again, you want the best DJ Detroit has birthed, so experience with other events may help you make your decision. Being able to handle difficult people like a champ (such as corporate clients) speaks volumes and lands trust — you can trust that they’ll remain their charming DJ selves even when Uncle Eddy is stumbling around the dance floor and shouting at him to play “Baby Got Back.” 


Choosing the right DJ means everything! After all, you want every facet of the wedding to be a reflection of you and your partner, and what else can perfectly tell the story of your love? The music!


With a little leg work, patience, and asking the right questions, you’ll be able to find a Detroit DJ to rock your wedding! There are many more helpful questions to explore, so stay tuned for part two!


To book the best DJ Detroit has to offer, connect with us today! 











  1. Skylar Williams 4 years ago

    I never thought to consider attending bridal shows to find a wedding DJ. My daughter will be getting married soon, and we are currently deciding the music portion of the planning. I’ll keep this tip in mind as we search for a DJ.

  2. Ellie Davis 4 years ago

    I liked that you mentioned it is recommended to hire a DJ that has invested in making a career out of that. My husband and I are helping my sister to plan her wedding, and we are looking for advice to choose the right DJ. I will let him read your article to choose the right DJ for my sister’s wedding.

  3. Ron Booker 4 years ago

    I liked the advice about hiring a DJ whos done more than just weddings because that will demonstrate they are experienced. My sister is getting married next year and wants to make sure that the guests are entertained and participate in the dancing. I’m sure she’d really benefit from finding a wedding DJ at a bridal show, so I will recommend her finding one there.

  4. Jesse Ford 4 years ago

    Thanks for mentioning that the DJ you want is one that will set your heart on fire with music pulling your soul directly from your body. I’m considering looking for someone to facilitate the music at my daughter’s wedding because I think having a person choose music is better than playing songs from a playlist from a phone. It might be a good investment to hire a reputable professional that can play excellent songs to entertain the guests at my daughter’s special day.

  5. Jillian 4 years ago

    I couldn’t agree more, choosing the right DJ is essential for a successful event or wedding. Hiring a professional DJ is important because they need to have the right experience to keep the DJ’s client and guests attentive and interactive to have an enjoyable night. Professional and experienced DJ are able to customize adapt their approaches so that it is specific to the type of event the client wants to experience. Ultimately, the DJ is going to make announcements throughout the night, keep the tempo, play music, make the night flow, and keep the entertainment flowing all night. The right DJ is needed to make dream nights become a reality.

  6. Aisley 3 years ago

    I total agree that one should book a DJ who focuses on your wedding and make it memorable. Your tips on how to hire a wedding DJ will definitely help to those who are deciding to get married. You can also ask these questions –
    Can you provide a list of songs you will play?
    How do you handle crowds?
    What type of equipment do you use?
    I hope this helps.

  7. Charlotte Fleet 3 years ago

    My fiance and I got engaged in September and we’re currently planning our February wedding. We want to have the most flawless reception possible, and it is important to us that we find an amazing wedding DJ to be in charge of the music. I like how you said that an easy place to find a good DJ and get a good idea of their personality is at bridal shows. We will be sure to keep an eye out for any local bridal shows where we could find a great DJ.

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