Guest Blogger | How to choose your wedding DJ

You’re engaged and now in the process of planning one of the biggest milestones that you will ever experience. Most Brides will agree that entertainment is the determining factor in the success of their Wedding. Finding the right service providers to make your big day is one of the most crucial decisions – remember these dedicated teams will be the success factor. Yes, there are plenty of providers that will “do it cheaper” but cheap isn’t always good & is that what you want on your Wedding day? We have compiled a list of tips on how to choose your Wedding DJ.

In a recent Interview with Get-It Magazine, I was asked a question that I would like to share with you  – “What advice or tips do you have for upcoming Bridal couples when booking their Wedding DJ?”


1 – When booking your Wedding DJ, make sure he is available to meet and discuss your Wedding with you. Booking a Wedding DJ that is in the same province as your wedding venue is highly recommended. Your DJ should be able to sit down with you and offer you his valued experience.

2 –  When booking your Wedding DJ, make sure he is actually the DJ who will be playing at your wedding. The last thing you want is being the guinea pig to some amateur DJ with no wedding experience.

3 – REVIEWS – Look for negative feedback or testimonials from past brides or grooms. Look for reviews on Facebook, Google Business & Hello Peter. These reviews are well trusted and come from reliable sources. If you cannot find any reviews or testimonials for your Wedding DJ – that should be your first alarm bell and trigger the question “how long has he even been DJ-ing for” With Facebook’s History – You can even see if the page name has been changed. Make sure the Facebook page has been verified with Facebook – just another box checked for authenticity.4 –  Advertising in a Magazine or Wedding publication does not mean that your Wedding DJ (or any other wedding service provider) is great at what they do. Again, ensure your Wedding DJ is based in the same province – often DJ agencies from other cities or provinces advertise their services but cannot meet with you.

5 – Beware of DJ’s that offer discounts for paying in full, upfront. Make sure you do a background check on your DJ as mentioned above. A reputable DJ company will not be using a GMAIL account and a simple Google search for his name should prove his existence in the industry.

6 – If it sounds too good to be true – it usually is.  If your DJ promises you services that usually cost thousands yet they are willing to give this to you at no cost – #AlarmBellsShouldRingA great Wedding DJ is a lot more than just pushing the play button and playing music. It’s about being consistent at every wedding you play at.   This is your Wedding Day we talking about which means there have been sacrifices made and financial contributions from family members to make this big day a once in a lifetime occasion –  You only get one chance to get it right, the last thing you need to worry about on your wedding day is whether the DJ you booked will actually pitch up.

KZN Wedding DJ is a Professional Durban based Wedding DJ & Photobooth brand founded by Jarryd Sunkel. They have been in the industry for over 15 years covering many of KZN’s favorite Wedding Venues and are known for providing brilliant music, top class service & reliability to brides & grooms around South Africa.

Get in touch with Jarryd here

all images courtesy of The KZN Wedding DJ

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