How to Hire a DJ for an Indian Wedding

{The Top 5 Qualities to Consider When Hiring a DJ}

Ever hear a song being played on the radio, club, or even in the mall while shopping that gives you that feeling of nostalgia?  You know…old memories, something fun, something crazy.  That’s not only what you want to hear at your wedding reception, that’s also how you want to feel 10, 20 or maybe 30 years down the line when you think back to your wedding day. This article is a guide on how to hire a DJ for an Indian wedding.

How do you accomplish that feeling? You need a DJ that can make those ever-lasting memories, but how do you find one?  You ask your friends and relatives, of course, and the lists start pouring in, but who do you choose?  Thanks to technology, every Tom, Dick & Harry is a DJ now but you want the DJ we just spoke about, the one who gives you that feeling of nostalgia. 

So here are some simple tips on finding the right DJ for you.

  1. Ask about years of experience.  If they have been around for a long time, its probably because they are good and successful at what they do.  Not to mention, their music library is probably insanely large.
  2. Ask about experience with weddings. Pay careful attention when they walk you through your event during your meetings.  How detailed are they in describing your upcoming event?  Their familiarity with your event before it even happens could be a sign of a well-seasoned wedding DJ.
  3. Are they a “real” DJ?  Someone who knows how to read the crowd? expertise in mixing music? Is your DJ willing to get on the mic and hype the crowd?

  4. Look for professionalism and personality.  Your DJ should be professional when speaking with you and look professional at your event. Ask for references and refer to their social media for reviews.
  5. Listening vs. Selling. A DJ that’s just trying to “upsell” you gear vs. listening to your vision and wishes isn’t going to be great to work with. Hire a DJ who knows music and is willing to work with your tastes in music.
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ProTip by Raj S. Gujral, the founder and owner of Sound Nation, providing full service DJ, Mobile DJ, Dhol, Lighting, AV for over 20 years. Check back with us every week on #ThoughtfulThursday for Sound Nation’s one-of-a-kind tips for South Asian weddings!

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