Frequently asked questions
Do you play cheesy wedding songs?
No. Not unless you ask for them.
Will you provide me with a list of what songs you will play at our wedding?
Sorry, I don't. I improvise based on the songs you provide me and what songs you and your guests respond to.
Do you bring a sound system / PA?
Yes. I provide a sound system for up to 3 areas.
Will you act as an MC during our wedding?
Yes. I will do your introductions and make all necessary announcements in a natural voice.
Will you travel to DJ our wedding and is there an extra cost?
Yes and yes. The first hour of driving from NYC is free. Each additional hour is $250.
Once we decide to hire you, what are our next steps?
1. I will send you an e-sign contract.
What kind of music do you like?
I have been a music nerd my whole life. I DJed in NYC clubs for 12 years. I did my first wedding over 10 years ago. I like a lot of different kinds of music.
Can we come to see you perform at a wedding?
No, sorry. I would be afraid to bother my couple whose wedding it is.
Can you do the music at our ceremony, too?
Yes. I do at most weddings I DJ. I provide music and microphones.
Do you take song requests at weddings?
Sure, but it's really up to you. My default policy is to take any song requests that match your style. And to only take requests for songs you and your guests know.
How will you get people to dance?
I will get your guests to dance by playing songs that they know and like.
Do you provide lights and a photobooth?
Yes, for an additional charge. Click on "PRICE" at the top of this page.
What if you can't be at my event because of sickness, a car accident, alien abduction, etc.?
If I had to cancel, I would give you a list of three DJs to choose from. If you decided to choose one, they would DJ your wedding on the same terms as we had agreed on. Same price. I would provide them with all the information you provided me. You wouldn't have to provide it again.
What is your announcing style?
I do all announcements in a natural voice. I do introductions with enthusiasm, but not in a sportscaster voice.
What time will you arrive?
I will arrive a minimum of two hours before guest arrival.
Do you play clean versions of music?
What do you wear?
I wear a suit and tie. Nothing flashy.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. If your venue requires it, or asks for a "C.O.I." I can email it to them at any time.
Do you have back-up equipment?
Yes I do. If something were to malfunction or break, I would have a back-up with me so the wedding could continue.
Do you charge for set-up and break-down?
No. Set-up and break-down are free.
Will you be the DJ at our wedding?
Yes, although I do work with other DJs if I am already booked on your date.
How do we get our music choices to you?
I have a worksheet (a google doc) that I will send you. You put them there.
How many hours are included?
There is no time limit. I will DJ and provide sound for your entire event at your venue. That includes your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and afterparty. There is no overtime fee or extra charge as long as everything is at one venue.
What if you've never DJed at our venue before?
I have DJed at hundreds of venues. Each year I DJ at a dozen venues for the first time. I still make sure I get a 5 star review from those couples by doing the following things:
How long does a wedding processional take?
One to three minutes. A long processional with a wedding party, flower children, etc takes three minutes. One person walking down the aisle takes about 30 seconds in a normal wedding venue. One song is enough for both processionals although you can certianly choose one for each.