When Should You Consider A Wedding DJ? (Tips n Tricks)
By: Robert Kermidas (DJ Midas)
When Should You Really Consider Hiring A Wedding DJ?
So, it’s time to start planning your wedding. You know you need to begin by investigating what options are out there for you (Be it venue, caterer, bar service, band, attire, or my personal favorite, your DJ/MC). And once you have some in mind that you like, it’s best to lock your vendors in as soon as you have found the one that best suits your style.
But the true question that we have come here for, is just how far back should you plan to hire a quality Wedding DJ?…….
The advice you may see online is a bit all over the place, and it depends on where you are getting your information from to interpret if you got the right answer. Like almost any advice you get on the internet these days (except here of course), some of these numbers are based on sound averages and others are incredibly misleading.
- The Knot says at 9-11 months out you should hire your Wedding DJ.
- WeddingWire says 9 months out.
- Brides.com says 6 months out.
Now there is no question you can, with a bit of luck, find a great DJ as the date grows closer. But that could result in not getting your first or even second choice in a quality entertainer for your big day.
My average booking date is currently 240 days (8 months out) but there are some dates on the calendar that I book clients 12+ months out and I am turning away dozens of couples that call in too late.
As a rule of thumb, right after you secure your venue. you should already be ready to interview DJs (and be sure to ready to ask the DJ some questions about how they can specifically help your wedding succeed). And if you have some DJ (or another vendor) who you absolutely must have, then it would be best to secure their services first, then work with the other vendors and venue.
But in honesty, there is a very simple answer to “When you should hire a Wedding DJ”: It’s Now! As soon as you can! The best don’t stay available long, So Don’t delay! You can even contact me right here to get the process started.
Rob Kermidas (DJ Midas)
Biography: Robert Kermidas has been DJing since 2008 and has a deep passion for music of all styles and genres and became a wedding DJ in 2016. Coincidentally, Rob is also a successful 10+ year Digital Marketing Director and professional Event Manager. Merging quality events with competent technology concepts to ensure a successful night of entertainment. Click here to learn more about Rob’s background.