We have accumulated a list of questions typically asked over the last 10 years. It is important to be absolutely transparent in the booking process and to make sure you are 100% comfortable in the decision that you make.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you love about DJing?
Some people may say that being the focal point of what could make or break the big day is often stressful, we find it extremely motivating. There is nothing better than motivating a crowd and seeing your clients have the time of their lives. As a professional DJ, we take on that responsibility and that is what we truly love about it.
How long have you been doing what you do? How did you become a DJ?
We have been in the wedding industry for over 17 years! Back in 2002 I specifically attended a family wedding and tagged along with the DJ who eventually took me under his wing a week later. The rest is history! Just a couple years later, DJ Victoriouss Entertainment was born and our client list started expanding solely on word of mouth. This is still the case to this day!
How do I book my wedding date?
After a complimentary consultation has been conducted, a deposit is taken and a contract is signed to confirm the booking of your wedding date. Typically, the deposit can range from $300-$400 based on services requested.
Do you offer a written contract?
Every single event is accompanied by a written contract. It is a single page contract which outlines the main details of the event along with services booked and a few points of reference for terms and conditions. Our main condition noted is no refund on the deposit in case of cancellation. With that being said, there have been instances in the past where a client has moved the date to the following year. In this instance, we would not forfeit the deposit but instead move everything to the new date with no penalty.
Will you be the DJ at our wedding?
Half of our packages include Vic Macera's premium which would include him for the big day. We typically only do a maximum of up to 2 shows a night in which case you will get one of our DJ's. Our DJ's have been with us for a minimum of 5 years and have the same standards of play and sound as our original owner.
May we meet the DJ before the wedding?
Absolutely! We want nothing more than for you to feel comfortable with your DJ! We've heard so many stories from previous clients of attending another events where a random DJ showed up and this is not what we want for you.
How long will you hold the date for us?
Typically, we hold the date from the moment you inquire to the time and date we meet for a consultation. After the consultation is complete, you have the option of booking or weighing your options of course. It is during this time if we receive a call for the same date as yours but you have not solidified the contract with a deposit that we will give you a courtesy call to let you know that we had a new inquiry. We do not use this as a sales tactic what so ever but we can also never speculate on the inquiries that come in on a daily basis.
Do you act as the "emcee" and make all of the announcements?
Emcee services are included in every package. As your DJ, we act as your Emcee free of charge. A lot of couples choose to have a family or close friend conduct the Emcee services for the evening. If this is the case, we will work closely with them to ensure there is a smooth transition throughout the evening.
What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody if dancing?
This is such a great question that not enough people ask! Typically, this does not happen very often however, there may be the odd time where is does due to the change in set or other factors such as a cake cutting or food at 11pm. This is where song selection comes into play. As a professional DJ, we use song selection and other tactics to ensure your dancefloor is consistently full. Our sets are assembled based on what you choose and how we read a crowd as well.
Will we meet again before the wedding?
Most definitely! Our process is very simple. Once the contract has been signed, we meet again 2-3 weeks before the big day. From there, you will be given a couple key information layout sheets. These sheets outline every single important detail of the night. It includes time frames for each movement, major song lists, names of the bridal party, speech layouts and more. You will be given this sheet upon booking and asked for it back at our final meeting before the event.
How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?
On each key information sheet there is an area to fill out "songs/artists/genres" of music you like and ones you do not like. We take this information and use it throughout the evening. Be sure to be thorough as we do not want to play something you do not like. With that being said, clients have given us 10 page lists of music and some have given us zero suggestions. This is completely at your discretion. We do not encourage one or the other it is solely based on your expectations.
Do you take requests from our guests?
This question is also at your discretion. If you do not typically mention anything about it, we will automatically announce to the crowd that we take requests. Also, if a request does come in that is on your "do not play" list, we will not play it.
When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?
Depending on services booked, we typically arrive around noon on the day of the wedding. If the setup requires more hours then we do first thing in the morning. This is also evident if you are doing a ceremony earlier in the day. Most venues in the city open up for setup around 7-8AM for vendors so this is usually not a problem at all.
Do you take any breaks?
Unlike a band, a DJ should never take breaks. We do not take breaks throughout the evening unless of course we play along side a band and split our sets throughout the night.
What kind of equipment do you use?
This is such an important question! Clients have constantly shared stories from other events where the sound or atmosphere was a little off. This is mainly because other people use equipment which is not updated for 5, 10, or 15 years in some instances. We have a firm rule to update our equipment on a yearly basis for lighting and every 3 years for sound with the newest state of the art in technology. When you promote one type of service, you need to look and sound great. This is exactly what we strive for in every event!
Do you setup a sign or banner with your equipment?
This is also a great question that does not get asked very often. We are hearing more and more about vendors doing things their way as they are trying to promote their own "style." While we do no such advertising, we do look at every event as a new future opportunity for someone else. Therefore for us, every event needs to be perfect. This is why we do get asked for our business card at multiple events. This is the only thing we do. If someone advertises with a banner its because they need to. Your wedding night is personally dedicated to your every need and not the need to advertise your services!