Nashville DJ Diaires | Music Q&A Before Booking Your Big Day

When it comes to booking one of the most important days of your life, you probably have a lifelong list of questions. Inquiries from prospective clients are just beginning to ramp up, and those list of questions are often asked + encouraged, especially when it comes to the music piece of the puzzle. Aside from questions regarding our team of DJ's or how many venues we partner with annually, the most commonly asked questions are often those that pertain to the playlist itself. Because we're just getting our feet wet in our busy booking season, also referred to as the months of July thru September, I've put together a quick and essential Q&A compiled of my most commonly asked questions by clients, as well as answers that come directly from the wedding booking one on our team, myself, and from our Snyder squad of music mixing masters. So, if good music is a must-have on your wedding day, and before booking another entertainment company, check out the highlighted list of FAQ's below.
• Do you have any videos from a prior wedding?

Yes!  Aside from our blog recaps and videographers tagging us in clips from past weddings, you can check out our Vimeo page to see our team in action! 

• Can you assist me in choosing the music for my processional, recessional, father-daughter dance, etc.?

Once you book with us, you will receive an email from me titled "Booking Confirmation," and inside this email will be log-in information for your online planning portal, provided free of charge to all of our clients.  Inside the portal you'll find thousands of songs to choose from and a recommendation library to help you select songs.  We've gone a step further to break down our recommendations by genre, decade, artist, and even by moments.  It's incredibly user friendly and makes selecting your music easier than ever before! 

• How extensive is your music library or song list? What genres can you cover?

Our music library contains hundreds of thousands of songs, and it's very rare that we don't have a song that a client requests.  But that happens and when it does, we purchase the song at no additional cost to you. 

Our genres span from alternative to the blues, rock, rap and hip-hop, pop music, EDM, disco, bluegrass, indie, R&B, and beyond. 

• How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

We have a monthly subscription that sends us hundreds of new songs each month that we easily upload into our online library for our clients.  All of our songs are radio version, meaning free of explicit language. 

• If the DJ scheduled for my event is unable to perform for some reason, do you have a backup replacement ready to go?

Always. When we book your event, we automatically assign two team members to your wedding day in the case of an emergency.  Both team members will be present for your wedding, and your assigned dynamic duo always helps to keep the night moving smoothly. 

• What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?

Motivating the crowd is dependent on a few things: the style of music you're playing, the age demographic in the room, and the flow of the evening.  Our team knows when to press play on songs that always encourage guests to dance; it's what they are trained to do, and your DJ will review those songs with you during your final walk through meeting.  Plus- adding fun elements like dance floor lighting, LED up lighting, custom gobos, social media specs like, and party enhancers usually always encourages guests to get up and dance!  

• Do you take requests from our guests?

This is a preference you'll be able to set with your assigned DJ prior to your wedding.  Some couples don't want requested songs, they only want the songs to be played that they themselves chose ahead of time.  Other times, clients want us to play songs within reason that guests request.  Your DJ will get to know you, so if a guest comes up and requests something totally off the wall or a song that would clear the dance floor, we politely decline their request. 

• Can we submit a "Do Not Play" list?

One of my favorite tools of our online planning portal is the option to create a do not play list.  For example: my husband and I met at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, so for our wedding we requested to hear "Rocky Top" basically on repeat. And at the same time, on our do not play list was, "Sweet Home Alabama." Because Go Vols. 
If you have any additional questions, or if this list stirred up any concerns in your mind, then please do not hesitate to contact our team directly!