Good Guy Productions
Here are 15 questions you might want to keep in mind when interviewing your wedding DJ
1. How long have you been a DJ and how many weddings have you done?
My first DJ job came in 1984 when I was in High School and helped out at a dance. My first wedding was in 1989. Since then I have personally performed at over 1200 weddings.
2. Will you have multiple gigs on my wedding day?
Yes, we are what is called a multi-op business. Why is that a good thing? Because having multiple systems and DJ’s and computers and vehicles assures you that your event will be a success. If something ever did happen, we have back-ups upon our back-ups.
3. What makes you different from your competitors?
The overwhelming difference is that we care. Aside from the fact that we have the best gear, best speakers, all our music is legally bought and paid for, we dress the part, we articulate on the microphone, we know exactly how a wedding should flow…aside from all of these things, we honestly want your day to be a success and the greatest day of your life.
4. Have you played at the reception site already?
By virtue of being in business since 1989, yes we have played at all of the venues in the area and likely several dozens of times. We know where to set-up, the power locations, the layout of the reception, etc.
5. Will you serve as an emcee during the reception?
Absolutely, once you complete our “Reception Information Sheet” we take it from there. That is our itinerary for the day and tells us just about everything we need to get your reception moving and keep it flowing.
6. Can I provide you with list of “Do Not Play” songs?
We understand the importance of certain songs, and some of those are the “Do Not Play” songs. We get it, there are songs we don’t like either and wouldn’t want played at our own events. We 100% understand. So yes, we welcome the Do Nots.
7. Do you take requests from guests?
Requests are extremely important, this gives us the pulse of the group. The way we plan for an event happens on the spot, not before. We like to ask you for your favorite songs, take requests from the guests, have you fill out our “Top 200” and then fill in the blanks with what we think will work best. When we get to the event we take all the notes, scan the crowd, mill around and talk to the guests and formulate a game plan.
8. How often do you take breaks?
Absolutely never, we are working not resting.
9. Do you bring all of your own sound, wiring and lighting equipment?
Good Guy Productions has enough gear to perform eight weddings in one day. We have identical set-ups and backups to that gear as well. I do not like to rely on the venue to provide us anything, we even bring our own table because we know exactly what size we need.
10. What will you wear at the wedding?
Most times we will wear a tuxedo, it just seems right. However, there are occassions where we are asked to wear something less formal or different. We will dress accordingly for the event.
11. Do you have any references?
Good Guy Productions has a reference page on our website and we also have accounts with Wedding Wire and The Knot online resource pages. The best way to get a feel for our style is to ask the reception hall managers what they think. They see us the most and can give you the best advice.
12. Are you insured?
Yes indeed, we have a policy through RV Nuccio for two million dollars.
13. What is the back up plan if you are ill or there is an emergency on my wedding day?
AS I mentioned, we are a multi-op and have a plan for this situation well in hand.
14. What is the deposit required to reserve you for my wedding date? When is the final balance due?
We ask for a deposit of 50% of the balance to reserve a date. When you sign our contract it is necessary to send a deposit as well. The final balance is due 30 days prior to your event. This is a standard practice in this industry.
15. What is your cancellation policy?
This all depends on when you cancel. If you cancel more than 180 day before the event you will get refunded anything over the deposit amount. The deposit is non-refundable. The reason for this is because we are different than most other businesses. When we book and event we turn others away. Most wedding couples book around the one-year mark. So, if we turn away clients for the day you want and then you cancel, there is a very limited chance that we will rebook your date. That is why the deposit is non-refundable.