Wedding DJ Business

September 12, 2013 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

blog picMusic and dancing go hand-in-hand together at wedding receptions. If you have an extensive music collection and love performing as a disc jockey for others, then a wedding DJ business might be for you. DJ is an intialism that means disc jockey, a person who plays recorded music for others. The first DJs played records on the radio. Today’s DJs are professionals hired to provide music and motivate guests to have fun at weddings, parties, clubs, radio programs and special events. Read on to learn more information about the wedding DJ business.


No formal education is required to become a DJ. However a strong knowledge of music is a necessity as well as an aptitude for selecting a playlist that gets people dancing. Personality traits for a wedding DJ include outgoing, personable, well-groomed, friendly with a passion for music. Many DJs gain their initial experience by shadowing an already established DJ or volunteering to play music for special events.

Nuts and Bolts  

Before starting your DJ business do some research and create a business plan, doing this will greatly improve your chances of success. Understand your market; determine who your competitors are and know the prices they are charging.

After gathering your intel, decide how you are going to make your business stand out from your competition. What is it that you can do that no one else can do better?


Find out the requirements for starting a new business and file with your local and state governments for the proper business licenses and permits.

To keep track of your financials, create an accounting system or employ the services of an accountant.


Decide on the terms for your written contracts, this is the legal document you and your wedding clients will sign as a contract of services. Contracts are important; they clarify and establish the obligations needed for you to successfully perform as a DJ at weddings.


The essential equipment needed for a DJ includes a large music library, turntables, mixers, digital music players, laptop computer equipped with deejay software, speakers, amplifier and a good set of headphones. For transportation and set-up, a wedding DJ will need miscellaneous tables, stands, racks, cases and water resistant gig bags. Optional equipment choices include bubble machines, fog machines, strobe lights spotlights, and party lights.

How to Get Customers

Get customers by advertising your wedding DJ services locally and on the internet. Places to advertise include local magazines, newspapers, word-of-mouth networking and wedding trade shows. Make business cards brochures and flyers. Align your business with influential wedding planners. Take advantage of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Create a website showcasing your services and always include your contact information.

Be sure to exhibit at the Great Bridal Expo, the only national touring wedding show featuring local and National companies covering everything from pre-wedding planning to the new home after the wedding. To request information on exhibiting, live performances or Sponsorship opportunities, click HERE.

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