Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Wedding DJs

DJs tend to be a less-expensive alternative to live bands. Some wedding DJs will also act as Master of Ceremonies and announce all the events taking place at the reception. DJ packages vary greatly depending on services (lighting, props, etc.), experience, and area. DJ packages begin at $700. Providence DJs and other large cities generally begin at $900.

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Selecting a Disc Jockey
You should hire a DJ at least six to twelve months in advance. Set up an appointment to see them perform live. A DJ with a good personality will get your guests up and dancing and participating in events such as the bouquet and garter toss. You want a disc jockey that will make your reception more enjoyable and memorable.

Questions to Ask a DJ
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  • How long have you been a DJ? How many weddings have you done?
  • Do you have a back up in case of an emergency?
  • May I have a list of recent references?
  • What does your rate include? How much if wedding goes into overtime?
  • Do you provide a written contract?
  • What will you wear?
  • Will you be Master of Ceremonies and announce special events such as cutting the cake, first dance, etc?
  • What is your style? Ie: conservative, interactive, entertainer, etc.
  • Do you have a special sound system?
  • Do you need linens/table for your equipment?
  • Will you take requests from guests?
  • Can I provide a requested song list before the wedding?
  • Can I provide a “do not play” list?
  • Will I be required to provide a meal for you?
  • Do you take a break? If yes, how long? Will there be music played during the break?
Visit our RI Disc Jockey listings to find a local DJ for your wedding.