Frequently Asked Questions
At amplified Events, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to pick the right DJ for you. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR SERVICES?
We typically put together a package of services hours for our customers. We find that most customers need about 6 hours of service for their reception. This includes an hour of cocktail music, and hour of dinner music, and about four hours of dance music. Our hourly rate includes our professional sound system, turntables, a DJ / MC, wireless microphone, Online Planning Tools, Set-Up, and Tear-Down for the event.
We also offer many other incredible add on services for an additional fee including: Dance Floor Lighting, Uplighting, Instagram Hashtag Printing, Dinner on Vinyl, Ceremony Music & Microphone Service, Officiant Service, and we will even come to your rehearsal if you need us to. We offer discounts when you bundle multiple services so the more services you book, the bigger the discounts you receive.
WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS?
Typically, couples reach out to us through our website by filling out our Contact Form. We then reach out via email to schedule a time to meet up or set up a quick phone call. We want to hear all about the amazing ideas you have and how we can help incorporate them into your wedding. We also use this time to educate you about our services and to answer any questions you may have. From there, if you want to move forward with booking us we put together an online contract, email it to you for review. If everything looks good, you sign the contract online and pay your deposit. After that you are booked and we will send you the link to your Online Planning Tools so you can start planning out the details for your wedding day. From there, your DJ will then reach out around 2 to 6 weeks before your wedding (unless you want to meet sooner) in order to set up a time to go over all the details together. We want to get a good understanding of your taste, style and vision for the night so that when the wedding comes, we can make your plan come to life and make sure you don’t have to work at your own wedding.
CAN WE JUST GIVE YOU A BUNCH OF MUSIC TO PLAY?
Absolutely! We find that every wedding and every couple is so unique in their music taste, style, and vision for the night. We have couples give us 900 songs while others give us only 2. Whatever the amount, we want you know that you can have as much creative control over the music that you wish. This includes giving us your MUST Play songs and even your DO NOT Play songs.
CAN WE COME TO SEE YOU PERFORM AT A WEDDING?
Unfortunately, no. We do not invite prospective customers to weddings. We’re sure you can understand because we won’t invite customers to your wedding either. We do tons of amazing public events through the year so if you’re interested in seeing us perform live, reach out and let us know and we’ll tell you about our next public event.
CAN YOU DO THE MUSIC AT OUR CEREMONY, TOO?
Yes, of course! Couples hire us all the time to provide the music for their ceremony. Just like for the Cocktail Hour, Dinner Music, and Dancing portion of the night, you can have as much creative control as you like by picking the songs you definitely want to hear for your Pre-ceremony when guests are arriving, Processional, and Recessional etc.
HOW WILL MY DJ GET PEOPLE TO DANCE?
We pride ourselves on not being cheesy or overly intrusive on the microphone. We are personable and energetic on the mic but don’t talk constantly. We like to remind the crowd that they came to celebrate and encourage them to have an awesome night.
Our DJs also read the dance floor and adjust the songs based on how the crowd is responding. We artistically mix the music in such a way that controls the energy and keeps people on the dance floor. We make sure the transitions are seamless, so the beat never stops and so your guests won’t want to leave. From time to time, we also organize ice breakers and games including: The Shoe Game, Anniversary Dance, Scavenger Hunt, Train Line, Soul Train etc.
WE'RE PLANNING TO HAVE A BAND FOR PART OF THE NIGHT AND ONLY NEED YOU FOR THE DANCE SET? HOW DOES THAT WORK?
We love live music as much as you do. We work with bands and live performers all the time. We can customize a quote to best fit your needs for the night.
WHAT IF MY DJ CAN'T BE AT MY EVENT BECAUSE OF A CAR ACCIDENT, Zombie Attack, ETC.?
We know that your wedding is a big deal and that we only get one shot to get it right. Due to this, we have back up DJs and back up equipment ready to go in case the worst should happen. We are also close with many other local professional wedding DJs who we can call upon to step in as needed.
WE LIKE YOU. WHAT DO YOU WE DO NEXT?
Go to our Contact Page and fill out the form. We will be in touch in the next 24 hours.
HERE ARES SOME MORE QUICK ANSWERS TO MORE COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our DJs can beat-match, cross fade, and do all of the cool things DJs can do.
You get to know who your DJ will be before you sign the contract. This will be your DJ from start to finish.
Yes, we have insurance. If your venue needs proof of this, let us know and we would be happy to provide them with whatever they need.
We have back-up equipment and back up DJs.
We dress like your guests. No tuxes or cumber buns, but we like to look nice.
We ask that you please provide us with a table to DJ on, two chairs, and food.
Some venues require extra equipment or assistants. We've worked everywhere, so just ask.
Photos by: Jill Tiongco Photography