How to Pick a Wedding DJ

How to Pick a Wedding DJ

So, you are newly engaged, congrats!  And now comes the exciting task of planning your dream wedding!  From venue to food, dress to flowers, open bar to entertainment, that tasks can be daunting!  But, with engagement “season” upon us, we at Bee Entertainment, Michigan’s Best Wedding DJ’s, have laid out a list to help pick the right wedding DJ for your wedding in Michigan:

  1. Set a budget.  This is tough to do, especially since you really may not be sure what a good DJ/MC will cost.  But, if you know your absolute maximum to spend on a DJ is $1000, then it will be good to go into this search with that in mind.  (However, we tell most prospective clients that a great DJ/MC, with reviews to back up the reputation, will normally run $1500 to $2000 in the Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor regions, a little less in Grand Rapids/Lansing/Mid-Michigan areas, and Northern Michigan (Traverse City/Petoskey).
  2. Ask friends and relatives for referrals.  One of the best ways to get started is to ask some newly married friends or relatives what wedding DJ company they used.  Did they have a good experience with the DJ company?  Was the company quick to respond to questions?  How was the process leading up to the wedding.  Answers to these questions will help you going into your DJ search.
  3. Ask your venue/wedding coordinator for referrals.  Venues and coordinators have seen A LOT of wedding DJ’s.  They know which companies they work well with and which companies will work well with them (and you) to make your day awesome.  Venue and coordinator referral lists for wedding DJ’s can be a great starting point.
  4. Read reviews on wedding websites.  Websites like and are great for researching wedding DJ companies.
  5. Find out what is important to you when looking for a wedding DJ.  We always ask “what is most important to YOU when looking at entertainment for your wedding?”  And the typical answer is “We want everyone to have a great time.”  Is having a large influence on the music important to you?   Do you need music for your ceremony as well?  Is lighting for hte dance floor included or extra?  Are there any other fees associated with the service (travel fee, overage fee if needed longer that 6 hours, etc.)  Remember, this is the biggest party you will probably ever throw for yourself with your closest friends and family.  You want everyone to “eat, drink, and be merry.”  So, for the average 150 guest wedding, $10/guest or a great $1500 wedding DJ/MC can truly add to the “success” of your wedding reception.
  6. Choose who you feel the most comfortable with.  Ultimately, the wedding is about YOU.  Which wedding DJ company has YOUR best interest in mind?  We have no bigger compliment from former clients than “we felt like our DJ Bryan was more of a friend than a vendor.”  THAT is our ultimate goal, to CONNECT with you on your wedding day and have your guests raving about how much fun they had at your wedding for years to come!

Do not let picking a wedding DJ (or other vendors) overwhelm you!  Some of the best companies will make you feel at ease with the process and with their service to you!  If you have any questions or need any help, just contact Bee Entertainment at  Visit Michigan’s Best Wedding DJ’s at

1 Comment

  1. Frank Delaware 7 months ago

    A friend of mine has started planning out her wedding, and we were curious about how you would find the right DJ for the event. I really like that you say to make sure that you choose a DJ that makes you feel comfortable, and also has your best interests in mind. It would be nice to know that you will be able to get someone that will choose music based on your requests.

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