FAQ DJ Service
Commonly Asked Questions About Our St. Louis DJ Service
Will the DJ act as our MC and help control the flow of our event
Yes, your Pro Sound DJ will make all announcements and will coordinate directly with you and your other vendors to make your evening flow as smoothly as possible. The DJ will also tastefully inspire your guests to dance and have fun without being overbearing on the microphone. You can count on the DJ to help keep things on track and guide you through the entire night, which leads to the most enjoyable experience for you and your guests.
How does the timing work with the on-site ceremony package
The on-site ceremony package includes one additional hour over and above your reception package. With this package, the service must run concurrently; ceremony with reception closely following. We do require that you book the DJ from the start time of the prelude music through the conclusion of the reception with no breaks in between. You should also plan to start your DJ 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time with prelude music. If, for example, your reception is 6-10 and your ceremony starts at 5:00, it would be advised to add one additional half hour to the service. This way the DJ would be scheduled from 4:30-10:00 and everything would be covered. The DJ will set up the reception system first and will then set up the PA for the ceremony. The PA sets up and takes down quickly, which makes the transition from the ceremony to the reception very efficient. If you have further questions about our process with combining the reception and on-site ceremony package, please call or email us.
How do we make our planning and music requests
Planning the music and special events of your wedding or party is easy. Just click on the link in the header bar that says "Music List". On this page you will have full access to our event planner, music request list and timeline forms. They are pretty self explanatory but if you need help, we are just a phone call or email away. We recommend submitting these forms to us approximately 3 weeks prior to your event date. You can start on these forms at any time and work on them as often as you like.
When is our DJ appointed and will we get to talk with our DJ before the event date
We appoint your DJ approximately 2 weeks prior to your event date after we review the on line forms you submit to us. We then submit your forms directly to your DJ for him/her to also review. Your DJ will then contact you by phone to go through all the specific details and timing of your event with you. Our office will contact you by email prior to that letting you know who your DJ will be, and the day and approximate time they will be contacting you. We are very flexible and can also work around your best scheduling time for this call as well.
Are there any additional charges for set up and tear down
No, set up and tear down is included in the package price and does not cut into the hours you have us booked for. The DJ typically arrives about 75 minutes prior to the contract start time for load in and set up. The DJ will then provide service for the entire contract time period. When the event has concluded, the DJ will take down the system and load out. Tear down and load out usually takes about 30 minutes or less depending on the access.
Our venue requires liability insurance, do you carry liability insurance
Yes, we carry full liability insurance and would be happy to send proof of insurance to your venue. If your venue requires inclusion on our policy for your event date, that's no problem, just let us know and we can handle that directly with them. Many of the St. Louis locations already have this through us.
What is the back up plan for the day of our event
We always have a back up DJ on-call and lots of back up equipment on hand and ready in the event of an emergency on the day of your event. DJ's can get sick and have emergencies too, so we are completely prepared with back up all the way around in the event of any situation that requires a replacement DJ or back up equipment.
Is DJ gratuity included in your pricing
No, DJ gratuity is not included in our pricing and is considered optional on your part. DJ tipping is customary however, and is greatly appreciated regardless of the amount. Our DJ's really put a lot of personal effort into making sure you have the best party, so whatever you can afford is great. We don't like to give a specific recommended amount as that really varies. Our DJ's have received anything from as little as $10.00 to as much as $200.00, it's entirely up to you.
What is your service area
For any of our full service options, we provide to most any St. Louis locations as well as some of the nearby cities in Illinois. Please contact us if you would like to know whether or not we provide service to your non-St. Louis location.
What does the DJ wear
For weddings the DJ wears a neutral colored tuxedo unless you prefer something else. For any other formal event, the DJ will wear dress pants & shirt, jacket & tie. For non-formal events we generally just discuss this with the customer prior to the event to determine the best attire.