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Many DJ companies will boast about having the best sound and lighting equipment. However, having the best equipment means nothing without an experienced and trained professional behind it.
We use the standard set up of two turntables and a mixer for the basis of our sound system. This is enhanced with computer controlled vinyl that allows us to play even the latest songs that have only been released digitally.
We also recognize that the size of the venue, the number of guests, and the mood you want to convey all dictate what the sound system and lighting equipment should be. We have extensive experience and the knowledge to provide you with the perfect solution for your wedding and reception.
We pride ourselves on delivering a great experience that includes professional equipment for both sound and lighting.
DJs typically fall into two categories. There are DJs who command attention. They use the microphone a lot, incorporate games, props, and interact with the crowd frequently throughout the night.
The second type of DJ is a facilitator of the party. He or she makes sure the music flows smoothly, that announcements are made only as needed and keeps the chatter on the microphone to a minimum.
We fall into the second category here at Chase March DJ Services. However, if you would like more interaction and games, we are happy to accommodate any request.
We have an extensive music library that spans a vast array of genres and eras. We will likely have the songs you would like to hear. If we do not have a particular song that you'd like, we will do our best to purchase it. If it is a rare track or a culturally diverse song we are not familiar with, you can provide us with a copy in advance to ensure the correct version will be played at your wedding or event.
It is your special day and you can plan as little or as much of it as you want when it comes to the music. Feel free to provide us with a list of songs you would like to hear. This can be as long as you want. Keep in mind that a typical four hour dance allows for approximately 50-60 songs. On average, wedding guests make between 20-30 requests as well.
When we meet, we will have a discussion about the music at your event. Some couples like to plan out every musical detail, others tell us to simply play to the crowd and keep people dancing. Wherever you fall in this scale, we will work with you every step of the way.
There may be genres, artists, or specific songs that you simply cannot stand. If so, please provide us with a “Do Not Play List.” We won’t play any of those songs or artists even if they are requested by your guests. After all, it is your wedding and the music should be exactly the way you like it.
We can take requests at the reception or ahead of time.
Some couples choose to ask guests to request a song or two on the RSVP. It could be as simple as including the text, "A song that would get me out of my chair and onto the dance floor is . . ."
We are always happy to play music that will keep people up and dancing. We also provide you the option of a “Do Not Play List” so you won’t have to hear a song or artist on your wedding day that you would prefer not to.
Our DJs are skilled at “reading the crowd” and playing to a wide range of tastes. We play upbeat music from a variety of styles and eras to please the diverse audience that will likely be at your event. We are experts at blending together different styles of music to keep the dance floor popping all night long.
We will work with you in advance to make sure that we play the music that both you and your guests will appreciate. We take requests on the fly and play the songs your guests want to hear in the moment as well.
We can provide suitable music for the ceremony. We have several playlists and songs available for you to choose from that have been featured in countless weddings.
We can make custom edits and mash-ups of songs as well. If you have an idea of what you would like to hear, we will work with you to make sure it fits perfectly for the ceremony.
It is customary to order a dinner for the DJ. Some people choose to have the photographer and DJ sit together at a table that doesn’t include close family members. Alternatively, our DJ can a bring a plate to the DJ station and be served there.
Along with providing the music for your event, our DJ can also serve as your Master of Ceremonies. We can speak as little or as much as you would like. We can make announcements throughout the evening whenever needed. We pride ourselves in being professional and charismatic. If you choose for our DJ to be your MC, he or she will meet with you prior to the event to make sure we can pronounce everyone’s name correctly, and figure out the order and timing of speeches and announcements.
If you have a time between your wedding ceremony and the reception that requires background music, we can happily supply you with that service as well. If this is in a different room or location from the rest of your reception, there may be a additional charge for us to set up. We can play any style of soft music to help set the mood you would like for your cocktail hour.
We can provide background music during dinner for no additional charge.
We will call you within 48 hours of filling in the booking / inquiry form on our website. We will arrange to meet you with to discuss the details of your wedding or event. We will also follow up with you the week prior to your wedding to make sure all of the details have been finalized and arranged.
Of course! You can bring your own music on a USB drive and we will be happy to play it. Make sure your music is either .mp3 or.wav. format.
Some people choose to do this because they have culturally specific music that we are unlikely to have. If you have any special mash-up, remixes or cover songs, this is a way to ensure the correct version of the song you want to hear is played.
Touching base with the DJ company you are hiring is a great idea for a few reasons.
We like to do it because it lets us ask questions and tailor our services to fit your unique needs. It also gives you the chance to see the equipment options we offer and the resources we supply you with. Finally, you can meet the DJ who will be performing at your wedding to see if he or she is the right fit for you.
Chase March loves deejaying and providing you with the best service possible. He is the primary DJ for all events. However, there are times when he is unavailable or not the best fit for your event. In these situations, we have professional deejays on call as freelancers.
If something happens at the last minute and the assigned DJ is not able to perform at your event, we will do everything in our power to get a replacement DJ to your event. We also have a manager available via phone or text message to help sort out any of your concerns.
If you wish to a have a slide show at your event, we will be happy to work with you to make it happen. Having live musicians play at the ceremony is also not a problem. We will go over all of the details with you when we meet and help make sure things run smoothly.
We require a six or eight foot table to set up our turntables and gear. Most venues will be able to provide this for you. The lights and speakers do not require much additional space. Some venues may already have speakers or a DJ booth. We will be able to utilize those elements and work with the space available.
In order to reserve a DJ for your event, we require a deposit. This will be based on the package or services you have requested. The remaining balance is due three weeks prior to your wedding date. Taking care of this in advance allows you to relax and enjoy your special day.
When we meet with you, we will discuss all of the options available. We typically have three tiers of service that you will be able to choose from. However, we are flexible and will work with you for any special requests for equipment or services you would like.
Our packages include speakers, lights, microphones, and all of the gear that our DJ needs to provide spectacular music, sound, and lighting for your event.
If we have not answered your question here, please do not hestitate to ask us. We will be happy to answer questions on the phone, via social media, or face-to-face during our initial meeting. You can check our contact page for all of the ways you can reach us.
We take a personal approach when it comes to providing you our services. We take the time to ask you the important questions; questions that you might not consider asking and questions other DJ services don’t know how to ask. We provide you with tools to communicate your needs and desires and do our best to accommodate all of them. This means that your DJ will be very well informed and able to deliver a top-notch experience for you and your guests.
Our value expands beyond our professionalism, quality equipment, and friendly service. We communicate with you directly, provide you with online resources to help you plan, and offer flat rate pricing options and plans that can’t be beat.