As an entertainment company in Portland, Oregon, we know that brides and grooms have the ability to search Google, but we think some of the best tools to find vendors in our area are The Knot, Wedding Wire, Oregon Bride Magazine, Brides.com, and other wedding related sites. The great part about all these sites is they feature vetted vendors with numerous reviews, testimonials, and examples of their work. These are usually highly trained professionals that will have a good reputation and they should be able to highlight that in their profiles. I suggest that couples narrow their search down to about five different vendors for each category, compare the reviews and portfolios and pricing, and then reaching out to the top three to see if they’re a good fit for your wedding. As a wedding company in Oregon, we know there are many factors that our clients are searching for. This is one of the reasons why we decided to advertise all our information and pricing right on the website because we know that there is nothing more frustrating than finding something that you like and not being able to contact the person to find out their availability or even get a ballpark on the pricing. This can be very frustrating.After you have found a couple of candidates that you think you want to put in charge of your wedding or special event, the next thing is to reach out to them and set up a consultation. With DJ Cutt Entertainment, we have a couple different types of consultations. We can always meet in person at a Starbucks or venue of your choice. But even more common now is setting up a phone call or a video chat in which we can go over the basic details of your event. You can also read our article tips for hiring a good DJ.
In my opinion, an in-person meeting is the best option. But I also like doing a video call so that way we can get to know each other. The most important thing is to make sure that our company is a good fit for your needs. Our goal is always to make sure you have a successful event, even if that means recommending another vendor. During the consultation, we will go over all the details of your event starting from the ceremony and ending with the dance party. The first part of this call I like to get to know you as a couple and find out what style you have because this is going to dramatically affect the flow for a wedding.The very first thing I like to ask is what are some things that you have seen at past weddings that you would like to incorporate. What are some things that you have seen at past weddings that you want to stay far away from or try to avoid? We all know that some weddings can be very cheesy or clichéd so we try to add some unique touches to make sure that yours is special and personalized for your style.
One of the biggest factors for the cost of a DJ is going to be the length of the event and how long you’ll need the DJ there. At DJ Cutt Entertainment, we start our time 30 minutes before the bride walks down the aisle until the end of the last dance. With our company, we don’t charge for travel time, set up time, or tear down time. Our package prices only cover the time that we are actually needed to play music.