Many things have changed since we started, 27 years ago in 1992, however the following 6 things have not. They are what our Clients (Brides and Groom) look for in hiring their DJ. From our many 5 stars reviews on Wedding Wire and Yelp clients tell us year after year that we were the perfect match for them.
1.Wedding gig experience
Experience is always the top priority with our clients. Clients feel more secure knowing that our DJ’s have played at they’re venue before and know the staff and acoustics. They also feel confident that because our DJ’s have participated in so many weddings there is nothing they haven’t seen before and can roll with any challenges that may present itself. All of our DJ’s have been with us for a minimum of 10 years. We have no “beginner” dj’s or “moonlighting” dj’s. Your Wedding Day is a once in a life time event and if you are having it at an Elegant and Expensive New York City Venue you deserve a Top NYC DJ with many years experience…why take the chance?
Many of our Brides have told us they were referred to us partly because of our exceptional attention to detail. Our detailed Wedding Planning Form is very popular.(Every time you hit save we get a copy) When we meet for the final time before the wedding your Expressway Music DJ will go over the Questionnaire, un rushed. Your DJ will also help you fill in any details you have questions or our undecided about. Our Event Manager Charissa has been with us for 8 years and handles all the details and communications between your venue and us, payments and many other details all designed to make you have the least amount of stress and extra work wedding wise.
3. A positive personality and appearance
Expressway Music DJ’s will all do “light” emceeing (introducing the bridal party, announcing the next course, etc) Every one of our DJ’s has a good intonation (and not over the top) where you feel you are watching a game show or at a wrestling match. Our DJ’s will also look their best and will always have a positive energy because they love and care about what they do.
4. A truly diverse music collection
Being in NYC we have DJ’d almost every type of wedding imaginable for most nationalities. Here are a sampling of a few of the combination weddings we have dj’d.
and many, many, many others with much success!
5. Crowd reading ability
This could very well be the most important thing to our clients. Too many Brides tell us they were at weddings where there was no rhyme or reason as to why the DJ played music and how bad they were at reading the crowded. We hear this a lot. This skill is only improved upon when the DJ has dj’d many, many events…years of events and has seen every type of combination. It’s truly the difference between a good wedding and an outstanding one!
6. Listening skills and Flexibility
Above all else, a bride needs a DJ that will listen to them. Some couples tend to have a very firm idea about what they’d like their big day (and night) to be like, and they need to work with people who will listen and understand their vision to help them create the wedding they really want. Other couples are not as sure and love the fact that our DJ will also act as a “consultant” for them and give them ideas of things that may still be up in the air for them i.e. the flow of the evening, song suggestions etc.