Frequently Asked Questions

Will our DJ act as an Emcee during our event?

Yes your  DJ will act as an Emcee during your event.  This is one of the services we offer that is key to the success of your function.  Your DJ will make all announcements and make sure that the night keeps on track according to your time line.

What makes DesiDeejay unique from all of the other DJ companies?

DesiDeejay Entertainment will cater your wedding entertainment to your unique needs.  Every DJ in the Trig-State Area will play music for your event. What makes DesiDeejay DJs unique is that we engage with the crowd to get them to stay on the dance floor, so don’t be surprised if you see your DJ on the dance floor for a few minutes keeping the crowd entertained. 

What types of equipment do you use?

We use the latest in club style lighting and sound equipment. The music library is digital and we have a wide selection of the top hits.  The DJ system is very attractive and unobtrusive. We offer a full club style lighting system that can also include a laser light show.  In addition we can provide wireless microphones and a video projector.

Do you provide music and equipment for wedding ceremonies?

Yes we can provide music for your Wedding Ceremony.  Make sure to let us know that you will also need us for the Wedding Ceremony.  You Wedding DJ can play all your wedding music as well as provide wireless microphones to be used by you and your officiant so you guests do not miss a single moment.  We offer a second sound system for your wedding ceremony which allows us to transition quickly from the ceremony to the reception.

How long will our DJ play music?

The amount of time your DJ will play is totally up to you.  Typically Wedding entertainment lasts about four hours. You can decide in advance how long you want your DJ to perform and the price will reflect the time frame.  If you are having fun and want the DJ to play longer you can purchase additional time the day of the event.

Is it customary to tip the DJ?

Gratuities given to your DJ entertainer are made at the client’s sole discretion.  10 percent to 20 percent of the total fee is customary for an excellent performance.

How early will out DJ arrive to set up?

Your DJ will arrive one hour prior to the scheduled start time of your event unless other arrangements have been made. It typically takes about forty-five minutes to set up so this allows us to be set up before guests arrive.

What is your DJ coverage area?

We are based out of the Philadelphia area, but we travel to multiple states. We have done events in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, but we are willing to travel anywhere.

Can we pick what music to play?

Yes you can pick what music to play.  I simply submit a list of ten to fifteen songs in advance that you would like to hear and we will play them.  This is good because it not only gives us great songs to play but also an idea of your musical tastes.

Will our DJ take guest requests?

Absolutely!  We’ll work with you prior to your event to determine the specific styles and individual requests that you’d like played. We’ll also encourage your guests to make requests (if you approve) to make sure we play the songs that you and your guests want to dance to.

How do you price your DJ services?

Every event we play  is unique so we create packages to reflect the unique needs of each function.  Price varies based on a few important factors. The factors that dictate price are the dates, how long you want us to perform, and  the equipment that you need.

How do you handle overtime?

If you are having fun and want your Wedding DJ to play longer we would love to continue our performance.  You can purchase additional time by paying overtime at the beginning of the hour. All overtime is purchased on an hourly basis and the cost for overtime is outlined in your contract.  Overtime must be payed via cash or check prior to the DJ continuing their performance.

Do you provide a written contract?

It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing. DesiDeejay will provide you with a written contract outlining the terms of your service.   We will sign the contract and send you a copy to retain for your records. It is important to have a contract to guarantee your DJ services. I would never suggest booking any DJ service with out a written contract.

Will you be available to answer DJ questions prior to our event?

Yes.  We will meet with you in advance in person to discuss the details of your event  In addition you will have your DJ’s direct number and can call at any time with additional questions prior to your event. You can call as many times as you want, we are always available to answer any questions

What type of music do you play?

Your DJ will have an extensive selection of music consisting of English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telegu, and Tamil Songs from all years and all genre’s to accommodate any needs you may have during your event. 

What types of music do you play during dinner and cocktail hour?

We have a wide selection of cocktail and dinner music in my music library.  We can discuss in advance what types of music you want us to play during this time. 

How does your DJ dress for a formal event?

You choose the DJ outfit in advance and we will wear it. We can keep it western with a suit and tie, or traditional indian or anything else you may like. 

Can you provide wireless microphones for the wedding ceremony, toasts etc?

Yes we can provide up to two wireless microphones to be used during the ceremony and reception.  I also have one wired microphone that I keep as a back up.

Do you have back ups for your equipment?

We have the the latest in Mobile Wedding DJ equipment.  Our equipment is extremely reliable. I think it is important to plan in case equipment does go out.  We do have a full back up plan for each piece of equipment incase something does go wrong so we can play your event without fail. That includes a back up music library that will contain all of your special songs

How do you handle overtime?

If you are having fun and decide at your event that you need us to stay longer and play music you are charged a rate per each extra hour. That rate will be defined on the contract. This payment must be paid upfront before the overtime will begin.

How do we book your DJ services?

Call us, or fill out our online contact request form so we can  discuss your entertainment needs. We will put together an entertainment package based on your needs  that includes pricing. Once your approve your package we will send you a online contract. We require a 50% deposit with a signed contract to hold the dates for you.

How do we pay for your services?

We currently accept cash, checks and credit card payment. 

How far in advance do we need to book?

Wedding DJs are typically are typically booked as much as a year ahead of time.  I would try to book your DJ as early as possible. Some last minute bookings may be available as much as a few days ahead of time.  It all depends on the dates. 

Do you charge for mileage or set up?

We do not charge for mileage or set up.  The contracted price includes travel, set up and take down time.  Our pricing is inclusive of travel.