You don’t have to look hard to find a wedding checklist that outlines everything you need to do in the wedding planning process, helpfully divided into time frames. Big items like setting a budget and confirming a venue come first, and last-minute things like picking up flowers and making final payments are at the end – everything else, including booking a wedding DJ, falls somewhere in between.
Why is the DJ one of the last vendors that it tells you to book?! If you want to know the truth – we have no idea. The entertainment you choose plays a huge part in how your wedding day is executed, and we definitely don’t think it should be left as one of the last things to consider. In fact, consulting a DJ before you make the bulk of your plans can really help with many of your decisions. For example, a good DJ will be know your venue well enough to make suggestions for the layout of your tables or dance floor in order to get the best traffic flow. With that in mind, you can start to plan your decor accordingly, rather than making plans before asking your DJ for their advice about your venue and having to rearrange everything you had in mind.
It’s true that many DJ companies have a number of performers available to book, so there is a chance that you’ll still be able to work with the company you had in mind, even if you wait until six months before your wedding to make a booking. Occasionally, you may even be able to make a last-minute booking. However, a busy DJ company will begin to book up for the busier months of the year well in advance. To answer the question we posed in the title of this post – there’s no such thing as too far in advance when it comes to booking a wedding DJ.
Couples are confirming bookings as early as one and a half to two years before their wedding date with their venue and their photographer. If you’ve made those decisions that far in advance, it’s a good idea to confirm your entertainment shortly afterwards – regardless of what your wedding checklist says! Booking your DJ well in advance will help you avoid the disappointment of not being able to work with the entertainer you had in mind, and will truly be one less thing to worry about closer to your wedding date. This is especially important if you’re planning a wedding between May and October, the busiest season for any wedding vendor.
We hate having to turn away couples that waited too long to make a booking! If you’re planning a wedding and would like to have a Knox Vegas celebration, get in touch now – no matter how far away your date is. We can’t wait to work with you!
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