Frequently Asked Questions
My business partner and I will be the DJ’s when you hire Horizon Productions. I do not send out other DJs, unless there is an emergency.
Absolutely, and we prefer it.
In most cases, one. There may be a rare circumstance when I’m needed for a morning event and an evening event, but I always allow ample time in between for setup, teardown, and travel.
Since there are hundreds of venues in Parkersburg/Marietta, We probably haven’t played at them all; however, we offer an advance site visit with your DJ package, so we can look at the venue together and determine what equipment is needed.
Yes, We will MC as well as DJ your wedding.
Professional and conversational. We don’t shout or tell corny jokes.
We do network with several quality DJs in the area. We will make sure you are covered!
Can we visit you at a performance?
We don’t invite potential clients to other people’s weddings; however, I am happy to give you the names and numbers of the last several couples who hired me (with their permission, of course). I am confident they will give us a glowing review! You may also look at my WeddingWire reviews.
How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?
You may pick as much or as little of the music as you would like. I always encourage my clients to be involved with selecting music, so that I am playing the genres, artists, and songs that you and your guests enjoy.
Do you take requests from our guests?
If you are okay with me playing requests, yes. I do use my judgement, though, and will not play anything I deem to be inappropriate.
How many songs do you have?
We currently carry more than 12,000 songs on my laptop, and I have at least three times as many more in my digital collection. Since we determine your favorite “must play” music ahead of time, I always make sure I have those songs with me. If I’m at your wedding and you would like me to play something I do not have with me, I will attempt to purchase it from iTunes. In most cases, I can download and play the song within a few minutes.
Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?
Absolutely! I want to make sure you enjoy all of the music I play.
When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?
Depending on how much equipment is needed, we usually arrive 2-4 hours in advance.
What will you wear to our wedding?
We usually wear a Black Dress Shirt and Black dress pants; however, if your event is more formal, We will be sure to be dressed appropriately.
What will you wear when you set up and break down your equipment?
We typically wear khaki shorts or jeans and a light polo for setup.
What is included in the cost of my event?
My package includes quite a bit, most of which is listed on the Audio and Lighting pages of the site. If you have a specific question about whether something will be included, please feel free to ask.
Do you require a meal?
No, but we always appreciate it when offered. We are happy to bring our own food if required. Also, we do not eat at the “DJ booth.”
Do you take any breaks?
We do not stop playing music once the wedding starts (unless you ask us to). We sometimes take 10 minutes during dinner to eat and get a glass of water; however, we never both go at the same time, there will always be someone in the “booth”. Once dancing starts, we generally do not take a break at all.
Do you consume alcohol or smoke during the wedding?
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use all top-of-the-line equipment that sounds great and looks nice, too. If you are interested in the specific brands and models, I am happy to tell you.
Do you bring backup equipment with you to the wedding?
Yes, I have a backup for everything, including speakers, microphones, and music. Also, my system is built in such a way that the music would continue in just about any circumstance, except for a full power failure at the venue.
Do you have wireless microphones?
Yes, we use high quality wireless microphones during our events.
Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?
No way. We typically don’t even leave business cards out, however, I am happy to give someone a card if they ask.
What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?
It’s not often that we have a problem getting people to dance. We work together in advance to determine what type of music you would like me to play and what you think your guests will enjoy hearing. There are several factors, though, that can determine whether people dance or not. In fact, I have put together an entire page that discusses some of the things that influence a packed (or empty) dance floor. You may read it here.