Amarillo DJ

 Guide For Choosing Your Vendors

 
 

 June 18, 2016 by ADJ

 

    So how do you pick the wedding vendors who are right for YOU?

 

   First of all, STYLE, PERSONALITY, and PROFESSIONALISM are the biggest things to look for. You want to hire vendors who your guests will feel comfortable with...because the more comfortable your guests are the more FUN they have.  Each vendors should also match the style and vision of your wedding.

 

 

   Here are 10 Must Ask Questions to ask ALL your potential wedding professionals before booking:

 

1. How many weddings do you do per year?  How much experience do you have?

 

    This is an extremely important question.  Ideally, your wedding professional should have ample experience specifically with weddings.  Not only will they be more skilled in their craft, this also makes them a valuable source of information and ensures that your wedding day goes smoothly.

 

2. What is you fee?

 

This is often a misguided questions, at least for my service. Judging by price alone will usually get you into trouble. Price is often relative, especially when you factor in experience, reputation and expert skill.  Generally, the most talented professionals have a higher price tag because they are worth it. They provide more and they care, which is the most important quality of any vendor... that they really, truly care about your wedding! 

 

3. How much is the retainer or deposit?

 

The retainer/deposit is usually a percentage of the entire fee. Make sure it is reasonable 25% to 50%.  Also if you have a time period to change your mind, and get my retainer back? We personally have a 7 day no-risk period you can change your mind, cancel and have your retainer fee returned!

 

4. What specifically is included in that cost?

 

Because packages often vary, it's likely that you won't be able to compare one vendor exactly to the next without investing time to research.The lowest cost isn't necessarily the best deal; some higher quotes include services that you have to pay extra for in other packages. Make sure you take this into account. Find the best vendor for your budget.  Meet with your vendors!

 

5. What happens if I cancel?  What happens if you cancel? 

 

Find out if your deposit is refundable under any conditions.  Does the wedding professional have a back up plan if something happens to them? 

 

6. Do you use a contract? 

 

If the answer is No, RUN!  A contract is designed to protect both you and the wedding professional.  Don't settle for a verbal agreement that won't hold up in court.

 

7. Are there any additional fees?

 

Taxes, service charges and travel fees can add up quickly.  Make sure you understand exactly what is included and if there are any other fees you'll have to pay. This should be clearly defined in your contract.

 

8. Do you carry liability insurance?

 

The answer you're looking for here is Yes.  This protects you in case an unfortunate accident should occur on your wedding day.  It's also a sign that this is a reputable business, since most "fly by night" operations don't invest in insurance.

 

9. Are you Accredited by The Better Business Bureau?

 

I personally trust a company with an excellent BBB rating. If they are accredited it is PROOF they do good business with many happy clients. Check the BBB for complaints. Ask the vendor about these complaints, if any.

 

10. Finally & the most important. Check out their references!

 

Find a vendor with testimonial proof. If you have past clients raving about their services, that says it all! This means more then anything.

 

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   One final bit of advice: READ YOUR CONTRACT.  Make sure you understand everything that's written and ask questions if you don't. There IS no stupid question...except the one you don't ask.  Make sure you know the price as well as cancellation and refund policies.

 

   GO WITH YOUR GUT.  If something feels "off" about the wedding vendor...you're probably right.  Make sure you feel comfortable with him, you like him, and that his personality will be a good blend with your guests and reflect the tone of your wedding. I like to connect with my clients and make sure were a good match.

 

    Even though it is rare, try to find one with a Money Back Guarantee, as our company does. A vendor who will put their money where their mouth is must be excellent!

 

   Remember: if chosen wisely, the right wedding vendors will give you expert help and advice on every aspect of your wedding...for free!

 

   Warm Regards,

 

Amarillo DJ

1-855-NEED-DJS

amarillodj@live.com

www.djsinamarillo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Clients Say About Us!

 

Event Type: Wedding Reception

Courtney Ashpaugh       806-653-2062   Southernsunflower@rocketmail.com 

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I was one of those worried brides that was ready to freak out over everything! One thing that I didnt worry about was my music and the overall entertainment! Scottie made me feel so comfortable with the whole process and kept constant communication during the planning process. And MAN did they put on a show! I had such a great time at my reception Scottie and Angie kept the party rolling and everyone had a blast! I loved the professionalism, the friendliness and the level of comfort that was provided to me during such a stressful time! I would recommend Amarillo DJ to anyone and everyone looking to hire entertainment for whatever event! Thank you Amarillo DJ for making my wedding such a wonderful memory!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Janell Heck         806-202-1322           janell32@hotmail.com

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Thank you Scottee. My wedding and reception was everything I dreamed of. I'm kind of sad that it's over. You are probably the only DJ that could have played all of the Texas Country that we wanted. It really meant a lot to us. All of those songs have some significance throughout the time Austin and I were dating. Thanks for helping us make our reception so special. BTW, everyone was blown away when you started singing. It was great!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

  1. Bainum        806-433-5497        bainums@sbcglobal.net

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Just wanted to say thank you!!! It was absolutely perfect. We had so many compliments on the music. It was just the right mix of all types. Everyone had a great time . . . nice wedding, good food and drink and lots of dancing! Jeff and Jasawn appreciated all of your time and effort to make their evening a special event. And, the daddy/daughter dance was only possible because you put the music together for them. If you ever need a reference, let me know!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Krista Robertson        rkrista35@yahoo.com       223-6246

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You made the entertainment for my wedding ceremony and reception everything I wanted and more! You were very helpful and professional. I would recommend you to any of my family and friends. Thank you for all that you did!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception

Debbie Bailey        djbailey@cableone.net        662-2529

And dance we did because this wedding had THE best DJ’s. There was nothing you could have done better and it was an absolute pleasure working with you! So many people said to us, “That dj was awesome.” Thanks again for helping make my son’s and daughter-in-law’s wedding unforgettable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Megan Wheeler           806-217-0652              butterflymw@hotmail.com

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We had a blast! Scottie and his wonderful wife made our wedding day even more special. He gave us exactly what we wanted. Very impressed!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Virginia Kratochvil      806-654-0067      pvkrat@msn.com         

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The coordination and facilitation of the continued momentum of our reception was outstanding! As the mother of the bride, Amarillo DJ was awesome in coordinating and maintaining a relaxed and most enjoyable experience, this took a great deal of stress off our shoulders and allowed us to settle in and enjoy our daughter's wedding reception. I would recommend Amarillo DJ to any family and friends. Thanks ADMJ!!!     

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Citasha Hammer        806-336-3918     cm_07_16_84@hotmail.com        

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 We were THRILLED with this service! It was the best planned and executed service for the wedding! You guys are AWESOME! Some family members were so impressed with the service, that they booked them for an event for the very next weekend!  We found him online using Google to search for DJ's in the area! His web page is very helpful and straightforward. He emailed me several times to verify details. He

worked with us to help make our wedding reception wonderful!!!! He and his wife thought of everything. He interacted with the guests and everyone LOVED our reception. The kids loved the light show and fog machine! He was so great that my new in-laws hired him for an 80th birthday party for their mother/grandmother a couple weeks later! He was hired to do the DJ/Karaoke service for my company Christmas party after my friends raved about the reception!! The pictures and CD slide show that he compiled are among the things we treasure when we look back on our special day!!! His prices were phenomenal and he earned EVERY penny we paid him! I would have paid alot more for the quality of service that he performed but thankfully his rates were very reasonable!!!!! He loves his job and it shows! Scottee and his wife were amazing!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Vidal & Candace Gonzales 940-453-6583 foxyosucandace@yahoo.com

Additional comments or suggestions?

Scottie with Amarillo DJ did an out of this world job for our wedding at a price that was very competitive to all others in town. We had the best time! Scottie and his wife made our day just a little more awesome by providing us with the style and quality of music that could not easily be bet. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great DJ for any even to give them a call, you wont be disappointed! Thanks again Scottie!

 

 

Event Type:                      Wedding Reception

Crystal & Ben Ooley            714-306-2315            crysaquarius129@gmail.com

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Everything was perfect. music was wonderful. had so many compliments. the waitstaff from the country club even joined in on the dance floor...including the bartender! it was impossible to stop dancing...his mix was awesome. best dj ever!

 

 

 

Event Type:                    Wedding Reception

McKenzie & HD Laurence        432-238-4637        mckenzielaurence28@gmail.com

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(H.D. said) - I just want to say thank you for helping make our reception perfect.  You were truly amazing in every aspect. 5 stars all the way!!!

(McKenzie said) - Again, Thank you so much for everything you and your wife were amazing. Our reception was made as a wonderful experience because of ya'll. Thanks!

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Jason and Stacey Besherse            806-466-7957           staceyd@ndisd.net

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Thank you so much again for playing at my wedding. It was so much fun and so amazing and I really felt special and all the songs that you played were great. Thank you again.  You did great. Highly recommended.

Patsy Besherse said, “Being the mother of the groom, I didn't get a survey. But I wanted to say we had so many compliments on Amarillo DJ! Jason and Stacey's wedding reception was everything we'd hoped for and more. Very professional, yet lots of fun! Thanks so much!”

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Cassy Hunter       leonandcassy@hotmail.com       806-945-2336

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Scottee was extremely helpful when it came to picking music. It really made the night relaxed and enjoyable.

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception

April Trevizo & John Gonzales       806-576-2365           april.trevizo@yahoo.com

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Scott and Angie were excellent. I loved the photo CD that was provided following the reception, I don't know how they captured all our friends and family but they did it! I was especially satisfied when I watched our wedding video and saw everyone jumping and having a good time all night long. They gave us everything we wanted from our first dance to the last. I don't think any other DJ could have made it more memorable. We lovey yall...With great gratitude Mr. & Mrs. Gonzales

 

 

Event Type: Wedding Reception

Serena Smith 806-282-9989 serena.smith2012@yahoo.com

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Everything was great. Everything was awesome. Everyone has something to dance to, Grandma's were shakin' it and having a blast. Scott got just about every person in there dancing, and the lighting was awesome. Great vibes, great music, Everyone afterwards told us how much fun it was. I would call them again and again for any other events I might have in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Type:                      Wedding Reception

Candice & Patrick Davina                      785-313-3350                  candicelyork@hotmail.com

Additional comments or suggestions?

I contacted Scott due to a positive review online and boy was I correct to do so! We were very last minute with our decision to have a DJ at our small wedding and even with the short notice and last minute exchange of information they were amazing and so accommodating to us! Scott really helped make things easy from his end which in turn made it easy for me and with all the stress of a wedding that meant a lot. Scott and Angie were more than worth it for the great time we had at our wedding and the slide show dvd was amazing to see and the best keep sake from our special day. I highly recommend them for any event.         Thanks Guys!!

 

 

Event Type: Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Kaycie & Jerret Gilbreath              575-639-4593                   tari_teleminar88@hotmail.com

Additional comments or suggestions?

Scott and Angie were wonderful, down to Earth, and kind. I really enjoyed working with them and their help getting the wedding ready. I danced so much my knees were sore the next day. Well worth every penny. Go big or go home, and they deliver really big. I thank them bunches.

 

 

Event Type: Wedding Reception

Jessica Webster                   806-681-1279                 Jrs32411@yahoo.com

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Scott and Angie were both amazing!! I had to get a DJ VERY last minute and with only 4 days to pull everything together scott worked with me completely and made my music for my wedding everything I had dreamed of. It was great having a DJ with such personality that did great with all my guest. Angie was amazing at the reception, so sweet and kind to take the pictures that she did and make a disk of them for me. The cd that I received of music has been so special to me and has helped me relive the most special days of my life. I look hope to get the chance to work with them in the future.

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Britany & Nathan Jarvis            816-547-6038           barellano08@gmail.com

Additional comments or suggestions?

Scott and Angie, you went above and beyond! I will be referring you to everyone I know.

 

 

Event Type:                    Wedding Reception

Tracy Brazile         (806) 679-9184                    hfminc@1s.net

Additional comments or suggestions?

The reception was great, because it was an organized/outlined type of event that Scotty did. The tunes that he and my daughter picked out just made things go smoothly!

 

 

Event Type:                    Wedding Reception

Shayla Tyler             806-255-3599                  blue_diamond_21@hotmail.com

Additional comments or suggestions?

The service was excellent, the music was appropriate and lively, the experience as a whole was amazing from the first phone call to the last goodbye!

 

 

 

 

Event Type:                                                       Wedding Reception & Ceremony

Kel and Johnna Darnell-Arthur      806-373-4195           jm30jal@yahoo.com

Additional comments or suggestions?

You both really did a good job and I will for sure be putting your name out! Thank again and God Bless

 

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Mrs.Green ‎ - Jan 25, 2011

 

Scotty is definitely the best DJ that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He did my wedding and he did a wonderful job. He kept in constant contact with me to make sure everything was perfect. And if I had any questions about anything for my wedding he would give me tips. He did my ceremony and reception and he did the beautifully even though I thought the wind might ruin it. And his wife is so sweet and an excellent photographer. She took some of my favorite pictures from our wedding, and she did some excellent photoshop (I love some of contrasting ones she took). We had him for a total of 4 1/2 hours not to mention the time it took him to set up and tear down. He was polite to my guests and he was definitely entertaining. He made sure we would have fun and there would be lighting. He sang a couple of times and wow what a voice. We couldn't hardly get anyone on the dance floor at first so I was dancing alone until he came out and helped me get the reception jumping. Scottie won't lie to you and not to ... Show full review

 

 

Courtney     Wedding: 03/24/2012

Scott and Angie made my night so special and fun. They allowed me to do most of my planning over the phone and internet since I lived more than 2.5 hours from them. Also they gave me a great price on the services and travel fee. I was very pleased. I had a blast at my wedding and I am still getting compliments from the guests saying it was the best they have ever been to! I know that Amarillo DJ helped make that night everything it was! Hire Amarillo Dj and you wont be disappointed!

 

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