This page is designed to be a resource in helping you create your perfect wedding day. Included on this page are some basic planning tools to help you develop your big day including:

Planning Tools
Important DJ Questions
Basic Planning Tips

Planning Tools:

Timeline Tools

Bridal Event Template

Special Songs Template

Important DJ Questions:

Before you Pay Your Deposit Make sure your
DJ is the right fit for you!

You are trusting your DJ to facilitate one of the most important days of your life and you should be excited about your DJ selection. Trust your gut and ask these questions to help you make your decision.

Ask About Their Professionalism:

  • Are they licensed and insured?
  • Many venues require insured vendors.
  • Are they members of any professional associations?
  • Be sure your wedding is in the hands of a legitimate business.

Party People San Diego is licensed, insured,
a BBB Accredited Business and Belongs to the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce as well as the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA).

Ask About Experience And Background:

  • Have they performed at your venue before?
  • Ask for a reference or past evaluation.
  • How many weddings have they done?
  • Don’t Trust your wedding day to an amateur.

Party People San Diego has done
over 1,000 Events and has references available.
We are a “Best of Yelp” DJ and “The Knot” featured DJ.

Ask About What's Included:

  • Will your DJ act as the master of ceremonies?
  • Does your DJ provide an in person consultation?
  • What lighting package is included in the quote?
  • Will the DJ customize your music & take requests?

Emcee ability and event management is critical to Wedding success.

All Party People Bookings Include The Following:

  • Professionally Dressed DJ
  • Full Emcee/ Master of Ceremonies
  • Customized Play List
  • Dance Floor DJ Lights
  • Quality Sound System
  • Pre-Event Consultation
  • Wireless Mic
  • Full Set Up/ Tear Down
  • All Travel Expenses

Ask About Their Equipment:

  • What type of Sound Equipment do they use?           
  • Do they use LED or regular lights?
  • How many lights are included in their basic set up?
  • Is a wireless microphones a standard part of their set up?

At Party People San Diego we invest in high quality sound and lighting equipment to ensure your event is a complete success.

Basic Planning Tips:

Before you begin planning your wedding there are 3 important considerations:

What is your vision?
What are your priorities?
What is your budget?

Striking a balance between the three may require some resourcefulness, persistence and possible compromise, but if you set your parameters and priorities early on it can save you considerable stress later.

Write them down and discuss them with your partner and family.

  • Dinner
  • Location
  • DJ/ Entertainment
  • Dress
  • Cake
  • Open Bar
  • Transportation
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Lighting
  • Flowers
  • Budget
  • Efficient
  • Cultural
  • Decor

Communicate With Your Vendors, Especially Your DJ:

Provide a framework for your DJ by personally selecting your special songs with your DJ like Grand Entrance, First Dance, Family Dances, Garter Bouquet and Last Song in order to personalize the music.

In addition share your musical preferences along with some of your favorite artists and songs and ask the family as well so your DJ can involve everyone.  Something that is really helpful is a “Must Play” and “Do Not Play” list or you might end up with the Chicken Dance.

The more you are able to communicate what type of wedding you want and your specific wishes the more your vendor can personalize the experience.  There are two extremes I urge you to avoid.

Extreme #1: Don’t dictate every detail and aspect of every moment so there is no room for flexibility, creativity and flow.  You are paying your experts a lot of money for their skill, experience and ability.  Allow them to help you for your overall benefit.  If your timeline is down to the second you are sure to be disappointed and stressed when pictures take longer than expected and the grand entrance is pushed back.  Allow room for some flexibility so you can enjoy the day.

Extreme #2: Don’t leave your vendors to wonder what your taste and preferences are by simply saying “I’ll leave that up to you”.  If we don’t know what kind of music you like or have no guidance than it is hard to make the experience unique to you.  If you don’t give input, the DJ is going to rely on past experience, requests and personal preferences to get through the night.  The result might be a little cheesy.