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Cape Cod Wedding Dsjs Disc Jockey -
Frequently Asked Questions (and helpful tips) by
DJ Tom Tuttle
http://www.capecoddj.com = Stress-Free Cape Cod
What's the best way for us to
find about whether you should be our Wedding DJ?
Please set up a meeting (call or email for
appointment) and share your wedding plans, then make your decision.
Weekdays are best to meet. If you are too busy
to meet, then we will help you as best we can over the telephone 508-255-1141.
Tom's Tip 1:
way to research any DJ's ability is to ask
Cape Cod Wedding Venues,
and, such as
Cape Cod Photographers,
who work closely with us on a weekly basis.
Note which DJ names keep coming up on the various Cape
Cod Venues lists. The more you see a name, the more likely you are of
getting someone qualified.
also tell us they get reassurance after reading through our
Tom's Tip 2:
Successful DJs are usually busy on weekends at
weddings. If you want to meet, it is better to schedule your meeting on a
However, each DJ company is different. Around
here Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings work best.
We are going to be visiting Cape Cod soon, can we
see DJ Disc Jockey in action at a Cape Cod wedding?
We find it works best not to use a couple's wedding
day to promote our services.
This is great news for you in that you will not have
to worry about our inviting a couple to your reception to peek in.
Tom's Tip 4:
FYI. Only a rare handful of reception
venues on the Cape Cod are designed in such a way where couple could view an
on-going reception from the foyer/lobby area without being viewed as a
potential "wedding crasher."
Tom's Tip 5:
Should you decide to show up at someone else's
reception to check out the venue, or the DJ, you are encouraged to dress the
same way you would if you were to attend their wedding.
Will Cape Cod DJ Disc
Jockey act as Emcee?
Yes, and tastefully. We think fewer words
spoken by a DJ are better than too many.
We refrain from the typical interactive DJ chatter,
and avoid anything even closely related to a "Wedding Singer" style.
Since our very first wedding in 1981, our
success has been built on taking a tasteful approach.
For example, we avoid WWF type introductions,
announcements and productions of any kind.
Tom's Tip 6:
Many couples save precious reception
time by only introducing the bride and groom.
You might want to consider this because your day will likely go much quicker
than you might think. Experience has shown us that couples often use up to
15 minutes of precious reception time rounding up and introducing their entire
Will the Disk Jockey work with us so our wedding
reception musical wishes are carried out?
Yes, and we will have fun while we plan it together!
Couples often tell us that planning their music is the most enjoyable "task."
With your input, we offer a nice
music mix so everyone is happy and has fun.
How many songs shall I select for DJ to play?
Music List to find out
more about the number of songs you will have time to hear.
If you want to choose
your own music, you are wise to start with about 15 to 25 fast dance
songs and 5 to 8 slow tunes.
If your playlist contains too many songs, we will not
enough have time to fit them all in.
Some couples provide
us with an A list of "must play" songs (20 or so songs to start
with), and a B list of, "If you have time
could you play these."
You might consider
leaving a little breathing room (by not choosing every song yourself)
for your guests to fit
in a few requests of their own. They are sure to appreciate your
is unique so the number of songs at your wedding may vary slightly.
Will you have time to take requests?
We may, depending on how many songs the Bride and
Groom have selected. They get first choice.
When guests make requests, it adds a fun spark to
the spontaneity of your reception.
May we bring songs you don't have in your
Yes please bring your unique music. We
probably have your request in our collection, or can easily get it. But if
you have unique taste, and own a one of a kind song, we are happy to play your
CDs and iPods.
Can DJ provide music for our wedding ceremony as
well as the reception?
Yes, we do it all the time, when the ceremony and
reception are at the SAME location.
What are your DJ rates?
When you call with your wedding date, we can discuss
your plans and quote our rate.
Tom's Tip 7:
DJ Rates vary around Cape Cod. It's best to do
a little research.
Rates are based on a DJ's
years of experience,
talent level, degree of
Is DJ overtime available?
Sometimes overtime is available. It depends
whether DJ is obligated to be somewhere after your wedding.
It is more likely your DJ will be available for
overtime at an evening wedding than one in the daytime.
With us, any possible overtime must first be agreed
to by both the DJ and the venue manager on duty.
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime rate will be posted on your agreement.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
can view it by clicking this link:
Cape Cod DJ.com
ingredients to success
We know the way to make couples happy!
Flexibility. We know that every wedding is different,
and every couple is unique.
to your musical wishes.
We carry your song requests.
General willingness to work with you.
We play the music you want to hear.
We honor your do not play list.
We do not BLAST the volume, especially during your cocktail
and dinner hour.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. We have a
proven track record of success which has been built with more than 29
years of experience.
NO Wedding DJ in the Cape Cod market place has as much
experience as we do at weddings, especially Elegant Cape Cod receptions.
are continually finding new ways to improve upon our past and current
success so we can better serve you.
Tom's Tip 8:
As you do your DJ
mindful of the way you are treated during your first phone call or email.
No matter what the business, everyone appreciates having their call or email
Tom's Tip 9:
DJ research. Your DJ should have a clear understanding of your wedding
reception details and expectations BEFORE you choose them. You should be
able to get a pretty good sense of a DJs' willingness to work with you by asking
a few general questions during that first phone call. Will they work with
your playlist? Are they familiar with the venue? I think you get the
If your DJs are all booked on our wedding date is
true that you will help us with a referral to your competition?
Yes, this is true! We are often booked one
year in advance and our DJs may not be available to help you. If that is the
case, we will gladly guide you in the right direction.
Since 1981 we have been
fortunate to have built a wonderful network of Cape Cod DJ friends. You
may have already heard some of their names as you've begun your search.
This talented handful of friendly competitors has EARNED our TRUST and RESPECT
over the years.
Please let us know if you are in a bind and need a Cape
Cod DJ and we will be glad to provide you with a few names.
Ever consider a possible part time career as a Cape
Cod DJ? How can I learn more?
Take your first step by
clicking this link:
Tom's Tip 10:
Our FAQ page
comes from inquiring couples and visitors. If you have any further
questions please call 508-255-1141 or
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Tom and tell him what you'd like to know and
he will be happy to help you.
Thank you for considering
Cape Cod Disc
Jockeys by Tom Tuttle Music