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Helping to answer questions about your Durango or Telluride wedding and other important matters.
Listed below are some of the questions most frequently asked by our clients. If you don’t find an answer to one of your questions here, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to clarify any aspect of our services for you.
Is this your full time business? Yes. At Durango DJ & Audio, we are dedicated to providing a legitimate, full-time operation to offer our clients a variety of mobile DJ and audio services; and professional sound and lighting system rentals.
Do you use professional and attractive equipment? All of our DJ lighting and audio equipment is professional/commercial gear housed in attractive cases and consoles. We utilize the best equipment available in the industry. There are no messy, exposed wires or unsightly gear in any of our units.
Do you have back-up equipment? A professional DJ always has spare gear and back-up units. Extras are essential to keeping the party going in the rare case of equipment failure.
What do your DJs wear? It usually depends on the event and your preference. Typically for a wedding we will dress formal or classy, but we’re not there to out-dress the wedding party. The DJ is there to provide a service while matching the style of the event.
I’ve seen some pretty “cheesy” DJs at some weddings that I’ve attended. Are your DJs cheesy or goofy? There is absolutely no “cheese factor” here at Durango DJ & Audio. We are always professional and sophisticated. You’ll never hear unnecessary banter or “mindless babble” from our DJs. No jokes, props or sound effects, just professional DJ, MC, announcing, and only enough interaction with the guests to keep the dance floor packed.
How do you choose the music you play? We actually begin with your playlist and then build upon it. Some selections are more suited for the cocktail hour, others for dinner, and of course others to get people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor.
How do I create a playlist? After booking the date, we’ll set you up in our password protected, client area and provide you with a timeline, planning form, playlist request list and other useful tools to help us personalize your event or party so that it is uniquely yours.
We’ll give you a list of the 200 most requested songs, provide recommendations for special songs and also let your guests request songs in advance. We’re there to play the music that you and your guests love.
Do you help plan my wedding or event? Yes. We will meet with you at our office well in advance of your event so that all of the details are clearly planned and understood. We are also available for questions or advice at anytime leading up to your event. We’ll give you as much help as you need to personalize and create a fabulous wedding or party.
How far do you travel? We’ll go as far as you want. We do not charge a travel fee for the first 60 miles, so basically we will travel to Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Silverton and Farmington at no extra charge. For locations beyond 60 miles such as Telluride, we will add a fee for the distance beyond 60 miles. We may also charge a “lodging fee” if the distance is too far for our DJ to drive back home safely after the event.
Do you charge extra for set-up or tear-down? No way. The contracted price quote is for actual performance time and services. You should never have to pay extra for set-up. It’s part of the job of being a mobile DJ.
When do you arrive to set-up? Your DJ will arrive 90 minutes prior to the scheduled (contracted) start time to allow for an unhurried set-up and sound check. Music will typically begin about 10 minutes prior to the start time or guest arrival.
In some instances, if we are required to be set-up more than 90 minutes prior to the contracted start time, a “wait fee” may be applicable.
How do I reserve you for my wedding, party or event? The first step is to give us a call or use our availability checker. Dates are reserved once we receive a signed contract and the deposit is paid. The deposit is 30% of the total contracted amount. Once you have reserved the date, we will set you up in our password protected, client area where you can begin planning your event and creating a playlist.