EMS DJ Fort Wayne

  • 15 Questions to Ask Fort Wayne Wedding DJ

    DJs, with their music selection and announcements, truly set the tone at your reception, so make sure you set aside time to interview your prospective DJs (in person when possible). Listen (and watch) how your prospective DJ responds to the questions below. Then ask yourself if this person is a good fit (Is he likeable? Does she understand what you’re going for? Does he go above and beyond or just enough to get the job done?). You’ll know whether or not he/she sits well with you. Go with your gut. It’s better to do lots of interviews and find someone who you know will represent you well than to hire someone who you’re not completely comfortable with. Believe me, your guests won’t remember everything from your wedding, but they’ll remember the music (especially if it’s bad!).

    1. Soo.. why did you become a DJ?

      If your DJ has a passion for sharing music and loves creating fun dance moments, it’s likely that preparing for and creating those moments will be a top priority for him/her. If it’s not obvious that they put the music first, you might not be getting the type of expertise that you want. Anyone can buy equipment and say they’re a DJ company, but not everyone provides expert song selection and flow. Make sure they care about choosing music that fits you and your wedding before you sign the contract.

    2. What are your favorite wedding songs?

      You can learn a lot about DJs from their favorite wedding songs. Have you heard his/her favorite songs at every wedding you’ve attended? Are they mostly country while you’re mostly indie? If the songs they suggest aren’t your cup of tea, tell them…now. A pro DJ will go above and beyond to find songs that you’ll like and work well with your guests regardless of their own music preferences. It’s just that if you find a professional & experienced DJ whose favorite wedding songs are songs you’d want played at your own wedding, you’re one lucky duck!

    3. How many weddings have you DJed?

      How long have you been DJing? It’s ok if your DJ hasn’t done a hundred weddings, you just want to know that they’ve done at least 10 awesome weddings before and have every intention of doing many more. If they’ve done 100, that’s great. If they’ve been doing it since 1792, that’s.. well, that’s for you to decide. Doing at least 10 weddings gets the kinks out of setup issues and the general flow of weddings. Knowing this along with answers to the other questions can help you justify the price you’re willing to pay.

    4. Will you have any assistance at the wedding?

      Having an assistant or second DJ at your wedding is usually well worth the extra cost. Setup and breakdown of the heavy professional equipment is much quicker, guests requests are better accommodated, vendor cooperation is smoother, and you don’t have to worry about giving the DJs a restroom break (: Just make sure assistants are listed in the contract as well.

    5. What if you’re sick or unable to make it to my event?

      Accidents happen. Better safe than sorry.. Make sure you’re comfortable with your DJs contingency plan. Many will have backup DJs and a system in place for communicating your music preferences. Many won’t. This is something you want stated clearly in the contract.

    6. May I see photos of your setup?

      Unfortunately, every DJ setup was not created equally. Some have light-up panels (or facades) that they use to cover up their equipment. Others have compact podium-looking equipment. We’re not fans of either of these setups and you might not be either. Regardless, it’s a good idea to see photos of his/her DJ setup so you’re not surprised with flashing disco lights or a multi-colored DJ booth at your reception.

    7. What is your equipment malfunction backup plan?

      Will you have backup equipment onsite? I attended a wedding years ago where the DJ showed up as guests were arriving, couldn’t hook up his equipment to the venues’ speakers, and obviously had no backup plan. After a while, they hauled their stuff off and left. The bride was in tears, the guests ate without music on, and the reception was over very soon after. It’s crazy. I know. True story! I think it happened so that I would never forget the importance of backup equipment… ever.

    8. What is your wedding attire?

      Along with event attire, make sure to ask about what they’ll wear for setup. Setting up DJ equipment is a sweaty process that involves heavy equipment, so most DJs won’t be in formal attire during the setup process. Just make sure their attire meets your approval for early guest arrivals.

    9. Do you do ceremonies?

      You might have this covered by classical musicians, but if you’re holding your ceremony outdoors or at the your reception venue, you might still want a little help from your DJ. Extra speakers, microphones, and other equipment can usually be added to your DJ’s workload for less than the cost of renting. Many couples are breaking away from traditional ceremony music and using instrumental versions of their favorite songs.

    10. Are you insured?

      They should be able to email you a copy of their insurance certificate without much effort. Not all venues require it, but it’s nice to know if your DJ company is investing in the health and longevity of their business and ultimately, their service to you.

    11. Can you walk me through your service contract?

      You’ll want to look it over together, ask about anything you don’t understand, and go over extra fees like overtime or setup charges to make sure you know exactly what to expect.

    12. How will you handle guest song requests?

      Make sure they are willing to match guest requests up to your “Do Not Play” list and general music preferences. Also, pro DJs have thousands of songs in their digital libraries and don’t need to lug around CD cases. If you’d like for guests to get in on the action before your big dance party, ask them to request songs in advance through your wedding website or your DJ’s website. Many DJs allow guests to make requests online in advance through a wedding specific link they provide to their couples.

    13. What’s your mic style?

      Can you give me an example of how you would introduce us at the reception? This is a simple way to get a feel for his/her mic style. The DJ should ask you questions about you and your wedding to get a feel for the formality and tone of your wedding, because his/her tone should of course fit your event. We generally like DJs to sound like their best selves talking to a room full of their own friends and family.

    14. How do you encourage guests to dance?

      Some DJs will teach instructional dances (think Cupid Shuffle), while others would never do such a thing. Get a good feel for whether he/she prefers using the mic, good music selections, or both for getting the crowd up on the dance floor before making your decision.

    15. What’s your song selection process? Do you use a set “wedding music” list?

      Your DJ should be willing to put together custom song lists created especially for you based on your preferences and the vibe of your wedding. These lists might be labeled “cocktail hour”, “dinner”, and “dancing” and include more songs than you’d have time to play. This is great if you’d like to approve a pool of songs ahead of time and leave the actual day-of picks to the pro that you hired. It’s like cake tastings, but for your music.. music tastings. I seriously might’ve just coined a new term..


    We are a Fort Wayne, IN wedding DJ company that started in 2009. When you work with EMS DJ you will meet your Fort Wayne Dj which will be me (Eric Smith), Jason Flemming, or Clint Davis. We are a wedding team that do over 100+ weddings a year in Fort Wayne, IN, 30+ corporate and holiday parties in Fort Wayne, IN, and 40+ school dances (high school dance, middle school dance, and elementary school dance) in Fort Wayne, IN. You meet with your DJ to ensure we make the right fit with the client. At EMS DJ, a Fort Wayne DJ weddings we work with many vendors that are valued in the community and highly recognized! Set up your appointment for your wedding dj by contact EMS DJ at (260) 460-7546 or contacting us today. We look forward to being your Fort Wayne DJ! You can receive a quote today from EMS Disc Jockey a Fort Wayne, IN wedding disc jockey.

  • Top Wedding Songs 2 in Fort Wayne, IN

    Wedding Songs of Mother Son and Bridal Party Dance in Fort Wayne, IN

    by EMS DJ a Fort Wayne DJ

    EMS Disc Jockey a Fort Wayne DJ for Weddings in the Fort Wayne, IN area has put together a top list of 2015 songs. The Fort Wayne, IN wedding songs are Mother Son Dance songs and Bridal Party Dance songs.
    Add these amazing songs to your 2015 weddings for your Fort Wayne Wedding music choice.

    Mother Son Dance for weddings, Fort Wayne, IN

    1.  My Wish - Rascal Flatts
    2. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    3. A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
    4. Simple Man - Lynrd Skynrd
    5. In My Life - Beatles
    6. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Wormack
    7. Beacause You Loved Me - Celine Dion
    8. Over The Rainbow - Israel
    9. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
    10. Stand by Me - Ben King
    11. Days Like This - Van Morrison
    12. Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
    13. You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
    14. Forever Young - Rod Stewart
    15. Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney
    16. Like Jesus Does - Eric Church
    17. That's What Mammas Do - Jason Matthews
    18. Never Alone - Jim Brickman
    19. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
    20. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor


    Bridal Party Dance for weddings, Fort Wayne, IN

    1. Wobble - VIC
    2. Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
    3. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
    4. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
    5. Happy - Pharell Williams
    6. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    7. Harlem Shake - Baauer
    8. Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
    9. Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
    10. Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
    11. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
    12. This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
    13. Raise Your Glass - Pink
    14. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
    15. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
    16. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
    17. Twist And Shout - Beatles
    18. I Don't Dance - Lee Brice
    19. Forever - Chris Brown
    20. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
  • Fort Wayne Wedding DJ Pricing

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  • Sanders Wedding Reception / Ft Wayne DJ

    EMS DJ is a premiere Fort Wayne Wedding DJ providing entertainment for your Wedding Reception in Fort Wayne, Wedding Ceremony in Fort Wayne, or Corporate Events in Fort Wayne. We have performed at many Fort Wayne Wedding locations. EMS DJ provides full set up for Wedding Receptions in Fort Wayne or Private Parties.

    Kurt and Mackenzie Sanders Wedding Reception Cerutis Fort Wayne, IN

    EMS DJ provided the entertainment for these two individuals! These two individuals went to high school with the owner of EMS DJ in Fort Wayne. It was great looking back and seeing many high school individuals. This was an awesome themed wedding from the Introduction to the end! They were proud patrons of USA and showed it by the colorful socks! Check out the EMS DJ, Fort Wayne Wedding DJ Highlight Video of this amazing dancers! We had an awesome custom entrance to go with the theme!

  • Shannon and Mark Nolan Wedding Reception

    We were the DJ for these two love birds! They had their Fort Wayne Wedding Reception at the Mid America Windmill Museum. This iconic Fort Wayne Reception is amazing! It has Windmills that date from centuries, decades, and current windmills. This Fort Wayne Wedding Couple was amazing to work with and they partied from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.! As the Fort Wayne Wedding DJ they used EMS DJ for their entertainment. They rented 4 amazing Fort Wayne Up Lights, we provided the Fort Wayne DJ, and much more. We are a Fort Wayne Wedding DJ company based in the Fort Wayne, IN area. We provide DJ Service to Fort Wayne Weddings to be there Fort Wayne DJ!


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