Q: How long have you been in business?
Our company has now been operating in St. Louis for 38 years. Since 1978, we have provided our service to well over 10,000 wedding receptions.
Q: How experienced are your DJ's?
Very experienced! Nothing is more important than the actual experience of the DJ that provides the service to you. Every single one of our 8 DJ's has provided service to hundreds of wedding receptions and ceremonies. Unlike many companies, we do not train DJs with little to no experience and then put them to the test at your reception.
Q: What does the DJ wear?
The DJ will be dressed in a nuetral tuxedo for formal events unless otherwise requested.
Q: Will the DJ act as our MC for the evening?
Yes, your Elite DJ will help coordinate with all your vendors, will guide you through all the normal reception formalities, and will announce all the requested special events for the evening. Our DJ's are tasteful on the microphone and not gabby. We inspire your guests to dance and have fun but we are not obnoxious, cheesy or annoying about it. Everything about the way our DJs use the microphone is professional and classy.
Q: Do we pick the music for our event?
That's entirely up to you! At the Event Planning page of this website you can access our Music Request List and Event Planner. Selecting favorite music choices, filling out the questionnaires, editing, and saving your plans is easy! Whether you want to pick just a few songs, all of the songs, or none of the songs, you can be sure our DJ will provide the very best services according to your wishes.
Q: Can we bring our own music?
Yes, if you have some specialty or ethnic music you want, you are welcome to provide whatever you like for our DJ to play. Keep in mind that even if you don’t see a song you want in our database, it’s likely that we will still have it. Our on-line database only lists about 10,000 song titles, which are automatically brought to every reception we do, but we actually have over 150,000 titles in our total inventory.
Q: Do you have references?
Yes, we have many! Most important are the direct references we receive from satisfied customers. You can visit our testimonials page and read some of the most recent overall evaluations and comments we have received. These are real comments and references from customers who have given us permission to present them, and, if you wish, contact them directly.
Q: Can we come see you at an event?
Unfortunately no. we realize if can be a great way to sell our service but it does so at the risk of our customer. We tried this some years back and our customers began complaining about it, and rightfully so. Though most people would dress appropriately and not infringe on the event, we have, unfortunately, seen just the opposite. We would rather lose a job than do this at the expense of our paying customer. It's your evening and we are there for you, not to sell our service to other potential customers.
Q: Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, we carry full liability insurance. Your venue is welcome to contact us for an emailed copy of our policy if desired.
Q: What time will the DJ arrive at our event?
The DJ will arrive approximately 75 minutes prior to the start of your event for set-up, which takes about 30 minutes.
Q: How do we book your service?
Because our availability is limited we require that you contact us by phone or email to book your date. Once we confirm our availability, we will send you formal contracts to sign and return with your deposit. The deposit is $150.00 and the balance is due by no later than 7 days prior to your wedding date.
Q: What is your deposit and when is the balance due?
We require a $150.00 (non-refundable) deposit to be encolosed with your signed contract. The entire balance amount will be due no less than 7 days prior to your event date. We accept personal checks, money orders or cashiers checks make out to "Elite Po DJ".
Q: Is it customary to tip the DJ?
In most cases, the customer does tip the DJ, however this is not a requirement. An average tip for our DJs typically ranges from $40-$100 although our DJs have received both larger and smaller tips. Our DJs do not accept tips from your guests to play songs!