How much is the deposit for my event?

The deposit is 50% of the total cost payable at www.SantaCruzDJ.com/Payments. The second (final) payment is due 2 weeks before the actual event.

Is there a separate charge for travel, setup/breakdown?

No, these charges are factored in when you receive the initial quote. Extra charges may apply if there is a venue change or the time needed is extended.

What will the DJ wear to the event?

For weddings our DJs are always dressed in a suit and tie. For other events the DJ will dress to whatever attire is expected of the guests given the type of event.

How will you know what music we want played?

First, you will be able to discuss your music tastes with your DJ several times prior to your event. In addition there are several forms that you will fill out and return to your DJ regarding music preferences/taste. This gives your DJ a clear idea of the music that you expect prior to the event.

When will the DJ arrive?

Typically the DJ arrives about an hour to an hour and a half before music is scheduled to begin which allows adequate time for setup and sound check.

What do you do in the case of equipment failure? What if the DJ simply can’t play music because something is broken?

Our DJs always have backups of everything needed; this guarantees that the event will be run smoothly even in the event of equipment failure.

Do you take requests from guests?

Typically yes we do take requests unless the song being requested isn’t appropriate for the event or if the client has specifically requested that we do not take requests.

Do you only DJ or do you act as an emcee as well?

All of our DJs emcee the event as well making the necessary announcements that allow the event to run smoothly. If there are any unique announcements that the client needs to be made we have no problem doing so.

When do you know who our DJ will be once we book our event?

We can typically let you know who the DJ will be within a week or two of booking with us.

Do we get to meet with our DJ or is there a separate charge for setting up a meeting?

There is no separate charge and we will meet with our clients as many times as they’d like.

What happens if there is an emergency and our DJ cannot make it to our event?

In the case of an emergency (i.e. an accident, illness, etc.…) we will do our best to get another DJ to your event a.s.a.p. We have a long list of DJs that we recommend and in the case of an emergency we will supply the client with a sufficient replacement.

Do you have sample mixes available for listening?

Yes, we have several mixes at www.MixCloud.com/SCDJ that are available for listening.

What if our wedding will be in multiple locations of the venue i.e. ceremony in a different place than the main dancing?

Our DJs will always bring multiple systems to cover each location of the event.