frequently asked questions
We know that you want to do your homework and ensure that you’re making the right choice when it comes to entertainment for your event. To save you some leg work, we’ve put togther a list of frequently asked questions with our answers!
How long have your DJs been entertaining?
Chris Capcik, owner of Moving N Grooving DJs, has been in the business for 20+ years and all of the DJs that work with us have at least 10+ years of professional experience.
What type of equipment do you use?
We only use top-of-the-line professional DJ equipment & lighting.
Do you have any backup plans if something goes wrong or happens to the DJ?
We are part of a DJ collective that always has backup DJs in the event of an emergency. We also carry additional equipment in case of system failure.
Will the DJ play requests?
Our DJs only take suggestions if you allow them. If allowed, our DJs “filter” suggestions, meaning they will not play a song that you specifically asked them not to play or music from a genre you asked them not to play. If someone makes a suggestion that fits in well with what the DJ is playing at the time and with the music you want, then the DJ will try and play it.
Can we request songs for the DJ to play?
You are able to pick which songs you definitely want to hear and ones you do not want to hear, for your event. We provide all clients with an online planning system for this.
Can we provide our own music for the DJ to play?
Absolutely, but we would like to get the music file(s) in advance of the event. If doing this, please consider the audience attending your event. You can also provide us with a playlist from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc.
What are your payment terms?
The deposit is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 1 week prior to the event date. Payments can be made through our online planning system using a debit or credit card, check, Zell, or just about any of the “quick pay” systems available.
Do I tip the DJ?
We do not include gratuity in the final contract price. 10-20% is generally recommended if your DJ did a great job, but it is entirely up to you.
Will the DJ play overtime if needed?
Yes, DJs are able to play past the contracted time, but payment is due at that time.
When should we book a DJ?
A good time frame is at least six to twelve months out for a wedding, less for other events. However, we have DJs available for last-minute events as well.
Should we feed the DJ?
We require the DJ to be fed for events lasting 5 hours or longer. Typically, the catering director or event coordinator will set aside a meal or boxed dinner for the DJ if requested by the client.
What other services do you offer?
How many songs should I request?
We would like for you to at least give your DJ 30 songs of different genres and artists you would like to hear, as well as songs/artists you don’t. This gives your DJ an idea of what music you’d like for the different parts of the event. All song selections are managed in our client area or we can take a Spotify playlist.
Do you book our event and then subcontract it to another company?
No, if you talk with Chris, you are booking Chris! In the case that he is booked already, Chris will let you know and we will check the availability of our other DJs. If our other DJs are available, you will be introduced to them to set up a call. If you vibe with that DJ after your call, we will assign that DJ to your event.
How do we provide you with the details of our event?
Every client gets access to our online client area. This is where we capture all the details of your day. There are ceremony forms, general planning forms, timeline forms, and music search/request forms. This system is very interactive and designed to make planning your event easy.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are insured and can provide a certificate of insurance to you or your venue upon request.