FAQ2020-02-10T13:19:56-05:00

some of the most common

FAQs

Are you familiar with my venue?2019-12-04T20:34:04-05:00

Although we have experience in performing at a large number of different venues, it’s quite possible that we haven’t had the opportunity to perform at your venue.  This is not uncommon.

We’ll connect directly with your venue to review all logistics, including floor plans, DJ setup, room acoustics, load-in, timelines, etc.  On the day-of, we will also sync up with your Maitre D’ to ensure that everything flows seamlessly throughout your wedding.

What time will you arrive to setup?2019-12-04T20:33:09-05:00

Regardless of distance, we will arrive and setup at least two hours before your celebration begins.
Your contracted rate includes the setup and breakdown of equipment.  There are no hidden charges or extra fees.  All of the equipment will be setup before your guests arrive. Typically, setup and breakdown is about 40 minutes.

Are you insured?2019-12-04T20:31:16-05:00

Yes!  Metro is fully insured with a $1,000,000 liability policy.  Today, most venues,if not all, require professional DJ’s to carry liability insurance.  We’ll work directly with your venue to supply the appropriate Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI). This is a standard procedure.

What’s the next step?2019-12-04T20:29:48-05:00

We are delighted to work with you!  We will gladly send over a sample contract for you to review. Once you’re ready to book, you will receive a personalized contract that delineates your selected services – all in a digital, hassle-free format. In addition to the signed contract, a $300 retainer fee (payable by personal check or Venmo) is also required to secure your date and services. Keep in mind that there are no hidden fees or additional charges. Drop us a line to move forward!

How many weddings do you have on my date?2019-12-04T20:30:55-05:00

We don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.  It’s one wedding at a time.  This allows us to provide exceptional attention to detail & flexibility on the day-of.  

Do you have any references?2019-12-01T14:12:05-05:00

We sure do!  We’ll put you in touch with recent couples so you can connect with them directly and discuss any questions you may have. Word of mouth is the best source of information.

What is your cost?2019-12-01T14:11:31-05:00

A DJ can either make or break your wedding and we understand how expensive the costs can become to hire a professional that’s both experienced and trustworthy.

The impeccable reputation of Metro is built exclusively on the recommendations from our extraordinary clientele, chic wedding planners, and some of the most sought out modern and historic wedding venues throughout NYC. These relationships are upheld on the basis of experience, credibility, and integrity.  It’s because of these relationships that we’re able to keep our pricing extremely competitive.  You won’t have to break the bank here. 

Do you provide all of the equipment?2019-12-01T14:08:02-05:00

Yes.

We own and provide all of the equipment, including wireless microphones (which can be used for a toast, blessing or any special announcements), speakers and everything else in between.  The equipment is professional grade, modern and minimal in size for setup.

Some of the leading brands include Denon, Shure, Audio-Technica, TRAKTOR PRO and Electro-Voice (EV).

We also have backup equipment on site in the event of a hardware failure.

Can you provide a microphone for the ceremony?2019-12-01T13:59:01-05:00

If we’re contracted to provide services for your ceremony, a microphone will be included with a PA speaker.

What does your music library consist of?2019-12-01T13:57:35-05:00

Metro has one of the most diverse and eclectic digital music collections which also includes international music.

We are constantly updating our library with the latest selections. If there’s something we don’t have (which is rare), we can get it – without any additional cost to you.

  • 50’s/60’s/Swing
  • 70’s/Motown/Funk
  • 80’s Hits/Party Rock/Classics
  • 90’s Pop/Alternative/Old School/Hip Hop
  • 2000’s
  • Club
  • Top 40 Pop/Dance/Rap/Hip Hop
  • R&B
  • Country/Blue Grass
  • Merengue
  • Salsa
  • Ethnic/Cultural
How would you define your approach to DJing?2019-12-01T13:56:37-05:00

The approach is simple — we take it back to the basics.  Elegant, classy and sophisticated fun without the kitsch.  We do NOT takeover the spotlight. Rather, we artistically and seamlessly mix your taste in music while reading the dance floor — live, gracefully conduct announcements and provide the perfect combination of fun and energy.  This is your wedding and we play what you want to hear.  That’s the bottom line.  It’s not about the DJ — it’s about YOU.  

How would you motivate my guests to dance?2019-12-01T13:52:01-05:00

We approach things very organically by knowing what to play and when to play it.  The power of the music speaks for itself.

How much control do we have over the music?2019-12-01T13:51:42-05:00

You have complete control of the music.  Once you provide Joe with your taste(s) in music, we can easily fill-in the blanks.

Can we submit a “Do Not” playlist?2019-12-01T13:50:56-05:00

You sure can!

You have full control of the music and the Do Not Play list is just as important as the Must Playlist.

Do you have any music samples?2019-12-01T13:50:38-05:00

We do not play pre-mixed music sets.  Each and every celebration is beat-mixed and curated live to ensure originality and customization.

Do you accept song requests?2019-12-01T13:49:43-05:00

As long as we have the green light from you, we will gladly accept requests that align with your musical tastes.

What do you wear?2019-12-01T13:49:18-05:00

We love to blend in with your guests!  Typically, we’ll wear a dark, well-fitted suit but can easily adapt to any specific attire.

Do you have experience in cultural traditions and customs?2019-12-01T13:48:17-05:00

We have a good grasp on various cultural traditions and customs.  However, we gladly welcome your specific requests.

When is my final payment due?2019-11-06T13:24:01-05:00

Your final payment is due two weeks prior to your wedding.  Check, money order or Venmo are acceptable forms of payment.  You can also fulfill the balance on your wedding day (cash only) before the contracted start time.

What takes place on the day-Of?2019-12-01T13:47:08-05:00

On the day-of your wedding, you can expect the following:

    • We’ll will arrive at least 2 hours before start time.
    • We’ll work directly with your maitre’d to review the timeline and communicate the details to all other vendors (photographers, videographers, etc.).
    • We understand that timelines do fluctuate and we can easily accommodate any sudden changes on the fly.
    • We’ll perform a sound check (before your wedding begins of course) and fine-tune the equipment to match the room for optimal sound and clarity.
    • We’ll gracefully handle the formalities of choice (if any), including announcements, introductions, speeches, toasts, special dances and anything in between — all of which will be communicated to your vendors and maitre’d.
    • Expect an awesome dance party!
Are breaks required?2019-12-01T13:43:12-05:00

No. Breaks are not required.

Can you customize the start/end times of a song?2019-12-01T13:42:03-05:00

Absolutely. We can customize the start/end times of any song.

Can you play music from a CD that I have?2019-12-01T13:41:33-05:00

Yes, of course! Once we have the CD, we’ll extract the audio and convert it into digital format.

Can a live musician plug into your system?2019-12-01T13:40:48-05:00

Yes.  We’ll connect with your musician to discuss specifics.

Do you hang any signs or banners?2019-11-06T13:21:50-05:00

Absolutely not. That’s tacky!

Are you familiar with my venue?2019-12-04T20:34:04-05:00

Although we have experience in performing at a large number of different venues, it’s quite possible that we haven’t had the opportunity to perform at your venue.  This is not uncommon.

We’ll connect directly with your venue to review all logistics, including floor plans, DJ setup, room acoustics, load-in, timelines, etc.  On the day-of, we will also sync up with your Maitre D’ to ensure that everything flows seamlessly throughout your wedding.

What time will you arrive to setup?2019-12-04T20:33:09-05:00

Regardless of distance, we will arrive and setup at least two hours before your celebration begins.
Your contracted rate includes the setup and breakdown of equipment.  There are no hidden charges or extra fees.  All of the equipment will be setup before your guests arrive. Typically, setup and breakdown is about 40 minutes.

Are you insured?2019-12-04T20:31:16-05:00

Yes!  Metro is fully insured with a $1,000,000 liability policy.  Today, most venues,if not all, require professional DJ’s to carry liability insurance.  We’ll work directly with your venue to supply the appropriate Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI). This is a standard procedure.

What’s the next step?2019-12-04T20:29:48-05:00

We are delighted to work with you!  We will gladly send over a sample contract for you to review. Once you’re ready to book, you will receive a personalized contract that delineates your selected services – all in a digital, hassle-free format. In addition to the signed contract, a $300 retainer fee (payable by personal check or Venmo) is also required to secure your date and services. Keep in mind that there are no hidden fees or additional charges. Drop us a line to move forward!

How many weddings do you have on my date?2019-12-04T20:30:55-05:00

We don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.  It’s one wedding at a time.  This allows us to provide exceptional attention to detail & flexibility on the day-of.  

Do you have any references?2019-12-01T14:12:05-05:00

We sure do!  We’ll put you in touch with recent couples so you can connect with them directly and discuss any questions you may have. Word of mouth is the best source of information.

What is your cost?2019-12-01T14:11:31-05:00

A DJ can either make or break your wedding and we understand how expensive the costs can become to hire a professional that’s both experienced and trustworthy.

The impeccable reputation of Metro is built exclusively on the recommendations from our extraordinary clientele, chic wedding planners, and some of the most sought out modern and historic wedding venues throughout NYC. These relationships are upheld on the basis of experience, credibility, and integrity.  It’s because of these relationships that we’re able to keep our pricing extremely competitive.  You won’t have to break the bank here. 

Do you provide all of the equipment?2019-12-01T14:08:02-05:00

Yes.

We own and provide all of the equipment, including wireless microphones (which can be used for a toast, blessing or any special announcements), speakers and everything else in between.  The equipment is professional grade, modern and minimal in size for setup.

Some of the leading brands include Denon, Shure, Audio-Technica, TRAKTOR PRO and Electro-Voice (EV).

We also have backup equipment on site in the event of a hardware failure.

Can you provide a microphone for the ceremony?2019-12-01T13:59:01-05:00

If we’re contracted to provide services for your ceremony, a microphone will be included with a PA speaker.

What does your music library consist of?2019-12-01T13:57:35-05:00

Metro has one of the most diverse and eclectic digital music collections which also includes international music.

We are constantly updating our library with the latest selections. If there’s something we don’t have (which is rare), we can get it – without any additional cost to you.

  • 50’s/60’s/Swing
  • 70’s/Motown/Funk
  • 80’s Hits/Party Rock/Classics
  • 90’s Pop/Alternative/Old School/Hip Hop
  • 2000’s
  • Club
  • Top 40 Pop/Dance/Rap/Hip Hop
  • R&B
  • Country/Blue Grass
  • Merengue
  • Salsa
  • Ethnic/Cultural
How would you define your approach to DJing?2019-12-01T13:56:37-05:00

The approach is simple — we take it back to the basics.  Elegant, classy and sophisticated fun without the kitsch.  We do NOT takeover the spotlight. Rather, we artistically and seamlessly mix your taste in music while reading the dance floor — live, gracefully conduct announcements and provide the perfect combination of fun and energy.  This is your wedding and we play what you want to hear.  That’s the bottom line.  It’s not about the DJ — it’s about YOU.  

How would you motivate my guests to dance?2019-12-01T13:52:01-05:00

We approach things very organically by knowing what to play and when to play it.  The power of the music speaks for itself.

How much control do we have over the music?2019-12-01T13:51:42-05:00

You have complete control of the music.  Once you provide Joe with your taste(s) in music, we can easily fill-in the blanks.

Can we submit a “Do Not” playlist?2019-12-01T13:50:56-05:00

You sure can!

You have full control of the music and the Do Not Play list is just as important as the Must Playlist.

Do you have any music samples?2019-12-01T13:50:38-05:00

We do not play pre-mixed music sets.  Each and every celebration is beat-mixed and curated live to ensure originality and customization.

Do you accept song requests?2019-12-01T13:49:43-05:00

As long as we have the green light from you, we will gladly accept requests that align with your musical tastes.

What do you wear?2019-12-01T13:49:18-05:00

We love to blend in with your guests!  Typically, we’ll wear a dark, well-fitted suit but can easily adapt to any specific attire.

Do you have experience in cultural traditions and customs?2019-12-01T13:48:17-05:00

We have a good grasp on various cultural traditions and customs.  However, we gladly welcome your specific requests.

When is my final payment due?2019-11-06T13:24:01-05:00

Your final payment is due two weeks prior to your wedding.  Check, money order or Venmo are acceptable forms of payment.  You can also fulfill the balance on your wedding day (cash only) before the contracted start time.

What takes place on the day-Of?2019-12-01T13:47:08-05:00

On the day-of your wedding, you can expect the following:

    • We’ll will arrive at least 2 hours before start time.
    • We’ll work directly with your maitre’d to review the timeline and communicate the details to all other vendors (photographers, videographers, etc.).
    • We understand that timelines do fluctuate and we can easily accommodate any sudden changes on the fly.
    • We’ll perform a sound check (before your wedding begins of course) and fine-tune the equipment to match the room for optimal sound and clarity.
    • We’ll gracefully handle the formalities of choice (if any), including announcements, introductions, speeches, toasts, special dances and anything in between — all of which will be communicated to your vendors and maitre’d.
    • Expect an awesome dance party!
Are breaks required?2019-12-01T13:43:12-05:00

No. Breaks are not required.

Can you customize the start/end times of a song?2019-12-01T13:42:03-05:00

Absolutely. We can customize the start/end times of any song.

Can you play music from a CD that I have?2019-12-01T13:41:33-05:00

Yes, of course! Once we have the CD, we’ll extract the audio and convert it into digital format.

Can a live musician plug into your system?2019-12-01T13:40:48-05:00

Yes.  We’ll connect with your musician to discuss specifics.

Do you hang any signs or banners?2019-11-06T13:21:50-05:00

Absolutely not. That’s tacky!