Wedding DJ FAQ

We aim to keep the vibe classy, fun and all about you and your partner. We know there are plenty of stressful moments when planning a wedding – choosing your DJ shouldn’t be one of them. We’ve created a handy FAQ section to answer most of your questions. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Drop us an email!

We can’t wait to help.

Do you hang any signs or banners?2021-07-21T20:32:42+00:00

No. That’s so tacky…maybe cheesy is a better choice of words.

Can a live musician plug into your system?2021-07-21T20:33:19+00:00

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

Can you play music from a CD?2021-09-02T20:29:22+00:00

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

Can you customize the start/end times of a song?2021-07-21T20:33:53+00:00

Yes. We can customize the start and end times of any song.

Are breaks required?2021-07-21T20:34:22+00:00

No. Breaks are not required.

What takes place on the day-of?2021-07-21T20:37:02+00:00

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

  • I’ll arrive at least 2 hours before guest arrival to setup and prepare for your celebration.
  • I will work directly with your maitre’d/party planner to review the run of show and communicate these details to your photographer/videographer.
  • While timelines do fluctuate, I can easily accommodate any sudden changes on the fly.
  • I will gracefully handle your 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.
  • Relax and enjoy every moment.
  • Expect an awesome dance party!
When is my final payment due?2021-07-21T20:37:55+00:00

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.

Do you have experience in cultural traditions and customs?2021-07-21T20:39:28+00:00

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

What do you wear?2021-07-21T20:39:53+00:00

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 accept song requests?2021-07-21T20:41:27+00:00

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

Do you have any music samples?2021-07-21T20:41:45+00:00

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

Can we submit a “Do Not” playlist?2021-09-02T20:30:58+00:00

You sure can!

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

How much control do we have over the music?2021-07-21T20:42:29+00:00

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

How would you motivate my guests to dance?2021-07-21T20:42:46+00:00

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

How would you define your approach to DJing?2021-07-21T20:43:59+00:00

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 palette of music while reading the dance floor — live.

We’ll 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 us — it’s about YOU.

What does your music library consist of?2021-07-21T20:30:57+00:00

Metro has one of the most diverse and eclectic digital music collections, which also includes international music, and 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
Can you provide a microphone for the ceremony?2021-07-21T20:44:40+00:00

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

Do you provide all of the equipment?2021-07-21T20:46:13+00:00


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.

What’s your rate?2021-08-13T19:53:47+00:00

Let’s be real.. a DJ can either make or break your wedding.

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. Your investment starts at $1,450.

Do you have any references?2021-07-21T20:48:38+00:00

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.

How many weddings do you have on my date?2021-07-21T20:51:18+00:00

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. Hey, things happen. If times change, don’t worry! We’re all yours for the entire day and can easily accommodate timeline changes.

What’s the next step?2021-07-21T20:58:40+00:00

A great relationship starts with transparency. We’re an open book!

Let’s connect, break the ice and get to know each other. Once you’re ready to book, you will receive a contract that delineates your selected services – all in a digital, hassle-free format. Sign the contract, fulfill your retainer fee of $300 and that’s it! Your date is locked in.

Are you insured?2021-07-21T20:52:33+00:00


We’re 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 standard procedure.

What time will you arrive to setup?2021-07-21T20:55:09+00:00

Regardless of distance, I will arrive and setup at least two hours before your guests arrive.

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. Setup and breakdown typically takes about 40 minutes.

Are you familiar with my venue?2021-07-21T20:56:32+00:00

Although I have experience performing at a large number of different venues throughout the tri-state area, it’s very possible that I have not had the opportunity to perform at your venue. This is not uncommon!

I’ll connect directly with your venue to review logistics, including floor plans, load-in, timelines, etc. I got your back!

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