How Many Months in Advance Should I Book a Wedding DJ?


While there is no set rule on how early you should begin booking wedding vendors, we often go with the phrase “the sooner, the better!” The pandemic has only exemplified the trend for longer engagements. Couples are now taking an average of 18 months to 2 years to plan for their big day. Even though couples are waiting longer to get married, they often have plans set far in advance, so it’s best to start as soon as possible!


Most engaged couples begin booking between 9-12 months before the wedding. This means they’ve already researched and selected their top candidates. If you don’t have a vendor in mind, take a few weeks to compare options and make a list of your desired services/expectations. If you already have a DJ in mind, it’s still important to consider which packages and pricing fit your needs before reaching out for their availability. 


Another thing that may impact how far in advance to book a DJ is when you need one – the day of the week and month of the year will be a significant factor. Wedding season is considered April through October, and Saturdays during those months book much faster than other times of the year (or days of the week). If you’re planning a shorter engagement, consider a Friday wedding or choosing a month outside of that window. This is especially true if your top DJ pick is already booked for another time.


Finally, consider for how long you’ll need the DJ. DJs can book events that are shorter but may interfere with availability during the rest of the day. So if you’re looking for a DJ to run your ceremony and reception, it’s best to try to book further out. That way, they have an appropriate amount of time blocked off in their schedule.


Your wedding day should be exactly what you want it to be, and your DJ should want to do everything they can to help make it special, so be sure to choose a good one! 


Looking for a trusted and award-winning DJ? Contact HD Entertainment today to learn how we can make your wedding unforgettable!


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Our interactions with Heather and her ladies were amazing! They were extremely professional at every point in the process, from initial contract signing to the reception itself. Amanda and Vanessa were wonderful DJ's - we didn't have any songs played that we didn't want, and they were able to get all the songs we wanted (and we had some "unique" choices). Heather stopped by at our reception after the reception she was DJing was over, which surprised and impressed me! Would recommend Heather and her ladies to anyone looking to have great reception music and have a great party.