How to choose the right DJ for your wedding!


We hear all the time that one of the most memorable parts of any wedding is the party! It’s when you can finally throw your heels off, let your hair down and dance the night away with your family and friends all wishing you well. If you’re getting married in Gibraltar or the Costa del Sol, you’re lucky in that there is a fairly wide variety of wedding DJs stretching from Málaga all the way down to Tarifa. With so many options available in our local area, how do you choose the right DJ for your wedding?

1.  Reviews

Ask around – you really can’t beat recommendations from people you trust. Even better, if you’ve been to a wedding recently where the music was fantastic, contact the couple and ask them who their DJ was. There’s no better audition than seeing the DJ perform first-hand. In fact, about 75% of our bookings are from couples who have already seen us play at a wedding.

2.  Service

Contact the DJ for a quote and judge their response before you commit to them for your big day. Do they respond to your Facebook message or email quickly and in a friendly and professional way? If so, they’re likely to behave the same way in all of your dealings with them. If they reply late, answer in a rude or pushy manner or don’t reply at all, perhaps it’s not worth taking a chance on them behaving professionally at your wedding.

3.  Flexibility

Some DJs have a ‘wedding playlist’ of songs that they’ll play at every wedding…in the same order! If a DJ is willing to meet up with you in advance to discuss the music you’d like to hear and to take into account your likes and dislikes, they’re more likely to get everyone dancing on your big day.

4.  Enthusiasm

For some DJs, music is a way of life. For others, it’s just a job that pays the bills. When you meet up with your DJ in advance, do you get the feeling that they actually want to play at your wedding? If not, it might be best to look for someone who really enjoys their job.

And now for one of the most important considerations when it comes to choosing the right DJ for your wedding:

5.  Price

Unless you’re Kim and Kanye and money is no object, you’re likely to have a budget for your wedding entertainment and it’s important that you stick to it. However, it’s just as important to remember that you get what you pay for. Generally speaking, those who charge very little tend to offer very little. Ask around and choose a DJ who has a good reputation but doesn’t charge way too much or far too little.

At Chica DJs, we offer a free meeting either face-to-face or via skype (if you’re located abroad) so that we can make sure we get the music, set-up and vibe you’re looking for. We pride ourselves on doing our best to help make your wedding reception just what you’ve always hoped for. You’ll deal with us personally, we meet up for a coffee with you to find out more about your vision for your wedding and we’ll be the ones taking care of the music on your big day. But don’t just take our word for it: if you’d like to know what others thought of us, check our some of our recent reviews here:

Lottie & Dylan: “We both can’t thank you enough!!!! Thank so much for such an amazing night! Guests danced right up until the last minute (and as you observed actually past that!!!) Hugely recommend Chica DJ’s to anyone looking for a good party!! And I will be doing a lot of recommending I promise!! You’ve both been friendly and extremely helpful with everything! And making sure there the music suited our guests!! Fantastic night and you both helped play a huge part in it! We are still getting compliments about it now! There were many sore feet at the end of the night!!

Becca & Tom: “We both wanted to get in touch and say a massive thank you for providing the best soundtrack ever to our wedding party!!! We danced our absolute socks off and our guests danced their hearts out all night! It was exactly what we had hoped for and you were fantastic! You hit the nail on the head with what we were looking to dance to and you struck the perfect balance for all to enjoy an awesome night! We will be recommending you to anyone who listens!!! Thank you so much! Becca and Tom xxx

If you’re getting married soon and are looking for a great wedding DJ service, drop us a line to see if we’re free on your date. You can ask us for a quote on Facebook, Twitter or via email at We’ll get back to you asap!

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