Frequently Asked Questions
Will the DJ be properly dressed?
Yes! For weddings, the DJ will be in a suit & tie. For any other event, the DJ will dress according to formality.
What is the online planning system and how does it work?
Our online planning system allows you to provide all reception or event details, without the need for dozens of pages of paperwork. The wedding reception planning or event worksheet, contract, music requests, vendor & venue information, and other details can be handled through the online planner. The planner can be accessed 24/7/365. An account is automatically generated for you when you use the availability checker.
To access the online planner, visit www.melnikproductions.com (our home page), and click "Client Login" at the top right. From there, choose the date of your event, and enter the password given to you in your initial email from us. The more information you provide, the better we can serve you! The online planner is available up until 7 days prior to your reception or event date. Any changes during the week of the event must be cleared with Sean via telephone at 330-503-0939 or email: email@example.com.
Sean will communicate your itinerary to all vendors involved.
Will the music be appropriate for all ages?
Generally, yes, we receive all of our new music from a promotional music company that provides new releases to radio stations throughout the country. However, “radio” version or not, some songs are not appropriate for all ages. We will use our discretion and avoid any songs we feel are inappropriate for the crowd. Also, we will refrain from playing any songs that you specify.
Can I come see you perform at another wedding (or event)?
Unfortunately, due to the private nature of most of our events, we must respect the wishes of our couples and clients. We cannot allow outside guests to observe at private functions.
In all consultations, we guarantee our couples and clients that their event will not be used for promotion.
Another DJ quoted me a lower price. Will you price match?
Our prices are structured according to market, time and money investment in our service and equipment, and the nature of the event.
A DJ with low end equipment, doing it "on the side", or who isn't going to make any effort to prepare ahead of your time for your reception is willing to conduct your special day for only a few hundred dollars.
A few words of caution about having "family" or "friends" be your DJ. This is your special day, wouldn't you rather have your friend/family member out there having a good time with you? Do they utilize professional equipment? How many weddings have they done? Wouldn't you rather spend a little more and put the reception in trust of a professional entertainment service, since this is your "wedding reception", perhaps the single most important day in your entire life?
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Does your service require a contract?
Yes! Any professional service will provide you with a contact to guarantee your date and provide terms/conditions of service. The contract also serves to guarantee your price, start and end time of service, and other details.
Do you require a deposit?
The deposit is $95 to reserve the date and is non-refundable. The $95 is applied to the final balance, of which the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event.
Will you accept credit card payments?
Yes, you must have the credit card linked to a PayPal account. You can then make payments using PayPal through our Online Planning System or we can send you a PayPal invoice.
How much time do you need for setup and tear down?
Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for setup and 1 hour for tear down. Most reputable banquet facilities in the area understand this. Please let us know of any special setup requirements.
Do you require a meal?
Though not required, it is considered courteous and respectful to include your vendors in your food count as well. Most DJs, photographers, and videographers spend the day preparing, setting up, performing, and tearing down. If a meal is not provided, that means we can go in excess of 8-12 hours without eating.
Do you require a table?
Yes, we do not provide our own table. At a wedding reception or banquet, we prefer a table from the banquet facility in order to make sure it matches the linens used at the reception or banquet. This table should be at least 4 feet in length. Please make sure there are at least 2 working outlets, preferably on separate circuits if possible, within 10 feet of the DJ table.
These are just some of the frequently asked questions we receive from inquiries. Please call Sean at (330) 503-0939 with any questions.