Your questions are important.
Ask us anything you’d like.
There are some common questions our couples are interested in when selecting the perfect wedding DJ.
We’ve answered a few of those below but everyone has different curiosities. We really pride ourselves in our responsiveness and we can usually get back to you in less than 12 hours, so please feel free to call, text or email us.
Q: How long have you been a DJ?
A half-century. (ish)
Josh Kuhl has over twelve years of experience personally DJing weddings. Combined, the Kuhl Entertainment DJs have roughly 50 years of experience.
Q: How many weddings do you do each year?
We take care of about 120 weddings per year.
Q: How do you know what music to play?
Your wedding playlist is like a recipe: two parts your musical taste, one part crowd-pleasers that keep your dance floor moving, a dash of classics, a pinch of pleasant surprises and a generous portion of flow. Mix it all together and you’ve got a deliciously danceable pie of your favorite flavor.
Your DJ knows what ingredients to use because your DJ knows you.
You’ll meet with your DJ before your big day and you’ll determine the style—together. During these meetings, you and your DJ will talk about your vision and your guests.
The majority of our couples have said that of all their vendors, they felt closest to their DJ.
Our DJs care about their couples and truly appreciate the relationships they form throughout the planning process.
Q: Will you play requests?
Absolutely—this is your day.
Our DJs will always play requested music when it’s in line with your wishes and desires for your event. We keep it classy and we’re professional DJs who consider the environment, setting and flow when deciding what music will come next. So, we’ll avoid the Chicken Dance during dinner (and altogether, unless you tell us otherwise).
Q: Can we bring our own music?
Yes please, we love music!
Most often, we can acquire just about anything you’d like us to play, including videos. Before your event, we’ll work with you to create the perfect balance of musical selections that you love along with those jams that will keep your dance floor packed with friends and family. If you think of something during your event, just stop by, we’re quite accommodating—it’s our job, and we love to make people happy.
Q: Can we see you perform?
Many of our DJs perform live at clubs in the area and you’re welcome to attend anytime. We also have videos of other weddings and events we’ve performed at, if you’d like to know when we’re performing next, just let us know.
We also have a lot of great reviews and testimonials if you’d like to take a look. You’ll also be able to meet your DJ in advance of your wedding.
Q: Do you carry insurance?
We’ve been fully insured since 2006 and we’ve never had any incidents. Your guests should have the time of their life—with safety and confidence.
Q: Do you use a contract?
We want you to know exactly what we’re committing to provide so there are no surprises.
Q: Can you cover our ceremony too?
We’d love to.
We’re very experienced at officiating and assisting with wedding ceremonies. We’ll provide professional speakers and microphone for your minister or officiant. We’ll also get everything set up so nobody needs to worry about technical stuff.
Q: How much do you cost?
Our comprehensive DJ, emcee, coordination and lighting design services are all included at our base price of $1700.
From there, it depends on what kind of customizations you’re interested in. We offer other enhancements like ceremony sound, pin spot lighting and photo booth services. We’re glad to provide you with a customized quote for free, it’s pretty painless—we promise.
Send us a message and let’s chat.
Q: What’s included for $1700?
Everything you’ll need.
Unlimited music during cocktail hour, dinner and your reception. Usually it’s about eight hours total and each event is unique but we don’t charge for more time. Free uplighting for the entire perimeter of your room is also included at no extra charge.
We’ll provide a wireless microphone for speeches and toasts, in addition to serving as your personal wedding coordinator and emcee.
We’ll take care of announcements and introductions as requested, ensuring your guests are never left in the dark.
If you’re interested, we also offer Tuxedo Trivia which can add a unique and engaging touch to dinner.
Additional services such as ceremony sound, special equipment or our photo booth would be an additional cost.
We’ll outline all pricing and costs for free and in writing, so there aren’t any surprises.
Q: How much does the photo booth cost?
We’re glad you asked! $800.
However, we take 25% off the price of our all-inclusive photo booth service when booked with the DJ service, bringing it down to $600 for everything you’ll need.
That includes a classy and charismatic photo booth attendant who’ll encourage your guests to use any number of props, crazy hats, or fake handlebar mustaches your heart desires.
We’ll also set you up with a free photo guest book, chocked full of outrageous photo strips and messages from guests. We’ll also hook you up with digital copies of every last photo at the end of the night with that guest book.
Last but not least, we can also customize your photo strip to fit the theme of your wedding! Between a customizable background and different options for logos or names at the bottom of your guest’s photo strip, we’re able to ensure the keepsake you send with your guests fits the feel of your entire wedding day.
Q: What are the payment terms?
Everyone has different needs and we’re happy to be flexible. Typically, we request a $400 deposit to secure a DJ booking and $100 to secure a photo booth booking. The remaining balance isn’t due until the day of your event. We’ll work with your specific needs, just let us know how we can help.
Q: When should I book you?
Q: Do you charge for travel?
It depends on distance.
We only require a travel fee if we’re traveling more than 60 miles from Madison. Our rate is $50 per every 60 miles.
Q: Should I tip the DJ?
You’re awesome, thanks for asking.
Gratuity isn’t included in our contract but we very much appreciate tips. A few accepted forms of gratuity include, but not limited to:
- Deeply insightful life advice
- Ornate tchotchkes
- Firm handshakes
- Verbally expressed gratitude
- Step-by-step instructions for tying a fine double windsor
Q: Should we feed the DJ?
We enjoy food and we’ll accept if you’re offering. Its common for a catering manager to set aside a meal for vendors, per your request. Otherwise, we’ll have a light meal before arriving at your event.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
The geeky audiophile in us could easily bore you with the technical details of our gear, so let us assure you of this:
We love music and we love quality. We only use professional high-end equipment to create beautiful sound an any venue. If you’re interested in specific gear and model numbers, we’re happy to share when you meet with your DJ, or just send us a message.
Q: What happens if something goes wrong?
Your event is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and we take the utmost pride in our decade-long track record. We haven’t missed a wedding in over ten years. In the very rare chance one of our DJs has an emergency and is unable to be present at your event, we always have another on-staff Kuhl Entertainment DJ available and ready to go. We know you have a lot on your mind, so we want to be sure you don’t need to worry about your DJ.
Q: Why shouldn’t I just use an iPod at my wedding?
It doesn’t have very good social skills.
It’s happened before but we don’t recommend it. An iPod won’t introduce the wedding party or announce the cake cutting and it definitely won’t fix itself if there are technical difficulties. An iPod can’t read the floor—it won’t know when it’s appropriate to cue the dance music or bring it down for a something a little slower. When it comes to a dance floor, timing and selection is everything.
Leave the music up to us, not a machine.
Q: We have a band, can we still book you?
We’re happy to work with other entertainment. We’ll get everything set up beforehand, and then we’ll be ready to take over the dance set when the band is finished. We can help with coordinating introductions, toasts and announcements.
Q: Will you play longer than originally scheduled?
We’re always excited to play longer—no charge.
If you and your guests are having a blast, we are too, and we won’t charge you for the extra time.
As long as there aren’t time restrictions from the venue, or your DJ doesn’t have another event after yours, which is very rare, we’ll keep the party going for as long as you wish. No extra charge.
Q: WE LIKE YOU, so what’s next?
Call us or message us and we’ll set up a consultation.
It’s free. You’ll meet with either Josh Kuhl or our trusty crew leaders, Lane and Brenden, and your DJ to get to know each other. We’ll hold your date for 10 days after that meeting. From there, you’ll sign an agreement and submit a deposit. That’s it!
Questions? Give us a call.
We're here to help. Call us and speak with one of our DJs who will personally answer any questions you might have.