The date, the venue, the caterer, the photographer, the dress, the guest list, the wine list, the weather, the distant relatives. The things you have to arrange, book and manage for your wedding never seem to end. But it’s super important to know that music should also top the list. If you have decided to have a DJ for your wedding – and there are enough reasons why you should (link the previous article here) – there is that important question of when to book.

There’s nothing worse than realising that you know which Gold Coast DJ you want but that they are already booked elsewhere. You have to get everything right because people tend to forget 95% of excellent things at a wedding, and remember the 5% that don’t go exactly according to the plan. And music shouldn’t be one of them.

Remember, everything depends on how popular the date is. Is it on a holiday? Is it on a national weekend? Is it on a day of religious significance? Needless to say, some dates are indeed more popular than others. So, here’s a checklist to help you book your wedding DJ before they become unavailable.

When to Book a DJ for Your Wedding

8 – 12 months in advance

If it’s on a Saturday, you better act soon. And, if it’s on a Saturday in any of the popular months, well, you act right now. Without getting too much into basic economic theory, let’s just say that it’s a function of supply and demand. There could be hundreds of weddings on the same day and there certainly are not hundreds of top-rated wedding Gold Coast DJs for hire. If your big day is a Saturday in any of the months popular for weddings, book your wedding DJ 8 to 12 months in advance.

10 months in advance

Some months are crazy popular for weddings. These could be due to the weather, holidays, or a particular alignment of the sun, moon or whatever holds someone’s interest. Usually, these fall in summer and if your chosen day is in any of those months, book your wedding DJ a good 10 months prior to the event.

6 – 8 months in advance

As you may have sensed, Saturdays are busy days for the wedding industry. If you have chosen a Saturday but not in any of those popular months, you should book your wedding DJ between 6 and 8 months in advance.

5 – 6 months in advance

If you have chosen a Friday or a weekday, you have it easy. But only a little bit. Because you still have to make sure to sign up the right DJ 5 – 6 months in advance.

Wedding DJs are highly sought-after professionals. If you know your date, or are reasonably sure of it, you should get in touch with a top-rated wedding DJ in Gold Coast as per the schedule above to avoid any last-minute disappointment.