Jerod Arreguini Music
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Will our DJ act as an Emcee during our event?
Yes, your JAM DJ will act as an Emcee during your event. This is one of the services we offer that is key to the success of your function. Your DJ will make all announcements and make sure that the night keeps on track according to your time line.
What makes JAM DJs unique from all of the other DJ companies?
Jerod Arreguini Music will cater your event to your unique needs. Every DJ will play music for your event. What makes JAM DJs unique is that we feature Icebreaker activities that will help get your guests to the dance floor and dancing all night long. This will ensure that your special event will be one that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
JAM DJs also offer planning tools that will allow you to communicate the details of your event. When the form is received we will meet with you in person to make sure we fully understand your unique needs. JAM DJs attention to detail allows us to make sure nothing is missed and your entertainment is performed to perfection.
What types of equipment do you use?
JAM DJs use the latest in club style lighting and sound equipment. The music library is digital and we have a wide selection of the top hits. The Wedding DJ systems are self supported and do not require a table. The DJ system is very attractive and unobtrusive. We offer a full club style lighting system that can also include a laser light show. In addition we can provide wireless microphones.
Do you provide music and equipment for wedding ceremonies?
Yes. We can offer a second sound system for your wedding ceremony which allows us to transition quickly from the ceremony to the reception. (Additional charges may apply) Your Wedding DJ can play all your wedding music as well as provide wireless microphones to be used by you and your officiant so your guests do not miss a single moment.
How long will our DJ play music?
The amount of time your DJ will play is totally up to you. Typically Wedding entertainment lasts about four hours. You can decide in advance how long you want your DJ to perform and the price will reflect the time frame. If you are having fun and want the DJ to play longer you may purchase additional time..
Is it customary to tip the DJ?
Gratuities given to your DJ entertainer are made at the client’s sole discretion. 10 percent to 20 percent of the total fee is customary for an excellent performance. Gratuities should be given directly to DJ at the event.
How early will our DJ arrive to set up?
Your DJ will arrive one hour prior to the scheduled start time of your event unless other arrangements have been made. It typically takes about forty-five minutes to set up so this allows us to be set up before guests arrive.
What is your Wedding DJ coverage area?
I am located in the Reno/ Sparks/ Tahoe area and will travel anywhere within Nevada and California. (Additional charges may apply)
Can we pick what music to play?
Yes, you can pick what music you would like your DJ to play. Simply submit a list of ten to fifteen songs in advance that you would like to hear and we will play them.
Will our DJ take guest requests?
Absolutely! We’ll work with you prior to your event to determine the specific styles and individual requests that you’d like played. We’ll also encourage your guests to make requests (if you approve) to make sure we play the songs that you and your guests want to dance to.
How do you price your DJ services?
Every event we play is unique so we create packages to reflect the unique needs of each event. Price varies based on a few important factors. The factors that dictate price are the dates, hours contracted, and the equipment that you need. Simply call Jerod Arreguini Music to discuss your needs at 775.287.2247, or fill out our online contact form, then we will put together a custom package to fit your exact needs.
How do you handle overtime?
If you are having fun and want your DJ to play longer, we would love to continue our performance. You can purchase additional time by paying overtime at the beginning of the hour. All overtime is purchased on an hourly basis and the cost for overtime is outlined in your contract. Overtime must be payed via cash or check prior to the DJ continuing their performance.
Do you provide a written contract?
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing. JAM DJs will provide you with a written contract outlining the terms of your service. We will sign the contract and send you a copy to retain for your records. It is important to have a contract to guarantee your DJ services. I would never suggest booking any DJ service without a written contract.
Will you be available to answer DJ questions prior to our Wedding?
Yes. We will meet with you in advance in person to discuss the details of your wedding. In addition you will have my cell phone number and can call me at any time with any additional questions prior to your wedding date.
What type of music do you play?
Your DJ will have an extensive selection of music consisting of Club Dance, Country, Classic Rock, Country, Oldies, Big Band, Motown, Christian, R & B, Rap, Gospel, Disco, and Hip-Hop. We have everything from the 1940’s to today’s top 40, so there is something for all age groups. Your DJ will discuss with you in advance what types of music you want played during your event and we will play only those types of music.
What types of music do you play during dinner and cocktail hour?
I have a wide selection of cocktail and dinner music in my music library. We can discuss in advance what types of music you want us to play during this time. I typically suggest something low key such as Jazz or Classical Music played at low volumes so your guests can socialize during this time. It is your event so just let us know what you want us to play and we will play it.
Can you provide wireless microphones for the wedding ceremony, toasts etc?
Yes, we can provide up to two wireless microphones to be used during the ceremony and reception. I also have one wired microphone that I keep as a back up.
How do we book your DJ services?
Call us, contact us through Facebook or fill out our online contact request form so we can discuss your entertainment needs. We will put together an entertainment package based on your needs that includes pricing. Once you approve your package we will send you a online contract. We require a 50% deposit with a signed contract to hold the date for your event. Once the contract and the deposit are received by us we will hold the dates. JAM DJs book on a first come first serve basis. The first contract we receive for the date with a deposit check will get the date. The deposit must be returned with the signed contract. The balance is due seven days prior to the event.
How do we pay for your services?
Jerod Arreguini Music currently accepts checks, cash, Venmo, Facebook Pay and PayPal.
How far in advance do we need to book your Wedding DJ services?
Wedding DJs are typically booked as much as a year ahead of time. I would try to book your JAM DJ as early as possible. Some last minute bookings may be available. Typically our busiest season for weddings are December and June-September.
Do you charge for mileage or set up?
We do not charge for mileage or set up. The contracted price includes travel, set up and take down time. Our pricing is inclusive of travel.
Do you have a business license?
Yes. It is a legal requirement. In addition, many of the venues require to see a copy of the license prior to your event.
Do you carry liability insurance?
Yes. Many of the venues require to see a copy of the insurance prior to your event.