Frequently Asked Questions About JTD Productions
Yes, all of our DJs have backup equipment in case of emergency or if a second set up is required.Do you have insurance?
Yes, JTD Productions is fully insured with a million dollars of liability coverage for any venue.Who will be the DJ at my wedding?
Whoever you specifically hire will be your DJ.Do you have back up DJs?
For most events, we have back up DJs on hand in case anyone gets sick or otherwise can’t make the gig. We’ve never had to do this, but it gives us peace of mind knowing that we could if need be.
Can we meet with you prior to booking?
Absolutely! I recommend that each couple meet with the specific DJ that they will be hiring. This is the perfect way to get to know one another and discuss music, logistics and your vision to ensure that you feel like we are a good fit.
What kind of music do you typically play?
We can handle a wide range of genres for ceremony, cocktails and your reception. Jazz standards, indy acoustic, Motown, rock, 80’s and today’s hits. We typically do not play line dances or revert to generic wedding songs but if you have a special request we will gladly honor it. We will play what you want and not what you don’t want. If there is a questionable request from a guest we will get your approval first.
Can we pick some of our own music?
Definitely. We offer a request system on the back end of our website where once you reserve your date with us, you will have the opportunity to choose songs in “High Priority,” “Play If Possible,” “Custom Songs” and a “DO NOT PLAY” list. We combine your input, musical taste and our experience and knowledge to create a celebration that fits your vision.
Do you take requests?
We will certainly take requests from YOU. Also, there will certainly be requests from your guests to play certain songs; if those songs fit in with YOUR musical aesthetic and the vibe of the party, we’ll be happy to honor them. If great aunt Judy wants the Billy Joel cover of “Meet me in St. Louis”, she might just be out of luck. It’s your call, but rest assured, we’ve got loads of experience fielding requests.
What do you wear at a wedding?
We like to blend in; we dress like a well-dressed guest in a nice suit or slacks, sport coat and a tie. We can dress in a tux if it is a black tie affair.
Can we come see you in action at a wedding?
All of the weddings are private and we are 100% committed to each couple’s celebration. We can, however, give you numerous references of recent past clients to contact.
Do you use a contract and require a deposit?
Yes, we have a contract that is signed by both parties and there is a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your date. Once you inquire and talk with Dave, you have a right of first refusal. If another couple or client calls for your date we will let you know and then it is up to you to make a timely decision. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We all have high-end pro audio equipment, including JBL and Mackie powered speakers, Shure wireless microphones, Apple laptops and occasionally Technics CD players and turntables, depending on the dj. We bring backup equipment to every gig and have uplighting available if desired. Our presence is minimal with no wires or signage.
Do you use lighting?
For years we did not. Recently we have had more inquiries so upon request we do offer elegant uplighting on a first come basis. Click here for more information.
What are your rates?
Our rates vary and depend on a few factors (which specific DJ you want, time of year, day of the week, distance, etc.) We do offer mid-week and winter discounts and can talk in more detail about your budget and which DJ is right for you.
Why should I choose JTD Productions for my event or wedding?
JTD is a small and well-respected business. We are community-minded and spend a lot of time creating systems and training to make sure we are prepared to over deliver the best party of your life. We do everything to ensure peace of mind; from covering the logistics to owning the artistic integrity and making sure it is financially feasible for you. Our goal is for you to have peace of mind from the very first call through the very last song.
Do you emcee?
All of our DJs are trained and confident and articulate on the microphone and would be happy to provide announcements for introductions, toasts etc. However, as a policy, we are unobtrusive in our approach and do not make ourselves the center of attention. We control the flow of your party with the music and not the mic. If you are looking for an interactive emcee to play games and lead line dances, we may not be the best choice for your event.
What if my DJ can’t make the event due to sickness?
All of our DJs are healthy and exercise regularly. If an emergency came up, we would find a suitable replacement. If this unlikely scenario ever occurred and you were not satisfied with the DJ, we would refund your money.
What is this charities donation thing?
Can I choose who you donate to? Please visit our charities page.
How can I contact JTD?
If you are interested and would like to go to the next step, please fill out the information on our check availability page to see if we are free on your date. We will call after receiving your inquiry and usually have a 10-15 minute informal phone consultation where we can discuss your vision and musical tastes and answer all of your questions. We will then give you a price quote and suggest a suitable DJ based on availability, your artistic needs and budget. You may also contact us with questions by phone or email.
Also, feel free to just pick up the phone and call the office and talk with Dave Leonard or Office manager Nellie Munafo at (845) 853-8912. You can try Dave’s cell phone if you need immediate assistance at (914) 466-9703.