10 Questions with David Smith

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding DJs in Colorado, David Smith. Denver based David is the owner of Shindig Entertainment.

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10 Questions with David Smith

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hello! My name is David Smith. I am a Colorado native & local wedding DJ since 2008. My passion for weddings grew from my love for music, and my natural charisma to entertain. I love uniting a diverse crowd, by keeping them dancing all night long, and leaving the event with the memory of it being one of the best nights of their lives! To achieve these amazing memories, I excel at assisting couple to easily plan & visualize their big day. We work together to create a night that will best exemplify their unique styles, while embracing the preferences of many.

2. What's your experience as a wedding DJ? How many weddings have you done?

Since 2008, I have DJed & MCed thousands of events. Your choice of entertainment will bear the greatest impact on the permanent memory of the night that you will cherish forever!

3. How far in advance do couples need to book your services?

The sooner my services are secured, the better. I recommend attempting to contact us a year in advance. The further away from the six month mark, the better! We start planning your special day together, from day one!

4. What's your rate? What does that include?

We start our services at $995 for 3hrs. Our ceremony package add-on is $395, and each additional hour is $200. Our average wedding cost is around $1850. This is highly dependent on decor options, as well. Our up-lighting packages start at $495. We also offer monograms, starting at $295. We can keep it as simple, or get as fancy as you wish!

5. Are you available to travel if needed?

I have personally DJed events all throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, & Ohio! Travel expenses are discussed on an individual basis.

6. How would you describe your style?

I would say I am very flexible. I am definitely a wedding-style DJ over a club-style. My emphasis is just as highly-placed on the appearance of myself & my set-up, as it is on my song selection. My MC capability is also more so on the professional side. I am constantly getting mistaken for the Avalanche, Nuggets, & Rockies announcers. I heavily utilize my commanding presence to grasp the attention of your crowd, using elegance, professionalism, & positive projection.

7. What's your backup plan if there's an equipment malfunction? Do you bring backup equipment?

EVERYTHING I use is redundant. I have (thankfully) never needed my backup system, but I always have a backup system, speakers, computers, etc. There is NO excuse for a failure, and the show MUST go on! We only get this day ONCE, and I insist on being the one that helps create your best memory of it!

8. What's your sick day policy?

We do have a backup DJ, but our philosophy is very simple, we make it to our events. We have never missed one, and we never will! I would not be in business, if I was ok with not showing up. There is no valid excuse to miss an event!

9. How do you motivate a shy crowd to dance? What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?

Rarely do I struggle with getting the crowd to dance. With the help of my couples, we can create a playlist that will assist even the shyest dancers to get on the floor, at least once! Line dances will often help. Also, coaching my couples to lead the crowd will be the fastest way to encourage dancing. If the couple is on the dance floor, that is where people will want to be. I am also confident enough to utilize my natural MC capabilities & encourage dance floor participation. We have an amazing light show that is also included.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

We secure the date of our events with a non-refundable $300 retainer. The final balance is due within 2 weeks of the date of the event.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020