So I had no idea that DJ's would book up so early and so fast! I am about 8 months out from my wedding and looking for a DJ has been a struggle. After ruling out everyone my friends and wedding planner recommended because they are aren't available, I found only two that are available but I am having a hard time committing. They are places that I found through just searching online so I don't know anyone who has actually used them before. They are both companies that represent lots of individual DJ's so you get "matched" with someone similar to your style AFTER signing a contract. Picking someone without knowing their actual work feels like a shot in the dark and nothing about this puts my mind at ease. They have great reviews online (many many 5 out of 5 ratings) but it almost makes me more skeptical because I wonder if the reviews are on websites that the company has access to and can delete bad ratings? As someone who reads tons of reviews for everything before I buy anything, I've never seen 100% of 5 out of 5 ratings with 160+ reviews. Am I being overly critical? How do you pick a DJ without ever seeing them, hearing their work, hearing about them from a trusted source, or even meeting them (I am planning a wedding from out of state)?!