Hiring a professional DJ is an important decision in planning a dance, party, or wedding. Care should be taken in choosing a DJ, as the entertainment at your event is very important. There are some common principles about professional DJ’s and entertainment to be familiar with:
Entertainment and Music is Important at My Event
Looking back, most brides and party planners wish they had spent more time choosing their entertainment. Music at an event may seem lower priority, but afterwards brides and party planners wish it had been their first priority. Music and entertainment can make or break your event. This is because music creates the atmosphere & mood at your party. It helps your guests feel comfortable and have a good time. Your guests will notice the music and entertainment at event. In fact, 80% of wedding guests say the thing they remember most about the wedding was the entertainment.
A Stereo, Some Homemade CDs, and an IPOD are not the Same as a Professional DJ
Professional audio and lighting equipment goes a long way in bringing quality entertainment to a party, dance or celebration. This often times does not compare to a home stereo and IPOD.
Your DJ’s equipment should be top of the line and reliable 100% of the time. In addition, professional DJ’s should have a vast selection of music and a knowledge of all decades of music. Your DJ should be able to read the crowd and play music that your guests want and that will keep the momentum of your party.
Good Parties Come Together With Planning, Preparation, and the Right Professionals
While there are many components to a successful party or event, your music and entertainment will set the stage for a memorable day or evening. A professional DJ will know how to entertain your guests according to your plans for your event.
DJ’s Spend A Lot More Than 4-5 Hours on Each Event
While it appears you may only be paying for 4 hours of entertainment, your professional DJ will spend approximately 10-20 hours preparing for your event. This may include consultations, music preparation and research, set up and tear down, training, travel, equipment maintenance, etc. The consultations and actual event are the only times you may see your DJ, but that is not the only time involved in making sure your event is successful.
A Cheap DJ is Not the Same as a Higher Priced DJ
The most expensive DJ is not necessarily the best, but the quality of your DJ can often be reflected in their prices. Remember the sayings: ”…it’s too good to be true” or “you get what you pay for”? These sayings have some truth in the entertainment and event planning world. A lot of time should be taken in preparation for your event. Your DJ should not view their role in your event as a part-time job. In choosing a DJ, make sure you know what you are paying for and make sure that it meets your needs and wants.
Every DJ is Different
DJing an event takes talent and training. Your DJ should be able to read a crowd and have a knack for appropriate rhythm and music to fit specific groups. A good DJ has the ability to adjust his/her style to fit your event and guests. Also, your DJ should be professional, personable, and appropriate while on the microphone and while directing activities, dedications, etc.
A full-time, talented DJ also attends conferences and trainings to improve their skills and knowledge about music, performing as a DJ, professional equipment, activities, etc.
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