Choosing a DJ...

Do you realize the entertainment you choose for your wedding, or special event, is responsible for 80% of the events success and the memories you will have for the rest of your life. But is the least expensive part of your special day.

1. Does your DJ have experience?
With experience comes confidence and knowledge, and the ability to handle any situation that could arise. Many things can happen during an event, both expected and unexpected and your DJ can have a profound effect on the success or failure of an event. Of course, it is not just experience that counts but it is one important factor to consider.

2. Does your DJ have an adequate music selection?
Does the DJ your considering have the music knowledge and music library along with any specific genres you might require, to ensure a variety in music selection? Virtually every professional DJ should have a library of over 25,000 titles, and they should be willing to acquire any special songs you might require. (As long as those songs are still available.)

3. Does your DJ have references?
All professional DJ's should have reference letters and be able to provide them to you at your request.

4. Does your DJ use professional grade sound equipment?
The equipment is just one of the tools a DJ requires, and unfortunately many DJ companies use low end sound equipment. Your DJ should use only high quality sound equipment so you can you be reasonably assured of sound quality and reliable equipment operation during the event.

5. Will your DJ meet you for a consultation?
A professional DJ is willing to meet you either at your residence or at least half way to go over your event to ensure your event goes as planned.

6. Does your DJ provide materials, song lists and informational planning forms?
All reputable professional DJ's should provide a reception planner, song list, references and other promotional materials.

7. Does your DJ return phone calls or E-mail's in a timely manner?
You are the client and should receive the respect you are due as you are paying for the service, unfortunatly some DJ's don't seem to care once they have your money and signed contract. They need to respond in a timely manner to your questions and concerns. Keep in mind they may not respond until the next day if you contact them on a Friday or Saturday night.

8. Is your DJ familiar with the venue?
It is nice to know if your DJ is familiar with the property where your reception or event is taking place. It ensures the DJ knows where to go, how long it will take to set up, as well as the rules of the property. If the DJ does not know the property they must make the effort to drop by to talk to the people in charge.

9. Does your DJ act as Master of Ceremonies?
Virtually all Professional DJ's should, only if you wish it to be. Unfortunately some DJ's can get carried away and go overboard. They should be able to tailor their style to fit the style of your event.

10. Is your DJ accommodating?
The DJ should be accommodating to your needs. They should be able to answer your questions and make suggestions and recommendations. Remember, it's YOUR day and they should do their utmost to make you feel comfortable.

Taking a closer look, Unlike a doctor, fireman or policeman, there is no definition or standard of what is professional in the entertainment industry. No professional degree. No special certification or license. There are many large and new companies. We only supply top quality DJ's at a fair price. Remember you always get what you pay for.

Most people invest between $13,000.00 and $30,00.00 for an average wedding. An average California wedding is over $28,000.00. People commonly spend $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 on food - $2,500.00 for location - $2,000.00 for photos - $1,000.00 for the cake - and between $3,000.00 to $10,000.00 on other items. So, why do people try to bargain hunt for the entertainment? Don't they realize that entertainment is responsible for up to 80% of the success of the event or wedding?

Brides and Grooms commonly fail to see that saving $200.00 to $500.00 is not worth the sacrifice of all of their other investments. Entertainment can make or break any party or wedding and the memories you will have for the rest of your life". Most Brides and Grooms would be unhappy if the party failed to be a success. Yet, most fail to put time and effort into making sure they've made an educated decision. And, if the party stops being interesting, or looses it's energy, your family and friends will more than likely leave early.

Getting a qoute often does not get you the full picture. DJ's are like fine wines, most are cheap, but there are a few exceptional ones out there. Having a quote does not accurately measure a DJ. What about Experience? Qualifications? Quality? Investment? Flexibility? References? And Added Services? Comparing DJ's is like comparing a grape to a fine wine. If you're not careful you could pay a "Premium Wine Price" for just a grape. Anyone can be a DJ, but not necessarily, everyone has the ability to do it extremely well.

Anybody can go to the record store and buy CD's. What makes a DJ special to you is the knowledge and skill the DJ possesses in reading your crowd and picking the right songs to motivate your guests. Having a natural instinct in reading a crowd is absolutely necessary. Natural talent includes a sense of timing, style and variations of presentation.

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