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Helpful Articles from Professional New River DJs
How To Choose A Disc Jockey All Events General Party Tips
In this era of compact disc and Disc Jockey entertainment, chances are you've heard horror stories about "a terrible DJ" that performed for a party or reception. Now that it's your turn to hire a DJ, you obviously don't want to make the wrong decision. Hiring the wrong DJ can be avoided if the right questions get asked and the correct steps are taken.
Dj's come in 3 varieties: bad, average and outstanding. This is why the Disc Jockey field is proliferated by hundreds of "horror stories". There are simply more "average" and "mediocre" DJ's than outstanding ones. They may seem great to most people, but when compared to the performance of an "outstanding" DJ, the differences are almost embarrassing.
You should first decide if you want to IMPRESS your guests or merely service them with a human jukebox. Before you begin DJ shopping, you should be honest with yourself. In most cases, YOU WILL GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Never look at your purchase of a DJ like the purchase of a tangible item, like a food buffet or the rental cost of a hall. When it comes to quality entertainment, there is little room for bargain shopping. Two out of three guests say entertainment can make or break the event. Interesting note: No one ever admits that their "stinginess" in finding a "cheap DJ" was the reason their party or wedding reception was less than spectacular.
Although you usually get what you pay for, this rule doesn't always apply. Bad DJ's can be well-schooled in slick sales tactics and hit all the right buttons in order to sweet talk you into paying a premium rate that is usually 2 to 3 times the average amount for a DJ. On the other hand, outstanding DJ's may not be the best salesmen.
How do you define the difference between a seasoned professional DJ and a mediocre or bad DJ? Use the guide below when screening a DJ. Be careful not to come off sounding like an interrogator. Ask the following questions in a relaxed, easy-going manner:
How many shows have you performed and for how many years?
Will you be the DJ who performs, or will it be someone else?
Besides announcements, how much do you talk? What do you say?
Do you have references that we can talk to?
Can you send a song list so we can view your music selections?
Can we make requests? Can we specify what we do not want played?
What does your equipment consist of? What does it look like?
What will you be wearing?
Do you arrive self-contained, or do we need to provide anything?
Can you go into overtime if we need you? If so, how much?
When it comes to choosing a DJ ask these questions and feel confident in the answers that are given. The odds are 1 out of 5 DJ's will be outstanding and when you do find one you will probably have to pay a little more for quality entertainment that will impress you family, friends and invited guests and to avoid that wedding "horror story".
Written by Playing Music Is My Business - Mobile Entertainment of Surprise, AZ
The Dj will make or break your Reception Wedding General Party Tips
The Dj you pick for your reception will play a big part in the overall outcome of your reception. He will set the mood, the amount of fun your guests will have, the flow of the night.. A proven professional Dj will insure that your formalities flow and everything goes smoothly. He knows the right kind of music for each part of your Reception ,what to play to dinner etc...
He is the M C and makes the appropriate announcements in a clear pro manner at the right times. He can read the crowd and know what will get them dancing. Someone inexperienced or just starting out will charge less but doesn't have the experience to make the right choices and will cost you far more in lack luster boring service memories last a lifetime. For the most part you pay for what you get. A proven professional Dj has no reason to charge less than 100.00 an hour. The average in Arizona for a experienced 10 year professional Dj is 150 to 250 an hour.
Good Luck !
Written by Spin Doctors Djs & Karaoke of Phoenix, AZ
Your Wedding Day! Wedding General Party Tips
Congratulations - Its your wedding day! Hiring a professional, knowledgeable, personable, & dependable wedding DJ service can help you make your wedding day event as special and fun as possible, plus stress-free for the right price. Planning your wedding provides you with a lot of critical decisions to make for your wedding day event. Finding and selecting an experienced wedding DJ service can be difficult, unless you follow the our tips listed below.
Basically, a wedding is just like a big family reunion. Family members will reunite, reminisce and tell great stories, for the first time in years, plus many new faces will be introduced to the extended family. It's very exciting when you meet new "family members" for the first time so it's natural the anxieties of talking with family members and meeting new people can be overwhelming. A professional DJ service can set the mood and help ease the anxieties to help transform a family gathering into an exciting celebration, with the proper music in the background.
Here are a few tips to follow when hiring a DJ service:
- Most importantly, meet with them in person before hiring any DJ service.
- DO NOT base your decision over the phone, cause they sound good or the price is low.
- Choose at least 3 companies to meet with and compare based on the connection you make with them, not the lowest price.
- Do not base your choice on the lowest price. "Cheap DJ's are unreliable". You get what you pay for!
- Be sure they work from an office (not their home or apartment).
- Ask for references from resorts and past clients with the same event type.
- Make sure they take credit cards as payment (this insures they have a business)
- Ask if they have liability insurance of at least 1 million dollars.
- Make sure they have a complete "back up" extra sound system and "stand by" back up person just in case something happen to the equipment or DJ prior or at the event.
- Ask about their music library and make sure they have a system in place "online" for you to select and submit your paperwork and music requests. This removes any misunderstandings and "lost" paperwork.
- Make sure you read and sign a contract. Be comfortable with it and ask questions before signing anything.
- Do not pay with a check, use a credit card for a deposit. Just in case they disappear, you can get that money back from your bank.
Bottom line... The music and entertainment is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A SUCCESSFUL AND FUN WEDDING. Do NOT choose your entertainment on price.
Did you know??? The Wedding DJ is the most important service you will hire among all of the services you hire for your wedding day. Therefore, it is recommended that you base your final decision on the tips and suggestions above. Keep in mind, the DJ entertainment will make or break your wedding. Good luck!
Written by Party Masters Entertainment of Scottsdale, AZ
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