Booking your DJ seems to cause a huge problem for many people.
I'll start with when as how has a very long answer!
Many Wedding sites and guides seem to suggest three to six months in advance. Unfortunately, and whilst I may not please a lot of Brides to be, this information is absolutely rubbish!
We have just turned into September and my diary for 2018 is already a quarter full for weekends (i.e. Fridays and Saturdays) with some bookings having been taken over twelve months ago.
For Christmas events in December 2017, I was fully booked by the first week in February.
What do you look for when you hire a DJ?
It’s a very important question when making your decision for
a supplier or a venue.
There are some real classic ways that people will try to
save money on other areas but the last place you should be looking to go cheap
is in the line of entertainment. It seems a topic brought up in many places be
it for a Wedding, Birthday or Corporate Event – and I’ve dealt with many
clients from all backgrounds with the attitude that either my price is right or
I’m too expensive – I’ve never been told I was too cheap, which must mean I
have my pricing in the right area for those willing to pay for the most crucial
part of any occasion.
I've been having a discussion with many other companies over whether the art of DJ-ing is now a dying art due to apps and laptops.
Over the years, I have always used CD - I admit the current music for the last two years is now laptop based but I use a digital mixing desk for any laptop based songs - and I will continue to use CDs at every event I work at. My reason is obvious. A CD can skip and you can get away with it, a laptop can crash and that ends your night. However, many are prepared to take this risk.
Many people believe that a DJ will turn up, play music, fill a dance floor, say a few things on the mic, pack up and go home.
In reality, it is a lot, lot more when you are booking a professional and dedicated DJ who lives by their profession and doesn't get do it for beer money!
In May this year, we were booked to work at a Wedding in August at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.
So how did we prepare, set-up and work at this event?
Well, it start with a one hour no obligation meeting to showcase what we could do and how we could fit in the budget of the couple.
Being a Wedding DJ may sound like an easy job!
People can see (and will see) a 'DJ' turn up shove up two speakers and a couple of lights, plug in a lap top and off they'll go
We have always worked with the professional attitude that this is never the way to do things.
Every set-up we put together for a Wedding Reception is designed to befit your Wedding and your budget.
Our Wedding preparations don't start with a simple 'turn up on the night' attitude. We build your Wedding Reception with you - helping you along the way to ensure you have the perfect day.