Hiring a DJ?
If we had one piece of advice to give to someone who needs to hire a DJ it would be to research, research, research. A good DJ can take an event from mundane to a major hit! However, there are so many different styles and options available, and not every DJ will be able to make your vision come to life. We’ll explore what to look for in a DJ for your event.
First, make sure to talk to potential DJs! Personality plays a huge role in setting the mood for your event. A DJ should be able to express the desired feel of the occasion through music and engagement with the audience. To get to know a DJ better, ask questions about their career or even their hobbies. Why did they become a DJ? What they do in their free time will tell you a lot about who they are and whether they will be a good fit for your event.
Next, understand how they will build a playlist!
- Will they stay strict to the songs chosen by the host or will they add in songs as well?
- Will they be making all of the announcements at the event?
- How will they handle song requests from attendees?
- Will they add in any of their own games/activities?
- Do they have enough music to keep people dancing all night long?
Asking questions like this will uncover more about how the event will go and keep both parties aware of expectations.
People commonly hire DJs for weddings, corporate events, and private parties such as birthday party DJs, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Anniversary parties, and graduations.
Finally, read through the contract. Yes, that seems obvious, but knowing timelines, costs, and potential add-ons will give you a full picture of what packages are available. The contract should provide a rough timeline including set-up and tear-down so the venue can be informed. It should also include if any additional meetings are required before the event to finalize playlists and timelines. Additionally, the contract should have a record of all add-ons needed such as up-lighting, custom monogram, and lights for the dance floor. Many DJ companies offer additional tech to enhance the atmosphere. The options are endless! All that’s needed is a DJ to make it all come together.
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