Is this what you think of when you think of a DJ?

Bad DJWhat do you vision when you think Disc Jockey? More times than not, couples speak to me about horror stories of the tacky DJ at a wedding. Apparently, people have seen way more “BAD” examples of entertainment than “Good” examples. I find myself constantly explaining that our staff is a class act and represents our clients in the most professional manner possible. It’s not fair for people to paint with a broad and total stroke but that’s just the way it is. The general population has a fairly negative view of what a DJ is and really does at wedding receptions.

Unfortunately, tacky “cheese balls” give an overall bad rap to our entire DJ industry. To combat making a mistake please consider these few tips:

1. Always ask to schedule a consultation to meet the actual performer of your wedding. Not a sales rep for the company.

2. Look into references and reviews. WeddingChannel.com / WeddingWire.com / WeddingReports.com are fabulous resources to do some investigation.

3. Look into company history. How long have they been in business? Chances are that if they have been around for 10 years or more, they are of consistent quality. Fly by night DJs tend to come and go like the changing tides.

4. Never assume that a DJ is a commodity! DJs are not cars and are very different from one to the next. Assumption that every DJ does the same thing leads to commodity shopping and pricing…… which leads to #5

5. Never ever book a DJ completely on price. This leads to drastic mistakes that can lead to a regret of a lifetime. Sure, it’s always great to get a deal and/or shop for value, but choosing a DJ exclusively on the lowest bid will be the crack in the foundation which will ultimately weaken your wedding reception celebration!

Please take a look for yourself at what can be yours if you choose the wrong curtain.

 

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