Woot! Woot! It’s party time! Let’s do it up right. Big party, lots of food, all your friends. Maybe a D.J.! Great. Now, find one that’s appropriate for your particular party.
If it’s for younger people, teens or younger, it’s likely a good idea to ask the D.J. if he has ‘vanilla’ versions of the current music. Just because the kids have heard it all it doesn’t the kid’s parents and others attending have. It also means they likely don’t want to hear music their parents like. Also, find out if he has experience with younger children or youth.
Maybe it’s an anniversary party, does he have music that will be appropriate for love birds, or maybe music that will take them back to the time they met.
Hiring a D.J. for a private party means he is coming to your home or venue you have hired. Ask for references. You don’t want to have any kind of inappropriate behaviour which could have easily been avoided. Cost is almost always at issue and hiring the most expensive isn’t always necessary. Maybe hiring someone with a bit less experience will work out for both of you; you save some money and the D.J. gets experience.
How to Hire an Event DJ for a Party or Special Occasion So you’re having a party? Great! Everyone loves a Party! If you’re trying to decide if you should hire a event DJ for your party, I’d like to help. Here at Elegant Event Entertainment, our DJs make the bulk of our living as Wedding DJs, but we all still DJ for parties in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, a ton of them in fact. Since so much of our marketing is directed to Brides and Grooms, I thought it was time to write an article for those of you who are having a party or special occasion which might require a DJ Service. I speak for all of our DJs when I say, We believe Every Party would benefit from hiring a DJ…but…I’m going to give you some tips on how to decide if you really need a DJ, and if you do, what you need to look for and questions you should ask when hiring a DJ for a party.
First thing’s first! What type of party are you having? Is it a Birthday Party? DJs for Birthday parties can be great, but not every birthday party is created equally. Is this a sweet 16, a 21st, 40th, 50th, 60th? You get the idea. Milestone Birthdays are typically more emphasized than an odd numbered birthday. And there’s a big difference between a 16th and a 21st birthday, or a 40th and a 60th birthday for that matter. So, when you’re hiring a DJ for that special Birthday party, consider these tips:
Having a D.J. for your big event can be an easy and relatively inexpensive way to provide music for your guests. There are a few things to keep in mind to make it all run smoothly.
Have a plan. Know the type of D.J. you want, the type of music you want and be aware of the guests coming. It’s important you understand each other. Have your budget in place. Look around for someone within your price range. Ask about other costs, like transportation or other costs. Be sure to find out how much equipment he has. Space as well as electrical needs will need to be factored in. Hiring someone for cost alone may not be the wisest decision. Low cost can mean low quality equipment and inexperience.
Don’t jump on the first on who is available. He may not have any experience at all.
How to Hire a Disc Jockey for Your Wedding: 10 Steps A DJ is a crucial ingredient to a wedding as they can make your reception enjoyable and memorable through their ability to entertain guests at your reception through skillful playing of different kinds of music. The goal of this article is to guide you through everything that needs to be considered when hiring a DJ for your important day.
Be cautious about hiring family or friends. Hiring someone within your circle may be doing them a favour but you may not being doing yourself one.
Be clear on what you want, if you have a theme and the appropriateness of the music choices and your party will be the talk of the season.