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June 15 2013
Essentials of Wedding Receptions
June 14 2013
How To Find DJs for Parties
I’m sure you’ve thought of this one, but have you actually brought up Google, or whatever your favorite search engine is and start looking for DJs. There are a lot of great companies out there that allow you to hire DJs securely through their website. Not only can you hire a DJ securely, but you can also read reviews that other individuals wrote about the DJs, listen to some samples of their music and some of them even upload videos! One site where you can find a ton of DJs is BookTheBeat.com. They have a large selection of DJs for all types of events ranging from Weddings, Proms, Parties and everything in between. They’re worth looking at when it comes time to hire a DJ.
Ask Friends and Family
This one’s a no brainer, but seriously, have you thought about asking your friends or family for suggestions? Chances are that somebody in your family has gotten married recently and can recommend a great entertainer for your event. You may have even been in attendance and thought just how great the live music was at the event. If something is sticking in your mind, you should definitely ask your family and friends to see if they can recommend anyone. You never know, you might just find the DJ that you’ve been looking for by simply calling one of your relatives! If that’s not a piece of cake, I don’t know what is!
See If Your Venue Can Recommend Someone
If your renting out a venue for your party or whatever special event it may be, chances are they have a huge list of past entertainers who perform regularly at their venue. There’s not many places for DJs to look for work, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest spots they look for work is at venues in their area. If the venue likes the way the DJ performed, they’ll recommend them to new customers. If you haven’t asked your venue yet, it’s a good idea to give them a call and see if they can help you out with locating a DJ for your party.
Before you start searching for a DJ, you should set a budget for yourself. In doing this, you can weed out DJs that you’re not able to afford and just look for DJs in your price range. This will eliminate a ton searching that’ll need to be done. DJs can start as low as a few hundred dollars and go upwards of thousands. A lot of times, you get what you pay for, but ultimately, the choice is in your hands.
I can’t stress this one enough. You really need to ask your DJ what type of equipment they own and will be bringing to your party. You may think you’re getting a great deal on a $300 DJ, only to find out that they show up to your wedding with an iPod dock. Professional DJs will have lighting and sound systems that most likely cost them thousands and thousands of dollars. Even better than asking what they have, you should really ask them to send you photos of their equipment. This is why booking a DJ online is a great idea. A lot of the sites you can book them on allow the DJs to upload images, and most of them upload images of their setup.
This is probably the biggest thing you’ll need to consider. If you want your DJ to play all of the latest hip-hop music at your party, but they only play country music, you’ll be pretty upset the day of your special event. A lot of DJs will allow you to provide them with music of your choice. So, if you find a DJ you really want to hire, but they don’t play the type of music you’re looking for, you can always ask them if you can provide them with the music. I’d bet that almost all of them will say yes and gladly play the music of your choice. If not, you’ll just have to keep looking!
This article is a great starting point when you’re trying to find a good DJ for your event. It’s definitely not an end all be all, but if you’re completely lost when it comes to hiring a DJ, following these guidelines will definitely have you headed in the right direction. Good luck in your search and I hope you find the entertainer you’ve always dreamed of!
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