Help With Booking Your Isle of Wight DJ
Don’t know where to start? That’s understandable. Most people don’t book DJs that often so here’s some tips on what to ask to make sure you make the right choice for your special event.
Are They Available For Your Date?
Begin your phone call by indicating the date, time, and location of your event. If they’re unavailable there’s not much point prolonging the call but you could ask them to recommend other DJs.
How Long Have They Been a DJ?
A professional, experienced Disc Jockey will be able to plan & smoothly guide your celebration from start to finish allowing you to relax and enjoy the party.
What Type Of Music Do They Provide?
A professional DJ will have a vast selection of music and will adapt to almost any situation. It might sound obvious, but it is worth checking! Make sure your DJ will have the music YOU want!
Will They Play Requests?
It’s your party! You want someone who takes an interest in what YOU want. You want a DJ who is flexible so that any request from your guests can be fulfilled, providing it meets your acceptable music criteria. A professional will concentrate on quality of the sound, not quantity and will spend time on the night ensuring that your seated guests can talk comfortably while others are dancing.
What Is Their Technical Expertise?
You are paying money for a professional and they should have quality equipment and know how it operates. Make sure it’s all professional equipment, not home stereo or consumer grade. There is a difference!
Do They Have Public Liability Insurance?
Many venues now insist that all entertainers have their own insurance. Accidents are extremely rare but for peace of mind it’s worth checking that the entertainment you book does have the necessary cover – or you could be liable if damage or injury is caused by the DJ you have hired. Many hotels now have a policy of refusing entertainment if they cannot produce evidence of suitable insurance (check the small print of your venue hire documents).
Do They Have Back-up Equipment?
Even professional equipment can fail on occasion. Usually, only the top-notch pros invest the extra money to ensure that everything works and backup systems are in place. Booking a reliable Disc Jockey is a very important decision for the success of your event.
How Much Do They Charge?
Not surprisingly, most professional, reputable DJs charge more for their services than a hobby DJ who is just looking to make a few extra pounds on the side. Question a company that is low in cost… there’s a good chance you will be putting the success of your event at risk in order to save a few pounds. Also, keep in mind all the time and money you already have committed to your event and the impact the DJ has on how everything turns out. If a family friend offers to do it for less than a reputable, experienced, professional DJ, think twice before jumping at the lower price. For most wedding receptions it is the combined efforts of many professionals who work together to ensure your day is successful. Your evening is as important, so choosing a professional Wedding DJ is always a good investment.
Do They Issue A Written Agreement?
If not, why not? If a DJ is serious about his business, he will want an agreement and a deposit. The agreement should offer a guarantee that he will show up on the day and will perform for the times you have decided on. If there’s no deposit and no agreement, there’s nothing to bind him to your event. A professional DJ will insist on a deposit to confirm your date and a booking agreement is your protection.