Did you know that most party organizers spend less than 3% of their wedding budget on entertainment? In a research of thousand of brides and grooms, when asked what they only remembered about their reception, 80% said that it was the entertainment.
Whether you are planning a wedding reception or an anniversary celebration, a business seminar or a fund raising event, entertainment is a define must to make the party a success. One of the most popular party entertainers today is the hired entertainment DJ. DJs have become the go to entertainers for parties and social event for a number of reasons.
Way to Find Quality Entertainment
Your DJ can have a tremendous impact on the success of your special occasion, such as your child party or marriage reception. Another way to have a horrible reception or just any other party is to call every DJ/MC in the contact list on your phone, just ask their price and hire the DJ with the lowest price. There is more to being a DJ than simply having “two turntables and a microphone,” and while many amateur DJs may have ads in the local paper or Craig’s list they can not always offer the level of professionalism you need to make you event a success.
There are a number of ways to find quality entertainment. The first and the best way is to hire someone you have seen at another reception where you were a guest. If the DJ did a good job then ask for their business card and hire them. The second is to ask friends or family members that had a great entertainment for their event. The third way is to call various entertainment companies or DJ companies and find out which will do the best job for you! You want to find the right person, not the right.
Match the Entertainment DJ to the Event
Many DJ service specialize in certain types of social events. Some are strictly wedding DJs, while other concentrate on corporate events or even children’s parties. What works for a wedding may not necessarily be suitable for a fund raiser. When considering a professional DJ service, look for one that has experience with the type of event you are planning.
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. So when you’re hiring a DJ for that special birthday party, consider these tips:-
If you’re throwing a kids birthday party, make sure the DJ is comfortable with and experienced with working with children. Also, be sure that the music is age appropriate. Ask the DJ if he has edited versions of current music, without explicit language. Also , if you plan to be really involved in the control of the music for your child’s party, make sure you explain that to the DJ ahead of time and be sure he understands and is ok with those constraints.
On the flip side, no matter the reason for the party, you don’t necessarily have to spend an arm and a leg and get the worlds most experienced and well known DJ. Perhaps you can hire a younger, less experienced DJ who is eager to improve his skills and his craft and who works well with clients, but just hasn’t had 5 or 10 or 15 years of pro DJ experience.
Hiring a DJ may be significantly cheaper than booking a live band, but it still requires a financial investment. Remember, the quality of equipment and performance will be reflected in the cost of the DJ. Cheap may save money but it may also result in a poor performance and a party embarrassment.
Apart from DJs, you can also think of additional entertainments like hiring an age- appropriate bouncy castle from Bouncy Castle Hire in Grimsby