Top 10 Booking Tips
Below are a few tips on booking a DJ. Please remember when booking a Mobile Disco & a Wedding or Party DJ, you are paying for their experience and expertise to provide the right music for you and your party! The Party DJ & disco is probably the most important part of the function making your event really special. It may look easy, but being an all-round entertainer who reads the mood and plays the right tunes at the right time takes experience.
1: Available for my planned date?
Established DJs can be booked up for months if not years in advance for key dates in the calendar. So the secret here my friends, as soon as you have booked the venue, look to book your wedding DJ as soon as possible!
2: How Much?
A quality Wedding & Party DJ will cost on average between £350-£600 for the evening and there are other factors involved that will vary the price, like midweek functions, more lighting and sound, extras etc! Please remember, you generally will get what you pay for. It could well be worth spending that extra few pounds on the right DJ to make sure your event goes off with a BANG!
3: Do You Have Public Liability Insurance
4: Meeting Up?
5: Experience and Venue?
Ask the DJ as many questions as possible relating to you function and what you want to achieve, get a feel for their experience they have. Try to book a DJ who has played a similar function at the venue you have booked for your party. Most function DJ's will know most of the venues in their area but if not they may phone or visit the venue beforehand to check out where to set up, electricity supplies, parking facilities, etc.
8: Should your DJ Play Requests & Playlists?
9: Illness Or Not Able To Make It On The Day?
10: Lastly - If Possible, Book Directly!
Some Mobile Discos in etc may sub contract jobs to fellow DJ's. Check that the DJ you are booking is the DJ that will be turning up at your event. If you going to book through an agency or use the in-house DJ at hotels etc, ask when the DJ is playing next so you can check them out first!