The life of the party is not the best dancer on the dance floor, it’s the person who is controlling the music. Or maybe that they aren’t the life of the party, but who DICTATES the life of the party. Your DJ will determine the mood of the party, the quality of dancing (sorta), and the overall experience. As such, you’ll want to make sure that you choose the right DJ, or entertainer, for the party that you’re throwing. But…how do you do that?
Do your DJ research
When you are looking around online, you’ll find that quite a few DJs like to specify what kind of events that they will work. For example, some prefer the more controlled office and cocktail parties or perhaps farewell and company parties. Other DJs prefer to do weddings or maybe the fun ones such as school dances and sweet 16s. Still others like to do it all.
Interview your entertainers
Even if they are a jack of all trades DJ, or if they specify in the event type that you are hosting, it’s still important to interview them. One of the best things that you can do during this interview is to describe how you want your party “catered” to from start to finish.
You should pay attention to the details that they focus on and try to get a sense for how it compares to your own expectations or hopes. This will help you to determine whether or not they’re the right fit for you. If you are not happy with your DJ, odds are you will not be happy with their services.
Understand what’s included and what’s not
Most DJs will offer partial service. Other entertainers — such as Jonathan Productions — offer the full scene when it comes to an event: laser shows, red carpet scenes, photo booths, lighting, confetti blasters, tee shirt launchers, videographers, nightclub lighting, food stations, etc. Understand what you’re getting and that it fits what you want and need for your party.
Ask for examples of work
Whether its testimonials or sample playlists that they have available for you to listen to, don’t be afraid to ask the DJ you’re considering for past experience samples or galleries that show off their entertaining! Any professional DJ will jump at the chance to show you what they’ve done. Anyone who starts to get nervous about the topic should set off alarm bells!
Get a feel for them as an entertainer
When you are meeting with them or talking with them, make sure that you get an idea for how they feel and how they would blend with your party or event. Are they relaxed in talking about what they do? Are they asking you questions about your event and what kind of music you’d like? This all helps you to see how they’ll adapt day-of.
Picking the right DJ will help you turn your event into a success, but you’ll want to make sure that you are choosing the right one for you as well as your event. Try to do your research, ask for recommendations, and focus on your gut instinct. This all will help you to determine just who is the right match for your needs as well as those of your event. We are sure that you will find Jonathan Productions to be the entertainer and DJ of choice. Contact us at (877) 811-8880.