Selecting the wedding DJ & MC for your very special wedding day is a big decision; choosing who will interact with your guests, make announcements on your behalf, keep your reception running smoothly–you are basically hiring the person who will make or break your reception!
The reality is simple:
- Low priced DJ’s are typically bad.
- Average priced DJ’s are typically “average.”
- Professionally priced DJ’s are usually the best.
Now ask yourself:
1. How important is your wedding day to you?
2. How important is the DJ/MC toward the success of your reception?
3. If the DJ/MC I hire is bad and ruins my wedding, will my fiance and I be fine with that since we saved a few hundred dollars?
The big question: How much should I budget for my DJ? Here is the FORMULA for determining your budget for your DJ. Don’t just simply pull a number out of the air. Take a few minutes to answer the following 3 questions and it will help you hire the perfect DJ for your budget!
1. Find out the AVERAGE cost for DJs in your market (the AVERAGE in Orange County and Los Angeles is $1319 to $1758–Click Here For The Source.)
2. Use the scale below to determine the quality of DJ you want for your wedding day.
A Low Priced DJ = A Low Quality DJ
An “Average” Priced DJ = An “Average” DJ
A Professional Higher Priced DJ = A Professional High Quality DJ
3. Set your budget for one of the following DJs:
A Low Quality DJ
An Average Quality DJ
A High Quality DJ
That’s it! Now you will know, without a doubt, the QUALITY of the DJ you will be putting in charge of your one and only wedding day.
I hope this helps you find the perfect Wedding DJ/MC for you!
James Loram | DJ/MC/Wedding Planner
Last Dance entertainment
You will get what you pay for. There’s no way around it. And why would you risk it (to save a few hundred bucks) on such an important day?!?!
If you’ve budgeted $800 to $1000 for your entertainment–why are you paying so much? Why not get a DJ for $400? why not $50 per hour? Because the truth is, DJs in this price range are very much the same. Make it a point to budget enough for your DJ/MC so you end up with a professional company.
“The DJ Can Make Or Break Your Wedding Reception.”
How many times have you heard this statement? The thing is, I have never heard it about any other wedding profession. For instance:
“The flowers can make or break your wedding reception.”
“The cake can make or break your wedding reception.”
“The food can make or break your wedding reception.”
Even “The photographer can make or break your wedding reception.” As important as the photographer is, I’ve never heard this stated.
I understand the importance of what I do, which is why I take my job so seriously!
Because of the amount of personalization I provide, I am slightly more than your “average DJ.” Now, if you would be happy with an “average DJ” I am definitely not what you are looking for. And as you probably know, when it comes to DJs, just like most things, price truly does determine quality.
So, don’t ask, “What are your fees?”instead ask “What do I get for your fees?”
Also, USE THESE DJ QUESTIONS when trying to find the BEST DJ for your wedding.
This is it. Your one and only wedding day…
You do not get a second chance…
Invest in a professional who guarantees your wedding will be…Awesome!
Hopefully you care enough about your wedding to avoid the part-timers, amateurs, and friends who are willing to DJ for free. I have heard too many horror stories from couples who tried the above only to regret their decision. The true professionals who strictly do this for a living have the experience and knowledge needed to GUARANTEE your reception will be fun (but not CHEESY), memorable (in a GOOD way!), classy (but not STUFFY), stress-free, well-organized, smooth-flowing, involving, and the list goes on and on.
A great man once said, “The amount you spend on your entertainment is directly proportional to the quality of entertainment you will receive which is directly proportional to the success of your reception.”
Call me today so you can have the best for your wedding at a price you can afford.
Last Dance entertainment