your wedding dj & mc
So the wedding planning has begun for a friend, a family member or maybe it is your own special event. You have gotten in touch with a few DJ’s & you’ve received quotes ranging from $500 to $1500. So what are you getting for the difference in the price?
There is several factors, but largely the price difference is experience and the quality of the performance you will get. The amateur (IPOD or bedroom DJ), the “$500 DJ” may have some experience doing shows for their mates, or mates of mates but have they had much experience running an event as important as yours? And if they do, what is it that they actually do on the night?
A Professional DJ will not only entertain the crowd but will often MC, having done this for many years. We at Weddings Parties Entertainment have found that being a successful event DJ & MC is a lot more than just arriving on the night setting up equipment and playing some tunes, it all about producing an atmosphere of fun and excitement, as well as creating the magic moments that you will remember for a life time.
As professional entertainers we do a lot of things prior to your special day so you get the event you have always dreamed of. This includes providing you with an exclusive online planning portal, so that at any time you think of something you can add it to the planner and its not forgotten, assisting you with your introductions, and music selections, working out the timing of your dances, liaising with your venue about access for setting up, and layout options that will work best to ensure you have a full dance floor.
Often clients look at entertainment Packages ranging from $500 to $3, 500 plus and see roughly 5hrs of music and that is it, a professional entertainer will often spend anything from 2-3hrs setting up prior to the reception, and another 1-2hrs packing up afterwards. At Weddings Parties Entertainment we often spend 10 to 20hrs planning your dream event before we even setup on the night of your event.
Ok so there’s a lot of work that a professional DJ does behind the scenes that an amateur DJ will not do for you, but really will your guests notice the difference between the amateur DJ and the professional DJ?
Absolutely!! they will. A professional DJ reads the crowd, changes music to ensure you have people engaging with the music by dancing and enjoying themselves rather than sitting at tables waiting for an excuse to leave. A professional wedding DJ will be three steps ahead, they will be focusing not only on great music but also the 1% that alters a good night into a magnificent night, that’s remembered for the ages. Our professional Wedding DJ’s have years of experience and this shows not only in their execution of events, but also in the way they conduct themselves both during the planning stages of your wedding and also on the day.
An amateur DJ may select the play list and simply press play. If something goes pair shape they have very limited skills to alter the atmosphere,
So should you risk your wedding on the $600 amateur DJ or is it worth changing the budget to get the professional DJ?
If you don’t want to spend the night worrying about timing of meals and dances clashing or that people won’t be up dancing then I think you already know the answer. It comes down to the old saying “You get what you pay for”.
At Weddings Parties Entertainment we don’t hide from our pricing, you can get a quote anytime you like by simply going through the online process on the website. The reason for this is that we believe our clients are much like ourselves. They are planning to be married and understand that entertainment matters and will form a critical part to their big day. We believe and feel that our clients are smart enough to respect and understand the true value we deliver.
We believe in what we do, and what we can do for you to make your event a truly memorable night…. yes I know, you’ve heard that before. However, how many others will offer you a money back guarantee? We DO!!
To truly understand what you are paying for, simply arrange a FREE no obligation consultation to see for yourself what a professional entertainer offers. At the very least you will be inspired by some of the things you learn.