Selecting Your DJ
CHOOSING BETWEEN A PROFESSIONAL DJ OR USING AN IPOD?
Which is best for you will depend on your goals, budget, and time. Let us explain the pros and cons of both choices.
If one of your wedding priorities is to have a remarkable party with LOTS of dancing at the reception, hiring a professional wedding DJ is your best bet. We have professional sound equipment. We’re able to read and respond to the crowd during the event. We confidently make improvements to the playlist and we know how to engage your guests at just the right moment to keep the party going.
We’re practiced hosts who emcee and keep the event moving forward at the right pace.
If you’re a crazy busy couple, hiring a DJ is absolutely the right choice for you. Trust us, planning a solid playlist that covers 5+ hours and includes songs for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and receptions takes a lot of research and time to put together. There’s no reason to add more to your plate when your daily life is busy and you’re also planning a wedding!
The DIY route might be right for you if you’re super specific about your music choices, don’t need ceremony sound or speakers, and/or dancing isn’t a big priority for your event. There’s lot of guides on how to do this yourself.
But we’ll end on this note… Ask your friends on social media the 2-3 memories that they remember from the last wedding they attended.* You’ll find that the majority of people remember music and dancing (or the lack thereof). And if the sound was too loud or if they couldn’t hear the ceremony or speeches clearly — we guarantee they’ll mention THAT.
Ultimately, the wedding is for you. It’s your special day.
But if ensuring your guests have a great time is a priority, remember: They’re choosing to spend their day celebrating with you. We encourage you to hire a professional rather than going the DIY route.
(*Fun side note: We’ve found that people mention the lack of a bar when we asked this question. Luckily, that isn’t our issue but we thought you might like to know.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A GREAT WEDDING DJ?
On the practical side of things, we’d say that listening and then honoring the client’s requests and vision is number one. If we have concerns, we may challenge you to consider our point of view — but we’ll also explain our reasoning and you always have the final call.
It’s your event. We always honor your preferences and wishes.
A wedding requires a DJ that is comfortable with public speaking and has a clear and understandable voice. Look, a wedding DJ isn’t a nightclub DJ. They’ll need to make announcements in addition to put together a thrilling playlist. As much as you don’t want a cheesy DJ, you also don’t want a shy one.
Sophisticated DJs understand that the guests want to be able to talk and hear each other during the reception. They understand how to setup their systems for the venue so that they’re heard clearly, but not overwhelming the private conversations.
But you know else what makes a great wedding DJ? Someone who loves people and 100% loves their role in making a couple’s day immensely special. Someone who still has the love for great music, smooth sound, and a packed dance floor. Someone who isn’t simply going thru the motions or pushing buttons, but is having a good time themselves.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS?
We could tell you how we pride ourselves in ensuring that the off-beat weddings, with free-spirited couples who dance to their own drum and include thoughtful and personalized touches throughout the day, are taken care of.
We could tell you how couples who desire stunning traditional weddings are also catered to, with music selections tailored just for them!
We could share how we’re stellar at creating captivating playlists that will have your guests smiling, toe-tapping, and dancing the entire time.
Or how we’re sound artisans who have invested in top-shelf sound equipment, with an insanely huge library of varied music to choose from. (And if we don’t already have it, we’ll happily get it for you.)
All of these things are TRUE.
But what makes us different from our competition?
We’d rather hear about you and your dreams for your upcoming wedding. Our main goal when interviewing prospective clients is to see if we’re the right team for you and your event. It’s all about you, not us. That’s how we’re different than the bulk of our competitors.
WILL YOU MEET WITH US BEFORE WE SIGN THE CONTRACT?
Absolutely. It’s important that you ‘click’ with your DJ and trust us to meet all of your needs.
We prefer to talk with all prospective clients before signing contracts. This allows us to make sure we’re able to meet your needs.
We can meet with you either in-person (if you live here in SWFL), or we can speak with you over the phone at your convenience.
DO YOU DJ FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS ON THE SAME DAY?
Our company policy is to host one wedding per day. When you hire us, you’re paying for a high-class wedding host. We believe that working two events on the same day is a conflict of interest. You can feel confident that we’ll give your event our full attention, energy, stamina, and focus.
WILL YOU HOLD OUR DATE WHILE WE INTERVIEW DJS?
Once you reserve your date with us online or over the phone, we pencil you in and allow you one initial two week grace period. This is a great time for you to interview DJs and make a final decision.
That said, until we get your deposit and a signed contract, that date is still open.
However, if another couple reaches out to us with that same date during that grace period, we’ll notify you and give you the first opportunity to reserve our services.
WHY ARE YOUR SERVICES SO EXPENSIVE?
We’re professional wedding hosts and polished DJs with over 20 years of combined experience.
We’re an active part of the local wedding industry. We personally know many of the local wedding coordinators and have experience at many SWFL wedding venues.
We understand the flow of a great wedding. Trust us when we say we’ve seen it all. We can easily handle any scenario that arises with grace and professionalism. This is our full-time business and as such, our reputation is important to our success. We proudly strive to leave every client impressed and every wedding a success.
As professionals, we invest in expensive top-notch sound equipment. We provide our own liability insurance, and we also need reliable transportation. Every event requires hours of preparation, and we only book one event per day. When you break down our time and travel, our unparalleled wedding expertise, the cost of our equipment, and the time and attention you receive, you’ll find our packages are in fact surprisingly reasonable.
WHY ARE YOUR SERVICES SO AFFORDABLE?
We’ve been told that some competitors charge more for their services. You may wonder if their services are worth the increased price and why we’re so reasonable.
We do not have a storefront or a big show room. We do not need a warehouse to secure our equipment. Thus, our overhead is much smaller and we can keep our rates reasonable, while providing five star service. Our rates are simply based on our expenses and what we think is fair.
HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD WITH BOOKING WITH YOU?
The next step is to Check Our Availability using our easy online tool.
If your date is still available, you’ll be able to obtain a quote instantly online. We’ll also contact you via phone within two (2) business days to see if you are interested in setting up your complimentary consultation with us.