It has been said that money makes the world go ’round. This is very true, especially when you are planning an event like a wedding. When looking for a wedding dj, you will find that you can spend quite a bit of money on a DJ or you can pay a fraction of that cost on another DJ. You may be tempted to hire the cheaper DJ and use the money you have saved on other things. But not so fast……..
In order to understand why this might not be a good idea, you need to know a little bit about the wedding entertainment industry. The goal of any small business, including the entertainment industry, is to make a profit. Wedding DJs earn a profit for providing entertainment at weddings. This sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Here is where it gets tricky though. In order to get business, DJ companies may quote an incredibly low price to a bride and a groom to appeal to their wedding budget needs. Then, in some instances a DJ agency is left to try to find a DJ that will actually want to work the gig for that amount of money.
In some cases, a DJ service may be looking for djs for wedding as late as days before! While you may think you are getting a good deal, you may actually not be getting a deal at all. In fact, you risk not having the DJ show up at all for your event. Even if you do get a DJ to show up at the last minute, you will be faced with choosing any wedding DJ that is available. This may mean hiring a wedding DJ that isn’t very experienced, or even very good.
The good news is that you can take steps to make sure that your entertainment isn’t a disaster. First of all, ask questions about a DJ service before booking. Find out if the DJ works alone or with a group. In addition, do not rely on verbal agreements! It is important to sign a written agreement with the DJ when booking.
Finally, and most importantly, remember that if something seems to good to be true, it usually is.