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Picking a DJ Part I
So, you've decided to throw an event with a DJ. What's next?
This is actually as complicated or as simple as you want to make it. I'll take a look at many of the things you want to consider in detail in this series.
The easy way to hire a DJ or Emcee:
Ask a friend for a reference. If they liked them, it is more than likely that you will like them as well. Problem solved, right?
Many DJs will work 30-50 weddings a year. That means they probably knock at least a couple out of the park, and earn some word of mouth referrals that way. It is also possible that they do great work most of the time.
At the other end of the spectrum you may end up with an entertainer who rolls like this. Or like this. Phil Collins would be ashamed.
To avoid this variety of tragic event happening at your wedding or private event, make sure you interview your DJ. You should ask him/her about the types of music they are familiar with, their personal style, and their ability to work within your event's parameters.
Are you throwing a bachelor/bachelorette party with a few close friends? Maybe a house party with a rowdy group? How about a wedding on the beach? The DJ and their equipment should be flexible enough to handle any of these with ease.
Ask them about their music library. Is it filled with up-to-date pop and dance music? Does it have music appropriate for a quencianera or bar mitzvah? Make sure they have what you need for your event.
Make sure you do your homework when selecting a DJ. Ask questions, read referrals, and get reviews.
A great DJ will be happy to answer your questions openly and honestly, and will work with you to put on a great event.
Of course Chicago Movers and Shakers will be happy to speak with you about an event in Chicago. Just contact us.
Also check out our bartending and DJ combo services and prices to make planning your event one step simpler.
Hire a DJ in Chicago? Hire an MC in Chicago? Hire a bartender in Chicago? Chicago Movers and Shakers is ready to work with you.
To good times,
Author: Josh Law
Owner, DJ, Chief Mixologist, Party Motivator