DJs are one of the original entertainment choices that cater a wide variety of events and this is down to a number of reasons. Hiring a DJ can be one of the most cost effective ways to add an element of entertainment to your event and they are fantastic at getting guests involved and up onto the dancefloor!
Did you know that there are many types of DJ that you can book? This guide has been written to outline a number of the most popular types of DJ along with tips and advice on how to book one for your upcoming event.
Hiring an Event DJ is probably the most adaptable type of DJ as they can change their style to fit in with each occasion. Event DJs can cover a multitude of events from cocktail reception background music to full on crowd pleasing parties. Since they will have plenty of experience under their belts they will be well rehearsed in making announcements and talking to your guests so expect plenty of banter! Event DJs come fully equipped with sound and lighting equipment and can play from almost anywhere!
Karaoke is something you either love or hate, but even if you don’t fancy yourself on the mic, it’s always entertaining to watch others as they stand up and sing to the crowd. A karaoke DJ is trained to get guests involved, singing and up on the dancefloor and will provide all the necessary equipment to display lyrics on screen. They are extremely versatile and there is nothing to say you can’t have karaoke at your wedding evening reception!
Speaking of weddings… If you are planning your own wedding, you’ll be considering the different forms of entertainment that might be appropriate for your evening reception. Hiring a wedding DJ is one of the most popular choices among engaged couples as they can be a cheaper alternative to live music, yet still create a certain level of ambiance and of course interaction among your guests.
A great wedding DJ will be comfortable with making announcements, including welcoming you to the room as husband and wife and calling you up for your first dance. They each have certain techniques they use to get people up onto the dancefloor and to really let their hair down!
If you are hosting your event in a nightclub, you might want to check if a nightclub DJ is included within your venue hire price. There are many DJs available to hire that specialise in nightclub entertainment and they are very professional and set the perfect tone for a party atmosphere. Nightclub DJs aren’t restricted to nightclub based events either, they can perform at any event. Their fast paced entertainment is perfect for upbeat corporate party entertainment or for birthdays for younger adults.
What to Ask a DJ before Booking
Before you hire a DJ for your event, it is worth asking them important questions to help make your decision on who to book. Examples of questions you might want to ask a potential DJ include:
- How much experience do you have in DJ’ing for my type of event?
- Do you have the necessary insurance, for example Public Liability Insurance?
- Is your equipment safe and tested and is your music fully licensed?
- Do you need anything special for setting up your equipment?
It is always advisable to meet with your potential DJ before booking so that you can check out their professionalism and make sure that you feel comfortable with them since they will be providing the entertainment at your event and speaking directly to your guests.
DJs will need space in order to set up their equipment so check with your venue to make sure there is enough space and electrical sockets for them to plug in their audio and lighting equipment.
How Much Does a DJ Cost to Hire?
As with all forms of entertainment, the costs of booking a DJ will ultimately vary depending on their experience and possibly time of year. DJs will be busier around the festive period, and their prices may increase around Christmas and New Year. Hiring a DJ is generally cheaper than hiring a live band or musician which makes them the perfect choice if you have a budget to stick to.
How Do I Book a DJ?
Booking a DJ is really easy when you use our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com – Simply search through all of our DJ listings to view each of their profiles and read about their experiences.
Read their testimonials from previous happy customers and some DJs will even provide audio or video samples of their DJ sets for you to watch. Once you’ve decided which DJ you’d like to contact, all you need to do is click on the “Contact/Request Quote” button on their page which will put you in direct contact with your DJ!
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