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Why You Should Always Hire a Professional DJ

Jan 7

Why Hire a Professional DJ

When it comes to entertainment for weddings and events, you have a lot of choices. You can hire a band, a quartet, a solo musician, a DJ, etc. Pricing for these entertainers vary, depending on a number of factors. 

Of all of the examples above, the DJ prices are the ones that vary the most. This is because there are DJs of varying skill levels. There is a low cost of entry to becoming a DJ, so new people try to become DJs all of the time. This causes prices to really vary. As expected, new, amateur DJs are going to be cheap, whereas professional wedding DJs will be more expensive. The saying "you get what you pay for" definitely applies here. Let's look at the differences. 

Pro Vs Amateur DJs

Professional wedding DJs are individuals or companies who are experienced in providing DJ services for weddings and other events. They will have all of the necessary equipment, such as high-quality sound systems, microphones, and lighting, and are skilled in selecting and mixing music to create the desired atmosphere for the event. They also typically have a backup plan in case of any technical issues, staff issues, or last-minute changes. 

In contrast, amateur wedding DJs may not have as much experience or professional equipment. Since they're just starting out, their equipment is usually entry-level, lower-priced equipment. When it comes to sound and lighting, low-priced equipment just won't do the job. You also have to remember the experience and skill level plays an important role when it comes to performing and playing in front of an audience. 

They also may be less reliable and may not have backup plans in place in case of problems. Many newer DJs don't provide contracts, either. They will do this, on purpose. This is just in case something higher paying comes along. It often does and unfortunately, these DJs will cancel on the lower-paying client, every time. 

It is important to carefully research and consider the level of experience and professionalism when choosing a wedding DJ to ensure that the music and overall entertainment at your event meet your expectations!