What is important to remember when hiring a DJ?
"Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, MC ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.
Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to over $5,000.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.
A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for “4 hours”. Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up/tear-down (totals about 3-4 hours of DJ's time), education, and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion." -American Disc Jockey Association, A.D.J.A.
So, you're saying that my DJ will be working for me even before my event occurs?? We say YES! One of Global Spinner's goals is to educate the community about the specialized trade of a DJ, what it really takes to get the job done (cause it "aint easy"), and how important it is to pick the right DJ.
Many people go for the cheapest DJ they can find, only to later regret what a serious decision they made. Why spend more on personalized napkins and little details that guests will soon forget when you could spend more on the entertainment, music, and lighting that everyone will remember?
In your gorgeous wedding pictures for futures to come, do you want to see shots of people nibbling on thousand-dollar gourmet cake and admiring your fancy crystal wine glasses... or do you wanna see grandma out getting down on the dance floor because the DJ remixed a funky Frank Sinatra song for just for her?
During your beautiful celebratory reception would you rather have silk table cloths that meticulously match the periwinkle ribbon on your bouquet.... or have gorgeous ambient floods of your color glowing on the walls around you while musically synced LED lights dance magically across the dance floor with your closet friends and family dancing their booties off and having the time of their lives? It's a decision you are going to have to make and it's all about what is most important to you and your needs. We strive to point out the realities that have been overlooked by brides and grooms for years. You only get married once, let's do it right!
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