*Why hire a Dj when I can rent a sound system and use a Ipod?
A survey done by the St. Louis Bride and Groom magazine found these very interesting stats:
1. 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
2. Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
3. During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site. Entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
4. When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
5. 65% of couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding said, if they had it to do over again they would have chosen a DJ.
No Ipod can monitor, program and control the flow of your event the way a truly experienced Dj can.
*Why do you have fixed rates?
When you shop around for your DJ, you’ll find that most companies WILL NOT post their prices on their website or flyer. Why is that? Because most companies base their prices on what they think the client can afford. Meaning, if you’re having your reception at an expensive country club, they’ll assume you can afford to spend more on the entertainment as well. It’s exactly like walking into a restaurant and the waiter won’t tell you how much your dinner is until you’ve ordered.
By offering a fixed rate we eliminate all the haggling from both parties and you as a client will never feel cheated from your DJ.
*What will you wear at my wedding?
I’ll be wearing attire fitting for the event. Of course in most of my weddings I’ve dressed in the usual slacks/dress shirt and tie, but there has been casual weddings where the bride and groom actually preferred me in jeans and a polo shirt. Hey, no matter how you’d like me to dress for your occasion you’ll still get the same professional service you deserve.
*How far would you travel and does it cost more?
I travel up to a 60 mile radius of our headquarters in Hercules, CA. After that it is $2.00 per mile (1 way). However, weddings in the Monterey, Lake Tahoe and anywhere 3hrs outside of our head quarters will require an extra $150 (to cover hotel) or a economy room at the same hotel as your party. So as an example, a wedding in Monterey (which is 260 miles away) would cost an extra $300.00 +1 economy hotel room.
In addition, weddings in certain parts of San Francisco such as downtown Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf as well as Sausalito are subject to a parking fee of up to $150.
*Do you beat mix or just let songs play out?
The ability to match beats not only keeps up the momentum on the dance floor but it also brings energy and excitement to your guests. I take great pride in my ability to keep people on the floor. I’ve spent years spinning at top Bay Area clubs and on the radio perfecting this craft.
*How is your set up presented?
Again, this is an area we take great pride in. With DeeJayPros, you won’t see us ever using silver duct tape or orange extension cords like other companies (that’s just tacky). If allowed, we’ll spend more time setting up per event to make sure our set up is clean and safe for you and your guests. Using materials like black heavy gauge power cords and black stage quality gaffers tape may cost us more but we feel it’s worth the added investment to give our clients that pro look.
*Do you bring back up equipment?
Our club quality sound and lighting system can take a beating but nothing is fail safe. Yes, we bring extra equipment from speakers and cables to light bulbs and even laptops to ensure your event will be covered.
*How many people do you bring along to the events?
This is a good question because often times banquet rooms need an exact head count (including vendors). Typically, If its just the basic sound system/wedding package, We’ll need 2hrs and I bring 1 assistant unless it’s a party of more then 250 people where extra equipment is needed, If there is lighting to set up or if there are stairs involved with no elevator. And last, if we are given under 2 hours to set up. Then I would bring 2 or more assistants according to the job.
*Do you provide a contract and are you insured?
A written detailed contract is provided to ensure both parties are protected. DeeJayPros are also insured with a $1,000,000 dollar liability policy and a certificate can be provided if needed. More venues are starting to require this from vendors, so make sure your DJ is insured.
*How do you handle payments?
I require a 30% deposit upon signing of the contract. Payments can be in the form of cash, check Major CC or Paypal. The remainder of the balance is to be paid 2 weeks before the event date. We accept Visa, Master Card, Am Ex, Discover.