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Why should you need to hire a professional Wedding DJ for your special day?
Here’s the answer:


Music Selection

Professional DJs keep a staggeringly large library of music that they can draw on to create different playlists. This makes them invaluable when you want to play songs from a mix of genres, countries, and eras. The Internet may be large but there are still limits on what it can provide, and an inclusive, full-quality selection of music isn’t easy to amass. With this broad selection also comes the DJ’s professional opinion and assessment when discussing playlist options. A DJ can suggest song ideas that work well with your desired tracks, and they can even find specific versions of a song if you desire.

 

Equipment

A professional DJ comes with professional equipment. This means speakers capable of producing clear sound without distortion, microphones, soundboards, and other important tools of top-end quality. Additionally, professional DJs know how this high-end equipment works and can set up and run it without any risky “breaking-in” period. In the rare event that some sort of technical issue does arise, it’s likely that a professional DJ will have a backup plan in place to quickly repair or minimize any disruption.

 

Experience and Skill

A good, professional DJ can invigorate a dance floor and keep people partying throughout the evening. They have a mix of skill and experience that lets them read the flow of the room and adjust the music accordingly. Is it time to play a slower song and let people get food or dessert? Is now a good time to play a high-beat, thumping track, or should they go with the peppy pop number? Professional DJs can let the music ride the ebb and flow of the room like a wave, both responding to the needs of the audience and subtly encouraging them at the same time.

Expert Planning

One thing that separates a professional DJ from an amateur is the amount of expert planning that is done before the event even happens. A good DJ will consult with you prior to the big day to make sure all of the details are taken care of. This includes ensuring that the songs you specifically request are played when you want them played, making sure that the music adheres to your overall style or ethnicity, and taking note of anything you specifically don’t want.

Professionalism

Although it might be financially ideal to have your friend or family member manage the music for your event, it’s always best to go for a professional Toronto wedding DJ. These professionals have managed multiple events, and since they know how to read the crowd, they can adapt to your desired wedding theme; plus, having top-notch equipment allows them to make your event much more magical.

Professional wedding DJs are responsible for more than just the music; they coordinate the timeline, orchestrate the introduction and flow of events, and work with your other vendors to manage the guests and make sure the right song is played at the right time. It’s important to note that the music at your wedding can either make or break your day, so doing your research and finding a DJ you get along with will go a long way.

 

Lighting and Equipment

Professional DJ services from the live event and audiovisual companies have high-quality equipment that can transform the atmosphere of your venue. The quality of speakers, microphones, and audio systems would be prepared and tested in advance, and backups may even be prepared. You will feel more at peace knowing that professionals have the job covered, so you can focus on your big day.

In this age of technology, when anybody can be a DJ, much of the difference between a professional and an amateur, is in the equipment used by them. Professional party DJs use turntables, advanced music players, mixers, headphones, and other such equipment to create an atmosphere that is just right for the occasion.

Below are pieces of equipment every DJ worth his gig must have:

HEADPHONES

Having headphones is a must for any DJ, and having a good pair can drastically improve your executions. They are primarily used for cueing, allowing you to listen to the audition tracks without having to play them through the main speakers for the crowd to hear.

Which type of headphones should you buy? Technically, any type of headphones will do the job, but it really depends on how much you are willing to spend. Some of the most popular brands out there include Sennheiser, Pionner and Sony. We won’t tell you which model to buy specifically, but there are certain features you will want to focus on.

  1. Isolation – The main purpose of using headphones is to isolate the music from the main speakers. You will want headphones with a closed back to help with that as well as a loud, crisp sound. Read reviews and test out different headphones to see which one will work the best.

  2. Comfort – Since the headphones will be either around your neck or on your head for a long period of time, you’ll want something comfortable. If it starts becoming bothersome, it can affect your mixing and overall performance.

  3. Cable length – Make sure the headphone cable is long enough since you will be moving around when DJ-ing. At the same time, you don’t want it too long where it will get in your way or tangled on something.

  4. Durable – Having a solid, well-built pair will benefit you in the long run. Headphones take quite a beating since they are constantly in your bag, on your head and around your neck. They tend to fall on the floor once in a while also, so it can be worth it to spend a little more money on good headphones.

MIXER

What separates a good DJ from a mediocre one is his or her ability to mix songs appropriately. A DJ set should flow seamlessly from one song to the next, without the audience noticing any severe disruptions or silent pauses between songs. This is where the mixer enters the picture. If the DJs budget allows it, a mixer can come with an almost endless number of features.

PLAYER

The battle between the analogue and the digital player is forever but since there is no right or wrong in the world of DJing, everyone, from a professional DJs to amateurs can choose between the two. Most old-schoolers still prefer the vinyl players whereas the more modern DJs like to use digital equipment like MP3 file, laptops, and portable music players.

DJ SOFTWARE

There are different types of DJing software out there, and it’s difficult to recommend one over the other. The two main players are Traktor and Virtual DJ. While they generally do the same thing, certain DJs have a preference towards one over the other. Our advice is to try out the free trial versions of both and then determine which one you like the best before purchasing it.

CASES AND GIG BAGS

DJing involves a lot of travelling from one venue to the next, and in order to keep one’s equipment and gear in working condition, it is important to have protective cases when on the road. The amateur DJ who only works occasionally and rarely travels far from home may get on just fine with a set of gig bags that protect the equipment from bumps and scratches. A DJ who travels a lot to venues scattered over a large geographical area, may find it worthwhile to get hard cases. Hard cases are designed specifically to protect musical gear from being damaged on tour, where the equipment is usually carried back and forth under hard time pressure, and in all kinds of weather. Cases and bags are available in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges.

LAPTOP

Unlike gaming and video editing computers, DJing laptops are not nearly as demanding against today’s specs. The only thing the computer needs to do basically is be able to run the DJing software efficiently. It is safe to say that most of the new laptops out on the market will meet the needs of DJing, whether it’s a PC or a Mac. The minimum computer specs are 2GB of RAM, about 25GB of hard drive space, a processor with Core 2 duo or better, and a couple USB connections. With that said, there are some specs you will want to pay more attention to if you decide to purchase a new laptop. Otherwise, you can probably get away with using the one you currently have.

You want to learn how to be a DJ but that means more than wearing the ‘right’ clothes and knowing the right people. Of course those things will help you propel your DJ career forward but if you lack certain basic skills it won’t matter what you look like or who you know. No one will be handing out DJ gigs to you.

Even in this digital age of DJing a DJ who is in demand will have perfected certain skills that ensure big crowds, packed dance floors and a general good time all around. So before you get down about your lack of gigs, ask yourself do I have these necessary DJ skills?

1. KNOW HOW TO USE MIDI CONTROLLERS

With technology improving and moving at such a fast pace, a DJ now must know how to create dynamic and live remixes. Learn to use midi controllers to create multi-layer live remixes and use modern gear to make your sets stand out from the rest.

2. EXPERT OF NETWORKING ONLINE

DJs need to be able to market themselves while developing a brand and social media is one of the most effective manners to do so. Imagine the power of growing your following and then pushing them notifications of where you will be next. Bring the crowd wherever you go.

Social media also allows you to become a thought leader in the music space. Never ending discussions of music at social media giants like Facebook, SoundCloud and other blogs provides a great platform for DJs to show their creativity and knowledge. They can show their work, meet other artists, share their experiences, stay abreast with changing music trends, the emergence of new genres, and most importantly take part in a continuous learning process to enhance their artistry and skills.

3. KNOW HOW TO REMIX AND MASH-UP

If you aim to be the best DJ, you have to know how to mash-up, remix and produce your own music. Various software like Audacity and Pro Tools make the task a lot easier for today’s DJs.

4. CROWD READING

As a DJ you have one job; keep the crowd happy. The best way to ensure that you’re doing that is by learning how to read a crowd. If you can read the crowd then you’ll always know when it’s time to kick the energy up a notch or relax a bit until the room warms up.

This is a DJ skill you can learn inside or outside the DJ booth simply by watching. When you go to a club to hear another DJ, sit back and watch the floor. Take note of when the numbers on the dance floor start to dwindle and notice how the DJ responds. Then think about how you might respond.

You will need to determine if that empty dance floor is because they hate the Top 40 crap you’re playing or if it’s because the bar is suddenly empty. These things happen in waves and your job is to figure out when you need to do more and when you need to do less.

5. BE THE MUSIC!

It’s true every other person you meet is a DJ today. Even a kid can detail you how and from where to download songs; how to add simple effects from any open source music software; how to mix songs; etc.

Technically everyone is a DJ.

As a result, being a robot and playing a track just for the sake of performing your job is as dull as listening to music in a worn out Walkman. Be more physically and emotionally involved in music just like great examples of David Guetta, Avicii, DJ St. Louis and many others.

GUIDE TO BECOMING A DJ

Here in this article you get to learn the basic steps involved in becoming a successful DJ. You should note that being a DJ is not quite difficult; it’s becoming a good DJ that’s really difficult. 

Before we go onto the details of getting to the top of this career, there is a habit I’d like to discourage you from if you want to make waves in this business. That’s the habit of putting all the work away and reading every book there is on the shelf. Reading a book is good and it’s important that you get all the knowledge you can lay your hands on. However, when it comes to DJing, the best way to learn is by going out there and start practicing what you’ve read. You shouldn’t get comfortable in your bedroom.

All you need to become a successful DJ is written in these pages; so there’s no point procrastinating. You may just read this article and start practicing right away.

Here are the four necessary steps to becoming a successful DJ:

1. Get the necessary equipment

Truth be told, there isn’t much you can do in this career without the necessary equipment. The sad part is that most of these equipment are expensive, which is why you should only purchase the necessary ones. 

If you have access to any DJ equipment for practice, you should take maximum advantage of it. Practicing with someone else’s equipment may help you find out if you’re really passionate about the job; only then should you proceed to purchasing your own gear. 

Note: it is quite important that you don’t allow the process of acquiring equipment wear you out. If you’re really passionate for the job then you’ll either find a way to get the cash or find someone generous who can allow you practice with their equipment.

2. Acquiring the skill

If you are loaded enough to afford tuition at a DJ school, then that’s perfect. However, if you’re like the vast majority who don’t have access to this amount of money, then working under a professional would be quite a good idea. 

Most Djs are self-taught and chances that you’ll have to do the same are quite high. There are lots of resources out there on the internet at really low prices all you have to do is find them. You should start practicing whatever you learn from these lessons as soon as possible.

3. Getting your first gig

 Congratulations! You’ve acquired the necessary equipment and you’ve learned how to use it. It’s time to go into the real world and show them what you can really do – this is really the hard part. You have probably had one or two performances as favors for your friend, but what I’m talking about here is getting paid for the job. If you’re going into this business with the aim of making a living out of it then you are going to need guidance on getting customers.

It’s quite simple. All you have to do is go out into the streets and tell a few people what you can do (well, maybe a little more than a few). Except you already know the right people, you’ll need to market yourself if you have any plans of ever making a living out of this job. More often than not, you’ll find that you spend more time publicizing your services than actually playing music. This is a price you’ll have to pay if you intend to be successful.

4.  Growing a Career

Wow! So you’ve gotten the equipment, learned how to use them and you even played at the carnival and got paid for it. That’s really nice, but the hard part is far from over. You’ll now have to focus on getting more gigs and then larger ones. This requires a lot more marketing and consistency. 

However, one of nature’s fundamental laws states that the effort required to start something is greater than that needed to continue; it gets easier as you go on.. The truth is that you’ll need to continue marketing as top DJs are not necessarily the ones who have the best performances; they are simply the ones who know how to sell their services better than their counterparts. 

Just follow these really simple tips and you’ll be amazed at the rate at which you’ll grow in this business.

When planning your amazing wedding reception, you imagine there’s a certain atmosphere – a feeling of celebration in the air. Everyone is smiling, laughing, dancing, and generally having a wonderful time. That feeling only happens when you hire the right DJs to entertain the crowd!

When it comes to the right music and the right timing, Premier Entertainment is the right choice. When it comes to making sure all of your guests are having a fantastic time dancing – the Top 20 song choices right now are these hits:

Rank

Song Title

Song Artist

Year

Genre

1

Happy

Pharrell Williams

Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

2014

2

All Of Me

John Legend

Love in the Future

2013

3

Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Blurred Lines

2013

4

Uptown Funk!

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Uptown Special

2014

5

Timber

Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha

Global Warming: Meltdown Meltdown

2014

6

Turn Down For What

DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Turn Down For What

2013

7

Shake It Off

Taylor Swift

1989

2014

8

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran

x

2014

9

Shut Up And Dance

Walk The Moon

Talking is Hard

2014

10

Get Lucky

Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams

Random Access Memories

2013

11

Fancy

Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX

Fancy

2014

12

Wagon Wheel

Darius Rucker

Wagon Wheel

2013

13

All About That Bass

Meghan Trainor

All About That Bass – Single

2014

14

Suit & Tie

Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z

Suit & Tie

2013

15

Talk Dirty

Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz

Tattoos

2013

16

Can’t Hold Us

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton

The Heist

2013

17

Sugar

Maroon 5

V

2015

18

Best Day Of My Life

American Authors

Best Day Of My Life – Single

2013

19

Dark Horse

Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J

Prism

2013

20

This Is How We Roll

Florida Georgia Line Ft. Jason Derulo & Luke Bryan

Here’s To The Good Times

2013

1. We provide professional and exceptional performances. Every time. We have more than 100 years of combined DJ experience. We love helping happy couples and clients create truly unforgettable fun events. We have amazing references and a lot of our business comes from referrals and repeat customers.

2. It’s important to work with experienced event planners. Your wedding or event needs the most attention to detail that a planner can give. We are easily accessible via phone or email to help you plan your event, and the benefits and value of our service is unmatched. Everything is first class, from the planning to the performance. You’ll notice how awesome a wedding dance can be when DJ’s are using state-of-the-art, top-notch sound and lighting equipment.

3. We have original and fun suggestions for making your highly customized, incredibly detailed, and unique events that reflect your style. We hear your requests and want to share our experience to make your event perfect. These are the special touches you can only find with us!

4. We have a collection of the most dance-worthy music and up-to-date tunes. Not only do we have the best music collection on the planet, we also make sure the booth and DJ look good as well. This means that your event will look and sound the best.

5. One of the greatest benefits of working with a professional DJ service is the unlimited support during your wedding and event planning. You can contact us any time – we are available to answer any questions you may have or to help you with any aspect of your planning where you need advice.

6. The best equipment with full coverage insurance. As a professional entertainment company, we take great care and pride in our sound & lighting systems. We use the highest quality sound, lighting, and wireless microphones with back up gear built-in. We are fully insured entertainers and a member of the American Disc Jockey Association.

What most couples who are planning a wedding don’t know is that saving money by hiring an amateur DJ for your wedding comes with a high price tag.  Before you make a decision you regret, here are some things you need to know.

1. There’s a high probability that a cheap (or free) DJ won’t be in business by the time your wedding arrives.

Many low-priced DJs aren’t charging enough to support their own businesses for the long term; you’re just financing their hobby.  Meanwhile, your wedding is 6-12 months away or more.

We’ve received those calls from desperate couples who had a “friend of a friend” DJ cancel on them last minute.  It’s not pretty.

Do you want to risk the possibility that the cheapie DJ is bankrupt and out of business before your big day?

2.  Amateurs are less invested in their performance than a wedding professional.

The amateur DJ is doing it “for fun,” and if something goes wrong, it’s not a big deal.  A wedding professional, on the other hand, risks his entire reputation and livelihood with every performance.  One bad review can destroy his business and he knows it.

At one wedding, the DJ brought along his wife and newborn.  Their table was littered with McDonald’s bags and his wife decided to breastfeed the baby during dinner.

Would you rather have an entertainer who is 100% invested in his business and performance on your wedding day or someone who does it as a hobby?

3.  A wedding is a unique event that require the skills and experience of a wedding specialist for a smooth, flawless ceremony and reception.

It’s about more than just playing music.  Your wedding DJ is responsible for coordinating the timeline, orchestrating the introduction and flow of events, working with your other vendors, managing the guests, reading the crowd and making sure the right song is played at just the right time.

Even a DJ who is quite experienced in the club setting will be at a loss because she simply isn’t familiar with the flow of events and how to prevent disasters when something goes awry.

One inexperienced DJ mistakenly announced a special dance with the bride and her grandfather because he forgot to update his notes.  The entire family started crying because Grandpa had passed away two weeks earlier.

Are you willing to place the outcome of your wedding in the hands of someone who doesn’t “do” weddings for a living?

4.  Your guests won’t dance without an experienced entertainer who can read the crowd and keep the momentum going.

You have to play the right songs at the right time and in the right order to maintain dancing.  Oftentimes, the mood changes and your entertainer needs to change the program to maximize the dancing along the way.

If she can’t mix from one song to another, you’ll have gaps of “dead air” or awkward rhythms that will frustrate your guests and clear the floor.

Many couples think that providing an amateur with a set list of songs they love will be enough to make a fun wedding.  It’s not.  You need someone with experience to work with your requests and what your guests are responding to in order to avoid an empty dance floor.

One bride regrets hiring her DJ because he played “Unforgettable” five times during the wedding because he didn’t know any other slow songs.

Are you willing to sacrifice the fun at your wedding to save money on a cheaper DJ?

5.  The MC (the guy or girl on the microphone) has a huge impact on the mood and outcome of your party, for better or worse.

An obnoxious DJ with an abrasive voice will irritate your guests and dampen the mood of the entire party.  Professional DJs invest in vocal training and practice to optimize their performance.

I personally witnessed one DJ and embarrass everyone by making suggestive comments to the bride over the microphone.

Do you want just anyone acting as your wedding host or do you want a professional speaker you can trust?

6.  Your special events may not happen if you don’t hire a specialist who’s experienced in channeling the flow of events.

Who will direct your bridal party and guests at the ceremony?  Who’s going to line them up for introductions?  Who’s in charge of making sure the toasts, special dances and dedications go without a hitch?

Just having the equipment and knowing how to push play doesn’t guarantee the people wrangling skills you need for a fun, smooth reception.  In most cases, your entertainer is the one who makes sure your special events are executed as you’ve requested.

One inexperienced DJ forgot to bring the couple’s First Dance song; they were forced to dance to Barbra Streisand, who they can’t stand.

Will you risk leaving your special events to chance or do you want to ensure that everything is done according to plan?

7.  An amateur doesn’t have the experience to include your unique requests in a way that truly expresses your personality AND keeps people dancing.

You can’t make your guests dance to the songs you like if they don’t feel the same way.  Your DJ needs to read the crowd and have the experience to build sets of music around your preferences.

An amateur DJ can play the songs you request, but lacks the experience necessary to make it work.

One bride told us her DJ played the unedited version of Sexxy Back during dinner and had five minutes of dead air while he queued up the next song.

Do you want your guests on the dance floor all night or is it acceptable to have large chunks of time with no dancing?

8. An amateur DJ has inadequate or non-existent backup equipment, which means that if something fails you have no music at your wedding.

A fully functional backup system on the premises is essential to making sure you have music at your wedding no matter what.  Most amateur DJs won’t have a backup plan if a speaker blows or a laptop crashes.

We were approached at the end of one wedding by a DJ in the next room who asked if he could “borrow our speakers” because his were broken.

Are you willing to takes your chances without a backup on your wedding day?

9.  DJs who charge less invest less into their equipment, which means you have inferior sound and performance at your wedding.

A stereo system that sounds great in your living room doesn’t sound good in a spacious wedding venue.  Professional speakers and equipment are necessary for clear sound that has impact at low volumes, so your guests can speak at the tables even while the dance floor is thumping.

If you want your guests to actually hear your exchange of vows at the ceremony, you’ll need professional equipment and an onsite tech to make sure that happens.

One DJ showed up at a venue for the first time without ANY speakers or mixer because he’s been told that he could, “use the venue’s sound system” and he didn’t call ahead to verify.

Are sound issues like blasting music or impossible to understand audio acceptable on your wedding day?

If you’re not planning to have any formal events at your wedding, and you’d like a cocktail party more than a dance party, it may make sense to save money by hiring a non-professional.  But if you’re investing thousands of dollars on creating the perfect day, please don’t jeopardize it by hiring someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Your wedding day only happens once; make sure you hire a DJ who gets it right.

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Every bride and groom out there want to make their wedding as entertaining as they can for all the guests. The reception entertainment is a thing that couples approach differently – some use music and dancing, while others tend to go even further in order to help the people have a good time. Here you can see new and currently trending reception entertainment ideas.

Music has always been one of the most popular choices for receptions and it still holds its spot. If you manage to find the right wedding DJ that can really get the party going all of the guests will have a great time. However, if you find a non-experienced wedding DJ, you might just end up getting the mood down. This is why you should use a WeddingDJStLouis who specializes in these kind of events. After all, if you pick a Disk Jockey that usually goes to night clubs they would play the wrong kind of music for a wedding reception party. Making the right decision is important in order to make sure that your guests have a great time.

A good idea might be to ask the wedding DJ that you have hired to play more rhythmic songs and invite a dance instructor as well. This is a great opportunity if the bride and groom want to make all of the people get off their feet and straight to the dance floor. Hire a couple of professional instructors that will guide all of the guests through the steps of the dance, while in the background the wedding DJ St Louis is playing the appropriate music and you will end up with lots of fun and many laughs. Setting the right mood is critical for the entertainment of the gusts during the reception.

There are some couples that even decide to go further than simply music and dancing, and hire performers that set up a small show for the wedding reception. However, this will only work well if the show is in touch with the theme of the whole wedding. For instance, if you are having a luau reception, fire dancers would be a great addition for the show; for any Asian themed wedding you should have a Chinese dragon walking around; or maybe hire a group of Celtic dancers for your Irish wedding. The possibilities are endless, just make sure that the performance fits the whole theme because otherwise it would feel outlandish and strange. In addition, keep in mind that your main goal is to provide entertainment for the guests, and some of them might not enjoy certain types of performers. Make sure that you find ones which are suitable for all the guests, as you will probably have small children on the reception as well.

If your wedding reception is being held in the evening, a good idea for reception entertainment might be to end the whole thing with a great fireworks display. It could be a fantastic way for the bride and groom to make their way out. However, for really great effect this should be done during the evening because during the day the result won’t be the same. Of course, fireworks are also a bit of expensive so make sure that you have enough money left from the wedding budget before you decide on undertaking this endeavour. In addition, although you are trying to help the guests have a good time, you should not to all of it for them but rather for you. If you feel happy then they should feel happy as well.

This brings to the final tip – do not overdo it. There are many couples who fall for the trap that having more and more is always going to be better, however this is not always the case. Keep in mind that for many generations people did not do anything else than have dinner, a couple of drinks, and a few dances for their wedding reception entertainment. This is why sometimes keeping it simple might be your best approach to the whole thing. Hiring a good wedding DJ St Louis might be just enough to set the mood right and get everyone dancing. Finally, you should also be ready to dance as if the bride and groom do not step up on the dance floor first, nobody will do it. However, if you have the courage to go soon enough more and more couples will follow you.

 

Christopher Abell
DJ Chris Abell

Premier Entertainment Services, LLC
10805 Sunset Office Dr Suite 300
St Louis MO 63127

314-266-2666
www.abelldjcompany.com

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Nowadays, if you open up a magazine you are almost certainly going to come across some kind of pictures of a celebrity at some kind of a party. Well, as a matter of fact you do not have to be any kind of celebrity to have some pictures taken of you at a similar event. No matter whether the event that you are attending is hosted in a hotel, bar, social club, or even inside your own home, you can too have your own professional photographer to take picture of you during these times that you are enjoying yourself. There are some companies that can even offer you a combination of a DJ and photographer which can make your party really memorable.

If you are wondering why you would need a party photographer consider that you can later put these photos on your fridge magnets, presentation folders and even photo books. The can make a really excellent novelty gift for your friends or family, or you can send them to the party attenders afterwards in order to surprise them.

Having decided that you would like your party to be photographed and led by a professional StLouisDJ, then the next logical step is to find a company which offers these services. Of course, you are sure that you can always ask your friends for help with the bringing of the equipment, but the really good St Louis DJs and photographers are usually ones that bring these things on their own.

But, how exactly do you go about hiring a professional photo booth photographer and St Louis DJ. You might get some references from your friends and family if they have previously used such a company for their own parties, anniversary, or even wedding. Another option, which I think should be the one that you undertake, would be to turn on your laptop or personal computer and search for a photographer and dj St. Louis on the Internet. There you will find lots and lots of companies which are going to offer you these services. You should definitely look for ones with more reasonable prices but do not aim for the ones with the lowest, as probably the quality of their work is not so admirable.

By going on the Internet for a research on DJs and photo booth rental you will find not only ones that are available all over the country, but also ones that that operate only in your area. For example, you will easily find at least a dozen St Louis DJs which can all offer you their services right away. However, you should not go rushing into the first one that you see but rather check their portfolios thoroughly and see their past work. Look for photographers and party djs whose work you enjoy and would like to see live. If you find ones that you really like and you think that their prices are reasonable enough, then you should contact them immediately. After all you are not the only person who wants their services, and you should make sure that you book in advance for the date of your party or otherwise they might not be available.

Once you have acquired their services, make sure that you give them sufficient amount of information about the upcoming party. If you are going to have some kind of specific theme, you should let them know. I think that a good idea would be to hire a company which offers both photo booth rental as well as party djs at the same time. If you offer them in one go, you will most probably get some kind of a discount which would be great for your wallet. In the end, you should also ask them if they have some kind of ideas and listen to them, after all they are professionals and they might bring in some new life to the party that you have not even expected.

By finding and hiring professional photographer and DJ for your party or any other sort of event you will ensure that you and all of your guests will not only have a great time but will also be able to enjoy all of the memories which will be kept forever in photos.

There are a number of mistakes that people usually make when they are looking for wedding DJs. This is mainly because they do not know what things should be considered when looking for the right one. If you do not want to end up with a ruined night, do a little research on some of the factors that make a professional disk jockey stand apart from those who do not have the sufficient skill and knowledge to be good at what they do. Most of the people who are on tight budget look for professionals who have low fees. However, you should not be fooled by cheap prices as the quality of these DJs’ services are probably not as good. On the other hand, do not go rushing in for the first expensive wedding DJ that you see as not all of the pricey ones are good. Make a good and thorough research on the subject and consider some of the tips that I will now discuss if you want to have a really memorable wedding.

You should never get a party DJ that does all trades. You might think that you are lucky for coming across a DJ that does all types of services, but the first thing that you have to look for is a wedding DJ who has made this their specialty. This is quite important factor as there are some DJs who are really great but can perform well only at birthday parties and not on wedding events. When you are looking for a wedding DJ, make sure that this is the main thing that they do for a living. Just because they are good at being a DJ does not mean they are a good wedding DJ.

It is also very important that you know for how long your disk jockey has been performing on such events. You should ask them about how much their experience is. Most of the professional St Louis DJs have their own websites which you can visit and see more information about them. This information usually includes how much experience they might have, but if they have not included it always ask them. You have to look for one that is more experienced in the area of weddings as they will know how to entertain the people there.

Most of the better St Louis DJs have a testimonial page on their websites. Go there and check out some of the feedback that their previous customers have left so that you can see what the general opinion about this person is. If you see that there are just too many negative comments, then you should just let it go and look for another wedding DJ who you can hire for your event. Do not waste any more of your time.

Depending on the country or state that you are living in, most of the DJs are required to have some sort of public liability insurance. Remember to always ask them for a copy and check it. You can either ask them to send it to your email or on paper, it does not matter. However, if the wedding DJ that you have liked is not able to provide you with a copy of this insurance, this means that the company they are working for is not insured and are not working with any professionalism in mind. This does not mean that they are not good but it sure is a thing that you should consider.

Take a look at what the working schedule of the DJ is. A big part of DJs work only during weekdays, and since a wedding can only be held during the weekends find a DJ which offers their services during these days. You might find this a bit of a daunting challenge, but in the end it will surely be worth all the effort that you put in. If you are not sure whether the wedding DJ would be available for the weekend, the best way to find out is to personally ask them.

The pricing of the St Louis DJs should be the least of your concerns, but is nevertheless an important factor. You might have to spend some additional amount of money in order to hire a DJ. However, given the fact that this will help you make your day truly memorable you should be ready to do it.

Start your search for wedding DJ St Louis in advance in order to ensure that you come across one that you like and is free during the weekend that you are going to hold this special event.

Christopher Abell
DJ Chris Abell

Premier Entertainment Services, LLC
10805 Sunset Office Dr Suite 300
St Louis MO 63127

314-266-2666
www.abelldjcompany.com