DJ Booking Advice
How to Minimise
Throughout this site I have (I hope)
given you some positive images and ideas for your function. There
is, however, one topic that I find it hard to be positive about.
I did think long and hard before including this subject on my
site because I worried that it might be considered a scare tactic.
That is not my intention, neither do I want you to think that it is
a slur on all other DJs because there are many who do a professional
job every week, some of whom I am proud to also call my friends.
The reason for adding this page came about after yet another
phone call from a bride who had only 2 weeks to go until her wedding
and was looking for a DJ. 'Why leave it so late?' I asked. 'We were
paying a friend to do it but he's now decided he doesn't want to' -
some friend eh? Now if this had been a small family party it
wouldn't be a major disaster but when it's a big event like a
wedding then I can sympathise with a very upset bride.
probably already committed thousands of pounds and months (even
years) of planning but had put the final part of her day in
jeopardy. If this situation had been a one off then I wouldn't even
include on it my site, but sadly it isn't. From talking to
banqueting managers and from the calls I receive, I know that many
other brides go through similar problems every week. The common
factor with all of them is that they have either gone for the
cheapest option they could find or asked a friend to do it - usually
they have nothing in writing from the DJ either.
appreciate that most people rarely hire a DJ and so, with the help
of a DJ Association, I have included an Advice Page Here
can use as a guide to help you choose your entertainment and avoid
some of the pitfalls others have experienced.
PS This page is not here to boast my own business because I have
to turn down more work than I take on. What these people (DJs) are
doing though is bringing the whole industry into disrepute and the
only way to deal with this is for clients to be aware and not book
them in the 1st place.