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Wedding Entertainment Budget And Cost - CWDJ - Raleigh. NC - DJ and Photo Booth


We've been seeing a lot of blogs lately about DJ's or photo booths and what you should know or what you should ask... Most of this is coming from people in the industry that have no clue and don't understand the value of what an entertainer does. Below we'll list some things we've commonly seen in teal and we will answer the right way in bold and in caps....

  • Ask to hear samples of the wedding DJ's work...THIS IS A BIG ONE! EVERY WEDDING IS DIFFERENT AND THE "WORK" HAS TO BE MOLDED TO THE SPECIFIC CLIENT AND THEIR GUESTS.

  • Give the DJ your playlist and your “do not play” list...THIS IS GREAT AND WE HAVE A BRIDAL PORTAL FOR THIS BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT GETS DONE LATER AFTER YOU ALREADY BOOK YOUR DJ.

  • Ask how they get the crowd going...AGAIN, EVERY WEDDING IS DIFFERENT, EVERY BRIDE IS DIFFERENT. YOU MIGHT HAVE A REALLY FUN CROWD THAT IS EASY TO GET OUT DANCING OR THEY MIGHT BE BORING AND WANTING TO SIT DOWN THE WHOLE TIME. IT DEPENDS ON THAT NIGHT AT THAT MOMENT WHAT A GOOD DJ WILL TRY TO DO. ALWAYS REMEMBER, WE CAN'T MAKE SOMEONE DO ANYTHING THEY DON'T WANT TO DO. WE CAN TRY MANY DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND GENRES OF MUSIC BUT IT'S NEVER A GUARANTEE SO IF A DJ SAYS I'LL HAVE THEM OUT DANCING ALL NIGHT LONG - THEY DON'T KNOW THAT AND CAN'T PROMISE THAT.

  • How much is a wedding DJ and how much of my budget should go for this...THIS IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE WE'VE SEEN. THINK OF THIS AS A YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR TYPE OF SITUATION. IF YOUR DJ IS $595 FOR UNLIMITED HOURS, CHANCES ARE YOU'RE GOING TO GET $595 WORTH OF SERVICES. ANY GOOD DJ IS GOING TO BE MOST LIKELY IN THE RAND OF $1000-$3000 DEPENDING ON HOW MANY HOURS, HOW MUCH EQUIPMENT, WHAT EXTRAS YOU'RE ADDING ON TO YOUR PACKAGE, IF YOU'RE ADDING CEREMONY ON, IF YOU'RE ADDING A PHOTO BOOTH...ETC. MANY INDUSTRY PEOPLE WHO RECOMMEND A DJ DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WORK A GOOD DJ DOES AND THEIR TRUE VALUE. IF IT'S A CHEAP DJ THEY MAY HAVE A FULL TIME JOB AND DOING THIS ON THE SIDE FOR EXTRA MONEY OR THEIR EQUIPMENT IS OLD AND OUTDATED. WE FOCUS 100% ON YOUR WEDDING DAY AND PUT FULL TIME HOURS IN PREPPING FOR YOUR BIG DAY. WE KNOW WHAT A WEDDING IS SUPPOSE TO BE AND HOW IT'S SUPPOSE TO RUN. WE KNOW THE FLOW, WE KNOW HOW TO WORK WITH YOUR OTHER VENDORS AND STAY ON TIME, WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE CERTAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, WE HOST A WEDDING PODCAST CALLED THE WEDVICE SHOW. DON'T FALL INTO A TRAP OF A DJ BECAUSE YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE A FEW BUCKS. KNOW YOUR DJ'S WORTH. DO YOUR RESEARCH. DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR DJ OR PHOTO BOOTH. MANY BRIDES DON'T REALIZE THAT YOUR GUESTS WONT REMEMBER THE CAKE FLAVOR THEY HAD OR THE COLOR OF YOUR TABLE CLOTH...THEY WILL REMEMBER HOW MUCH FUN THEY HAD AND IF IT'S BAD THEY'LL ALSO REMEMBER HOW WEIRD, LAME AND BORING YOUR WEDDING WAS. YOU DON'T WANT THAT SO HIRE US FOR NIGHT FILLED WITH MEMORIES FROM PROS THAT KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. THINK OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT AS AN INVESTMENT FOR YOUR WEDDING. YOU'RE HAVING A RECEPTION TO HAVE A PARTY AND HAVE FUN RIGHT? IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT ENTERTAINMENT IF A BIG PART OF YOUR BUDGET.



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