May 19, 2017 posted by RobLindsey
If you live in North Devon, DJ hire can be daunting, especially if you’ve never booked one before. In this tourist hotspot, there are lots of choices, meaning it can be a little overwhelming. So here are some useful tips to help you find the right DJ for you.
1. Be clear about your expectations and requirements.
For extra peace of mind, ask for a face-to-face meeting. Be prepared to pay an additional fee, but it’s definitely worth it. This way you can sit down with your DJ and have a more detailed conversation about what style of music you want, and whether you want a silent DJ or someone with microphone skills who will play to the crowd. It’s all in your hands. And if a DJ doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to say no and walk away.
2. Use a reputable DJ company.
Here in North Devon, DJ hire options are vast and varied. An easy way to narrow down your search is to cherry pick the companies with the best reviews, most loyal customers and professional reputations. When you have selected a company, be sure to ask for feedback or references, and make sure to follow them up.
3. You must also ask about the DJ’s requirements.
What kind of space does your DJ require to give their best possible performance? Do they need equipment to be set up earlier in the day? As much as a high-quality DJ will tailor their set and performance to the individual customer, they also have their own requirements that must be met. It’s a two-way relationship after all.
4. Don’t get bullied into saying yes.
Ever fallen victim of a package deal you didn’t really want? Don’t get bullied into using your venue’s resident DJ or their recommendation, if you don’t feel it’s right for you. This is your event and no one else can dictate which North Devon DJ hire option is best for you.
5. Expect to pay a deposit to secure the date.
Procedures like paying a deposit are put in place for a reason. It not only allows the DJ to know in advance what jobs they will be working, but it also lets you know that your DJ hire has been secured.
6. Insist on written confirmation and a contract.
As you know, it is crucial to cover yourself and avoid any unwelcome surprises. Having everything in writing will help if anything does go awry.
7. Don’t leave it too late to book!
This one is self-explanatory. The best DJs in North Devon will often get snatched up first, so make sure you don’t miss out.