I have run a disco for the last 11 years in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and surrounding areas and I would like to pass on some of my experience and knowledge from conversations I have had with clients when booking disco’s for their weddings, birthday parties or corporate events.
I have broken this down into a list of what people generally ask when they call me and what I feel they should ask for to get a more comprehensive understanding of the disco and/or DJ they are hiring.
What do people ask when looking to book a disco?
- Are you available?
- How much do you charge?
- Do you have lights?
- What music do you have?
What should you ask when hiring a Disco?
- Are you available?
- What lighting package do you offer? Is it suitable for the number of guests I am planning to invite?
- Will the sound package be suitable for the number of guests I am planning to invite?
- Can we send you a list of the music we would like in advance? Can you also take requests on the night?
- Will you make announcements on the mic when necessary?
- Have you played the venue before?
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and P.A.T tested equipment?
- Are you prepared to meet with me prior to booking to discuss any requirements?
- Can you provide any references from previous clients?
- Can your DJ mix music to make the night flow or would it stop and start?
These are the types of questions I would ask to make sure I was booking a dedicated and professional DJ for my wedding. The quality of Disco can vary hugely and it is often difficult to tell what you are getting without asking some further detail. If your DJ can tailor a Disco package to your needs, has insurance and an experienced DJ who can provide references then the majority of times you will have made the right choice. If you DJ is prepared to price match and offers a service that seems cheaper than other DJ’s there is probably a good reason for this. The last thing you want is a piece of sub standard equipment to let the DJ down on the night and spoil your day!
Hopefully this will help you when booking a Disco and add to the enjoyment of your party!
Source by Adam Cook