The price of a DJ varies a great deal and what seems expensive to one person is completely reasonable to the next but when you have to plan an entire party, with the venue, food and décor is paying the price for a professional DJ really worth the money? In this post we hope to answer this question so you can make the right decision for your event.
OK let’s start with the basics, what makes a DJ professional? Well if they are earning a wage from their DJ work then they are a professional. If they are doing it as a hobby or doing it for a crate of beer, then they are an amateur.
So before you decide if they are actually worth the money, consider what you actually expect a professional DJ to do. Some of the expectations include but are not exclusive to…
So we have already suggested that the alternative to a professional is an amateur but what would this mean for your big event? Would it really be that bad to bring in a friend who has a CD player and big speakers? Or why not just put your favourite playlist on a iPod? What could really go wrong?
Well for a start your ‘friend’ might not even be allowed to set up when they arrive. All electrical equipment should go through a standard test called PAT testing, many venues insist on seeing proof of this testing from external providers and won’t let anyone set up there without it. Never mind that the absence of tests may mean that the ‘DJ’ themselves cannot be insured, leaving you completely vulnerable if anything goes wrong and property is damaged or people get hurt.
Even if you get past that, what quality are you expecting from an amateur?
When you have asked yourself these questions then you will be able to ascertain if a professional DJ is really important to you. If you decide that you don’t need a professional DJ at your event then obviously they are not worth the money to you. On the other hand, if you would prefer to hire someone who’s made a career out of bringing parties alive then you know the answer to your question; professional DJ’s really ARE worth the money.
All our DJ’s at UK Mobile Discos are professional, skilled and insured. They have quality equipment and stacks of eclectic music for your guests to enjoy. For a free no obligation quote, get in contact here.
Really pleased with UK Mobile Discos! Great service, very efficient organisation and booking, opportunity to select the music, always good, and on the day excellent punctuality and ordering of the playlist. Good disco set up, lights etc and richard very flexible and keen to arrange everything to what the client wants. Would recommend to anyone!" - Margaret