Choosing the right DJ

Whether it is your birthday, wedding or you are looking to celebrate something special with loved ones in Jacksonville – music can be the difference between a good night and a great night!

Choosing the right sound for your special occasion or event will set the tone for the occasion and will also make sure that you and your guests have the night of your lives.

First things first, know what type of music you like and have a clear idea of what sort of experience you want your guests to receive. A great DJ will do all that they can to create the vibe you desire based on what you tell them and what they get from the crowd in front of them.

And that’s important – be clear with potential DJs about what it is you want. There’s no point picking a DJ who specializes in rock when you want a chilled or indie vibe for your event.

A good DJ will respect your choices and take on board your must-play and do-not-play lists. If a DJ isn’t flexible and willing to listen, then they are the wrong choice – remember this is your day and you want someone who is passionate about bringing your event to life.

The most significant factor in choosing your DJ is proficiency. When interviewing potential talent ensure that they are well-rounded entertainers, rather than a part-timer who doesn’t have the experience and adaptability to deliver on your day. And always, always ask for a demo – whether that be a showreel, or go to see them at another wedding or event.

Ask them how they react to diverse groups and ages and how they keep the party started. The DJ sets the tone for the party and should be able to read the mood of the event guests and keep the dance floor packed all night long!

Don’t just settle on music with your DJ. Many talented individuals and event organisers offer a whole load of extras that will take your event to the next level.

If you find a provider that you trust who can showcase the elevated events they’ve created then make sure to enquire about what they can do for you.

A professional service can include full event hosting, DJing as well as architectural lighting design that could transform the dance floor, photo booths and so much more.

Full service entertainers pride themselves on delivering on your vision and in the right hands they can help you create a unique event that reflects your style, tastes and is ultimately perfect.

Need a DJ or entertainment for your next event or special occasion? Our entertainment team work night and day to put together some of Jacksonville’s best events. Contact us for some inspiration!