What to expect when hiring a DJ at a bridal show?
Bridal shows and expos have been around for ages. These conventions usually showcase various vendors involved in weddings that can offer options and information to most brides and grooms. Among some vendors are designers, caterers, florists, travel agents, disc jockeys, photographers and more. Bridal shows can be overwhelming and intimidating for a novice, especially when very important decisions need to be made.
Some bridal shows only exhibit a showcase of talented professionals, while others include a formal fashion show where models and a few guests walk the ramp and display various clothe designs. It’s at this time that DJs displayed their proficiency at playing background music, sometimes using an emcee to firing up the tempo and sometimes lulling it down, to keep the audience engaged. Once the fashion show ends, you are allowed to talk to the preferred vendor on a one to one basis. This is a good opportunity to get to know them personally and find out what they offer and the equipment they employ. This is a great way of narrowing down which vendor is appropriate for your needs, but you must be careful with the choice you make as there are options that may make you believe you are getting a good deal. Let’s take hiring a disc Jockey at a bridal show for example.
By now, we are all aware of the fact that a poor DJ can ruin the best of weddings. Therefore, it has become even more imperative to get that experienced individual on board. At bridal shows, you can find professional DJs who are experienced and have the ability to make your wedding a special event. These DJs are often willing to make adjustments to the packages they offer. A lot of entertainment companies employ or work with bands and musicians, and If you are one of those that like a combination of both, a reputable bridal show will ensure a large range of DJs and entertainment companies to choose from.
On the other hand, a great deal of care has to be taken when hiring a DJ at a bridal show and in deciding what bridal shows to attend. Often, amateur DJs presented at small-scale bridal shows are successful in passing themselves as professional DJs and charge a very small fee in order to woo in clients. These DJs are usually people who want to make some extra money in their spare time. On numerous occasions, they do not follow guidelines such as dress codes, insurance or time schedules. The customers are fooled into believing that they are sealing a good deal and end up disappointed at their own hosted event. Another disadvantage is that some bridal shows frequently charge an entrance fee (sometimes to visitors but always to the vendors), which makes the hiring of a perfect DJ all the more costly.
At bridal shows, some DJs may be very persuasive and make you believe that you can’t get a better deal or value elsewhere. Others can be very vague about charges and fees. But what’s most important is that you understand the LEVEL and QUALITY of service you will be receiving from your preferred vendor. If you are not satisfied with their performance, shop around and make sure to always meet your DJ or vendor in person. You don’t want to get to your special day and realize you’ve been taken for a ride.
These are just a few of the things you ought to look for when hiring a DJ at a bridal show or with any other vendor. Remember that bridal shows are merely a showcase with platforms to offer you options – Period.
In the end, it all depends on how well you have researched before hand and what kind of bridal show you decide to hire a vendor from. You have to make an educated choice from the options. It’s a fun journey and at the end of the day , it’s your wedding and you should enjoy every moment of it! For more tips on hiring a professional DJ, contact us or search our blogs.