It takes time to research vendors when hosting an event. It is convenient when someone recommends a vendor and you don’t have to spend your time researching. Many hotels and venues recommend vendors to those booking a hall, but should you trust the recommended vendors?
Hotels and venues recommend a list of established businesses to clients. They usually don’t over stress the use of a particular vendor and let the clients select the DJ or vendor of their choice. If the venue director strongly recommends a particular DJ, Photographer or Videographer or requires the hiring of their recommended vendor while discouraging you from consulting with others, it is likely that the vendor director is getting payed a referral fee.
Some entertainment companies, usually the larger companies, have been known to partake in “kickbacks” or referral fee for recommended DJs. These high volume companies are constantly hiring new staff. A lot of times they hire inexperienced DJs, photographers and Videographers who respond to a “no experience necessary, will train” advertisement. After the deduction of the venue’s kickbacks and the entertainment company’s percentage, all that’s left for the actual performer is chump change in his pocket. This may very well result in a less quality performance. Needles to say, there are many reputable companies who send good performers to events. However, you should always do your own research. Don’t take the word of someone who is getting payed to dish out parties to a specific company. After all, this may be one of the most important days of your life and you want it done right. When searching for an entertainment company, request a live demo, keep in mind the style of entertainment you like and make sure you get the best match for your needs. No one DJ is the same. Because of that, doing your own research will ensure you get what you deserve on your special day. If you are looking for a good wedding DJ in NJ that will give you a fair and affordable price, contact us. We’ll be more than glad to help!