Are you planning your wedding, birthday party, Quinceanera, Sweet 16, school dance, or other event? Chances are, if you're reading this, the answer is "yes!" If you've already started to look for vendors, great! If you've already hired all you vendors and are now looking for a band or DJ, that's not so great. The good thing is, this information will help you in your search and give you tips and ideas you may not have considered in your search. Hold onto your contracts and let's get started!
The band or DJ seem to always be the last on the list, which is a mistake! Why? Yes, every vendor and component of your event is important, but not all are equally important. If you're having a wedding or event, the very first thing you need to do is find a place to have it at. Yes, I said find a place, not hire a band or DJ, first. You can't have your event or even hire a DJ, without first telling the DJ Service where your event will be. After you've found a place, next, find your band or DJ. Why? Because the band or DJ can truly make or break your event. A great band or DJ will set the mood you want, play the songs/genres you want, and overall, be the very person/people in charge of ensuring you and your guests have a great time! Yes, each vendor is unique and an important component to your event, but let's compare for a minute.
Have you ever went to a wedding and then a year later said, "Man, that grilled chicken and mashed potatoes at the wedding was amazing! I need their recipe"? Did you take a picture posing with the food or near the table arrangements? Think of the last wedding you attended, what kind of arrangements did they have? Unless you were a part of the wedding party or helped plan the wedding, chances are, you haven't even thought about the food or arrangements. Most people will remember the nice venue and how good of a time they had, dancing and having fun! The DJ or band truly makes your event memorable.
A bad DJ or band can also make your event memorable, but not the kind of memory you want, right? You don't want your guests to be bored and leave early. You've spent a lot of money on your wedding or event and this is your big day! You want everyone to have a great time and remember how much fun it was. Hire the DJ or band after you book the venue, since chances are, you're planning early. Remember a great band or DJ is always booked! You can't call either one a month before and expect them to be available. Book your entertainment 6 months to 1 year in advance; you'll be glad you did!
Regarding booking, now let's discuss the cost. This is another major factor in why I'm advising you to book the DJ, first! Many people wait to book the DJ last. Even if you're a great planner and you're booking vendors 6 months to 1 year out, if you're already nearing the budget maximum, which happens if you wait to book the DJ last, this will leave you with very little money left. A good DJ or band isn't cheap. If the band or DJ is cheap and available at the last minute, you have to wonder, why? Prices will vary according to your area, but expect to pay $100 per hour or more, for a good DJ service (I can't speak for bands, since that's not my specialty). Why so much? Good, quality equipment is expensive. Creating your custom playlist (and finding/down-loading your songs) takes time. Setting up for your event takes 1-2 hours, and breaking down after, can take up to an hour. All this time is in addition to the 4, 5, or 6 hours of music you want at your event. There are hundreds of other reasons, but these are the main ones.
Overall, the choice is yours, but take it from a professional, book your entertainment early, you'll be glad you did!
Austin's Best DJs provides music and entertainment for hundreds of events, every year! Jason Rubio, owner/manager, has been in the DJ business since 1991, and has done thousands of events.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8920988
Wedding & Event Planning Tips - Written By Certified Wedding/Event Planners!
We've taken our decades of experience and compiled it into a few helpful articles, to help you plan your wedding or event!
All 2018/2019 Quinceanera Trends 2018/2019 Wedding Song Ideas 2018/2019 Wedding Trends 4th Of July Event ABDJs Featured In Brides Magazine Anniversary Party Tips Apartment Event DJ Austin Bridal Show Austin Karaoke Dj Austin Quinceanera Djs Austins-best-djs-day Austin Uplighting Austin Wedding Djs Austin Wedding Planner Band Vs Dj For Wedding Bangladeshi-wedding-entrance Become A Wedding Officiant - Online Big Fake Wedding Dripping Springs Birthday Party Dj Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Bouquet & Garter Toss Songs Bridal Shower Planning Tips Cinco De Mayo Playlist Cocktail Hour Playlist College Event DJ Community Events Festivals Corporate Event DJ Country Love Songs Country Wedding Songs Custom Monogram Destination Wedding Planning Tips DIY Planning Tips DJ Austin DJ Cost For New Year's Eve Driftwood Dj Dripping Springs Dj Father Daughter Songs Fiesta-gardens-austin Fortnite Promposal Free Wedding Dj Package Gonzales Wedding DJ Graduation Party Dj Gratuity For Wedding And Event Vendors Halloween Party Playlist Hang The DJ Holiday Party DJ Holiday Party Ideas Kyle Photo Booth Rental Kyle Wedding DJ Lawn Giant Game Rentals Austin Leander Bluegrass Festival Leander Liberty Fest LGBTQ Wedding Vendor Lighted Marquee Letter Rental Mobile Beat DJ Magazine Money Saving Tips Mother Son Songs Multicultural Wedding New Year's Eve Party Non Traditional Wedding Processional Songs Non Traditional Wedding Recessional Songs Non Traditional Wedding Songs Order Custom First Dance Mix Photo Booth Ideas Photo Booth Rental Austin Photo Booth Rental Cost Photo Booth Rental Leander Photo Booth Rental New Year's Eve Photo Booth Rental San Antonio Photo Booth Rental Tips Photo Booth Trends Pool Party DJs Project Graduation DJ Prom DJ Austin Prom Photo Booth Promposal Trends Questions For Wedding Vendors Quinceanera DJ Quinceanera Expo Quinceanera Father Daughter Songs Quinceanera Photo Booth Quinceanera Planning Tips Rent A Generator For Events Retirement Party Royal Wedding Music San Marcos DJ San Marcos Photo Booth School Dance DJ Spotify Vs Wedding DJ Sweet 15 & 16 DJ Texas Country Wedding Songs Tips For Hiring Mariachis Tips To Relieve Stress & Anxiety Top 10 Austin Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Places Top 10 Brunch Places Austin Top 200 Wedding Songs 2018/2019 Top Quinceanera Songs TX Wedding Planning Tips Unique Wedding Themes Wedding Budget Spreadsheet Wedding Coordinator Wedding DJ Buda Wedding DJ Cost Wedding Dj Dripping Springs Wedding DJ Questions Wedding Entrance Exit Songs Wedding Games Wedding Hashtag Generator Wedding Photo Booth Rental Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Wedding Timeline What Is A Quinceanera What To Weat To A Quinceanera Wimberley Wedding DJs Zilker Clubhouse Austin