Hawaii Brides Make -
1. Asking friends for recommendations. What
may have been the right DJ Company for your friend’s wedding may not be the
right fit for you and your guests. Each
Bride and Groom, their guests, and their event are unique. So is each DJ. Even DJs from the same company are very
different, and there is usually no guarantee that you will get the same DJ as your
friend, even if you hire the same DJ company.
2. Hiring a DJ over the Internet. Would you invite a complete stranger to your wedding? Then, why invite a DJ whom you have never
met? All DJs are NOT equal. There are no DJ
licenses or certifications, so anyone can call themselves a DJ. Unfortunately, many amateurs do. Reviews can be faked, and most have five
stars which tells you nothing – “When everyone is special, then no one is.” If you simply do a Google search, then pick
the cheapest DJ on line, you will probably get what you paid for. Good entertainment is never cheap, and cheap entertainment
is never good. Like all your other wedding
vendors, take the time to meet your DJ in person (not
a salesperson who won’t even be at your event.)
3. Purchasing a “special price package”over the
Internet. Unless you want a “cookie
cutter” wedding just like everyone else’s, why pay for pre-set computer check
list packaged items you may not want at the expense of options you do want or actually
need? Beware of “free” options you didn’t request, offered only to
entice you to make a deal immediately. Deal
with a DJ in person who can answer your questions, offer customized options you
want, recommend items that you truly need, and at a price just for you.
4. Hiring the DJ or entertainer last. Often, Hawaii couples will select all other
vendors early, and then hire the DJ later with whatever budget is left
over. Your wedding reception will
probably span three to four hours. Thus,
the DJ will be totally responsible for 90% of your reception. You and your guests will have to live with your
DJ decision for the entire span of your reception. If your DJ is great, you win! But, what if the DJ is not great? Will your guests remember the chair
covers? The favors? The cake?
The food? But, every guest will
remember the four hours of entertainment – good or bad – FOREVER.
5. Not capitalizing on the DJ’s vast experiences. Most folks get married once, maybe twice, providing
the Bride and Groom only limited experience with planning, agendas, selecting
and hiring vendors, venues, timing, lighting, sound design, and what is needed
or not needed for a successful event.
But, experienced pro DJs have performed at hundreds of weddings and many
other events at the most popular Oahu venues.
Savvy couples recognize that they can profit from all the DJ’s “good,
bad, and ugly” experiences and advice if they consult early on
with an experienced, pro DJ. Want to
know which Waikiki hotel has the best (or worst) parking, or the best (or
worst) reception food for the price? Who
has the best customer service? Just ask
me. Been there, done that! We can help! |