The Professional DJ is the only way to go book an amateur unexperienced cheap DJ then you are asking for trouble. Maybe you are getting married or have a special milestone Birthday Party coming up. Your DJ needs to arrive on time ensuring all equipment is set up in time. Schedules adhered to with regular contact from the start to completion of the event. All factors need to be considered before your event date including music, equipment used, insurances, event details, travel time and regular updates. A Professional DJ is contactable and will not let you down, Invite Events have backup DJs all with experience of over ten years as standard.
Professional and experienced DJs prefer to receive an event schedule even if it’s an email with times of setting up, drinks reception, dinner, DJ start time and finish time. The music requirements are the most important ingredient for the evenings entertainment and a list of songs that appeal to the client will also help with the success of the event.
A Invite Event DJ will read the crowd will taking in consideration a clients playlist ensuring the crowd are dancing and enjoying the music played. Reading a crowd is a still that only comes with expereience and is a combination of the demographics and the atmosphere and engergy of people dancing. One the DJ has people on the dance floor ‘locked in’ to the music then they can keep the night flowing until the end.
Music requests are an important ingredient to the party and most Professional DJs will encourage them so the can get a good idea of the music preferences the crowd enjoys. The DJ will then play various styles and songs that fit the guests requests or clients playlist.
Weddings are most important for music requests as a couple getting married will always want to hear their favorite songs and a few of their friends and family. Music at weddings is one of the most important elements to make the day end with a memorable experience for the couple and also for the guests.
Newlyweds will need to have the important first dance which will stay in their memory for years to come and if the DJ plays those important songs they have chosen throughout the evening, it will be a memorable experience for them both. The DJ will always play as much as possible as long as the requests fit into a programmable set to keep the dance floor buzzing all night.
Many people ask about what equipment’s provided when booking an experienced DJ and the client needs to understand that the DJ has to play the music through decks, DJ controllers and PA speakers.
There are plenty of budget manufacturers that mass produce sound systems and lighting for the part-time DJ hobbyist. There are many DJs out there that can only buy this equipment because they DJ part time for a few friends and the odd paid gig.
Professional career DJs will know quality pays off for the DJ and the client. There are plenty of brands that cater to the higher end of the DJ world and they also know the DJ wants to pay for quality that not only enhances their craft but also lasts for years.
Sound quality is paramount when playing high-quality events and to have several systems that will cater for small, medium and larger venues can be a flexible option for the client. The lighting is also another factor and falls in the same bracket as sound for quality.
Once the DJ has set up the sound and lighting equipment, the decks will need to set up too. DJ technology has come along way since vinyl and CD’s and 90% of DJs now play mp3 files from controllers and laptops. All of this lovely equipment looks amazing but many clients like to see all this hidden behind a neat surround.
A neat and tidy DJ booth whether in black (most popular) or white makes a difference to the setup. The neat and tidy look is essential for corporate events and weddings.
Rounding things off, the DJ needs to be smart. A nice black shirt, trousers, and shoes look professional and even a casual suit, if it is a high-end event or causal blazer jacket over smart T-shirt and trousers or jeans, can look nice at a birthday celebration for younger crowds.
I hope this covers plenty of information that will help you when making that important decision on booking an experienced DJ. The more information to be honest and we like to think you have our expertise knowing you are in safe hands.
Wedding Reception Compton Village Hall 22nd July 2017
We were really impressed with the DJ. The music was really good and pitched just right for our wedding. He was helpful , courteous and accommodating which made our made our evening run smoothly. Thank you John.Erica and James
Wedding Reception Private Marquee 24th June 2017
Amazing DJ for our wedding. Day couldn’t have gone better. Highly recommended.Ali and Andrew
Thank you Jon for a top, top night and certainly one we all will remember. First of all he’s a top bloke, goes out his way to make sure he knows what you want and very easy to get on with.
The ‘Magic Mirror’ went down a storm and left the guests with great souvenirs. Also the album given to us at the end, with all the images and comments left was a lovely touch. The two helpers at the ‘Magic Mirror’ were lovely and polite also very patient with the guests who by then had a few to drink.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him and guests have already asked for his details. Thanks once again Jon.Mr & Mrs Platt 14/05/2019
Wedding Reception 5th August 2017
I hired a DJ for my wedding on the 5th August and although timings were wrong he arrived early – better early than late! The DJ was very polite and was happy to wait around until we could organize space for him to set up. He played a selection of songs and took requests. Songs requested where not your usual wedding songs but he was still happy to play them which is good considering my husband is a keen rapper. Overall, if I had to hire a DJ again I would definitely contact them! Thank you for making the day extra special!Cathleen
Would like to say a huuuge thank you to John for being our dj at our wedding reception, he was very helpful when we met him and really listened to what we wanted. He done an amazing job he really worked with the crowd and not once was there a song playing without anyone dancing, you can see it’s not just a job for him but generally really enjoys doing it, would highly recommend! And have even recommended to someone I know getting married xx
Thank you again!! XxKaylee Read
John was very knowledgeable and helpful from beginning to end. From our first phone call we realised that he was very experienced. He met us at home to discuss our ideas and iron out a few details. Including how to deal with the venues sound limiter!
The up lighting was a fantastic addition to our venue during the day and evening. It transformed the room to give it a little extra colour and ambience. They were wireless and so could be placed anywhere, which helped a lot as our venue didn’t have many power sockets!
The photo booth was a fun part of our evening- although I wouldn’t recommend wearing green else you might disappear into the background! They provided a lovely book for guests to put copies of their photos with a message which was a lovely touch!
As for the disco. The dance floor was rarely empty! We had the chance to make suggestions which gave John a good idea as to what type of party we were, but he was great at reading the room and playing songs which kept the mood high.
We would definitely recommend John and his team for you wedding!
Wedding Reception Andy & Lorna DJ Service Gatton Hall Surrey 5th August 2017
Thank you so much, you were all amazing. Everyone loved the Magic Mirror and the music was awesome. We all had a great night so many thanks again.Lorna and Andrew
Wedding Reception DJ Service Mr & Mrs Hamilton 5th August 2017
We used invitation entertainment for our evening wedding reception. Everyone enjoyed the evening and loved the music. Can highly recommend!Mrs Hamilton
Simon’s 50th Birthday Party Eastleigh Football Club 22nd July 2017
Used Invitations Entertainment for my 50th birthday party ..
I was very impressed with the professional service i received , my guests and friends all gave me good feedback and were entertained and danced the whole night long …I would definitely recommend Invitations Entertainment and will certainly use them again in the future !! Thank you John so much for making my party a massive hit with everyone !!!
Had Matt Croft DJ my birthday last Saturday he was awesome!! He smashed it and majority of my friends said it was the Best party they’ve been to!Ollie Paget
We used this company for our wedding reception, John is an absolute diamond, he was amazing from booking him to finishing at the wedding reception. He gives it 100%, you will not be disappointed, Fantastic he really is. Well done and thank you for making our reception one to remember, mr and mrs Nother xxBecky Nother
John helped make my party brilliant.
I know what I like and he took that on board. We worked it out together.
I hired the Magic Mirror for my wedding on the 1st April 2018. The service was brilliant – very professional in the run up to the wedding and on the day. The Magic Mirror was a great hit for guests as they got to keep the photos as did we! It was lovely to have a copy of all the photos taken! The quality of the Magic Mirror was exceptional! A great selection of props and it was interactive – which the kids loved! A great way to capture the evening of the wedding. So glad we chose Invitations Entertainment – highly recommended to friends and family!! Thank you!
Durand Lowe 4th April 2018 John and his team provided a great evenings entertainment, DJ service, love lights, magic mirror and dancing on the clouds (brilliant effect for our first dance) for our wedding. Very professional and friendly. Would 100 % recommend you book invitations for your event.Katie Gilbrook