I’m getting some worrying news these days about hotels supplying an in-house dj as part of the package. particularly for wedding receptions at budget prices. This isn’t anything new, but it’s on the increase. Well, Just in case you’re thinking of going down that route (and who could blame you?) I’ve heard a lot of complaints are being received from customers about what transpires on the actual night.
If the hotel is paying the in-house DJ a pittance, then a few things will be inevitable: 1. He/she won’t know or be particularly interested in the customers individual needs. 2 He/she won’t have the budget to invest in decent equipment. 3. The hotel or venue will try and lock you into this deal with some extra charge for not agreeing to the whole sad business.
Up to you
Now the power is in your hands. As businesses compete for your attention, if you stick to your guns and threaten to walk if you don’t get the choice, then you will retain that power no matter what happens after. If they’re smart, they’ll capitulate; if they’re stupid, they’ll lose your business and somewhere down the line probably will go out of business.
Stand your ground
If you’re a couple in love and want to make your wedding reception the party of a lifetime, then don’t let some banqueting manager dictate that you have to have a poor quality, under invested in-house DJ/entertainer to underwhealm both yourselves and your closest friends and family. By the way, I’m not saying that if the hotel recommends a good DJ who you have chance to talk to before hand and isn’t tied into some kind of crippling deal with them won’t be rewarding. That isn’t the point. I know DJ’s who do this and it’s all good. If you do meet them and like them, then no problem.
Go for Quality
Book someone who is independant and cares what happens at the venue and on the dance floor through the night. I have many competitors in this field, but few of them if any are actually the same guy you talk to beforehand like my self.
Going for the inclusive DJ package will limit your control of quality. Do your research and find the right DJ for your needs.