Music brings people at an event together! It provides the perfect excuse to dance, fills in the gaps of lagging conversation, and gives a great atmosphere in your perfect venue. With it being so important, there’s no way around it: you need the perfect DJ. But don’t overpay to get one! Below are five ways to save when you go to hire a DJ for your event.
- Use friends, family, or college kids
This isn’t your cousin’s chance to prove he’s the next Calvin Harris. However, it is a great way to save money. If you know someone who’s in your next work and is decent on a turntable, give them a shot and see what they have to offer. Not to mention if you look to hire a college kid, depending on their major, they could put it on their resume. It could be a great pairing of savings for you and experience for them!
- Choose a wedding day that isn’t during peak season
Most weddings take place on a Friday or Saturday, but if a different day works for you then it could be in your favor. Often, when it’s not a DJ’s most-booked day, they’ll offer a discount for those who book with them on a weekday or even a Sunday. Keep that in mind as you set your date!
- Watch out for overtime charges
When you say and pay to have your DJ for four hours, keep it at that. If you go overtime, you could be paying a heftier charge than you would like, and it could bust your budget in the process. Set a time and don’t go over it.
Did you appreciate these tips and ways of saving on a DJ? If so, share with friends and family so they too can save on their next party planning venture!