Introduction: Lets go back to how one categorizes a DJ. We will take the standpoint of the difference between the Professional DJ and the DJ that has little to no experience.
1. Professional DJs use professional equipment and not home stereo equipment.
2. A Professional DJ will talk with you in advance and listen to your ideas and help plan your reception or special occasion.
3. Professional DJs will not try to be the focal point of the party. The Bride and Groom or the guest of honor should never share the spotlight!
4. Professional DJs play the music that you would like and not what they want to hear.
5. Professional DJs will be setup on time with time allotted in for reasonable early arrives or any delays that may occur.
6. Professional DJs WILL NOT subcontract your event without first having it approved by you.
7. Professional DJs will have many references of clients and business professionals.
8. Professional DJs always use contracts for your and their protection.
9. Professional DJs have liability insurance if a mishap should happen.
10. Professional DJs will not invite potential clients to your event to view their performance. A DJ can not give you and your guest 100% of their attention if they are trying to sell to other uninvited guests.
These are just a few items and by no means is the written word that a DJ must meet all of these requirements. However, they are a few major points to take into consideration when making a decision on your entertainment company.
Craig did a great job at our Daughter's Wedding reception. He kept the dance floor active and played the right music for the right generations at the right time. One of the best wedding receptions I have attended. The entire process from contacting Craig to the end of the night was simple and straightforward. The kids (and some adults) really enjoyed the bubble machine.