As an event professional, a call I get far too often, mostly from brides, is where the client is left high and dry by their friend who convinced them they could "DJ their event for cheap". However, the other day I actually got a call from one of these DJs, and I posted the story on my Facebook page. What made the call from this DJ, who fully intends to bail on his couple, even more troubling is that he has a company name, and appears to be professional to the people researching him. The other thing that made this example stand out is that I had just ended a phone call with another bride 20 minutes prior who mentioned that she was going to make this exact same mistake, and also claimed that the "friend" was part of a DJ company. Keep reading to see the excuse this DJ gave for wanting to bail...
As I get ready to do some wedding prep for my awesome couple this weekend - Hana & JJ, I have to sit and reflect on some things.
First of all 2018 is going to be an amazing year when it comes to our weddings. We have more weddings on the books than ever before, and it's only growing from here. We're so thrilled that so many couples have chosen us to entrust with the experience that they will share with their guests on one of the biggest days of their lives. They made the investment in us, and they decided that their wedding day was worth it. I want to speak for all of us here at SoundFire DJ when I give a big thank you to all of our 2018 couples!
What are we working on for 2018?
In a word - performance.
SoundFire DJ is already well-known for the awesome delivery of the "Love Story". We aren't stopping there though. This past March Alton traveled out West to study with his mentor Mark Ferrell, the OG when it comes to telling the wedding love story, and spent 2 full days doing nothing but learning how to do this better. The results so far are - more "awes", more laughs, more cheers, more tears of joy, and, most importantly, a greater emotional connection between the couple and the audience when the couple takes the dance floor for their first dance. After the day is done, this results in better memories for all in attendance.
We talk a lot during our consultations about the difference between amateur MCs and professional MCs. Although we already repeatedly receive comments from guests such as, "I can tell you've done this before. Were you ever in broadcast?" or "Thanks for not sounding corny like the last DJ we saw at a wedding." - it's not enough. Again, we have been taking professional classes to further develop and refine our skills as the spokesperson who will represent you on a microphone in front of your friends & family. This makes a huge difference when it comes to how people experience your event!
The bottom line is your event deserves better than "cheesy shtick". You have something very real to celebrate, and the spokesperson you hire needs to be in tune with that. We take this very seriously.
Of course, the music is important too, and that's only getting better as well. For the past few years we've been bringing a level of skill to DJing that you rarely see in Northeast Wisconsin. We're not the human jukebox pressing shuffle on a playlist. We're DJs. We study the skill of taking you and your guests on a musical journey, and the learning never stops. Until you've experienced a wedding with us, you don't know what you're missing. We keep the music going with seamless transitions from song to song where everything stays on the beat, along with creative ideas that have crowds reacting like this:
See you at your events everyone!
If you'd like to learn more about how SoundFire DJ can make your event look like the pictures above, get in touch!