Okay, you have booked the DJ that will perform at your wedding reception, but what will happen if he or she does not show up? No wedding planning is complete without having a backup plan just in case something goes wrong.
Having a plan B is important when you are planning your wedding, anything could go wrong. For instance; you could hire a wedding limo to take you to the church but if the limo driver is taking his/her sweet time to come pick you up, your plan B is to use uncle Nigel’s limo, which is parked somewhere in the compound and is serviced and ready to go.
Agreed, wedding planning is not easy on the pocket, even the smallest wedding can turn out to be pocket-draining.
One of the worst things you can do is to tighten the purse strings when it comes to hiring a DJ to entertain you and your guests at your wedding reception. Yes, you may be tempted to hire an individual DJ instead of hiring a reputable DJ company just because the individual DJ is charging you 100 to 500 dollars less than what a professional DJ company is charging.
Hiring an individual DJ is not a crime, but it is a rather risky thing to do, a number of things can happen.
- Your DJ could fall ill or could get hit by a bus on the night of your event and may not be able to show up in order to perform at your event.
- Your DJ could book another (lucrative) gig and just gives you your deposit back – this happens especially when you do not sign a contract with the DJ. There are many stories involving DJ’s who do not keep their promise.
- Your DJ may just go out of business and may not even have the decency to inform you.
Having a backup plan is MUST!
It is in your best interest to hire a reputable DJ company; this is because a full-time DJ company always put a plan B in place in case anything goes wrong. If your DJ is unable to show up due to unforeseen circumstances, then the company already has a backup DJ who is also well trained, highly experienced and totally committed to ensuring that you and your guests have a really great time.
With a reputable DJ company, you can count on not only having a skilled backup DJ, you can also count quality service because a DJ company can afford to purchase world class sound equipment that will make the music and announcements sound crystal clear.
DJ companies are also fully insured, thus providing protection for you and your guests in case there is an unanticipated accident.