DJ Entertainment- Enhancements

DJ Entertainment- Enhancements

Music is the heartbeat of your important affair. At M & T Event Entertainment, we are fully committed to providing you with the DJ entertainment package that will exceed your entertainment expectations. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, most reliable and exceptional DJ Service. To the quality conscious client who demands only the very best., your total satisfaction is our number one goal… Always.

Photo Booths

Our Photo Booths are an open style which creates fun for large groups and couples alike. The open style allows your guests to freely join in or watch the fun that other groups are having. With 150+ quality props, the possibilities are endless. When we set-up, it resembles a retail store where your guests can ‘shop’ for items. Experienced hosts are there to help with choices and blocking (showing your guests where to stand) for the best quality results. Photos are printed quickly and prints are unlimited. You will receive a digital copy of every picture taken at your event.  Your guests will see a live view and slideshow on our 50 inch TV! You can even download your photos directly to your phone with our built-in network.

Lighting

My team of lighting experts will help paint your room with beautiful lights and exciting dance floors. M & T Event Entertainment can also create stunning landscapes and wondrous images on your walls and even the cake!

  

 

Compare our value

Today, a good value is more important than ever. We give you a high-quality entertainment package with no hidden costs. We invite you to compare M & T Event Entertainment quality and commitment to other entertainment companies in the area. From backyard parties to corporate events, we can do it all. We will help make your event a success.

 

 

Interesting Wedding Statistics

Interesting Wedding Statistics

I found some very interesting wedding statistics. During wedding planning, Brides said their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities.

Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

  • 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a DJ instead.
  • When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
  • 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their entertainment.
  • Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.

Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

The DJ that you select will be taking on the responsibility of over 80% of the success of your party and often gets paid less than 3% of the total budget (based on the average $25,000.00 Wedding, 3% would equal $750.00).

If the DJ is a poor performer or even worse doesn’t show up, your entire investment is wasted, not just that 3%.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $450 to $3,500 with an average rate of $1000 for a 4-hour booking. A wedding DJ will bring an average of $7,000 worth of equipment to your event, not to mention back-ups in case of emergency.

Cost of doing business correctly

An experienced DJ also has business costs; websites, phone, insurance, advertising, office costs, a vehicle with maintenance, gas, and insurance.

Also, the cost of purchase or replacement of equipment, music and karaoke subscriptions, professional attire, and grooming, software, and programming costs, not to mention the cost of living and food.

An experienced disc jockey will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for “4 hours”. Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.

The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

**Source: Bride & Groom Magazine

How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?

How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?

We cannot tell you how many times we are asked “What is the cost for a 4-hour reception?” or “ Are you available on this date and how much?” Direct answers given to these questions provide misinformation that leads you in the wrong direction. The average price for a 4-hour wedding can vary depending on state and type of market you live in, the amount of equipment needed and the level of quality you desire. I am sure you have heard the horror stories about the tacky DJ that only plays certain types of music.

We know that the budget is a concern when planning a wedding. Here is a breakdown of the pay for each level of DJ:

Inexperienced or hobbyist DJ

$200- $300 per gig = Typically a DJ who is just starting out or a hobbyist. No microphone skills. Will not have a plan and will forget your name at least once. Sets will be sloppy and the song choices will be limited. They will play what they know. Straight up, if your budget is limited to the first group, you are probably better off going DIY. Rent decent equipment and have a friend DJ your wedding with an iPod. This way you won’t risk having someone play inappropriate music or make inappropriate announcements.

Slightly experienced DJ

$400- $600 per gig = A little better, one to three years experience but most likely still a part-time DJ. Limited microphone skills. May have a plan and might at least write your name down. This level DJ is more prone to making mistakes because they don’t have the time to properly prepare for your wedding. They most likely have a full-time job so they cannot focus as well on the success of your wedding! You might find a gem in this group, but you run the risk of having a DJ who just shoots from the hip. They could also be very cheesy and think that the chicken dance and Y.M.C.A. are standard play. They will still play what they know. Hopefully, not a club DJ or music will be loud….very.. loud.

Good DJ

$800- $1000 per gig = Three to five years experience, might be part of a multi-op company and receiving some training from a professional. Knows hit songs from every decade and can put a good set together. Should have a decent plan of the basics. Good microphone skills and might even be learning how to MC events. Will offer ceremony services as well. May have a photo booth and a few reception enhancements.

Well trained DJs may also offer basic packages in this range for intimate weddings with no wedding party or for those getting married for the second time. Not a whole lot of planning is needed.

Experienced DJ

$1000- $2500 per gig = Experienced DJ with excellent microphone skills, well-prepared, trained, full-time Master of Ceremonies. A well-detailed plan that has been reviewed by the couple to eliminate misunderstandings. Has all of the proper equipment. Offers ceremony services, provides lapel microphones and can patch into the videographer. Makes personalized introductions and uses emotion to create memories. Always learning and trying to improve their skills, vast knowledge of music and knows how to put sets together. Knows how to build a dance floor and keep it full. Interacts well with the guests and is never overbearing or cheesy. Also offers photo booths and many different reception enhancers to create the ‘WOW’ factor.