Party Time DJ Services
Seriously best night ever! Couldn't of asked for a better DJ. They knew all the best songs (oldies & newer, rock, pop, dance) , took requests & just made our night perfect! The price was extremely reasonable. We definitely recommend them for events & have been asked by many of our guests who our DJ was as they did a fantastic job. 10 out of 10!!
We were recommended Party Time DJ after our original DJ double booked. I have to say it was a blessing in disguise because Shawn and Jennifer were AWESOME!! They truly made our event spectacular! They played great music all night and guest could not believe how much fun they were having! Shawn kept is eye on the clock all evening keeping us right on schedule! They answered all our questions and did everything we requested. It was perfect!!
Craig and I would like to thank Party Time DJ Services for the great service they provided. They dj'd for us at our stag n doe and also at our wedding. We heard nothing but compliments from everyone during and after the events. Everyone was up dancing all night long. Thank you so much for everything, you guys are really good at what you do! Highly recommended!!
You guys were great- thanks for a fantastic time!
Party Time DJ Services DJ'd both our stag & doe, as well as our wedding in early 2012. They were amazing to work with - very accomodating and answered all of my questions in a very timely manner. For the stag & doe, they kept the party up-beat all night and made sure everyone was having a great time, and they made any announcements we needed and also helped with some of the games! As for the wedding, we were just as happy with their services! They kept the night going with all kinds of great music and made sure everyone was having a great time. I would definitely recommend using Party Time DJ Services for your next event!
Very professional and nice to work with, went over every little detail with us and kept us informed. Also cheaper then most dj services in the area and most importantly played good music with all the latest hits!
Excellent music and service!! Highly recommended!
They played great music and kept people dancing all night long!!
We had Party Time DJ at our stag and doe and our Wedding. Shawn was great at keeping the flow going, especially at our stag and doe when there was so much going on (games, dancing, prizes, draws). Shawn has a talent at playing the right songs and adding in those personal touches to make your party one of a kind. If you are looking for someone who knows how to have a good time and is professional at the same time, I would highly recommend him for any occasion.
Welcome to Party Time DJ Services! Party Time DJ is Chatham-Kents' premiere wedding DJ service. Party Time DJ is all about making your event the one to remember.
We bring your special night to life by creating a sensational evening that will live in your guests' memories.
We play music for all ages various genres of music hits from yesterday to the hottest hits of today and use a professional DJ system with the latest in digital technology.
In addition to 1000 watts of digital sound and over 20000 songs, Party Time DJ Services offers, dinner/event music and free consultation. You get to choose your music for your event and we welcome requests.
Party Time DJ Services has great music knowledge and provides appropriate music for every event and function. A wireless mic is available for your speech's before and during the event. Party Time DJ Services has first class DJs 'to make your event one to remember, Serving Chatham, Blenheim, Tilbury. Dresden, Wallaceburg, Merlin, and all surrounding areas.
10 questions to ask before hiring a mobile DJ entertainment service:
1. Are we guaranteed a DJ on the day of our event?
A written agreement (contract) with your specific terms protects you from unscrupulous operators.
2. How many years of experience do you have?
Experience brings knowledge of common problems and situations. Be sure your DJ has experience with your type of event. Ask for referrals.
3. May we contact your references?
References are a major party of the entertainment business. This helps clarify the significance about the service.
4. Do you belong to any professional associations or trade groups?
An involved business shows a willingness to learn, network, and share ideas. Belonging to a professional trade group reflects a caring attitude and respect.
5. Will you allow requests?
This is your event and your special requests should be welcome. If a song seems inappropriate, a good DJ service will explain the reason(s) and ask, or suggest, an alternative.
6. How early will you be there to set up?
An average of 60-90 minutes should be allowed for set up and sound check. Normally there is no additional charge for this and should be part of the entire service.
7. How will the DJ be dressed?
Proper attire reflects a positive image to your guests. The DJ should be dressed as good or better than your guests.
8. Are you insured?
Insurance is a part of any legitimate business. Liability and casualty policies protect yourself, your guests, and the DJ company.
9. Do you use professional gear (equipment)?
Using professional sound and lighting equipment helps insure a reliable service and quality presentation.
10. Will you provide an emergency back-up system at our event?
Weddings, Mitzvahs, birthdays, and special events are often a once in a lifetime opportunity. A back-up system protects your investment.
This section's tips are provided by: CDJA (Cmerican DJ Association) in conjunction with DiscJockeys.com.
Selecting Your Music
Choosing the right music is one of the most important decisions you make in planning your event. Music sets the tone for your whole event, from the first song to the last song. While the process can seem intimidating, with a little support it can be a wonderful opportunity for self-expression.
Here are some things to think about when planning your music:
• Start the selection process early. The best DJ's are booked well in advance. The busy wedding months in many metro areas are March through June and September through December. Also keep in mind that Saturday nights are more in demand than other times.
• Look for a DJ that can play styles to suit all your guests. Your event should reflect your tastes, but you want everyone to have a great time. Look over your guest list and think about what they might like to dance and listen to. Of course, your friends are very important, but you should consider your relatives and your parents' friends as well. Be sure to choose DJ's who can provide the variety of music you want. A great DJ will make each one of your guests feel that at some point in the evening the DJ was playing just for them.
• Look for DJ's who can serve as a resource about every aspect of the entertainment for your special day. Talk with the DJ about repertoire, volume levels and audience participation. Ask lots of questions and be specific about your expectations. Don't hesitate to ask for suggestions.
Your DJ should listen carefully to your ideas and concerns. It is their attention to detail that will ensure that your event will be all that you dreamed.
What to expect from a service
Chances are this is your first time hiring a Disc Jockey Service. Many people are tempted to ask (What is your price?) for their first question when interviewing a prospective disc jockey service. This is not the best way to start your interview.
Price is important but not the determining factor. You want to get all of the information and the most for your money. One potential DJ may charge less because the company is lessexperienced or is not as well equipped to handle your function. Some DJ services charge more because their service has a great reputation and may have many bookings. They may also have an exceptional sound and light show and many years of experience. Remember the law of supply and demand.
There is Shop around and look for the best over all package that fits you. We have put together this list of questions to help you interview prospective DJ services. We hope you find the professional that is right for you!
1. Do you use professional pro audio gear? What are some of the brand names you use?
The DJ tells you name brands that you can buy at the local electronic store (Best Buy, Circuit City etc. ) chances are they are not using pro audio gear. Home Hi-Fi gear is not made to hold up to the demands of repeat performances of professional use.
2. Do you provide back up gear in case of an emergency?
Chances are nothing will happen at your event, but if it does, is your DJ prepared to trouble shoot the problem? Do they have back-up equipment on location to get the party back on track? (They should have extra cables, fuses, basic tools, CD player, amplifier, mixer, etc.).
3. Ask them if their DJ service is insured?
If the service is professional and reputable, they will be insured. Most DJ services will at least have liability insurance for $1,000,000. Some will also have their equipment insured.
4. Are we guaranteed the DJ of our choice the day of the event?
Some DJ companies have more than one DJ working for them. While the company may have been in business for years, your DJ may have been hired last week, so be sure who you are getting. Most companies have references on the specific DJ who will be assigned to your event.
5. How many years of experience do you have?
This is a commonly asked question. The question should be how many events have you performed at? A seasoned DJ will have performed at hundreds of events.
6. May we call three of your references?
A good DJ service keeps current references. The list that they provide for you should have at least ten or more names and not be more than six months old. This is a good indicator of the quality you can expect. If you are not comfortable with calling strangers, ask if they have any banquet halls, photographer, or video services that recommend them. Most banquet halls, photographers and videographers work with a lot of different DJ services every weekend.
7. How will you be dressed?
Specify the type of apparel that your Disc Jockey is expected to wear for your occasion. Formal attire or coat & tie are the most popular forms of attire. If you are having a "themed" event, make sure your entertainer is informed.
8. How early will you be Set-Up?
Most DJ services like to have the opportunity to do a sound and light check before any guests arrive. The last thing you want is a DJ hauling equipment through your receiving line and or guests.
9. Ask if they allow requests from you and your guests?
Consider the policy of requests. The best DJs will take requests form the audience and work them into their routine. But don't expect the DJ to play every request. An excellent DJ blends requests with songs that will get your guests up and moving.
10. What type of music is available?
Remember it is not the number of CDs, Tapes or Albums they carry but the content of the media. Ask them how many hit songs they carry and what type of music they have. Ask them how do they stay current with the new hits. A good DJ service will carry a wide variety of music and will have as many as 2000 hits or more. There are professional DJ services like Promo Only and Hot Hits that are available to professional DJs. These services provide the latest hits played on the radio stations with new additions released monthly. Remember that during the dancing segment of your reception a DJ will average 65 to 75 songs, so you should hear nothing but hits all night long. This will keep your dance floor full all night and everyone will have a great time.
11. Do you provide a written contract?
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing . Ask for a written agreement, especially if you are paying an initial retainer. The standard initial payment for entertainment services is 50%. If you are expecting a specific entertainer, make sure you get it in writing as well