Why do rates vary so much from company to company?
How do I know if I am choosing the right disc jockey service?
What are your emergency procedures?
Prompt, reliable service is essential to making your event a success. ProShow offers an exclusive 24-hour on-call emergency cellular service to ensure we can be reached at a moment’s notice, as well as having backup equipment available. To guarantee our contracts, we have a disc jockey on call at all times.
Are your disc jockeys insured?
Are all costs included in your package prices, or are there additional charges for equipment and/or services?
How many hours should I contract?
ProShow offers the ability to book additional hours the evening of your event at the same rate offered when you originally booked your date. The flexibility to add time as needed allows you to control your budget and gives you the option to add time, if necessary. Many of our clients use additional time and may stay with their guests until the end, or may set aside payment for ½ to 1 hour and leave the event early.
Be sure you know the cost of adding time that evening, as some companies may add a surcharge (ProShow does not). Also, be certain that your event facility will allow extra time to be booked that night. Some halls have minimums and maximums on time allotted.
What items do I need to provide, or have the hall provide, for the disc jockey?
Does the disc jockey take breaks?
Should I include dinner for the disc jockey?
Is gratuity included for my disc jockey?
How will the disc jockey dress for my occasion?
ProShow’s standard dress code is the following:
Formal: Tuxedo Look: Black Pants, Black Jacket, Tuxedo Shirt and Tie/Vest/Button Cover
Semi-Formal: Dress Pants, Jacket, Shirt and Tie or Full Suit
Semi-Casual: Khaki or Dress Slacks and Collared Button Down Shirt
Casual: Khaki or Dress Jeans and Polo Style Collared Shirt
How far in advance should I book your services?
- What month are you looking for? January thru March months are the slow season for disc jockey services. These months you can get away with even booking within weeks of your event. If you are looking for April and November dates, typically 3 months advance notice should give you ample time. For any other months, a minimum 6 months advance is necessary. ProShow has bookings from anywhere to a year/year and half in advance on some dates.
- If you are looking to request a specific disc jockey for your event, it is essential that you contact the service as soon as you have your date squared away. Requests can be made at anytime. ProShow has had clients requesting a specific disc jockey book as early as 15 months in advance.
- If you are booking a wedding anywhere within a 30-mile radius of the University of Notre Dame, consult a university calendar to be sure your event doesn’t conflict with major events, such as home football games. Events that are highly attended at the University usually cause area hotels to be booked far in advance. Furthermore, football away game days are disc jockeys’ quickest booked dates, as students of the University can only hold their dances those weekends. If you will have out-of-town guests needing accommodations, either book your date early and block rooms, or consider moving your date.
- If you are looking for alternative dates, consider Friday and Sunday for your event date or even an afternoon get together. Many services offer discounted rates for Sunday events; which may be a way to maximize your dollar.