Q: How much do you charge?
A: We offer a variety of packages to suit each client’s needs. No two events are the same, so it is best to speak with us in person to determine exactly how we can customize a package tailored to your event and give you an exact quote.
Q: How much should I budget for a DJ at my wedding?
A: When planning a wedding, every service provider states they are the most important, but it couldn’t be truer in the case of the entertainment. Considering the entertainment bears the responsibility of over 80% of the success of your celebration, you can see why choosing a FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL DJ is the wisest choice! Let’s take some statistics from previous brides:
72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment. *
Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment. *
During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their wedding dress and 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! *
When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment. *
65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding reception, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey! *
(*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine . Sources include: Simmons; USA Today, National Bridal Service, The Knot, Brides Magazine.)
The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As the surveys above conclude that 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment & made it their #1 priority in hindsight! A Professional Wedding Entertainment company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours".
Our rates range from around $1000 - $2500, with the average wedding being around $1250. There are less experienced, part-time DJ’s that may charge much less, but when you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, why take chances?
Q: Will you hold my date?
A: We would be happy to hold your date for a small retainer fee. If you book the date, the retainer fee will be applied to your balance. Our dates are our “Inventory” so we cannot hold a date without a retainer. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks for retainer payments.
Q: Do you use contracts and are you insured?
A: Yes. To ensure our customers receive the best service possible, we use a contract for every event. A contract ensures both parties are covered in a professional manner. We are also fully insured.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: Live The Party only utilizes professional, state-of-the-art equipment for every show. Our sound, video, and lighting systems are the core of our performance. When our name, reputation, and mission to deliver the best celebration for our clients are on the line, we count on our systems to deliver amazing sights and sound. We utilize only brands that have a record of performance in the entertainment industry. Our performances are crafted on digital sound systems utilizing industry standard Serato DJ software, digital control surfaces, and Apple computers. WE WILL NEVER UTILIZE AN IPOD BASED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM! Creatively, this combination allows us to create and perform in way never before possible. With the latest technology in audio, video, and lighting you are guaranteed a worry-free event.
Q: Will you be appropriately dressed for our occasion?
A: Absolutely! Please specify the type of apparel for your occasion during the planning process. Formal wear or coat and tie are the most popular forms of attire at wedding. If you are having a "themed" event, make sure we’re informed, we like to dress up too!
Q: Will You Drink Alcohol During My Event?
A: Never! Our company policy is: No Drinking of Alcohol or other Intoxicating Substance during ANY performance.
Q: What kind of music do you have?
A: We currently have a music library of over 75,000 songs, and it grows daily. We have music spanning every era and genre. We are just as comfortable playing big band classics are we are playing new pop music. If for some reason we don’t have just the song you want, we will get it!
Q: Can I request a specific entertainer?
A: Of course! We want you to be comfortable with your entertainer, so it is in our best interest to ensure you get someone you’ve seen at a prior performance. If you’d like, we can arrange a special performance in our offices or at your place of choosing as a demonstration.