When it comes to planning an event, there is one crucial element that significantly influences the success of that occasion; the music that is played. At Floorfillers Entertainment, we understand this better than anyone. Having provided top-rated DJs for weddings, private parties, and corporate functions for over a decade now, we have seen firsthand how a professional DJ can elevate an ordinary event to an unforgettable experience. This post delves into the top seven reasons why hiring a professional DJ is not just a choice but a necessity for ensuring your event’s success.
1. Expert Music Selection:
Music sets the tone for any event. Professional DJs are not just skilled in playing music; they are connoisseurs of creating an atmosphere and adept at curating playlists that cater to diverse tastes and event types. The best DJs have one aim for the event itself; to make sure that everybody has a good time and to fill the dance floor.
Whether it’s a romantic ballad for a wedding dance or an upbeat track for a 21st birthday party, a professional DJ will have the expertise to create the perfect playlist that flows seamlessly and brings energy to the room. They also understand the subtleties of different genres and can blend various styles seamlessly, ensuring that every guest finds a beat they can enjoy.
How do Floorfillers Entertainment make sure the DJ is an expert?
Every single one of the professional DJs in our team goes through a strict vetting process to make sure that they are up to the task. Before we ever have them work with a client, every new DJ ‘shadows’ our existing team on multiple occasions to make sure they understand our requirements and see ‘how we do things’ as a company.
They also provide us with sample playlists and sample mixes. Additionally, they undergo our extensive ‘event day training’ programme that ensures every DJ understands our expectations and can deliver for every client.
Only when all of these steps have been completed do we allow them to become part of the team.
2. Professional Equipment and Sound Quality:
Sound quality can make or break the experience. There’s nothing worse than a muffled sound or a ‘screeching’ noise from the speakers. A professional DJ will come equipped with the highest grade of audio equipment, ensuring crystal clear sound that resonates throughout the venue. This will include microphones for any speeches and any extra speakers required for the background music.
Additionally, a professional DJ will bring an elegant and ‘energy-bringing’ light show that adds to the atmosphere and creates an inviting dance floor for your guests. These will often include computer-controlled lighting effects that can be controlled to match the beat of the music and the colour scheme of the event.
What equipment do Floorfillers Entertainment’s DJs bring?
From state-of-the-art speakers to advanced mixing consoles, we invest in top-tier sound gear to provide an auditory experience that is both immersive and clear. This professional setup avoids common issues like feedback or uneven sound levels, guaranteeing a smooth auditory experience from start to finish.
We also bring our computer-controlled lighting show which consists of multiple moving head lights that throw beams of light across the dance floor, bring elegant patterns to the guests and subtly light the walls of every venue to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Finally, we bring all of the stands, cables and covers needed to provide an elegant-looking DJ setup. Have a look at some of our equipment setups in our gallery.
3. Seamless Event Flow and Timing:
One of the less discussed but critical roles of a DJ is managing the event’s pace. A professional DJ excels in this aspect, ensuring a seamless transition between different segments of your event. Be it pacing the evening with background music during dinner or amping up the energy for the dance floor, they possess a knack for timing. This expertise is particularly pivotal in maintaining the event’s flow, avoiding any awkward pauses or abrupt changes.
Can Floorfillers Entertainment’s DJs manage the event?
Absolutely! All of our DJs are trained to be able to make announcements, manage the timings of the event and ensure that everything runs smoothly. We finalise all of these details well in advance of the day itself too, which ensures that everybody knows the plan. No headaches or last-minute worries!
4. Customisation and Personalisation:
Every event is unique, and a professional DJ will understand the importance of personalisation. They work closely with clients to understand their preferences and themes, incorporating specific requests and announcements to reflect the personal style of the host/(s). This customisation extends to music selection, volume control, and interaction with guests, making each event a tailored experience.
Can we have completely personalised music for our event?
All of our DJs have depth and breadth of experience in mixing different genres of music to build an evening that delights. Whether you’re into house music, prefer some 80s rock or love soul and Motown, our DJs can cater to this. None of the ‘same old playlist’ that you’ve heard at every other event you’ve ever been to!
5. Crowd Engagement and Energy Management:
A professional DJ is not just a music player but an energy manager. They read the room, adapting the music to the crowd’s mood. Their skill lies in keeping the energy high and the guests engaged. Whether encouraging guests onto the dance floor or creating a relaxed ambience for conversations, a professional DJ will manage the energy to create your desired ‘vibe’.
Will our DJ accept requests?
Our DJs are not just skilled in music selection; they are also adept at interacting with guests and accommodating their song requests. We believe that guest requests can significantly contribute to the event’s enjoyment, and our DJs skillfully incorporate these into the playlist while maintaining the overall flow and energy of the event. However, we also respect your preferences. If there are specific songs or genres you prefer not to have played, we honour these requests to ensure the music aligns with your preferences.
6. Reliability and Professionalism:
When you hire a DJ, you are not just hiring a music expert but a professional committed to the success of your event. The best DJs are known for their reliability, punctuality, and professional demeanour. From adhering to dress codes to interacting courteously with guests, they ensure that their presence adds to the event’s sophistication.
What happens if the DJ is ill or there is an emergency?
At Floorfillers Entertainment, we understand the importance of reliability. That’s why we assign a ‘backup DJ’ to every single booking. In the rare event that a DJ is ill or there is an emergency that means they are unable to DJ for your event, we have a second DJ who is already fully briefed and ready to go. This is beneficial for everybody. It gives you peace of mind that we will be there no matter what happens, it gives the DJs peace of mind that there is a plan in place should it be required, and it makes sure our team can deliver for every single client. Without fail. We have a 100% success rate and don’t plan on changing this any time soon! Whilst we hope our backup plans are never needed, it’s better to have them in place than not at all.
7. Stress-Free Experience for Event Organisers:
Organising an event can be stressful. By hiring a professional DJ, you delegate the responsibility of music management, allowing you to focus on other aspects of the event. A professional DJ will handle all aspects of music setup and execution, ensuring a stress-free experience for the organisers. This peace of mind is invaluable, especially in large or logistically complex events.
What does the booking process with Floorfillers Entertainment look like?
Everything starts with a Music Plan consultation. This involves a call with one of our friendly Music Advisors who will ask a series of questions to help understand your event and what you are looking for in a DJ. We will then prepare a quote for you to review which details everything you discuss.
Once confirmed, you will be assigned a dedicated Event Manager who will liaise with you, your DJ, your venue and any other suppliers right up to your event to make sure everything is sorted and runs smoothly on the day.
The role of a professional DJ in the success of an event cannot be overstated. From expert music selection and superior sound quality to personalised experiences and impeccable professionalism, a DJ from Floorfillers Entertainment ensures that your event is not just an occasion but a memorable experience. If you’re planning an event and want to ensure its success, consider hiring a professional DJ. Get in touch with us at Floorfillers Entertainment – we can’t wait to help bring your dream to reality.