ANSWERS TO OUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
All of the DJs who work for Midwest Best DJs have a minimum of 5 years professional DJing experience. With most of our DJs having 10 or more years of professional experience.
We only use top of the line professional DJ equipment.
We always retain one DJ per weekend in each location as a backup in the event of an emergency. In addition, all DJs have a backup system with them should something fail.
Our DJs only take requests if you allow it. If allowed, our DJs “filter” requests, meaning they will not play a song that you specifically asked them not to play or music from a genre you asked them not to play. If someone makes a request that fits in well with what the DJ is playing at the time and with the music you want, then the DJ will try and play it.
You are able to pick which songs you definitely want to hear, and ones you do not want to hear, for your event. We have an online planning system for this.
Sure, but we would like to get the music file(s) in advance of the event. If doing this, please consider the audience attending your event.
The deposit is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the event date. Payments can be made through our online planning system using a debit or credit card or PayPal account, or by mailing a check.
We do not include gratuity in the final contract price. 10-20% is generally recommended if your DJ did a great job, but it is entirely up to you.
Yes, DJs are able to play past the contracted time, but payment is due at that time if at all possible.
A good time frame is at least six to twelve months out for a wedding. Less for other events. However, we have DJs available for last minute events as well.
This is not required in our contract and is completely up to you. We recommend providing a meal so the DJ can be available for announcements and any other unforeseen changes. Typically, the catering director or event coordinator will set aside a meal or boxed dinner for the DJ if requested by the client.
We offer ceremony audio, lighting (uplighting & dance floor lighting), and photo booths.
We would like for you to at least give your DJ 15-20 songs of different genres and artists you would like to hear, as well as songs/artists you don’t, so your DJ has an idea of what music you’d like for the different parts of the event.
Yes! Our professional entertainment team can travel to where you are based on our contract, additional travel time and hotel or lodging may apply.