A party is an excellent way of celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or a wedding. Bringing all of your family and friends together under one roof can be a magical experience, creating lasting memories for everyone involved.

The only bad thing about throwing a party is they can be rather expensive. First, you’ve got to hire the venue, which isn’t usually cheap; then you might want to put on a buffet for the guests, taking up another sizeable chunk of your budget. Before you know it you’ve already spent a few hundred quid, and you’ve not even thought about the cost of the DJ yet!

This is where some people can fall into the trap of asking a mate or someone they know to be the disk jockey for the evening. With costs mounting, it can seem like a logical way to save some money, but don’t give in to temptation as the DJ’s role is vital and should never be underestimated.

Still not convinced? Okay, to prevent you making this common mistake, here are the main reasons you should always hire a professional DJ for your party.

Professional experience

Playing a few tunes in your bedroom and playing to a packed-out room at someone’s wedding are two different things entirely, and it’s unlikely your mate has the experience to pull it off. If you want a professional job doing, then hire a professional to do the job – it’s that simple!

Know how to read the crowd

A professional DJ should be well-versed in the art of selecting and curating playlists that complement the mood of the evening. It can take years of practice to hone your skills as a DJ, and when you hire someone to be the disk jockey at your party you’re paying for that expertise. Cutting corners is likely to see your evening filled with strange track selections that don’t befit the mood at all.

More than just pressing play

As well as providing the soundtrack to your evening, the DJ will act as the master of ceremonies, serving as the host of your reception. They’ll make announcements, interact with your guests and set the mood and tempo of the party, demonstrating that a DJ does much more than just “push few buttons” as some mistakenly believe.

A wide selection of tunes

Having the right songs to play is the most important part of the DJ’s job and as someone who makes a living from playing music, they’re guaranteed to have a massive collection of tunes to choose from. If your Nan has a specific request, chances are a professional DJ will be able to dig into their catalogue and pull out that old Rolling Stones banger she’s longing for!

The correct equipment

Having the right audio equipment is vital if you want your party to run smoothly. The last thing you want is for the music to cut out when you’re showing off your best moves, so avoid spoiling the fun with dodgy equipment and hire a pro to do the job instead.

Music is the key to a good party, so a DJ’s role is essential for making sure your evening goes to plan and without any hiccups. This is why you should always hire a professional to do the job for you. For some of the best DJs Manchester has to offer, speak to a member of our team today.