How to Shop for Your Prom DJ

Calling all prom-planning committees! Your school’s big night may be a several months away, but planning the magical night takes time. By now, you and the rest of your prom-planners should be waist-deep in theme ideas, party details, and fundraising. With so much going on, it’s important to focus on the main elements of the prom and then work your way down the list. Once a theme is selected and venue is booked, selecting the right prom DJ is the next big step.

In order to make your high school’s prom the best it can possibly be, the perfect DJ must be selected. Not only will they provide the entertainment for the entire night, but they can also collaborate with the prom-planning committee on ideas for the night. Follow this check list for the selecting perfect prom DJ!



You Get What You Pay For As with anything, the old saying holds true. Make sure that your committee has a decent budget approved by the school’s administration. Extra fundraising efforts may be in order, but it’s just another opportunity to for the students to spend time together creating long-lasting memories. Think of how fun (and lucrative) a car wash can be? Another great fundraising option is selling DVDs and professional pictures from the prom. These sales may give the prom committee the extra boost of cash post-prom.


Experience Matters There’s always the temptation to cut corners in order to save money. Make sure not to do this when hiring a DJ. There are many young people who are aspiring DJs, and may offer to host your school’s prom night at a discounted rate. As the committee you’re thinking, “Same music but for a cheaper price? We’ll take it!” Think again. Inexperienced DJs may turn out to be more costly than you first considered. An experienced DJ will know how to guide the flow of the party, making the most out of the few short hours the students have to enjoy it. Check out a previous article of ours that gives you more details on how hiring the right DJ can make all the difference.


DJ Consultation Once you’ve chosen the right DJ, with the right amount of experience, it’s time to consult with them. Be sure to discuss the theme you’ve decided on, along with any traditions that occur at your school’s prom. They’ll be able to work this into their overall plan for hosting the big night. Having this kind of preparation in place allows the committee and chaperones to focus more on the students during the party.




Extras Go A Long Way It’s common that prom committees are made up of generous parents or adults in the community who are willing to donate their time and efforts to coordinating the prom. These adults of the community may not have all the necessary know-how when it comes to the details involved in such an event. This is another reason why it is so important to pick the right DJ. A great DJ will offer recommendations to enhance the party beyond just the music. Photo booths, up-lighting and cabanas may be options your committee would like to consider for the school’s prom. Check out a previous article of ours that gives you more details about party enhancements.


Post by Izabella De Souza

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