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What do I need to know about planning the outline of my event?

The order and timeline of events is a very important part of the overall success of your reception.  As skilled event designers and professional event coordinators, we are experts at helping you plan the very best sequence for all the events and formalities.

While you may get ideas from others, only your Master of Ceremonies along with your DJ can structure and orchestrate the perfect sequence for you, one that seamlessly flows from one event to the next, while maximizing guest enjoyment and participation.  If you are planning a tentative agenda with any other event professionals (caterer, photographer, videographer, etc.) please call us first.  We will be happy to share our expertise and experience, which will help you create a beautiful celebration.

What do I need to know about your Sound System & Set-Up?

One of the most important factors in the success of your reception is where my DJ sound system is to be set.  It is critical that the DJ system is placed in an area directly next to the dance floor, and that we have a good line of sight to the entrance of the room, head table and cake table.  As your Master of Ceremonies, your DJ needs to be able to see each of these areas in order to control the timing of each.  It is not a good idea to surround your dance floor on all four sides with tables.  Remember that our speakers need to carry sound to the dance area.  If there are tables directly between the speakers and the dance floor, the guests seated at those tables will have an uncomfortable level of sound.  Please be sure to provide us with a minimum of a 6’ X 10’ area to set the sound system and speakers.

What is the Gratuity?

Unlike many other service professionals, we do not contractually add service charges or gratuities.  After considering the advanced pre-planning, the level of service and quality of presentation, along with your overall enjoyment, we believe you should decide for yourself what level of gratuity you would like to give.

Do I need to provide you a meal?

If you would like to provide us with a meal, it is not necessary to include us in your final count with the caterer unless you are having a sit down (Plated meal).  Buffets are often available for us without the additional cost being incurred by you.  Since most event day

and/or evenings are usually 8-14 hours long, we always eat something to keep our energy levels up.  The music never stops while the DJ breaks for a quick bite to eat, no longer than 15 minutes.  JX3 Events staff NEVER consumes beverages containing alcohol.  However, providing ice water and soft drinks is greatly appreciated.

Are wireless microphones available for our use?

Yes, all of our DJ’s have wireless microphones that may be used for toasts, announcements, dedications or karaoke.  If you have any special requests, we will make sure to bring extra.

What is the average set-up time?

We will be at the location at least 1 – 2 hours prior to the agreed start time that you have contracted us for.  Ideally, everything will be in place 20-30 minutes prior to your guest arriving.  We do not charge extra for set-up fee, this fee is included in our price quote given in our guests contract.  If we need more time, depending on your particular set up and event location, we will let you know ahead of time.

Do you have a policy on dress code for events?

Our DJ’s will dress for ALL events from elegant, formal, casual, to beach and luau attire.  We will coordinate a color scheme with you for our dancers and staff as well.  They will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

Do you provide backup gear in case of an emergency?

Never take anything for granted.  We carry and have readily available our backup system in case something should happen to the primary equipment.  For peace of mind, up to this date, we have not encountered any situations in which our equipment has failed.  We carry professional grade equipment. We have pictures of most of our equipment in our packages.

How many years of experience do you have?

JX3 Events staff has been entertaining Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami/Dade counties events for over 13 years. We strive to make your party, THE PARTY to remember!

Point to Ponder…

Disc Jockey rates vary based on experience level, emcee ability, service to be given, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.  Current rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $500.00 to $4,500.00 with an average of $1,500.00 for a 4 hour booking.

The best price is not always the best deal, especially when planning a once in a lifetime event.   As a matter of fact in regards to weddings, surveys conclude that 98% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.  You will forget the food, the place settings, and even some of the decorations…but the DJ, if he/she is great, can create memories that will last forever.  A full-service disc jockey will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for “4-5 hours”.  Consultations, music purchasing, editing, preparation, set-up, tear-down, education and other event related projects add up to the overall success of your special event.

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