ProKing Entertainment Frequently Asked Questions:
Will our DJ act as an Emcee during our event?
Yes your ProKing Entertainment DJ will act as an Emcee during your event. This is one of the services we offer that is key to the success of your function. Your DJ will make all announcements and make sure that the night keeps on track according to your time line.
What makes ProKing Entertainment DJs unique from all of the other Portland DJ companies?
ProKing Entertainment offers online planning tools that will allow you to communicate the details of your event. When the form is received we will touch base with you to make sure we fully understand your unique needs. ProKing Entertainment’s attention to detail allows us to make sure nothing is missed and your entertainment is performed to perfection. We will also strive to play all your requests but at the same time play music which will keep all your guests dances and having a good time.
Do you provide music and equipment for wedding ceremonies?
At this time we do not offer this service.
How long will our DJ play music?
The amount of time your DJ will play is totally up to you. Typically Wedding entertainment lasts four hours. You can decide in advance how long you want your DJ to perform and the price will reflect the time frame. If you are having fun and want the DJ to play longer you can purchase additional time the day of the event.
Is it customary to tip the DJ?
Gratuities given to your DJ entertainer are made at the client’s sole discretion. 10 percent to 20 percent of the total fee is customary for an excellent performance.
How early will our DJ arrive to set up?
Your DJ will contact you to set up a time that works for both parties. ProKing Entertainment will be set up entirely before your guests arrive at the reception. It takes about an hour and a half to set up and typically about an hour to tear down.
What is your Wedding DJ coverage area?
I am located in the Brookings, SD area and will travel anywhere in South Dakota and Minnesota. Normally in South Dakota around the towns of Brookings, Watertown, Clear Lake, Gary, Volga, and Sioux Falls, and all areas in between. We have even been to Rapid City, SD, Chamberlin, SD, Minneapolis, MN and Iowa.
Can we pick what music to play?
Yes you can pick what music to play. Simply submit a list of songs in advance through our online form you would like to hear and we will play them. This is good because it not only gives us great songs to play but also an idea of your musical tastes. We print the requests and bring them with us and play them.
Will our DJ take guest requests?
Absolutely! We’ll work with you prior to your event to determine the specific styles and individual requests that you’d like played. We’ll also encourage your guests to make requests (if you approve) to make sure we play the songs that you and your guests want to dance to.
How do you handle overtime?
If you are having fun and want your Wedding DJ to play longer we would love to continue our performance. You can purchase additional time by paying overtime at the beginning of the hour. All overtime is purchased on an hourly basis and the cost for overtime is outlined in your contract. Overtime must be paid via cash or check prior to the DJ continuing their performance.
Do you provide a written contract?
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing. ProKing Entertainment will provide you with a written contract outlining the terms of your service. We will email you a contract for you to print out and sign. You then mail the contract along with the deposit to the address on the contract. It is important to have a contract to guarantee your DJ services. I would never suggest booking any DJ service with out a written contract.
Will you be available to answer DJ questions prior to our Wedding?
Yes. You can call, text or email as many times as you like I am always available.
What type of music do you play?
ProKing Entertainment has an extensive selection of music. We have everything from the 1940’s to today’s top 40, so there is something for all age groups. Your Brookings Wedding DJ, ProKing Entertainment will discuss with you in advance what types of music you want played during your Wedding and we will play those types of music.
What types of music do you play during dinner and cocktail hour?
I have a wide selection of cocktail and dinner music in my music library. We can discuss in advance what types of music you want us to play during this time. I typically suggest something low key such as Jazz or Classical Music played at low volumes so your guests can socialize during this time. It is your event so just let us know what you want us to play and we will play it.
How does your DJ dress for a formal event?
If it is a formal event I will typically wear a dress shirt, tie and black pants. I believe it is important for me to look professional during the event. If the event is less formal I will dress accordingly.
Can you provide wireless microphones for the wedding ceremony, toasts etc?
Yes we can provide a wireless microphone to be used during the ceremony and reception. I also have one wired microphone that I keep as a back up.
Do you have back ups for your equipment?
ProKing Entertainment DJs has the the latest in Mobile Wedding DJ equipment. Our equipment is extremely reliable. I think it is important to plan in case equipment does go out. We do have a full back up plan for each piece of equipment incase something does go wrong so we can play your wedding without fail. That includes a back up music library that will contain all of your special songs and wedding favorites.
How do we book your DJ services?
Click on the Calendar link at the top of the page and fill out the quick form to see if your date is available. If it is, then you can fill out the form for a FREE No Obligation Quote. If everything looks good to you, just click Book Online and a contract will be emailed to you. Go to your email and open the email from ProKing Entertainment with the subject line “Contract for Services”, open the attachment and print it out. Sign the bottom and mail it to the address on the contract along with the deposit. Once the contract and the deposit are received by us we will hold the date. ProKing Entertainment books on a first come first serve basis. The first contract we receive for the date with a deposit check will get the date. The deposit must be included with the signed contract. If a deposit is made the balance is due BEFORE the Wedding reception starts.
How do we pay for your services?
ProKing Entertainment DJs currently accept checks and cash. Please make all check payable to ProKing Entertainment.
How far in advance do we need to book ProKing Entertainment services?
Wedding DJs are typically booked 4-6 months in advance, but most dates are booked as much as a year ahead of time. I would try to book your DJ as early as possible. Some last minute bookings may be available as much as a few weeks ahead of time. It all depends on the dates. Typically our busiest season for wedding are May-September.
Do you charge for mileage or set up?
I do charge for mileage. The prices are spelled out on the FREE Quote Generator.
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