Over the last 15 years, we’ve fielded hundreds of inquiries from people caught between a rock & a very hard place.
They “booked” a DJ for their event, paid said DJ in full & now it’s hours before the party...with no DJ to be found. Inevitably, they’re looking for a last minute hero at a discount.
When hiring a professional DJ(or contractor of any type) it’s in the best interest of both parties to sign a contract containing the terms of agreement, payment amount & expected execution date of services.
1-The easiest way to find out if you’re dealing with a professional is to ask them to sign a contract. If their response is anything but yes, go in the other direction.
2-If a dispute occurs, everything is in writing, so there’s no possibility of misinterpretation. When both parties have the same “notes”, things usually work out well.
3-A court of law highly favors written & endorsed documentation over verbal testimony. Memories fade over time, words on paper usually don’t.
4-The cost of services is clearly stated along with payment responsibilities of the purchaser. The contractor can’t ask for extra money after the contract has been signed.
5-Months after the contract has been signed & it’s time for the execution of services, the purchaser knows what to expect & the contractor knows what to provide. And neither party has to rely on a foggy memory from weeks before.
Contracts aren’t just something lawyers created to make more money. They were created to protect the customer.
Greenvillian DJs provide quotes, contracts & invoices to all our clients. It’s part of Professional DJ Entertainment.