FAQs

Your event will be unique a reflection of who you are. We will work one-on-one with you to plan the best reception ever! Here is a list of frequently asked questions. Feel free to drop us a line or request more information using our online form. You can also call us right now at (630) 226-9966.

Q: What makes Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth worth your investment?

A: There are no “dress rehearsals” when it comes to wedding receptions!

Finding professional services that will listen to your ideas and offer suggestions based on their expertise is essential to planning and experiencing the best wedding reception ever!

Making your vision a reality is exactly what we specialize in. Your investment in Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth will provide you with a fresh look supported by experience!

As you look into different entertainment services, you will soon find that there are many options. Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth may be your best option if you are looking for a DJ that is highly professional, energetic and polished, presented on a system that will compliment your efforts in providing a beautiful setting.

The investment that you make in Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth will be a reflection of expertise and quality.

Q: Can we choose the music to be played at our event?

A: You’ll be amazed at how flexible we are when it comes to music selection!

That’s because our experience has taught us that keeping the dance floor packed is influenced by many factors, including the order and style in which the songs are played, the way songs are mixed together, and DJ interaction.

We’ve had clients that have chosen every song for the entire event and others that have left the music selection completely up to us. Our recommendation is to provide us with a list of “must play” songs and list of “play if possible” songs. This will leave plenty of room for requests from your guests and DJ selections.

You may also stipulate that we not take requests from your guests, that’s completely up to you. We will try to accommodate requests that fit into your guidelines and the time that we have to play them.

Most importantly, have fun and select music you want to hear and dance to. After all, it’s your event!

Q: Can we have a “do not play” list?

A: Your “do not play” list is equally important or more important than the “request list” itself!

Rest assured that if a guest requests a song that is on your “do not play” list, it will not be played. Please keep in mind that your taste in music will most likely differ from that of your guests.

Q: Do you hang any banners or other advertisements?

A: Absolutely not! We respect your efforts to provide a beautiful setting for your reception. We will never attempt to make your event an advertising campaign for our company.

While we appreciate referral business, we feel our services speak for themselves.

Q: Do you provide a contract?

A: Absolutely. Our contract is straight forward and written so that you understand the terms before signing.

With the contract you can be assured that there will be no hidden extra charges or surprises at your event.

The signed contract and first payment officially reserves your date. You will receive a copy with all signatures for your records.
If you have any questions or concerns about the terms, just ask!

Q: What are the payment terms of your services?

A: The first payment of 50% along with a signed contract will secure our services.  A payment schedule will be determined based on the services provided.

Q: Do you accept gratuities?

A: Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth accepts gratuities and they are welcome if you are satisfied and we have exceeded your expectations with our DJ services.

Q: Do you take breaks?

A: Very seldom. From the moment we arrive at your reception site until the moment your guest and you dance the last dance, we will be working and paying attention to your reception!

Q: Will there be additional charges for set-up and break-down?

A: All packages include set-up and break-down; there will be no surprise charges at the end of your reception!

Q: Will you work with our wedding coordinator?

A: Absolutely! Anything we can do to assist them will be done with the utmost cooperation and respect.

Q: We do not have a wedding coordinator; will you work with our other wedding vendors?

A: Yes, we will and we want to work with them! By coordinating all of the events from your arrival to your honeymoon send off, we’ll coordinate everything we do with all of your vendors.

Q: Do you travel and work throughout the Chicagoland area?

A: Yes. Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth works throughout the Chicago area (in the city and suburbs). Tell us where you are planning your wedding reception and we’ll see if a travel fee is needed due to long distances!

Q: Do you use professional DJ equipment and sound systems?

A: Yes. Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth uses the latest technology and professional sound equipment for everything; from computer driven sound and lighting systems to the methods that we transport our equipment. We take our equipment very seriously and it delivers the highest quality sound, presentation and reliability.

Q: Will you provide an emergency backup system? What if something doesn’t work right?

A: Yes. Even though our quality equipment is maintained and updated frequently, we still bring professional back-up equipment to every event. We also have a solid back-up plan for our services.

Our reputation for providing excellent entertainment without any reliability issues is no accident.

Q: Are you insured?

A: Yes. Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth is fully-insured through Travelers Insurance is an AM Best “A” rated carrier known throughout the world as a premier company.

Not only is this insurance coverage in place to protect both Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth and you, many of the Chicago area venues are requiring proof of insurance from DJs.

A certificate of insurance can be provided to your venue upon request.

Q: Can you help us with announcements?

A: Yes! It’s our pleasure to act as your Emcee making your announcements and/or introductions with professionalism, style, and elegance!

Q: How will you be dressed?

A: Unless you have another preference, we will be dressed in formal wear. During our consultations, you may request any special requirements that you may have.

Q: Do you provide handheld, wireless microphones?

A: Yes.

Q: How early will you be to our site to set up?

A: Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth would like to arrive 1-3 hours early for every wedding reception so we can be fully set-up and in place well before your first guests arrive.

Q: Do you allow requests from our guests?

A: Absolutely, provided that the requests are consistent with your plans (as discussed in our planning sessions). Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth welcomes song requests from your guests and we’ll do our best to make sure we work in any requests that they make while at your wedding reception.

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Weddings are not worth the risk of inferior products or services. Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth has taken into consideration all potential outcomes, which is why we bring a secondary sound system to every reception. We arrive 1-3 hours early to your venue, and dedicate ourselves to your reception, and remain there.

Have you ever been to a reception where you felt the entertainer did this as a job and not as a career? Not with Fantastic DJs & Photo Booth!