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Answers to many of Fantasy Productions' most frequently asked questions...

You can find answers on this page to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the Fantasy Productions office. Simply click on the questions/answers to open and close them. Or you can use the handy buttons to open/close all the FAQs at once. Remember: you can always call us with any questions you may have that are not listed here.

              
  • Are your DJs insured?
  • Yes. Every Fantasy Emcee and DJ carries their own $1,000,000.00 liability policy. This can be forwarded to your catering hall prior to the event.

  • Do your DJs carry backup equipment?
  • Yes. We'll have a second set of essential backup equipment on-site at all times. If a component were to fail, it can easily be switched on-location to avoid interruption to your event.

  • Are our prices fair?
  • Most people say that the entertainment and food are the two most important parts of a great party, and they usually remember the music long after they forget the prime rib. Yet, at a typical wedding of, say, 150 guests, the cost for food can range from $75 to $150 (or more) per guest. Our DJ services are only a fraction of that amount per guest. We think that's a great value!

  • If I hire Fantasy Productions DJs who will my DJ be?
  • Fantasy Productions prides itself on being a small, friendly entertainment company made up of people who are deeply committed to making your event one that you and your guests will always remember. 90% of our business comes from direct referrals. (The other 10% comes from people who visit our website.) We employ five DJs who are professionally trained at every type of event. The DJ that you choose will be at your event. His/her name will be on the contract at the time of booking. We never subcontract to outside companies. All of our DJs have been selected based on their talent and professionalism. They all have fantastic reputations of their own and we have complete confidence in their service. The reputation of our company is far too important to us to settle for less.

  • Can I meet with the DJ?
  • Of course! Meetings can be arranged prior to booking to review your event in detail and discuss our experience, as well as prior to the event to review the fine details for the reception. This consultation can also take place over the phone if your schedule does not support a face to face meeting.

  • Can I see the DJ perform live?
  • We would be happy to have you come out to one of our bridal showcases. It is difficult to invite clients to the weddings of other clients, but we will be happy to oblige your request if the venue is appropriate for this (i.e. a wedding at a hotel or restaurant where there are bound to be non-wedding guests walking around). We can discuss this in greater detail during a consultation.

  • What areas do you serve?
  • We serve the entire tri-state area of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. We have also performed as far away as Georgia, Boston and Virginia.

  • I'm looking for a certain style. Can you accommodate my wishes?
  • Feel free to customize the style of your event! We can accommodate any style...ranging from a low-key, elegant wedding at an intimate restaurant to a high-energy and elaborate dance party for hundreds of guests at a catering hall.

  • What kind of music do you play?
  • Whatever you and your guests want to hear! We all carry an enormous music collection containing thousands of hit songs on CD/MP3 format. If you'd rather not make a request list, we will be more than happy to read the crowd and select just the right music based on our years of experience.

  • Can we request a "do not play" list?
  • Yes. Sometimes the do not play list is equally important or more important than the request list itself! We understand that you don't want to hear certain songs that may conjure up an unpleasant memory. Maybe you've attended many receptions lately and are simply tired of hearing the typical wedding songs. And if a guest requests a song that is on your "do not play" list, we will politely and diplomatically recommend another choice.

  • What if we want to hear a song that you don't have?
  • Although we have an extensive music library of songs from the 1940s up until today's current hits, there might be a song that we don't own. In this circumstance, it is our responsibility to find that song prior to your event. Some clients will say "I have the song, you can borrow it from me". We appreciate the offer, but let's face it, you will have many more important things to worry about prior to your event than supplying us with a CD. You are hiring us to supply the music, so we are more than happy to go out and purchase the songs that we do not already have in our collection.

  • Do you have all the latest music?
  • We stay up-to-date by subscribing to multiple CD pools in every format of today's music.

  • How many hours are included?
  • Our rates are based upon 4 hours with the cocktail hour available as an add-on. Overtime is available at all events.

  • What kind of music do you play over cocktails and dinner?
  • Generally softer music, such as jazz instrumentals, soft rock or love songs, at a volume that is low enough to allow your guests to talk. Of course, this is just a suggestion and you can make a separate request list just for these portions of the event. If the cocktail hour is in a separate room from the main reception, we have an additional setup for that location.

  • Can you play at my wedding ceremony as well?
  • Absolutely. We will provide pre-ceremony music (for when your guests are seated prior to the ceremony), all appropriate music for the ceremony itself (processionals, recessionals, candle lighting, etc.) and post ceremony music (light music for after the ceremony when your guests are filtering out of the ceremony area).

  • When will the DJ arrive at the event?
  • We usually arrive 90 minutes prior to the contracted start time to set up. This time is not billable and is included in your cost for the event.

  • What will my DJ be wearing?
  • We will be tuxedo-attired, unless you prefer otherwise.

  • What kind of equipment will my DJ be using?
  • We use only the newest, top of the line, professional DJ audio and lighting equipment. A cordless microphone is available for speeches or toasts. Each individual DJ has his own preferences of equipment, but some of the brands used are Denon, Mackie, Bose, Numark, Shure, Elite, Rane and Gemini.

  • Are lighting effects included?
  • We will include lighting for a small additional charge, based on your needs. We have several different lighting packages—small dance floor set-ups to giant, intelligent light shows—from which you may choose.

  • Are giveaways included?
  • We will be happy to add party favors to your package (we have some packages that include them). These items range from Hawaiian leis, sunglasses, inflatable guitars and saxophones, maracas, party hats and more. We can customize a package of giveaways if you wish.

  • Do your DJs take breaks throughout the evening?
  • Our DJ services are non-stop! From our scheduled start time to the last song of the evening (or afternoon), we'll never pause to take a break. Music will be lowered to accommodate the meal portion of the event. Your guests will be able to carry on conversations without fighting the volume of the music during the meal.

  • Do your DJs hang banners or other advertisements?
  • No. We pride ourselves on the fact that 90% of our business is through direct referrals. We feel our services speak for themselves. The extent of our "advertising" is a few business cards next to our equipment so guests can easily take a card and/or brochure if they so choose.

  • How long has Fantasy Productions been in business?
  • Fantasy Productions was established in 1994. We've been proudly hosting receptions, parties and other special events for 23 years.

  • How much of a deposit do you require?
  • Deposits vary depending upon the package that you book. This can be discussed in greater detail during a consultation. Most deposits range from $200 to $400.

  • Is there any sales tax or any other fee applied to your services?
  • In New Jersey there is no sales tax added to our services. This means your total package price will be the absolute final price. We have no other additional charges applied to our services.

  • How far in advance should I book my event?
  • There's no set time, really. Some dates are booked two years in advance, while others aren't booked until a month before. However, some dates are more popular than others. For example, October has become one of the hottest wedding months of the year. Of course, dates in these months get booked sooner than less popular times of the year.

  • How do you coordinate with others such as my caterer, photographer, videographer, etc.?
  • During our consultation prior to your event, we make certain that all special formalities are known and coordinate with your other wedding professionals respectively. Simply put...we tend to the details while you have a great time!

  • What if I have a question that is not answered here?
  • Be sure to look through our site by clicking on the menu options. If you still can't find the answer, just email us at fantasydjs@comcast.net and we'll get back to you quickly. In fact, if it's a really good question we'll add it to this page!