D.J. Exeqtive Insight Interview with Latasha Fields
Tell our readers about DJ Exeqtive and your profession.
I started off as a DJ in the nightclubs and then slowly made a transition into corporate events. I’ve been in the nightclub in the corporate industry for 20 years. I made the transition into weddings about ten years ago. I enjoy doing weddings cuz it’s someone’s special day. When I began in the wedding industry, what I brought differently was that I’m a club DJ. I understand the Dynamics of the club and weddings. I give you professionalism but also when it’s time to get on the dance floor, I’m giving that club Vibe.
What is the best practice to pick the right, DJ and MC for your celebration?
I’ve noticed is a lot of people tend to ask about rates first. I don’t think that’s the right approach. I think the right approach is to research different vendors. Different entertainment companies, know what you want. Call around and get an understanding the services offered. Once you narrow down to maybe two or three entertainment companies, you should know what you want. For example, if your family is Haitian and Latin you want to bring those two cultures together.
How do you select the perfect MC for weddings and events?
That’s one of the things that I specialize in is hand-picking the right DJ and MC for the event. When I’m on the phone with a client, it’s not me shopping myself. It’s me finding out who’s the best DJ and the best MC for that particular day. Again, take the time to research vendors then, go ahead and look into pricing, and the rates. Google to see what’s going on because in the industry, the budgets that you may see from two years ago, are not the same budget for tomorrow. It’s also not going to be the same budget for 2023 and 2024.
Share ways a couple could make their wedding day different and memorable.
Sure, there are so many different things that can be done. Being different could be something other than entertainment. Sometimes it can be a traditional food dish. It doesn’t have to be something that’s going to be the whole night.
Give readers some insight into planning a Destination Wedding.
Working with a Day of Coordinator at a resort and speaking to them on the phone, at times it’s not going to be the same person you will work with on the wedding day. It’s the same thing with the DJs. Most people book the entertainment and may not get to talk to the D.J. They simply tell you what you get. There’s no specializing your music for you. Understand that If you bring your own D.J. along, there will be a cost for their flight and hotel.
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