PRLog - Aug. 27, 2009 - The current economic recession has brought the price of electronics, gas, and home values to a stunning low. "It has always bewildered me that when a bride whispers the word wedding, the price usually quadruples" says Ra-Mu. "People are getting laid off left and right, foreclosures are way up, but some guy in a tux on a Saturday night playing itunes from his computer has a fee that would make most hedge fund managers jealous" chuckles Ra-Mu. In a era that sees the wedding industry in turmoil, many dj's/entertainers are rationalizing that they are worth the big bucks. Armed with a laptop and a pair of average speakers, many of these dj's/entertainers stand behind their price with cliche sales buzz phrases such as "you get what you pay for" or "our company caters to high end clients" or "I cant believe people are falling for this".
As a 15 year veteran of the entertainment industry(hard to believe that I've been doing this since 1994), I have seen many brides fall for the trap in which they believe more expensive translates to somehow better. The aftermath is that many DJ's have laughed all the way to the bank leaving much to be desired at the reception. Generally, most couples are so busy with the honeymoon and getting back to regular life, that a mediocre job by the DJ is often tolerated. Perhaps this exorbitant fee that some DJ's charge is explained better by what I hear in hush conversations throughout the industry:
"I'm never going to see the couple again so why not charge them as much as possible" said one well known DJ.
"If they can afford to have their wedding at that venue, they can afford to pay me the big bucks to be away from my family for another weekend evening" said another well known DJ.
"The cake costs $1800 so why should I be any less?" said another one of the industry's finest.
With comments like the one's above, one wonders how much passion and committment their is to the success of each of their client's weddings. It seems that some DJ's are so price driven that they forget about doing a good job and going above and beyond the call of duty.
"Monetary compensation is one of the last things that I like to discuss" says DJ Ra-Mu. "Making the customer at ease and packing the dance floor come 1st. Getting paid for what I love to do is just a bonus".
If you are looking for professional high-end entertainment without the astronomical cost or pretense, call Ra-Mu and the Crew today and we look forward to seeing you at your upcoming wedding reception.
About Ra-Mu and the Crew
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Ra-Mu and the Crew offers high end dj/entertainment at an affordable price. We entertain at weddings, proms, corporate event, and other private functions.
check us out at http://www.ramuthedj.com or call 617-240-0879