FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT TO ASK?

We know that most of you won't hire event DJs very often let alone know what to ask! SO with the help of our amazing clients, we assembled this list of most frequently asked questions to help you learn more about our services even if your not quite ready to book just yet, that's ok. These answers should help you put your mind at rest.   

Before You Book!

When should I book my date?


Charelston happens to be one of the most popular wedding and event destinations in the US! Certain months booked up well in advance TIP: We highly recommend booking your favourite DJ as soon as you know your event date to avoid any disappointment. Your event date is 100% locked in as soon as your deposit is paid!




How much do you charge?


In order for us to give you the best price we need a little information from you first! All of our DJ package's start at a fixed price. Prices will vary for each event depending on the needs of each client.. Please send me pricing today




Where are you based and do you charge a travel fee?


ML Event Entertainment is located in Mount Pleasant South Carolina. All of our packages come with NO added travel fees up to 50 miles outside Charelston! If your venue address exceeds the 50 mile cap, there will be a small travel fee added to your final package price.




Can we see you perform at a live event?


ML Event Entertainment respects the privacy of all our clients, for example, weddings are an extremely personal day for the couple and their families. A reputable DJ would never allow a potential client to turn up to someone eles's event. In order to give 110% we need all of our focus on our clients and their guests. Instead you will have to rely on online reviews, word of mouth, and/or vendor recommendations, online videos & photos. We have a ton of 5 star reviews and are very happy to share them with you!




What type of music do you play?


The type of music we play depends on the type of event you book but most importantly, what type of music YOU love to hear is a huge part of what we do! Eveyone who books ML Event Entertainment has access to their very own online music planning sytem making your event yours.




What are your payment terms?


In order to save your event date a $300 deposit is required at the time of booking with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to your event date. Payments can be made through our online planning system using a debit or credit card, PayPal account, or Venmo. Click here to contact us for more information on pricing.




What types of events do you specialize in?


We specialize in weddings, corporate and social events. Mikey Lee also holds weekly resident Bar & Club spots. We can perform for any type of occasion in front of any size crowd.




What DJ experience do you have?


Mikey Lee is an award winning full time DJ with an event career streching almost 2 decades. Now 35 years old, he has performed events all throughout Europe and the U.S including cities such as London, Ibiza, Miami & Los Angeles. Mikey also djed on board some of the worlds largest cruise ships performing events including weddings, clubs, bars, beach parties, themed nights and more! Click here to read more about Mikey Lee




Do you have any videos or live samples we can see?


You can find live videos on our social media platforms via Facebook & Instagram by searching ML Event Entertainment. We do not post any of our music mixes as every wedding & event we do is unique to each client.




What should a couple pay attention to when choosing a DJ for their big day?


First and foremost, your DJ should be someone that you trust, will do a great job, and someone that will be great communicating when leading up to the event. If you have already made contact with your preferd DJ, that means everything leading up to this point looked good to you. You most likely have already checked out their web site, social media, online videos, and reviews. Now it’s time for you to fine tune the questions you ask, and listen carefully to the things they say. One important thing is to see if the DJ takes the time to get to know YOU. As DJs, part of our job is to get to know the client we are working with so that we can make their wedding special and unique to them.




Your prices are great but why is another DJ charging me significantly less and can you meet or beat their quote?


If it’s not a friend or relative helping you out, be sure to do your research on his/her experience and make sure they are a full time profesional events DJ before booking! Also, ask for detailed breakdown of what is actually being provided with that lower price! With that being said, if your other quote comes back cheaper and they are providing a smiliar top of the line set up and are offering years of experience as a full time career DJ then of couse we can help taylor a package that can help your financial budget




Will you do a booking last minute?


Absolutely! Providing my event date is free in my calender then YES you can book us. Our response time is quick....we can book, sign and iron out all the event details the same day. For last minuet bookings click here





After you book!

Do we sign a contract once we haved booked?


It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing that protects both parties. Upon booking, ML Event Entertainment will provide you with a written contract outlining the terms of your service. This can be done by signing our online E-signture form, making it super easy to sign and keep a copy for your records. I would never suggest booking any DJ service with out a written contract.




Do you mix the music?


All of our music at every event is 100% mixed live! With an extensive background djing vacation destinations, events, and crusie ships aroud the world, Mikey Lee brings a skill set to each event which alows him to seamlessly blend and transition different songs, requests, and genres creating fun, live & unique remixes that will keep you and your guests out on the dance floor where they should be.




Will our DJ also make annoucements?


Absolutely! Unless told other wise we will make all of the announcements to help coordinate a smooth transtion through activities at your event! We do this by working closley with the event planner and/or caterring manager to execute all upcoming anoucments and timeline movements. If there’s something extra you’d like us to say, just let us know (even if you think of somthing you didn't anticipate ) We’re even happy to help in areas where you might not know what needs to be done or said. If you decide to not use a planner thats perfectly fine, a call would be arranged at your convenience making sure to gather all announcements and timeline information needed prior to your event date so you wouldn't have to think about it on the day!




What type of equiptment will come with our package?


We pride ourselves on using only the best equiptment! This allows us to stay ahead of the competition and taylor our sound to each event. We have sevel differant set up's and add on options to choose from however, all of our package's come with unbeatable sound equptment, 100% wierless microphone's, & an elligant DJ booth to ensure a phenonenal guest experience!




Do we pick the music or does our DJ?


We want your event to be YOURS thats why when you book ML Event Entertainment you recieve your very own online planning account! This allows you the freedom to ​create and build a variety of playlists, such as your 'MUST PLAY’ songs, (for when the dance floor opens) a ‘DO NOT PLAY’ song list, 'GUEST REQUEST' any 'DEDICATIONS' etc. You can also view the most requested wedding songs, and create playlists for special songs such as your first dance, ceremony selections, introductions, cake cutting, and more! Don't worry if you have no clue on what music to pick! (it happenends more than you think) We've got you! Just pick the most important songs and let us do the rest! TIP: A great event DJ will always navigate his or her way through song requests to suite the energy on your dance floor. ( it's kind of our job ) We will always aim to play as many of your favorite songs as possible! However, in order to get the most out your event we reccomend giving your DJ creative control over music selection. This allows them to "read the room" not only palying popular floor fillers but also gives them the freedom to move in and out of requested songs and different genre's of music while keeping your event poppin!




Have you DJ'd my venue before?


Chances are YES! Chances are we know your venders too! As full time career DJ's, we are so blessed and thankful to perform at some of the most beautiful places Charleston has to offer! We work with the top wedding and event venues from historic buildings, nightclubs, & bars to creek clubs, aquariums, plantations, golf clubs and hotels just to mention a few! We pride ourselves on word of mouth and absulotly love the relationships we've built with all of our amazing venues.




Can we upgrade our package and add extras after booking?


Of couse you can! Even our basic package comes with eveything you need for an amazing event. However, if you feel at a later date your buget allows you to upgrade your exsisting package to something more, we can certainly make this happen. We kindly ask that any changes made happen no later than one week before your event date to avoid dissapointment.




Am I meant to tip the DJ


Gratuity is not included in our final package price! This part is completly your choice! We're just greatful you booked us for your event. However, If you think your DJ did a great job and you would love to show your appreciation in the form of a tip, you are more than welcome to do so! Again, this is entirely up to you.




When is our music due?


We recomend submitting all of your main music no later than two weeks prior to your event date. This allows us the time to create your personalized playlists & source any additional music you may have requested. However, once the dance floor opens, you and your guest are more than welcome to request songs on the spot.




Will we need to let you know what's happening next throughout the day?


The DJ you hire for your event should always be qualified to communicate with you, your guests, and work seamlessly with other vendors in a professional manner, throughout the entire day. This comes with years of experience and in our opinion, is absolutley key to pulling off a stress free event! With a timeline as a guide and frequent communication with planners, caterers and other vendors like photographers and videographers ensures you never have to worry about a thing.




What time will you arrive to start setting up?


Unless instructed otherwise, and depending on what package or add on options you decide we always aim for two hours prior allowing us plenty of time to touch base with all vendors, complete a venue walk through, set up all equiptement, change into professional attire, and make sure background music is playing before the first guests arrive.




Will you take on the song requests from me and my guests?


If you approve Absolutely! We’ll work with you prior to your event to determine the specific styles and individual requests that you’d like played making sure to stay clear of your "Do Not Play" list that is! Guests requests can be a great contribution to any event as long as their chosen song fits in with the enery of your dancefloor! We will always try to accommodate all requests by making sure we play the songs that you and your guests want to dance to! Again, this comes with years of DJ experience of knowing what to play and more importantly, when to play it!




Do you require a vendor meal at our wedding?


You should always plan to feed any wedding professional you hire who will be there with you at the reception. This includes your photographer, videographer, DJ, and planner working anywhere between 5/10 hours. However, you might want to check with your caterer to see if you have to include them in your meal count.





If you have additional questions and would like to talk to someone,  please contact us at 424.653.9365 or send us an email with your concerns and we will get back to you right away!