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In order to help you with any questions you may have regarding DJM Star Time's role in making your affair an unforgettable experience for your family and guests, we have compiled our "Answers to the most frequently asked questions about DJM Star Time Entertainment." We hope we have covered everything, however, should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us. We are interested only in what is important to you, so we encourage you to express your wishes.

When do we go over final details for my affair?
Do I have to call DJM Star Time or will they be calling me?
Do I need to call to make an appointment and come to DJM Star Time's office?
What is the specific job information sheet about?
What is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information sheet about?
Is there a specific order I should follow for the Candle-Lighting service?
What songs do I choose for those being honored with a candle?
When do I have to have all of my music requests in?
What is the difference between Requesting an MC and Guaranteeing an MC?
Can I speak to the MC before my affair?
Which Entertainers/Dancers will be working at my affair? Can I request an Entertainer/Dancer?
When will the Entertainers arrive for my affair?
What will be played during cocktail hour?
What music will be played and do I have a say in that decision?
What if my child wants a specific type of music/song that I do not wish to be played?
Who decides what music will be played for the Grand Entrance of the Family and Guest of Honor?
How will the Entertainers/Dancers keep my young adult guests entertained?
What if my child is a little reserved and concerned about being in the spotlight?
Does DJM Star Time offer dance lessons?
When do the Entertainers take breaks?
What costumes do the Entertainers/Dancers wear and will they be appropriate for my affair?
What are Party Favors, how many do I get, and when are they handed out?
How do I make my final payment for the balance of my affair?
Are gratuities expected and/or appropriate?


When do we go over final details for my affair?

Approximately 3-4 weeks before your affair, one of DJM Star Time's Entertainment Coordinators will go over final details with you. All of this information is carefully collected and passed along to the entertainers who will be at your affair.

Do I have to call DJM Star Time or will they be calling me?

One of our entertainment coordinators will contact you 3-4 weeks before your affair to go over final details with you. You are more than welcome to call us if you wish. We understand that you have your own schedule, which is usually hectic a few weeks before your affair, and sometimes it is easier for you to contact us. Either way, we will "touch base" at that time to finalize everything.

Do I need to call to make an appointment and come to DJM Star Time's office?

You are welcome to make an appointment and come to our office to go over details if you wish, however, it is not necessary. We understand that it is not always easy for some clients to get here and that is no problem. We can take care of everything via phone, fax, or e-mail if you wish. We leave that decision up to you.
What is the specific job information sheet about?

This form is for you to list any special requests for your affair. If there are any special announcements at your affair (i.e. Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Happy Graduation, etc) they should be listed on this form. You will also find "Please Do" and "Please Do Not" columns as well as a column for any special music requests.

What is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information sheet about?

This form lets us know details about the "formalities" of your affair.
Family member's name and ages (Parents -no ages-) and siblings -ages- theme of affair, number of adults and young adults attending, who will be performing the Motzi, who will be performing a toast, song request for the first dance, and the order of Candle-lighting Honoree's, along with songs to go with each candle.
(I.e. Candle Number One Memory One Sweet Day)


Is there a specific order I should follow for the Candle-Lighting service?

Yes, Usually a Candle-Lighting order is as follows:
Any memory candles are first
Grandparents follow memory candles
Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins
Family Friends and Neighbors
Bar/Bat Celebrant's friends
Siblings
Parents
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant


What songs do I choose for those being honored with a candle?

DJM Star Time provides an extensive list of songs suitable for your Candle-Lighting ceremony. You are in no way "limited" to these songs, they are just a "guide" to get you started. Try to pick songs that relate closely to those honored with each candle. If your first choice of songs is one that DJM Star Time does not carry, we will do our best to acquire it for you. If we are unable to do so, we will be glad to use your copy on CD (Records and Cassette Tapes may be brought into the office prior to the affair for transfer to CD).
Please note: Candle-Lighting ceremonies are most enjoyable when coupled with upbeat songs.

When do I have to have all of my music requests in?

When you go over final details 3-4 weeks prior to your affair, you should have a list ready with any music requests. Should you or your child have any last minute requests between that time and your affair, you may call us, fax us, or e-mail us with those additional songs. It is very common that you and your child will be in your car with the radio on and he/she realizes that there is a song that was accidentally left off the list. Not a problem just let us know and we will gladly add it to your other requests.

What is the difference between Requesting an MC and Guaranteeing an MC?

Here at DJM, we take your requests very seriously. Whether it be an MC, DJ, or Entertainer, you may request to have any specific individual at your event. However, it is very possible that those individuals you request may have to work a different event, be out of town, or will not be available on your date. This is where Guarantees come in. Upon availability, you may Guarantee an MC for your event by agreeing to that MC's Personal Package. This holds that MC to your party, and yours only. Guarantees are on a first come, first serve basis.

Can I speak to the MC before my affair?

Absolutely. Please keep in mind that all of DJM Star Time's MC's are extremely talented, young, high energy performers. They are all professional entertainers with many years of experience behind them and they are fully trained in using proper judgment when running entertainment at any type of affair and they have tremendous crowd control. DJM Star Time employs only the finest MC's in the business with various backgrounds in the entertainment industry. The Entertainment Coordinator who finalizes your affair will relay all information to the MC and DJ prior to your affair. If you wish to speak with your MC personally, give us a call 1-2 weeks prior to your affair and we will be glad to have the MC contact you.

Which Entertainers/Dancers will be working at my affair? Can I request an Entertainer/Dancer?

DJM Star Time takes great care in assigning Entertainers/Dancers to each affair. Once we have received all of your information, we are then able to get a good sense of what type of Entertainers/Dancers your affair requires. We take account factors about your affair such as personalities and requests and assign Entertainers/Dancers accordingly. Often, you and your child will have attended another affair and got to know a particular entertainer. This is not a problem at all, just give us a call, and as long as that Entertainer/Dancer is available on the date of your affair, it would be our pleasure to have he/she there.

When will the Entertainers arrive for my affair?

DJM Star Time Entertainers will arrive at the place of your affair approximately two hours before the party begins. This ensures that the crew has ample time to set up and prepare for your affair.

What will be played during cocktail hour?

DJM Star Time plays a very classy Jazz or R&B type of music for your cocktail hour at an appropriate background sound level. We can also customize cocktail music to go with your theme (i.e. Hollywood theme, etc) or, if you are having a separate cocktail room with young adult guests, we can provide a variety of music they are most interested in.

What music will be played and do I have a say in that decision?

Over the years, DJM Star Time has developed a reputation for "matching" music played at an affair with the type of crowd and flow of the party. We have a keen sense of what works and what doesn't for your type of affair. With a music library from oldies to the most current music, and everything in between, our DJ's are prepared to handle any type of affair. They are professional DJ's and have been trained to work with the MC's to coordinate the best possible selections for your affair. Should you have a certain type of music or a special song you would like to hear at your affair, let us know prior to your party and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What if my child wants a specific type of music/song that I do not wish to be played?


DJM Star Time will NEVER play any music or song that is not appropriate for your affair. If the "latest" song or music that your child is interested in hearing is not an appropriate choice in your opinion, it may be available in a "clean" version which our DJ's will have. DJM Star Time MC's and Entertainers/Dancers always maintain that your young adult guests enjoy the party in a classy and appropriate manner.
Who decides what music will be played for the Grand Entrance of the Family and Guest of Honor?

We at DJM Star Time pride our selves on delivering personalization to each and every event. The MCs and DJs work together for days and even weeks before your event, to coordinate a special grand entrance for your family. The songs are based upon the theme of the event and the energy that we bring to the party.

How will the Entertainers/Dancers keep my young adult guests entertained?

DJM Star Time Entertainers/Dancers mingle with your child and his/her friends during cocktail hour. They get to know the young adult guests and continue to mingle with them throughout the evening. Cocktail vending such as X-Box, Game Show, etc are great bonding assistants. This makes the guest of honors friends feel comfortable with the Entertainers/Dancers, which in turn has them become friends and good buddy's to dance the night away.

What if my child is a little reserved and concerned about being in the spotlight?

Not to worry! DJM Star Time Entertainers/Dancers have a way of relaxing even the most reserved personalities. Whether your child is very outgoing or somewhat shy, DJM Star Time will make sure that the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah Celebrant remains the "Star of the Show" throughout the entire event. This does not mean that your child will be made to be uncomfortable if they are a bit reserved. DJM Star Time will keep your child involved throughout the entire event, with him/her "shining" in the light of their own personality. After all, it is his/her celebration and he/she is the star, not us!

Does DJM Star Time offer dance lessons

Yes we do! DJM Star Time Choreographers are available for dance lessons prior to your affair. DJM Star Time wants to make sure that your child and/or you are comfortable at your affair and ready to have a great time. Choreographers are more than happy to teach you a few of the latest moves to make sure you are prepared to dance at your party like you have never danced before!

When do the Entertainers take breaks?

Breaks? When you hire DJM Star Time you receive 110% energy and 110% entertainment throughout 110% of the evening. Even when you and your guests are seated for dinner, the DJM Star Time Entertainers are either involved with them while they are eating or getting the kids involved on the dance floor. We pride ourselves in that all of our Entertainers/Dancers love what they do and it shows! This is not just a "job" for them. At the end of the affair, they have had as much fun as you and your guests, and that makes DJM Star Time Entertainers second to none!

What costumes do the Entertainers/Dancers wear and will they be appropriate for my affair?

DJM Star Time provides numerous costume changes for your affair. We have everything from a formal look to 60's, Disco, Hip-Hop, and special "Theme" costumes to name a few. Our Entertainers/Dancers are always fully covered and wearing costumes appropriately for your affair.

What are Party Favors, how many do I get, and when are they handed out?

Party Favors are items that are handed out throughout the party to enhance your affair. Party Favors are included in your package and quantity depends on which package you have chosen. Additional Party Favors can always be added to your package. The assortment will vary from party to party and, when possible, will reflect the theme of your party. (I.e. An affair with a "60's type" Party Favors.) Usually, a Party Favor Assortment will consist of a variety of different eras in music including 60's, 70's, Caribbean, and the most recent trends.

How do I make my final payment for the balance of my affair?

Payment can be made either by cash or certified/bank check on the day of your affair. The MC at your affair will take care of collecting the balance from you and will also have a copy of your contact. We prefer for you to take care of the balance before the affair begins. With this already taken care of, you can relax and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Are gratuities expected and/or appropriate?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, however, it is always at your discretion




We hope that we have covered everything. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call or drop us an e-mail. It's amazing how quickly time goes by and sooner than you realize, it's going to be party time!
We at DJM Star Time Entertainment not only value your requests, we build upon them to create an affair far beyond your expectations!

Have fun planning!