Press Play DJ

Mobile DJ Service & Event Entertainment

Press Play DJ's FAQ's

Here is a list of the most common questions we are asked by our clients...


1) What types of events do you book?

Most of our functions are weddings; however, we also perform at corporate events, class reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, school dances and community events. We specialize in elegant and upscale affairs held at specialized venues, hotels, country clubs, and historic mansions. We've also DJ'd at private homes, festivals, grand openings, poolside, 4th of July events, New Years Eve parties, etc. Please note that we are not only a disc jockey service, we are also MCs, and provide uplighting services.

2) What area do you cover?

We cover all of the Greater Baton Rouge Area (includes cities of Hammond, Gonzales, Denham Springs, Walker, St. Francisville, etc.). We also include New Orleans Metro areas for a mileage fee.
* Click here to see our Service Area & travel descriptions.

3) Can we meet our disc jockey in advanced?

Prospective clients are free to schedule phone/online or in-person consultations with the owner Brandon Hayes to discuss their event before signing any contract. If Brandon is already booked on the day of your event, you can meet one of our hand picked DJs on the phone or in person if you would like prior to signing any contract. If you are unable to meet in person, then we can have a phone consultation. Typically, though, Brandon meets potential clients in a neutral location, such as a local Starbucks or coffee house. 2 out of 3 wedding packages include a final planning meeting in person with their DJ 2-3 weeks prior to the event. We don't limit the communication through the planning process so call or email us or your DJ as often as needed.

4) How will DJ Dress?

All of our DJs are immaculately groomed with the right attire; Using proper personal hygiene (showered, hair maintained neatly) and following clothing options:

  • Formal Events (weddings, company affairs, etc.)
           Black / White Tuxedo with Jacket and Tie

  • Non-formal Events (birthdays, anniversaries, outdoor events, etc):
           Company Logo short-sleeve shirt with jeans or slacks

Our attire is completely up to your decision but please be aware on the conditions of the weather where the events is held (we do not want our DJs passing out in the Louisiana heat!)

5) For weddings, is dinner or cocktail hour included?

Of course! It is included in every package, no extra charge! Ranging from classical to cocktail piano to light jazz or vocalists, you have the options to choose your style to whatever degree you want. Or if you want, pass along your favorite lists of artists and songs to personalize your event to your taste.

6) For weddings, can you provide ceremony music?

Included in our Gold & Platinum wedding packages, and a common request for weddings, your Ceremony music is completely up to you! In the consultation meeting before your event date, your DJ will go through the ceremony options available. Systemically, he will outline your ceremony to your needs using our exclusive and suggestive scheduled itinerary.We review things from your Prelude music (when guests are arriving), Processional music (when family and wedding party enter and walk down the aisle) and of course the famous Bridal March! We make sure your ceremony is based on your preference in music style and will make those moments, some you will always remember!

7) If we have our own music, can you play it?

Press Play DJ actually encourages your ideas and welcomes your selections. You are always more than welcome to bring your music along but you can also check with Brandon to see if we already have your music and carry the same selections.    
                   MP3s, iPods & CDs, can be accepted because we carry the latest in technology to accommodate.

*It is always easier to send your music through email so we can download your songs as needed.

8) Besides us, are our guests allowed to suggest songs to?

As part of the service, Press Play DJ always accept song requests from your guests. Of course, unless you specify for us not to as we honor our clients. However, it is stressed that we focus on the clients who hire us and their requests always come first. We simply work in the guests' requests throughout the evening, so long that the songs are reasonable & clean.

9) Does DJ handle announcements and introductions to?

Yes! It’s part of every package we offer. Your DJ is not only the "music guy," he is also a trained Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) for your event as well. Because weddings require timely schedules that also include bridal introductions and much more, as part of all packages, cordless microphones are always used and the best in technology is purchased, for that clarity and right tone needed for effective delivery of speeches. Without question, our DJs are very experienced in using the microphone with the right tone and clarity and presents himself professionally to fully deliver as needed.

Additionally, there is absolutely, no monopolizing the event with excessive talking or unnecessary . You hire a DJ and MC, not an advertising radio station.

10) What are your payment and booking terms?

In order to secure our services, a minimum $300.00 retainer (deposit) must accompany your signed contract. For installment options, your balance is due one-to-two weeks prior to you event. If the same date/time period is requested by more than one client, then bookings are based on the date I receive the signed contract and payment (first come-first served). We accept Cash, Checks (written to "Press Play DJ Service") or major debit/credit cards via PayPal.


11) Do I tip the DJ?

The banquet business is a tipping business and most people do tip their DJ. It’s never required to get a tip but if you would like to thank your DJ for a job well done, a tip is the very best way to show it! Whether and how much to tip is a touchy subject and a very personal decision, generally we say if you had a great DJ, 15-20% of your event price is reasonable to thank them for a great job (ex: $500 wedding = $100 tip).

We hope the FAQs may have answered a questions you already had, but if your questions was not covered just Contact Us & we will answer any questions you may have.