Frequently asked questions

What types of events are your specialty?


All adult proffesssional DJs available through Memory Makers Entertainment are true wedding specialists, experienced with all types of wedding celebrations and protocols. Weddings are our passion and make up over 90% of the business booked through Memory Makers The only other types of events we do are high-end corporate functions, which typically require a similarly elegant approach and attention to detail. Memory Makers also provides entertainment for local community events but does not book bars or nightclubs.




How would you define Memory Makers “style” to providing Wedding DJ entertainment?


Our performers’ presentation is polished and understated, marked by a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think that it is their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. We believe firmly that your wedding is your show, and we have no interest in taking the spotlight from you. Your dance floor will be packed, but it will be because the DJ selected just the right songs from your request list and mixed them in just the right sequence. Paying attention to your needs and wants, no ours. We pride our selves as your best friends at your wedding not some mix master dj showing off and not playing original versions of songs.




I don’t want the music at my wedding to be traditional wedding music. Can you do that?


Of course! We’re not at all attached to tradition – we’re here to incorporate the music you request, and toread the crowd in a way that will create the kind of wedding you’ve envisioned. Somewhere along the line, the phrase “wedding DJ” became a bad word, synonymous with cheesiness. We couldn’t be any further from that image. We want you to be proud to have us as "Your Guy"!




How involved are you in helping us to plan our music?


Just as you pay a caterer for their expertise in food, you are paying Memory Makers DJ Entertainmewnt in large part for our expertise in music. We are more than willing to provide you with a multitude of suggestions based on your preferences, and we’re perfectly comfortable selecting most (or all) of the music if you aren’t interested in doing so. Our extensive knowledge of music enables us to work with your requests and create a mood that reflects your tastes while creating a great atmosphere for all of your guests. In addition, we specialize in addressing music “challenges,” whether combining multicultural musical styles or adapting unique or eclectic music tastes to the formality of a wedding. Both your DJ and our management team are always available to answer questions or assist you in choosing the songs that will reflect your vision of your special day. Check out our Event Planner.




What kinds of music are included in your collection?


Memory Makers owns an enormous library of music in all formats, including international music. We update our collection constantly, ensuring that we are able to provide the songs that our Brides and their guests are currently enjoying. Furthermore, we work closely with our clients in selecting the music for their event, and will gladly acquire any commercially available song that we don’t already own, at no additional cost. Because of this, we can virtually guarantee that we will be able to accommodate any request.




How much does a Wedding DJ charge?


We create a custom quote for each wedding, and we’ll send you a complete and accurate price quote in our first email to you based on the date, time, and location of your wedding.




What is included in the price for my event?


Our standard package includes 6 hours of performance time (additional time is available at a prorated hourly cost), setup time, breakdown time, and ALL equipment, including additional sound systems and wireless microphones for weddings with up to 300 guests. For weddings over 300 guests, a custom quote is necessary to ensure your event’s equipment and staffing needs are met. Our flat-rate pricing is refreshingly easy to understand — there are no hidden charges, and all fees are clearly stated in your agreement with our company.




Do you offer any discounts?


If we are currently running any promotions or specials, we will include them in our price quote when you check our availability for your wedding date. We’ll always give you our best price without you even needing to ask.




What do you require from my event site?


We require at least one 6-foot banquet table, with linens, and adequate power (120-volt, 15-amp circuit on a grounded outlet) within 35 feet of where the DJ will be set up.




When do you arrive to set up for an event?


Our wedding performers always arrive on-site at least an hour and a half prior to the contracted start time of the event, and earlier as necessitated by the setup requirements of the site.




How are emergencies handled?


We’re proud to offer the most rock-solid emergency backup plan in the nation. Each of our DJs takes the responsibility of performing for weddings extremely seriously, and is both contractually and ethically obligated to do everything possible to avoid emergencies. However, to ensure your event’s complete success, every weekend we reserve one of our DJs to be the “Emergency DJ” on call. That DJ is prepared with appropriate attire, equipment, and the music and paperwork for every wedding on our schedule. In addition, each of our DJs brings a full set of backup equipment to every event in case of equipment issues. We believe our system is the most comprehensive emergency backup plan in the entire country — a worthwhile investment in our clients’ peace of mind.




Do you have reviews or references?


We have both! We currently have well over 300 reviews across the web. If you prefer to speak with some of our former clients personally, your DJ will (upon request) gladly provide you with references who are more than happy to discuss the quality of his performance and customer service. You will not be asked to “cold call” people to check our references; we will be sure to let them know to expect your call. We want you to feel completely comfortable in researching our services.





(847) 223-9653

793 Durham Ln, Grayslake, IL 60030, USA

Serving the Lake County and Surrounding Areas Libertyville I Gurnee I Vernon Hills I Antioch I Lake Villa I Lake Forest I Mundelein I Round Lake I Kenosha I Lake Bluff I McHenry 

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