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How far in advance should we reserve the DJ?

This is dependent on the event. Events such as weddings take a lot of preparation from everyoneone involved. This often means months or more of coordination and fine tuning some of the specifics. Because of this, many DJ's will often be booked out a year or more ahead of time. Other events will generally require less planning. But it's always a good practice to try and start planning at least a couple of months in advance for most DJ needs.


How early do you usually arrive at our event?

This is dependent on equipment needs. For the average wedding, Creative Sounds will try to arrive to start setting up approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours before the first guests are expected to arrive. This is also dependent on equipment needs. If ceremony audio is needed separate from reception audio, then that time will be needed for all setup purposes. Most other events will generally only require 1 1/2 or 2 hours of setup time.


Are there setup and breakdown fees?

Creative Sounds Entertainment does not charge for setup or breakdown of the equipment. That should not be a concern for our clients. We build everything into our overall pricing which is usually a flat rate for a specific amount of hours (usually starting at 4) with overtime fees applied hourly afterwards.


Can we make specific song/artist requests?

Absolutely. That's why you hired us. At Creative Sounds, our job is to set the right vibe for your event and who knows better what you want than you? In fact, we welcome song requests because that helps us to get a better idea of your specific taste in music and/or the vibe you're looking for.


Do you take guest requests live at our event?

We sure do. And we do our best to make sure we have almost every possible request available. We are able to stream some obscure requests (provided there is internet available). We have a huge library consisting of multiple genres ranging from hip hop to rock to country to pop so we can accomodate almost any surprise request we may get.


Do you have dance lighting available?

Yes we do. We supply dance lighting at all applicable events. We have a nice amount of dance lighting ranging from wash lights to lasers to gobos, all of which can bring that dance vibe to your party. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer uplighting as it is not usually requested in the region. But it is something we are considering in the future.


Do you charge a travel fee

Creative Sounds does not charge a travel fee unless the event location exceeds a 50 mile radius from Watertown, NY. At that point, the travel fee is $50 up to a 100 mile radius. Anything over 100 miles will be negotiated on an individual basis.


What should a couple pay attention to when interviewing DJ's?

At Creative Sounds, we know that there has to be a vibe between a client and their DJ. They have to 'click' if you will. And although we have made 100's of people happy with our performances, we know that sometimes you may just be looking for something a little different.

With that being said, if you decide to work with a different DJ for your wedding or other event, here are a few tips to make sure you are getting someone reliable. Make sure he/she is paying attention to the important things (ie: timelines, formality requirements, etc). You should also pay attention to the reviews that he/she may have. Reviews can speak volumes about people. You should also look at any reference media of past events, such as images and videos. These will give you an excellent idea of the energy they will bring to the events they do.


How much music do you have?

Creative Sounds takes pride in staying up to date with all the newest music from a wide range of genres. We also have a huge back catalog of hits from as far back as the 50's. All in all, you can expect us to have access to over 50,000 songs locally. It is great to not have to be concerned about internet problems throughout your event and the fact that we start with this many songs on our own hard drive only means that there's a good chance we've got what you're looking for.


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General Pricing



There are alot of things that go into the pricing for events. It's virtually impossible to create a generic 'one size fits all' quote because everyone's expectations are so different. A lot of things come into play when pricing any event. Obviously time and the type of event are the first things that come to mind when setting pricing. Preparation is something most people don't think about, but is a major reason why events like weddings generally cost more than, say, a birthday party. Another factor that must be considered when pricing any event is the amount of equipment required to properly play. Some weddings have a separate ceremony that requires a 2nd sound system.. thus increasing the price. Some events are larger and require more than just a basic system. Those events will also cost more. Travel time and extra time also play into the cost of any event.
At Creative Sounds Entertainment, we don't charge for setup and breakdown. We also don't charge for basic travel (under 50 miles). The sound system (speakers, microphones, dance lighting & subwoofer) are also included in every package (unless something is not needed). We take pride in supplying quality, regardless of what you are planning. The best way to get an accurate and individualized quote is to contact us directly. You can do that in a variety of ways...

phone: 315-681-3597,
email: creativesounds@djdiamonddog.com or
text: 315-681-3597.

You can also reach out to us via social media. All of our links are at the bottom of the page and on our contact page.

Wedding Planning Sheets

download the wedding planner pdf here


At Creative Sounds Entertainment, we take event planning seriously. It's important to be aware of everything that will be needed at any event. That being said, it's safe to say that wedding planning is probably the most tedious and stressful. That's why we have a 4 page wedding planner that is very helpful for us to prepare everything for your big day. In fact, we feel this planning is so important that it is free to download, regardless of whether you book your wedding with us or not. We just want you to be prepared with everything you will need for your big day. You can download the planner here in pdf format. Below are samples of the pages to help you with your wedding ideas.


















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