Frequently Asked Questions About DJ Services

How far in advance should I hire a DJ for a wedding?

Wedding planning largely depends on the month of the ceremony. The months of May, June, September, and October are the most popular months for weddings. If you are planning a wedding within these months expect to meet with your Disc Jockey 12 to 18 months before the ceremony. Weddings in other months may be available 3 to 4 months in advance, but you can never sign too early.

How far in advance for a party?

When hiring a DJ for a party, keep in mind that the above months will still be busy for you as well. However, since most weddings take place on Saturdays or Sundays, you may have some luck hiring a DJ with a only couple of months notice if you plan your party for a weeknight, a Friday, or sometimes even a Sunday night. Parties in other months may require as little as a few weeks notice.

What about a holiday party?

If you're planning a party between Thanksgiving and Christmas, try to have your reservation by Halloween. New Years Eve parties will generally require a 1 year advance notice.

What should I look for when hiring a Disc Jockey?

Experience, Extensive Music Library, and Flexibility.

  • Experience: Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your lives and the last thing you want is a DJ fresh out of broadcasting school. Make sure that your Disc Jockey has played music for weddings as well as parties. Ask for letters of reference. Sometimes inexperienced DJ's treat a wedding reception as a children's birthday party. They will even try to "steal the show," making the reception more about them than you. Experienced DJ's know the difference between a wedding and a party.
  • Extensive Music Library: Many times DJ's will only have a selection of "greatest hits" cd's that do not contain those songs that are special to you. Sometimes DJ's will only carry a particular format of music such as oldies or rap. Imagine hiring a DJ for a high school dance and he shows up without today's hits? Lifetime has thousands of CD's; everything from classical to rock, big band to top 40, oldies to country, jazz to alternative. We will customize selections to fit your taste. Ask to see our extensive music library!
  • Flexibility: Some people prefer a disc jockey that knows how to work a crowd. They expect the DJ to get the crowd motivated, make witty comments about the guests, and be the 'life of the party.' Others expect a disc jockey to be more distinguished, respectful, and 'classy.' At Lifetime YOU are the boss. We do things YOUR way. You even get to pick the music that is to be played. Don't like heavy metal? No problem; We won't play any. Don't want the DJ to embarrass Aunt Micki by making her lead a conga line? No worries... but we can probably persuade her to do so.  

Recently I was at a wedding reception and I couldn't hear the best man's toast. How do I avoid a similar problem at my reception?

Make sure that the DJ has a wireless microphone. At Lifetime we always carry a wireless mic for added mobility. This enables the best man, maid of honor, guest, host, etc., the ability to speak to the crowd from anywhere in the room.

I've seen a few DJ's that play the music way too loud. How do I prevent that?

Once again, with Lifetime Entertainment YOU are the boss. If the music is too loud for you or your guests, simply request that it be turned down and it will. No ifs-and-or-buts.

I want to talk with a Lifetime Entertainment Representative. How do I contact you?

Visit our Contact Page on this website, or call us at (864) 360-0553. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, best time to contact you, and the date and time of the event. A Lifetime Entertainment Representative will contact you within 24 hours.

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Our Customers say...

John Johnson is the most amazing DJ I have ever seen. We had a tough time deciding on a DJ because my husband and I wanted someone that was fun but still respected the choice of music we wanted. I met Mr. Johnson at a wedding convention in Greenville and something about him stuck with me. He was charming and very funny. The minute I started to contact him he was very quick to respond whether it be through emails or phone calls. He gave great recommendations for songs and was very informative of how things typically go at a wedding. At our rehearsal he happen to be there setting up for a different wedding and was kind enough to play our songs to practice walking down the aisle to without me even asking. At the wedding he was amazing. He made everyone laugh and helped us to stay on track with our time line. He played fantastic songs that got everyone out of their seats and dancing and he also did great job of catering to our needs. John Johnson is magnificent at his job and you can tell he really loves and enjoys what he does. It shows that he tries his very hardest to make everyone's special day perfect and he definitely delivers. They say the DJ makes or brakes your wedding and I can honestly say John Johnson makes it. I would recommend Mr. Johnson to anyone who needs a DJ because he truly is the best you can get. Thank you so much John for everything, you truly made our wedding a dream come true!!

Lindsay Plank

Upstate Bridal Association


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Lifetime Entertainment DJ

John Johnson
PO Box 1383
Easley, SC 29641
(864) 360-0553

Lifetime Entertainment...

  • Proudly Serving The South East Since 1992
  • Professional, Friendly DJ with Extensive Experience
  • Large Selection of Oldies, Dance, and Popular Music
  • Weddings, Parties, Reunions, Special Events
  • Lifetime Entertainment Does Things YOUR Way