EVENT PLANNING & BLOG

Below you'll find helpful tips and advice to make sure your event rocks!

The Benefits Of Having An All-In-One Venue For Your Wedding
The verdict is in. All-in-one venues are preferred by an overwhelming majority of today’s wedding couples. Why? It's so much easier!
How to Give a Great Wedding Toast
So you're giving a wedding toast. And that means that you will inevitably spend hours thinking about, writing and perfecting this toast.
5 No-Brainer Reasons to Hire a Chicago DJ for your Corporate Event
Big parties come with big responsibility. Planning the location, food, and entertainment for guests is usually the minimum.
5 Things To Do When Choosing A Chicago Wedding DJ
Your choice of Chicago Wedding DJ can make or break your wedding. Therefore, it’s paramount to set aside enough time to do due diligence.
Why Adding A Chicago Photo Booth Rental To Your Event Is So Worth It
After all, if a picture is a thousand words, a Chicago photo booth picture is a thousand laughs… with a dose of sentimentality added in for good measure.
5 Reasons to Hire a DJ for Your Chicago Corporate Event
Businesses throughout Chicagoland turn to world renowned Hot Mix Entertainment for their corporate event entertainment.
Chicago Wedding DJ Prices Revealed
How much does a Chicago wedding DJ cost? As you already know if you’ve done any research at all, Chicago Wedding DJ prices vary greatly.
A Modern Approach to Traditional Wedding Planning
Fortunately, as technology advances, we continue to get new simplified and streamlined ways to tackle what can often be the overwhelming task of planning a wedding.
Three Ways To Improve The Quality Of Sound At Your Indoor Wedding Party
Since most of the wedding guests will remember your special day through your entertainment choices, here are three easy tips to ensure that your sound quality is impressive.
Turn The Great Outdoors Into A Great Wedding Bash
What better day to remind yourself of the beautiful world we live in than you’re wedding day? If you plan appropriately, an outdoor party can be a great way to chill out with wedding attendees after the main reception.
How To Save Money On Prom This Year
After seeing this information, we thought we’d give you some ways to keep costs down this prom season.
Why Save A Healthy Budget For Entertainment?
Chicagoans highly prize weddings, spending an average of a little over $16,000 on venues, and around $71 per person on catering.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Hot Mix Entertainment far exceeded our expectations. We knew they were great when we hired them because we saw them at a friends wedding. They were so professional and went above and beyond every step of the way. Thank you to our DJ Scott for making our night magical! Even our catering sales person commented on what a great DJ we had.

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Scott was amazing! He broke his leg shortly before our wedding and not once gave us any doubt he would still get the job done and do it well. And that he did! We had many compliments on the DJ and can’t recommend him enough! The lighting he suggested and provided really made the room romantic and special. So happy with the services!

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Kathleen K

Scott, your talent as a DJ is only surpassed by your classiness behind the microphone. Thanks for rocking our wedding to the wee hours, EVERYONE loved the music you played and the vibe you created!

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It was a dream come true. Several friends have already asked for the name of our DJ.

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Marlene M

What a night in Chicago! Thank goodness we didn’t leave on our honeymoon the day after our reception – We were up all night dancing – no one wanted to leave thanks to Scott and Hot Mix Entertainment.

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Jenna

Scott Smokin Silz is always professional and his music is on point! Definitely will use Hot Mix Entertainment again!

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Rick Allay

The moment we decided on a venue, we started looking for a wedding DJ. A girlfriend of mine recommended Hot Mix Entertainment and we are SO GLAD she did. When we took a look at Hot Mix’s music selections, we realized right away that they were way more than just the “same old wedding DJ” at our reception. Scott was incredible. Thanks Hot Mix for being more than just “DJs”, you brought the party to life!

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Priscilla H

Scott is a great DJ. I’m so glad we went with him. He kept the crowd engaged and dancing. He kept great music playing. He really put on an amazing show. It was everything we asked for and much more. Thanks for making our night so special!

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Heather F

Hot Mix was FANTASTIC! The music was exactly what we wanted. The lighting looked great and the dance floor was packed! Thank you for a perfect night. You were so easy to work with and responded quickly to all of our emails. I will highly recommend you to all of our friends.

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Christina