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

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

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

These guys are such pros! Of all of the people we hired for our wedding Hot Mix Entertainment was by far the best to work with. They were helpful, responsive and delivered. If I had to do it again Hot Mix would be on the top of my list. Thank you for contributing to the success of our reception.

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Lila

They absolutely made the event so special. Scott was so easy to work with and really knew how to play the best music for the atmosphere. I would recommend to everyone!

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Stephanie L

Can we do it all over again? It was so much fun and went so fast. Thinking of having a 1 year wedding anniversary party and we’ll hire Scott and crew again.

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Loretta F

The photo booth and uplighting created a great party experience. The music couldn’t have been better. Everyone danced the night away. Really special day for us, family, and friends. Thank you, Scott

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Joanna P

My fiancee put me in charge of hiring a DJ which I thought would be a daunting task, until I met Scott. Hired him on the spot. Music was perfect and the dance floor packed all night.

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Jeana W

We know Hot Mix Entreatment and Scott from Chicago and hired him to come down to Florida for our event. Hot Mix provided everything we needed for our wedding. Scott was the DJ and brought his team for our photo booth and lighting. Everything was beyond magnificent. We had the BEST time. Hot Mix was easy to work with and very flexible with our schedule.

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Lanette B

Scott Smokin’ Silz over delivered! We had the most amazing night. FUN! FUN! FUN! You should hire Hot Mix right now. Our friends danced all night and even my husband was on the floor loving the music. Hot Mix was wonderful!

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