EVENT PLANNING INFO

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

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.
Tips For Simplifying Prom Planning So You Can Focus On Having Fun
Trends come and go, but prom really is forever. I’d even go so far as to say that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who go to prom and those who don’t.
Best Wedding Venues In Chicago
Couples getting married in Chicago are lucky. Some of the nation’s best wedding venues are in Chicago.
Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue
When choosing your wedding venue location, there are things to consider that will make the process smooth and enjoyable. Know what to look for. Read more.
Wedding DJ Reviews | Find The Best For Your Event
A DJ can set the mood of your event, which is why it’s important to turn to wedding DJ reviews to hire the best person for the job. Learn more.
The Best Wedding Playlist – Music For Your Event
With a million songs to choose from… How do you create the best wedding playlist for all musical tastes? Here's where to start:
How Much Should A Wedding DJ Cost?
If you're planning your big day you may be asking yourself, "How much is a wedding DJ"? Many think of hiring a DJ as a last minute, quick task. But it’s important to consider your entertainment for your event. Learn more.
How To Hire A Destination Wedding DJ
Destination Wedding DJ Scott Smokin' Silz has been a touring DJ for many years. Based in Chicago, Scott has worked around the country in all kinds of venues for all types of events. Scott is a world class DJ and heard on Chicago Radio. When it comes to weddings, Scott is an expert.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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

Rick Allay
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My husband and I spent a lot of time trying to find the best DJ for our wedding but after meeting Scott Silz we knew we found the right DJ. Scott is a true professional. He was very responsive and took the time to meet with us a couple of times and was very helpful. We wanted lots of people dancing and that’s exactly what we got. Our friends and family stayed right up to the last song. It was truly a special night. I’m so glad we chose Hot Mix Entertainment.

Tori
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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.

Christina
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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.

Lila
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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!

Private User
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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.

Jenna
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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.

Lanette B
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What can I say about Scott except that he totally crushed it at our wedding and kept the dancefloor packed all night long? We had a destination Austin wedding and no DJ was good enough for our tastes except Silz so we dragged him all the way down to Texas – a choice we could not be happier with. The music was amazing, he did an insane job with the uplighting – when the lights were lowered, the place looked incredible! – and his photobooth was a highlight to us and our guests. Oliver (who manned the photobooth) was a true professional and had amazing ideas for our friends that made their excitement over picture taking even better. All we wanted at our wedding was a total party and he kept it that way all night long!

Ashley I
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Our DJ Scott from Hot Mix. was so much fun! He was very professional and listened to what we wanted. I was even more impressed when he was able to find a couple of hard to find remixes for my husband. (he loves House Music) Scott went above and beyond and made our wedding reception a success. At first I thought they were pretty expensive, but I would pay that again for the experience we had. You need to hire Hot Mix for your wedding!

Olivia

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