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How to Choose your Perfect Wedding DJ

With the Entertainment being such an important part of your special day, it’s important to choose the right Wedding DJ for you.

 
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Choosing Your Perfect Wedding DJ

With the Entertainment being such an important part of your special day, it’s important to choose the right Wedding DJ for you. We’ve put together 6 tips to help you find your perfect Wedding DJ.

1 – Availability

This is the most important factor when looking for your Wedding DJ, or any Wedding supplier for that matter – Are they available on your date? You could find the perfect DJ, who plays the music you love, and has the best looking disco in the area, but if they are not available, then you’ve got a problem! Ideally you should be looking to book your Wedding DJ between 6 and 12 months in advance, although you can be lucky and pick up a cancellation, or secure your date at short notice.

2 – Style/Personality

If you have a specific music style or genre that you want to hear at your Wedding, then make sure your DJ is able to play this for you. Whilst a lot of DJs will say they can play any music, some will be more confident in specific music genres than others, so it is always better to explain what you are looking for.

The personality and style of the DJ themselves is also something to consider – Do you like them as a person? Do you feel you can work with them? You may be looking for a Wedding DJ who chats a lot on the microphone, or perhaps one who lets the music do the talking. The choice is yours, but always try and get a feel for your DJs personality and style – Even consider meeting your Wedding DJ in person before your big day.

3 – Stage Look

Whilst the music is the most important part of any disco, the look of the disco should also be important. You will probably spend a lot of time and effort making your Wedding venue look stunning, so why settle for anything less when it comes to your Wedding Disco. Always look at photos of previous events your Wedding DJ has performed at, and check out what the disco actually looks like – Can you see any cables dangling? Does the equipment look up-to-date and tidy? Do the lights create the effect and atmosphere you are looking for?

4 – Testimonials/References

It is always difficult to see a Wedding DJ perform as the majority of their work will be for Weddings and private functions, however, often DJs will have a long list of previous clients who have left a short testimonial of the service they received. Many DJs will display these testimonials on their websites, so have a read through them and see what previous clients are saying – If your Wedding DJ has lots of happy clients and positive comments, then they are definitely worth considering.

5 – Insured and Safe

Like any business, there are certain certificates and insurance every mobile disco company should have. Some hotels and venues may even ask for copies of these certificates before letting the DJ through the door, so it is important to double check your Wedding DJ has all the required certification. The two most common certificates you should look out for are PAT (Portable Appliance Test) – to confirm all electrical equipment is safe – and PLI (Public Liability Insurance) – incase there are any accidents involving the disco. If your Wedding DJ is a member of an association such as the National Association of DJs (NADJ), the association will check these certificates on your behalf.

Wedding DJs should also have a backup plan should anything go wrong – Does your DJ carry spare equipment incase their main system fails?

6 – Price

Like any service, Wedding DJs are available at a range of prices, however, try and avoid choosing your DJ based on price alone. It is a good idea to get in touch with a few Wedding DJs, discuss what you are looking for with each of them, and get a few quotes to consider. Once you have a range of quotes, you can balance up their price with their style and personality, their stage look, and their previous client testimonials, and make an informed decision on which is your perfect Wedding DJ.

With the Evening Reception being such a large part of your special day, it is so important to choose the right Wedding DJ for you. If you have specific ideas for your reception, don’t be afraid to ask your DJ if they can make them a reality – usually they will be able to, or will know somebody who can.

 
 

What Customers Said...

 

Ross was our DJ and ceilidh caller for our wedding on 29th June. His requests system worked extremely well and he did a good job getting people up to dance. His set up and lighting added to our decor and Ross himself has been a pleasure to work with on the run up to our big day. Thanks again, Ross!

Ashton & Bobby Osborne

Hi Ross, Thanks for your message and thank you so much for being part of our big day! You did a fantastic job. Thank you for being so flexible with the schedule and for making our evening such an enjoyable one. I have a feeling that the Canadian side, in particular, will be talking about the ceilidh for a long time. I've had a quick look through the photos and they look great. I will most definitely be recommending your services to anyone who's looking for entertainment. Thanks again and all the best.

Fraser & Nikki Kirk

Ross was the DJ at our Wedding on the 22nd of June - he was brilliant. He made sure he got people dancing, as well as adding some Ceilidh dances in here and there! The online requests system is a great idea and he made sure he took them all on board and kept us organised too! I would highly recommend him! Thanks again Ross 

Becky & Martin Shankland

Ross was exceptional at our Critical Care Unit Burns Supper. Playing the pipes numerous times throughout the evening (beautifully) and also keeping guests dancing all night with his fab disco. We had a blast! Everyone is raving on about how great a night they had. Thanks again x 🎉😊

Anne-Marie Cossar

Thank-you very much from us all for last Friday. Everyone had a good night and the photos seem to show that too. I was pleased we'd chosen the uplighters for the room as well. The final choices of music from our playlist and the closing songs at the end of the night was very much appreciated and I think really worked well. I would not hesitate to recommend you to other folk. Best wishes and thank-you.

Bernie Jones
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