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Your Perfect Wedding DJ in Dumfries & Galloway

Entertainment is one of the most important parts of your special day so here are our top tips on choosing your perfect Wedding DJ!

 
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Choosing Your Perfect Wedding DJ in Dumfries & Galloway

Planning your Wedding is no easy task and with so many options out there, it’s difficult to know where to start – particularly when it comes to your Wedding DJ. We are very lucky to have a fantastic range of Wedding suppliers in Dumfries & Galloway but what do you need to look out for when you are researching options for your big day?

In this blog, we will discuss our top six tips to help you find your perfect Wedding DJ in Dumfries & Galloway. Your evening entertainment can make or break your special day so it is vital you spend some time and find a DJ that you totally trust to make your Wedding awesome.

1 – Availability

This is the most important factor when looking for your Wedding DJ, or any Wedding supplier for that matter – Are they available for 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 have that discussion and explain exactly 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 DJ’s personality and style.

The best way to get to know a DJ is to speak to them. Chat with them through email or social media, give them a call or meet up with them on Zoom. Having a relaxed chat about your special day will give you a feel for what they are like and allow you to decide whether you can trust them for your big day.

3 – Stage Look

Whilst the music is the most important part of any disco, the look of the disco is also really important. You will be spending 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 and videos 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?

It’s also worth discussing the look with the DJ as you may be able to customise it to suit your Wedding. For example, some DJs will offer either a black or white setup depending on what you are looking for. Some DJs may offer lighting, such as Uplighting, that can be set to a custom colour to match your Wedding colours.

4 – Testimonials

It is always difficult to go and see a Wedding DJ perform as the majority of their work will be for Weddings and private functions. However, DJs should have a long list of previous clients who have left a testimonial of the service they received.

It is essential you spend some time reading these testimonials before you choose your DJ. Think about the words and phrases you want your guests to use when describing your Wedding, and then look for these words in the testimonials. If you find lots of these words, then you may just have found your DJ!

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.

Wedding DJs should also have a backup plan should anything go wrong – Does your DJ carry spare equipment incase their main system fails? Does your DJ have vehicle breakdown cover incase they breakdown on the way to your venue?

6 – Price

Like any service, Wedding DJs are available at a range of prices in Dumfries & Galloway, however, you should always 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.

Bonus Tip

Remember that your Wedding is going to be the best day of your life and so it should be exactly the way you want it. If you have idea for something you want at your evening reception, whether that’s a special dance, a member of your family singing, or some other family tradition, talk to your DJ about it.

Chances are your DJ will be able to help coordinate this and even provide additional equipment that might be needed to make it happen.

 
 

What Customers Said...

 

Ross played at our wedding last week and from the minute we booked him we couldn’t fault his service. He played to our company and the dance floor was never empty all night. Fantastic tunes and great entertainment. Thanks very much Ross

Bob & Anne Davies

Ross was both the piper and DJ for our wedding at Hetland Hall recently. Not only is he a thoroughly lovely guy, he’s also very professional and provided a brilliant service to us on the day with both his piping and his DJing. On the lead up to the wedding we had the option for us and our guests to make advance requests for the night with the online client portal, a great feature included in the service. On the night, he had everyone up dancing with a mix of old and new tracks. We even had a bit of a modern ceilidh set and danced the Gay Gordon’s to Gangnam style!! We had a brilliant time and would highly recommended Ross for any event. Thank you.

Lorraine & Brian Brown

Ross was the piper and DJ for our wedding. He did an amazing job for both. The piping was absolutely beautiful and he even braved the cold and high winds to come up into the hills so we could get pictures and footage for our wedding film. Everyone enjoyed the nights music and as an extra he even captured some awesome pictures of everyone dancing. We would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Ross!

William & Kate Salfenmoser

Thank you Ross you're a fabulous DJ! Ross provided our disco at the Mabie for our wedding on Saturday. Everyone had a dance and we even had a go at some Scottish dance's but unfortunately we were rubbish. Such a lovely guy!

Hayley & Pete Savage

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
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