Whilst most of my Wedding DJ bookings come from Northumberland and County Durham I do travel further afield to provide my Wedding Disco services, I truly am a Mobile Wedding DJ
When booking a Wedding Disco & DJ most people think solely about the music that they would like played, however it is how (and when) this music is played that can make all the difference. I am sure you have all been to discos where the DJ plays background music (which nobody takes note of) until the buffet, spend an hour after the buffet trying to find the music people like – with over 25,000 tracks in my collection this could take some time – then when they finally discover the music that works, slow things down because the night is almost over. I have had people coming up to me within half an hour to say how great the music is, even though nobody may have danced yet. In fact I set myself little ‘challenges’ to ensure I am constantly keeping at the top of my game.
I also emphasise key moments (or spotlight moment as it is often known as) to ensure your guests take away some great memories of your wedding reception. One example is the first dance – I won’t let you stand there like a couple of lemons to shuffle awkwardly through your first dance if you are not proficient dancers. Instead I will gather your family and friends around to welcome you onto the dancefloor with a rousing applause and once the obligatory photos are taken will invite them onto the dancefloor to join you – I do have a few ‘secret’ methods to ensure they do join in.
I also remember it is supposed to be fun, but never enforce anything on you. One great fun moment which I receive brilliant feedback for is a quick game of Mr & Mrs. This is something I only do at around 60% of weddings as understand it is not for everyone and ensure nothing embarrassing is included. I was unsure when I started doing this, but the feedback has been overwhelming.
So onto what you will be most concerned with – the music. I have a large collection of music which spans from the 1920’s until modern day and is kept updated. I never forget it is YOUR WEDDING and am one of only a few DJs who are totally flexible with regards to the input you wish to give. I have had strict playlists to follow through to people who say ‘anything, as long as people enjoy themselves’. Either scenario, or anything in-between is fine. A new trend is to give couples the ability to login to a list of songs and choose online at their leisure. I had contemplated this, but decided against it to give you total control – No DJ has EVERY song, so why should you choose from a list ? If you choose a song I don’t have I will buy it beforehand (so long as it is legally available).
It is very hard for me to describe what will happen at your wedding evening reception as every disco is different, one thing I will GUARANTEE though is that I have never yet had anyone say their disco was disappointing or didn’t represent value for money.