Here is a list of questions that regularly get asked
Wedding DJ - The Basics
What sets you apart from other DJ's?
There are multiple reasons that set me apart from others.
I have just won the Wedding DJ of the year award 2019 for the east of England. This means we are voted as the best wedding DJ in Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk.
I have an outstanding five star customer feedback record with almost 100 real reviews and recommendations that you can view for yourself here.
I offer a completely unique service that will guarantee to exceed all of your expectations.
I have many little special surprises along your wedding journey that unfortunately can't say what these are (I don't want to ruin the surprise!).
Are you available on my date?
To find out if I am available on your chosen date, please contact me via the contact page.
How long have you been a DJ?
Starting out from a very young age (13 years old), I have been performing at weddings and events for just over 21 years.
How many weddings/events have you done?
I perform at around 30-40 weddings and around 50 other events per year throughout Essex, Hertfordshire and London. Multiply that by 20 years and it will give you a great figure to show you just experienced I am.
Have you performed at my venue?
I have performed at most of the venues around Essex, Hertfordshire and London, so the chances are that I have almost certainly performed at your chosen venue at least once. Some of the bigger venues I have performed at on numerous occasions and some of them, I am the recommended DJ for. Please see our list of recommended venues that we regularly perform at on a regular basis here.
Are there any other services you can provide?
YES! I have a range of services to add that special touch to your event, these include;
What will you wear?
I am a professional and will dress accordingly. I am always smartly dressed in a shirt trousers and shoes. As a wedding dj, I will be wearing either a tie or bow tie and a waistcoat or suit jacket.
Wedding DJ - Requirements and protection
Do you have insurance?
Yes I do. As standard (and a legal requirement in most venues) I have public liability insurance which covers to £5,000,000. All of my equipment is PAT tested for electrical safety and is retested every year. I will provide you or your chosen venue with our necessary certificates and documents.
Do we sign a booking contract?
Yes you do. This is to protect you and us and so that we both have a clear understanding and have all the correct information. Beware of booking a DJ who does not have a contract because they may not show up and you have no legal right to do anything about it.
Wedding DJ - The Music
What kind of music do you play?
Quite simply.. anything you like. This is YOUR party (not mine) so it is really up to you what style of music you would like played. I have a gigantic library of music and are continuously updating. I also encourage you to ask your guests what sort of music they would like so we can play something for everyone. I accept playlists and unlike other wedding DJ's, I also love to take requests on the night (with your permission). Have a look through some of my typical wedding DJ music genres here.
Do we need to give you a playlist?
Although it is helpful for us to understand your music tastes, it is not essential as I am a party expert and have so much experience in reading the crowd and playing the right songs at the right time.
Can you help me choose specific songs?
eg first dance, father/daughter dance, entrance song
Of course I can. If you are struggling to find the perfect first dance, entrance song, father and bride song etc, I am more than happy to help you out with many ideas. I have compiled a list of the most popular first dance songs which you can view here.
Do you act as an master of ceremonies and make announcements?
Forget the older Toastmasters in the red coat with a boring monotone deep voice or the venue manager who is quite shy speaking to crowds. I am the experienced professional and make all announcements in a fun style with some added, light hearted humour along the way. I help create a fun atmosphere and work the crowd to make everything sound super fun and trendy.
Do you play music from other nationalities?
Yes. I have performed at many different nationality weddings and parties. These include;
English, Jewish, African, Indian, Italian, Irish, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Jamaican, Algerian, Bulgarian plus many more.
Wedding DJ - Pricing and Payments
How much do you charge?
No two events are the same and for this reason I offer a bespoke package that is uniquely tailored to your requirements. I do not have a menu of prices but I am more than happy to give you a quotation based on your requirements. Please visit our contact page.
How can I pay?
I prefer payment by BACS however I can accept other forms of payment.
Can I pay in installments?
Paying for your wedding can be very costly and for this reason I can allow you to pay off the balance in easy to pay instalments and spread the cost with lower, more affordable payments. Please note that the performance will not go ahead until the balance is paid in full prior to the date of event.
Do you take a deposit?
To book your wedding or event with us, we take a non-refundable part payment to secure your date. This will then be deducted from the total balance.
Will I find someone cheaper than you?
Short answer...YES! There are many DJ's out there that will be cheaper than me, however, the service is offer is completely unique and for this reason I don't actually have any competitors.
I offer an exceptional wedding experience and one that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Wedding DJ - Logistics
Can we meet up before my wedding/ event?
With weddings (and larger events that require more planning) YES I can. I offer two meetings for my wedding clients which the first is before or shortly after you book. This meeting is an ice breaker and for you meet with me face to face at a location of your choice. The second meeting is a planning meeting which usually takes place at your venue. At the second meeting we run through your timings, setup positions and music requests. This gives me confidence that when I turn up on the day, not only will you have met me twice already but it will enable me to arrive on your big day at the exact time we discussed, knowing exactly what I am doing, where I am setting up and what music you would like played. Find out more about meetings here.
How often will we be in contact with each other?
As often as you need. I will be available to you on any day from 9:00am until 6:00pm via telephone, text or emails. Please note that most of my work is weekend based so there may be a slight delay in response time if you contact on Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's.
How long does it take you to setup?
Setup times all depend on how much equipment is required for your event. The average wedding takes around two hours to set up whereas a birthday party takes on average an hour. I will discuss timings with you prior to the event to make sure we have enough time either side of the party to setup and pack down.
Do you have a question that has not been answered?
Please feel free to call, text or email me if you have any other questions. I will me more than happy to answer your questions! Click the contact page for our full contact details