Yes, of course being a wedding DJ is a serious business but we had a lot of fun too!!!I had a wonderful time being a wedding DJ for Toni & Declan’s wedding at The Five Bells in Stanbridge recently. As you can see Toni looked absolutely beautiful and Declan…well I suppose he brushed up ok in the end too.
The photo above was taken a short while after their wedding (that’s me on the right) and I was actually a part of the whole day playing the music for the service and the signing of the register as well as the evening wedding disco.
Before the day itself we’d had a lot of contact, and I think that is what you need too from your wedding DJ. I can’t think of anything worse than not meeting your wedding DJ before the day itself and just emailing over your first dance. I’d set up discreetly at the back of the room to play music as all the guests entered the room for the wedding ceremony and as I turned around I saw Toni in her beautiful dress just out of sight of everyone. She looked stunning and winked at me. That said to me, “I remember every little thing you told me, and I’m gonna get to the front of the room at exactly the right moment”…and of course she was perfect.
After the service the guests left the room and the staff got it around for the meal. I moved my speakers and set them up to play music throughout the meal and then gave a fantastic introduction to all FIVE speeches. I’d given an amount of coaching and support to everyone and I don’t think I’ve ever heard everyone do better. It was very beautiful.
The room was then turned around again and I set the wedding disco and all the lighting up. I’m telling you it’s all go as a wedding DJ!!!
Now of course I’d done all this wonderful stuff with wedding ceremony music, introducing speeches, and there was no way I could top that….unless of course I got their 4 year old daughter behind the decks to start their first dance…and that’s what I did.
We’d discussed what music Toni and Declan wanted played at their actual wedding disco but they’d also been smart enough to say, “it’s also about what our guests like too…and you know how to read a dancefloor…so be sympathetic with our playlist but do your best to keep them dancing and if you need to deviate a little no worries.” That’s exactly what I did and it worked a treat.
I was really delighted when we spoke a few days after the wedding and I was told that everyone had said what a good job I had done. Mixing the music up, keeping people happy, and not playing the same type of music for too long.
If I sound like the kind of wedding DJ you’d like then I’d love to hear from you both.