What is your most memorable wedding?
Wedding for Laura and Ali at East Quay in Whitstable. The guests were a mixed bunch from up North to East London, the energy from the first dance until the final song was like nothing I have felt previously. Hip hop lovers were getting down to Spice Girls. Disco lovers were getting down Tinie Tempah, 90% unplanned, I selected songs on instinct, everything just worked.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Feedback from clients, all positive reviews. Also never had a function finish early, guests tend to beg for one more song lol
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Try use a supplier who can provide a number of wedding things you need. Such as a DJ who also has speakers and uplights will save you money instead of hire three different suppliers.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Letting the bride select and actually play her final song of the night.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Get to know, family background, how they vision their wedding party
Discuss day plans in person, on phone or via email
Offer my expertise about timings and where can reduce costs if needed
Confirm price and exchange contracts
Recommend other suppliers if the couple mention things I can help with
Ask couple to compile list of their favourite songs for a 'play if you can' list or 'must play' list
Catch up with couple before big day
Turn up on day
Ask for a review afterwards
What makes a romantic first dance?
Keep looking at the crowd, do not bury your head in your DJ equipment, spot when it might be time to change genres. If you play a specific genre to please a small pocket of guests and the dance floor slightly empties, do not panic, when you change genres again, majority of guests will be back. Similar can happen when evening buffet opens, again don't panic.