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Specialist wedding DJs in both modern, and traditional environments. With countless 5* reviews we strive and succeed in delivering a 5* service. https:/www.facebook.com/mybigdayeventshertfordshire
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

ÂŁ550
Details

PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting
Smoke Machine
Take Requests
MC Available
Dance Floor Hire

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Classical
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock
Other Style of Music
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Rap / Beatbox
Rat Pack / Swing
Tribute

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Disco
DJ
Full Description
We provide professional DJs sharing the goal to offer the very best Wedding DJ service. That service means giving our clients the best experience, combined with production & service to create that wow factor! Formed officially in 2009 as My Local DJ we provide completely modern, versatile Djs, chosen to suit every event, venue, and occasion. We offer Wedding Djs in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London, Kent, and The South East. In addition to our award winning Wedding DJ service, we offer Photobooths, Dancefloors, Sweet Carts, Magic Selfie Mirrors, Lightup Letters, and more!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Adam Shilston
Hello, and thank you for considering me and my team at My Big Day Events. It would be our pleasure to be a part of your big day. We offer luxury wedding production and entertainment. The advantage with us is we have a great track record to give you (and us) confidence that we will make your evening reception and/or all day requirements a total success and really special. You can contact me personally through this site, or call me on 01727 614900. I look forward to your enquiry.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(35)
Alexandra
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Thank you Adam and your wonderful team
Adam and his team provided the LED dance floor for our wedding and the set up looked so professional and I have amazing pictures now 🙂🙂 brilliant service. We definitely recommend My Big Day Events for their outstanding service! Thank you 🙏
James and Jing
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Wonderful party
Adam and Gary were amazing. We used the Big Day Event for DJ and decoration. The process was very organised, with list of items available, update calls and web portal. We had a great night! Thank you!
Amy and Ross
Married in July 2019
August 2019
Perfect
Adam was flexible and understanding from the booking process, through to the planning meeting. Adam listened to everything we wanted, and we had ultimate trust in him and his services. He delivered everything as we asked and he really made the day special. He helped keep people at ease when they were about to deliver speeches, and assisted with a musical element of one of the speeches too. He did everything perfectly and we cannot thank him enough for all he did. I would highly recommend him to anyone. It was perfect!
Emma & Alan Bowie
Married in December 2018
June 2016
Wedding at Hunton Park (Devere)
Would like to say a big Thankyou to you for making our wedding evening the most beautiful amazing day ever! It looked so beautiful with the LED dance floor and the backdrop too! Kids and BIG kids loved the sweet cart and not forgetting the photo booth! Had so much fun! Prices are great!!! Thankyou so much!! Xxx
Alexandra Eve
Married in December 2018
June 2016
Wedding at Beaumont Estate
We booked a photobooth with Adam after meeting him at a wedding show case. Adam was great from start to finish making sure everything was as we wanted and we now have some absolutely hilarious photographs of our guests! Thank you so much - highly recommended!
Alison
Married in November 2018
January 2020
Don’t use for your wedding!!
We booked my big day events DJ Jason for our wedding day. This was a disaster to put it lightly. The main things that went wrong were: 1- Didn’t have our first dance song!!!! Played the wrong song before we were even on the dance floor!!! 2- Music cut out 3- Didn’t stick to playlist 4- Played dedications when I wasn’t around ( I was pretty easy to spot) 5- Played songs more than once. 1- This was devastating!!! Our first dance was ruined. Me and my new husband walked towards the dance floor and the dj Jason started playing “UB40- can’t help falling in love” before we had even got there. This is what Jason thought was our first dance. One, this should not have been played before we were on the dance floor, had it been our actual song. Two, it wasn’t even the right song!! This ruined the surprise of our song and also the special moment. So we had to stand around while the DJ put on another song for us. Very embarrassing and ruined what should have been our special first dance moment. Not only this we had to organise the DJ as he didn’t really know what to do. Luckily my sister managed to find the correct song and played it later for us. The frustrating thing was I spent hours before my wedding on my big day events website making sure they had my playlists and instructions for each song. There was no reason why they shouldn’t have had my music exactly how we asked. 2- The music and lights cut out, very unprofessional 3- I spent hours finding the right songs for my big day. I even put notes next to them to make sure he knew the genre and help to mix them together. But he didn’t stick to my playlist at all! He played numerous tracks I hadn’t chosen. And not many of my favourites. Music is a big part of my life so this was very important that I had my favourite songs on my big day. 4- I asked for “mr bright side- the killers” as a dedication to me and my twin. We have a dance we do together. So this is a very special song. Therefore I noted that this was a dedication and could he please play when I was in the dance floor (I was wearing a wedding dress- easy to spot). However, my twin told me later that he had dedicated it to us whilst I was in the toilet. Therefore I missed her reaction and we didn’t get to dance together. A simple request and special moment ruined in my big day. 5- He played songs more than once. To the point that it has now become a joke from my friends that we like “kooks- Naive” so much as it was played over and over again by the DJ. This is annoying as we had so many good songs on our request list that wasn’t played. We had to ask him on many occasions to change the genre as he would stick to certain music and clear the dance floor. It is pretty easy to see if the type of music being played isn’t going down well and to change it up abit. But the DJ needed a lot of help!! All in all our day was ruined by Jason’s service and we are disappointed in The big day event Management for allowing him to DJ our wedding if he didn’t know how. Also the fancy system on their website to add all your tracks doesn’t work as they didn’t use it for our big day. I wanted to post this so no one else has a disaster on their wedding day .
Location & Contact Details

Address

St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards
(1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

National Jazzy Jeff Dj Award. I won this before my wedding djing career started
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

It has to be an Ibiza themed wedding on a rainy day in Bedfordshire in a circus style tent filmed by BBC ONE's Don't Tell The Bride.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Experienced, Improvised, Unique, Successful, Friendly

What about your business are you most proud of?

It gives me great pride having taken this business from just myself Djing to providing over 500 successful events each year with an amazing team who really are very talented and amazing!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Meet everyone you intend to book in person and make sure they get you and your vision. Check reviews, and if someone is a lot cheaper than like for like competitors its probably not for a good reason..

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We provide a lot of personal touches to our brides and grooms however even they don't find out all of these things until during or after their big day. So i can't reveal our secrets..

Describe your typical process with a couple.

From the initial enquiry, we set out our packages and prices to allow our clients to choose what they think is best based on their budget or discuss a bespoke package to suit them. After this point we like to meet in person because I or one of my wedding DJs are effectively a working guest at your wedding so it's important that you feel that you know us and are comfortable with us so that when you need anything from us on the day you won't hesitate to ask. We also discuss music, running order, first dance, any special announcements, master of ceremony duties, and ideas our couple have. We then confirm the booking and tie up the formalities. Around 1 week before the day we have another refresher chat to ensure nothing has changed or needs adding/amending. We also deal with the venue directly to ensure there are no unexpected surprises and that they know we are coming. We work with almost all the venues in Hertfordshire so this part is easy! That's about everything!

What makes a romantic first dance?

There are so many! Ed Sheeran, Etta James, Sam Smith, Eric Clapton.. I could go on for days.

What is your number one floor-filler?

For every floor filler at one type of event it can be a floor clearer at the next if not timed right or assessed based on the crowd. With that said if I had to pick one banker it would be Uptown Funk with the majority of couples.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Earth Wind and Fire but I'm not talented enough haha

What is the soundtrack to your life?

I'm gonna say Work Hard Play Hard which is by akon and ne-yo

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