The most popular wedding disco questions... and their answers.
If you have any questions which are not answered here, please let us know and our wedding professionals will be more than happy to help you with any more information that your require.
Will you play our requests?
Yes, When you book your wedding disco with us, you and your guests will be able to login to the client/guest areas of our site and request songs in advance of your wedding day. You can even let us know the songs that you don't want us to play! Of course, we are also able to take requests on the night from our extensive digital music collection.
What will my DJ be wearing?
Our DJs are smart and presentable. They are always dressed appropriately to suit your function and occasion. This normally means a company shirt and smart trousers, but if you would prefer us in a suit or tie, then this can be arranged too.
How early do you need to arrive to set up our wedding disco?
It depends on the wedding disco package that you have selected. It normally takes us about 70-90 minutes to set up. We will confirm timings when we receive your booking. For a small additional charge we can arrange for an 'early set up' so that everything is installed prior to your arrival at the venue enabling you to relax and enjoy your day with minimal disturbance to you and your guests.
Can you provide formal announcements throughout our wedding day?
We can announce the cutting of the cake, the first dance, the arrival of the bride and groom, the start of the buffet and anything else specific to your wedding.
Is a wireless microphone for our wedding speeches included?
We have wireless microphones available for you to use during speeches and toasts. These have already been included in our Complete Wedding and Premium Wedding packages. Please let us know if you would like to include them with another package and we will be happy to adjust your booking for you.
Do you bring backup disco equipment?
All of our equipment is modern and well maintained. However, we do bring a range of back up equipment so that we can keep the party going just in case.
Do you provide a written contract for our wedding disco?
Yes. Before you pay a deposit, we will send you a booking agreement and a copy of our terms and conditions. This agreement forms a contract between us and will protect your wedding disco booking.
How much do you charge for a wedding disco and DJ?
We do not have a standard disco price and the specific needs of each individual function may well only offer a standard level of service.Do you really want a standard performance from your Wedding DJ or do you want a Wedding Disco that you and your guests will remember for being the fun part of the whole Wedding Day experience?
The only way for us to give a Price is to find out what your needs are.For example, you may want to hire us for the whole day to provide ceremony music, Mood Lighting, background music during the Wedding Breakfast,Wireless microphones for the speeches or just for the evening celebrations. The choice is yours, but your DJ will need to know what you want and how you want your event to go.
Although the job is to provide a fun element to your Wedding Reception, we still have to take the role very seriously because our actions will impact on an awful lot of people and they will be remembered for years to come. Entertaining people is our full time job and it takes experience, knowledge and good quality equipment to succeed in this field.
We try mainly work at the top end of the Wedding market, but don't let that put you off getting in touch. We respect that every couple has a budget, but I also have to meet the costs of running a small business and we always ask potential customers to try to compare like-for-like and not to hire on price alone. Please also remember that you're not just paying for the performance time for your Wedding Disco - you're also paying for all help and experience from your Professional Wedding DJ on the run up to the big day.
My venue has asked me to provide Public Liability Insurance and PAT Certificates for my wedding disco. Do you have these?
Your venue is concerned about the standard of DJ working on their grounds.Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is not a legal requirement, but many venues insist that outside contractors have had their equipment tested for electrical safety.After all, they want to make sure that the equipment being plugged into their power supply is not going to cause other electrical problems.
My equipment gets tested on a yearly basis by an independent company and they provide me with the necessary certificates to show that my equipment has been checked.
Public Liability Insurance (PLI) is a safety net.We have a £10m of PLI cover and certificates to prove this are available upon request.
The venue has little to worry about if you hire S&D Roadshows because we have PAT, PLI.
How do we book you?
We always like to speak to our customers before filling in a contract for their function, this usually gets sent out in the post and there will be one copy for you to sign and keep, while the other copy is returned to us with a Booking Fee.As soon as I receive the Booking Fee and the signed contract, the booking is set in stone.
Please note: The Booking Fee is deducted from the total fee for your event. For more details,please read my Terms & Conditions page.
What music will you play and can we request some songs in advance?
The music selections are all down to what you want and what people will dance to.One of the most important aspects of our job is to listen to the needs of customers. Every couple will have a good idea as to what they do and do not want for their special occasion.It is for this very reason that a 'turn up and play' DJ is more likely to struggle to meet your Requested needs, Please look at our Music Pages.
We are very customer focussed and want to know all about your suggestions and you must play an active part in helping to me create a wonderful and memorable day for you and your guests.One of the most important parts of S&D Roadshows job is to create a fun and happy atmosphere and that task is for us to play music that people will dance to, enjoy and remember.
The client meeting is a perfect opportunity for us to go through the music you do and do not want.We also are available for you to Call or E-mail to pass on any music selections before the big day. Even with legal download websites, obscure music can be hard to come by, so the sooner you get in touch the more likely we are to get the music you want.
As well as taking requests from you before the Wedding Day, we will ask you to encourage your guests to come forward with their favourite songs that they will dance to and if their song falls within your guidelines I will find an appropriate time to play their selection.
There are some wonderful songs that people will dance to, but if you play it at the wrong time of the night the song will not have the desired effect on the dance floor.It's for this reason that one of the skills of being a DJ is to program the music throughout the event.
One of the most important things to remember is that a Wedding is a family event and there will be all ages attending the function.As well as making sure you have some music that you enjoy, please remember that if you want people to join in, you must take into consideration the needs of your guests.