the things you need to know
Over the years, we have provided many wedding discos.
We often get asked the same questions. So to help answer them, Richard - the Bath Wedding DJ has compiled the list below.
However, if any of your questions are not answered here, please do get in contact and Richard will be happy to answer them.
Just click the questions below to reveal the answers!
Please feel free to contact me directly for a free quotation!
I have an extensive collection of music, but should you have something very specific you want played, I will accept music on the night on audio CD.
I have chosen to use lighting effects that are effective both with or without smoke.
I always provide equipment suitable for your venue and I know how to set everything up correctly. Unless restricted by a sound limiter, I will make every effort to play your music at the volume that I believe you and your guests will enjoy. Feel free to let me know if you would like me to change the volume level at anytime during the show.
The problem I have found with some noise limiters is not only do they not work well with live music (that includes karaoke), they enforce the volume limit by briefly cutting the mains supply if a certain noise level is exceeded. Should this happen, it will not only spoil your party, but could also permanently damage our equipment. Many DJ's and live acts refuse to perform in venues fitted with noise limiters.
In answer to your question, I will provide a disco in a venue wih a noise limiter. However, the volume of the music will be limited to that of the noise limiter, whatever that might be.
The importance of booking a photographer, florist, wedding cake, seat covers, cars etc.
You want your special day to be memorable and finish on a high.
What do you remember about the last wedding reception you went to?
How many guests are you considering to invite to your wedding reception?
Have you thought about what you will provide for the 4+ hours of evening entertainment?
When considering providing your own evening entertainment, have you thought about:
Sound - your hi-fi might sound great in your room at home, but is it really up to filling a wedding venue with party music?
Lighting - can you create a great party atmosphere with little or no lighting effects?
Music - You've got lots of songs you like, but what do you play and when do you play them? Will they appeal to all your guests? What about taking requests on the night?
Thought about hiring disco equipment? What do you hire? Who is going to set it up, who is going to return it? Is it suitable for your venue? How much?
Backup - What happens if equipment fails? Is that the end of your party?
Organisation? - Who will you trust to organise your evening entertainment?
A final note for those considering hiring just live entertainment. A wedding evening reception on average will run for approx. 4-5 hours. Live entertainment will usually only run for approx 1 to 2 hours max!
Please get in contact to find out.
In choosing between a disco or a live act however, discos are still a very popular choice for wedding receptions. We believe this is for the following reasons:
Value - A good disco is likely to be cheaper than a good professional live act.
Choice in music - A good disco will be able to provide various types of music to suit everyone, rather than one particular style or genre that might not necessarily appeal to everyone.
Venue friendly - A good disco will work to the limits of the venue, using equipment ideally suited to the venue. Some live acts may not even be allowed to play at your venue.
Extras - A good disco will not only provide the party music, but will also offer extras such as mood lighting / uplighting and background music.
Once I have received your completed booking form, I will post you two copies of a contract, one of which will need to be signed and returned back to me.
I will also require a deposit to confirm your booking.
Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
PLI provides cover against damage to person(s) or property caused by proven negligence. As a member of the National Association of DJ's (NADJ), we have a £10 million policy.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on us to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a program of maintenance, inspection and testing.
I am happy to provide you with copies of my certificates on request.
However, I regularly take photos and video snippets, which are then added to the Gallery. I also add any feedback received to the Testimonial section.
I provide a free, no obligation consultation at your home or venue, so you get to discuss your plans.