Over to DJ Chris...
I first started DJing by playing music at Weddings for my friends and family. Because I knew who I was playing for and the guests that would be there I could tailor my set list accordingly and progress through different genres, building the party as the evening went on. Naturally when I started DJ Hire Bristol I wanted to create the same atmosphere for people I didn’t already know. Achieving that was going to require investing time in order to understand a couples vision for their special day.
A successful party requires planning, organisation and flexibility. Ideally little of that would be overly obvious to the guests in order to keep the mood both fun and relaxed.
With that in mind, planning out the evening can be broken down into the following three sections:
1. Set the scene
Whilst you might think that it's the music that's a DJs main concern, lighting and location of the DJ booth itself is also key to a successful night. You could play one of the biggest floor fillers around but if the room is too brightly lit or not laid out very well people will be put off from heading to the dance floor.
2. Bring everyone together
When you’ve created the perfect atmosphere for dancing the next thing you need to do is get everyone onto on the dance floor. Initially this takes observation - what guests are present, what music would they like and who might be out of sight, but not out of earshot of the music. It’s not unknown to have a group of people come rushing in from a separate bar area to dance to a song you’ve put on!
3. Dance the night away
So now that you have the room filled with people dancing and a really good atmosphere is building you might think that the DJ can sit back, relax and stick to their tried and tested playlist until its time to finish up for the night. However its doing just this that will bore people and leave them wanting a change of tempo or genre. You need to keep doing the things that made the dance floor popular in the first place. Looking, thinking of different music options depending on what happens and listening to requests.
Chris was amazing! He took the time to meet with us before our wedding to find out exactly what we wanted and he delivered it perfectly! The music was brilliant and Chris was fantastic at keeping everyone on the dance floor. Thanks so much.
Chris was DJ at our wedding last weekend after being recommended by another DJ and I am so glad he was available. He was absolutely fantastic - he kept people up dancing from the moment we had our first dance until it was time to leave. Great range of music, he took the time to find out if we had any special requests prior to the reception but was also able to do requests on the night as well. Thank you so much for helping us have such a memorable wedding. We will definitely book you again for any other parties we have.
Thank you for making our parent's Diamond Wedding party a great success. You played all the golden oldie music that they, and their family and friends love. We will definitely recommend you to everyone and won't hesitate to use your services again in the future.
Jo, Diamond Wedding Anniversary