DJ Booking Guide

When the phone rings and the voice on the end of the phone asks...'Hi there, I am after a DJ for my party, how much is?' it is a question that cannot be answered without us asking a few questions back. When is your functions date?, where is the event to be held?, what is the event?, etc. so as to know whether the best DJ is offered, is it a Wedding DJ needed, or a party DJ?. To explain further, a DJ for hire to play at a disco for a birthday party is very different to a Wedding DJ. A mobile DJ & disco can be sourced from any local directory or a quick Google search, but finding the right DJ for Wedding entertainment is a different game.

We of course should say ‘Congratulations’ on your recent engagement. On your very special day, we know it’s all about the two of you & planning the time of your lives plus organising a Wedding day you will never ever forget! Wedding DJ costs are generally higher & rightfully so as the Wedding disco has to be just right on many levels. Not too loud with good music, quality show of suitable lights that aren't flashing wildly, but are subtle that match the tempo & mood of the music being played. The overall image of tidy DJ equipment along with a suitably tidy DJ, i.e not a 'T-shirt & jeans' image so often seen by the local DJs & cheap DJs. Mobile DJ hire & party DJ hire charges will be inevitably less as these guys don't really care how things turn out, unlike a specialist Wedding disco that has a duty of care to make this big day be a day like no other!
A cheap Wedding DJ or someone who tries to cover the event with DJ lighting hire & supply their own mobile disco equipment along with a few cheap disco lights will no doubt 'get by' but this not the day to just 'get by' is it? Often a quality DJ will have many ideas & suggestions with disco party ideas, be it from a 'glow in the dark' UV party to 70s & 80s themed disco nights, along with handy connections to local bands available for hire if you need live music as well as a Wedding or party DJ.


A popular feature on our website is the opportunity to pick & choose Wedding DJ songs & music of your choice from our live & dynamic database of music available for your Wedding or party to play on your event night. How many times have you been a guest at a Wedding or a party & the local DJ disco hire has been awful, with a cheap mobile disco playing totally the wrong type of music along with a poor sound system & an equally poor almost nonexistent light show. There are only two Wedding DJs near me; both are long established in the business with hi-end sound systems for Wedding DJ equipment most suited for Wedding DJ services. These guys will quote for the cost of Wedding DJ services once they have all the information about the date in mind. The best Wedding DJ will be suitably expensive, as will the whole day…a cheap DJ hire is one almighty risk! DJ services prices reflect the best Wedding DJ who is going to be expected to entertain your guests for the best part of 4 to 5 hours, so best not risked with a cheap DJ. Ask any Wedding planners for advice on Wedding DJ's; I expect they will say the same…

Most Wedding DJ's are asked to set up early on the day of a Wedding, so while the Bride & Groom are in at the church, we had the Wedding DJ package in place with suitable low key background music playing when the Wedding guests arrived at the Wedding reception venue. Music choice is key to striking the right balance. So a selection of instrumental music was selected from our DJ music list. Our Wedding playlist for DJ’s is extensive. The Wedding settings truly enjoyed the extra effort as the day became night with the DJ playlist party tunes enjoyed by all.

No two Weddings are ever the same, so a face to face meeting is highly recommended, where discussions on those finer details can be gone through, from the choice of Wedding DJ music to the announcements that will be needed to be relayed throughout the evening.

We have fulfilled many Weddings in Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire over the years offering the best affordable DJ services. Working alongside the obligatory Wedding photographer, we also video for Wedding facilities with highlights uploaded to our Video channel on YouTube.

If you are struggling for the right venue we can help with a list of venues we can oblige you with plenty of choices. Our Wedding DJ price rates can be discussed face to face if that is needed or a meeting is a great way to discuss your exact requirements including ideas for your DJ playlist, Wedding thankyou ideas & best party ideas. With the countless number of Wedding entertainment DJ services websites available to view on the Google search engine, it’s an absolute minefield choosing the right DJ service. Here's a good tip, If you get the chance try to see your chosen DJ in action before your big day as this will put you at ease to know you have booked the right DJ.

Other questions that you may ask are…

Will you take requests?....
We actively encourage such a thing so as to get the feel of your function.

Do you have lights?....
Our light show is capable of illuminating your chosen venue when their light go off.

Are you Insured?....
We are covered for 10 million Pounds, along with an annual PAT electrical test.

Could you play longer if the party demands it?.....
Yes, providing the Wedding venue is happy with that.

Do you provide a contract?....
Yes, we believe this is most important.

Can you work with a band?....
Yes, very often do with the Wedding DJ offering to introduce live acts.

How will you be dressed?....
Usually suitable attire to reflect the occasion, Wedding DJ, Party DJ, etc.

How much room will you need?....
We can shrink the show if needed, but prefer an area of 5 metres.

Do you have backup equipment?....
A second system is carried, although have yet to have to use it.

We pride ourselves on our reputation and customer satisfaction. This is why we only have the most exceptional wedding DJs on board and take extra measures to ensure they are of the best. We deeply care about your Wedding and feel it is our responsibility to provide complete service excellence. With our years of experience in wedding discos we provide advice and guidance for your day to help you as much as possible by providing detailed plans with key stages vital for weddings. We realise your wedding is all about you and your ideas which is why we listen and make sure all your requirements are met.

We make sure the disco will be designed to your needs and include those personal touches that make your day that even more special.
Most importantly your wedding DJ will be best suited to you and your guests. We do this by asking a number of questions to find out what music would be tailored to you, your friends and family, then choose the DJ accordingly.
After Dark Disco can also provide a master of ceremonies service similar to that of a toastmaster. We will guide you and help you throughout your wedding day and ensures everything will run to plan. We will also provide the music for you ceremony and ensure the music is played at the correct time. Most Wedding DJ's will also include background music for and during the wedding breakfast, this can be customised to your particular music tastes.

Specialist DJ For Weddings: Our DJs for weddings specialise in their field, due to their great deal of experience they know what works best in terms of music keeping guests happy throughout and dance floors filled from start to finish.
There are many factors that make a Wedding DJ and we at After Dark Disco are here to ensure all areas are covered to ensure every single wedding is a thorough success.
We have carefully selected the best Wedding DJs and the latest disco equipment that is state of the art that you will be very proud to see at your Wedding reception. If you have opted for our package that includes mood lighting, your Wedding venue will be draped in forever changing and wonderful pastel shades.

Of course you need an expert Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies for this most important and romantic day of your lives. I assume you looking for a Wedding DJ and Wedding Disco who can give you expert advice for your Wedding entertainment so that the day will be stress free and great fun and seamlessly integrated to all aspect of your Wedding day. Assuming you are planning to celebrate with your family and friends in a fabulous hotel or maybe in a wonderful Wedding marquee at home or in the grounds of a country estate, or possibly in a charming rustic barn. If you are, then we are very happy that you have found After Dark Disco.

Your choices of music

Are you worried that your DJ will be a total embarrassment and not play your music at your wedding? I absolutely love music and weddings in particular. We have the wealth of experience required to make your wedding day the best wedding reception ever. Not only do you get expert advice on music for your special day, but I will ask you to let me know what music you love and want to hear as well as what you don’t. You will have guaranteed peace of mind and complete confidence for your wedding entertainment. You will receive great customer service from one of the finest DJs in the UK, and an amazing party experience to make your special day unique and unforgettable for all the right reasons with a wedding DJ you can trust fully.
YOU are going to have a fabulous time on your perfect wedding day – I guarantee it.

Please remember hiring a cheap DJ for your Wedding reception is the last thing you need having spent out on many aspects of the big day, so the Wedding DJ service West Sussex of choice is….After Dark Disco. Our Wedding DJ services also offer mood lighting or LED uplighters to give a lovely pastel colour to your venue of choice, along with many ideas for Weddings. So you can now maybe understand why that original question 'how much to hire a professional DJ is a hard one to answer. Give us a call now on 01903 7451025

Long live the Mobile DJ

Here at After Dark Disco we specialise in providing wedding DJ services across Pulborough, West Sussex, Surrey, Brighton and Hampshire, our professional wedding DJs are extremely talented, whether it’s a small intimate wedding or a large event full of all of your family and friends. You can be rest assured that your guests are entertained throughout the day and night with After Dark Disco DJs across West Sussex.

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