Arranging a wedding isn’t simple, and in order to hire a good wedding DJ in Essex, you have to put in the time and effort to find the right person.
Booking a good wedding DJ is regularly juggled with work and other everyday duties, and time unquestionably becomes the enemy.
With a wide range of suppliers to speak to, it is essential that you get a quick time response from your chosen DJ.
Let’s be realistic, if the response to your initial enquiry has taken 3 weeks, we can guarantee you that once you have paid your deposit, this response time will now be much slower, and this can truly hinder your planning.
Same day responses
We have heard a wide range of accounts of DJs vanishing off the face of the earth, and this isn’t a circumstance that you need to end up in.
At Fox and Braces we endeavour to respond to our messages the same day, and this will continue to be the case through the lead up to your wedding.
Communicating with venues
We totally comprehend that you may just have restricted time to get organised, and we will do whatever we can to enable things to move along pleasantly.
Your DJ is not only responsible for speaking with you and your partner, but also for communicating with your venue.
A good DJ will dependably address the venue ahead of time of the wedding for various reasons.
Is there access to the DJ area?
Do they require a duplicate of our insurance and PAT certificates?
Do we have to make the manager aware of our arrival?
Will we be able to unload our equipment without intruding on the procedures of your big day?
These are on the whole inquiries that a good wedding DJ will cover with the venue before they arrive.
You will hear this a lot whilst reading this article, but ‘nothing is left to chance!’.
Building a good relationship with your Wedding DJ
A good wedding DJ will build a strong relationship with their client well in advance of the wedding, and that is exactly what we try to do.
We value the importance of understanding each and every bride and groom and take the time to try to get to know them and their personalities, both as individuals and as a couple.
Building a rapport
By the time the wedding day arrives we feel as though we have well and truly ‘broken the ice’, and our arrival is quite often greeted with a warm reception and even the odd hug.
To continue with this point, because of this relationship that has been built over a number of months, we feel that we are not a DJ for a stranger, and we will do all we can not to let someone down that we have come to know so well.
Being late is not an option! A good wedding DJ will allow huge amounts of time in order to travel to your venue and set up.
Our DJ’s will always arrive either on time, or earlier than expected, and nothing is left to chance!
Accounting for traffic
The day time is often spent continuously checking Google maps, and even when the route is clear they always leave early to allow the that unexpected traffic jam.
Furthermore a quality DJ will always be set up and ready to go in advance of their start time.
Ensuring that the wedding day continues to run smoothly, and if timings are ahead of schedule then rest assured, we are ready to start dropping bangers!
Over the years we have all seen many a mobile DJ rock up in a tired old baggy polo shirt, a pair of Hi-Tec trainers, and ill fitting jeans.
And quite frankly it is not what you should come to expect when hiring a high quality wedding DJ nowadays.
Your DJ should match the standards of dress of those around them, so you will never see any of our DJs being anything other than smartly dressed even when setting up their equipment.
Listing the endless equipment used by Fox and Braces would take all day.
BUT, what I we say is that there is a golf in quality between the DJ companies in Essex that are charging more for their services in comparison to those who are being booked for a fraction of the price.
A set of speakers can range from £200 – upwards of £10,000, and there is a reason for this….. Sound quality, and more importantly reliability.
And this leads me on to arguably the most important thing when booking a good wedding DJ……. BACKUPS!
A good DJ will always carry 2 of everything. Spare wires, spare speakers, spare microphone, and the list goes on, you name it, we have 2!
And the reason is obvious….. equipment goes wrong!
We all know it, and when it goes wrong it’s usually at the worst possible time.
But a good DJ will pull that spare from their bag and with absolute professionalism they will carry on as if nothing ever happened.
A good DJ will plan the music for each and every wedding.
Starting from scratch and tailoring the wedding soundtrack to the tastes of the client and their crowd.
Our highly experienced event and wedding DJs take the time to speak with every couple that book with us.
Arming themselves with the knowledge that enables them to plan and prepare a wedding playlist.
With a library of thousands of songs a good wedding DJ will plan the music but also give themselves room to manoeuvre on the night.
To summarise….. Don’t just book a DJ, book a Fox and Braces DJ