ONE: What do you want from your entertainment?
You should pick wedding entertainment that suits the type of wedding you want. If you want a high energy, crazy party type of wedding your entertainment needs to match that, whether that’s a band or a DJ. At the same time if you want a relaxed more sociable wedding then a solo guitarist might be a great pick.
What is great about a DJ is they can match most levels of energy or atmosphere you are after, or even change the mood completely as your wedding progresses.
TWO: What entertainment does your venue allow?
Knowing if your wedding venue has noise restrictions and what they are is very important information to know before booking your wedding entertainment. For more detail on what this is, check out our blog on Venue Noise Restrictions. The other important thing to know is what type of entertainment will physically fit in your reception space. G&M Event Group we have designed our DJ systems to take up a little room as needed, as we totally understand that most couples don’t want 20% of their reception filled with big speakers and DJ lights.
THREE: It’s more than just playing music.
A Wedding DJ’s job is to take your song suggestions, read the demographics of your guests, make a judgement of what music they would like and then mix it all together to create a great night with the atmosphere that is perfect for you. Then respond and adjust the music played based on reading your crowd.
Being a Wedding DJ is all about creating an entertaining experience, not just playing music. This is why our Experience Packages exist. They allow our clients to truly personalise their wedding experience and tailor something to suit their needs.
FOUR: Not all DJs are created equal.
A specialised Wedding DJ is very different to a Club DJ. A Wedding DJ knows all the inner workings of a wedding and that the outcome is for everyone to have a great time. A Club DJ’s ultimate goal is to make the owner of the club happy, that is make them money. There are strategies to maximise drinks sales and even clear out a Club to get new people (more cover charge dollars) when the club is full.
Within the G&M Team all of our DJs have different strengths (on top of their extensive on-going training). We select the most suited DJ for you and your event, based on your planning information. That is, unless you have personally selected one of our DJs as part of your Experience option.
All our DJs go through our training process and assist with numerous events as a trainee until we deem them to be up to our award-winning standard. This way you know you are getting the very best for your wedding.
FIVE: The planning is just as important as the performance.
Knowing what the planning process is with your entertainment option is another important question to ask. Some companies will take your payment and then just expect to show up on the night. Being that you’ve probably never planned a wedding before, you should look for a company that will work with you during the lead up to your wedding to ensure everything is kept on track.
When you become a G&M client you will have access to help whenever you need it. From the moment you book to when your specific G&M DJ takes over – we’ve got you covered. We have refined the Planning Process over 1000’s of weddings and have it down to a fine art. When you add in the personalised touch of our ‘Care Contacts’ starting 1 week after your booking, you can be rest assured that G&M will do the best job possible.
Plus, you will also have access to our online planning portal, giving you the ability to personalise your event and select all the songs you want to hear at your wedding. Want to check it out? Contact us for your free trial.