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Considering a DJ for your Wedding Function?

Our business has been established for more than 25 years - in that time we have catered for hundreds of wedding functions, from large formal black tie events to small intimate gatherings of family and friends.

Experience counts when it comes to weddings - what makes a wedding function successful is having a wide selection of music which caters for all ages, listening to people by taking requests, turning the volume down if asked, and changing the style of music to follow the mood of the night.

Wedding functions are usually structured events where you need to follow a set format and complement this format with appropriate music.  Most wedding functions start with drinks and canapés, so there needs to be soft music playing in the background to set the right mood.

When the bride & groom enter the room formally before dinnerthey are introduced to everyone and receive a round of applause - this is accompanied with an appropriate song which they normally choose.

Entrée is then served followed by the main meal - like the drinks and canapés music, the dinner music needs be soft and in the background.  Most couples advise what type of background music they want played during dinner, for example, Jazz, Love Songs, Classical Music etc, or ask for just a general mixture of soft music.

After dinner, speeches commence and no music is played during this time, unless the bride & groom want specific songs played to introduce various speakers.

When the speeches are finished, dessert is usually served - the music played is still in the background but is slightly up tempo to reflect the mood and excitement that the formalities are almost over, and the party is about to begin.

Cutting the cake is next and the bride and groom usually choose a song for this - an intimate song is very good for cutting the cake.

Now it's time for the bridal waltz, and we usually recommend to couples that they choose three songs - the first song for themselves, the second song for the bridal party and parents, and the third song for everyone else.  If you think this is too much then it's possible to condense everything into two or even one song, it's your choice because it's your wedding.

After the bridal waltz, it's over to general dancing and following the mood of what the crowd want on the dance floor, unless the bride & groom wish to choose the specific dance music in advance.

The final formalities are at the end of the night with the throwing of the bouquet and garter, the farewell circle on the dance floor, and the farewell arch leading out to the car.  The bride & groom can select songs for these formalities, however if you only want some of the above, or no farewell formalities then that's ok - a lot of couples choose to slip out quietly saying goodbye to people on an individual basis towards the end of the night.

When the bride and groom have gone the night usually finishes up with soft background music as people are packing up to go home, unless the bride & groom specifically request that the party continue in their absence.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about your wedding function, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0418 185 419 or drop us an email at dj@djclark.com.au

Having a Birthday Party?

You may want to consider having a DJ to keep it all together and make your special day a party to remember.  Our business has catered for all types of birthday parties - 18th to 21st birthdays, plus the big one's that can't be forgotten, 30, 40, 50 and 60!

What makes a birthday party successful is having the right music to suit the age group you're playing to, acknowledging the crowd by taking requests, and changing the style of music as the party mood changes.

Birthday parties can be structured where you get to choose all the music in advance, or just leave it up to the DJ on the night.  Birthday parties can also be themed to a particular style of music - for example, a Rock'n Roll theme, a 70s Disco or 80s Retro theme, a Bad Taste theme and so on.

The formal part of the night is not forgotten either - an extra microphone is provided for speeches, and there are sing-along songs like "Happy Birthday To You" and "21 Today" which can be played after the speeches when you're cutting the cake.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about your birthday party, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0418 185 419 or drop us an email at dj@djclark.com.au

Recently engaged and thinking about having an Engagement Party?

Engagement parties are special so you may want to consider having a DJ to add structure to an event which is a prelude to your wedding function.  For many years our business has catered for both formal and informal engagement parties.

Like wedding functions, what makes an engagement party successful is having a wide selection of music which caters for all ages, listening to people by taking requests, turning the volume down if asked, and changing the style of music to follow the mood of the night.

Some formal engagement parties are structured in a similar fashion to wedding functions, whilst some informal engagement parties resemble a typical birthday party or even a cocktail party.  The format is flexible - background music and songs for general dancing can either be left up to the DJ to follow the mood of night, chosen by the couple prior to the party, or a combination of both.

An extra microphone is provided for speeches & formalities, and special songs can be played for cutting the cake, and the first and last dance of the night.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about your engagement party, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0418 185 419 or drop us an email at dj@djclark.com.au 

 

Planning your Christmas Party?

When the silly season approaches it's time to start planning your Christmas party - getting the venue right and the DJ right is paramount.  Since we've been in business, many people have booked our services for their Christmas party - for your information, we get lots of repeat business so we're confident that we've got the formula right.

What makes a successful Christmas party?  Having a Christmas theme and creating a Christmas mood is they key.  Playing the right music to suit the audience is very important, as well as acknowledging the crowd by taking requests, and changing the style of music as the party mood changes.

Christmas parties can be structured where you get to choose all the music in advance, or just leave it up to the DJ on the night.  Like birthday parties, Christmas parties can be themed to a particular style of music - for example, a Hawaiian theme, a Rock'n Roll theme and so on.

An extra microphone is provided for speeches, party games, secret santa, raffles etc.  Guests can also use the microphone to sing along with the music, or make impromptu announcements throughout the dancing.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about your Christmas party, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0418 185 419 or drop us an email at dj@djclark.com.au

Starting to organise your Formal?

Experience has shown us that a successful formal needs to have music which is suited to a younger audience.  The DJ also needs to acknowledge the crowd by taking requests, and changing the style of music as the dance mood changes.

Formals can be structured where students get to choose all the music in advance, or just leave it up to the DJ on the night.  We normally advise students to supply a list of preferred artists and songs - this gives the DJ something to work with.  Formals can also be themed to a particular style of music - for example, an 80s Retro theme, a Hollywood theme and so on.

An extra microphone is provided for speeches, awards, prizes etc - this microphone can also be used by students to make impromptu announcements throughout the dancing.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about your formal, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0418 185 419 or drop us an email at dj@djclark.com.au

Planning a School Disco?

Years of experience working with children has shown us that a successful school disco needs to be entertaining and not just provide music to dance to.  Children can get bored very quickly - sometimes the latest hits don't always cut it on the dance floor, novelty songs like the "Nutbush" dance and games which get everyone involved are always a big hit.

School discos can be structured where children get to choose all the music in advance, or just leave it up to the DJ on the night.  We normally advise teachers and organisers to get the children to supply a list of preferred artists and songs - this gives the DJ something to work with and avoids longs queues of requests.  School discos can also be themed to a particular style of music - for example, a Novelty Songs theme, a Christmas theme and so on.

An extra microphone is also provided for teachers and organisers to make impromptu announcements throughout the dancing.

If you have any questions or wish to talk about your school disco, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0418 185 419 or drop us an email at dj@djclark.com.au

 

 

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