Your perfect wedding DJ journey – here’s a typical story of a lovely couple, Danielle & Jan who were married in May 2024, and how East Anglian Discos worked with them, making  their wedding reception dreams come true.

The Booking Stage

Your perfect wedding DJ journey for Danielle & Jan started last years, when Danielle contacted me in September 2023 wanting her perfect wedding disco for her reception at the exclusive Strangers Club built in 1545, in the historic area Elm Hill of in Norwich. It was great to hear about their plans. Importantly this was the very first wedding reception to ever take place at this magical venue.

Details were agreed and a booking contract was issued securing their date and giving the couple total peace of mind. A deposit was paid to secure the date (usually 25%).

Danielle later decided to slightly alter the timings of the evening reception, wanting it to start slightly earlier. This was fine, as I always work with my clients to ensure everything is just how they want it. The times agreed were 18:00 to 23:00

Pre-Wedding Meeting

As part of your perfect wedding dj journey, I offer all clients an optional pre-wedding meeting. This is free within 5o miles of my base. Usually this works best at the wedding venue. It gives me and the couple an opportunity to build a rapport, answer questions and consider logistics such as where to set up, size of disco, acoustics, lighting etc. However, I also visit clients at their home or equally they may wish to meet me at my premises. It’s whatever works best for you!

I met Danielle & Jan at the Strangers club 6 weeks prior to their wedding. Its was great to meet them and discuss what work best. Due the age of the venue and the height of the ceilings, on this occasions we decided to use mood lighting throughout the venue which creates a washing effect on the walls & ceilings, which was matched to Danielle’s wedding colours (red & white).

As it was the first wedding reception to be held at the venue, the venue manager was keen to work with us to ensure everything ran perfectly on their big day.

Pre-Wedding Meeting
Pre wedding meeting with Bride & Groom

Music & Final Checks

Two weeks prior to their wedding day, I made contact with Danielle & Jan. We finalised their playlist of music (15 songs were requested) and the all important ‘first dance’. Danielle also requested a special song for the bride and her father, which was a pleasure to arrange. They also had young children and ask me to include some special songs for them.

We discussed final details etc and confirmed I would be arriving at 16:30 in good time for a 18:00 start.

The balance of my fee was paid at this time.

The Wedding Reception

This is the most important part of your perfect wedding DJ journey, and everything went like clockwork.

Having arrived on time, I set up the mood lighting first and the sound checks were complete by 17:30 when the guests started to arrive. It was a warm spring day and early guests set outside enjoying the pleasant warm sunshine.

The couple were married in Sprowston near Norwich and they had decorated the venue the day before.

Background music commenced at 18:00. I acted as Master of Ceremonies and announced the speeches, and provided a radio microphone, followed by the cutting of the cake and finally I announced the ‘first dance’ at 19:45.

The party then started! It was a magical evening in a wonderful historic venue and a real pleasure to be part of their special day. For them, Your perfect wedding DJ journey was complete.

Wedding reception Elm Hill Norwich

Finally – Your Perfect Wedding DJ Journey

On this occasion, the couple had asked me at our pre-wedding meeting to take some evening photos so share with them of guests dancing and everyone having a great time. It was a pleasure to do so.

The evening ended at 11:00 when the bride & groom departed.

The following day I received a wonderful Google review from the happy couple.

For your perfect wedding DJ journey, please get in touch, I’d be delighted to discuss your plans with you, and to make your day extra special. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Robin

Your Perfect Wedding DJ Journey

Bride dancing at wedding