Shakespeare said “if music be the food of love, play on” and nothing is as true as at a wedding. The music that you choose becomes an integral part of the day almost a backdrop to the whole occasion. From the string quartet that announces your entrance, to the hired DJ or band chosen to play at the reception getting the music right is essential.

The first thing to remember when it comes to hiring in London is experience so enquire how many weddings they have performed at. A good DJ probably has a website where previous clients have left feedback. They should be able to guess the mood of the room and play songs suitable for the bridal party and her guests. There should be a light atmosphere with a playlist including a variety of songs in order to keep the event fresh and enjoyable.

At Greek Concierge we believe the chosen DJ or band should be friendly, approachable and ready to mingle with the guests. Requests for songs that have special memories for the bridal party should always be honoured. Meet your chosen DJ ahead of time to gauge what kind of person they are as a good attitude and adaptability are essential for a wedding performer. If a piece of music is required that is not common or a cultural departure from the usual repertoire be sure they receive a copy in advance, or enough time to track it down. If you cannot meet them before the wedding ask to see feedback or videos from previous clients.

Cost can vary in London for DJs. Many professional companies can also provide an extra lighting rig and microphones for the speeches, reputable DJs also bring extra equipment with them so if something does happen don’t panic; the chances are they have a back up.

Remember as with every other service you have obtained it is a business agreement. Professionals will have a contract that you should sign no less than two months before the wedding. This contract outlines what you expect of them on the day itself such as the fee, the time slot agreed and the venue address. You do not want anyone getting lost on the day! If you require any extras these should also be listed.

We all know that an elegant wedding takes time and preparation. So don’t allow the stress and hassle of planning the perfect day to get to you. Let the team at Greek Concierge, take care of every little detail whilst you concentrate on creating those special memories.

Hiring the perfect DJ to satisfy any musical taste is simple with us.

Contact us at weddings@greekconcierge.com and we will take care of this important element together with any other services you might require.