Located in Melbourne, Victoria and looking for a wedding DJ or band for your magical day?
The wedding reception is almost as critical as the ceremony, and music is an essential part of the party. If you're looking for a premium wedding DJ in Melbourne, you've come to the right place. We've put together an ultimate list of the number one choices for wedding DJ and MC services in Melbourne!
Your Melbourne wedding entertainment is one way you can make sure your guests have a blast. It can also be another way of adding your personal touch to the event. Your Melbourne wedding is a party, after all! You want to make it a kick-ass party that your guests won't soon forget. Whether your goal is to get people moving on the dance floor or just to have some great music accompanying the reception, hiring a Melbourne wedding DJ can be a great option.
You've already decided on a Melbourne DJ over a band. The question is how to choose a wedding DJ that will enhance your event (not his image).
For most engaged couples, entertainment is the #1 factor in determining the success of their event, so this is not a decision that should be taken lightly. And choosing the right Melbourne DJ for your wedding is about far more than price.
When it comes to wedding DJs, you'll always be able to find someone willing to do the job for pennies. But what kind of quality are you going to get? This is your wedding! You only have one chance to do it right.
Table of Contents
- 0.1 Looking for a wedding DJ or band in Melbourne Victoria?
- 0.2 List of Melbourne's Best Wedding DJ's
- 0.2.1 Melbourne Entertainment Co. Melbourne Entertainment Company
- 0.2.2 Mike King - Wedding DJ & Photobooths Entertainment
- 0.2.3 Celestial Band Wedding Band Melbourne
- 0.2.4 DAMIAN ANDRES - WEDDING DJ IN MELBOURNE
- 0.2.5 Only DJs Melbourne DJ & Entertainment
- 0.2.6 Our Team is made up the best Mobile DJ’s for hire in Melbourne
- 0.2.7 We now are the ONLY DJ firm to offer flexible payment plans.
- 0.2.8 Our philosophy to ever mobile DJ hire is that we your DJ and we are here to make your function a success!
- 0.2.9 We will reply to emails and calls within 2 hours guaranteed!
- 0.2.10 All our DJ’s use the same music collection, lighting and speakers.
- 0.2.11 All our rates include lights, music, DJ hire, FREE setup, light MC-ing duties and the promise of a great night!
- 0.2.12 We are the ONLY mobile DJ hire company to have live tracking on the day of your booking.
- 0.2.13 Lily Road Wedding Band Melbourne
- 0.2.14 Prime Entertainment Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.2.15 Something Borrowed Wedding Band
- 0.2.16 The Bombastics Melbourne Wedding Band
- 0.2.17 Mercury DJ Hire Wedding DJ Melbourne
- 0.2.18 Top-Notch Entertainment Wedding Band & DJ Melbourne
- 0.2.19 Vibe Sounds and Events Wedding DJ & Band in Melbourne
- 0.2.20 DJ Masters
- 0.2.21 Questions about Practical Melbourne Wedding DJ Arrangements
- 0.2.22 The DJ Music
- 0.2.23 DJ Pricing and Payment
- 0.2.24 Wedding DJ & Logistics
- 0.3 Here's how to choose your wedding DJ.
- 0.3.1 The White Tree Wedding Band Melbourne
- 0.3.2 The Bombastics Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.3 Honey and Stone Music Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.4 Lahiru Wimalasuriya Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.5 Mercury DJ Hire Wedding Dj and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.6 The Shuffle Club Wedding Band Melbourne
- 0.3.7 Kellie Anne Music Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
- 0.3.8 Andrew Healey Music - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.9 Wedding Band Collective - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.10 JAG Entertainment Wedding Dj and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.11 FELIX the Magician - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.12 Matt Black Entertainment - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.13 JAMM Events - Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
- 0.3.14 Late Shift Wedding Band Melbourne
- 0.3.15 Bruce Harrison Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.16 Brooks and Baker Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
- 0.3.17 Melbourne Acoustic Duo - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
- 0.3.18 The Tone Tone Semitones Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
- 0.3.19 Insatiable Nights Wedding Dj Melbourne
- 0.3.20 Mood Merchants Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
- 1 Tips on Hiring the Best DJ and Band for Wedding
- 1.1 Book your wedding entertainment early
- 1.2 Hire an experienced DJ
- 1.3 Make sure the DJ is licensed
- 1.4 Provide A Playlist
- 1.5 Interview A Couple of DJs and Get Quotes
- 1.6 Watch their act’s promo videos and read testimonials
- 1.7 Pricing
- 1.8 Put trust in the entertainment – they’re professionals after-all
- 1.9 Let them know what you thought
- 1.10 Have A List Of Questions Ready
Looking for a wedding DJ or band in Melbourne Victoria?
We want every couple to have a beautiful wedding experience that they can look back on with fondness and excitement. So here are our top tips for choosing a wedding DJ.
Unlike a live band, a wedding DJ can play the actual recordings that your guests love and crossfade them, so there's no awkward silence between songs. Which wedding DJ you hire will depend in significant part on what kind of music you want and what your guests will be excited to hear. If you want a dance party, you'll find plenty of Wedding DJs who can give you one. You can also find DJs who will customize a playlist for you, whatever your tastes. Here are some tips to keep in mind when hiring a wedding DJ in Melbourne.
Choosing the right wedding DJ in Melbourne can mean the difference between an insipid, wedding DJ's middle of the road set that a handful of your guests bop along to, or high energy flow of floor-fillers that gets talked about for years afterwards. Start looking for wedding DJs in Melbourne as far in advance as possible; the good ones may get booked up a year or more in advance. Take your time and interview at least three or four DJs to get a good comparison.
Drawing up a list of questions will help you to compare wedding DJs. in Melbourne Here are some wedding DJ questions you could ask including questions about practical arrangements, costs, experience, musical style, and appearance. You don't necessarily need to ask each DJ in Melbourne every question, just choose the ones that are most important to you.
List of Melbourne's Best Wedding DJ's
Melbourne Entertainment Co. Melbourne Entertainment Company
Melbourne & Surrounding Areas, Mornington Peninsula & Yarra Valley/Dandenongs
1300 858 981
Custom Entertainment Performed by Youthful & Perfectly Presented DJs, Singers, Acoustic Duos, Sax Players & Live Entertainers
Our fresh mixes by Music Curator, DJ & Saxophonist Nathan Op de Coul, are broadcast LIVE ON-AIR Nova 100 every Friday night 10pm-11pm.
We take a fresh & modern approach to wedding entertainment. The addition of live elements to our DJ sets is trending amongst Brides & Grooms, with the incorporation Saxophone, Percussion and Vocals impressively taking over the wedding scene!
In your personalised 1-on-1 consultation, we listen to your entertainment aspirations to create a personalised music concept for your special day.
Our exciting DJs and Live Entertainers understand the importance of delivering the perfect playlist on the most important and fun days of your life!
- Expert DJ Entertainment
- Hybrid DJs | Combining Sax or Vocals with DJ delivery
- Acoustic Duos | Guitarists
- String Ensembles (Duos | Trios | Quartets)
- Photo Booths
- Masters of Ceremonies
- Roving Entertainment
- Event Management
Our Wedding Entertainment Packages include:
- Personalised consultation to tailor your perfect playlist and meet your entertainment aspirations
- Exciting DJs | Saxophonists | Singers | Bands or Live Musicians for your Reception
- Beautiful Singers | Acoustic Duos | Guitarists | Pianists or String Ensembles for your Ceremony or Canapes
- State of the art Sound Equipment and Black Surround DJ set up
- Wireless microphones for speeches
- Perfectly presented entertainers: Males, full suit, tie, pocket square & rose gold tie pin | Females: beautiful formal cocktail attire
- A fun, sophisticated, unique & memorable element to your wedding
- The highest level of personal customer service from the moment you contact us
Mike King - Wedding DJ & Photobooths Entertainment
AWARD-WINNING WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT DJ's + MC's + Mirror (Photo) booth + Dry Ice + Indoor Fireworks + Special Effects lighting
Weddings Parties Entertainment has the award-winning expertise and experience to create lifelong memories that will be talked about for years to come.
As Melbourne’s most trusted, respected, award entertainment company with over 2,500 weddings experience, “We consistently provide our clients with the right entertainment solutions, outstanding experiences along with loving memorable moments”.
Your Wedding day is one of the most special and memorable moments in your life and a reflection of who you both are. The music played will always be the soundtrack to your special day, in photos, videos and everyone’s memory. We understand how important this is, and with options for your special day only limited to your imagination.... and budget, Weddings Parties Entertainment is your number 1 wedding partner. Let us guide you through the process of creating an amazing wedding day from ceremony to reception including special moments planned to perfection.
Our multi-award-winning Event DJ's and MC's will bring your wedding dreams to life with our music and spectacular effects, including dry ice, metallic glitter, personalised monograms, LED wireless uplighting, video displays, bridal fountains of fireworks, and our high tech Magic Mirror Photo Booth that Talks! while taking photos of you and your guests that will AMAZE!,
Your exclusive online planning portal allows you to login to your event and watch the countdown to your special day. You can also view all of your event details, make changes, and personalise your timelines, speeches and procedures. You can also request all of your favourite songs, allow your guests access to the music portal as well (you can say no to your guest's selections... shhhh we wont tell!!)
Your night will feel “just right” and our greatest reward is that all the compliments for a perfect evening will be yours.
Get in touch with our award-winning team today and create magical moments that will be talked about for years to come.
Celestial Band Wedding Band Melbourne
0467 375 489
Your Day, Your Way
Congratulations, you’ve found the love of your life and have recently become engaged! Now it’s time to start creating some plans for your dream-wedding! Ms Lexi & Celestial Band specialise in providing world class, full day live music on your wedding day. Completely customisable, we normally start the day off with our Acoustic Duo or Solo musician playing at your Ceremony (while guests arrive, aisle song, signing song and exit) and keep playing throughout your Canapés hour. Then the fun really starts, as we take the beat up a notch and perform as a 4 or 5 piece traditional band for your Wedding Reception! Lexi Ross is a Melbourne born and bred Singer, Keys Player and Band Leader. Our live band is guaranteed to have your guests up on their feet dancing the night away! Have a look at our Showcase videos to see our Soloist, Acoustic Duo and full band performing! We have a generous range of special offers, plus a secret complementary pre wedding gift to give you, ensuring that you have the most amazing experience with Ms Lexi & Celestial Band in the lead up to your wedding, and on the day! Finally, we are happy to learn song requests and yes, we service the whole of Victoria!
Wedding Band Packages from Ms Lexi & Celestial Band
Below are just some ideas of our different wedding band packages you may like to choose for your Wedding or Special Event. Enquire with Ms Lexi & Celestial Band today and tell us about your ideas. You might like to book a 4 or 5 piece band for your reception as well as an Acoustic Duo for your Wedding Ceremony. With Ms Lexi & Celestial Band, we’ll do our best to make your entertainment dreams come true!
DAMIAN ANDRES - WEDDING DJ IN MELBOURNE
Boasting a massive collection of music spanning across all genres as well as a 15-year career of DJingin clubs, festivals, weddings, corporate events and internationally, its safe to say there isn’t a party situation Damian Andres hasn’t played for. Starting out as a wedding DJ and MC, Damian quickly gained notoriety for the ability to cross genres seamlessly, be it house, top 40, hip hop or even classic rock or pub tunes, all the while maintaining a full dancefloor!
A club career followed, obtaining residencies at notable venues in Melbourne CBD and in the suburbs before the creation of a Daft Punk tribute show–‘Discovery’–sent Andres and business partner Matt Campbell onto the touring circuit, DJing shows at every capital city in Australia as well as trips to New Zealand, Bali, Jakarta, Vietnam, Thailand, Ecuador and Papua New Guinea!
This touring act continues today, however, in between shows, Damian Andres continues to play at weddings and corporate events, providing full audio equipment, lighting and MCing duties. Audiences frequently compliment
Andres’ fluid style of blending tracks and maintaining an upbeat tempo, whilst also being able to play a more mellow style depending on the scenario.
There is no doubt that this sharply dressed DJ will be a perfect fit for any event.
NOTABLE CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Albert Park PoloPortsea
Polo after party at Continental Sorrento
New Years Eve at Sydney Harbour Bridge
Melbourne F1 Grand Prix
New Years Eve @ Sky High, Mt Dandenong
Big Bash Cricket @ Melbourne Cricket Ground
Toyota Awards Gala, The Ivy, Sydney
Oktoberfest St Kilda & Williamstown
Only DJs Melbourne DJ & Entertainment
Mobile: 0424 865 326
Only DJ’s Melbourne Music has been our passion since 2003. We have performed at 1000’s of events over the past 17 years. Our philosophy and approach to every wedding is that we are there to make you happy and we will always go above and beyond for you. We are very lucky to do what we are passionate about for a living, that’s why we are called Only DJ’s because we Only DJ for a living.
What makes us different from other DJ firm?
- We will answer your emails or calls within 2 hours guaranteed. With unlimited email & phone call support.
- We have live tracking so you will know our ETA and see exactly where we are on the day.
- Every console we use is made up of the same speakers, lights and music collection, so you always get a consistent service!
- We have onsite downloading for last-minute requests.
- In the last 18 months we have received over 60 5-star Google reviews. What you get with every booking
- You get one meet and greet with the business owner and head DJ.
- You get the best all in one wedding DJ hire package in Melbourne, we include everything you need.
- MC duties are included at no extra charge.
We consistently receive reviews such as this one left by Adam and Tahlia from their wedding.
‘James was our DJ for our wedding and in the lead up to the day, he called me to check over all the details and gave plenty of reassurance that things will run smoothly! He was a total professional and has great communication. He was very flexible with song choices and had a really good idea of what we wanted. On the night his song choice has a lot of variety and played the right songs and the right times. He also checked in with us during the night to make sure we were happy, which we were! Thanks James for everything, highly recommended.’
See what our past clients have said about us by clicking here.
To stay up to date with Only DJ’s Melbourne check out their Social Media pages.
Our Team is made up the best Mobile DJ’s for hire in Melbourne
We are the ONLY mobile DJ hire company to offer a consistent service!
We now are the ONLY DJ firm to offer flexible payment plans.
Book your wedding with us and you can get the Nimbus dry ice effect at amazing prices!
Our philosophy to ever mobile DJ hire is that we your DJ and we are here to make your function a success!
We have over 90,000 songs and we offer on-site downloading of songs, if we don’t have it we can get it!
We will reply to emails and calls within 2 hours guaranteed!
You get UNLIMITED email & phonecall support with every mobile DJ hire booking!
All our DJ’s use the same music collection, lighting and speakers.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express & PayPal. Surcharge applies
All our rates include lights, music, DJ hire, FREE setup, light MC-ing duties and the promise of a great night!
Kids DJ lessons also available! Click here for more information.
We are the ONLY mobile DJ hire company to have live tracking on the day of your booking.
Lily Road Wedding Band Melbourne
0403 859 961
The Lily Road Band is one of Australia’s BEST wedding bands comprising a group of select musicians and DJ’s. We pride ourselves on providing top quality wedding entertainment featuring beautiful music and energetic performances by seasoned professional musicians.
The Lily Road Band’s broad musical repertoire allows it to tailor its song selection to its audience. We play the right songs at the appropriate time for weddings, festivals, private and corporate events. You’ll find us performing all around Australia and Internationally, but you’ll see us most often at our home bases in Sydney and Melbourne.
Prime Entertainment Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
0403 678 124
Prime Entertainment strives for excellence and perfection.
From weddings, to birthdays and corporate events, Prime Entertainment offer a tailored entertainment option where our DJ's provide a memorable experience for all of our clients.
From the moment we are contacted, your journey with Prime Entertainment begins. We work closely with our clients to ensure that the services we provide are of a high standard and the best fit for your occasion.
With over 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry, owner Brent Burnett created this company with the vision of being able to provide an exceptional service for any type of event and make the experience for the client as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Your wedding day should be remembered as the most exciting, beautiful, enjoyable and sentimental day of your lives.
Here at Prime Entertainment, we understand how important this day is, and know that the music and timing has the ability to define your wedding celebrations as being an enjoyable and unforgettable day.
From the moment we are contacted, to the lead up to the special day, we liaise regularly with clients to ensure that we personalise the event to suit your preferences and the needs of your guests. This guarantees that your day will run smoothly and we will have a full dance floor all night.
We cover every aspect of your night, from the entrances of the bridal party, to the final song we play. From the moment we become a part of your wedding day, we make it our priority to make sure your day is unique and tailored to you.
Something Borrowed Wedding Band
Winner Victoria’s Best Live Wedding Band 2018 & 2019, Beautiful acoustic ballads to banging dance hits, we have your day covered!
We are one of Australia's busiest and hardest working Wedding Duos, with over 500 weddings under our belt and hundreds of songs to choose from we can cater to all sizes and styles of weddings.
Walk down the aisle to our beautiful acoustic version of your 'must have' song, then kick the party into top gear and get the dance floor pumping with our full band sound to fully produced backing tracks.
Why choose us? Well, we are full time musicians and 90% of our gigs are weddings. This is not our part time, extra money type job. This is why we work so hard to make your walk down that aisle perfect and on most occasions we are able to pull the most stubborn non dancers to the floor. We know how to read the crowd and make sure everyone from Nana to the Nephews hear something they love.
Whatever type of wedding, indoor or outdoor, any season... Something Borrowed has you covered for Ceremony music, Reception music and Photo Booths!
The Bombastics Melbourne Wedding Band
Find out why we're Melbourne's favourite wedding band! Fun, reliable and experienced. We will provide the perfect mix of songs and ensure your night is unforgettable!!
Hello and thanks for checking out our profile! We're an award-winning Melbourne wedding band excited to perform for your wedding! We're fun, flexible, reliable, as well as being world-class musicians. We guarantee your family and friends will have a brilliant night when The Bombastics provide the entertainment.
Check out our reviews below, and visit our website to listen and watch for yourself why so many couples book The Bombastics for their big day!
Mercury DJ Hire Wedding DJ Melbourne
From the most extravagant Wedding celebrations to the most intimate, our experienced DJ’s will set the mood and create wonderful memories on your special day.
Welcome to Mercury DJ Hire.
We are very proud to announce that we are the winner of the 2018 ABIA award for best DJ's in Victoria with a rating of 99.92% as voted by our brides and grooms.
Mercury DJ Hire is a Melbourne Wedding DJ specialist dedicated to going above and beyond your expectations to create the atmosphere you've always dreamt about.
We treat every Wedding as if it were our own and pay attention to every detail to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Our Wedding Package Includes:
One on one consultation to help customise and create the perfect soundtrack for your special day.
DJ for duration of reception
State of the art Pioneer DJ Equipment
QSC club quality high end speakers
Unlimited correspondence via phone or email
Wide range of optional extras can be arranged to suit your function.
During our one on one consultation, we love to discuss the kind of vibe you envision for your special night, the music you prefer and the way you would like it delivered. Every moment of the night is accounted for and nothing is left to chance. I like to plan and prepare as much as possible to provide the ultimate entertainment for your Wedding.
We would love to hear from you and start planning the best entertainment we can imagine for your special day.
Top-Notch Entertainment Wedding Band & DJ Melbourne
Whether you’re planning a small intimate reception or something on a grand scale, I have entertainment solutions to suit—why wouldn’t you hire a professional?
Top-Notch gives couples the chance to have input into the music played at their reception. Choose some or all of the songs, or just leave the entire song selection to me, the choice is yours—after all, it’s your wedding.
Make an appointment to visit our dedicated showroom at 12/653 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater VIC 3153
Come down have a coffee and check out our services and equipment, Bring your family or even the bridal party that way you can all ask as many questions as you need to ensure you're comfortable and get exactly what you want for your special day!
* Wedding DJ * Wedding MC * Guitarist * Tailored Packages * Free Client Consultations
Having been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Top-Notch Entertainment aims to provide a level of service which is second to none.
Celebrate the biggest night of your life!
Vibe Sounds and Events Wedding DJ & Band in Melbourne
2019 ABIA 3rd placed Disc Jockey finalist as voted by our lovely brides and grooms, Leading entertainment suppliers within the Wedding Industry.
Introducing Vibe Sounds and Events!
Vibe Sounds and Events is a mobile entertainment company in which was established in 2011. Professionalism is at the fore front of our business core values.
Vibe Sounds and Events specialises in catering to weddings with many additional services on offer such as, Disc Jockey, Master of Ceremonies, Light-up Signs, Dry Ice, Pyrotechnics, Photo-booth and Upgraded Lighting packages.
We are pleased to announce Vibe Sounds and Events has placed 3rd in the Disc Jockey category for the 2019 ABIA awards, as well as finalists for the Master of Ceremonies category as voted by our lovely brides and grooms.
We provide each client with a unique experience and we are more than happy to tailor a package to suit the individuals needs.
Feel free to visit our socials on:
Or call us for a chat on 1300 057 050
Over 2,500 couples have chosen DJ Masters to reflect their celebration of love through the power of music. Thank you!
Yep, we're Australia's Premier Wedding DJ & MC Service. We've been at it for 14 years, and we love what we do.
A dynamic, experienced team of capable Wedding DJ/MC professionals is at your service, throughout the whole journey:
You control the music (or you can leave it to us)
See videos and hear samples of our work
MC Services at no additional cost
Meet personally with your DJ (optional)
24h contact, team of backup DJs/MCs, full support, peace of mind
“Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realise.” -Napoleon
Music can easily make or break a perfect moment, we've all seen this before. Your wedding is a world of important, everlasting moments all wrapped up together in one day. We consider our part in your celebration to be important, meaningful, and demanding of the respect and attentiveness it deserves. The whole atmosphere of your celebration is impacted immensely by the musical design; we still do what we do after 14 years because we consider this work meaningful and valuable.
We value the trust placed in us and the friendships that have come from over 2,500 couples we've serviced since we began in Melbourne in 2006, before bringing the magic interstate in 2018.
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel
Expect professionalism, expect attentiveness, expect thorough and prompt communication. Most importantly of all, beyond anything else, expect DJ Masters to create an atmosphere where all of the people you love can feel comfortable to let go, to have a boogie, to feel their own joy as they share with you the creation of meaningful memories during the most celebrative hours of the whole day.
Give us a call anytime or checkout our videos music samples or to enquire further.
Ultimately, we're here to empower you to ensure your wedding really gets down to the art of celebration - and - for you to speak with music exactly what you want to say at your unique celebration of love.
There's plenty more to be said, so we'll leave you with this... “Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen
Questions about Practical Melbourne Wedding DJ Arrangements
Are you available on our chosen wedding date?
Have you performed at the reception venue before?
Do you have a backup DJ to attend the wedding if you are ill on the day?
How long do you need to set up?
Do you have back up equipment if something goes wrong?
Do you have liability insurance?
Can you play throughout the entire reception?
Can you take on the role of Master of Ceremonies?
Can we use your microphone for the speeches? Is it wireless?
Will, you be the DJ for our wedding, or will it be one of your colleagues?
Questions about cost
What is included in your price?
What deposit do we need to pay and when?
When do we need to settle the bill?
What do you charge for overtime if the reception runs late?
Do you charge for travel, etc.?
Do you expect food/drinks to be provided?
Questions about the DJ's experience
How long have you been a wedding DJ?
How many weddings do you do in a year?
What other types of event do you perform at?
Do you have a recent personal reference we could contact?
Can we attend an event that you are performing?
Once you have decided that you want a DJ to provide the music for your wedding reception, you have to pick the DJ. Choosing the right DJ for your wedding can seem like a daunting task because you know that the DJ sets the tone for the reception.
Pick a great DJ, and it is going to be hard for your reception to be anything less than spectacular. Pick a so-so DJ, and even with the best food and venue, you are still probably only going to have a so-so reception. However, there are so many choices in DJs that you may be overwhelmed.
Even if Melbourne wedding DJ is not your choice, we want you to be confident and knowledgeable when selecting your DJ, so here are our top 10 tips for picking your wedding DJ:
- Don't automatically go with someone you know. You may have a cousin, friend, or acquaintance, who is a DJ, so you feel like you should choose them for your wedding. Maybe you should, and perhaps you should not; let their qualifications, not your relationship, be the determining factor. If you do choose to go with someone you know, don't keep things casual- make sure that you are in a contract that explicitly spells out your obligations and theirs!
- Check with the venue. Does your site have a preferred DJ? If so, that DJ probably knows the venues acoustics and any particular concerns. You might not decide to go with that DJ, but their preferred DJ should be on your interview list.
- Ask for referrals. That friend whose reception was excellent? Ask her for her DJ's name.
- Look at wedding forums for your area. Who do people recommend? Dig more in-depth than the star rating and read reviews to find out why people support a particular DJ.
- Make a short-list of DJs and interview them. If a DJ won't make time for an interview, how likely is he or she to make time for you during the wedding planning.
- Check out their equipment. Ask questions- is it new and state-of-the-art?
- Ask about their music library.
- Make sure they can correctly pronounce all the names in the wedding party.
- Do they let you know about other options, like uplighting, without making you feel like you are being pushed towards these options?
- See how you think of him or her. You are going to be spending a lot of time with your wedding vendors, and a DJ is going to be a significant part of your reception. If you do not feel immediately comfortable with a DJ, then you should probably keep looking!
Now your Melbourne wedding is around the corner; it slowly dawns that the show must be perfect. Nothing should be compromised. Having checked all other boxes like venue, outfit, flowers, it's time to let the music play to the high heavens. Music is one of the intricate fibres that make up a near-perfect wedding. Guests may easily forget that the dessert didn't get to their corner of the hall but will not as quickly forget how the music you played made them feel. Music and entertainment are essential in determining what kind of memory the guests will leave with.
-Investigate- Take your time to search them out. Go out to some events and get the contacts of the DJ's behind the parties you enjoyed. Ask friends and family to recommend a few and then create a list. Carry out some level of research on those on your list. What equipment are they using? What attitude do they exude when on duty? Read reviews and then decide who to pursue.
-Stand your ground- You may have picked out a Melbourne wedding DJ, now be sure to communicate exactly what you want. Some DJ's may wish to side-track you and have their way, don't let them. Make him listen to you and your demands. If that's such a hard thing for him to do, it's time to change DJ's.
-Be thorough- Without being a 'bridezilla', you can politely table your music plan. Find a wedding DJ in Melbourne who understands the kind of songs you want to be played in every section of the event. He must be willing to create fun and show-stopping playlists for different categories. Research shows that professional DJ's prefer it when the client tells them what they want to hear. Walkthrough playlists for the father-daughter dance, bride procession, parent's procession, couples are dancing and more. Don't be afraid to be thorough.
-Create your playlist early- It may sound like a defective part of the process, but it's not. It's advisable to get your playlist to your DJ at least two weeks before your wedding day, so he gets familiar with what you want. Thewedding DJ in Melbourne who makes that demand knows his onions indeed. Stick with him. Let him know the songs that must not be played. If you can't stand songs with swear words, let him know. If you don't like a particular artist, let him know as well. But be an early bird and have his work cut out for him.
-Be Friendly- I see a lot of brides have too much on their plate to care much, but it does pay, to get to know your Dj. Know his office, read up on him/her, search out some FAQ's online or plan a meet so you can look him in the eye and know what your guts tell you.
A goodwedding DJ in Melbourne is worth his weight in gold, and it's essential to choose value over cost. While you have a budget to work with, do remember not to ruin a fabulous wedding with a bad DJ.
Every wedding day has a soundtrack of its own—from the walk down the aisle to the first dance, the bouquet toss to your final farewell, music helps set the tone for the entire day... which is why your DJ or band has such an important role. To help you better vet the candidates, we've compiled this master list of questions to ask wedding DJs and band before booking. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you'll be to make the right decision and find the one for your wedding.
First things first, you've got to figure out the basics... like, is the DJ or band even available on your desired date? The answers to the following questions will help you get a sense of how experienced the candidates are.
1. Is my wedding date available?
2. How long have you been doing this professionally? Why you need to know this: Obviously, there's a difference between volunteer gigs and legit, paid performances. Make sure your candidates are seasoned, so there are no hiccups on the most important day of your life.
3. How many weddings have you played?
4. How long have you been performing together (if you're interviewing a band)?
5. How many weddings do you do on an average weekend? Why you need to know this: If the band or DJ is playing 'round the clock all weekend, their performance might suffer. If they're running on empty, you might want to rethink booking them.
6. Do you perform at more than one event in a day?
7. Will you be the DJ/bandleader personally playing at our wedding? Which band members should we expect? Why you need to know this: Bands usually have a roster of performers and might alternate who's playing based on their availability.
If you're choosing a band because you love one musician or singer in particular, make sure they're the performer who will be playing your wedding.
8. Have you done events at my wedding venue?
9. What sets you apart from your competition?
10. Can you describe your style?
11. Are there any other services that you provide, such as lighting design or a photo booth?
12. Can you provide me with new couples that I can contact for references?
The DJ Music
You probably already know a little about the wedding band or DJ since you were interested enough to interview them. Learn more about them and their style, so there are no surprises on the big day.
13. Do you have a CD of your music or a video from a prior wedding where you performed?
14. Can you help me choose the music for my processional, recessional, father-daughter dance, etc.? Why you need to know this: If you're having trouble choosing music for a first dance song or father-daughter dance, etc., a DJ or wedding band tends to know a thing or two about selecting the right music. They can be a helpful resource.
15. How extensive is your music library or song list? What genres can you cover?
16. Do you have a go-to list of wedding songs you play or perform for weddings? Why you need to know this: Ask them ahead of time if they have a list of songs they recommend playing throughout the wedding. If they leave that list up to you, be sure to provide them with the songs you want to get down to on the dance floor before your wedding swings around.
17. How do you keep your music collection up to date?
18. If the DJ or one of the band members scheduled for my event is unable to perform for some reason, do you have a backup replacement ready to go?
19. Do you take any breaks? How many and when?
20. What music will be provided during the breaks?
21. How many band members will perform that day?
22. Do you act as the emcee and make all of the announcements?
23. How would you define your emcee style?
24. What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?
25. Do you take requests from our guests?
26. Can we submit a "Do Not Play" list? Why you need to know this: you never know what your guests are going to end up requesting. Having a "do not play" inventory ensures you're not going to hear anything you and your new hubby hate.
DJ Pricing and Payment
The price tag is one of the most significant factors in choosing what wedding DJ or band to accept, but it's not as simple as just asking for a price. You need to find out exactly what that price includes. You don't want to discover any surprise fees after you've signed a contract.
27. What's your rate? Why you need to know this: When talking about the price, make sure to find out if the rate changes bases on the day (or even time of day) and exactly how many hours that rate buys you. If the price is in the ballpark (also if it's over budget), great. If it turns out that DJ or wedding band is the one, you might be able to negotiate a discount or increase your budget to be able to use that DJ or band.
28. Does that rate include setup and breakdown between ceremony and reception locations? What, if anything, isn't included?
29. How much would you charge for overtime?
30. Are there any additional fees that could accrue that I am not taking into account, like travel expenses or charges for special musical requests?
31. When will I receive a written contract?
32. How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due? Do you offer a payment plan? Why you need to know this: See if you can pay them before (or after) the wedding. Trying to pay wedding vendors the day of your wedding is chaos—if you can pay them beforehand, it's preferable.
33. What is your refund/cancellation policy?
34. How far in advance do I need to book you for my wedding?
35. What information do you need from me before the wedding day?
36. Are you insured? Why you need to know this: Ideally, your wedding DJ or band will carry liability insurance. It covers any damage that can occur to the performers themselves and the equipment. Many venues require DJs and bands to carry liability insurance, so it's important to know upfront if they have it.
Wedding DJ & Logistics
Now for the less exciting but still critical details, like power supply and scheduling.
37. Can you provide wireless mics for the wedding ceremony?
38. Does any of your equipment require particular electrical outlets that I need to inform my wedding site about?
39. Do you bring backup equipment?
40. What kind of space or stage do you require for the DJ or band? If my site doesn't provide what you need, will you make arrangements for the scene, or am I responsible for renting it?
41. Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?
42. How much time will you need for setup, soundcheck, and breakdown on the day of the event?
43. What time will you arrive at the site and when will you depart? Why you need to know this: You want to get a confirmed arrival time from them before your wedding, and it should be early enough that the performers have plenty of time to get set up. Also, find out when they plan to leave. If you want to have them stick around for the after-party, negotiate this into your contract before the night comes.
44. Will we meet again before the wedding?
45. When is our deadline for submitting our music requests and event details?
46. What will you wear to our wedding?
47. Do you (and each band member, if you're booking a band) require a meal? Why you need to know this: It's something you need to add on to your budget. This can be a high cost, especially if you're booking a ten-piece band.
48. What is your policy on alcohol or smoking during the wedding?
49. Is there anything we should know about your services that we haven't talked about? Why you need to know this: At this point, you've probably covered everything, but it never hurts to make sure. Cover all your bases and see if there's anything that's been left out from the wedding DJ or band's point of view.
50. Do you have any questions for us? Why you need to know this: Now that you know everything you wanted to know, find out if there's any extra info the wedding DJ or band needs.
T's time to add another key player to your supplier squad! You may have chosen your wedding's essential songs, but now you're going to need to hire someone to play them. Your wedding DJ will be responsible for making sure the energy stays up from dawn 'til dusk (and probably long after), so you'll want to find one with impressive emcee skills and a killer tracklist.
Here's how to choose your wedding DJ.
Sort out the important stuffStep one is taking the time to write out any wedding details that may affect your decision. Knowing things like your venue size, venue style, budget and wedding theme will help you figure out precisely what you're looking for in a DJ. You should also note the genres of music you love, your favourite artists and your most played songs - those will come in handy when you start interviewing potential candidates.
Do your research
Now it's time to do a little bit of homework (it may not sound fun, but it is!). Scroll through our wedding supplier listings, check out Instagram and ask your recently married friends and relatives for recommendations - you're sure to find a handful of fantastic options by the time you're finished. Pay close attention to their reviews and ratings - comments from couples who have used their services in the past are super insightful.
Get in touch
Once you've selected your faves, start reaching out. If you're using WeddingWire, simply click the blue "Request more information" button at the top of a listing and it'll connect you right away. If you're using another method, reaching out via their website or through email is your best bet (no sliding into DMs - Those are easy to miss!). Remember to ask critical questions like, "are you available on my wedding date?", "What is your rate?" and "can I see a copy of your standard contract?". If you're satisfied with their answers, book a meeting with them IRL or schedule a Skype call.
Sample their DJ work
When you're meeting with your candidates, you'll want to do a deeper dive into their work. Yes, you've probably already sampled a playlist or two, but at this stage, you'll want to get a bit more. Ask your potential DJs about their music repertoire and give them a bit of insight into the types of songs you love. You'll also want to let them know precisely what you'll be needing music and emceeing for (i.e. the ceremony, the reception, dinner, the after-party). This will help them customize a tracklist just for your event.
Ask about DJ equipment
Even if you're not a music buff, ask your candidates to give you a rundown of the types of equipment they use. You'll want to make sure that they are using professional-grade machinery and lighting, not homemade gadgets. How much stuff they plan on bringing is also something you'll need to know. If they can't fit it into your venue, you'll have to work something else out (or maybe hire a different DJ).
Review the contract
So you've pretty much decided on your DJ? Well, now it's time to hash out the final details. Ask him or her to create a contract for your big day and mail or email it to you. Make sure you read it (not just scan it). Hidden clauses, like additional travel and equipment fees, can wreak havoc on your budget.
For a wedding party to be remembered by your guests, you must find a DJ who can create a uniquely unique atmosphere. Here's how to find the perfect match.
Once the vows have been made, the wedding breakfast has been eaten, and the speeches have received rapturous applause, all that remains to do on your big day is to take your first dance and celebrate with a fantastic wedding after-party. As with all aspects of your wedding day, the best way to ensure your wedding party goes without a hitch is to leave it to the professionals. If you're choosing a professional DJ service to keep your wedding dance floor filled until the early hours, there are many considerations to make… it's not just about the music.
To better understand how to choose the right DJ for your wedding party, Danny Costello, managing director of award-winning DJ hire company DJ2K, is ideally placed to advise on the winning formula. With more than 20 years' experience as a wedding DJ, Danny leads a team of hand-picked DJs who strive to deliver unforgettable wedding parties across Surrey, London and the Home Counties.
Danny says: "When a bride buys her wedding dress, she gets to try it on and gauge the reactions of her nearest and dearest, but when a couple is choosing their wedding DJ how do they know exactly what they're getting? You should always meet your DJ in person initially, but ultimately, you are putting your utmost trust in them." Here are the ways to better understand whether a DJ is right for you and your wedding.
Experience and pricing
Don't be fooled by start-up companies with little to no experience who are offering cheap deals on wedding entertainment and discos. Take note of how long a wedding DJ has been in the business; experienced DJs will have extensive knowledge about timings, equipment and logistics and clients should feel that they are in safe hands. DJ2K couples usually spend between £600 and £2,000 which can include a photo booth, selfie mirror, dance floor, giant illuminated letters, among other things – dependent on the couple's budget and requirements.
Danny says: "Many top wedding venues recommend DJ2K in the UK. It is always worth considering a venue's recommended suppliers and having a chat in the first instance. However, if your chosen supplier isn't recommended or hasn't worked at your venue before, don't worry - they have the potential to bring a fresh approach to proceedings."
Like every party, weddings need entertainment and music to get the good times rolling. Whether you're after an acoustic duo for your ceremony, a full eight-piece band for the reception or a DJ with an impressive repertoire of genres, you'll find your perfect fit here. Remember to read customer reviews to ensure you are booking a professional.
Know how to make parties happen and people happy. With over a decade of wedding experience and take great pride in personally ensuring your special day is a unique and amazing experience and we do this in a professional but fun manner.
Our roster of wedding entertainment boasts Australia’s freshest and funkiest performers. We focus on world class wedding entertainment solo, duos, trios, quartets, cover bands, DJ bands, DJ’s and roaming performers. Our talent has already performed at the “who’s who” of venues, festivals and events around Australia. This is why we can assure you when you book this Wedding Bands and DJ that you’re booking the best, most experienced entertainment available.
On the hunt of Wedding DJ and Bands Melbourne, Victoria? Finding the right wedding dj and bands can be a stressful endeavour. After all, there are so many stores, options, and prices out there to consider.
So, finding the wedding entertainers that offers supreme service and a carefully curated selection of gowns is a true life-saver.
To help you get started on your dress hunt, we’ve rounded up our favourite bridesmaid dress shops from right across Melbourne, Victoria.
Read on to discover where to start your search.
The White Tree Wedding Band Melbourne
Creating & Capturing Epic Memories, since 2010
COVID-19 Update: We hope that everyone is staying safe during this tough time. For all of our existing clients - we are here to support you as best we can and we encourage you to reach out to your event manager if you need any assistance. For all new prospective clients, welcome! We are here to support you too with the launch of our Flexi Package - which offers great discounts and bonuses during this challenging time. You can find further info for our Flexi Package within our bookings + prices page.
The White Tree Band
We’re dance floor legends! We pride ourselves on our energetic live shows, versatile configurations, entertaining showcases, and a varied repertoire to keep every punter happy. At one gig we’ll be performing funk and soul with a brass section, and at the next gig we’ll be belting out tracks by Tay Tay, The Stones, The Killers, Billie Eilish … and everything in between!
Our musicians and DJs are based primarily in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and the beautiful Byron Bay. However we perform all around the world, and love to travel wherever the party’s at.
The Bombastics Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
The Bombastics are a multi-award winning Melbourne band. We’re a collective of Melbourne’s finest musicians, meaning you get choice, flexibility and above all, reliability. Choose The Bombastics and you know the music is in safe hands.
Finding the right band for your wedding or corporate event can be a painful process. The internet is flooded with good and not-so-good options. Save yourself hours of planning time by getting in touch with The Bombastics today. Discover our exceptional service, attention to detail and best of all, our great sound.
Explore our audio, video and song list, see us at our next showcase or for great advice on planning wedding and event music see our FAQs and check out the blog.
The Bombastics are a multi-award winning Melbourne band. We’re a collective of Melbourne’s finest musicians, meaning you get choice, flexibility and above all, reliability. Choose The Bombastics and you know the music is in safe hands.
Finding the right band for your wedding or corporate event can be a painful process. The internet is flooded with good and not-so-good options. Save yourself hours of planning time by getting in touch with The Bombastics today. Discover our exceptional service, attention to detail and best of all, our great sound.
Explore our audio, video and song list, see us at our next showcase or for great advice on planning wedding and event music see our FAQs and check out the blog.
When was the last time you booked a band for a wedding? Our guess is never! Choosing your band can be a confusing and time-consuming process. Take the guesswork and hassle out of finding your wedding band. Explore our Reception Music page and find out how we make it easy to book the perfect wedding music.
We offer live ceremony music for all budgets and styles. Acoustic guitar and vocals, classical piano, string quartets and everything in between – having your ceremony accompanied by live musicians is an investment worth making. Check out our Ceremony Music page for sample audio and helpful hints.
It’s not always easy choosing the right family member or friend to MC your wedding. Let everyone enjoy the night and we’ll take care of MCing your big day. Our experienced MCs are relaxed, fun and most of all know how to ensure the night runs smoothly. Check out our MC Services page to learn about the value a great MC will make to your day.
Honey and Stone Music Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
HONEY AND STONE LIVE MUSIC COLLECTIVE – SYDNEY – BYRON BAY – BRISBANE – MELBOURN
Honey and Stone is a collective of incredible musicians that love performing together. We bring our own brand of positive energy to every wedding and corporate event we play. The Honey and Stone family of musicians can play awesome covers and repertoire across every style and era. Our singers are without a doubt some of the finest voices in town and the musicians backing them up are all the bomb. We've got it covered from acoustic ceremony sets to filling the dancefloor and partying into the night.
WHAT WE ARE
Honey and Stone is a new live music collective specializing in weddings, corporate events and private functions. We are a family of talented musicians that love performing together. All of our musicians are handpicked for their unique and exciting approach to live performance and for their ability to connect with their audience. Collectively, the Honey and Stone feeling flows into the way we do our thing and the way we inspire a sense of warmth and connection at every event we play.
WHAT WE GIVE
Beyond playing covers, we are all independent artists who regularly collaborate on our own original projects. This creates a deep sense of creativity between us and an understanding of how we play together. We love bringing this creativity and spark to all of the weddings and corporate events we have the pleasure of performing at. We bring our own brand of positive energy to the stage every time we play and we are especially passionate about collaborating with the very best vocalists in town. Our singers are without doubt the finest voices around and all of our musicians backing them up are the bomb. The magic of music is so incredibly beautiful to all of us and we give our all to the performance of great songs.
Lahiru Wimalasuriya Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
WELCOME, IT’S A FANTASTIC PLEASURE TO MEET YOU!
A brief summary about me:
I am an extremely passionate, extroverted and energetic public speaker, who absolutely loves speaking and connecting with others! I am forever striving to positively influence, inspire, connect with and motivate everyone I cross paths with.
How to make your event outstanding:
If you are looking for an extremely charismatic, inspirational, thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking and tremendously engaging Public Speaker, Master of Ceremonies (MC / emcee), Host or Entertainer for your event.
LOOK NO FURTHER!
My passion is to ensure your event is professional, uniquely personalised, welcoming, engaging and most importantly absolutely enjoyable for all!
Some of the events I electrify:
- AWARD NIGHTS
- DINNER DANCES
- CHARITY EVENTS
- GALA DINNERS
- CORPORATE EVENTS
- INDUSTRY CONFERENCES
- PRODUCT LAUNCHES
- AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
Mercury DJ Hire Wedding Dj and Band Melbourne
WHO WE ARE:
We are a group of friends who grew up DJing together and are continuing our life long passion and dream of playing music and entertaining audiences from all walks of life.
Daniel Mercury is the director of Mercury DJ Hire.
We are full time DJ's and this is our chosen career path.
A word from Daniel Mercury:
I have been DJing since 1999 and producing music since 2008. My passion has been DJing for a long time and I pride myself on delivering the best possible performance for your event.
My livelihood depends on the product and service I supply, so I always give everything I have to make your event spectacular.
Along my journey as a DJ, I have made life long friends who are also amazing DJ's and out of the many DJ friends I have, I have hand selected just a few of them to be a part of Mercury DJ Hire as they show the same level of passion and commitment as I do.
WHAT WE DO:
Our aim for your event is to go above and beyond your expectations to create the atmosphere you've always dreamt about.
We treat every event as if it were our own and pay attention to every detail to ensure you have the best experience possible.
During our one on one consultation, we love to help people create wonderful and unique ideas for their event.
Some notable information on Mercury DJ Hire are we are a full writer member of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) as well as a member of the Australian Bridal Industry Association (ABIA) and I personally have an Advanced Diploma in Audio Engineering and Sound Production.
If you are planning an event I encourage you to read reviews supplied by our brides at the link below who have worked with us, to get an understanding of the service and product you would receive when working with Mercury DJ Hire.
The Shuffle Club Wedding Band Melbourne
Their style is most easily described as a hot blend of jazz, swing, blues and boogie. But that hardly does justice to The Shuffle Club's raw energy and enthusiasm – the kind that will bring you to your feet and on to the dance floor before you even quite know what is happening!
Featuring all four band members singing individually, Melbourne jazz band, The Shuffle Club, is made up of hot sax, bass, drums and piano, with damn tight arrangements in a variety of styles setting this band apart from the rest.
They have made music together since 1999, touring internationally across Europe, Asia and Central America, as well as performing regularly in venues and festivals all over Australia.
Melbourne-based, you can catch The Shuffle Club live at Claypots in St Kilda or as the house-band for The Famous Spiegeltent wherever it lands around the world.
Kellie Anne Music Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
Oh, hello there fun person!
You obviously have good taste.
Welcome to the place of quality music & fun-filled dance floors.
On behalf of all your future guests…. Thank you for being here!
A Little About The Lady…
Her brand is her excellence.
Her reputation speaks volumes.
And if you’ve seen her perform you will not forget it.
Mixing rich vocals, killer high energy and the warmest heart, each performance is.. just unforgettable.
You’re in good hands
The Incredible Melbourne based band is made up of the most sought after musicians in the country.
Always performing at the highest of standards, with musical skills that enchant and captivate any audience.
We know that planning an event is a lot of work! So we hope to be involved and make the music part an easy, reliable process for you.
Andrew Healey Music - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
Welcome to AndrewHealeyMusic.com!
For over 20 years, Andrew Healey has been wowing audiences all over Australia and abroad with his smooth vocals, rhythmic playing style and eclectic collection of both original and cover music. Boasting over 60 of his own songs and an amazing 1800+ cover tracks in his repertoire, his incredible versatility and talent have made him one of Australia's most sought after boutique entertainers, available solo or in a range of great duos and bands.
For your wedding
Nothing adds atmosphere to your special day like live music. It's something in the way a real entertainer can look around the room and truly connect with you and your guests. Long after the cars, the cake, the flowers and the food have faded from memory, you'll be looking back on your venue and your music.
With 15 years of experience playing weddings big and small, Andrew Healey has played literally hundreds of couples down the aisle and into their new lives together. His highly personalised, always professional service along his easy-to-deal-with approach, help take the stress out of planning your wedding entertainment. Available Australia-wide as a soloist, in a duo or with a band, his rare versatility will take you on a journey from the easy-listening ballads of your ceremony, through the relaxed but upbeat dinner and onto the jumping dance floor at the end of the night. With a huge repertoire featuring over 1200 of your favourite songs, plus the ability to learn and play almost anything you can think of, Andrew will provide the perfect sound track to an event you'll remember for the rest of your lives.
Browse through the options below, and find out how Andrew can help make your big day truly perfect!
Wedding Band Collective - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
Wedding Band Collective
We specialise in providing extremely accomplished wedding bands, solo/duos and DJs of every genre for your wedding or function all throughout Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart.
We offer an unbeatable, personalised service assisting to make your special occasion an unforgettable one. No function is too big or small. We have entertainment suited to everyone.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Hi everyone, I'm Ben & I am the owner/director of Wedding Band Collective.
I am a professional musician, and since studying music at university I have been playing in and managing bands.
A few years ago when I was fresh out of university I was lucky enough to join a couple of bands which took me overseas, touring and recording around Australia, NZ, and all over Europe. While on tour, I met the love of my life at a gig in Germany, and luckily for me she decided to move to Australia. Since then, I have stopped touring and focussed on playing and booking gigs in my home town of Melbourne.
My wife and I got married a few years ago, and our wedding was truly amazing. The best part was having an incredible live band which had people on the dance floor the entire night. Since then, I have spent my efforts providing that same experience to brides & grooms on their big day. I love playing weddings with my own bands, and helping couples plan their big day whether it is my band playing or one of the other great acts I look after.
Whether it's a wedding, a corporate function, or a private party, please don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in booking live music. I'm always enthusiastic about what I do and how I can help to provide the perfect music for an event.
Choosing music for your wedding can be a daunting task. We represent over 50 artists that have been vetted for their professionalism and excellent talent. Based on the style of your occasion, the type of music you desire, date & location of your wedding we will handpick a selection of artists for you to choose from, for your special day.
We have bands and artists to suit any style of wedding. Whether you require a classical artist playing on a baby grand piano, a smooth Jazz Band, or an uptempo Party Band that fills the dance floor, we’re sure to find the perfect match for your occasion.
JAG Entertainment Wedding Dj and Band Melbourne
JAG Entertainment is a well established, and a greatly admired stayer in the entertainment industry. JAG regularly services the Geelong, Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura, Bellarine Peninsula areas with professional and classy entertainment ranging from great sounding cover bands, wedding trios and duos, DJ's and Master of Ceremonies.
JAG Entertainment specialise in Melbourne and Geelongs most preferred entertainment for Weddings and Corporate Events. Our boutique management service is used by countless Bride and Grooms and corporate clients regularly.
We are a specialised wedding and corporate entertainment management service, matching clientele up with the best entertainment for their wedding or special event.
Our service provides you with exceptional customer service and follow up right up to the event date which ensures that everything runs smoothly for your special event.
Whether it be your wedding day or special corporate event, your choice of entertainment should reflect your personality and taste. Our experienced and professional entertainers are available to cater for this. You have a choice of Wedding Bands, Trios, Duos, Soloists, String Ensembles and DJ's. A competant Master of Ceremonies is always a plus for any event, ensuring that your wedding day or corporate event runs smoothly.
JAG Entertainment boasts some of Melbourne's most elite and professional bands including
Midnight Blue, Bluetrain, Higher Ground, Soul Destiny, Ticket To Vegas, Distinction, Serenade, Cedar, Shamdoogie, Envy, Kasablanka, Accent, The Three Waiters, Allegro, Masque, Shade of Red, Essential, Wooshka, One NIght Wonders, Funksta, Attitude and many more....
Wedding and Corporate Entertainment
Wedding and Corporate Bands - Dynamic, professional and highly entertaining, our Bands are well known for their on going committment and performing at weddings throughout Melbourne and Country Victoria including the towns of Geelong, Echuca, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton, Albury and Wangaratta, to name a few.
Our bands are all professional musicians, and will always strive to present you with the best service possible for your wedding or corporate event. Our bands will cater for English, Italian, Greek, Jewish and Multi-Cultural Weddings.
FELIX the Magician - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
Being a magician would have to be one of the coolest job out there, but to me, it is so much more than that. Magic is the only art form in the world that gives people that moment of astonishment, brings them back to that child-like sense of wonder, that is the experience I would like to share with everyone. If my magic can distract people from the anxiety and worries of everyday life, make them forget about their problems for even one second, that is what I would be doing it for.
This website is not about how good I am “Oh look everyone, I can make things disappear…” it’s about my journey as a professional magician, doing it for the love of it and sharing the wonders of magic. Come and join me for the ride.
Matt Black Entertainment - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
While events have been postponed for the immediate future, please don’t be discouraged from getting in touch with us to plan your wedding or event. Any deposit we take is fully transferrable if you change the date, and we can hold dates for you until you’re ready to confirm your booking.
If you have any questions please get in touch with us: we’re always happy to chat.
Please keep yourselves and your families safe in this time, and we look forward to partying with you again soon!
Wedding Band Melbourne
Hire the Matt Black Band for your wedding, corporate event, or party. Custom lineups available, from 4 up to 8 piece bands. Options include solo sax, horn section, and percussionist.
The Matt Black Trio
Our 3 piece acoustic band is perfect for wedding ceremonies, dinner music, and more laidback events. It can also rock the dance floor as a party trio. Choose from bassist, sax, or percussionist.
Acoustic & Party Duo
Our most popular act, the duo is perfect for acoustic music at your wedding or corporate event. Kristen & Matt can also get the dance floor going with electric guitar and a full band sound. (Photo: Sandra Lee)
Kristen provides classy background music for Melbourne weddings, corporate events, and more. Her song list covers the latest Top 40, to 90s RnB, jazz, and retro soul. Her voice is nothing short of amazing.
Matt performs on vocals and guitar at Melbourne weddings and corporate dinners, and can also create an upbeat atmosphere by incorporating drums. His song list covers a huge range of popular music from all eras.
Wedding & Corporate DJs
Our party DJs are skilled, friendly, and approachable. They carry pro decks, sound, and lighting, and a library of over 15,000 songs. They love to party with you, and LOVE requests!
Our Specials cover events of up to 5 hours. Get high quality entertainment for your Melbourne wedding reception, corporate event, or birthday party, without breaking the bank.
Wedding Packages Melbourne
Want us to perform at your ceremony, canapes, and reception? Our full day wedding packages represent great value for money. Choose from our six popular packages, or create your own.
Hire Us By The Hour
The easiest way to book live music in Melbourne. Our competitive hourly rates mean you’re not paying for anything you don’t need. No frills! Only need us to play for an hour? No problem.
JAMM Events - Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
Melbourne DJ Hire
Are you looking for a fun Melbourne Wedding DJ or MC to make your Wedding a hit?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Our modern non-cheesy approach to DJ hire means your wedding will be a hit,
with everyone up and dancing the night away having the time of their lives.
All without ever hearing the Chicken Dance or the dreaded Macarena…
About JAMM Events
JAMM Events is a modern DJ & MC provider based in Melbourne’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Providing couples with a fun non-cheesy entertainment service that will have all your guests up and dancing the night away.
We help take the stress away so you can focus on the fun part!
At JAMM Events we break the mould of the stereotypical ‘Wedding DJ’ focusing on the fun songs that you love without any of the cheesy or daggy songs that have been played to death.
Our highly skilled and experienced team make the planning process a breeze and will help guide you through the whole process right up until the day. On the night we ensure everyone knows what is coming up so that the night flows, everyone has a blast, and that you get maximum dancefloor time.
Wedding DJ & MC
Our Wedding DJ & MC services are the perfect Wedding entertainment solution for couples wanting a fun, stress-free wedding with lots of dancing. Based on Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula and servicing the Melbourne area.
Your wedding is a special time and you want someone who will deliver the perfect night of entertainment for you and all your guests?
We provide a modern, ‘non-cheesy’ entertainment service that is completely tailored for you. We treat each and every wedding as a completely unique event with its own challenges and personality.
Working with each of our couples we take on your ideas and thoughts. Then using our expertise and knowledge we help you put it all together to create the perfect celebration.
So What’s Included?
- The Music You Love
- Access to our Music Planning app, loaded with songlist to help you plan your perfect playlist
- Face to Face Meeting
- We like to meet all our clients prior to booking to ensure we are the best fit for your Wedding
- Wireless Microphone
- We supply a high-quality wireless microphone for your speeches and announcements
- We can help you plan the night so you get all the events you want and maximum dancefloor time
- Elegant Lighting
We provide an elegant lighting design for dancefloor and Venue to help set the mood
View and manage your event details, music requests, and more from our online Client Portal
A better way to plan your Wedding playlist…
Our music planning app turns a chore into an experience. Our clients can preview and add any song they love, import playlists directly from Spotify, or browse one of our specially made song lists for inspiration.
Invite your friends and family as guests through the app so they can like your songs and add their favourite songs – no more RSVP song requests!
Late Shift Wedding Band Melbourne
WHO WE ARE
LATE SHIFT. is a premium 2-10 piece band specialising
in high-energy music for events, parties, weddings, corporate events and private functions!
We distinguish ourselves by having a large song list that is never boring! We focus on filling your dance floor and keep the party going! With us you'll get great musicians playing your favorite music!
From stylish acoustic sounds, to high energy live bands filling the dance floor; we'll work with you to create an unforgettable soundtrack. Let's celebrate the best night of your life.
HOW IT WORKS
When you are in the midst of planning for your event, things such as venue, catering, decorations etc. we fully understand that this planning stage might take you some time - that's why we'll help you as much or as little as you'd like in order to work the music into the bigger picture. Another way you could go is to simply tell us the vibe you're after and we'll take it off your chest and plan it for you!
After you are satisfied with the final plan, we will run through your times and plan for the day, making sure to polish until we're all sure that it will turn out just perfect. This usually happens around a week before the event, but sometimes earlier if you are super-organized.
On the day
All set! Relax and enjoy your event with a wicked band!
Whether it be entertainment for your wedding, corporate event or birthday party we are here to help! Pricing is based on a variety of individual factors, but below are some example quotes from previous events we have performed previously.
- Our duo will bring all of the ambience, good vibes and make sure your event is a hit!
- 4 Piece Reception Band
- A solid band with the foundations for
- an awesome party!
- 6 Piece Reception Band + Ceremony Acoustic Duo
- Acoustic music to make a statement & guide you down the aisle,. AND a band to get the party going afterwards!
- 8 Piece Reception Band + Ceremony Acoustic Duo
- Acoustic duo to bring ambience to your ceremony with all the vibes..
Come reception; be amazed by the full band including a horn-section that's certain to impress!
Bruce Harrison Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
Wedding DJ Melbourne. Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) award winner ‘Best DJ/MC’ categories in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017.
National Top 5 Wedding DJ & MC 2016, 2017 & 2018. Top three Wedding DJs and runner up ‘Best MC’ in 2019.
Welcome and thank you for visiting.
I’m an award winning Melbourne Wedding DJ & MC who will work with you to make sure that your wedding reception entertainment is as personal and unique as you and your partner are.
As a sole-operator and full-time Melbourne Wedding DJ & MC for over 17 years, my career depends on my performance, my professionalism, my attention to detail and most importantly – my dedication to the people I work with.
I’m very proud to say that most of my work comes from word of mouth, supplier and venue recommendations.
For me, the beginning of creating the perfect wedding reception should start just as your relationship did – with a face to face meeting.
A chance for us to sit down one evening and begin painting that picture of that once in a lifetime celebration that you have in your minds.
I view each wedding as a thoroughly unique event with its own special atmosphere and its own personality.
Put simply, I love what I do and the people I work with.
Thank you again for taking the time to visit. Please get in touch if you would like to know more…
Fedora Wedding Dj and Band Melbourne fedoraproductions.com.au
We are Fedora Productions.
We offer a premium service in the field of Pro Audio. Many years experience supplying professional sound engineering and DJ services around Melbourne has enabled Fedora Productions to expand our services exponentially. Any event, any size, big or small, Fedora Productions have you covered.
Our Mobile DJ Hire Services cater for all function types from Weddings, Engagements, Corporate Functions, Presentation Nights, Debutante Balls, School Discos, Birthdays and even Kids Parties. Our highly skilled Disc Jockeys are trained to cater for their audience. They will play what you want to hear and what is required for the moment. We also offer professional Wedding MCs for your very special day. Let our experienced Master of Ceremonies help keep your wedding reception alive and running to schedule. Fedora Productions only use the highest quality sound and lighting systems to date. All of our equipment is Tested and Tagged periodically. We also follow Australia’s strict OH&S standards to ensure the safety and well-being of all who are apart of the function. YouTube us for examples of some functions we have done at: www.youtube.com/FedoraProductionsTV or visit our Mobile DJ Hire Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fedoraDJs
Fedora Productions offer a premium service in the field of Pro Audio. Our extensive experience supplying professional sound engineering and DJ services around Melbourne has enabled Fedora Productions to expand exponentially, with our knowledge and expertise on live sound reinforcement being second to none. We have vast experience in Live Sound Mixing for bands and Artist of all genres. We also supply both large and small PA sound systems for indoor and outdoor events of many different sizes. Back-line Hire such as professional guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers and instruments is something we have a large inventory of for all sorts of sounds. Fedora Productions offer great lighting engineers and have a great variety of Stage Lighting equipment for hire which will give your performance that perfect finishing touch. YouTube us for examples of some live events we have done at: www.youtube.com/FedoraProductionsTV or visit our Fedora Productions Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fedoraproductions
The perfect way to capture fun memories of your event. We have photo booth packages to cater for all party needs, whether it be a Wedding, Corporate Event, Birthday party, or School Formal. You can choose from our open-air or enclosed booth options, all with quality and fun props to keep your guests entertained. Our photo booth packages are all inclusive, which means no confusing extra costs.
Stage Setup & Design
We can provide the full suite of stage design and set up services, for all sizes of production, whether it be a school performance, sports presentation evenings, or music festival; indoors or out.
We know weddings. We love weddings! Whether your celebration is formal or cocktail, big numbers or small, we know how to cater to your needs to make your night unforgettable, seamless, and most importantly fun for all!
Mixing & Recording
We have Melbourne's warmest recording studio. Whether you are looking to do some tracking, mixing, editing, or the full production from start to finish, we have the expertise, experience, and space, plus some of the best gear available, to help you produce a professional world class result
Brooks and Baker Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
Our vintage themed Dance Hen parties have lovely brides and their hens dressed to the nines and painting the town red in Melbourne!
You can pick your favourite dance style, vintage era or your most adored film to theme your party. If there is something special you have in mind - let us know! We will tailor your dance hen party especially for you.
Don't worry if you have two left feet, Brooks and Baker will ensure everyone has a swell time. Our dance hen parties are fun and suitable for all ages and abilities!
Want to remember your special day? We love playing the cameraman too and will record your dance and take pictures for you to keep.
We always provide 2 professional performers to run your hen party in order to give you the best possible experience! This also means that we are able to capture your party on camera in detail. It's always our pleasure to gift our hens with an edited short film, as well as some fabulous photographs!
First Wedding Dance
You're getting married.. Congratulations!
We'd love to help you create the perfect First Dance for you.
We have a team of highly experienced wedding dance teachers who will spend time discussing your vision and choreographing your dance before your first lesson. Whether you are new to dance or have the stylings of Fred Astaire, we will create something that is right for you.
We build your first dance based around not only your ability and requirements but your personality!
We provide private lessons in the comfort of your own home and no previous experience is required.
Melbourne Acoustic Duo - Wedding DJ and Band Melbourne
Melbourne Acoustic Duo are:
Andrew Healey & Tom Baeppler
Multi instrumentalist Andrew has been performing music professionally since age 15 in a variety of bands and musical outfits including both original and cover bands. A talented vocalist, guitar player and songwriter, Andrew has a broad musical knowledge to take on any musical challenge. (He is also a great team member to have at a music trivia night!)
Guitar virtuoso Tom, originally from the UK, has made Melbourne his home now for over 10 years. His unique talent and ability to play ‘any song, in any key, at any time’ affords him the respect by his peers and keeps him in strong demand for performances across multiple bands and outfits. Tom, equally capable of singing lead or harmony vocals positions him as the ultimate ‘double threat’.
Together Tom and Andrew have positioned themselves as the premier guitar duo in Melbourne for Weddings, Corporate Events and Private Functions. Available simply as 2 blokes playing acoustic guitars, or with the added dimensions of looping, multi part vocal harmonies, percussion and even pro quality backing tracks for the fuller band sound, Melbourne Acoustic Duo (M.A.D.) are capable of delivering a quality musical performance for any occasion.
Every effort is there to ensure the same line up although from time to time Andrew is unavailable and Tom luckily has a pool of excellent professionals to fill the gap if required.
Voted Winner in ‘Best Live Band/Group’ category at the 2016 ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) Awards.
Voted Winner in ‘Best Live Band/Group’ and ‘Best Ceremony Music’ Categories at the 2015 ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) Awards, and experience at playing over 150 weddings, you can trust M.A.D. to ensure your biggest day of all is a memorable and successful one.
The Tone Tone Semitones Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
Tim Mitchell & the Tone Tone Semitones have earned their reputation as Victoria’s Leading Wedding Entertainment Package, and are enjoying a successful career playing at Melbourne’s most prestigious reception centres.
Their friendly persona and warm humour has a way of making audiences feel at ease. Their vast repertoire of covers allows them to cater for all ages. They have an intuitive ability to interact with their audience.
With over a decade of Wedding experience make Tim Mitchell and the Tone Tone Semitones a reliable and professional act. Combining the talents of Tim Mitchell, Simon Smith, Brad Jackson and Matt Renwick, this band has amassed a large group of extremely delighted couples. The main reason for their success is due to the professional and personal approach to each and every couple.
Insatiable Nights Wedding Dj Melbourne
Insatiable Nights is a professional Melbourne DJ hire service catering for your entire music and event needs. Specialising in Weddings, Insatiable Nights caters to all of Melbourne. So if it is a Wedding, Engagement Party, Birthday Party, Corporate or Social Function, no matter how big or small, let Insatiable Nights create a fun and memorable atmosphere for your event!
Melbourne Wedding and Party DJ Service
Professional DJ Hire
Established in the Melbourne DJ scene, I have over 15 years experience in nightclubs and as a Mobile DJ and MC.
My passion for entertaining people is the foundation built around Insatiable Nights where I strive on building professional relationships with customers seeking a fun, memorable and trouble free event from their Mobile DJ.
Music selection is always the most important aspect when entertaining your guests. My DJ experience allows me to read the crowd better than anyone, ensuring your guests are kept dancing!
My versatility spans across all genres but there is nothing more that I enjoy than playing those party hits we have all grown to love.
My own musical interests include Old School RnB,…you can never beat a classic!
Outside of the DJ booth you can find me in front of a microscope tackling Breast Cancer Research head on!
Feel free to contact me for your event,
Mood Merchants Wedding Band and DJ Melbourne
More than a jazz band
The Mood Merchants is a professional jazz band based in Melbourne, Australia, led by bassist and musical director Dan Gordon.
The band is very flexible. We play in different configurations tailored to the needs of your event. We play for weddings, parties, concerts, corporate functions and promotions. We can play inside or outside, amplified or acoustic. We can do everything from roving street entertainment to late night party music, playing for the biggest events and the most intimate gatherings.
Fast, personal service from beginning to end
Dan takes care of all communication from your first enquiry to the day of the performance, where he will be playing in the band and making sure that everything goes as planned. We only play one event at a time, so your occasion gets our full attention, and we take pride in getting every detail right.
One-to-one service, prompt responses, no confusion.
Peace of mind, hands-on or hands-off
Whether you want to be closely involved, or whether you want to leave it all up to us, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that the music is exactly right.
We play at dozens of functions all around Melbourne and Victoria, and we’re fortunate to work with lots of great people and businesses who come together to make those events successful. Here are some who really stand out.
For a classic reception in Melbourne, it’s hard to go past Quat Quatta, where we’ve been playing for years. The surroundings are gorgeous, and the space is very well set up for live music – plenty of room for the band (it’s particularly suitable for our quintet) with a big dance floor, and a slightly separated acoustic which allows us to play energetic dance music for the party animals without overpowering the conversation of people in the dining area. There’s an ornamental courtyard outside where we often play for ceremonies and/or pre-dinner drinks, and a drawing room with a lovely antique grand piano, which provides an alternative spot for canapes. The staff are unfailingly wonderful, and the food is seriously exquisite.
For a more intimate space in the inner city, we can recommend The Willows. It’s a beautiful old building with a formal courtyard at the front, where our trio can play for ceremonies or cocktail-style receptions. It’s a classic-yet-funky nook on the boulevard section of St Kilda Road, where the music blends with the happy babble of conversation and the atmospheric rattle of passing trams. They have an elegant indoor conservatory, too, for sit-down functions.
If you’re looking for great Melbourne wedding photography, we can recommend Andrew Noble Photography, who we cross paths with at lots of upscale events. Andrew has both the personality and the technical skill to create images which are stunning and original in their concept, and full of life – you can see lots of his photographs featured on this site.
We were also fortunate to come across Sabine Legrand at a fashion event. She works discreetly and stealthily around proceedings, finding unique angles and candid views, and she succeeded in making a trio of jazz musicians look glamorous, an achievement which stands as a testament to her skill!
Tips on Hiring the Best DJ and Band for Wedding
Depending on the type of wedding you are having, a DJ can be a great option for your entertainment requirements. A DJ can provide a cost effective solution as opposed to live entertainment. Not only is hiring a DJ considerably cheaper, they can also cater to a wider variety of music styles, tastes and genres than a band or other musicians. This is not to say that live entertainment is not for you, it simply comes down to the factors that make up each individual wedding.
If you do choose to go with a DJ, you will find that hiring a professional and reliable DJ for your wedding can prove to be a very difficult task. With quite a large number of companies to choose from and a majority of those agencies being online, it can be very arduous to detect which DJ entertainment companies are legitimate, professional and trustworthy.
When it comes to hiring wedding entertainment for your big day, there are a few very important factors that should be taken into consideration to minimise planning stress and ensure both you and your guests have a great time.
Importantly, a professional wedding entertainer should have the experience and expertise to keep the day running smoothly and to the program.
As a professional entertainment providers, we have been supplying bands, singers, DJs, emcees at Sydney and Melbourne weddings of all shapes, sizes and denominations for over a decade. We’ve put our heads together to compile our top 15 list of wedding entertainment tips to help you make the perfect entertainment choice for your Big Day.
Hiring the right wedding DJ is one of the best ways to make sure everyone is having an amazing time at your wedding, and it can allow you to further put your own personal touch on the event.
The right DJ will make it an awesome party and ensure everybody is up and moving and grooving all night long, and many DJs will even customise a playlist to suit your tastes.
Book your wedding entertainment early
Not only are you more likely to get your first choice, you will most likely bag yourself a bargain if you book your wedding entertainment early enough.
Quotes will often be provided based on the current economic realities and they rarely go down.
Also, the more popular wedding acts become, the more they will charge, but if you book them early, they are contracted to the quote they have given to you.
Hire an experienced DJ
Ideally, you would want a DJ who entertains at weddings regularly, week in and week out and has done so with a solid 7 years of experience behind them (anything above is a plus). A well seasoned wedding DJ will know the proceedings of a reception like the back of their hand, they will know the perfect song to suit the perfect moment and they will add a touch of class to your wedding.
Anybody can DJ, but you’ll want a DJ who has experience doing weddings. Make sure you look for a DJ that has experience with this kind of crowd so you can be sure your guests are going to have the best time imaginable. DJing at a wedding can be quite different to DJing in a club.
They should list the fact that they do/have done weddings on their socials/website, and you should ask them just to be sure when you meet with them or send an email. Ask how many weddings they have done, and whether they have any references for you.
Make sure the DJ is licensed
In Australia, the body that DJ’s need to be registered with is the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). This is important for a few reasons. If a DJ is unlicensed, and a venue or a representative of ARIA obtains knowledge of this, you put your wedding at risk of not having entertainment for the rest of the evening as they do have the power to order the DJ to stop playing. A licensed DJ obtains all their music and songs from reputable outlets such as iTunes and other retailers. Not only is this music legally attained, it also ensures that it is the highest quality version of the file or song.
Provide A Playlist
Provide the DJ with a playlist. It doesn’t have to be a full playlist for the entire night – just include the sort of songs you do want played, and any that you don’t. You don’t want any nasty surprises cropping up. If you and all your friends groan at one particular song whenever you hear it, be sure to put it on the ‘do not play’ list. Many DJs will appreciate you being specific about what you do and don’t like. However, it’s a good idea to remember that many of your guests will likely have different tastes, and catering for all is a good idea.
Interview A Couple of DJs and Get Quotes
When you have a shortlist of DJs you may work with, it can be a good idea to interview a couple of your favorites and get quotes. You can then weigh up how they will fit into your budget, and who you think will be the best person for the job. You’ll get a feel for their personality this way, and whether you think they’ll match the vibe of your big day.
Watch their act’s promo videos and read testimonials
Ensure that you are comfortable with the amount of information you are presented with for your live wedding entertainment choices.
You should review the promo video, song list, and hopefully some testimonials from previous clients.
Many acts, wedding MC, bands or wedding singers for hire will have these on their websites. This is one of the best ways to decide if they are the right choice for you.
As the old adage goes, “You get what you pay for”. Although some companies charge more than others, do not let pricing be the leading decision making factor when choosing the entertainment for one of the biggest days of your life. Instead of looking how much an agency costs, try to look at the value that you are getting when you hire a DJ for your wedding. DJ’s who aren’t regularly playing in reputable public venues are generally not worth the money.
Put trust in the entertainment – they’re professionals after-all
If you follow our advice and choose correctly, your wedding entertainers will have performed in a professional environment hundreds of times – whether it’s at weddings, corporate events or at private parties.
Have faith in their expertise and be guided by their suggestions.
For example, many bands know the set list that will work to make sure you have a full dance floor. While it shouldn’t be a problem to include a few of your favoruites songs, you should leave the rest to them.
Another good tip here is not to have your band start with their more uptempo material. You should expect them to play appropriately during the various stages of the event. Some suggestions may include:
Pre-dinner drinks : quieter and jazzy
During dinner : cool and mellow (we don’t want to scare the Grannies)
After dinner : full on dance floor songs when it’s time to party the night away.
Afterall, you don’t want the evening to peak too soon! If you are finishing your party at midnight, around 9 pm is usually perfect to start the party.
Give your act or band a free hand to operate so they can give you their best.
Let them know what you thought
The majority of professional wedding musicians receive the bulk of their work through word of mouth and direct recommendations. Let them know how well they performed and how much you appreciated their efforts to make the reception such an enjoyable one.
If you use social media, give them a mention after your day. They might reciprocate the favour by giving you or your guests a nice discount the next time you book them!
Have A List Of Questions Ready
Asking your potential DJ questions before you agree to hire them will ensure you’re making the right decision and give you peace of mind. Below you’ll find just a few questions that could help you to discern whether this wedding DJ is right for you.
- How do you get the crowd pumped?
- Can you provide song suggestions?
- How do you handle song requests?
- Why should we choose you as our wedding DJ
If you follow the above advice, you should find the perfect wedding DJ in Melbourne with ease!