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Hi Everyone, well its my first paid disco im doing this sat 2/10 and its a wedding, never done a disco for a wedding before and need some advice really, whats the best tonic for nerves for a starter lol, no honestly though I really do need some advice on order of events, i.e when do i do the first dance for the happy couple and a couple of tips on what to play at the beginning and then to get it warmed up, I really am http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/1106.gif myself, thanks in advance for any replys and wish me luck.

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Find out what the couple want. You will probably be expected to play some background music while the guests are eating. The first dance traditiionally is the first dance that the couple have as a married couple hence the name but sometimes people have it after some party music?? It might be a good idea to get all the guests in a circle around the b and g while the first dance is being played.

 

Ask the couple see what they want. After the first dance when I have done weddings(only 2) on the first occasion played a few more soldiers to get all the couples on the dance floor and then gone into some party music,

 

Finish with some slowies at the end eg fs- new york

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You do need to discuss the running order and timings with the B&G. Also establish what tune they want for the first dance, or second for B & Father etc.

 

Around here weddings nearly always take the format of background/gentler music till the buffet, then after the buffet speaches, then the first dance etc. Remeber to announce the first dance using their names.

 

Follow the first/second dance with similar or slightly higher tempo and build it up from there. Ones that I use after the first/second dance are Tavares-More Than A Woman, Andy Williams-Can't Take My Eyes Of You, Barry White-You're The First Last Everything, then speed it up. (Don't forget to ask for requests during these).

 

A couple of good ones for the end are NY NY as Digital said, Malcom Roberts-May I Have The Next Dream With You, Will Young-Anything Is Possible.

 

I only ever use 3 slowies at the end.

 

If you have a look at the FAQ section there is an excellent topic on Weddings and how to approach them.

 

Hope this helps, good luck.

 

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Welcome here,you will find lots of help within the forum and good luck!

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After some back ground music, for me its normaly B & G first dance, then I play 2 or 3 more slow ones, then into some 60's 70's for the older people out there, after this its normal disco all the way till near the end when B & G might want an arch to leave through ....... then some more slow ones to finish if they are in the mood...

 

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Good luck !

 

Just relax and enjoy it, and remember you cant please all the people all the time.

 

 

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hello and welcome ... what i would do is get the 1st dance outta the way and get on with it ask for request so you know you are playin the right songs and get a list of what tunes to play and not to play from the b&g

 

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Adice given here is great and as others have said talk to the bride & groom and find out what thier song is. If you get hassle from guests asking when you gonna start be polite and tell them it's normally after the buffet whereupon you welcome everybody to the venue and then call the bride and groom to start the evening officially. After this its all down hill lol. Seriously enjoy the experience and dont be frightened after all not everyone wants to dance all night without a break.

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If you get hassle from guests asking when you gonna start be polite and tell them it's normally after the buffet whereupon you welcome everybody to the venue and then call the bride and groom to start the evening officially

 

I must differ slightly here.

 

If I get anybody coming up before the buffet then I get their request and persuade them to start the dancing off before the buffet.

 

There's nothing to stop you getting the party started before the buffet and first dance. It's just round here weddings don't seem to run that way.

 

If you play something before the buffet/first dance and somebody gets up dancing, latch on to it and try to keep it going.

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On the night, expect things to turn out slightly different than you think. You'll see (nothing to worry about though!)

 

There is a topic under "Starting Out" that has the title of "Weddings, and how to approach them". An excellent read if you haven't already done so.

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And don't expect things to run on time, if you are booked to start at 8, get there at 6 but the day will be running late.

 

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Target certain audiences first...

 

If there are a lot of kids there, do a half hour kiddies disco.. (Check with the B&G that they are happy with this) most people at weddings (specially elder) love to see the kids enjoying theirselves, plus you get them knackered and they then sit down, rather than doing the lets slide to the left then slide to the right - On their knees that is, right during the first dance...

 

Then, if there are some older people there, try some older music (sing alongs / rock n roll etc)

 

These age ranges dont need alcohol to get up and enjoy themselves and don't eat alot during the buffet, so you can normally get em partying from the word go...

 

But the most important piece of useful information, is smile and be confident.... Even if everything is going wrong, as long as you look like its part of "your plan" and not something you dont know how to fix, they are happy.. And if you are happy, they are happy etc etc.... Remember, apparently a smile is infectious! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/smile.gif See?

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My advice is the same as most of these guy's. speack to the b&G about a running order. i also find dj sammy heaven candle lightmix a good song for any venue. good luck. Nathan w http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/cool.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/fish.gif

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Thanks you lot, I honestly do feel better already, glad I found this site, I have been in 3 bands before and have no problem with audiences, its just a bit different relying on equipment than just your voice lol, its good to know while i am standing there on the night all you lot are most probably doing the same thing, its quite reassuring, again thanks and I will let ya all know how I get on.

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"If this is your first wedding - how confident are you about talking on the mic? Not something you can avoid at a wedding I'm afraid... Do you have a wireless mic' for speaches, intro's etc. if not, long cabled mic?"

 

Is this really true...of course you might need to say the odd little thing.

 

I have never been to a wedding do where the DJ is doing any talking on the mic..and the do is all the better for it.Any thing I have been to where the DJ is prone to 'chat', everyone seems to want to tell him to shut up and play good music.

 

This is what my philosophy is...mouth shut, let the music do the talking, if you can read the crowd,and know what music will get them going, they really dont need to hear a peep from you.

 

 

 

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good luck 4 2morr. i've never done a wedding well 1 in baglan bay. nyway like i said good luck this is prob my last entry till monday/ tuesday infact i'll swipe the computer in work on sunda. nathan w

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Well glad to say it all went excellent, B+G were very happy with the service, I was shaking like a sh:cense:ting dog for the first half an hour but then my concentration was calm and got to the buffet pretty damn ok, 45 minutes for the buffet and I played some background music (Free Love CD from yesterdays Daily Mail) after the buffet and cutting of the cake the B+G's first dance (Shania Twain your'e still the one) then it was a string of 50's & 60's and then a run of get up n dance tracks, 'cha cha slide' & timewarp etc, by now I was ready to get out there with em and boogie. So all went well and again thankyou so much for the reassuring replys, i feel i have definitely broke the ice now and look forward to more evenings of nice fit ladies dancing in front of me and im in control lol, speak to you all soon beer night tonight for me......

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another DJU sucess story. Glad it went well http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif

 

Bet you cant wait for the nest one now http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/tongue.gif

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Just remember they all won't be as good as that, you will get some 'bummers' too

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Just remember they all won't be as good as that, you will get some 'bummers' too

 

 

http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/thanks.gif It goes without saying really, I intend to keep an open mind throughout my carrer with this, but thanks for the insight http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif

 

 

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Bomber Harris eh ?!! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif

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