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5 Things to Look for in a Wedding DJ

Choosing vendors, suppliers or a wedding DJ can be a difficult process, particularly if you don’t have personal recommendations to rely on. No matter what type of day you’re planning, you’ll want to ensure that you and your future spouse have your dream wedding.

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Different couples prioritise different things on their big day, but music is universal. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right wedding DJ. To make the process easier, take a look at these five key things to look for in a wedding DJ…

1. Pre-wedding consultation


A pre-wedding consultation with your wedding DJ is a must!

A pre-wedding consultation is an essential part of planning your big day, so be sure to choose a DJ who includes this as standard. A DJ who is willing to meet with you ahead of time is someone who cares enough to make sure the soundtrack to your special day is exactly as you want it to be.

No matter how many events a DJ has performed at, every one is unique. By running through the day’s schedule, discussing your taste in music and getting to know you, your DJ can deliver a bespoke wedding package.

At Heart & Soul Disco, we’re pleased to offer a pre-wedding consultation to every couple. This is a great opportunity for us to plan the music for your wedding day and discuss any concerns or queries you may have. We put a lot of effort into planning the playlists, lighting and announcements in advance to ensure your day runs seamlessly.

2. Extra staff

When you’re hiring a DJ, you probably think that just one person will be present on the day. Indeed, many mobile DJs do work alone. However, a wedding is a special event and having just one experienced DJ on site is rarely enough.

Choosing a mobile disco company that provides more than one reputable DJ will certainly give you peace of mind as the big day approaches. What’s more – having more than one DJ means setting up and removing the equipment takes a fraction of the time.

In addition to this, having multiple staff ensures DJs can take a break and refresh themselves throughout the evening. When there are bespoke lighting requirements, personalised playlists and individual requests coming in, you really do need more than one DJ on hand to keep things running smoothly.

At Heart & Soul Disco, we understand the importance of having enough staff to deliver a fantastic musical experience. We give every couple the option to have two specialist DJs in attendance at their wedding, so you can rest assured our dedicated team will have everything covered.

3. Pre-set playlists

Couples often want to choose a personalised playlist for their wedding…until they realise just how much work this can be! Selecting enough tracks for a three, four or seven hour party can easily take weeks or months and you may not have the time to dedicate to this in the run up to your wedding.

That’s where pre-set playlists come in. A great wedding DJ will have a range of playlists that can be used at any time. Providing they’re split into genres and segmented by tempo and beat, your DJ will use pre-set playlists that contain a selection of tracks guaranteed to fill your dancefloor.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t create your own playlist too. You may want to choose a bespoke setlist for the first hour of your wedding disco, for example, or you may have some favourite tracks you’d like peppered throughout the night.

If you love music as much as we do, creating your own wedding playlist might be something you’re looking forward to. If so, we look forward to hearing your selections and playing your bespoke mix. However, if you’re stuck for inspiration or you’d like us to create a playlist on your behalf, just let us know.

4. Lighting and extras

When you’re searching for a mobile DJ, music isn’t the only thing you need to consider. You’ll want a DJ who can deliver fantastic sound via professional equipment but what about other important aspects of the entertainment?

Lightshow at disco

Plan your lighting and entertainment with your wedding DJ

Lighting is a major element of any disco, so be sure to discuss this with your DJ in advance. The size of the venue and the style of your big day will have an impact on what type of lighting is most effective, so tailoring the show to suit your needs is a must.

From 3D laser light shows to mood lighting packages, we have a wide range of options when it comes to illuminating the party. In addition to this, our DJs are fully equipped to offer extra entertainment options, like scented fog or bubbles during your first dance. These optional extras can really enhance the ambience and give your wedding disco a unique feel, so be sure to think about which extras will complement your wedding theme.

5. Happy customers!

If you want to avoid last-minute stress and worry, it’s essential to choose a wedding DJ who is reliable and highly recommended. You can weed out some of the more unreliable characters by checking how long your DJ has been in business and looking at their online reviews.

However, it’s important to do your own research too. Ask potential DJs whether they can connect you with any previous customers. While they won’t be able to give out contact details without permission, many previous clients are happy to talk to people about their experience.

Once you know just how many couples have enjoyed a fantastic wedding reception with Heart & Soul Disco, you’ll have complete confidence in our expertise!

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To talk to us about your wedding or event, simply call Heart & Soul Disco on 07832 295145 or email us at

Remember – Popular wedding dates get booked up months or even years in advance, so don’t delay!