Pro DJ's Australia

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Service Area
Covering Entire NSW and VIC
Business Hours
10am - 12am
Phone
0419 332 022

Expert Advice

As a wedding professional, Pro DJ's Australia offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.


Do DJ's provide a sound system to use?

Hello Bridie,

Yes most DJ's do supply their own sound system as part of their package.

There are also a number of dj's out there who do not.

They usually rely on the venue having their own in house sound system where they can patch their decks into, or sometimes a band will bring the sound system and that type of DJ will then patch in to the Band Sound System.

If I can be of any further assistance feel free to let me know.

John @ Pro Dj's Australia

 

Is it alright to have a daddy-daughter dance and then skip mother-son dance though mother wanted it?

Bride and dad had their emotional dance as I, the groom’s mother, was waiting beside the dance floor for my turn with my son. Father of the bride spoke and then said “Let’s Dance” to the guests. I had no idea there would not be a mother-son dance. I was devastated. It was very difficult for me to keep my composure for the rest of the evening. It was not a mistake according to the wedding planner and neither the bride nor her parents said they were sorry for hurting me. When my son learned I was hurt, he told me he didn’t know it would upset me so much and we could go on the dance floor now to dance. Let me also clarify that I was very generous to the couple as far as paying tens of thousands of dollars for the seated private club Rehearsal Dinner for 80+ and open bar Welcome Party at same venue, when I don’t even live in that city. I bought my son’s tux, I shared the Rehearsal Dinner flowers, and I gave my son money to help with expenses. Am I wrong to feel very hurt?

I am sorry to hear about your experience and it made you feel on the night too.

I am a professional Wedding DJ and MC with over 30 years of experience in the industry with planning and co-ordinating Wedding Running Sheets for all types of Weddings over the years.

Allow me to share with you that at most Weddings it is more traditional for the Bride to have her dance with her Father. Not all weddings include a Mother and Groom Dance.

This comes down to the panning of the event and what is scheduled on the Wedding Running Sheet for the event. 

In most cases, either the Wedding Co-Ordinator or the MC will discuss all formalities to be included with the Bride and Groom prior to the event.

Some of them ask if they wish to include a Mother and Son/Groom Dance, others do not (only because it is not a common formality at most weddings.)

I would imagine this may not have been offered to your son and his new wife at the time of their consultation when preparing this with their Co-Ordinator or MC.

As a result, your son did not run this past you before the wedding as he may not have been advised that this was something he could also include on the night too. 

To ensure this is announced on the night it would have had to been prepared for and incorporated on their Wedding Running SHeet so that their dj/band and mc would be prepared to announce and play the selected song chosen for that moment.

I hope this helps.

Warm blessings to you and your family. 

Help with my wedding music

Am really stuck for wedding music re cutting cake, bridal waltz etc

Hello,

Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding music for your Wedding Formalities. It can get a little overwhelming with the song selection process.

We offer a Free Wedding Consultation and go through Song Selections previous couples have chosen for their weddings to help future clients with this process. They do not have to choose what is on these lists, they are merely a guide to help with this process.

As you can imagine every Wedding is different, and although we encourage for our clients to choose their songs, a lot of the time we encourage to pick songs that they know will get their guests existed and reactive on the night. After all you know your guests best.

Here is a list of formalities where we request for song selections to be selected.

Bridal Party Entry Songs - This is where we invite couple by couple to be introduced into the reception from either the chorus or the start of the song. You can ask the couples what they wish to walk in to, or go with what is popular such as movie theme songs or something with a good happy feel good beat.

Cutting Of The Cake Song - Here we play a sweet ballad or happy feel good song softly, until when the cake is then cut and then raise the volume slightly at that point where the guests put their hands together congratulating the newlyweds cutting their cake.

Bridal Waltzes (Slow Love Ballads) - Traditionally we invite the Bride and Groom up first, followed by the Parents and the Bridal Party Up on the next song, and then 2 or 3 more songs for your guest to take their partners by the hand and join our newlyweds on the dance floor too. I usually suggest to keep it all in the same theme, weather you select Golden Oldie Classics, or slow love pop songs, as it flows better this way.

Throwing Of The Bouquet , Removal of The Garter and Tossing of the Garter Songs - Are usually fun songs that are played for a small snippet of time which are related and theme to the single girls and single lads too.

All this and more can be discussed in more detail at our Obligation Free Wedding Consultations, or should you wish to share your email address I would be more than happy to send you these lists for your review and a helping hand with your Song Selection Process.

Warm Regards,

John Koukoulas (Professional DJ and MC)

What's the best way to choose my wedding music?

I'm not sure how to go about choosing my wedding music. Do you have any advice for curating the soundtrack?

Hello Lucy,

It is an extremely important question, and we break it down to a few separate sections.

We offer an Obligation Free Wedding Consultation where together we discus and go through Background Music themes/options | Songs for your Formalities | Requests to dance to | and Songs you do not want payed on the night. We even go through music which most of our clients choose to help you with your song selections too.

Some dj's can also remix and edit songs to meet your requirements too. Licencing to manipulate copyright music and also play copyright music in public places is strongly recommended when it comes to your decision making process.

Kind Regards,

John Koukoulas (Pro Dj/Mc @ PRO DJ'S AUSTRALIA)

What are some songs that will get the dance floor moving?

I'm putting together my wedding playlist and wondered if you had some suggestions for songs that will get everybody up and dancing?

Hello Lucy, Our music database consists of over 60,000 songs from 1940 right up to every month to date. Picking the right list of songs will be subject to a number of factors, and the more experienced your dj is in reading crowds and knowing what their cultural background respond to best is usually what works best on the night. We offer a Free Wedding Consultation where we go into this in detail, discuss your backgrounds, your guests age groups, and then discuss what usually works best. We encourage our clients to make any requests they want played on the night, take note of songs they do not want played on the night, and ask them if they wish for their guests to make requests on the night. Some so some prefer not to go with that option. In short, it is a little like fishing, trying different baits to see what they will respond to and then keep feeding them what they want. Similarly, with music this process helps build atmosphere on the dance floor. Our aim to to please the client and their guests therefore we cover music from 50's rock n roll, 60s, 70's 80's & 90s Retro, dance, pop, rock, and from early 2000's hits through to today's current party anthems. In having said this we would be happy to email you lists from all the eras that we have found over 30 years of experience has helped ups build at weddings over the years. Feel free to reach out to us and we will comply. Thank you Lucy Kind Regards, John Koukoulas PRO DJ'S AUSTRALIA

Will a wedding band or DJ act as an MC?

Just wondering whether it's common for wedding DJs to also act as an MC?

Many suppliers use 2 different people to offer this service, others have many years of experience in both services. It is usually best to check with your supplier if they offer both services and if so what is the difference in price. A professional DJ and MC will not only play music and make announcements on the night. Our duties are to also ensure we work in tightly with function/catering staff to get the meals warm and on time, head outdoors to give your guests time to make their way back indoors for formalities such as speeches and the cutting of the cake, approach speakers and give them a little time to prepare before it is their time to make their speech. All this and more is what we believe is the duty of the MC (Master of Ceremonies) on a clients wedding night. Others may feel it is the MC's duty to only cover basic speeches. This is why it is imperative to check with your supplier to see what their MC duties include and cover on the night.

What makes a great wedding DJ/Band? How important is experience?

DJs with little or no wedding experience, may not even consider the diversity on the dance floor. When people don't respond to their music selections they may get frustrated and simply blame the "lame crowd" rather than digging in and working the music to find something that works for everyone. Remember, a professional has a sense of pride to keep people on the dance floor, whereas amateurs believe people should be on the dance floor out of an obligation to them! This is one reason why the experience of your DJ is paramount to the success of your wedding night.


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