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    Im looking for a dj for my wedding at colzuim house, kilsyth in july.

    Im having a band for the first part of the night so ideally looking for someone from about 8.30 -9ish onwards.

    My max budget is 250.

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    Im using Joe Docherty from Cumbernauld, ive known him for 20yrs and been to weddings he has done before , hes on facebook

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    We are using Quality Discos x

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    Try Premier DJ Scotland, my friend booked him last year and he was great. We're getting married abroad or we'd book him too!

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    Try Jim Moore - Scotland's Party DJ.
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    I'm using Stephen from Disco Therapy, he's been amazing to work with so far and for 220 (or maybe 210, I can't remember) he would do us DJing for the night and throw in a couple of LED uplighters if we wanted (the full pakcage was 450, but these were just free).

    He's been great to work with, came out to meet me and h2b and has a very good work ethic when it comes to this - no drinking, no stopping for food etc. as opposed to some DJs I've seen mentioned on here x

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    Hi Mrs Master2B,

    I would second The Jack Dames suggestion Jim Moore / Scotlands Party DJ. Have worked with him through the years and his service is always outstanding. You will find him posting on here from time to time.

    As Lawmummy stated, A professional wedding DJ (i.e. the kind you will find who invests in advertising with the likes of The Scottish Wedding Directory and other publications, and not just post free ads on Gumtree) should come and meet a couple before the wedding to go over the fine details and get to know you. Also drinking on the job is a big no no. I've seen many guys who regularly do club/pub work and take a wedding but keep all the old bad habits (drinking, sneaking out for cigarette breaks). Not a very professional service at all, especially if you are paying top dollar for it.

    The one thing I would disagree with Lawmummy is the stopping for food bit which I find is acceptable and customary. When you look at the hours it takes to actually perform at a wedding, whether that be a band or a DJ, it usually adds upto a mimnimum of a 12 hour day depending on how far away the venue is. By time you load your equipment into your van, drive to the venue, load it in, set it up, sound check it etc. do the performance, take it down, load it back into your van then head home, usually a DJ or band won't get home till 2am at the earliest. I consider it a lucky night if I get in by half 2 and in somecases have arrived home at 6 am and am due in my day job at 8am the same day, if we are doing a gig way up north. Folk only see a DJ or Band working from 7 or 8 until 12 and think that is the bulk of the work without realising the full effort and time taken to put on a performance your big day deserves.

    A DJ or performer should be allowed a short 15min - 30min break to grab a sandwich from the buffet and have a cup of tea. During this period it is usually background music being played anyway so folk can converse over their food.

    Whoever you choose, do have a look at their website, it is a give away if a DJ is going to be sub standard if they have a free or badly designed website. If they haven't invested in a proper website, are they likely to have invested in quality equipment? A good website is a tell tale sign that a DJ takes it seriously and invests time and money to offer a professional service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special Edition Band View Post
    Hi Mrs Master2B,

    I would second The Jack Dames suggestion Jim Moore / Scotlands Party DJ. Have worked with him through the years and his service is always outstanding. You will find him posting on here from time to time.

    As Lawmummy stated, A professional wedding DJ (i.e. the kind you will find who invests in advertising with the likes of The Scottish Wedding Directory and other publications, and not just post free ads on Gumtree) should come and meet a couple before the wedding to go over the fine details and get to know you. Also drinking on the job is a big no no. I've seen many guys who regularly do club/pub work and take a wedding but keep all the old bad habits (drinking, sneaking out for cigarette breaks). Not a very professional service at all, especially if you are paying top dollar for it.

    The one thing I would disagree with Lawmummy is the stopping for food bit which I find is acceptable and customary. When you look at the hours it takes to actually perform at a wedding, whether that be a band or a DJ, it usually adds upto a mimnimum of a 12 hour day depending on how far away the venue is. By time you load your equipment into your van, drive to the venue, load it in, set it up, sound check it etc. do the performance, take it down, load it back into your van then head home, usually a DJ or band won't get home till 2am at the earliest. I consider it a lucky night if I get in by half 2 and in somecases have arrived home at 6 am and am due in my day job at 8am the same day, if we are doing a gig way up north. Folk only see a DJ or Band working from 7 or 8 until 12 and think that is the bulk of the work without realising the full effort and time taken to put on a performance your big day deserves.

    A DJ or performer should be allowed a short 15min - 30min break to grab a sandwich from the buffet and have a cup of tea. During this period it is usually background music being played anyway so folk can converse over their food.

    Whoever you choose, do have a look at their website, it is a give away if a DJ is going to be sub standard if they have a free or badly designed website. If they haven't invested in a proper website, are they likely to have invested in quality equipment? A good website is a tell tale sign that a DJ takes it seriously and invests time and money to offer a professional service.

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    Oh I didn't mean I expected someone to not take a break, of course I wouldn't be annoyed if they did, or just put a pre-seleceted playlist on (in terms of a DJ), to go and get food. He just doesn't stop for food - our buffet isn't served in the wedding hall itself, but outside it and Stephen said he would just work straight through. He said he would set up in the Am, and then since he wasn't coming back till around 7.30pm to get all sorted for the 8pm evening start, he would just get his dinner before he came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawmummy View Post

    He's been great to work with, came out to meet me and h2b and has a very good work ethic when it comes to this - no drinking, no stopping for food etc. as opposed to some DJs I've seen mentioned on here x
    Who are you referring to?

    Of the wedding DJs who advertise and post on here, (Myself, Stephen from Fresh, Gary Nicol, Quality Discos, Lee Live) None of us drink on the job, stop the music during the buffet or show other unprofessional behaviour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim - Scotland's Party DJ View Post
    Who are you referring to?

    Of the wedding DJs who advertise and post on here, (Myself, Stephen from Fresh, Gary Nicol, Quality Discos, Lee Live) None of us drink on the job, stop the music during the buffet or show other unprofessional behaviour.
    None of the DJs' that you have mentioned, I don't want to publically name them on the forum but I have seen one who has been mentioned on the forum (although I do not think used), drinking both on the job and before the job. By mentioned I didn't mean those who advertise on the forum, just mentioned in passing in threads x

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    In fact, it now seems like his webpage has disappeared.

    Essentially I was bar staff at a popular venue in my area, and one DJ was used by the venue again and again (not their own - people booked him) and before every event he would be in the lounge area drinking away, and then would be drinking away while working. He also brought his son to help as well (a young boy of no more than 6 or 7), totally unprofessional but since his webpage has disappeared I'm assuming he's packed it in.

    It just totally put me off using anyone who even mentioned alcohol (a few other DJ's I contacted - although not anyone present on the forum or who other b2bs have mentioned) did say they liked to take a cigarette breaks/drink with the buffet/drink etc.

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    No worries. I just felt that it needed clarification as the guys I mentioned, the folks at Disco Therapy and the other advertisers do a professional job and I wouldn't want people being apprehensive about booking any of us thinking that there's going to be any issues with unprofessional behaviour.

    Of course if someone starts a thread about XYZ Discos then there's not much we can do about that and you take your risks as to their level of customer service, dedication and professionalism. Same with Gumtree, Facebook and other avenues DJs use to promote themselves that aren't as tangible or accountable as on here.

    Apart from the fact the SWD doesn't want to be associated with cowboy suppliers of any kind, it costs a good whack of money to advertise in the magazine and gain access to the forums and it would only take 1 negative review from a bride to ruin a reputation so you can book a DJ from here with a high level of confidence as apart from taking a pride in what we do and being wedding specialists, our reputations depend on it.
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    Thanks u everyone I'll have a look at your recommendations.
    Need to get it sorted soon lol ive been putting it off for ages.
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    Phew, glad we got that one cleared up!! I can honestly say that I have NEVER had a break whilst I dj at weddings or any other event for that matter in over 15 years!!! I don't smoke and as i am driving I don't drink
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon to be Mrs Armour View Post
    We are using Quality Discos x
    I'm using Quality Discos as well. I actually just got an email from DJ Shuggy and I have to say he's always been so nice and personable. http://www.qualitydiscos.co.uk/disco.html

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    Hi, re the wedding disco in Colzium house, I have to say it is a fantastic venue... Having played at many weddings there the lighting and sound in the hall are fantastic. I have videos from previous events on you tube from there. Search All Stars Entertainments on you tube!
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