Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Small weddings are just as fun

So you’re having a small wedding.  Less than 50 people. Whatever the reason, we can still make it musically fun for everyone attending. Smaller weddings can be nicer and more intimate than 500 people weddings. Whilst it is my job as a DJ to play requests and the Bride and Grooms selected songs I find that smaller groups form on the dance floor and what actually happens is everyone is up and dancing. People are comfortable as they familiar with each other.

Here are some benefits to smaller weddings

- Invite people actually know
- Don’t have to break your budget if that makes you uncomfortable
- Don’t need a large reception room with four walls and no ambiance
-  No receiving line required for you can actually spend time with your guests
- You can pick a smaller venue with more ambiance and you’ll have more options as well.

Personally I have had great fun mixing it up with smaller weddings for I treat them with the same respect as a larger wedding. It does take a lot more care and attention to detail to be able to do smaller weddings also.

Canberra DJ
Canberra Dj - Small Wedding

Sunday, 5 May 2013


Why do people charge more for weddings?

A common topic happening in the wedding industry is that  people are asking the question why do you charge more when we mention the word wedding.

Well at Canberra DJ Hire  we can only speak on behalf of the entertainment industry and there may be some other entertainers that may not agree.

When we take a booking for a function we treat all function equal how ever, if we entertain a birthday party or an engagement we do less preparation and less running around, and less experience is required than what we do for a wedding.

The average hours we do for a 5 hour function is a total of about 12 hours (based on minimal equipment), for a 5 hour wedding we spend between 11 and 17 hours and this includes prep time and much more. We need to source the music, familiarise ourselves with running sheet to name a few.
There is also the added pressure of a wedding function as everything must be right as you cant just re do the event, that where experience counts.

In our business we spend a lot of time getting to know the Bride and Groom and we offer a lot of extras as well that incur a cost to us, the key for us is to make the difference and create an event that is nothing like any other you have been to, after all every wedding is unique.

So next time when you hear that people are charging more for weddings you now may have a little bit more understanding of why.

Remember to drink lots of water.relax and enjoy every moment of your special day and night.

Canberra DJ Hire

Best of 2012 Tracks


01 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo – Let’s Go
02 The Wanted – Glad You Came
03 Nicki Minaj – Starships
04 Owl City ft Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
05 Flo-Rida – Let The Good Times Roll
06 Fun – We Are Young
07 Timbaland ft Ne-Yo – Hands Up In The Air
08 Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm
09 Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up
10 Beyonce ft Kanye West – (We Like To) Party
11 Martin Solveig – The Night Out
12 David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On
13 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
14 Pitbull – Don’t Stop the Party
15 Alex Clare – Too Close
16 Kesha – Die Young
17 Gotye – Someone I Used To Know
18 Rihanna – Where Have You Been (All My Life)
19 David Guetta ft Chris Brown & Lil Wayne – I Can Only Imagine
20 One Direction – That’s What Makes You Beautiful
21 Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
22 Will.I.Am ft Britney Spears – Scream & Shout
23 Pleasure P ft Tyga – I Love Girls
24 Miguel – Adorn
25 Chris Brown ft Kevin McCall – Strip
26 Trey Songz ft T.I. – 2 Reasons
27 Justin Bieber ft Ying Yang Twins – Boyfriend
28 Loverance ft 50 Cent – Up!
29 T.I. ft Lil Wayne – Ball
30 Tyga – Rack City
31 Drake – The Motto
32 Flo-Rida – Whistle
33 Havana Brown – We Run The Night
34 David Guetta ft Sia – Titanium
35 Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music
36 Usher – Scream
37 Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj – Beauty & The Beat
38 Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull – Dance Again
39 DJ Icey Ice – Rik Rak
40 Avicii – Superlove
41 Otto Knows – Million Voices
42 Psy vs Hammer – Gangnam Style vs 2 Legit 2 Quit