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Don’t Hang the DJ: How to Hire the Perfect Wedding Entertainment

A good wedding disco is memorable, but a bad one is something nobody ever forgets!

Of course, hiring a good DJ or Disco is never number one priority on your to-do list. The dress, the venue and the groom are all pretty important choices you should probably make first.

But take a minute and think about the best wedding you ever went to (go on, do it now)…I’ll give you a second…right, what was the first thing you thought of?

It’s always the music!

The ceremony was lovely, the bride looked gorgeous and the meal was nice too but after sitting there all day on your best behaviour, you finally got to relax and really enjoy the celebration when the lights dimmed and your favourite song started. When the pressure and formality ease off, that’s when your guests really start to enjoy your day.

So the last thing you want is to let them down with bad entertainment. Unfortunately, it happens a lot. When did those run-of-the-mill records become acceptable at every wedding?

Whether your style is vintage and classy or fun and quirky, your entertainment should match the your wedding as perfectly as your dress or venue does. So here are some top tips on booking the right entertainment for you.

1. Hand-pick your songs

Lots of people make the same mistake: they pick the same old safe options because they think that will be a fair mix of new old, therefore keeping all your guests, young and old, happy to hear a couple of songs they recognise.

Unfortunately, that only bores everybody to tears. Not because all those middle-of-the-road songs are so terrible, but because they’ve heard them before, probably at the last wedding they were at, and possibly even in a similar order.

Put a little thought into your playlist and you can really make sure everyone stays happy and stays up on that dancefloor. Throw in your all-time favourites, some real classics and a few surprise gems. Entertainment Solutions actually lets you log-in to your online planner and hand-pick every single track. You can even give your guests the chance to pick their favourites too.

2. Get an official Booking Agreement

Hopefully no service lets you down on your big day, but it has happened to other people. Sometimes people will offer DJs more money to play their wedding day instead of yours. If the DJ you choose is unreliable he might accept, leaving you with little or no time to arrange a replacement.

But if you get an official booking agreement, they’re making a legal commitment to keep their side of the deal.

3. Meet your DJ

Meeting your DJ is a good idea for many reasons. Firstly, it’s nice to meet the people who’ll be helping to make your day special. Secondly, you be able to discuss in detail your plans and ideas for the celebration. It’s a good idea to meet at your venue so you can discuss each element of the set-up and lighting etc. They may even be able to show you an example of their professional kit so you can see how it will fit-in with your venue and decor.

And don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials – any good DJ will also be happy to put you in touch with previous clients because they’ll have nothing to hide.

For more information about Entertainment Solutions and get a  free quote for wedding discos and wedding DJ hire around Dublin and across Ireland, please visit

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