Frequently asked questions.
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My fee represents exceptional value for money compared to the high level of service, commitment and piece of mind that I provide. My fee’s are clearly displayed on my wedding brochure which can be downloaded or sent to you via post on request. However to put my fee’s into perspective, my comprehensive complete day package when divided between 1oo guests costs than what you would pay for a average glass of wine!
I am a member of the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) and also proud to be an accepted member of the Wedding DJ Alliance. Both of these associations have a strict code of ethics which I am committed to uphold and exceed. I have also been awarded the coveted “Diamond Award” from the industry’s DJMark and Trading Standards Approved.
I started my DJ career in 1986, however in 2008 I became a wedding professional specialising only in wedding and corporate events. I perform at 70+ weddings and corporate events each year. I also regularly attend industry specific training programmes, workshops and seminars to ensure I can deliver amazing and unique wedding entertainment to my clients, as well as upholding my reputation as a premium wedding DJ. I have also worked and continue to work on FM radio, some of my previous experience includes – 107.7 Brunel FM, Ocean FM, Power FM, Sky digital and weekend breakfast at America’s WABV. I currently present a regular show on Nevis FM.
Yes, I would be delighted to meet you and your fiance at your wedding venue to discuss your wedding plans in more detail, and discuss how I can make your wedding unique, fun and memorable without any obligation. If you decide there and then that you love what I do and would like to secure your date immediately, I can arrange your contract and also take chip and pin, cash or cheque payments for your initial payment (deposit) Otherwise I will leave you with a brochure to read at your leisure.
Yes, contracts provide peace of mind and protection for you and for me. It shows in writing what I will provide, the performance times, the total fee and any other information. As part of our ongoing improvements and to help the environment, I now send e-contracts. I will send you a email with your contract attached and you will be able to electronically sign the contract within seconds. You don’t need any special equipment other than your keyboard. Once your contract is signed you will be sent a copy straight away to your email address. If you prefer I can send you a conventional paper contract.
Yes, Upon agreeing your booking and signing your contract, I will require an initial booking fee of 20% of the booking value which will be deducted from the total balance. I accept BACS, Pingit or credit and debit card payments for your convenience. A receipt will also be sent out to you for your records.
The balance must be paid within 14 days prior to your event date. Although you may pay in part or in full anytime before this date. You may pay via debit or credit card over the phone by calling me on 0800 644 1986, Bank Transfer or Pingit. All details can be found on my web site www.andycollinsdj.com/pay.
Not a problem, my PAT and PLI are available to view or download directly from this web site. Simply click here.
I’m afraid the answer is NO. The reason for this is because I only perform at weddings, Anniversaries and corporate functions, these are obviously not public events and therefore it’s not right not to mention my place to invite potential future clients to my current clients wedding receptions. I do however have many satisfied clients who have kindly sent me cards and letters showing their appreciation for the level of service that I provide. I will be only too pleased to share them to you.
Quite simply, I play the music choices that you want. To ensure that I play you music choices and your family and friends choices, I will give you access to a special part of my web site which will be dedicated to your function. You will be able to view my entire music library and compile your own play-list using my on-line tools. You may add and delete as often as you like and choose between must plays, play if possible, and of course do not play! Your family and friends also get log in details so that they can also choose songs that they would like to hear. You will be able to see whos’s requested what, and even delete any songs that you feel are not appropriate for your wedding.
I pride myself in providing a personal service. Therefore it will be myself that you will be in contact with throughout your planning and indeed performing at your wedding.
Whilst setting up I will wear casual branded clothing, however once set up I will change into a suit or tuxedo if you prefer.
I am a non-smoker and I only ever drink soft drinks while working. So rest assured that I will not be away from my area for periods of time or take advantage of your hospitality.
No! Whilst I do use lighting that is fully capable of a strobe function my lighting is fully computer controlled, meaning that I can fully control my lighting’s speed, colour and movement at any given moment. Ensuring that no only do they not strobe, but also the speed and colour will be in-keeping with the mood and style at any given time. E.g. a rose or mirror ball effect during your first dance, whilst more colourful as the evening progresses.
Yes I can, I have 3 packages available. Evening disco only, Wedding Breakfast and Evening disco and the Complete day package which includes managed music and a discrete Bose PA system for your wedding ceremony.
Rest assured that I use the very best equipment made for professional use. For those who wish to know the technical specs, I use equipment from these manufacturers, Bose, Martin, Look Solutions, S&H, Pioneer, American DJ, Chauvet, Sure and Apple” All my equipment is kept in pristine condition and is regularly maintained and tested. I always carry back up equipment should the unexpected issue arise – ensuring minimum disruption to your wedding.
Unfortunately I am unable to hold or pencil in dates. This is simply because I am a service and there is only 1 of me! My services are in demand as I offer a high standard of service. Bookings can only be secured by paying an initial payment of 20% of the booking value which is deducted from the total balance. I will however inform you of any parties expressing an interest in your chosen date.
I am based in Wiltshire and also in Hampshire. As a result I do regularly travel vast distances for my clients weddings and cover the entire South, South East and South West regions including but not limited to Southampton, New Forest, Poole, Dorset, Winchester, Swindon, Oxford, Hemel Hempstead, Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Brighton, West Sussex, East Sussex. I also regularly travel further afield, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you are getting married further afield. For your reassurance I also hold RAC and AA breakdown cover which includes onward journeys, so in the event of a mechanical failure I am still guaranteed to attend your wedding.
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