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FAQ

Why Should We Book You? What

Makes You Different?

I'm sure you've been busy looking around the internet, looking at what's available and fee's involved in supplying your wedding entertainment. As you've probably discovered there are literally thousands of DJ's out there, all range from hobbyist's, semi-professional and professional. I am a professional wedding specialist, I do not have another job and certainly do not perform at your wedding as a hobby. Weddings, unlike Birthdays are a unique one off event. Hire a bad DJ for your Birthday, you've got next year to try again. Hire the wrong DJ for your wedding, you'll have those memories forever! So what makes me different? To put it simply, it's not just about playing music. It's about ensuring your wedding gels together, not disjointed and flows into transitions smoothly. Of course the music plays a essential role in ensuring your wedding is remembered for all the right reasons. Play the wrong music then your wedding will have no atmosphere, your guests will be sitting down and ending up making their excuses to leave. I have spent nearly 30 years developing my craft, and I have and will continue to undertake specific training to ensure I can give my very best performance and ensure your wedding is truly unique, personal, and memorable. "It's not what you do, it's how you do it!" Working with you at every step, ensures that all the important information that I need is done before your wedding so you can enjoy your day without any interruptions from me, and also ensuring that your wedding will be like nothing any of your guests would have experienced or seen before. Phenomenal weddings don't just happen. They take countless hours in meetings and preparations, something that a part time DJ simply couldn't provide to the same standard. Beware of anyone who states that they can provide "the same for less" because simply put, they can't. If you're looking for the cheapest possible price, my services will not be for you, that's not to say that I am expensive! my fee's will probably still be on par with that of your other professional wedding suppliers, however the percentage to the responsibility to the success of your event, my fee is a bargain! Your wedding will end one of two ways, it will either fizzle out leaving a handful of people roaming around or sitting and talking, or end with a bang, lots of your family and friends around you celebrating the end of a very emotional, and happy day. I am sure you'd prefer the latter. I can help to ensure this happens. Leaving your guests wanting more! So, if you are looking for a truly memorable wedding that will leave you with a lifetime of happy memories, I would love to hear from you, in the meantime why not see what my clients have to say!

Our venue is supplying our mas-

ter of ceremonies for free!

The toastmaster services that will be offered by your venue will be a very limited service involving usually very basic introductions namely "please be upstanding for your bride and groom" The service that I provide you will be meaningful, warm and personal, involving meeting and greeting your guests, personal sincere introductions and helping with forming a receiving line etc. There is a whole list of what I will do as your master of ceremonies completely out performing the service that the duty manager or a staff member will provide you, without taking any of the lime light away from you. As your master of ceremonies I will Help form a receiving line (if required) Introduce you formally into the room Create energy and exciting grand entrance Liaise with all the staff and suppliers Assist your photographer with a final group photo (if required) Ensure everyone knows what's about to happen Announce of say grace (if required) Help with nervous speakers before the speeches Microphone technique training for the speakers Formally introduce the speakers and announce toasts Help and assist with anything you need Introduce and explain the cutting of the cake Bring the formalities to a close Invite everyone back in for the evening celebrations Welcome your evening guests Introduce and invite you onto the dance floor for your first dance Introduce other formal dances (if required) Announce the traditional throwing of the bouquet Bring the evening to a close, full of love and emotion I will undertake the roll of your master of ceremonies from the point of inviting your guests to be seated for your wedding breakfast and assisting your photographer with a final group photo if required.

Can you hold the date while we

decide?

Unfortunately, I am unable to hold a date without sending a contract. Upon sending out the contract you will have 5 days to return the signed contract to secure your date. I cannot guarantee that the date will still be available after this period, but will endeavour to contact you should another couple be interested in the same date. However cannot be guaranteed should another couple decide to book and pay a deposit on the spot.

Have you undertaken any formal

training?

As a wedding specialist, I have undertaken and continue to undertake specific wedding master of ceremonies training courses and wedding related seminars. The Marbecca training I have undertaken is regarded as one of the very best within the industry and which only a handful of DJ's have undertaken in the UK. I took the initial Bronze Marbecca master of ceremonies training in 2013, and I am progressing further by attending the Silver Marbecca training in 2014. Again a testament of the dedication and determination I provide in making your wedding a resounding success.

How much do you charge?

My fee's are based on the service, professionalism and the amount of time that I put into the preparation of your wedding to make sure that everything runs smoothly and your special day is just that - a magical day to remember for all the right reasons. If you're simply looking for the cheapest entertainment you can find, then my services will not be for you. However if quality is the more important to you than the lowest price then please contact me so that we can get together or arrange a Skype consultation so that you can tell me all about yourselves and how you envisage your wedding. With that in mind, my multi-award winning services currently starts at just £800.00 for your evenings EXTRAordinary entertainment. The earlier you book me, the more you'll save from future rises in my fees. I also accept credit and debit card payments for my clients convenience

Your more expensive than other

quotes we've received?

Average DJ's charge average fee's. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, an event that cannot be recreated. As I specialise in weddings - in fact weddings are the only events that I perform - so I fully understand the up most importance of creating an amazing wedding. My business and livelihood relies on my performance in creating you an amazing wedding that you and your guests will love. after all your guests are my future clients. I don't consider your wedding as average, in fact I'm sure that when organising your wedding you don't describe your wedding as an average wedding! You want your wedding to be fun, memorable and unique. Great weddings don't just happen - they take meticulous planning and that's exactly what I do. I put countless hours of preparation of planning and meetings in your wedding to ensure that your wedding is not just perfect but absolutely breath-taking. For your reassurance, my services come with a full money back guarantee. All of my previous clients knew they could have chosen a cheaper alternative, however, they all chose not to after meeting with me. When you convert my fee's per guest, it costs on average of 33p per hour to entertain your guests. Find out more about this and what goes into making your day successful here. So when I get asked why am I more expensive than average DJ's I reply,  "Of course I'm the most expensive! Your event is worth it and requires it. As a percentage of the budget, it's not out of line. As a percentage of the responsibility for success, it's a bargain."

Do we have to pay a deposit?

If you decide to hire me for your special day - I will require a 30% initial payment of the booking value. I will issue all the relevant paperwork and invoice for the payment and you will also be sent a receipt for your payment. You may pay via bank transfer, on-line securely via my website, on your planning portal and by calling me with your credit / debit card details. All payments are processed through WorldPay and Stripe online. Your statement will show as "Andy Collins Events"

Will you provide us anything

in writing?

All bookings are secured in the way of a contract. All of my terms and conditions will be stated on the contract along with all the details of what I will be providing, performance times etc. I now send contracts through email for e-signature. However you will also receive a paper signed copy in your booking pack upon booking.

Our venue needs proof of your

PAT & PLI

Great! and quite rightly so. You can find all the details within your wedding pack that I sent to you upon booking my services, however you may also download my certifications via this website via the menu on the left, under legal.

Have a question not answered

here?

No problem, let’s talk :) Get in touch with me via email or give me a call to discuss any aspect of your wedding enquiry. I’d love to hear from you and discuss your wedding with you without obligation.
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