Q - We want to book some fun entertainment for our big day, but we’re a bit worried about booking someone online that we’ve never met. Do you have any suggestions?
"A professional will make time for you and put your mind at rest. It’s good to see an entertainer perform before booking or listen to a recommendation from a friend who you trust. Many of our bookings come this way.
"Do your research. Websites and social media are a good way of seeing feedback from previous clients and finding out what suppliers offer. Business directory listings are an additional source of information for DJs, and YouTube is ideal for those looking for a band, comedian or magician.
"Try and see your chosen supplier in action. Although this might not always be possible, it’s a good way of seeing how they interact with the crowd. I’ve had potential clients ask it they can come and see me DJ at other events but if the shoe was on the other foot, would you like strangers coming into your wedding to suss out the entertainment that you’ve booked? Remember you can’t judge five hours worth of entertainment in just five minutes. If you can’t see them, ask a past client to talk to you. Make sure you speak to your potential suppliers on the phone or if they’re local meet in person for a chat.
"If you’re looking for something fun to entertain your guests, opt for a selfie wizard. It’s possible to have the facility all day or just in the evening. The wizard is a special device with a screen and Wi-Fi that uploads photos off your phone that can be viewed by everyone. You will even get to keep a memory stick with all the images on it after the big day. Our services includes a member of staff who will show your friends and family how to use the system and take pictures. We also supply props, instructions for every table and selfie challenge cards."
June Gould (DJ June Cecilia)
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