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Choosing a Wedding DJ in Manchester or a Wedding DJ in Cheshire?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Why saving a few pounds on your DJ can cost more than its worth!

This article contains important advice for those in search of the perfect Wedding DJ.

Choosing the right DJ for your wedding can be quite a daunting task and is probably one of the most important choices you will make for your wedding reception.  Guests usually judge how good the party was by whether they’ve had a good dance or not. People need to feel both relaxed and confident before they are ready to take to the dance floor and the music motivates them to actively take part in the party. People tend to be friendlier and a bit more outgoing once they have joined the party on the dance floor.  Once the dance floor is busy, the DJ can dictate the pace and decide when to take the crowd to the next level.

Does your DJ have the experience required to get all age groups on the dance floor?

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Will your DJ provide excitement for every age group?

Creating a relaxed atmosphere that slowly lifts into an exciting and uplifting party is a skill gained by experience.  The big challenge Wedding DJs face is appealing to all the age groups and yes, a DJ can have a modern approach and still appeal to the older age groups . There are songs through most decades that create such a high level of energy without all the expensive production that is now found on most dance tracks. Just take a look at some adverts on TV over the last ten years. You will find tracks that go back to the 50s, 60s and even earlier in some cases. Why do highly skilled and experienced advertising executives choose these songs for their multi-million pound advertising campaigns? Well it’s because they work and contain a touch of magic. Choosing older songs for the dance floor is not the same as choosing songs for a TV advert. However, there are some older songs that just work on the dance floor and still have that cool edge that makes you want to dance, even 50 or 60 years after they were originally in the charts.

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You can also find some DJs that provide Karaoke. However, Floorfillas do not offer this service. DJs often have their own style. Some DJs rely on great songs to create a party atmosphere, whilst others adopt a more interactive style which involves talking over the microphone to guests and sometimes making a few jokes and providing party games. Then there are club DJs who very rarely talk, but know how to mix beats together.  So it is necessary to decide what kind of entertainment you would like to provide for your guests and ensure that you choose a DJ to match! I personally rely more on good music to create the atmosphere, but also understand that communication with guests can help them feel more relaxed and subsequently more likely to let themselves go a bit more.  We have all been to at least one Wedding Reception or Party where the DJ talks over the music in a style more reminiscent of a bingo caller than a DJ. There are DJs who offer party games and karaoke.  My personal feelings are that party games are a little bit old-fashioned, and although Karaoke can be fun in a private booth or office party, this may not be suitable or appropriate as some people have a definite dislike for Karaoke events.

How much should you pay for your DJ?

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 Your expensive wedding could be ruined by a bargain basement DJ!

Let me start this section with a fact that is very widely known in most areas of the entertainment industry: you get what you pay for. I recently read this on a popular wedding websites forum:

“ How much should I pay for my wedding DJ ?”

A reply was posted;

“Well I paid £250 for our DJ”

The following response:  Wow I think I am getting ripped off as I have been quoted £450”!

DJs quoting £400-£500 for an event will charge this kind of price if they are confident that they can provide a high standard of service to their customer. They have probably established an excellent reputation with local venues and have a catalogue of first class references. They will be highly experienced at reading the crowd, choosing the right music and will have an overall image of professionalism – reflected in their equipment, website and promotional material and presentation. The good professionals will always carry back-up equipment just in case of any unforeseen emergency. They will have a high level of public liability insurance (normally £5 to £10 million pounds) and will also have the essential PAT certification that most venues now insist on. Another asset they will probably have is an outgoing, friendly and personable personality.  Highly experienced DJs are also quite capable of coping with stressful situations, and finding a fast and efficient solution to any problems that could arise during your event. A professional DJ will probably look into your request list the week before your event and have a set of music to hand that compliments your chosen songs. I spend at least a day preparing for most parties and this can sometimes stretch to 2 or 3 days if the client requires bespoke videos playing at their event. So a DJ who only charges £250 is likely to have a full time job and perhaps be moonlighting as a DJ in the evening. The equipment may not be of professional grade and his DJ skills and music knowledge will not equal those of a full time professional. It is also worth bearing in mind that if you are paying a low fee, some less scrupulous DJs may decide to cancel your booking in favour of a more lucrative job if one is offered. I am often called by agents and private customers requesting my availability due to a DJ “no show” or unexplained late cancellation. I hope you don’t take any risks when you book your entertainment for your Wedding reception.

If you would like more information on the Floorfillas DJ service please drop me an email.

Thank you

Anton:  anton@floorfillas.co.uk

by Anton Joe

 

Wedding Dress Styling 2013 by Wedding DJ Knutsford

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

2013 is the year that Brad and Angelina will finally tie the knot, so if you fancy bringing some Hollywood glamour to your own Cheshire wedding, read on for the wedding dress looks that are ruling the fashion catwalks for this season.

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Ever since the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, simple and romantic lace has trended hugely in the wedding dress genre. With an almost 1920’s feel, whilst the dress shape is modest in design, the intricacy of the lace is what makes this one of the classiest wedding dress looks to be found. Team it with antique diamante jewellery with matching teardrop earrings and bejewelled tiara. Wear the make -up subtle with peach undertones but go heavy on the eyebrows which is very much part of current beauty styling. When it comes to shoes, keep the lace theme going with either delicate pointed toe kitten heels or a more comfortable and traditional low wedge with ribbon ankle feature.

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2013 is the year of the Peplum dress, and this style trend has translated itself seamlessly into the wedding dress genre. Whether you go for subtle, with the soft unstructured excess of material skimming over the hip and bottom, or go for a bolder look with definite lines that accentuate the same area, the peplum shows you know your current fashion trends. Of course, the softer look can disguise the pear shape, giving you a confidence boost on a day when it is most definitely needed, whereas the stronger edges can show off an enviable ‘Pippa Middleton-esque’ rear of which you should be justly proud, so choose your peplum wisely. The more delicate style choice lends itself beautifully to a shorter but more flowing veil style, exquisite when matched with a delicate lower heeled pump shoe and pearl accessories. The edgier peplum means you can carry off a bolder look overall, with hair worn scraped into an up style bun and finished with a headband. Go bold with a Cuban heeled shoe and diamante accessories. Retro inspired 1950’s make-up finishes an Audrey Hepburn inspired look.

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Whilst we may wish for a perfect sunny day for our important day, this is the United Kingdom, so for a wedding in Manchester, you may decide to hedge your bets and go for a more forgiving dress for the temperate climate. A long sleeved wedding dress means you can beat any chill, but also ensures that if you get blazing sunshine, you don’t need to worry about sunburn. Of course, longer sleeves can also disguise any hang ups you may have about the appearance of your arms also.

A sheer sleeve gives you versatility without style compromise whilst being a very fashionable look in 2013. There is something that is reminiscent of the Edwardian era about this look, so theme your hair and accessories similarly. Wear your hair in a loose bun with delicate curls touching your cheeks in an almost accidental manner. Shoes can take a mid-height heel with a softer but still pointed toe. Go definite on a rose coloured cheek but just skim the lips with a sheer lip gloss for just the right amount of allure.

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Floral is another look that is rocking the wedding catwalks this year. Choose a shorter style dress that will see you through from the day to the night, enabling the bride to fully appreciate her choice of DJ and making your wedding the hippest in Cheshire.

Wear the hair long so you can rock out to the max, and add a killer heeled shoe in order to add dimension to the lower body in the absence of a long skirt. As a wedding DJ in Knutsford I see many brides in shorter styles these days and it also makes a great choice for the reception, without needing a change of outfit.

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Get The Party Started With Video Jukebox From Floorfillas

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, prom, party or corporate event, our Video Jukebox system will help you to create a night to remember. Turn your special event into a true audio-visual experience with our double projector screen system.

What is Video Jukebox?

Video Jukebox is a double projector screen system that can be used with music videos or specially produced exclusive videos to create a really special experience that will be hard to forget.

You can choose from the Floorfillas music video library, which offers a wide selection of videos ranging from pop hits to RnB or classic rock; or choose your own playlist for any style of music you prefer.

Video Jukebox isn’t just a system for playing music videos. To add an extra special touch to your event or party, we can create a special presentation from your own photographs and video clips, ideal for weddings, corporate events, fashion shows and themed parties.

Video Jukebox for weddings

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To create an extra special wedding reception that both you and your guests are sure to remember, use our bespoke video creation service to create a video that tells the love story between you and your partner.

Our photo slideshows are also a great way to showcase photos from your wedding if you were married abroad or there are guests at your wedding party who weren’t able to attend the ceremony.

Video Jukebox for themed parties

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Our video projection service is very popular for birthdays and anniversaries. Baby photos and even slightly embarrassing photos from years gone by are always a great talking point and help to get your guests laughing and in the party spirit.

Themed parties are becoming increasingly popular and Video Jukebox can add some extra authenticity to your James Bond themed, beach themed, or casino style party.

Video Jukebox for corporate events

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Our video production service is ideal for creating presentations for your award ceremony or corporate events. We can include photos and video clips of your team members along with graphics and music to create a stunning production that is unique and inspiring.

How much does Video Jukebox cost?

Our Play 200 system includes 2 projectors and 2 large screens, which is suitable for medium to large venues, hosting up to 200 guests. The price is £650, for events in Manchester and Cheshire with a start time of 7-8pm and a DJ set finish time of 12am. The price also includes a light show and a high quality PA system.

For smaller venues, our Play 150 system includes one projector and screen at £550. It is suitable for events hosting up to 150 guests.

Our video and slideshow production for bespoke videos starts at £50 and we can incorporate any photographs and video clips of your choice. We will also help you to create a custom video that can be posted up after the event on social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube.

Please contact us on 07507 548 607 to have a chat about your requirements, or use the contact form on our website. We’d love to help your vision become a reality.