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Leading South Wales Wedding DJ gives 3 reasons why you should hire a professional wedding DJ at your wedding


As a busy South Wales Wedding DJ I know the average cost of a UK wedding is only on the rise so it is unsurprising when organising a wedding couple’s look to cut costs. The evening entertainment can seem like a good place to start cutting but take a second to think.   Below are three reasons why you should hire a professional wedding DJ for your evening reception.


1. Equipment

What’s your back up plan if your equipment fails?  An experienced DJ will be prepared for any and everything that can go wrong and will have the back-up equipment and the experience to deal with it.   Do you really think your playlist can entertain your diverse group of guests for hours on end?  Do you understand what the best volume is for your equipment? What about lighting?  Have you tried your equipment out at your venue before your wedding day?  

2. Experience

I have no doubt your playlist is excellent but it can’t pre-empt what mood your guests will be in.  It won’t be able to read them and adjust the playlist accordingly.  It won’t be able to mix the tracks together perfectly and it won’t be able to take requests!

A professional DJ will meet with you before your wedding day.  Learn exactly what you want from your evening reception.  You can give them your playlist and tell them how you want requests etc. dealt with.  They more than likely know your wedding venue as they’ll have DJ’d there before.  If they haven’t they’ll visit beforehand to get a feel for how it will work best.  On the day they’ll be set up in advance of when you need them.  A professional DJ offers a diverse selection of authentic songs, they understand volume control and lighting.  They can mix songs seamlessly and read their audience to make sure the party carries on for hours.

3. Peace of Mind

Imagine asking a friend or family member to DJ your wedding but they’ve had a little too much to drink, or their equipment isn’t up to par, or they are chatting too much to other guests and taking their eye of the ball. Having a break in the music kills the atmosphere.  Guests will feel self-conscious and leave the dancefloor.   A professional wedding DJ is there to do one thing and one thing only.  To start the party and keep it going for hours.  They have signed a contract.  Their reputation and therefore their livelihood rely on providing you an excellent service.  That’s quite a motivation!

If you have a professional DJ amongst your guests who doesn’t mind DJ’ing your wedding then lucky you.  If you don’t then you have a choice of either taking the risk and worrying throughout your wedding party or hiring a professional DJ and enjoying it? 


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Being the resident Cottrell Park Wedding DJ is an absolute honour.  I’m always blown away by what the team at Cottrell Park deliver for their clients wedding days.  We provided the full Cottrell Park Wedding DJ service for Lauren and Jason’s wedding.  This is what they had to say …


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I love being the resident Manor Park Hotel Wedding DJ.  A Victorian manor house set within picturesque gardens and nestled beneath Caerphilly Mountain, Manor Park Hotel is a gorgeous wedding venue.  My team and I provided the evening disco for Sue and Gareth’s wedding day.  Here's what they had to say ...

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