WEDDING DISCO INFORMATION
& EVENING PLANNER
we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients complete
flexibility as to their own requirements, we do sometimes
get asked to provide a sample playlist, or to give advice
as to the running order of a typical Wedding Reception.
We are always happy to offer advice where we can, and this
guide covers some of the more popular questions which we
are often asked prior to booking.
remember that all functions are different and therefore
this information is given purely as a guide. We do carry
1000's of music tracks spanning the last five decades and
so the music played can be as varied as the tastes of each
individual who is attending!.
audiences are different, and a lot of what we play will
depend on 'reading' the audience and watching the reaction
on the dancefloor, no DJ, however experienced, can predict
an exact playlist in advance of your own function since
musical taste is as individual to each person as is their
taste in food, drink, fashion etc.
is tradition at Wedding Receptions, for the Bride and Groom
to have the first dance, and this usually signals the start
of the actual disco. If you have invited Evening Guests,
who may not have attended the actual Wedding Ceremony, then
it is often advisable to leave the first dance until the
majority of the guests have arrived, and suitable background
music is played during this period.
Bride and Groom also choose the first track, and sometimes
also choose a second track as well. The second track is
usually played and dedicated to the Bride and her Father,
or for the Bride & Groom to invite their friends and
relatives to join them on the dancefloor. This second track
is not obligatory, but can be included if required.
always invite all of our clients to provide a playlist,
ahead of the function detailing any special requests which
we will try and include during the course of the Evening.
We do ask that this request list is kept to 15 tracks or
less, to ensure continuity and for us to incorporate the
requests of your guests on the night of the actual function.
At Wedding Receptions, or indeed any function with a mixed
aged audience we usually try and avoid anything too specialised,
or Genre's such as Heavy Metal, Rap, Trance and non commercial
Dance Music unless specifically requested by the client
( where they believe that it would be appreciated by their
guests). Of course, we do tailor the music to the age range
of the audience, and so if you do have an audience consisting
of mainly Younger Guests then the playlist will be tailored
accordingly, and exactly the same for older age groups as
have complied a sample document in word format which can
be downloaded, and contains a basic playlist for a Wedding
Reception. This is just a sample list detailing different
era's and the type of tracks which may be played.
Here to Download the Playlist
Running order of the actual function depends largely on
your booking with the wedding venue, and any Buffet or Dining
arrangement. Obviously if you have arranged a meal during
the 'Wedding Breakfast then you should allow for a little
flexibility in your Evening arrangements, since, in our
experience events such as the meal itself, and speeches
etc can tend to overun a little. If you have invited Evening
Guests, then you should also allow at least 45 mins beyond
the time stated on the Wedding Invitations for everyone
to arrive, so it isn't advisable to plan your first dance
This is a sample running order, assuming 7.30 - 12.00
6.45 - The Ultimate Roadshow arrive at Venue and set up.
7.30 - Background Music whilst Evening Guests Arrive
8.30 - Bride and Groom's First Dance & Disco Starts
9.15 - Buffet (If the cake has not been cut earlier in the
Evening, this is usually a good time, just ahead of the
10.00 - Disco
12.00 - Last Dance and Evening Ends
Again, it is difficult to set any form of firm running order
and so you should allow some deviation during the function
to allow for earlier events which may have over-run or guests
who may be running late.
deciding on the duration of your function, it is advisable
to bear in mind that you and some of your guests may have
been in attendance since the wedding ceremony in the early
afternoon and so this should be taken into consideration
when deciding the finishing time. Often, older guests, or
those with young children will usually leave before the
end of the Evening, and so consider whether a 1AM finish
would be appropriate for the majority of your guests or
whether a Midnight or 12.30 finish would be more widely
the relaxing of licensing laws, some wedding venues may
try and persuade you to book the venue until 1AM or even
2AM. Consider whether this is in your interests or theirs!.
Many venues do like to maximise on their late licences and
bar takings, so give some thought to this area before booking
and whether the extension is worth the additional cost.
venues or clients may require the disco to be set up at
some point earlier in the day. In most cases, we are happy
to comply with this request, although additional charges
will be made for this service to cover our expenses. The
fees, will largely depend on the distance of the venue from
our base in Congleton.
It is increasingly
becoming a requirement for venues, especially the larger
hotel chains to insist on all Mobile Discos working on their
premises to have Public Liability Insurance, and PAT Tested
Equipment, both are requirements which we fulfil and we
are happy to send the relevant documents to your venue where
The Ultimate Roadshow will ensure that your entertainment
requirements will run smoothly, experience has taught us
that with so many things to plan, things can occasionally
go wrong in other areas. Therefore we also recommend that
clients consider taking out suitable Wedding
Insurance to ensure that they are financially compensated
for areas of their reception which may not go to plan, or
where the ceremony or honeymoon has to be rescheduled through
accident or illness. We recommend MRL
INSURANCE for your Wedding Insurance.