FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
LET'S PLAN YOUR BIG DAY!
It's going to be awesome!
We are very proud of the bespoke service we offer and will tailor your package and our performance
to meet your exact requirements. There are many questions and we've attempted to answer some of the
more common ones here, but if there's anything else please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Are you available on my date?
We hope so! Please get in touch with your occasion details and we'll confirm our availability as quickly as we can.
We'll need to know the date, the venue and the approximate performance timings.
How much do you charge?
Each quote is like our service, bespoke and tailored to your individual and specific requirements, as such there's no "set price". We offer many amazing extra's and the best value premium wedding service available locally.
Do you need a deposit and how do I pay?
Yes, we insist on a Booking Fee. A Booking Fee gives you (and us) peace of mind and once paid confirms your booking.
It also gives you security, beware of those who don't require one and ask to be paid in cash on the night.
Once the Booking Fee has been received, you'll get a receipt and a confirmation by email.
We prefer payment by BACS but also accept PAYPAL and SQUARE (a 3% processing fee applies)
Do we sign a contract?
Yes, this forms the very minimum level of basic protection for all parties involved and all professional industry suppliers should provide you with one, again be wary of those that don't. You will be asked to review and sign the contract electronically during the online booking process.
What will you play?
Whatever you like, within reason! We absolutely love working with clients and producing a unique party soundtrack, tailored exactly to their bespoke requirements, but in some cases in the interests of guest enjoyment and maintaining our business integrity and reputation, we may reserve the right to decline some requests we deem innapropriate. Some clients and guests like to get involved with the music, some don't.
We are happy to work with you to create playlists of requests prior to and on the night of the event to ensure all your music tastes are catered for. Alternatively, you can leave it all up to us and we'll play the best mix of music to keep all of your guests entertained. We have a massive collection of music, many years experience and encourage as many requests as possible.
(**We are happy to play playlists prepared by clients but always reserve the right to apply creative permission and deviate from specific playlist music if it's in the interests of maintaining general guest enjoyment**)
Tell me about your gear....
I'm a professional Wedding DJ and my equipment and set-up has been designed accordingly, stylish yet sympathetically created with your photographs in mind. There are no TV screens, laser dots or bright neon lights to spoil your first dance pictures. I do not use pre-recorded sound-bytes to advertise my company or erect roller banners! I use the latest professional DJing software on an Apple MacBook Pro to deliver an exceptionally high quality sound through premium Electro-Voice Evolve 50 speakers. A state of the art lighting rig made up of the latest premium Chauvet and ADJ products, professional venue uplighting and if the venue allows, a hazing/smoke machine to ensure the best mobile disco experience for you and your guests.
What will you wear?
When I'm performing my all-day hosting Toastmaster duties I wear my smart black tailored suit, waistcoat and a white dickie-bow tie and when I'm DJing I wear smart trousers, shirt, waistcoat and tie and am often mistaken for a guest!
When will you set-up and take down?
I'll liaise with the venue to confirm the event timings and co-ordinate set-up and take down with them. I usually arrive early and take about an hour to set-up and about 45 minutes to pack away.
There'll be some children attending, can you entertain them?
Yes of course! I love to play music for children in the early stages of a Wedding reception and feel it helps to build the atmosphere. (Volumes and content will be carefully considered with young ears in mind!)
If I book you will I get you?
Yes. I do not sell my service, take your booking and then send someone else on the night. I operate on a first come first served basis, if you book "Simon Vogt Wedding Host & DJ" you get me! If i'm busy i'll give you the details of other local DJ's for you to contact.
Do you do extras?
Yes, we can also provide the amazing SILENT DISCO, LED Starlit Dancefloors, light up "LOVE" and "MR&MRS" letters, Confetti Cannons, Selfie Mirrors, Photo Booths, and all other entertainment related extra's at your request.
In the interest of taste we choose not to supply or recommend Karaoke for Wedding receptions.
Are you insured?
Yes. We have full comprehensive public liability insurance and can provide the certificate upon request.
Are you on Social Media?
Yes! We have a brilliant Facebook page where clients can view photographs, video's and reviews left by delighted customers. You can also ask questions, via the messenger feature, and keep up to date with upcoming events such as Wedding Fayres.
Check it out at www.facebook.com/simonvogtweddings
We're also on Twitter - @CumbriaDJ
And Instagram! - /simonvogtweddings
If you have any other questions, please do contact us by clicking on the button above...