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Professional Wedding Focussed DJ Service, Range of Themed DJ Booths, Dj & Sax Duo, High Quality Sound System, Controlled Lighting, Starlit Dancefloors & Walkways, Light Up Letters & Numbers
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£495
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

DJ & Sax Duo
Brass

Style of Music

Funk / 70s / Disco
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Rat Pack / Swing
Pop / Rock
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Rap / Beatbox
Kisstory, Club Classics, RnB, 80s, 90s, 00s, Disco
Ceremony Music

Disco Lighting
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Smoke Machine
Take Requests
Dance Floor Hire
Noise Limiter Experience

Type of Performer(s) or Business

DJ
Disco
DJ & Saxophonist Duo
Solo Musician
Full Description
Wedding DJ, Bespoke Themed DJ Booths, DJ & Sax Duos, High Quality Sound System, Controlled Lighting Setup, Starlit Dancefloors, Light Up Letters & Numbers. Formed and owned by Jay, 1st Dance Events is a family run business providing the ultimate entertainment package to your event throughout Essex & Suffolk. Recommended by many and totally dedicated to nothing but the Wedding & Corporate Event industry, we pride ourselves on not being your average ‘Fifty Quid Sid’s Roadshow!’ Often, a DJ is sometimes the last thing thought about when planning a wedding. We totally understand that the ceremony, venue, dress and suits come first but why leave planning the guy/girl that’s hosting often the most memorable part of the day ‘til last? Too often, we see happy couples experience the most amazing day followed up by a somewhat mediocre night hosted by a dj who ‘does this every night’, whacks on the ‘housework playlist’, makes little to no effort to keep the party on it’s toes and adds no personalisation to the night. This is supposed to be the best day of your lives, not an average night out that could be repeated and improved next week! Jay is a devoted family man and dad of two partnered by Leanne. Working his way up from the bottom hosting small family gatherings to larger parties, private functions, school proms, long-term residencies in pubs/clubs and weddings, Jay has gained a wealth of experience for over 12 years in the industry. With every occasion different, Jay has played to a huge variation of crowds of all ages gaining skills and understanding in all music tastes and genres. Huge amounts of effort is put into the design and theme of a wedding, why should the DJ not contribute too? From floral to rustic, we have 4 totally unique to us, different themed DJ booths to choose from to not only blend in but ultimately provide the perfect centre piece to any Wedding. Better still, all of our dj booths come at absolutely no extra cost to our quoted prices!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jay
Firstly, congratulations! You're here for 1 reason only and that's because the biggest and happiest day of your lives is in sight! Secondly, thank you for taking the time to view our profile. Please feel free to check out our website for more about us or our social media for our latest updates. If you are considering us or we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and being a part of the big day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(10)
(10)
M
Mr & Mrs Poole
Wedding: July
May 2021
'The dancefloor was constant...'
Thank you to 1st Dance Events for such an incredible night! The dancefloor was constant from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. All our requests were played and our guests absolutely loved Jay.
M
Mr & Mr Thomas-Bines
Happy couple Married on December
May 2021
'Christmas Wedding Dreams'
A huge thanks to 1st Dance Events for everything including the big lead up to our wedding. Everything went exactly how we expected making our Christmas Wedding dreams come true.
M
Mr & Mrs Brown
Wedding: August
May 2021
'We'll Be Back in Touch...'
We can't thank Jay enough for all his hard work on our big day! We spoke to our venue today and they've said they'll be recommending him to other couples in the future! We'll be back in touch for all out events moving forward! Thanks again.
M
Mr & Mrs White
Wedding: April
May 2021
'Guests Have Continued To Mention...'
Jay went over and above to ensure our day run smoothly from start to finish. He took great pride in the way his setup looked on the night and lots of our guests have continued to mention how much they loved his choice of songs throughout the night! Highly recommend Jay to anyone.
M
Mr & Mrs Burnell
Happy couple Married on April
May 2021
'A Truly Beautiful Setup...'
A truly beautiful setup & Jay kept our guests on their feet from start to finish.
M
Mr & Mrs Lewis to be!
Wedding: February
May 2021
'We Will be Back for The Wedding'
Thanks to Jay & Co for providing us with a back to back old school classics night for our engagement party. We honestly couldn't of wished for better and having seen Jay play in the past, we knew he was the best man for the job. Between him and his colleague, they absolutely fulfilled our wishes! We will be back for the wedding!!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England

Travel Notes

Please note, due to the nature of our business, we are appointment only.

Nearest Town

Frinton-on-Sea

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 J28

Nearest Train Station

Frinton-on-Sea

Nearest Airport

Stansted / Southend

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Press & Awards
(1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

National Association of Disc Jockeys
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

We hosted a whole afternoon/evening setup introducing two surprise acts hidden backstage including the Uk's leading Take That Tribute followed by Robbie Williams lookalike/soundalike/dancealike Solo Tribute onto a further special guest appearance from The Famous Fleetwood Mac's Peter Greens' nephew Joe Green who performed alongside us in a DJ & Sax Duo.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional, Dedicated, Current, Elegant, Unique

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our bespoke selection of themed DJ Booths, 'The Floral One' being my personal favourite.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Buy cheap, buy twice!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The happy couple's surname in twinkling led lights. A twist on the more common 'LOVE' letters.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We have a fixed price for each service we offer and do not believe in making it up as we go along! If you're on our doorstep or 20 miles down the road, the same service is offered at the same prices which can be obtained from our website. Contact us via our web form, telephone or whatsapp and yes you can whatsapp our landline number! We will then engage in conversation with our happy couple to discuss their requirements, our availability and options. A booking form will then be sent to the couple to complete and return to secure the date. The stress is then over, as simple as that, your DJ is booked! We then are happy to answer as many questions moving forward as you may have prior to our finer details form being sent to you in advance of the wedding where we ask you some more in depth questions relating to the order of the day/night, 1st dance song & version etc etc. Another weight lifted, armed with both completed forms, we're set to go and excited to be a part of 'the happiest day of your lives'.

What makes a romantic first dance?

The correct volume, an intimate ambience created by a steady controlled lighting scene.

What is your number one floor-filler?

There are so many go to floor fillers amongst each genre of music but Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer never fails to amaze us with crowd response and interaction.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Queen

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Don't Stop Me Now

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook Special Offer5% Discount on all bookings received via Bridebook