What does the Standard Wedding Package include?
The Standard Wedding Package includes everything you need:
Full Sound system, the best money can buy*
Full Lightshow manually controlled on-site by myself*
Spotlight First Dance
Myself (Paddy) as the DJ & Host for your evening
My years of experience ensuring that the dancefloor remains as full as possible during the course of the evening!
No obligation Consultation meeting
This can be at a coffee shop, your house or even at the venue. This allows you to meet me in person. I will go through everything that MPG Entertainments can offer, give you some ideas and answer any questions that you may have.
I have valid public liability insurance, our equipment is either less than a year old or goes through an annual Portable Appliance Test (PAT) so is very unlikely to fail and we have several failsafes, redundancies and back-ups if the worst were to happen (however unlikely). Risk Assessments & Method Statements can be provided for venues too.
How much does it cost?
There are many factors that will affect the price including time, venue access and location.
The standard wedding package is priced from £499 from 7:30pm until Midnight & £50/hour thereafter.
I do not charge for travel between Glasgow - Edinburgh, Loch Lomond or Ayrshire. Travel is charged at £1 per mile (1 way) out with these areas and I will require overnight accommodation if the event is being held over a 2 hour drive from Glasgow (anywhere North of Fort William/Brechin or South of Shap/Berwick).
There are no hidden costs
What is the Spotlight First Dance?
We have a way of running the the first dance that we find works well for breaking the ice, bringing both sides of the family together (especially if they don’t know each other too well).
We would first invite the happy couple onto the dance floor, we hit a button on our end and the lighting will change to focus solely on you and your partner on the dancefloor.
Side note: I understand that there’s sometimes complications such as step-parents, fall-outs or bereavements etc, we can always work around this whatever way you wish OR we can invite up the entire wedding party half way through the first dance if it’s easier.
After ~2 minutes of the first record we would then ask the CHEIF BRIDESMAID to dance with the BEST MAN.
At this point we will either send the other spotlight to the mirrorball filling the room with ‘stars’. An idea at this point is to change the colour of the wash lights to match the bridesmaid’s dress colour. This means the entire room will change to that colour.
Then the MOTHER OF PARTNER 1 to dance with the FATHER OF PARTNER 2
Then the FATHER OF PARTNER 1 to dance with the MOTHER OF PARTNER 2
We would then invite the REST OF THE BRIDAL PARTY to join the dance floor (feel free to note them in the form if you want anyone to have an additional 'shout-out') and finally the rest of the guests for the 2nd song.
Half way through the 2nd song, we ask everyone to swap partners (usually the couple will go to one of their parents at this point leaving the other set of parents to join each other).
If you have your own ideas for the first dance (or don’t want to do one at all), we can accommodate for that too!
How do I book you?
If you like the look of what I do, I will meet up with you and your partner to go through everything in person. This is a no-obligation meeting before any reservation fee (deposit) is paid, I’ll have it pencilled in my calendar but if you think I’m not for you, you can let me know afterwards and I’ll take you back out.
A meeting is always good as it allows us to properly discuss music. Every Wedding I do is different. Both the couples and the guest have different tastes each time and I will always cater to both; some love Rave/GBX, some are into Bowie and Prince, some into R&B/Hiphop, or Indie etc. I’ll always play a good mixture throughout the evening anyway but will emphasise your tastes & fit them into the set.
(Although 7:30pm-12/1am sounds like it’s a long time, it truly flies in so I want to make sure the music is the best it can be throughout the course of the reception).
If a meeting is unfeasible, I’m happy to FaceTime/Skype or take a phone call to go through everything.
If you decide to go ahead, to secure the booking I require a booking form to be filled in and a reservation fee to secure the date.
The form I send out will already be partially filled in with what we discussed at the meeting, you’ll just need to fill out the outstanding info as and when you get it/make your choices. I’m also happy to tie up again at the venue before the Wedding to go through the logistics of where/when I’ll be setting up.
The fee will depend on what you want to book, it’s just £100 for DJ only but will be more if you need a Master of Ceremonies, Dancefloor or Uplighting. The £100 reservation fee comes off of the total cost
What can I do to further enhance my event?
Our basic Wedding package includes all of the essentials you need, we can also offer as additional extras as below:
20 - 30 minute Ceilidh Set
I can call and instruct various common Ceilidh Dances (This is free of charge but it must be asked for in advance)
Discreet PA System & Wireless Microphone hire for during the afternoon ceremony (speeches, background music etc).
This would be an additional £249 if booked alongside the evening disco & comes with 2x Wireless Microphones.
Bespoke Illuminated Signs (4ft Light-up Letters or 5ft Floral Letters, 8ft Heart arch & More)
Custom (we have 2x of each letter available)
Mr & Mrs (Separate or Scrolling)
Love (Separate or Scrolling)
Black or White High Gloss LED Dancefloors
From 12’x12’ to 24’x24’
LED Starcloth Backdrop
I can provide quotes for LED Starcloth backdrops too (where the whole room or a whole wall will be covered in a starcloth. The ‘stars’ can also be set to any colour or combination of colours.