What makes your company worth our investment?
Our care and concern for special events is well known by our clients, as well as banquet coordinators & wedding professionals, hotels & other agencies across Cork City, Cork County and most of Ireland. We are able to bring our experience from thousands of performances to your one special night. This means we make your vision of the perfect celebration a reality.
Is set up time included in your price?
You never have to pay for regular set up or takedown time. We typically arrive an hour prior to our contracted start time to set-up, but it's on our own time! The same applies for takedown time after your event. However, if your wedding requires a set-up earlier in the day or the evening before, additional charges may apply.
Do you take breaks?
Our services are truly uninterrupted and non-stop. From our scheduled start-time to our scheduled end-time, we will never pause the music or take a break. Much unlike bands or others that need to stop and rest, we keep playing straight through your event! (Unless YOU request a break)
Can we choose the styles of music or specific songs to be played at our event?
You'll be amazed at how flexible we are when it comes to music selection! Regarding music categories and your tastes, we supply all of our clients with our Wedding Planning Guide where we encourage our clients to 'check' or 'high-light' categories of music they want to hear, or believe their guests would enjoy. As for specific song titles, we will happily play your musical choices.
We've had clients that have chosen every song for the entire event and others that have left the music selection completely up to us. Our recommendation is for you to provide us with a small list of "must play" or "play if possible" songs. This will leave plenty of room for requests from your guests and our proven selections. You may also stipulate that we not take requests from you guests.
Can we have a "Do Not Play" list?
Of course you can. Sometimes the Do Not Play list is equally important as the request list itself! We understand that you don't want to hear a song you and your "ex" danced to; or maybe you've been to one too many weddings lately and are sick of a typical wedding song... This is your day - we will listen to you. Understand that if a guest requests a song that is on your "do not play" list, it will not be played.
What if we want a song that you don't have?
While our 10,000+ song CD kits cover the widest variety of danceable hits from the 1940s to today, it's possible you may have a few unique requests. In this case, we would be more than happy to play your CD(s). As you're making your request list, simply indicate which songs you'll be providing. You can bring your CDs to us at the start of the event and we'll promptly return them to you at the end.
How loud do you play the music?
One of the greatest complaints of many bands and DJs alike is that they played the music too loud. It doesn't have to be that way! We pride ourselves on occasionally being asked to "turn the music up" - never "turn it down".
Do you hang any banners or other advertisements?
Absolutely not. We pride ourselves on being elegant. While we appreciate referral business, we feel our services speak for themselves. We will not hang any banners or set out promotional material at your event, nor will we put any brochures on the dinner tables. The extent of our "advertising" is keeping business cards in our pockets that guests can ask for at any time.
How interactive are your DJs?
A very familiar question! Understand that disc jockeys and entertainers with different personalities are assigned to different styles of packages. Depending on which package you choose, your disc jockey or entertainer can be conservative, outgoing, or anywhere in between.
Who will be our Disc Jockey/MC/Entertainer?
Our formula for success is simple - we match our clients with the most suitable DJ or entertainer based on your personality, musical stylings and tastes, and depending on which entertainment package you choose. Once assigned, your DJ or entertainer will contact you to review the details about your event and provide assistance to you and other professionals associated with your wedding.
How far will you travel?
From our Ballincollig Offices, we will travel throughout Ireland. Travel charges and accomodations may apply depending on locations and distance travelled. Most of our disc jockeys and entertainers are based around Cork City.
Do you offer a contract or written agreement?
Absolutely. Our contract is straightforward and written in plain English so that you can understand the terms before signing. It is signed by both parties and offers you a high level of protection and dependability. With the contract you can be assured that there will be no hidden extra charges or surprises at your event. The signed contract and deposit officially reserves your date, and we give you your own copy for your records. If you have any questions or concerns about the terms, just ask!
Is tipping or a gratuity required for the DJ?
By no means is tipping mandatory or expected. We charge a professional rate for a professional service. This means you won't see a tip jar on our table, nor will you be billed for an additional gratuity over-and-above your package cost. Our entertainers and DJs often receive a tip for doing a great job, but you are under no obligation to do so.
Should we feed the DJ?
If you book our services for the full evening (i.e. cocktail & dinner music, plus the dance), we'll often be at your event for nine or ten hours when set-up and tear-down time is considered. Because most venues do not allow us to bring our own food or drink, we ask that a meal be provided for your disc jockey/entertainer. Your DJ/entertainer would eat at his/her DJ table, away from your guests.
How do we book your company? What is the deposit?
To book our services, we require a €100 deposit and a signed contract. The final payment of the remaining balance is due at least seven days (one week) prior to your event date (payment plans can be easily set-up). We will gladly accept your personal or certified cheque, money order or cash.
How early should we book?
Simply put...the sooner the better! Some of the most popular dates (Summer long-weekends and Saturdays in June, July & especially August) can and do book as early as one year in advance. Our suggestion is to be prepared to sign a contract as early as 8-12 months before. Depending on availability, some dates remain open until the month before. So if you're planning an event for next month, it's worth it to check our availability. If you're just starting your planning, explore your options and make your final decision soon to ensure our availability or that of other reputable services.
Are your rates negotiable?
Our rates are based on our cost of doing business as well as the value we place on the job. We take all events seriously and attend to each in a professional manner. We're confident you will find our prices to be exceptionally competitive, especially during promotional periods where discounts are offered on certain packages. If our prices are a bit more than you planned to spend, just remember the old saying "you get what you pay for." When you book our services, you're not only paying for incredible entertainment, you're paying for peace of mind.