Need some suggestions please, this is my proposed timeline for our day, but our DJ thinks the disco is too long and may need to add something in! Not sure what - casino/crazy golf/fete games etc 12 - ceremony, followed by drinks, canapes, photos 14.30 - reception 16.30 - evening guests arrive 17.00 - safari - getting married in a zoo 19.00 - cut cake and first dance, disco starts 19.30 - BBQ 20.30 - Desserts Midnight - carriages
I personally think starting the DJ at 19:30 is absolutely fine
My DJ is starting at 19:30, I dont see what the issue is x
Our DJ is starting about 7:30 too.
timeline sounds fine to me.... and OMG your day sounds amazing! I really want to get married again now so I can get married in a zoo haha 😊 good luck with it all! x
Most evening receptions begin around 7.30pm so personally I don’t see the issue. There’s normally a break for around half an hour anyways so 4 hours is a perfectly acceptable length of time.
Are you getting married at Port Lympne in Kent?
My disco is 6_12 as there's a few children that will be attending
I have been a wedding Dj for 22 years and all that looks fine
You haven't added anytime in for speeches? Are you also throwing your bouquet? This can be done during the party section to break it up a bit. Starting your disco start time is ok just ensure that allow some time for contingency.
Sounds fab. My only thing with your day is that your day guests are going to have breakfast and then not be fed until 7.30 at night, depending on the cost of the safari, id invite the evening guests for 7pm and utilise the money it would cost for their safari to provide some kind of food for your day guests. Canapés are lovely, but they’re not a meal.
Our DJ started at 6pm with speeches prior to arrival of our evening guest at 7, food at 7.30 x
Our DJ is starting at 7pm, all looks fine to me! x
It's not too long at all, were having ours from 7-12 too xx
My Dj starts at 7 I personally think it's fine xx
I run a mobile disco service abd most wedding discos we do start around 7-7:30, so seems fine to me!
We get married at 1pm, evening guests arrive at 7 and that's when the DJ starts..
Sounds like a great day planned!!xx
How is 7 till midnight to long for a disco thats standard at most weddings i have been to i would look at othet djs to be honest
Our dj started at 6 till 12! Do what u want to do, ur paying him! Xx
My dj was 7-12.30 am. It was recommend by the hotel we had the ceremony at that the dj was there from around 7 /730 onwards till the very end. Worked out very well. I think it sound absolutely fine
i would say bit early for evening guest's i would say 7.pm
Looks perfect to me. X
I would be booking a new dj
7 till midnight disco is normal for parties so why does he think too long
Our disco was from 6pm till 1am. He played childrens songs until our first dance at 7.30pm to keep the kids entertained and the big kids
We had a disco 7-11.30pm it was great
A dj for most parties whether it be a wedding reception, engagement party or a birthday party, usually start about 7.30pm until midnight so I think it's fine. People will be eating and talking so I wouldn't pay out for more entertainment
My DJ starts at 7 until midnight so I don't see the problem here xx
our dj was 7.30 until 1am! lol it looks fine to me x ps. i am confused as to why your dj is saying that...surely the longer the disco is the more he gets paid? lol xx
Our DJ starting at 7pm same time as other weddings I've been too and didn't find disco too long
Sounds fine to me!
Bin your dj , obviously doesn’t have enough knowledge or material to last 5hrs
Get in touch if you want a replacement
Clare Lily - yes we are getting married at Port Lympne!
Thank you all for the reassurance regarding timescales, the dj comes with the venue, so will talk to him again and hopefully he will seem more positive!