Are we a good fit?

How do we pick music? Why choose Advantage DJs? Find the answers here. Who are we? Advantage DJs provides wedding DJ hire. Locations include Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Nelson Bay and more. Private functions and MC hire included.

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Common concerns

Here’s 3 reasons

  • No negative online reviews from our clients
  • No paid advertising. All our profits go into paying our DJs and investing in our services
  • We SPECIALISE in DJ and MC hire for weddings. No photo booths…no musician hire…no prop hire…just the best DJ and MCs

This video pretty much says it all. He was operating out of the Central Coast in NSW.

Common features/qualities of cheap DJ providers:

  • They pay very low fees to DJs. This usually means they can only hire inexperienced and unpopular DJs
  • They have the worst online reviews on Facebook and Google
  • They frequently change their business name. Why? Bad reputation, running from creditors (e.g. previous clients that they owe money to), bankruptcy, etc.
  • No one recommends them
  • Unreliable, low talent and bad attitude

 

We’re not cheap, but we’re not the most expensive. 

It costs us money to hire the best DJ/MCs and maintain a high level of quality control.

See our reviews. Also, our suppliers page includes a list of our partners. These suppliers also recommend us on their page.

Here’s a few reasons why this is a bad idea:

  • Reliable audio equipment is expensive. Chances are your speakers will not cope with a group of 20+ people who want to dance and have a good time. It will distort, crackle, cut out and sound terrible. You might even break it.
  • Your guests will change the songs every 20 seconds.
  • Our DJs can read a room and take requests. See our reviews. 
  • Most venues don’t have a good microphone and in-house PA system. We supply a crystal-clear wireless mic to all our clients.
  • No one ever left a 5 star review on Facebook for a Spotify playlist and bluetooth speaker 😉

 

But, if your budget is really tight, I suggest you don’t hire us. Don’t start your marriage in financial stress. It’s not worth it. Stick to your plan and don’t go into debt over something that isn’t essential.

That’s a fair question.

Here’s my answer:

  • You can listen to us on social media. See our stories on Instagram and Facebook. We’ve also got videos on Youtube and Facebook.
  • It’s very difficult (and risky) to upload music online that has copyright protection
  • We don’t get the chance to do long DJ mixes. Why? Most people hire us for our ability to choose the best music. And, the age groups are usually very wide. So, we find ourselves going from genre to genre…BPM to BPM…for example…your DJ might play ‘Stayin Alive’ by the Bee Gees…and then receive an urgent request for ‘Nutbush’. These are two VERY different songs. If we ever get the chance to do a 60 minute RnB Fridays mix at a wedding, we’ll throw it up here!

Music

Anything and everything! All of our djs are experienced with many types of music. We have a variety of playlists and we take requests. We also have access to over 30 million songs via spotify.

You will receive a questionnaire once your deposit has been paid. This will guide you through the process.

Sure! But most of our clients just leave it up to us. You’re welcome to provide us with a ‘guide’ and we will do the rest.

Special song requests that most people select themselves:
Walking down the aisle
Signing the register (2-3 songs)
Leaving the aisle
Wedding party entrance to reception
Cake cutting
Father daughter / mother son dance
First dance
Bouquet & Garter toss
Farewell

Yes. This is included in all our packages.

Sure thing! We’ve worked with solo acoustic artists and bands. Even a saxophonist! We’ll ask you for their contact info. Leave the rest up to us. We’ll have a chat with them to ensure everything flows.

A professional DJ for the duration of your ceremony

Premium portable PA system + speaker stand

Wireless microphone for your celebrant/minister

Music before your guests arrive

Song requests (e.g. walking down the aisle, signing the register & leaving the aisle)

We do a lot of work behind the scenes so that our clients can focus on enjoying their wedding day

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Key message: ceremony, canapés, reception & MC services = total peace of mind.

 

See our packages if you want to proceed!

Discounts and Pricing

No

This is included in our overall pricing

e.g. 5.5 hours starts when your reception begins.

We would love to give you a discount but our rates are fixed. This allows us to consistently book the best djs and retain our high level of customer satisfaction.

We would love to give you a discount but our rates are fixed. This allows us to consistently book the best djs and retain our high level of customer satisfaction.

The quick answer is: no

Why?

Most clients need a DJ for 5 to 5.5 hours

We receive multiple enquiries for the same date. So, if we provide a cheaper rate for a shorter gig, we’ll probably have to turn down someone else who needs us for the standard 5 to 5.5 hours.

Also, it generally looks much better if your DJ is set up and ready to go before the guests arrive. This also means you’ll have access to a wireless mic, introduction/entrance music & background music during meals.

We prefer not to customise our packages.

That’s because they’re designed to suit the majority of clients

Take a closer look at our packages and you’ll see that our packages are actually very versatile and accommodating.

General

30-60 minutes before the ceremony (if booked)

60-90 minutes before the reception

We’ll email your venue on the week of your event.

No

We’ll email you if we have any dietary requests

No.

But, we’re happy to recommend OMG Booths

Tell them we sent you!

Unfortunately not.

A word of advice –

If your event is close to an equipment hire shop, you might save some money.

Otherwise, the effort and travel time might not be worth the hassle. e.g. organising the order, picking it up, setting it up, figuring out any technical issues, packing it up, dropping it off, etc. You’ll also be liable for any damage caused.

You will be introduced (via email) to your dj approximately one week prior to your event. Sometimes we receive last minute bookings. Therefore, everything gets finalised closer to the date.

See the ‘team’ here

Only the best! Visit our website and watch the videos. Your dj will also supply a microphone.

All of our djs are very healthy and reliable. We are well connected in the dj scene and a backup plan is in place for every wedding.

We have found that most of our clients get all the information they need via email and phone. It saves them a lot of time too!

We provide services from the ceremony to reception
This is an overview of the key moments during this time
Ceremony
Photos
Canapes
Guests arrive at wedding reception. Bridal party entrance
Entrees
Speeches
Mains
Speeches
Cake cutting
Dessert
First dance
Dancing
Bouquet & garter toss more dancing
Farewell bride and groom
End
Yes. Please ensure you have finalised your services before you make your final payment.
I will allow some flexibility here. It’s just easier for everyone if you finalise your services and account together. Otherwise, we will have to make adjustments to your invoice.
For example, you can lock us in for the wedding reception and add extra time later. We don’t expect you to have all the answers when you book us. Most clients book us more than 18 months in advance.

Request an invoice and pay your deposit. Then you’ll receive a questionnaire. This is how you pick your songs.

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