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This is a FAQ Guide for WEDDINGS, if you have questions specifically relating to PARTIES, or EVENTS, please click HERE.

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Q: Am I allowed to choose the music for the night?

Absolutely - you have full control over the music, or you can leave it all up to us if you prefer. 

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Q: So... what do most couples do with their music selections?

Well, after over 2,500 weddings we find that most of our couples love to select their Key Moment songs (more on this later, and don't worry- we help you all the way!), and then provide us a list of songs/artists they love (anywhere between 5 songs to 80 songs, with highlights on the MUST-PLAYS) - and we then design the overarching music journey for the night, putting your songs in the perfect sequence, with a mix responsive to the night and constantly creating the best mood.

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Q:  How does it work with guest requests? I'm extremely concerned about my cousin's taste in music...

Again, you have full control over guest requests.

During the planning with you, we ask you to select one of the following three options for Guest Requests:

1. Guest Requests Allowed!

2. Guest Requests Not Allowed!

3. Guest requests allowed - with Filters Enabled!
Needless to say, we are professionals and we know the success of the night reflects directly on us - we have 2 primary goals with the music, in the following priority:

1. Ensure that you are happy, and that we're only playing the songs/artists/genres/preferences you've approved, which are most important to you, and which reflect you guys -  in balance with:

2. Our goal to always be maximising the number of bodies grooving on the dancefloor!

We have no difficulty combining these 2 goals - in reality that's the underlying essence and magic of our job. Determining precise balance of these 2 factors is something we expressly communicate on with you. In other words, some couples really don't mind what is played, as long as the maximum number of bodies are grooving. Whereas other couples have firm and precise ideas of the music they would like played, and rather that their selections are played over pleasing the crowd. We completely respect both; a fundamental part of our profession is to first clarify what's important to you, and then create the optimum entertainment. 

Above all, we know how meaningful and important this celebration is - we're there to be at your service completely.

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Q: How many songs are typically played at a wedding?

~ 80 songs.

In one 5-hour reception, we would typically play on average 16 songs per hour, which makes an average of 80 songs for the night. We also factor in special MC announcements and speeches.

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Q: Do I need to select all 80 songs for the night?

Absolutely not - you can certainly choose all the songs if you'd like to, or alternatively you can leave it up to us, or anything in between.

Most couples provide us a short list (5 to 30 songs) of their absolute favourites, and then leave the rest to our expertise, and the best guest requests (if they've approved Guest Requests Allowed!)

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Q: Is there any way we can listen to example mixes by your guys?

Of course, we have some example mixes on our enquiry page, you can let us DJ for you while you're getting in touch: here

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Q: What questions should a couple ask to secure the right entertainment professional?

Are they well equipped with a full DJ team and back-up DJs/equipment in the event of emergencies?

Do they have experience playing at and working with your venue?

Can they provide examples of their work?

More importantly is your gut instinct: how organised, reliable and well-presented does the company seem? How attentive, personal and responsive are they?

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Q: Can you guys also act as MC / Master of Ceremonies?

We provide our MC services in many of our packages at no additional cost.

About 50% of our couples choose to use our MC services, while the remaining 50% choose to have a family member MC, or use the MC supplied by their venue.

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Q: What happens when we choose DJ Masters to act as MC on the night?

Your DJ doubles as your professional MC!

In this case, in the months leading up to your wedding we ask a series of relevant questions, including the names and order of those making speeches, the names and order of the bridal party, any special notes on pronunciation and how you'd like people to be announced. We also clarify things like the particular way you'd like to be announced to the room, any toasts you'd like us to facilitate, and all of the special announcements and housekeeping to be communicated (perhaps reminding people to use the photobooth, sign a guestbook, use the right #hashtag for all their social posts from the day etc etc).

We also get in touch with your venue in the weeks prior, to touch base, clarify any special new setup requirements, clarify anything on the runsheet, and any special housekeeping notes venue-related.

We like to be organised :)

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Q: Traditionally, what are the key music moments at a wedding?

1. The Entrance of the Bridal Party + Entrance of the Bride and Groom

2. The Cutting of the Cake

3. The First Dance

(4. The Father-Daughter Dance)

5. The Throwing of the Bouquet

(6. The Tossing of the Garter)

7. The Farewell

This is just tradition - nowadays couples mix and match whatever feels good and whatever they think will be the most fun for the night they want to create. In other words, we've done very traditional weddings with all the key moments, and also very relaxed weddings which skipped them all! Everything/anything is allowed - it's your party.

Also, we find a trend that many couples increasingly choose not to feature the Father-Daughter Dance nowadays, and many couples choose only to have the Throwing of the Bouquet, rather than both the Throwing of the Bouquet and the Throwing of the Garter. We still see many receptions per year which feature either or both of these, but we just wanted to make clear the MOST important music moments. 

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Q: How many songs would I generally select for my key music moments?

1. The Entrance of the Bridal Party + Entrance of the Bride and Groom  >> [1 song OR 1 song per couple]

2. The Cutting of the Cake >> [1 song]

3. The First Dance >> [1 song]

(4. The Father-Daughter Dance) >> [1 song]

5. The Throwing of the Bouquet >> [1 song]

(6. The Tossing of the Garter) >> [1 song]
7. The Farewell >> [1 for Guard of Honour, or 1-4 for Farewell Circle depending on number of guests]

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Q:  Can we provide a list of 'DON'T-PLAYS" ?

Of course! You're the boss.

"Nutbush..Macarena..Gangnam Style...etc etc" Not really your thing? We totally get it.

We know how powerful music is in triggering and creating mood, so you can also use this opportunity to mention songs which are inappropriate or undesirable for any historic/personal reason. Like... that one song that always reminds me of the boyfriend before him... do I really want that played? Well maybe I do...!

Any song, artist or genre on the Don't-Play list, will never be played, nor a remix, nor any cover or version requested by a guest - unless you approve it. Of course you can expect that we'll never be playing anything corny, or inappropriate, or clearly misaligned with the mood. 

We know as performers that the success of night reflects directly on us too! We go into every event with a mindset of consciously creating a night that will be remembered for decades to come.

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Q: Is there any way we can see any video of you guys in action?

Totally, we have some videos here: here

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Q: Is there any time on the night when you guys don’t play music?

Music is so essential to sustaining an awesome and celebrative atmosphere. With the exception of speech time, your music will be playing throughout the whole night, playing by the booked start time and at least until the booked finish time. This includes the time when guests are arriving, being seated, during meal times, and of course - the most important celebrative hours, When The Dancefloor Is Opened!

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Q: Can you also play for our ceremony?

Yes, absolutely. 

We also perform for the wedding ceremony at about 15% of the weddings we service.

We can provide fully portable and wireless battery-powered PA systems for the music at your ceremony, and backup/secondary wireless microphones for your celebrant/ceremony proceedings.

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Q: How does Setup and Pack-down work? Is this counted in our 5-hour package, are we charged for it?

Let's take the example of a 5-hour booking from 6:00pm - 11:00pm.

In this example, we would arrive at 5:00pm, one full hour before the booked start time of your package, and you are not charged for this. We are sure to have music playing by the booked start time (6:00pm in this example).

We play right until the end of your booking time, that is 11:00pm in this example.
Although you are only charged for 5 hours in a regular booking, we can typically spend up to 7 hours on site, including the arrival, set-up and pack-down.

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Q: I need an additional hour and a half (1.5 hours), how do you charge for that?

Yes, it is possible to extend the booking to any desired length.

While many companies charge by the "additional hour or part thereof" - we only charge you in additional half-hour increments, we don't charge you for a full hour if you only require an additional 30 minutes.

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Q: Should we provide a meal for the DJ/MC on the night? 

There's no obligation to provide a meal for your DJ/MC on the night. If you do generously choose to nourish us with a meal, we are grateful for a basic meal, with water/soft-drinks only.

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Q: Am I able to meet with the DJ/MC before the night? Will this be my ACTUAL DJ/MC?

Yes, of course. We find that in particular about 50% of our couples who choose to have us MC also choose to opt for our Premium service, which is only a small additional cost, and includes (among other features) the option of a prior face-to-face meeting with your actual DJ/MC for the night.

We know it's a very busy time and we're happy to come out to visit you at your location or wherever suits you best.

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Q: What’s the difference between the Standard and Premium Service?

For a small additional cost we offer our Premium Service.
The Premium Wedding Package is typically selected by couples who would like the personal touch of meeting their DJ/MC in person in finalising and consolidating planning for the night. Especially useful if you've elected for us to act as MC on the evening, as there's a little more involved of course. We know it's a very busy time and we're happy to come out to visit you at your location or wherever suits you best.

If your music selections require special attention, or there are unique songs or audio which you would like us to source for you, we do all of this for you in the Premium Service.
The Premium Service also includes more advanced lighting and particle effects.

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Q: Why do so many couples choose DJ Masters?

Couples choose DJ Masters over other service providers because after 15 years and over 2,500 weddings, we know exactly what we're doing - we're not a one-man-show - we're a fun and dynamic team, with the skill and resources of an experienced company to ensure a perfect night.

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Q: Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

We perform weddings at many luxury and exclusive venues throughout the year, many of which require Public Liability Insurance. We will provide your venue with our Certificate of Currency if they do not have it on file.

We always carry insurance for our Public Liability and our DJs. $20,000,000 Products and Public Liability. 

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Q: Do you charge more based on the number guests we have at our reception?


Unlike most services in the industry, we do not base our pricing on this. We have always charged the same rates whether you have 30 people or 200 people at your reception.

Quotes are based on the time of year (high/low season), and a small travel fee only if there is more than 1 hour of travel from Melbourne required.

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Q: How is it possible that your pricing is so competitive?

We strive to provide high value. The reliable personnel and systems we've built up over 15 years allows us to operate effectively and efficiently. Couples are often surprised at our competitive rates. We're grateful to be achieving our goal of becoming Melbourne's most trusted high-value Wedding DJ/MC service.

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Q: How do you charge for the booking? Is a deposit required?

Due to the high demand for our services, we accept a non-refundable $100 deposit to confirm the booking and secure the date.

The balance can be paid at any time up until 10 days before the event. If you prefer to settle the balance at the beginning of the night, this can be approved with prior arrangement.

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Q: Do you carry appropriate licensing and certifications?

DJ Masters has been operating across Melbourne for over 15 years, and has performed at over 2,500 events. We take care to carry the correct licenses, including PPCA Public Performance licensing, electrical testing/tagging certifications, and all relevant insurances for every wedding we attend. 

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Q: Are you guys same-sex ready?

Yes! Our first same-sex wedding booking was 15 years ago, and we've been performing every year every since - they are without doubt some of the most festive and celebrative events to be a part of, how could we not love bringing the music to such a party!

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Q:  What do you like most about your job?

Everyone - everyone - loves music. And, everyone likes working around something meaningful. 

Music can speak and represent us powerfully. We feel so deeply grateful to be able to work with music in a way that can bring greater personality and depth to the most meaningful events in the lives of our couples.

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Q: How was DJ Masters born?

DJ Masters has been built on a team of people who love music, performance, music technology, and working with meaning. It made perfect sense to combine these loves to bring music to the most meaningful events of people's lives. 15 years later, DJ Masters is Melbourne's most well-reputed high-value Wedding DJ company.