Most people who organise a birthday party, wedding or engagement will usually think about booking a Melbourne Dj to cover the music, or they might even book a photographer or photobooth so the guests have some type of memento from the night. Another important aspect to consider is also the running and timing of the event. What songs will be played at the start of the night and what are the must have songs for the end of the night. Then you also need to think about the break in between meals where guests can take photos or use the photobooth. Lastly, you need to think about the speeches and formalities and at what time you will start the speeches and cake cutting.
How you run the event is so important. With our photographers, we try to encourage our clients to take their family photos towards the start of the night before their family members are all spread out around the room. Then after these important shots are taken, our photographer will roam the room and capture photos of the other guests and candids and dancefloor shots. We will also be ready to go once the speeches start. We usually, encourage speeches to start about 2 hours after the start time as it gives guests enough time to get a few drinks into them and the food would be served by then as well.
After the cake cutting and the speeches have finished, the birthday person or host could get on the mic and encourage everyone onto the dancefloor and that is when the dance bracket happens. This is the reason why we encourage our clients to provide us with 2 different links for the songlist, a list for the background music at the start of the night and then the bangers towards the end of the night when everyone is in the mood to dance.