When you book your wedding reception with Platinum Discos I will send you a deposit checklist, a wedding checklist and a wedding playlist form and if you’ve booked an all day wedding I will also send you a ceremony checklist too.
Why do I ask for these checklists to be completed? Well it’s a very simple answer really. The checklists ask you every question that I need an answer to and all the answers are all stored in the one place.
The first checklist you will need to fill out is the deposit checklist. The deposit checklist is really a payment advice notice and it also gives you my bank details so you can pay by internet banking or by going into a branch of Bank Of Scotland.
Once you’ve paid your deposit you should send the deposit checklist to me. As soon as I receive a deposit checklist I check my bank account to see that I’ve received your deposit and as the checklist asks for the name on the bank account that the money came from I know which payment is yours.
Once I know you have paid your deposit I will email you a confirmation to say I’ve received your deposit and your booking then becomes a “confirmed booking”.
Before I had the deposit checklist I’d receive lots of deposits and I’d no idea which booking they were for. This is particularly the case as usually the bride arranges everything but often the money comes from the groom’s bank account or from a parent. These will usually have a different name to the brides and that makes them untraceable for me.
The deposit checklist completely fixes this problem and it’s imperative that you send it once payment has been made otherwise I will treat your booking as only a provisional booking and not confirm it.
Here is a link to the deposit checklist:
The next checklist you will receive is the wedding checklist. This is a very important one as this is the one that the Dj needs on the night to do your wedding reception.
It has all the vital information like the bride and groom’s names, your choice of first dance and the names of all the bridal party who you want to join you for your first dances.
The wedding checklist also asks you to confirm the date of your reception, the venue and the start and finish times and your contact details.
The wedding checklist also asks you several other really important questions and the more answers you give the better.
The wedding checklists and all the other checklists are done online for a reason. They have to be entered on a computer, laptop phone etc, so they are typed and not hand written. This means they are easily read on the night by the Dj, as there is nothing worse than being unable to read a persons name or a request when your trying to deliver a seamless performance and make lots of very important announcements.
Here is my wedding checklist: https://platinum-discos.co.uk/wedding-checklist/
The third checklist I ask you to complete is my wedding playlist. It’s a very easily completed form which asks for your song choices with artist and song title.
At the top of the page it asks for the date, venue and your details so I know who it’s from and it can then be stapled to your deposit checklist, wedding checklist and your email enquiry and then all the information required is in the one place and easily found.
Here is the playlist form:
If you’ve booked my all day wedding package where you want me to play your ceremony music, provide radio mics for your speeches and music during your meal you need to complete the wedding ceremony checklist.
The wedding ceremony checklist asks for all the music you need played and at what time. Once again it asks for artist and song title and your details at the top of the page so I can add it to your booking.
Here is the wedding ceremony checklist:
After 44 years as a Dj I’ve tried to devise a system that’s easy for you to fill out and easy for the Dj to read in low light conditions that has all the information he needs to perform at your evening reception.
You get a copy of every checklist emailed to you automatically once you’ve filled it out for your records.
When I Dj at your wedding I like to have all the information to hand in an easy to read format and this is why these checklists are so important.
Please make sure the information you put on them is accurate! Particularly the venue details, your contact details and your song selections as incorrect information is never good.
I hope this blog post has explained clearly why I need these checklists and I wish you a fantastic wedding day when it comes and I look forward to meeting you.
P.S. If you haven’t seen it already please check out my special offer blog post:
To book me for your wedding please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and if you’d like to discuss your reception before booking please call me on 07472 287 151. I always like to chat about your ideas and plans and tell you about some of my many experiences as a mobile Dj in the last 44 years.
My website enquiry page is:
I have also created two pages that might be of great help to you in choosing your first dance and a father daughter dance if your having one:
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