A foolproof guide to picking your Byron Bay wedding musician and entertainment

Selecting your wedding music is an exciting part of bringing together your special day. Music sets the mood from when your guests arrive, to walking down the aisle, cocktail hour, and those high-energy dancefloor vibes. Chances are you’ve not booked entertainment before, and selecting music and who will play it is a crucial decision. Securing talent that is a dream to work with will make your day as seamless as possible.

Fear not. We work alongside the following musicians, DJs and entertainers that tick every box and hit every note! Read on and take a listen.

What services do you offer? Do you have a particular package you recommend?

North Coast Entertainment
North Coast Entertainment offer a range of artists and DJs for all parts of the day. Our most popular option is the Full Day – Duo+DJ option. In this, we cram as much live music into the day as possible! Solo acoustic as people are arriving and throughout the ceremony, then the Duo over canapés/drinks and into dinner. Once formalities are done, we get the dance floor bouncing with the DJ. It’s a no brainer! We supply all the necessary equipment plus lights, so the worry is gone with us covering music for your day!

North Coast Entertainment – J Tones Duo

Niall Lochhead
I offer a bespoke live acoustic music experience that creates the perfect soundtrack to your wedding day. When the sun sets, I’ve got you covered with DJ hits to fill the dance floor. From experience, I would recommend my Full Day Package. This includes live acoustic music to compliment a beautiful ceremony and chilled afternoon cocktails vibes, followed by an epic DJ set to ensure your guests party all night.

Party Liaison – DJ MUSIC MC
For romantic ceremonies, vibing cocktail hours and rocking dancefloors Party Liaison offers DJs, Live Music and MCs to cover it all. We take requests and play the music you and your guests would love to hear.

Popular packages include:

  • Take Me to the Dance Floor – DJ Reception & Dancing
  • Cocktails & Dance Floors – DJ Cocktail Hour & Reception
  • Music & DJ Combos – Live Music for Ceremony & Cocktails then DJ for Reception
  • Raise the Vibe – Pro MC for Reception
Party Liaison | Allume Weddings

Michael Vos Music & Spin It DJs
I offer live music throughout the whole day, DJ services, and MC services.

Michael Eotvos

DJ Scradley
As DJ Scradley I bring Super Tasty Music Party Times to each wedding by weaving together all kinds of stylish tunes with smooth transitions. Mixing up good vibes throughout, then building momentum for everyone to carve up the dance floor! All my packages include sound & lighting and I can adapt to fit your day. My Super Tasty Music All Day package has the good vibes sorted from pre-ceremony mingling through to last crazy dance moments.

Luke Yeaman Music
I tailor all of my packages to suit your individual needs. Whether it’s a solo, duo, trio or DJ you’re after, I create a music service that covers all your requests.

In general, I would say that most couples would gravitate towards the Full Day Package. This includes music throughout Ceremony, Canapés & DJ music. However, this can all be tailored to whatever you want to make your day special.

Luke Yeaman Music

The Wedding DJ
As a DJ I can play from the get-go from the ceremony through to the end of night.

Brad Stone
I offer both live musical performance and DJ’ing. I provide all required sound equipment and can easily move from one spot to another throughout the day.

Brad Stone

Coastal Beats DJs
Our Wedding reception packages include an awesome DJ, amazing sound system and dance floor lighting for 4 hours in the evening to get the party going, but we also love to get involved in the ceremony and have battery-powered sound systems that are great for outdoor ceremony locations. 

Clients can log in to our site to make music requests and organise other event details to ensure it all goes smoothly on the big day.

Scott Day-Vee
A combination of live and DJ performance with many add ons such as live saxophone, violin and lead guitar. In its simplest form, Scott Day-Vee services include Scott as your acoustic soloist during your ceremony and canapés, then Scott as your DJ for dinner and dancing.  More elaborate performances include a violinist with Scott during your ceremony, an acoustic duo for canapés, a jazz trio over dinner and a 3 or 4 piece party band with DJ sets after dinner.

Sarah Archer Weddings
I offer a range of packages and can tailor them to the requirements of any wedding. I’ve been a musician for over 20 years, so I’m experienced in just about everything, including DJ’ing the dance-floor. Recently I became a celebrant.

I’ve created bespoke soundtracks for hundreds of weddings, from intimate elopements, to elaborate ‘Full Day Packages’ combining music needs from start to finish! For smaller weddings I recommend, my ‘Ceremony & Canapés Package’, and for larger bookings, my ‘Full Day Package’ including live music & DJ.

Sarah Archer

The White Tree
The White Tree offers Live Music, Photography and Film (yep, three creative services under the one roof!).  Couples are of course welcome to book us for one or two services only.  For any multi-service bookings, we offer $ discounts and to assist clients during COVID we’ve actually launched a package called “The White Tree’s Triple Treat”.  We’ve been recommending this one of late, as it offers a lot of great (limited time!) added value 🙂

Janda Events
At Janda Events, we provide awesome Marriage Celebrants and/or Epic Wedding Day Soundtracks. Janda Events is a collective (we call it the ‘Janda Fam’) of passionate, talented and professional crew ready to take you from “I Do” to “Yewww!”. Pick a soloist to provide both live music and dj bangers for your day… or pick a couple and create a duo for even more sonic goodness. There are options for everything from ceremony only, through to full-day Celebrant+Soundtrack packages!

Janda Events

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
The Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience offers the full package from acoustic ceremony to live duo over canapés, full band over dinner and a live band party set after dinner. I then jump on the decks to bring it home with your party DJ set till the end of the night. 

AM Weddings & Entertainment
We provide real live music created by real life musicians. The sound we create is equal to the vibe we bring. Our whole day package is best suited for a Byron Bay Wedding. Acoustic musician(s), flowing into a bangin DJ set.

AM Weddings & Entertainment

Chris Hutchison
I offer live music that covers from guest arrival, ceremony, canapes and a dinner performance. I also offer DJ services until the end of reception. 

The Onyx Duo
We are a cello-piano duo offering live acoustic music (classical and pop) for the wedding ceremony and canapés leading to dinner. We offer a range of wedding packagesand recommend our most popular package ‘Vivo’. This includes playing for twenty minutes as your guests arrive, followed by the wedding ceremony where we play for the entrance, signing of the register, plus the bridal party’s exitfollowed by thirty minutes playing for the canapés. We would also be delighted to create a completely customised wedding package experience tailored to your vision.

The Onyx Duo

The Memory Makers
We’re a collective of award winning live musicians and DJs, making the memories, moments and mood for events since 2016. We know a couple of things about music… music creates unforgettable moments. It draws out emotions like nothing else.

And the key to the perfect event your guests remember for years to come? Getting the music right.
That’s why we personally listen to your needs then handpick one of our experienced artists to match your vibe and take care of the rest. Browse, Book, Relax.

AM Weddings & Entertainment

ZOË
We offer acoustic music and DJ services and we have two packages to offer BBW couples. The most popular is the DUO + DJ package. You get us for the full day from start to finish. We recommend this package primarily for bang for buck (all your entertainment needs in one place- strings, vocal duo & DJ) but also so that once your guests want to dance, we transition to DJ.

If you have already booked an external DJ or maybe you’re not after a d’floor vibe, we offer the Duo Full Day Package which brings you live music all day across ceremony/canapés/dinner up until your first dance.

Vanessa Baker Soul Music
I delight in creating a seamless live music soundtrack which can move into the perfect DJ set to match the mood and scene of your special day/night. My music amplifies and is complimentary to the best parts of your day and night.

Romantic Ceremonies- as solo or duo, to the celebratory canapés and cocktails, into the vibing festivities of a bangin’ DJ dance set. I’ve got you covered for any of these.

Full Day Festive Package- if you want the peace of mind your whole day is taken care of from start to end, it’s perfect!

The Celebratory Ceremony/Canape/Cocktail Package is also a winner.

Vanessa Baker Soul Music

Tony Velvet DJ
I offer both Vinyl and Digital Djing. All equipment can be organized and arranged. Stock equipment includes all DJ gear, 2 x 1000w PA speakers and a microphone. Furthermore I offer a musical planning service with all his packages to ensure the music will compliment and elevate the desired vibe.  

I recommend the combination hot pot.  This includes both Vinyl and Digital DJing as well as all the necessary equipment.  Start the event off with vinyl having that warm analog tone and classic visuals set the social scene.   Thereafter slowly move towards digital DJing for a more modern feel, a wider array of music and a good ol dancefloor.  

How would you describe your style of music? 

North Coast Entertainment
Depending on the artist you choose, we are all stylistically different. We cover pretty much every genre of music you can think of in one way or another. There’s a rock/folk/soul/blues artist. There’s a coastal folk/pop/blues/Brazilian artist. There’s a folk/gypsy/blues artist, so there’s plenty to choose from! When it comes to our DJs, your imagination is the only thing stopping you!

Niall Lochhead
Niall Lochhead is a folk/rock lover at heart and this is reflected in my acoustic style which allows me to create the perfect ambience during the emotional moments of your day and to pick up the tempo in the afternoon.
When it comes to DJing, I fill the dancefloor with upbeat songs everyone loves to dance and sing along to. I get to know each of my couple’s individual tastes to help tailor the perfect DJ set for them and their guests while offering my couples to have as much input to the dance floor selection as they would like or of course, to leave it in my capable hands. 

Party Liaison – DJ MUSIC MC
I’m an open-format DJ spinning multiple genres, tempos and styles mixed together for a banging party. I love creating a vibing cocktail hour before rocking the dance floor. I also MC and offer live music & DJ combos.

The acoustic guitarist/singer style is perfect for a romantic ceremony and cocktail vibes too. A fun pro-MC adds finesse, connection and energy to your day.

Party Liaison DJ Mixtapes

Party Liaison Tips:

  • pick a DJ who specialises in DJing
  • pick a musician who specialises in performing music
  • dance like no one is watching

Michael Vos Music & Spin It DJs
The Michael Vos Music style is very much John Mayer meets Ed Sheeran meets Jack Johnson.

DJ Scradley
Style-wise, I offer funk, soul, disco, hip hop, retro, indie-dance, future bass, house and other EDM styles. Most uniquely, I mix up funky remixes of the classic throwback tunes that everybody loves to hear at a wedding. I tailor the selections to suit the couple and approach weddings like they are super fun house parties… but appropriately classy and memorable! I’m all about mixing really tasty tunes, creating good vibes and pumping dance floors.

DJ Scradley

Luke Yeaman Music
For Luke Yeaman Music I would describe my sound as acoustic Indie-Folk with a leaning towards the beauty of the acoustic guitar. In today’s world, an artist isn’t as limited by a genre as they once were, so I love to weave a variety of styles and artistic influences into my sound, ranging from Folk to RnB, Jazz, Pop and Country.

I believe all music has its place. I really enjoy crafting re-interpretations of modern and classic songs, making them both foot-tapping and emotionally stirring.

The Wedding DJ
Coming from DJ’ing in a nightclub, I read the crowd and play what will keep the dance floor going including your parents and grandparents. You should check out some of my playlists.

Brad Stone
I would describe Brad Stone music as a slower, romantic feeling inspired mostly by jazz and some more intimate folk. 

Brad Stone

Coastal Beats DJs
Coastal Beats DJs seriously love all sorts of music and definitely try to mix things up. The best feeling in the world is when you see kids, grandparents and everyone in between getting down on the dance floor together! But the most important thing is for us to get a feel for the unique tastes of the couple so we can tailor the sets around their favourite songs and create lots of special moments throughout the night. 

Coastal Beats DJs

Scott Day-Vee
I predominately lean towards a coastal folk chill style with a dash of soul plus many nostalgic hits to satisfy a diverse audience.  However after 20 years of performing and over 300 songs in the repertoire… I can pretty much cover anything!

Scott Day-Vee

Sarah Archer Weddings
Previously I was a ‘signed recording artist’, playing pop and folk, now my style is easy listening, familiar and well complimented to a wedding. I tailor the soundtrack to my couples brief with my own unique twist.  

The Sarah Archer Weddings sound compliments rather than overpowers, like the soundtrack to a story being told, that adds atmosphere making it more special.  Wedding entertainment is a skill that develops with experience, the sweet spot can easily be missed if you don’t know what you’re doing.

The White Tree
We offer DJs and live musicians…and a combo of the two as well.  To be completely honest, our style is malleable.  We’re not precious performers who only do a certain style.  We understand what our role is at a wedding; which is is to make people happy, to dance, to create the right mood, and to play the songs and genres that we’ve agreed on with the couple.

The White Tree

Janda Events
Janda Events is a ‘family’ of celebrants and artists so there’s a ‘style’ to suit just about every tastebud. But… at the core of what we do is a product based on a passion for great music and backed by a decade of wedding industry experience. We ask LOADS of questions to ensure the soundtrack we deliver on the day is in line with your musical tastes and the vision/vibe you want to create.

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
I love all music so any style you ask for I can create a setlist to suit. I play all styles from jazz to party covers and everything in between. 

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience

AM Weddings & Entertainment
At AM Weddings & Entertainment it is a reflection of our combined personalities. Its relaxed and calm on the inside, warm and vibrant on the out. Its like a group hug that brings everyone in together for a little foot stomp and a boogie.

Chris Hutchison
I’m known for, in the wedding scene, for my unique vocals, that’s the stand out for most people but I would say I provide easy listening, smooth acoustic vocals, genres ranging from modern day pop, country, rock and even a few R n B tunes. My main genre is pop country, songs that you can listen to and naturally want to put a smile on your face. 

Chris Hutchinson

The Memory Makers
The Memory Makers event entertainment that’s a little different. The kind of different that makes your guests remember your event for years to come.

From Soulful melodies to rhythmic samba, serene acoustic sounds to strings, Hawaiian to Jazz and global headlining DJs, we’ve got a Spotify-worthy playbook of acts to suit your event.

ZOË
We’re a bit of a duo ‘unicorn’ in terms of our style. We can do it all but with our own spin. Here are some examples; Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” but with a bossa nova feel, Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” except in French, or even “How Deep Is Your Love” by the BeeGees with a soul groove. With the addition of the violin we can always cater to classical tastebuds with things like Pachelbel’s Canon in D and Bach’s Air on G.

ZOË

Vanessa Baker Soul Music
At Vanessa Baker Soul Music I perform a wide range of musical genres. Anything that is “soul filled” can be heard and felt in my live sets. From Pop-Jazz-RnB-Folk, all sprinkled with the right amount of soul.

My DJ sets are curated to deliver the perfect tracks as the mood changes and the day turns into night. I will gain inspiration from you prior to the event and as we party!

Tony Velvet DJ
I like to explore the fringes of funk, soul, disco, reggae, R&B, hip-hop, rock, house, afrobeat, rare-groove and all things psychedelic.  For weddings It’s important to have a mixture of familiar and new music. To create a unique and unforgettable experience I use those familiar and loved songs as a basis to explore the tracks and sounds that influenced the songs you know and love.  This allows the music to remain familiar and fun yet exciting and fresh.  I find exploring the more alternate side of tracks allows the audience to create lasting memories tied to these new found gems and your wedding.  

Tony Velvet DJ

Will you learn songs outside of your repertoire to personalise a couples wedding music? How many?

North Coast Entertainment
We pride ourselves in being able to cover ‘almost’ any song you throw at us. If it’s a little out of our genre range, we can do an acoustic arrangement that’s both true to the artist and the moment. For our Full Day packages, we can learn up to 2 songs for the day, whether that be for the ceremony of your first dance.

North Coast Entertainment

Niall Lochhead
I love learning songs outside of my repertoire for my wedding couples, it makes the music more meaningful and unique for the individual couple and at the end of the day that is what I’m here to do. When it comes to how many new songs, I believe in quality over quantity. 

I pride myself in performing each song to the highest standard which can take hours of practice, therefore I usually limit the number of new songs to 3 (aisle song, signing song, exit song or first dance). 

Niall Lochhead Music

Party Liaison – DJ MUSIC MC
Yes. It’s an honour to personalise music for couples. For DJing, I have original mixes plus remixes and mashups of new and throwback tracks.  It’s recommended you give us a sample playlist of songs to play, and then I weave in the DJ magic.  I can mix tracks tastefully using a range of mixing techniques.

Musicians are happy to learn songs for key moments including the ceremony and 1st dance.  Our MC’s will make your celebrations personal to you so your guests feel connected.

Michael Vos Music & Spin It DJs
Absolutely. I offer to couples that I can learn up to 3 songs for their day free of charge. 

Michael Eotvos

DJ Scradley
Every party is uniquely tailored with plenty of new tunes. I gain insight into the couples taste via music chats, shared playlists and questionnaires. I also ask for 5 All-Time favourite dance floor tunes for me to get extra creative & keep up my sleeve for a big crucial moment on the dance floor… I love weaving in obscure selections knowing it means something to the bride and groom!

DJ Scradley

Luke Yeaman Music
I think it’s essential to learn the desired requests from the couple, especially if it’s for the ceremony or a live performance of the first dance. This simple gesture only serves to create a more unique and a special moment in time they won’t forget. 

The Wedding DJ
The Wedding DJ will always take requests on or before the day there is no limit!

The Wedding DJ

Brad Stone
I am happy to learn two of your favourite songs to accompany you down the aisle, during your first dance or any other special moments you may have in mind. I like to spend a rather large amount of my time rehearsing these to ensure they’re the best they can be, hence only the two. If you want one or two more, we can make it work!

Coastal Beats DJs
One of our main priorities leading up to each gig is to track down all of the important requested songs that will make the night special – no matter how rare or hard to find.

Coastal Beats DJs

Scott Day-Vee
Yes, happy to learn songs outside our repertoire and usually don’t need to know what they are until 2 weeks before.

Sarah Archer Weddings
Absolutely, I’ve learned countless songs since my first wedding in 2010!  I’ll happily learn one or two songs. Learning my couples requested ceremony songs and customising their soundtrack to match their vision is my pleasure. 

If I don’t already know a special song, I can learn it and put my unique twist on it making it more wedding appropriate. The most frequently requested ceremony songs are listed on my website, to help with inspiration.

Sarah Archer Weddings

The White Tree
We already have an extensive song list, a real mix of old/new, chilled/energetic and everything in between!!  Couples can select songs from that list, but if there are songs that extend beyond that, we’re happy to learn these.  We tell couples to send their entire wish list, and we can let them know which ones are achievable.  If they’re standard pop tunes then we’ll be cool to learn them all.  Our musos have all studied music at university, so our aural and transcription skills are pretty sharp!

Janda Events
Of course, we’re only too happy to learn new material. We generally say “up to three” songs – because obviously, we can’t learn dozens for every event – which is often your ‘aisle walk’, ‘signing’ and ‘first dance’ choices, but we’re always down to try and appease requests. So if you give us fair notice, we’ll give a couple more a red hot crack!

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
We love learning new songs. In general, we offer one live song request and all other songs I will play during the DJ sets over dinner or during the party set. We can learn more songs by negotiation. 

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience

AM Weddings & Entertainment
Yes, 100%. It’s what we do. Our playlists are custom made to your run-sheet. A canape setlist can last for hours whereas a dining set can be a few songs. We can learn up to 3 bespoke songs. For example – walking down the aisle, first dance etc.

AM Weddings & Entertainment

Chris Hutchison
Yes, I can learn songs and will discuss options openly with the couple.

Chris Hutchinson

The Onyx Duo
The Onyx Duo perform classical masterpieces to beautiful intimate arrangements of modern-daysongs, we explore and cross the musical boundaries of classical, contemporary and popular music genres. Our diverse playlist includes well-known classicalmasterpieces by Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Bach, Schubert etc. We love to cover a selection of pop songs including Coldplay, Adele, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Elvis Presley, Billie Eilish and much more. For your canapés reception, we broadenour musical horizons with passionate tangos, jazz, musical theatre, and music from the movies.

The Memory Makers
Absolutely, our DJs are all open format. We love taking requests and we will play everything you want to hear to make your day perfect. All couples are provided with a Reception Music Planning form to fill and return so our experienced DJs can match the vibe you’re after.

All our Musician bookings include 3 key songs of your choice to accompany the ceremony walk-in, signing and walk-out. In addition, you can choose from their extensive song list to make your day exactly how you imagined.

The Memory Makers

ZOË
Absolutely. We will learn as many as we can and always encourage couples to send us through the full list of their dream wedding songs. We also have a really extensive repertoire from which to choose should you be lacking inspiration. 

Zoe

Vanessa Baker Soul Music
Absolutely,I love to take time to learn a specific track that holds meaning to you. Music is the magic that amplifies the mood and meaning on your special day. It’s my pleasure to include 1-2 tracks carefully learnt and interpreted for you, inclusive of your package if I don’t already know it.

For DJ sets,I love to be prepared and take time to include the tracks that light you up and set you spinning on the dance floor. I will get inspiration from you prior to the event, then read the room to keep you dancing.

Tony Velvet DJ
Tony Velvet DJ will always reach out for requests and important songs prior to the wedding.  This is a key aspect which allows me to understand your musical preferences and tailor the music to you.  Requests can also be made on the day.  I find it common for the couple to specify that requests are vetted on the day.  In doing this I  take utmost care to ensure that each person is heard and stays positive even if their request goes to the keeper.  Afterall a request is a sign that the listener is engaged, what’s not to love about that.

How do you structure set timings across the day into the evening?

North Coast Entertainment
One of the things that set us apart from anyone else, is the fact that we don’t really time our sets. If you book us for the day, you’ve got us for the day! All we care about is you having the greatest time on your big day, so we try and fill the day with great tunes! Unless you specifically ask for us to cover an allotted amount of time, we generally just play until the party is over!

Niall Lochhead
I am flexible with the structure of the day as each wedding is different, however in general my Full Day Package starts with a 30 minute set pre-ceremony to welcome guests which naturally flows into performing the ceremony songs.

After the ceremony there is usually a 2 or 3 hour period of cocktails and canapés during which time I play a 50 minute set for each hour (10 minute break between sets). From experience I find cued DJ songs work best during dinner as it then takes you into first dance and DJ music for the remainder of the evening.

Niall Lochhead Music

Party Liaison – DJ MUSIC MC
We work from your run sheet and communicate with the MC and coordinator to get timings right and transitions on point without any awkward moments. For musicians, we suggest 3 hours of playtime.  An example set timeline would be:

  • Pre-ceremony 30 mins | musician
  • Ceremony 30 mins | musician or cued songs
  • Cocktail hour 2 hours | DJ or musician
  • Dinner, speeches, cake cutting, 1st dance 2 hours | DJ / MC
  • Dance floor time, 2.5 to 3 hours | DJ

Michael Vos Music & Spin It DJs
I like to keep playing live throughout the whole day until after the first dance. I normally I will go 45 minutes to 1 hour at a time and then take a short 10-15 min break (to rest my voice), then straight back on again. But I like to mold as best I can around the formalities of the day. Normally after the first dance, I would switch over and become the DJ for the party end of the night. For that, I’m on with no breaks until it finishes. 

DJ Scradley
I do whatever it takes to keep that music vibing, working closely with the coordinator and MC, avoiding any awkward silences. Always selecting tracks in the moment to create that vibe. Whether it’s pre-ceremony feels, funky cocktail mingling, arvo ‘good vibes’, or a moment of euphoria at sunset – there are many ways we can play it. But most importantly I build that energy after dinner ready to kick off the dancefloor and party ‘til close!

Luke Yeaman Music
In general, I work off the standard of 45-minute sets for live music and one hour for DJ sets. However, one of the key assets I have learnt over the years performing at weddings is the value of being flexible.

Naturally, there is always a run sheet and an idea of timings, but often these require slight revision throughout the day. Ultimately, the most important thing to do is stay flexible and allow the flow of the celebration to dictate the music. 

Luke Yeaman Music

The Wedding DJ
I work with the couple to find out where and when they would like their songs played and I also talk with their wedding coordinator.

Brad Stone
I tend to usually do about 3 x 45-minute sets throughout the whole day, which are separated by short breaks. Then I love to slip into a DJ set toward the end of the night.

Coastal Beats DJs
We love to have clear correspondence leading up to the event so we can time things perfectly on the day.  Being set up well in advance and having all of the important songs well and truly ready to go will guarantee things go as smoothly as possible. We curate the day’s music so that it weaves throughout the ceremony, cocktails, speeches and dinner and then when the sun goes down the party really gets started!

Coastal Beats DJs

Scott Day-Vee
We have a format of playing around 45 – 1 hr sets but as with the nature of weddings, we stay flexible on the day and read the crowds response. Sometimes it’s more live and longer sets and sometimes the DJ wins the day.

Scott Day-Vee

Sarah Archer
I work with either the wedding planner or my couples directly, or both, to ensure that I’m perfectly lined up with their plan for the day. Most weddings follow a very similar structure and I go along with each schedule no problem at all. Im totally flexible and make sure there is music in-between all formalities.

The White Tree
In our opinion, a DJ/band’s set times should fit around the formalities such as meal service times, speeches and other key moments.  Once they’re established, then you can work out the set times.  No run sheet is the same and set times are forever changing.  We quote based on 4 x 45min live sets across a 5hr call (as our standard offering).  We enable clients to split the 3hrs of live music up however they please.

The White Tree

Janda Events
We don’t enforce a structure. Every wedding is different, so ‘how’ and ‘when’ we do stuff is completely governed by you. We’re happy to make suggestions, but essentially we play as much live music as your run sheet allows… and switch to ‘DJ mode’ whenever you like. We’ll research all of this well ahead. However, we’re also willing and able to bend, flex and go with the flow on the day.

Janda Events

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
This is always completely personalised to suit the flow of the day. I’m a professional event planner so I will help you to fit the music perfectly around the other things you have planned. 

AM Weddings & Entertainment
Our set structure is determined by how your wedding will flow around your run-sheet. We structure our day around your day. On a more detailed note, our upbeat and high energy songs are played after the ceremony to keep the vibe on for you and your crew, stripped back dinner music is usually played over dining, and our DJ set is a joint venture in playlist heaven.

AM Weddings & Entertainment

Chris Hutchison
I don’t do set times, you are paying for my time and I try and provide as much live music as possible in between formalities. I work with the couple and the venue. 

Chris Hutchinson

The Onyx Duo
We work closely with each couple being attentive to their wishes. We arrive fifty minutes before the ceremony starts. This allows us ample time for our acoustic setup which takes approximately fifteen minutes in addition to liaising with your wedding planner/celebrant about cues and any additional final details. Each of our wedding packages includes playing for twenty minutes as your guests arrive followed by the wedding ceremony itself, where we play enhancing the most memorable moments of your wedding ceremony. Depending on your choice of wedding package, we play for the canapés from thirty minutes for up to 1 hour.

The Onyx Duo

The Memory Makers
We like our Musicians and DJs to be as flexible as possible to work with your unique timing and needs. Once you book with us we take care of all communications between planner and artist for a seamless and trouble free day.

ZOË
At Zoe we structure our set times to suit the flow of each unique wedding day. We always try to time our breaks around the formalities so that you are able to have the maximum amount of live music as possible. As a general rule musicians will perform for up to 45 mins at a time before taking a 15 min break. If seamless coverage from day into night is what you’re after then our DUO + DJ package is the one for you.

Vanessa Baker Soul Music
I like to work closely with the planners and the couple for times to ensure that the day runs as smoothly as possible. I have experience and insight from multiple work perspectives in the industry and understand the ease that structure ensures and the need also to adapt and flex when needed and wherever possible.

Most weddings have a similar structure and we are all clued in ready to deliver seamlessly on the day.

  • Pre-Ceremony 20-30 mins/live or cued music
  • Ceremony 3 songs
  • Canape/Cocktails 2 x 45 minute sets with a short break
  • Music over dinner followed by around 2-3 hours of DJ Dance set

Tony Velvet DJ
Structuring set times is key to ensuring the flow of the wedding.  First up I work with the wedding organisers / couple to ensure the music is always suiting the desired intention of the moment, whether that be social, dancing, singing or background.  In most weddings there are a number of different people with different tastes.  To cater to this I play sets that have a natural flow and move through genres every hour.    

Tony Velvet DJ

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