This week we are welcoming London’s finest Wedding DJs, the Wedding Smashers, onto our ‘We Love’ blog series. Max, Lucy and Noah founded Wedding Smashers in 2010 to start a new breed of wedding DJ. They have smashed weddings from Newquay to New York City since then. They are very good at playing great wedding music that you and your guests will know and love, without crossing that very fine line between well-loved and cheesy. They meet you beforehand, go through your likes and dislikes in detail, and then select the DJ from their roster that is the best fit for you and your taste.
Max answers our burning questions below.
How and why did you first start Wedding Smashers?
It all started back in the summer of 2009 aka ‘The Summer of Smash’ during which we had been asked randomly to play a couple of weddings. We had been DJing on the East London circuit for a while beforehand but were completely new to weddings… It’s fair to say that weddings were a SMASH! But we, both the guests and ourselves, were surprised by how easily we took to it!
Please describe your style/offer and how you differ from other wedding DJs
We’ve always played an eclectic set and enjoy both selecting the right records for the moment and the technical side of DJing. Bringing this technical ability to a wedding has made a refreshing change from your stereotypical wedding DJ.
Who are your ideal clients?
Fun music lovers!
How many DJs do you work with and what kind of musical styles do they cover?
We currently have 15 DJs on our books, who each bring their own vibe to the table.
Do you have a favourite job that you’ve worked on to date?
The Rolling Stones/Scorsese film premier was up there.
In a general sense, what kind of music do you like to play?
Everything from 50’s Rock n Roll to contemporary club music
What are your favourite tunes to play at weddings? Any guaranteed floor-fillers?
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
Call Me Al by Paul Simon
Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
Do you have a recent/favourite playlist you could share?
Here’s a rocknroll/soul playlist on Spotify
Do you have any advice for brides/grooms choosing their wedding entertainment?
We always suggest meeting in person to discuss the music for the night, it’s much more effective than just submitting a playlist. It’s also good to not be too safe with the song selection; a few curve balls are essential for a memorable party!
What should they look for in a wedding DJ?
Personality and a DJ that knows when to change the pace.
Anything else you want to add?
We have a new website coming this summer!
Thanks Wedding Smashers for sharing with us. If you’d like to read more about the Wedding Smashers, you can view their website here, their Facebook here, their Instagram here and their Twitter page here. You can also check their Pinterest here.