The Big Day

Stick It On: Two Weeks Until the Big Day

The Big Day Approaches…

OK, the Big Day is two weeks away and not many guests have submitted a DJ set for your wedding? You’ve got a million and one things to do and this is a time consuming hassle you could do without, right? Well, rest assured, this is how it generally goes and there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. We’ve put together this handy guide of things to consider and be aware of in the run up to your Stick It On wedding party.

The Big Day

  • Don’t panic: If only two guests have registered with two weeks to go, it’s really nothing to worry about. Most of the entries tend to come in during the last few days before a deadline.


  • Reminding people: Let us prompt you to remind your guests about submitting a set. We keep a close eye on submissions and have years of experience in how the parties come together. We can let you know when a reminder to guests is needed.


  • The Draw System: You’re likely to go from two to twenty set submissions in the space of a few days. Again, don’t panic if this is now too many DJs. If some sets need to be dropped because of time issues, remember that our ‘draw system’ gives the feel of it being pot luck as to who gets picked to play their sets.


  • Time issues pt1: Don’t feel that you have to include everyone who submits a set, however much you might want to. It’s a bit of fun and in our experience no-one is disgruntled if they don’t get to play their set. Trying to cram too many DJs into a night can disrupt the flow of a good party. We’ll look at the time available and let you know the ideal number of DJ sets required.


  • Time Issues pt2: You may think, ‘hold on, we have more time for DJ sets than Stick It On have suggested‘, what’s that about? Well, as with most events and weddings especially, things tend to overrun. It’s a fun day and people are relaxed, so there’s no need for everything to run like clockwork and they often don’t. It’s good to factor in losing up to an hour throughout the day, which has a knock-on effect for the evening’s entertainment.


  • The Warm Up Set: Which leads us to the warm up set, something that really needs to happen to get the party started. You may think it’s better to have five more DJ sets rather than our warm up set but, to be frank, it’s not. Guests like to mingle after speeches, stretch their legs and go to the bar etc. They’re not ready to either hit the dancefloor or get behind the decks for between half an hour and an hour. Let us fill that time with a warm up set that will gradually get people up on the dancefloor in their own good time. That way, when the guest DJs do begin, the guests are ready to shake their tailfeathers in appreciation!


  • The DJ Set Selection Process: With all of the above taken into consideration, choosing the DJ sets to be played on your big day will hopefully be a bit easier now. Once we’ve looked at the timings and additional factors, we’ll suggest the ideal number of DJ sets for the party and the rest is up to you. Will it be Aunt Mable’s electro-funk set or Dave from work’s cheesy ’80s hits that you pick? Or will it be both?

Your Stick It On Wedding Party…

It’s your Stick It On wedding party . This guide is simply offered to make your lives that little bit easier in the run up to your big day. With over a decade’s worth of experience, we thought it would be really useful to pass on the knowledge Stick It On has to our clients. Once we pass the final DJ spreadsheet of DJ set entries over to you, we want the selection process to be as straightforward as it can be. With this guide to work from, your Stick It On wedding party should come together with very little worry.

If you ever need anything clarifying or want to discuss the DJ set selection process, just email


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