Choosing the soundtrack to your big day

Many things could make or break your wedding day but is there anything worse than a big dancefloor which is.. empty? Of course we understand that not everyone at your wedding will want to get involved but in our opinion, a good wedding always involves some kind of dancing around. I’m sure you’ve all been to a wedding where the DJ isn’t great, playing outdated music and talking far too much over the microphone. To ensure you have the perfect soundtrack to your big day – ask potential DJs these important questions:

Do you do this often?
If the DJ has come by recommendation, this question is probably unnecessary but if you’ve found them on Google then it’s important to know how dedicated they are to delivering a good service. If it’s their sole profession and they are keen to make a name for themselves, you are likely to be safe with choosing them. However, if this is only a part time gig that they do to make money alongside their actual job – be sure to stress what you want from your wedding to assess their thoughts and ideas. If you aren’t happy with what they can deliver before you get to the big day, chances are they aren’t for you!

How can you personalize our big day?
As we mentioned before, if you’ve been to a few weddings in your time, you might have noticed a pattern forming amongst the DJs. Maybe all of the cheesy experiences have shown you exactly what you don’t want from your own day. When looking for a potential vendor you may find that they have their own set list which they refuse to stray from. If they aren’t going to add your favorite songs, they aren’t the one for you. Always explain the importance of certain tracks that may remind you of parts of your lives together and how you want that reflected in your wedding before making your final choice.

What do you do to get the crowd going?
As the night goes on, you want the dancefloor to be the focal point of the evening reception. Getting as many people up and involved as possible will ensure you have a fantastic time at your wedding. As the bride and groom though you don’t want to be running round grabbing people, you want the DJ to inspire people to dance. Ask them how they are going to do it. Will they entice them by asking guests to join you in your first dance, play a classic from your high school days or throw out request after request? All key factors to help you on your way to the wedding of the century!

We believe that the music that’s played is one of the most important factors of your wedding so take your time choosing the perfect man for the job. Ask all the questions and only book something once you are 100% happy with your choice – Happy Dancing!


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.