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St John Ambulance “Back To The Eighties” Night at the PCEC- Komodo Music DJs, Perth

The St John Ambulance State Conference was happening all weekend. The men and women work very hard helping everyday Australian’s in life threatening situations, so they definitely deserved the party…and what a party it was!

The St John Ambulance Back To The Eighties Night at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre was such an epic experience. Stunning decor, retro video games, rubric cubes, and lots and lots of 80’s tunes. When DJ Dave from Komodo Music wasn’t spinning his tunes, the band Hi-NRG were rocking the crowd just as hard 😉

 

 

Also check out some of the live footage we shot!

 

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The OMGIGM Diaries- Chapter 2- The B Word

The B Word with the OMGIGM Dairies

The “Oh My God I’m Getting Married” Diaries- Thoughts from an engaged DJ

 

Chapter 2- The B Word

 

You know why weddings generally are a stressful experience? Sure family, friends and selecting things can be part of it, but at the root, the main cause is money!…Or lack thereof!

 

Sure we would all love to have a Hollywood event where we have a 12 piece band with a superstar DJ, having an amazing 12 course meal prepared by a private chief while fireworks explode over the river as you look out from your beautifully decorated room and your wife is wearing a dress made out of diamonds………….no…just me?! Ok maybe this is a little bit embellished but if money was no object I am sure we might all go a little nuts.

 

Reality is a little but more sobering unfortunately. We have mortgages, car repayments, school fees and grocery bills …and then we need to find a way to fund our dream wedding, which leads to the dreaded “B” word…BUDGET!

 

Progress Bar with Stars of Wedding

Janelle and I sat down and decided that because we have just bought a house we could get married providing we don’t go over $20,000 and I am determined to keep it under that!

 

Now most weddings in Australia tend to cost an average of $30,000-$35,0000. It is possible to keep it under that of course, but sacrifices need to be made, usually in the way of the venue, food, drink, or entertainment. If you don’t want to pay for alcohol at the reception the cost drops significantly, same if you decide to have it at home as opposed to a venue.

 

If I am going to get married I want to do this right! I have seen plenty of amazing home weddings but we don’t have the space for it and I am not going to skimp on food, booze or entertainment!

 

So now we have our budget, let’s see if I can make it work!

 

What about you? What was your budget for your wedding and did you manage to keep it under or did you go over? Let me know in the comments below:-)

 

Click here to read Chapter 1

Click here to read Chapter 3

 

stephanie west - August 26, 2013 - 8:36 am

Our budget was $15,000 and i did it for $14,000… it is POSSIBLE to have a wedding under $20,000! And my wedding wasnt too shabby!

admin - August 26, 2013 - 8:56 am

Yes it was an excellent wedding 😀

Tyson Shepherd - September 4, 2013 - 3:16 pm

I disagree. Making a broad statement relating everyone fitting withing the $30-35k range seems a little far. I personally am planning for a rather nice lavish wedding at less the $20k, pending on DJ cost 😛

I would push it more from about $12k upwards. Pending on the person’s interests/hobbies and wishes for the wedding. Budgeting is always great, especially with a long lead time on the wedding day!

The OMGIGM Diaries- Chapter 1- It Begins

The Oh My God Im Getting Married Diaries Chapter 1 It Begins

The “Oh My God I’m Getting Married” Diaries– Thoughts from an engaged DJ

 

Chapter 1- It Begins

 

On June 8th 2013 I proposed to my beautiful girlfriend Janelle. If you missed how I did it, I suggest you check out my proposal which I recorded HERE (Have tissues ready)

 

DJ Dave proposing to girlfriend with surprise proposal

 

So she said YES! I’m the happiest DJ around…Im on cloud nine, and the video of my proposal is going viral! Then realisation slowly starts dawning on you the same way a hangover does as you open your eyes after a night on the town…I am about to start one of the most stressful and expensive tasks of my life!

 

“But Dave!” I hear you say “Weddings are the most wonderful and exciting things you will ever do together”

(-_-) …yeah…

Don’t get me wrong, I love Janelle but I do this for a living. My company Komodo Music do over a hundred weddings per year. I have seen so many brides and grooms fight, cry, laugh and stress over the smallest things and some of them (not a lot but a few) never make it down the aisle.

…and I am about to enter into this…voluntarily?!

 

So I have decided to start The Oh My God I’m Getting Married Diaries where I can not only share our progress, but also give you all some humorous insight into what goes into a wedding. Also if you have been married, this will be an opportunity for you impart your wisdom to others by leaving comments.

Ultimately (like every wedding) this is going to be stressful, expensive, but also a lot of fun! So come with me on a journey as we enter The Twight Zone The OMGIGM Diaries 😉

 

So what about YOU?! How did your significant other propose to you and how long were you on cloud nine for? Leave a comment below and share your experiences 😉

 

Click HERE to go to Chapter 2

 

Betty Boo - August 19, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Can’t wait for more, infact I have some stories for you already on our own journey. There has been bullying, tears, and some real OMG I can’t believe you asked me that moments and I’m sure I will have a good laugh about it all later on. Take a deep breath, take one step at a time, and do it how YOU guys want to do, not how everyone else thinks you should do it. Looking forward to more of your stories!!

admin - August 19, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Thanks so much, It is going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing your stories on future chapters 😉

Jenny Wink - March 19, 2014 - 9:54 am

Hi David, Just read your Blog, what a great idea. I love how you’re orchestrating all the different components for your big day. I was proud to be one of the flash mob ladies in Strike a Chord. Such a special moment for all of us too. I notice you have links under the video for Wedding Video Masters and The Craftsman. We don’t have a website but was wondering if you could put our Facebook link there instead? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strike-a-Chord-Ensemble/615716355114250
Look forward to the next installment.
PS: When is the Big Day?
Cheers Jenny

admin - March 19, 2014 - 10:29 am

Hi Jenny, no problems, all added. The date will be 1st June 2014 😉

Paying Deposits For Your Wedding- Komodo Music DJs, Perth

Bride with CalculatorWeddings are expensive! Let’s not kid ourselves! It’s not even the individual costs of things, it is when you combine them together you see a massive figure looming on your budget that makes you want to hid behind the couch and cry!

If you have been looking at venues, suppliers and items, no doubt you will want to secure them as quickly as possible, but here are some important tips before paying the deposits:

 

Do The Budget

Don’t go into a wedding blind- Write out EVERYTHING you want and then put real prices next to them (i.e. what you have been quoted) If you don’t do step 1, every other step will fail.

 

Find out how much deposit is needed and add it up

If your wedding is going to cost $30,000 but to secure the suppliers you need $10,000 right off the bat for deposits, can you afford it? Don’t get caught in the trap where you just can’t pay to secure your wedding- You run the risk of missing out on the company you want or in some extreme cases, having to cancel the wedding.

 

Are you sure on the date?

Be 100% sure that is the date you want as changing it may void your deposits, incur extra charges or your supplier may be unavailable. Check if there are any public holidays, grand finals, travel restrictions, etc that may affect the day before paying deposits- once they are paid it is usually the point of no return.

 

Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE

Only pay a deposit if you would be willing to walk away in an emergency. The deposit is to secure your booking, you cant ask for it back if you change your mind or need to cancel.

 

Read the Terms and Conditions

Read very carefully what you are entitled to when booking your supplier. Make sure you understand what happens if you cancel/they cancel/you change the date/etc.

For example- In Komodo Music’s T&C we say:

It is understood by the client that the $200.00 deposit (Two Hundred Dollars) is non-refundable. If client cancels 30 days prior to event, all monies paid will be refunded (apart from deposit). All outstanding monies must be paid if cancelled after 30 days to event and full balance must be paid 7 days prior to event. If the client meets with their allocated DJ and is not satisfied, providing it is reasonable to do so, Komodo Music will re-allocate a DJ and organise another meeting. If there is an emergency on the day of the function, Komodo Music will do everything within its power to cover a show with a replacement DJ or equipment.

As you can see, in some circumstances you would be entitled to some money back you paid providing it was within a certain time period. Read your contracts carefully & know your rights.

 

If you would like some more tips on “PAYING OFF YOUR WEDDING”, check out the other blog we did HERE

 

Hopefully this will help when organising your budget, good luck and happy planning:-)

 

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