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Podcasts have revived the radio star!

In the last couple of years have been asked to be a guest on a few different podcasts and at this point you may be thinking “what is a podcast?”
For those that aren’t familiar with the term, here’s the definition:
Podcast
ˈpɒdkɑːst/
noun
  1. 1.
    a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
verb
  1. 1.
    make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.
There are thousands of podcasts on every subject and interest you can think of. Some are daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly and some every now and then when the creator can be bothered to release them!

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Fun table names for your wedding breakfast

Fun Table Names For Your Wedding Breakfast

There are lots of different ways to make your wedding fun and to stamp your personality on the day and one of those is by creating fun table names for your wedding breakfast.

Fun table names for your wedding breakfastHere are a few ideas:

Name all your reception tables after something personal to you – maybe your favourite bands or albums, restaurants, animals, sports teams, hobbies, pubs, activities, films or film characters, perhaps places you’ve been on holiday, places on your bucket list that you can create as a couple – Additionally on the table plan have a photo or image for each name and then use that image on the name placeholder on the table. The visual image makes it much easier for the guests to find the table. (more…)

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Tony Winyard:
Award-winning celebrant, MC and wedding DJ in London

  • When you want your wedding to be really fun, really different, and really special.

  • When you’d like your guests to call it the “wedding of the year” or even “best wedding ever”.

  • When you believe the entertainment is key to your enjoyment of the day.

WHEN YOU WANT THE VERY BEST, TONY WINYARD IS THE WEDDING MAKER

Rated by couples as ‘UK Wedding DJ of the Year’ at the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards, Tony Winyard takes your wedding worries away.

An experienced and consummate professional, he has performed at well over 2,000 weddings for discerning couples, mostly at luxury venues in London and the southeast but also around the world.

Every Tony Winyard wedding is fun, elegant and stylish – and the creative ideas he suggests will be customised for you and your guests, so the occasion is uniquely yours.

With such extensive personalisation, each wedding takes at least 30 hours to prepare (that’s why Tony only accepts 30 weddings per year).

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50 WEDDING TIPS YOU CAN’T MISS

D Cas
D Cas
15:33 20 Oct 17
Tony was recommended to us by a family member and we were told he has years of experience and had won awards for being the best wedding DJ. When we met Tony, he was very friendly and very professional. He had prepared a presentation for us with lots of ideas on how to make our wedding truly special, different games, themes, entertainment and music. We were sold. On the lead up to the wedding, things were made very easy by the client portal, we could log in and select our songs for different moments. We also got lots of tips and suggestions to help with the wedding planning, which were very helpful. Even when I had my doubtful bridal moments, Tony put me at ease on the phone by going through the plan for the day. Our wedding day couldn’t have been better. Tony did our ceremony music, then through to cocktail hour. Everything was seamless, the music choices were perfect. We had the wedding party introductions and our love story which everyone loved, it was such a good idea. Tony made sure our speeches ran smoothly and then our evening party was just epic. The best music, a chest full of inflatables, a busy dancefloor. We couldn’t have hoped for a better day. We want to thank Tony so much for everything he did for us. We would highly recommend!read more
natasha hamblin
natasha hamblin
07:58 06 Oct 17
When everything goes perfectly it is difficult to remember all the finite details. Leading up to our wedding Tony was always available at the end of the phone or responded by email and we felt anything asked for was dealt with without issue. The face to face meetings we held before our event really gave us a chance to realise Tony was more than capable of providing the perfect day for us. Tony's attention to detail pays off; the set up, the co-ordination of speakers and ability to adapt our planned playlist to our 100 guests' music requests on the night was faultless. Tony's photographer captured plenty of 'natural' poses throughout the evening and we have been able to include these within our final wedding photos. We would highly recommend Tony for his professionalism, courtesy, quality of sound, vast range of music choice and overall delivery. Natasha & Janeread more
Ryan Corcoran
Ryan Corcoran
09:46 12 Sep 17
We wanted to make our big day something to remember, something different that would get all the guests talking about it even after the wedding had been and gone. Tony helped us do just that! From the start the communication from Tony was excellent, especially with the emails he would send giving us hints and tips that he has picked up along the way from other weddings, he made sure we weren't missing anything out. Choosing our songs and style of music for the day couldn't be easier with Tony's website. And on the day Tony turned up looking smart and professional. He was friendly and very good at entertaining the guests. He made sure everything ran smoothly and helped make our day perfect. Tony knew just how to keep everyone on the dance floor which made for an amazing end to the best day ever. I can't recommend him highly enough, 5 Stars from us!!read more
Alexander Forrester Charles
Alexander Forrester Charles
17:41 10 Sep 17
Tony came highly recommended too us, and were glad that we listened.From initial meeting we knew we were in good hands Tony was extremely knowledgeable and knows his audience.During the day we were asked how we found Tony as they loved his MC as well as knowing just the right song to play to get the party going. Thank you TonyAlex and Hannahread more
Helen Glendinning
Helen Glendinning
13:54 07 Sep 17
Tony was our MC and DJ for our wedding in May. Without a doubt it was one of the best things we did to make our wedding stress free and fun!From the initial meeting with Tony we knew we had to have him involved in our special day.He has a mountain of experience and his professionalism really showed on the day. Having a 'master of ceromonies' wasn't something we had thought of having, but we're so glad we did! It just helped to narrate the whole day and we were never worried about our guests not knowing where to be ensuring that we just got to relax and and enjoy the day too.I would highly recommend doing the wedding party introductions.... it stole the show at our wedding!As a DJ Tony again has so much experience that he can work with you to make your evening entertainment absolutely amazing! For example he arranged for me to have a 'dance off' with one of the guests which was lots of fun!To sum it up, you can't go wrong with Tony. Excellent service, wonderful public speaker, top DJ! 10/10!Helen & Ian Hodgesread more
James Hughes
James Hughes
14:24 06 Sep 17
Tony was excellent from start to finish, willing to present ideas but never pushy with anything we didn't fancy. Our guests commented that the music kept them on the dance floor all night - which was a long time (5 hours in all), including hits as cheesy as we fancied. Very good interface for setting up songs as I really like creating my own playlists this was a brilliant method to ensure particular songs would definitely be played. Would highly recommend to all.read more
Brian Marcel
Brian Marcel
17:22 23 Sep 16
Tony justified his Wedding DJ of the year award from the very first he was full of ideas on how to make the day better from simple MC to games and the Love Story although it wasn't really for us it would appeal to first timers I am sure. He interfaced very well with the band and he did his job diligently and unobtrusively. At all times he sought to please and do the best for us to make our special day work. Job done!Highly recommended.read more
Glam Cherie Fashion
Glam Cherie Fashion
10:30 18 Aug 16
Excellent DJ providing fantastic entertainment for our wedding reception. Bespoke, online service for music playlist and requests, very accommodating. Highly recommended!
Floating Point Float Centre
Floating Point Float Centre
07:41 12 Jul 16
We cannot recommend Tony highly enough, from our first meeting with him we knew we had found the best DJ and to top it all he also won the award for UK Wedding DJ of the year 2015/16! Tony has literally thought of everything when it comes to wedding entertainment. From the icebreakers for the guests to games for the bride and groom. Tony is also a toastmaster and his love story is a great touch, he is professional behind the mic and behind the decks. Everybody was dancing all night and he provided us with some great Bollywood tunes for our Asian guests! He is amazing and will plan everything with you in detail, his online system is simple to use as well. Thanks again for a great day!read more
Louise Bird
Louise Bird
15:01 11 Jul 16
Tony is a diff kind of wedding DJ. From the moment we met with him to discuss our day to the day itself, Tony had tips and tricks to help us think about and plan out our day to make it memorable. We opted for the DJ and Master of Ceremonies package as we wanted our wedding party to enjoy the day and not have to run around and do things for us. We couldn't have chosen a better person for the job!! As part of Tony's service you have access to an online account where you can start to plan your music for the various parts of the day and he has a fab list of automated emails scheduled for the right times leading up to your wedding to ensure no stone goes unturned. We used a few of his ideas from the introductions of the wedding party for the wedding breakfast to the Facebook group for song requests for the evenings disco. Both these in particular were a huge hit with our guests and the atmosphere never dipped once during the day. As a bride i never felt pestered - Tony made it his mission to get to know all the key people in the wedding party and other vendors and leading up to the day we had a Skype call to go over the final details.I would recommend Tony to anyone getting married and likes to through in fun ideas to help their day go perfectly.read more
Steve Griffiths
Steve Griffiths
23:26 18 Dec 15
Tony was Master Of Ceremonies and DJ for our beautiful wedding at the Mayfair Hotel last week.Tony's production values, from the lighting, wedding party intro speeches (you have to do this if you are planning a wedding, they were amazing!), music during the ceremony and throughout dinner and the party were absolutely first-class.Tony is a goldmine of information for couples planning their marriage, not least from a musical point of view but also with tips and coaching for speeches, decor, the party (the dancefloor props were a real winner, everyone loved them). Everything surpassed our expectations and really, I have never known better service, value and reliability from an entertainer and host.Thoroughly recommended!read more
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Timothy Bulteel
Timothy Bulteel
2016-09-16T16:21:05+0000
Awesome wedding DJ. Plenty of communication beforehand and loads of little touches that make him stand out. On the day he was the model professional and kept the dance floor packed all night. Could not recommend him more highly. Thanks Tonyread more
Jo Hooper
Jo Hooper
2016-05-05T21:06:54+0000
We’ve worked with Tony several times on weddings and parties and highly recommend him. Tony is so professional, charming and entirely reliable, not just as a brilliant DJ but as Master of Ceremonies too. He combines an approachable, calm and gentle persona with the ability to get a party in full swing on the the dance floor and a fabulous musical repertoire (and we have some fussy clients!). We love offering his additional services like the Love Story intro and will always recommend him to our clients. J&J Occasions, Wedding Planning & Design.read more
Steve Griffiths
Steve Griffiths
2016-01-15T23:55:40+0000
Tony Winyard is an absolutely legendary wedding DJ!Those words are from the heart. When we hired Tony for our wedding we knew from the first meeting that Tony would bring so much to our wedding that we would never have considered. Those initial impressions - Tony's professionalism, personality, knowledge and experience - really shone throughout our wedding experience and he really delivered on the day.Tony will have so many ideas for your wedding - not just for the disco but for the whole day - speeches, entertainment, ice-breakers, props, photography, and so much more.We are SO proud to have had Wedding DJ of the year 2015 - Tony Winyard - as the most excellent host, entertainer and DJ at our wedding. We learned so much from Tony; he put us at ease, gave all our speakers so many tips and great guidance, and made the whole day (a long day!) absolutely fantastic. Tony thank you so much.Tony's skills go beyond just being a wedding DJ. He helped us so much with our organisation, gave us confidence, lit our venue beautifully, liaised with suppliers, and gave us the party of a lifetime. Highly recommended!!read more
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
2015-12-09T16:49:10+0000
I worked a Wedding earlier this year with Tony and he was a joy to work alongside. I would highly reccomend him if youre looking for a Master of Ceremony or DJ. His Love Story to introduce the Bride and Groom was really inventive and a touch of class. A smashing guy and I hope to work alongside him soon.read more
Andrew Widders
Andrew Widders
2015-08-18T19:07:36+0000
I would highly recommend Tony to anybody who is planning a wedding or any other event that requires a Master of Ceremony and/or DJ. Tony delivered an outstanding and first class service throughout our wedding reception. The time Tony invested before our wedding to meet us, the range of packages he offers, his easy to use on-line system, his calm temperament and his professionalism all accounted for us feeling 100% confident that we was working with the best in his field.Tony DJ set was inclusive to all our guests - with people aged from 2 to 75 years old dancing long after 10pm on our wedding day (which for many was a long day)! Our wedding was two weeks ago but many of our guests are still commenting how great the DJ set was on our wedding. Tony is a professional, friendly, approachable and a very humble guy and he played a big part of why many of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever attended. It goes without question that any of our friends or family who get married in the future, my wife and I will be highly recommending Tony to them.read more
Amy Douglas
Amy Douglas
2015-08-14T17:53:45+0000
Tony was the perfect D.J and master of ceremonies. He coordinated the day brilliantly and his welcome speeches for the bridal party were fantastic. Tony also provided excellent evening entertainment. Every song choice was perfect and he kept the dance floor filled all night.read more
Kayla Dodd
Kayla Dodd
2015-07-27T11:22:20+0000
The care & attention to detail Tony put into our wedding day was invaluable which contributed to our amazing wedding day from beginning to end. One of the main reasons we booked Tony was because he showed how capable & knowledge he was right from the start.He covers every aspect of the day with you before hand and even gives you tips and advice in the weeks leading up to it. He took time out to meet up with us to go through everything and put our mind at ease. On the day he was professional yet approachable & friendly for our guests. He created an great atmosphere which resulted in the majority of our guests never leaving the dance floor.We were very happy with Tony & would highly recommend him to all of our family & friends.Tony, thank you so much for everything! 10 out of 10 from us! Mr & Mrs Dodd 🙂read more
James Earls
James Earls
2015-06-29T11:45:37+0000
The care and attention Tony put into our wedding party was second to none! Many of the guests complimented us on our choice and his ability to read the room. Tony created a great atmosphere and timed everything perfectly.read more
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