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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: November 2023

The Wedding Chaps are a collective of Kent-based wedding DJs: The team of Ben, Harry, Iain and Paul DJ marvellous weddings for fabulous couples all across Kent and the South East. Together they're on a mission to put an end to dull, lifeless wedding entertainment.

Weddings with Va Va Voom!

So, you’re planning a wedding? Like us, you’re passionate about music and want to ensure your wedding party soundtrack is in the hands of someone you can trust to truly rock the party! You want your party to be one your guests will be talking about for years to come.

One that reflects who you are as a couple and featuring some epic moments throughout the night that will keep your guests engaged. You've come to the right place.

Don't settle for average...

No one dreams of hosting an average wedding reception, do they? But with so many DJs to choose from, it would be easy for your wedding to be just like everyone else’s.

The Wedding Chaps don’t do average. As well as working with you to ensure our DJing hits the all-important musical ‘sweet spot’ with you and your guests, we’ll share a whole host of ideas with you that’ll help elevate your party into something truly memorable.

So that’s told you a little about us. We’d love to know more about you and your wedding. Are you planning an Ibiza-inspired wedding reception? Perhaps your vision is a stylish riot of indie anthems? Maybe a festival theme is more your cup of tea? Let's talk!

Services We Offer Couples

  • Superlative DJ entertainment for your wedding reception.
  • All Day music service including pre-ceremony, ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast.
  • Our trademark rustic wooden DJ booths.
  • A range of light-up signs, including rustic wooden L.O.V.E letters and 'Crazy In Love
  • Full venue mood lighting to create the party atmosphere.
  • The legendary Tomfoolery Box or props.
  • The Selfie Wizard captures all your guest's pictures of the day.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Entertainment
Audiovisuals
DJ

What is included in the wedding package?

We work with couples to put together a bespoke package. So we leave out the stuff you don't want and design something around the stuff you love

How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner you contact your prospective suppliers, the more you'll have to choose from! It's probably best to ensure you have a confirmed date and venue. Then get in touch and lets share some ideas

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Lounge
Disco
Jazz
Rock
Latest hits
Pop
Other (Dance, R'n'B, House, 80s, Reggae, Soul, Indie, 60s, 70s, 90s, 00s, 10s, Modern Chart, Drum n' Bass, UK Garage, Hip Hop, Kisstory, Reggaeton, Motown, Ska)

Type of musical group:

DJ

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

It's important we work with you to plan the music. So we welcome as much or as little input into your wedding soundtrack as you want. We cover a huge range of music and genres

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Absolutely. Tell us about the music you love and why it's important to you. All our couples are encouraged to provide us with their 'must play' tunes. We guarantee to play those on the night

What's your experience?

The Wedding Chaps are all full-time professional wedding DJs with many years or experience

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, mainly the south-east of England but we often travel further afield for the right wedding

Is there a charge for travelling?

No

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Our services range from evening entertainment through to covering music and hosting for the whole wedding day

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Our set-up time is usually between 30 mins to an hour

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

This is discretionary and agreed with the client

What are the forms of payment?

Payment is usually via bank transfer or card payment
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Claire Sent on 09/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a day!

We wanted a fun and memorable day which everyone enjoyed and that’s exactly what we had! Ian from the wedding chaps was absolutely fantastic to work with every step of the way from planning the wedding to helping us have the most amazing day with our friends and family. All of our guests have commented on how much fun the day was which was all down to Ian and the extra touches he added to the wedding. We would highly recommend playing the toy soldiers game as the photos taken during the day are hilarious! We also surprised our guests with the bride v groom DJ battle which had everyone on the dance floor. To quote my nan: “It was the craziest wedding I’ve ever been to, but I loved every minute of it!”
If we could do it all again, we would 100% definitely choose the wedding chaps.
Melissa
Melissa Sent on 03/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing Night!

Great experience from start to finish! We particularly loved the DJ battle as bride and groom, not entirely sure how I won as the groom’s songs were so much better! We loved our first dance moment and can’t help looking back at the photos and videos.

Thank you for a fantastic night, it is one that we will never forget 🥂
Chloe
Chloe L. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world!!

A massive shoutout to Harry at the Wedding Chaps. From our first meeting to Harry taking our survivors photo at the end of our wedding. The whole process was so fun and easy!

Filling out the workbook was so much fun and gave me and my husband the time together to sit down and have a music session on what music we liked and didn’t like. The book also gave us new ideas that we did at our wedding like the Mr and Mrs game, the booze toss and cutting our cake with a sword! Harry was so easy to get in touch with if we needed anything and no question was a stupid question!

We had a final meeting with Harry that helped a lot as well with any last minute questions we had!

The day of the wedding Harry came up to us to say that the reception was all set up and brought us in to see it before anyone else! We had so much fun and Harry made the crowd go wild!! No amount of thank yous will ever be enough for what you did for us!!

We cannot wait to see our survivors photo!

Thank you Harry, you are a legend!!
Emily
Emily Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Iain fit in so well with our wedding and was the perfect DJ!

Thank you to Iain at the wedding chaps for being so on it at our wedding! Iain arrived in plenty of time to set up our selfie wizard, which went down a hit with almost 200 photos uploaded! The music was absolutely flawless and everything we asked for. The dance floor almost always had someone dancing on it, especially as the night went on. We couldn’t be more happy to recommend Iain and the selfie wizard!
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Daniel N. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Harry Kilb - Man, DJ, Legend

Where do I start? We had the absolute pleasure of Harry being the DJ for our wedding at Winters Barns. The whole experience was so easy, stress free and can only be described as going above and beyond. Harry invited us to his address for a meeting and gave us a helpful booklet containing great wedding ideas and music genres. Our personal favourite was the DJ battle, which I would recommend to everybody! We were so impressed by Harry during our meeting that we asked him to be present all day to ensure the music helped keep an atmosphere. Harry maintained contact leading up to the wedding and he clearly reviewed our completed booklet and tailored the music throughout the whole day as per our wishes. Harry mixed some music together for the DJ battle and created some fantastic posters which he put up around the venue during the wedding breakfast. It went down a treat and our guests have been commenting for weeks now about how great Harry was.

Harry you are a legend and I couldn't recommend him enough for anybody looking for an all day DJ. A master of your trade, but more importantly a really nice person. Thank-you for everything Harry and the Wedding Chaps!
Rosie
Rosie S. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Bloomin brilliant!

We loved the wedding chaps! We got married 21/10/2023 at winters barns, Canterbury and the music played was perfect!!! Iain had read our booklet and gave us the perfect music to celebrate our marriage! I requested songs I hadn’t put in the booklet and he played them, he didn’t talk too much which was requested (sorry Iain nothing against you haha) and I genuinely loved our party! Absolutely book the wedding chaps
Charlotte
Charlotte A. Sent on 27/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic DJ, everyone loved him!

We were so happy to have Harry DJ at our wedding last week. Our guests are still talking about how good he was! As a supplier he was so responsive and sent us a helpful booklet to set out exactly what we wanted with a huge selection of songs to choose from. We also included up lighting and garden games which went down really well! He set up with no bother to us and honestly it is a big weight off a married couple’s mind to leave the DJ to set up and be absolutely perfect. Our first dance was Take That’s Rule the World and only when I look back on the pictures have I seen what Harry had done with the up lighting - it’s these touches that really made our wedding and cannot thank Harry enough!
Brian
Brian S. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

OMG fantastic

Harry kilb!!! What an amazing man. We had him for our toastmaster/dj but he was so so much more. Took every stress off of us and help and guided us the whole day from start to the survivors left on dance floor at the end. We can not recommend him/wedding chaps enough.
Renee
Renée F. Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

DJ of dreams!

Harry was amazing!
We had Harry from The Wedding Chaps as our DJ for our wedding at Winters Barns, he was so attentive and gave us lots of ideas for fun extras to add to our evening.
We had a Mr and Mrs game and he brought us into the dance floor first to check everything was ok and asked us what the first song to play should be after the first dance - Harry was lovely and knowledgeable and we got so many compliments on our music and party of our wedding!
Thank you Harry for making our wedding one to remember! ☺️
Kimberley
Kimberley R. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Paul was amazing!

Paul was blooming amazing, best decision we made having him at our wedding all day. Everyone commented to us what a great DJ/Master of Ceremonies he was.

Paul listened to everything we wanted and more. He understood when we said we wanted a relaxed party atmosphere with lots of laughter. I will never forget him convincing one of our tables to do a pyramid for the photo dash! He made sure our tables brought the competition!!

We had a couple of meetings with Paul leading up to the wedding and he provided a fantastic book for us to complete to help plan every music element of the day. He was so friendly and enthusiastic to make our day the best it could be. He also offered lots of great additional extra (some were even free) to make the day a bit more special, I really recommend the mood lighting!

Paul we cannot thank you enough, I think our survivor photo you took at the end of the night goes to show what a great atmosphere you created!
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Emm_Ing Sent on 16/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Ian!

We couldn’t recommend Ian enough, he was our DJ for the whole day (ceremony & reception) and I can honestly say he really did us proud! He helped keep things flowing, helped out when needed and kept the dance floor full right till the very end! He nailed all of it! Above all else, it really felt like he was one of our friends celebrating with us, we really couldn’t have wished for a better DJ and music for our big day! Thank you Ian! Xx
Neal
Neal S. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ben Bell was fantastic

I would 110% recommend Ben. He was fantastic! From the initial meeting we had with Ben, he is so genuinely enthusiastic about your wedding and he loves being there. He has a really in depth brochure which you can fill out to set the exact tone you want. We did the DJ battle and the Mr & Mrs game which we and our guests thoroughly enjoyed. Like I said he is so enthusiastic about the whole event, so if you’ve got some slightly off the wall ideas, mention them to him and I’m sure he would do what he could to make them happen. Even with the final call before the big day he was making suggestions; we actually did the father/daughter first as he said it would flow better in our first dance and he was right! Ben was great with the crowd, getting people in the mood and he played a great, eclectic mix of genres, decades and cheesy music! Thanks very much Ben!
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Rosie H. Sent on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant

Harry was a brilliant addition to our day! He kept everything moving seamlessly with great fun and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone!
Philip
Philip B. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We would strongly recommend this group

Paul Forsyth acted as MC and DJ at our wedding recently. We had 140 guests of mixed age groups, eager to have a good time, spread between the day and evening. Paul involved us in the music selection and took into account our musical tastes. We met up beforehand over video link and in person and planned the playlist beforehand but leaving Paul a lot of discretion over choice of music to fit the mood. It was a great success, particularly among the younger generation who take dancing seriously. People were on the dance floor from the first dance until the end. We would highly recommend him for your wedding or party.
Neil
Neil F. Sent on 25/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Flexible, friendly, passionate, skilful. Paul's skills helped make the wedding one for the ages!

Paul from The Wedding Chaps was first class. He sent us a book with lots of ideas and options for the music throughout the day, was always responsive and supportive of our ideas. He went out of his way to buy lavalier mics to make me more comfortable for our speeches, and judged the music to perfection. A very friendly, flexible chap who knows and loves his music, and went out of his way to make it perfect for the best day of our lives. I would recommend him 1,000 times over, and so would my wife!
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