Why Entertainers Can Let You Down

There is a constant incoming stream we see of people that face the daunting and worrisome reality of booking a wedding entertainer and then have them cancel on them before the wedding day. Sometimes they cancel months before, but sometimes even the day before. The...

Ceremony Sound – Best in Queensland

We are proud to have taken 1st place in all of Queensland this year at the 19th annual Australian Bridal Industry Academy awards. The awards night was held at Cloudland in Fortitude valley where the best of the best of suppliers in the wedding industry gathered for a...

Trust Your Professional Wedding DJ

So you have hired a professional wedding DJ! Great. Now our suggestion is to let them do what you are paying them for. What do I mean? Well, if you have found the cheapest one you could find, then maybe they are not all that professional, but if you paid them a...

Wedding Traditions – Give them the flick

Tell Aunty Bev to pull her head in when she tells you that wedding traditions are something you have to stick to. No ... you don't HAVE to do ANYTHING.It's your wedding and you can have it the way you want it. If you are doing (or not doing) something that is...

Top 10 In Australia – It’s Official

ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards 2017 was held on the Gold Coast at Star Casino, where we are proud to say that NikNat Entertainment was awarded the position 6th nationally!  This is a very proud achievement for us as this is our very first year we have been nominated...

Choosing The Suppliers For Your Wedding Day

Think of yourself as an employer ... So you have hired a DJ, a photographer, a venue, a celebrant, a decorator, a hair and make up stylist, a cake maker, a venue and probably quite a few other suppliers. That is great, but did you stop to think of yourself as the...

Choosing Wedding Songs

Choosing Wedding Songs - Whose job is it? When it comes to the music for the night of your wedding you will find many DJ companies will put the responsibility of choosing wedding songs back on you. They ask you to provide a huge list of all the songs you want to hear...

Australian Wedding DJ of the Year Award

We are proud to have been nominated for the highly contested title of Australian Wedding DJ of the year award at the 8th National Designer of Dreams awards which are held by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA). It is thanks to all the amazing wedding couples...

How To Make Your Wedding Awesome

How To Make Your Wedding Awesome What Do You Want From Your Wedding Day? When most couples are asked what it is that they really want from their wedding day, many couples answer with "I just want everyone to have a good time". Of course you do!. You want to make your...

Wedding Traditions – When Is It Okay To Break Them?

Wedding Traditions were made to be broken! A lot of brides ask us about wedding traditions. They ask us for advise on what they need to do, and what they don't need to do. Our advise is very simple ... don't do ANYTHING some ancient wedding traditions say you are...

Understanding Wedding Venue Noise Limits

Venue noise limits are important for you to understand. This can be the difference between having a great night or a miserable one that is disappointing if you are a music lover. So you have found an amazing venue ... It has amazing views, the venue looks amazing and...

We LOVE What We Do

What an amazing life we are living. Each and every day we feel very fortunate to be doing something that we love. We wake up and embrace each day for the exciting adventure it will bring. Answering questions from couples at the beginning of their wedding adventure,...

Do all DJs hate each other?

DJs hate each other right? Because DJs hate each other usually every Wednesday night, 10.30pm in a local deserted back alley it's on! It's on like Donkey Kong baby, it's time for all the DJs to rumble as we bring our weapons and try and destroy each other in the most...

The Wedding of Abel & Sarah – 8 January 2017

Wow!  It was a HOT day, but nobody seemed to mind too much. They were too busy celebrating the love of this beautiful couple.  People came from all around Australia (and many from halfway across the globe) to be with Abel & Sarah on this beautiful celebration of...

The Wedding of Bec & Nick – 7 January 2017

We were honoured to be chosen to provide the entertainment for this wonderful couple at An Island Hideaway on the 7th of January. Whilst the day was definitely hot, everyone had a great time and relaxed, danced and enjoyed the lush tropical surroundings of this...

The Night Before The Wedding – Tips

Watch our short video below for some great tips on what you should be doing the night before the wedding. This will help to ensure that your wedding day is fun and enjoyable. We have seen far too many couples completely exhausted on their wedding day.  You don't want...

Wedding Songs You Will Need

Wedding Songs You Will Need - The short video above will help you to know which songs you will need to decide upon for your wedding...

Love On High!

  We just received some of the amazing photos from photographer Kelly Pack of the wedding of Thea & Shynie. The wedding was on the 9th of April 2016 at the beautiful O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. This was an amazing venue with an incredible view over the...

ABIA QLD Awards 2016 – Results

ABIA QLD AWARDS 2016 Another amazing ABIA Queensland awards ceremony has come and gone. This year certainly saw some surprises and certainly shook things up. The event was held at the beautiful Cloudlands in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane on the 26th of July. For wedding...

Winners of The Bride’s Choice Award

Last night (20 July 2016) NikNat Entertainment were proud to be named the winners of the Gold Coast & Hinterland weddings Bride's Choice award. The awards were held at the Gold Coast Arts centre. It was a great opportunity to catch up with some of our favourite...

Want to win $20,000 towards your wedding?

NikNat Entertainment are proud to be a part of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy's - Bride and Groom competition. A total of $75,000 in wedding prizes is up for grabs. The major prize is $20,000 for one lucky couple to spend on any suppliers they choose who are...

Gold Coast DJ Hire

Gold Coast DJ Hire When you are looking for Gold Coast DJ hire services, you should start out by asking yourself a few questions first. Not all DJs are the same, nor do they want to be. There are DJs that specialise in styles of music and others that specialise in...

How much is a DJ?

The most common question we get asked as an entertainment company is “What is your price?” or “Can you send me your packages?”. These are by no means silly questions, when you don't know what other questions to ask, these are the most basic questions to start with....

Choosing the Right Wedding Entertainment Solution

Why can choosing the right wedding entertainment solution for your special day be so difficult? It can be so confusing when you are at the stage of getting quotes from various entertainment providers. Some will be a few hundred dollars, whilst others might be a few...

Happy New Year – 2016 A Year Full Of Weddings

Another year has passed.  Wow!  2016.  We want to know where our flying cars and our hover boards are! In any case, 2015 was an amazing year that saw us providing our services to 77 weddings throughout the year.  Each and every wedding was as unique and as beautiful...

The Missing DJ and Aggressive Phone Calls

Just recently we experienced something that was very unpleasant.  I am not going to name anyone in this, however I have had the permission of the bride involved to share her story in it's entirety. I was at a wedding for a wonderful couple that secured us to provide...

Choosing Your Wedding Date

Wedding Date Considerations When it comes to choosing the best wedding date for your special day of days, there are a few things to consider.  It might seem strange, but this choice could mean the difference between having almost all your invited guests show up, or...

Best Man Speech – Some Great Tips

We've had a number of requests for help with speeches - in particularly queries from the Best Men. So for all the Best Men out there - here's some insider tips for writing your speeches: Start with gratitude: thank the parents for raising wonderful children and the...

4 Things to Consider for the Wedding Reception Floor Plan

When planning the all important wedding reception floor plan, there is so much more to think about than simply which guests should sit with which other guests. Sure, that is important (aferall, you want your guests to feel comfortable and not stuck with someone they...

Amazing ABIA Award Result for the NikNat Team

We were so proud of our little team this year at the 17th Annual Australian Bridal Industry Awards on the 21st of July at Cloudlands in Brisbane.  We took out the first prize last year with a bridal vote satisfaction rating of an impressive 99.13%.  We were hoping to...

The 17th Annual Queensland Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA Awards)

As I write this, we are 3 days removed from the 17th annual Australian Bridal Industry Awards for Queensland (ABIA).  We can boast until at least for another 3 days that we are the official #1 wedding DJ in Queensland! Last year, we were fortunate enough to win the...

Guest Requests On Your Invitation – Why They Fail

There is a growing trend to include a place on your wedding invitation to allow your guests to include a song request along with their acceptance of the invite.  This is a nice idea in theory but in reality fails miserably.  We have even seen this idea posted by...

Why We Need ABIA Awards

We are proud members of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA).  In this article, we will discuss why the wedding industry NEEDS to have the ABIA to support to entire industry.  We will look at why ABIA is a benefit to both consumers and suppliers and how ABIA...

Top 7 tips to make your wedding reception AMAZING

So you want an amazing wedding reception?  We are privileged to have personally been a part of thousands of weddings. From this we have seen almost anything you can imagine. From the traditional to the completely bizarre! Regardless of the type of wedding you want to...

Creed of the Wedding DJ

THE CREED OF THE WEDDING DJ I am a professional wedding DJ My friends envy me because they think I only work one day per week. I am a professional wedding DJ I sometimes envy my friends who have a guaranteed weekly pay cheque. I envy that they get paid holiday pay,...

Pimp My DJ?

We pride ourselves on a classy, minimal yet very effective DJ set-up. Why would someone want to hire a DJ that has a ton of equipment taking up space and looking like they are set-up for a dodgy 80's blue light disco instead of a wedding? Let us think about it from...

It’s About Talent … Not Toys

When it comes to your special day and keeping your guests having a great time, it comes down to the talent of the DJ and not the amount of toys he or she has.  All too often we see DJs and clients making poor decisions by concentrating their focus on the amount of...

What Are We Worth?

So ... We have had some very interesting meetings lately with future bridal couples.  We seem to have that price point where we MOST of the time are told that they thought we would be more expensive.  But occasionally we get the couple that tell us that they have had...

Selfie Stick Wedding Photo Booth

We had the pleasure of being at a great wedding on Saturday night where we saw something for the first time that is bound to take off ... a selfie stick wedding photo booth. Their certainly was no shortage of people lining up to use this simple, cheap but effective...

Top 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Have an iPod Wedding

It's very popular for people who are on a budget today to try and save some money by having an "iPod" wedding reception.  Now, don't get us wrong.  We think the iPod is an amazing piece of technology that enables you to carry a library of music around in your pocket....

What Does a Master of Ceremonies Do?

Many wedding couples will frequently choose to have a family friend or member fulfil the role of Master of Ceremonies.  This role is perhaps the single most misunderstood role when it comes to weddings.  Many couples pick the person they think would be the funniest...

DJ Refuses To Do Weddings

Well ... good! At least he has learnt his place! In an article posted on examiner.com (you can find the original article here) a DJ named Jon Gosselin (who seems to be a TV star) states that he avoids weddings because brides get angry with him.  It is sad that he even...

Looking forward to 2015

At NikNat Entertainment, we are looking forward to a fantastic 2015. 2014 was a very kind year to us.  We were fortunate enough to receive a number of fantastic wedding industry awards, including the much sought after, ABIA Wedding DJ of the Year award for Queensland....

Wedding Music

Wedding Music - The Soundtrack To Your Special Day! Wedding music is often one of the last things that couples tend to think about, yet is probably one of the single most important elements to a successful wedding day. When you think about your entire day, music plays...

DJ Hire

DJ Hire When you are looking for DJ hire options, you need to consider exactly what you are hiring a DJ for.  In this article we will be looking at some great questions to help you decide upon what sort of DJ you should be looking at for your event. What sort of event...

Wedding MC

Wedding MC - What Are They Exactly? A Wedding MC is your wedding master of ceremonies.  (That's what MC stands for!).  And a master of ceremonies should be just that.  They should be a master of their craft and organising and overseeing the ceremony and proceedings of...

Finding the Best Wedding DJ

Tips to finding the best wedding DJ ... So you’ve decided that you want to book a DJ for your wedding. Making your decision on the type of entertainment you want for your special occasion is the easy part. Now you need to go on the hunt for a DJ to play your wedding....

Moonlight DJs

The term for a DJ that does not have their primary source of income from their DJ job is known in the industry as a "moonlight DJ".  That is, they "moonlight" as a DJ whilst holding down another job that is their primary income source.  We will be looking at the...

Wedding DJ Price

Are you just after a wedding DJ price? Why don't we have a standard price list? Because YOUR wedding isn't a commodity that can be assigned a price.  It's your one day that will be remembered for the rest of your lives.  Of course we aren't going to just put a...

Myth of the Bridezilla

We’ve all heard the term Bridezilla. Portrayed by the media to be an embodiment of pure destruction wrapped up in the body of a beautiful bride to be. They are brides that exist to cause pain and anguish for all those involved in the wedding; often no one is spared....

Why You Should Hire a DJ For a Wedding

by Nik Edser Ask anyone what the most anticipated part of a wedding is and they are probably going to tell you that it’s being able to hit the dance floor at the reception and party throughout the night. After all, a wedding is a celebration of two people coming...

Gold Coast Wedding Hire

Gold Coast Wedding Hire When it comes to searching for the right hire options for your special day, don't forget that 80% of your wedding day is spent at your reception.  This means that the majority of your time should be going into planning for your reception....

Hire a DJ for a Wedding

Hire a DJ for a Wedding - What you need to know ... When you are looking to hire a DJ for a wedding, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of options and choices out there.  You will find some people saying they are cheaper than others.  Some will say they have the...

It’s Official – We are Queensland’s Best Wedding DJ

NikNat Entertainment - Queensland's #1 Wedding DJ As of the 22nd of July, we can officially call ourselves the best wedding DJ team in the state by winning the prestigious 16th annual Australian Bridal Industry Academy award for Wedding DJ.  We are very proud to have...

Wedding DJs – Who Chooses the Music?

Wedding DJs - Music Selection by Nik Edser Wedding DJs (if you are hiring the right ones) will be experts at their music selection and shouldn't need too much input from you as the client to ensure a great night for all.  Of course, this will vary with the experience...

Venue Highlight – An Island Hideaway

An Island Hideaway - The Perfect Wedding Venue? by Nik Edser An Island Hideaway is situated on South Stradbroke island on the Gold Coast of Australia and is absolutely a beautiful venue to celebrate your special day.  At NikNat Entertainment, we have provided our...

Our Price Match Guarantee Policy

by Nik Edser At NikNat Entertainment, we are proud to introduce our new price match guarantee! We know there are a lot of DJ companies out there to choose from.  It can be confusing knowing which company to choose for your special day.  As we have had the honour of...

Brisbane Wedding DJs

Brisbane Wedding DJs ... from the Gold Coast! by Nik Edser Yes, we are Gold Coast based, but with the roads these days we consider ourselves almost Brisbane locals.  Only a short 40 minute drive and we can be in the middle of the Brisbane CBD.  In fact, we are finding...

Wedding DJ Hire

  Wedding DJ Hire by Nik Edser When it comes to your special day, choosing the right wedding DJ hire company can be confusing.  They all might initially seem on equal footing, but are they really?  In this article we will look at some of the points you might want...

You Pick The Music?

by Nik Edser In this article we are going to look at a marketing ploy that is used by a number of DJ companies, including a well known large nation-wide franchise DJ company. This marketing idea is quite ingenious, and allows them to keep costs down by hiring...

Great Wedding Expo

by Nik Edser We enjoyed a great wedding expo at "An Island Hideaway" yesterday.  The weather held out and it turned out to be a beautiful day for everyone involved.  It was great to meet so many wonderful couples choosing to have their wedding on South Stradbroke...

Happy New Year from NikNat Entertainment

by Nik Edser The team of NikNat would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. As this year is coming to a close, we are starting to wind back and take some much deserved rest and relaxation. Our office will be reopening again on Monday the 6th of January, 2014....

Why You Should Only Book Trusted Wedding Suppliers

by Nik Edser URGENT SCAM WARNING: From our professional links in the wedding industry it has come to our attention that there is currently yet another DJ scam making it's rounds in Australia targeting unsuspecting brides & grooms to-be of their hard earned cash. A...

Choosing the right suppliers for your wedding

by Nik Edser "Over two thousand bucks next time" the mechanic told me. "What? ..." I was 17, naive and the mechanic knew it. Each and every service since I bought my car was just getting more and more expensive. I sent thousands with him over the past 12 months. This...

Choosing a Wedding DJ – Top Tips

by Nik Edser In this article, we are going to look at the level of importance a good wedding DJ has to a wedding.  There are a lot of individual elements that come together to create a perfect day, but each element is not of equal importance.  Often, this comes down...

Choosing the right MC for your Wedding

by Nik Edser In this post, we are going to discuss the importance the MC (Master of Ceremonies) plays at a wedding.  We will look at exactly what an MC is responsible for as well as some tips for choosing the right one for your special day. As a professional DJ and...

Wedding of Lauren & Kerry Steele – Thursday 3 October 2013

by Nik Edser Congratulations to Kerry & Lauren who were married yesterday (the 3rd of October) on the always beautiful South Stradbroke Island.  They had their ceremony and reception at "An Island Hideaway", which is a multiple ABIA award winning venue.  Whilst...

Wedding Entertainment – DJ vs Band

by Nik Edser Wedding Entertainment - Making the right choice ... Wedding entertainment is so important to your special day.  When it comes to your wedding day, often it comes down to a very tough decision.  Do you hire a DJ or do you hire a band?  Well ... we can help...

The Incredible Case of the Invisible DJ

by Nik Edser Not a week goes by when we don't get a call from at least one person asking if we have anyone available for their wedding day.  (Which is usually only a few days or weeks away).  The most common thing we hear is "my DJ fell through".  I have no idea how a...

Wedding Music

by Nik Edser When it comes to choosing the right wedding music for your special day, it's best to think inclusively.  You want to ensure that all your family and friends that you care enough about to have invited to your wedding has a good time.  Too many times we...

DJ For Hire

by Nik Edser Be careful you don't fall into the trap of assuming all DJs are the same.  Many DJ companies will happily provide their services to birthday parties (of all ages), weddings, corporate events, house warming parties, rave parties ... you name it, they do...

Booking Your Wedding DJ

Booking a Wedding DJ  - What You Should Know ... by Nik Edser In this article, we are going to put the magnifying glass over the crucial aspects of finding the right wedding DJ for your wedding.  We will give you some information on the right questions to ask to...

Congratulations …

Congratulations to all the lovely couples we have had the pleasure of providing our services to over the last few days.  Each and every wedding is as unique as the couples themselves and each one was a lot of fun.  It was really great to see so many people up on the...

NikNat Entertainment’s ABIA Award 2013

Ever since we were announced as finalists in our first year being entered in the Australian Bridal Industry Awards, we have been getting absolutely bombarded with bookings.  We now have bookings right through to October 2014! Of all the finalists announced at this...

Great night at the annual Australian Bridal Industry Awards

Last night, we enjoyed a fantastic night meeting the best of the best when it comes to the bridal industry. We felt honored for our company to be considered in the top echelon of all wedding suppliers in Queensland. The vibe of the evening was fun, energetic and at...

2013 ABIA Award Finalists – NikNat Entertainment

Well, it was our first year in the ABIA.  We have heard of it and thought about becoming a member for years ... but just kept putting it off.  This year we decided we might join and look what has happened ... We have been selected as one of only 9 DJ companies across...

Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings - What You Need To Know ... by Nik Edser Winter weddings are definitely not as popular as weddings during the warmer months, however in this article we hope to give you some information with the pros and cons of choosing to get married in winter.  We...

DJ Hire Gold Coast

  DJ Hire Gold Coast - What you need to know ... by Nik Edser When you are looking around for Gold Coast DJ hire, make sure you have in mind exactly what it is that you want to achieve.  There are many different companies that offer various levels of service.  We...