Post # 1
We are finally getting around to finding a DJ for our Philadelphia reception and right now the following are on our list (based on web research):
Schaffer Sound Production, DJs Available Sound, & Toner Sound.
We haven’t been able to get any word of mouth recomendations (bc we don’t know anyone married in philly)… does anyone have any recommendations for us??? Anyone else we should be looking into? Thanks!
Post # 3
Piperbenjamin, I am a wedding planner in Philly and I can give you some references. PM me and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.
Post # 4
we met someone from schaffer sound at a bridal show when we were looking and he was very stereotypical dj – tux vest and kind of blah.
we used steve & co., they were great! very VERY affordable, and they provide a main dj and an assistant. the dj was actually a couple years younger than we are (just finished college), but he had been in the business for 6 years and was very professional. we made it easier on him by giving him an extensive playlist. we said no props and he did a really good job of announcing only when necessary, and didn’t do any embarrassing jokes and try to call attention to himself.
Post # 5
if anyone knows of a dj in philly who mixes/has turntables/that kind of deal, please let me know!
Post # 6
I’m getting married around Philly next year and we decided to go with No Macarena -as per the recommendation of our planner. I think it depends on what you’re looking for in a DJ though. Having someone just to play music and not be showy was really important to us. And No Macarena completely fit. They aren’t cheesy or obnoxious – that’s what their entire business plan is based on. And, importantly for us, they know a lot of great music (Kim, the owner, used to DJ for WXPN) – we just don’t have the time to make an extensive play list.
Best of luck.
Post # 7
Hi there — I’m a Philly bride too I am getting married in September, and I booked my DJ based solely on the fact that he was spectacular at my best friend’s wedding. I am very into music, and wanted someone who would follow any playlist/do-not-playlist that I gave him. I also wanted zero props, not too much talking, and not a ridiculous volume so people who choose not to dance can still hold a conversation without yelling.
At my best friend’s wedding, this guy checked on the pronunciation of all the bridal party member names before we were introduced, he talked only when the guests needed to be informed of something (like the father-daughter dance or the cake cutting), and he even quickly downloaded two last-minute request songs that the bride had. He didn’t have any obnoxious banners up advertising his company or anything like that. He followed my friend’s playlist requests and mixed everything up so that the next song was always greater than the last and people were dancing the ENTIRE time, and he added extra songs based on the couple’s taste. He took what they gave him and mixed it up in a way that totally made it a wonderful party. If they hadn’t given him a list, I totally trust that he still would have played amazing music based on their conversations about music taste and the overall feel they wanted for the wedding.
When we met with this DJ, we chatted about our music taste for a while and told him what we’re going for. He was very unassuming and friendly, and all about doing what we want. The company is Electric Entertainment and the contact person is John Romani. His phone number is (610) 853-3600; his prices are very reasonable considering what a great job he does!