Post # 1
Is it me, or is this the most difficult vendor to procure? It seems like all the classy professionals in the area are out fo my price range. I went to the Bridal show at Sunrise Mall last weekend and it was decidedly un-helpful. The less expensive DJs were cheesy and kind of scary (one enthuseastically told me about the many-hour meetings we would have at my house to do all the planning together and came with the added bonus of playing inflatible instruments to entertain bored guests). I just haven’t been able to get comfortable trusting anyone I’ve met so far.
Post # 3
I went there last weekend too. Did you see that guy that is both an officiant and a dj? He gave me the heeby jeebies. Anyways, yes, I agree that it is difficult to find a good dj on a budget. It’s one of the biggest reception decisions, since they have such an influence on the ambiance of the party.
I’m curious who the inflatable instrument player is, though. That way I don’t accidently choose them.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2018 - R.H. Phillips Winery
Ask for Brandon – he’s AWESOME!
He can do lighting as well. 🙂
Post # 5
I asked my photographer for rec’s and she gave me some excellent choices.
Post # 6
YES. I was so determined in finding someone that wasn’t your club DJ or radio station type that would still play all the music I wanted without thinking I was an old fart but that was smooth and classy.
My wedding planner was not kidding when she gave me the recommendation because after our September 6 event recently, I am floored at how little direction I gave the DJ we selected from the company and how AWESOME he was at hitting my DJ soft spot. When I mean little direction, I mean I gave him my play list details for the reception (and a very minimal one) at the venue when I arrived for the ceremony. No, not two weeks before like they preferred. What can I say, I was a procrastinator (got sick before the wedding). We had discussed ceremony and cocktail music for about 10 minutes on the phone a few weeks prior. He understood exactly what I meant and I was thrilled.
PLEASE contact Denon and Doyle DJs (www.djay.com) and ask for Brian Holmes to be your DJ. They allow you to select a DJ and you can met any and all at a showcase. I booked him blindly based on the recommendation of my coordinator and also Mark Addington at Denon & Doyle.
Trust me when I mean smooth and classy; we had a black tie wedding with professionals (CPAs…..*snore*), our parents and their friends, AND students, and all three crowds were pleased
You’ll love their rates. We paid about $1400 for 7 hours of non stop music.
Post # 7
I ended up going witn Brandon and Kami at http://www.soundimagedjs.com/
Kami and I worked together at Baskin Robbins many years ago! Brandon is the DJ/MC and Kami is a day-of-coordinator, which is a great bonus if you werent thinking of having one (or were, and going to pay seperately).
I’m really comfortable with the price and the people!
Post # 8
I am getting married in May and I am using Dj Jeremy.
I met with him in person, and he was extremely personable, professional and reasonable! He contacted me with a lot of information via email and was always very prompt.
He is a DJ at a Club in SF and he also does lots of weddings on the side. He also has a bunch of mixes on his website to show how diverse he can be. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Check out his Yelp reviews. ALL 5 stars. Plus, he doesn’t require an up front fee. You pay when the services are rendered.
Post # 9
Roger Clary with AMS Entertainment is awesome. Their prices are super reasonable – they start at about $900.