Post # 1
I need helping finding a good DJ in the Akron/Cleveland area. My fiance are in our early thirties and really want to have a classy wedding. We don’t want to do a lot of the “traditional” reception activities – e.g. announcements of the bridal party, garter and bouqet toss, etc. Pretty much all we want to do is a cake cutting, speeches/toasts, and maybe father/bride dance. We are also picky about our music and really want to have a lot of input about what songs are played.
Having been to many weddings, I know so many DJs are just too over the top for what we want. By that I mean dancing on the speakers, trying to get everyone to do line dances, talking non-stop, grinding on the guests, etc. We really are looking for the opposite of that – someone who will listen to what we want and do it and not make himself the center of our reception.
Any recommendations for trusted DJ, Bees? I have read enought 5-star reviews on Wedding Wire (from users with only 1 review) that I don’t even feel like half of them are even real.
Post # 3
I can’t help with your question, sorry, but I thought I’d give you a little *bump* anyway to see if any other bees can. Hope someone can help you!
Post # 4
I just book with A Brides DJ! They are great and really have gone the extra mile to make me know that I have the best DJ for my wedding. My fmil is a catering manager and she says they are the best too! Good luck!
Post # 5
I got married in May and I highly recommend DJ Tim Tatko. We initially weren’t even going to hire a DJ because we wanted to save money. We were planning on just having our friends do the annoucements and create a playlist for everything from our ipod.
Then we realized how much of a headache it was becoming because we were going to need mics, speakers, etc. and to rent that stuff would run us about $150-200 for equipment (and that doesn’t even include lighting) , and we had to actually download the music AND had to figure the oganization/timeline for each thing AND also figure out who would do the annoucements. We realized we didn’t want to ask our friends or family who were going to be guests at our wedding to have to worry about all of that. We realized saving a few bucks was just not worth our sanity.
Our DJ worked with our budget and did a great job with communicating with us. He was NOT cheesy and kept the dance floor moving. Everything went smooth and we didn’t have to worry about anything. Until this day, people still talk about our wedding and how much fun it was….and it definitely had a lot to do with the music. It really made the reception memorable. He played music that appealed to everyone. My husband’s family is pretty reserve, don’t drink nor have I ever seen them dance but they were definitely getting down on the dance floor! We had guests who didn’t want to leave and were dancing until the very end of the reception. As much as we tried low balling the cost of his service initially, hiring a DJ was worth it and we ended up tipping very well.
Post # 6
So glad to find this post as I need help in the area too! Two of my brothers used TKO for their weddings. They were great so I’ll probably go with them but I wanted to check out a couplto others to make sure I’m getting a good deal!
Post # 7
The DJ Crew are very attentive and make the day all about you and your fiance. I’m sure if you told them what you were looking for they can set you up with the right DJ. They have over 7 two person teams available per night. thedjcrew.com
Tell them Ashley Harrison referred you and you get a $50 discount.
Post # 8
@Kimber0613: I used On the Mic as well!
He does have more of an Emcee style, but I’m sure he’d be willing to work with you to do a more low-key reception. He’s also very good at reading the room and selecting the right music, and changing it up when the dancing slows down. He charged a flat rate for the night ($750), which saved us a lot of money because a lot of DJs charge excessive fees for time after 4 hours. And he brought his own dance floor lights at no extra cahrge, which really won me over.