- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2008
Hi Hudson Valley Bees-
I just wanted to offer a vendor suggestion for DJ/MC.
We used The DJ Solution (a husband and wife team) for our wedding- we didn’t have to shop around because they had DJed at my cousin’s wedding in Sept of 06 and were so good that my sister hired them for her wedding in Sept of 07. Thus, we hired them for ours in Sept of 08 (they were actually the first vendor we booked as soon as we had a date and venue).
So basically, I have seen them in action at 3 different weddings and they are consistenly GREAT!
They did a really great job of playing only the music we wanted, keeping the dance floor occupied (they have a knack for mixing in the slow song with the fast songs so people get a break, but don’t get bored). They MCed- announcing the intros, dances, cake cutting, toasts, etc. They had all their own equipment (mics and stuff for toasts) so we didn’t have to worry about the venue’s equipment. They weren’t intrusive (not a lot of talking and interruptions), they didn’t have any props or gimmicks (other than some tasteful lighting effects that looked great in our tent, there were no inflatable instruments, hula skirts, limbo poles, etc.). They dressed professionally (dark suit for him, dark skirt and jacket for her). The music wasn’t too loud as to keep people from having conversations.
Overall, they were awesome. They were really easy to work with, were willing to travel to my out of the way location, did exactly what we wanted, and were very reasonably priced. I just can’t recommend them highly enough.
They are based in Poughkeepsie- I’m not sure of their service area, but my venue was 1.5 hours away and they didn’t ask for a travel fee.
They have a website and are very good about responding to calls and e-mails: http://www.thedjsolution.com
An added bonus- the husband of the duo plays classical guitar and can play for the ceremony and/or cocktail hour (I haven’t seen him perform, however).
Also- I recommended them to a friend and even though they were booked on his date, they were able to recommend other DJs to him.
If you have any questions about my experience, feel free to PM me.