"If you want to send your guests home quickly, pick this guy"
West Palm Beach, FL
July 21, 2011
I have been to two weddings that used this company, both times it was the same DJ, and both times it was terrible. I'll just tell you about the most recent wedding, since the other one was over a year ago and a similar experience. This was a beautiful wedding, classical style with a few modern, summery touches. Unfortunately, the DJ clashed completely. Everything was announced like some sort of cheesy game show, including the first dance, the father-daughter dance, and the maid of honor's and best man's toasts (which were both touching, tear-jerker style toasts- but the DJ preceded them with goofy sound effects and songs like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"). While we were eating, 50% of the music was appropriate (Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, etc), but 50% was basically outdated elevator music and cheesy 70s and 80s songs (including Neil Diamond). The bride and groom, and most of the friends they invited, are in their early-mid 20s, and had never heard these songs before. Even the guests at my table who were in their 40s and 50s commented on how boring and tacky these songs were. When it came time for dancing, things only got worse. He would play a song like "Cupid Shuffle", and thee dance floor would fill up. Then he'd play something like "Don't Stop Believing", which was a little odd, but most of us kept dancing (I could see this being a great "end of the night"-type song, but it was a little odd in the middle of the afternoon). Then, he'd make a choppy transition into some sort of expletive-laden, thumping club/rave type song like "Party Rock Anthem". This was usually when everyone would go sit down. Keep in mind, this was the middle of the afternoon, no alcohol wedding. Many members of the bride and groom's families relocated to a different room so they could talk without shouting over the blaring music. This cycle continued over and over again - he'd play a song everyone knew and liked and people would get up to dance, then he'd switch to a song that was only appropriate for booty dancing or grinding, and everyone would go sit down. Pretty soon, people gave up on dancing and started to head home. By the time the limo came, most of the guests had already left and there were only a few people left to throw rice as the couple left the building.Other than the first dance and the father-daughter and mother-son dances, he never played a single slow song, and the bride and groom never got a chance to dance with their friends. This started off as a beautiful wedding, but the reception was cut short by this terrible DJ. Don't let this guy ruin your wedding... find someone who knows how to create a fun, romantic atmosphere.
This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.