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Ernie made our wedding very memorable and awesome. He played a wide range of great music that brought almost everybody up on the dance floor. We didn't have a very large wedding . . . 70-80 people, yet Ernie managed to have a lot of people up and about soon after the cake was cut. (Note: this action also made for a lot of great wedding photos and a great wedding video). We've received a lot of comments from our guests complimenting Ernie for his DJ performance at our wedding. Ernie was also very resourceful and diligent. One example: my wife's originally from Yugoslavia, and a lot of her Yugoslavian relatives were at the wedding. My wife had asked Ernie beforehand if he could locate and play a few certain Yugoslavanian songs. Ernie obliged and was able to find these tough-to-locate songs on the Internet and download them for the reception. He had the Yugoslavian contingent going wild on the dance floor to this music, which involved a beautiful-to-watch ethnic type of dancing and which was great music that pumped everybody up. THAT pretty much made the wedding reception a huge success. Unsolicited, Ernie also made sure to give my side of the family equal time, politely asking me whether I'd like to hear some Irish ethnic music, which I gladly answered yes. Pretty soon, the whole crowd was dancing to this music too, with my Irish cousin stealing the show with his Irish jig. Ernie's keen sense of what to play and when to play was always right on target and made our wedding so much more memorable than we could've imagined. He was very professional, thoroughly discussing the music to be played with us well beforehand, and taking care of all of our questions and promptly responding to all of our inquiries. Ernie also moved the wedding reception events along at a proper pace, so that we were able to enjoy the reception without any worries about the timing of everything. It was a load off our minds. And we've been told by some guests that it was the best wedding they've every been to. We were lucky to be able to retain Ernie. We highly recommend him without reservation. Jim & Liliana O'Brien 9/11/2004
We were so pleased with everything Ernie did for us.... The dance floor was packed the entire night and so many of our guests commented to us about the great selection of music that was played at our wedding. We will definitely recommend Ernie to anyone that is having a party and needs a DJ. Thanks again for making our day that much better!!! Our guests and ourselves had the best time dancing the night away!! Thanks for Everything! James & Andrea Bryan 10/16/2004
Ernie was fabulous to work with and people danced all night long. We got many compliments on what a fantastic party it was, and the credit is mostly due to Ernie keeping things moving and keeping people dancing. Thanks so much! we just got home from the honeymoon, and Bill and I both want to thank you for an outstanding performance at our wedding. We had a fabulous time, and so did the guests. Everyone was up and dancing and having a great time, exactly what we wanted. I will highly reccommend you in the future, and if we need a DJ again, you will hear from me. I have several friends getting engaged soon, I will pass all your info along. I really cannot say enough great things about how easy you were to work with, how great the planning process was and what an outstaning party you gave us, so feel free to use me as a reference. Kelly & Bill Gannon 10/9/2004
Ernie went above and beyond anything we had expected. The music selections and timing were PERFECT! Everyone at the wedding commented on the great music! I could not have asked for a better DJ. I will definitely recommend his services - and the next time we need a DJ we will be calling Ernie without a doubt! Thanks so much :) Nicole & Sean Dillon 10/2/2004
Ernie did an excellent job reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor full all night long. We had requested certain songs to be played during the evening and Ernie played them all. We would recommend Ernie in the future. Dennis & Debra Miller 8/28/2004
Julie's mom and dad here. We just wanted to let you know what a great time everyone had at the wedding Saturday night. So many people came up to us on Sunday morning to tell us how GREAT the DJ was !!! Months from now, our guests won't remember the flowers or the food, but they will remember that they went to a great party and danced all night !! So thank you for creating those memories for our families and friends. ( I love how everyone sang along to "My Girl").... Julie & Shannon Morin 8/21/2004
I cannot say enough good things about Ernie! He was FANTASTIC. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks for making our wedding wonderful! Jill & Dan Diorio 6/19/2004
Everyone raved about Ernie. The dance floor was packed, and I had thought no one was going to dance! Thank you for a perfect wedding day! Jennifer & Scott Glover 6/5/2004
Ernie is fantastic! He came highly recommended to me and I can see why. We requested special songs and they were played - I mentioned that my husband loved the Chicken dance song and Ernie played it and dedicated it to Josh which I thought was fantastic. He played a great mix of music and had everyone up and dancing. I highly recommend Ernie Houle as a DJ. Josh & Jill Twombly 5/22/2004
Ernie was EXCELLENT. I would recommend him to anyone. Billy & Kathy Gagnon 5/15/2004
Thanks Ernie! You were great at getting our party going and keeping it going. We got all kinds of compliments on our wedding and you were a big part of that! Thanks for making all those special announcements for me regarding the cameras and guest cards. I couldn't have asked for a better day all around! Mark & Wendy Anderson
Thank you! Keep up the great work and look forward to using Ernie again on many occassions. Always the first person the Lowell Spinners call! Jon Goode Lowell Spinners, Director of Corporate Communications
We were very impressed with Ernie's services, his performance came as advertised! He was very professional throughout the reception, and made everyone happy. The kids as well as the adults enjoyed themselves! I would certainly recommend him! Thank you!, James and Deanna Mayol
Ernie, We wanted to thank you again for making our 9/20/03 wedding such a blast. You kept the dance floor filled all day & everyone had such a blast. They always say the DJ makes the party & you suceeded in doing that! We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ! Thanks again, Meghan & Greg Cranney
Ernie did a great job at our wedding! The music was perfect the whole night. All of our friends and family having been telling us it was by far the best wedding they have ever been to and the music was a huge part. Everyone was up dancing all night. Thank you so much Ernie!!
Ernie Houle is by far the best DJ that we have ever heard - and we are so lucky because it was OUR wedding! Almost all of our 150 guests commented during and after the wedding on "how great" our DJ, Ernie Houle, was. He judged the crowd perfectly - we had grandparents, parents, and us youngins dancing the night away all together on the dance floor. He was nice to everyone, he was professional, he was so organized during the entire planning process and during the event. During the 2 week stress before the wedding, I knew I could count on him, that I wasn't going to have to follow-up on every little detail, as he followed upon on everything. It was so refreshing, I wish everyone could have been like Ernie! He was a blessing, and by far the best "vendor" that we hired for our wedding! Anyone would be crazy to pass him up!
Ernie you were all we could have asked for!!!! The music and entertainment at our wedding was perfect. It's been almost 3 months since our wedding and we still get comments on how great you were at our wedding. Thank-you for doing such a wonderful job!!!!
Ernie, We can't thank you enough for helping to make our special day perfect. Everyone there got a big kick out of our quirky song selections, and you played them all just like we requested. We were a bit worried about how the transition from DJ back and forth from the McTeggarts would go, and we could not be more pleased. We were so glad that you were able to keep everyone out dancing after the band left! We had so much fun and thank you for your professionalism and accommodation of all our requests. You were fun to work with and would be more than happy to be a reference for you!
Ernie, you were absolutely fantastic. I didn't sit down once when the dancing started and neither did 95% of my guests. They say the DJ makes the party and I had all the confidence in the world when I booked you, but you exceeded my expectations. I will be certain to recommend you to anybody looking for a DJ in the future, and would use you again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for helping make our day so memorable.
You made our wedding everything we had hoped for. The music selection was perfect. You kept the dance floor filled the entire night, and then some. Thank you for all that you did for us. We will certainly use you again if the need arises.
My daughter was married last Saturday. The reception was at the Saphire Inn in Sharon. I would like to compliment Ernie the DJ who was truly outstanding from beginning to end. I have never heard so many people comment on the quality of the DJ and the music played at any other event of any kind. It really made a special day even more special and fun. You were great. My daughter, her husband and everyone had a great time.
"Excellent" doesn't begin to describe the services provided by Ernie on our Wedding day. From bringing additional equipment for our ceremony, to accomodating last minute requests, Ernie was a joy to work with. He kept the entire event rolling, and our guests have sent notes & emails commenting on how fabulous the whole day was. Our very diverse crowd (North & South, young & old) just couldn't get off the dance floor! So, THANK YOU Ernie for making long distance planning a breeze and handling our wedding with such professionalism and fun. (Rob Zombie's Brickhouse is now a permanent part of our music collection. Hope you like the Skynyrd Friends!) Thanks again for everything... please refer your potential clients to us any time. Brad & Maura Moore (Zukas Hilltop Barn, Spencer MA, 8/24/03)
I didn't get to talk to Ernie Houle much that night, I was very busy. The introductions and music selections were very good. I would recommend him to anyone in the future. Thanks, you made my wedding a wonderful memory!!!
Our wedding was perfect thanks to our DJ, Ernie. It was everything we dreamed of and more. The dance floor was never empty. Ernie read the crowd perfectly and even had requests after the reception was over. Ernie pronounced everyone's name correctly and even incorporated Armenian music into the reception. You will not regret hiring Ernie for your wedding. He was absolutely perfect.
We were extremely happy with Ernie Houle. He was super friendly, fun, flexible, and easy to work with. He added some creative and classy touches that were above and beyond what we requested. We would have him DJ our wedding again in a second.
Our wedding was two weeks ago and we're still hearing comments from friends and family about what a great reception it was -- that's in no small part due to our disc jockey Ernie Houle! Ernie did an excellent job of playing just the right music all day long - upbeat enough for the younger crowd who wanted to dance, but nothing too loud or offensive for the older folks who just wanted to sit and talk. We've been to weddings before where the DJ was cheesy or hyper, and we were determined not to have that kind of atmosphere at our reception. Ernie presented himself in a totally professional manner, yet always looked like he was having a good time and encouraged all of our guests to enjoy themselves. From the music during cocktails right to the final dance, everything was classy without being boring. We were absolutely thrilled with Ernie Houle and would never hesitate recommending him to anyone looking for a disc jockey!
Thank you for getting everyone up and dancing. The feedback I received is that everyone had a good time and danced a lot and as I can see from the pictures, they danced all night.
We would like to thank you again for the WONDERFUL job you did at our wedding reception. We were extremely happy with the job you did and our family and friends are still raving about what a fantastic wedding it was. I never sat down once the whole night- (and neither did my 76 year old grandmother!!) It's true what they say about the DJ "making" the wedding and you truly made our wedding the best it could have possibly been. Thanks Again, Amy and Bill Jenkins
Ernie did an excellent and professional job. It was a pleasurable experience dealing with him all the way from procuring his services, planning the activities, and the wedding itself.
You made the night flow together very nicely and we would recommend you any time.
Ernie was excellent and I've already recommended him to other brides on the weddingchannel.com message boards. I would definitely use locomotiondj services again.
Dear Ernie - I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the fantastic job you did Disk Jockeying for Cosentini Associates' 2002 summer event "Clambake on the Charles". I could'nt have asked for a more professional genial performance!!! I will definitely be contacting you during the holiday season! Many many thanks, Brittny Cargle
Everyone that attended had the best time. Ernie played everything we wanted. If you are a PARROT HEAD you get a bonus, because he has every Buffet song you've ever heard and some you may have never heard before. Ernie helped in giving our wedding the relaxed, fun, caribbean atmosphere that we were looking for.
Every detail was executed perfectly and professionally.The music flow kept our wedding guests dancing all night.Thank you Ernie.
Ernie was professional and fun. He was flexible when unforeseen pre-wedding circumstances occurred (emergency surgery, last minute schedule changes, etc.). We had given him a CD we created to give to our guests as wedding favors and Ernie played many of the songs from it. Our guests loved it and are still commenting on how fun it was to hear the songs at the wedding and then again in their cars on the way home. The hit of the night was Two Live Jews with "Kosher As They Wanna Be!" Thanks to Ernie for a fabulous job. We were able to do exactly what we wanted without worrying about the entertainment: dance, dance, dance!
Thanks for a great time! Everyone enjoyed themselves and you did a great job. Thanks again and we will definitely use you next year!
If you are planning for a DJ to cover your event, look NO further. Ernie Houle DJ'd our wedding on October 6th 2001 and people are RAVING about his choice of songs. Our dance floor was hoping all day, despite our early wedding (11am-5pm). He worked so hard the week before our wedding, immediately finding my last minute requests (and there were MANY) in a calm and laid back mannor, never once making me feel that I was asking just a bit much. He made me feel like I was his only wedding, his only client, and I know for a fact he had a jammed packed weekend. He was one very important part in creating what was a PERFECT day! Thanks ERNIE! Everyone had THE BEST time.
Ernie, We had an awesome time at our wedding reception. You were perfect, just as I expected. I have been to many weddings / functions and to be perfectly honest you were among the best!! We really appreciated all of your professionalism and friendliness and how you were able to get everyone on the dance floor without having to steel the show or make people do some silly dance or stunt. I would highly recommend Locomotion DJ to anyone who is planning a wedding or function in the future as well, you will be the first one that I call if I need the services of a DJ in our future.Thank you very much for making our special evening even more memorable. We really appreciate it!!!!
HI Ernie! First of all, thank you! Thank you!! we had SUCH a great time! You did a wonderful job for us and our wedding day was PERFECT! We were both SO SO happy with everything and everyone is still talking about it, saying it was the best wedding they've been too (which was my plan) and that the music was so awesome! I loved when you played Country Boy, John Denver.......I love that song and forgot about it!
Ernie, Words cannot express how much we appreciated your work at our wedding. You're a true professional, and you contributed to a wonderful, perfect evening. We could not have done it without you, or ask for a better wedding day. Would'nt change a thing.
Ernie did a great job! He was very professional, had a very professional manner (not chintzy or obnoxious like some DJs). He was good at making the best out of situations and working hard to make the event a success. Our planning and discussions with him were very well organized and helped us work on the details.I highly recommend him to anyone!
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. You were just what we were looking for in a DJ. A lot of people commented on how you did a great job and they loved the music! People were also impressed with the laptop you use to catalog sounds! Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day special.
My daughters reception was June 16,2001 at the Nabnasset Country Club. Ernie Houle was our D.J. He provided the best dance music in the most professional manner. We had guests from the Bahama Islands, New York And Florida. The variety of music was incredible. Ernie kept the dance floor full all night with laughter and plenty of movement. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Ernie!!!!!!!
Ernie, I received very positive feedback from the guests of the wedding on the DJ. Thanks for everything. It was good to see the dance floor crowded the entire evening.
Dear Ernie, I wanted to thank-you for your efforts at the grand opening of Rolling Stone's newest office space this past week in Boston. Your attention to detail and professional manner helped to make the evening a great success. All of our clients had a wonderful evening listening to Rolling Stone's list of Top 100 Pop songs that you were able to provide. I appreciate all of your efforts to make this event a special one for our clients. If I am ever in need of another DJ, you will be my first call.
Ernie was great! We had a lot of guests say that he did an amazing job and really worked hard.
Everyone enjoyed the D.J. services at our wedding. The dance floor was never empty once the music started.Ernie Houle is the best D.J.
I just wanted to express our appreciation for the party on August 4th for Jen. All the kids had a great time and they loved the music. You really know the kind of music that they like. A few people have asked for your name so I gave them your name and number. Thanks again.
We can not thank you enough for the great time you showed our guests at our wedding! We were impressed by your professionalism and over all manner. We have received a lot of compliments already on our great D.J.!!! Thanks again! - Darlene and Mark Batts
Ernie, both Nicole and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful experience. As I had discussed with you before the wedding, we felt that the DJ was the most crucial element in the reception acting as a representative for us. I think you made us look damn good! I cannot tell you how many comments we received from all of our guests complimenting the work you did. You made the most important moment of our lives the best it could possibly be, always projecting an image of professionalism, fun, and class. We thank you, wish you only the best, and promise to send anyone we find who needs a DJ to you.
Everyone had a ball! The music was lively and everything was handled very professionally. I would definitely recommend Locomotion DJ to everyone! Thanks, Ernie!
Great Job!!! We will be getting together soon to decide about next year. Everyone was very happy with you. The CEO also said you were very good., so I hope to see you again next year.
Ernie (LOCOMOTION DJ )did a wonderful job in helping us to plan the entertainment for our wedding. After the big day, we received many compliments from those who attended.We would recommend his services to anyone!
Our entire wedding was fantastic. Our friends and family danced all night long, thanks to Ernie. At the end of the night, we were all sweaty and tired, which was more than we could ask for! I have already recommended you to someone, and they have booked (Rachel Salvato) for a wedding next fall. Everything was handled professionally, right down to when we had to be re-announced because the videographer's camera battery died! We could not have asked for more! We even had guests making cheerleading pyramids during the 80's hit "Oh Mickey!!!" Thanks Ernie!
All of my guests raved about the music at the wedding. The selections were excellent and the dance floor was packed. Ernie and Chris did a fantastic job.....A++++++++++
I would like to take the time to thank you for doing such a good job at our wedding. You were great. The music was great. You had everyone, young and old out on the dance floor. I'm so glad that you had a good time too. I would highly recommend you. Please use us a reference. I will also try to get you a copy of our video. Thanks again for making our wedding a very special day.
Dear Ernie, Thank you very much for doing a great job at our wedding. Ryan and I really thought everything went well and we appreciate all your efforts. Thanks Again.
Dear Ernie, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect! You did such an amazing job! Eric and I had the most beautiful night of our lives! We wish you all the best for your wedding and for all times!.
Hello Ernie, I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the job you did at our wedding. It was probably the first time I have seen a DJ that played good music that kept everyone dancing, and did not try to overtake the party themselves. I will make sure to recommend you to others.
The Sayer Family can't Thank You enough for your contribution. We raised $5,800.00 towards a memorial scholarship for Ryan Sayer and the money is still coming in, Thanks!
Ernie Houle was the BEST he seemed to read my mind and keep the party going Everyone at my wedding raved for days about Ernie's professional sense of style by keeping the atmosphere humors touching and interactive I was very lucky to have such a person as MY DJ at my wedding in fact the guests were so pleased that they wanted me to get married again next weekend THANKS so MUCH You truly made my wedding one to cherish
Ernie, the evening was a great success due in large part to our D.J.'s. We will definitely contract with you in the future.
I think you did a fantastic job. Everyone commented on how nice the DJ was. We also thought the listing of the Wedding Party & Special Dances was a great touch for us to keep. Thanks for a great time!!
Thank you for being a part of our Wedding-everything was great!
I would like to thank you for the excellent service that you provided that made the J.S.A. dance a success.
Thanks for helping make our Wedding day the best day of our lives. You did an awesome job at our Wedding. We were very happy with your work. We will keep you in mind for any future functions, and we will certainly mention you to any of our friends and relatives. Thanks again!!
You did an incredible job. I've heard from so many people that they thought you were great. Thank you for a very professional & wonderful job, P.S. You can definitely use us as a reference.
We were very impressed with your selection of music and everything else.
Very nice, guests enjoyed themselves very much. Ernie was very nice and accommodated to our needs. Thank-you for making my event very enjoyable. I'll be calling you for my Wedding in 1 1/2 years!!!
You were unbelievable! We had a blast! Thanks for the awesome selections.
Everyone had a great time!! Thanks so much for helping to make it such a great event.
Ernie, Thank you so much for being part of our holiday party. Your wide array of music selections really made the night a complete success. I wish I had more parties to organize each year so we could call you every time. Be sure to mark a spot for us next year! Your dedication and love for the profession comes through in every aspect of your role. Great Job!
Thank you so very much Ernie! We had the best time at our reception. Our guests are still talking about what a wonderful job you did. My sister (the coordinator) said that you made her role so much easier, especially when she forgot to bring the champaign! If we or ANYONE I know has an event, I will definitely contact you. Best Regards.
Thank you Ernie! We had such a great time... We look forward to our wedding knowing we have a great DJ!
Ernie, Thank You! We feel you did a wonderful job keeping the crowd going. We appreciate the fact that you met all of our special requests & dedications. Not only do we feel you did a great job, but many of our guests commented so. We highly recommend you & your DJ'ing services.
Thank you Ernie for your help! You made a night full of memories and musical entertainment. We truly appreciate your cooperation in working with Sean and I during our long distance planning. You really made it hassle-free!
Ernie, It was great! Even though you were unable to stay later. My brother brought out his system & kept going until 11pm! They never would have gotten enough of your services. They all had a wonderful time. Thanks again! See you again on July 4 '98!
Ernie, You did an exceptional job keeping everyone dancing until midnight! Thank You.
Ernie, We had a lot of fun. We watched the video on our camcorder on the plane to Hawaii, the reception was great. Everyone is telling us that this was one of the better weddings they have been to in a while, including music and song selections. Thank you again - you did a great job, especially with us being late with song selections. I will refer you to anyone I know that has a function. Who knows? Lisa and I had so much fun that we are talking about an anniversary party already - we will keep you posted, Good luck and thanks again!
Ernie, You did a great job, the music was really fun!" Thanks So Much
You Are The Man, Ernie!!
Everything Was Great!!
Ernie, Thanks so much for doing our Wedding you were great!
A+, Absolutely Great Job!!!
Ernie, I had a great time & it was my own wedding. Everyone had a great time. Thank You very much!
Lisa LeDuc and I are looking forward to seeing you at her wedding in July. Thank You for all of your helpful suggestions, Eric and I were very pleased
Ernie did a great job. Entertaining without being too loud or overwhelming.
Dear Ernie, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for making the music at our wedding absolutely fantastic! You had people out there dancing I've never seen dance before. It truely was the fun celebration we wanted it to be. We appreciated you playing all of the songs we requested and also going out of your way to buy some of our special requests! Thank you again! Please feel free to use us as a reference.
Dear Ernie Houle, Thanks so much for giving music to our wedding! I'm sorry I did'nt talk to you that evening or even Thank you then, but I was pretty pre-occupied... The music was great and the changes were appropriate (Slow to Fast : Fast to Slow). I did'nt think about the music all night - because everything I wanted to hear was being played! A lot of people have said how good it was to dance so much - and others have said the music was great too! You really helped the evening go smoothly - even for the two Best Man's Speeches!! Thank You Again!
Ernie, you did a terrific Job! It was perfect, everyone had a blast! The music was great and you were a wonderful M.C.! We were very happy! Sean and Melissa Currey
Ernie, you did an excellent job. You played music for every age group, and as a result the dance floor was always full. We had so many comments on our wedding on how much fun it was, and Ernie we feel you had a lot to do with it. Thanks again.
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Top Five Qualities to Look For in a Wedding DJ
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so it’s important you hire no one but the best. No matter where you live, there are talented DJs available when you need them at a price point you can afford. On top of recommendations from your peers, an online search of reputable agencies will provide you with a host of terrific DJs to consider.
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so it’s important you hire no one but the best. No matter where you live, there are talented DJs available when you need them at a price point you can afford. On top of recommendations from your peers, an online search of reputable agencies will provide you with a host of terrific DJs to consider. Pick at least two of them to interview and carefully consider each of these five qualities to help you find the best fit for your wedding:
1. Personality – Within a few short minutes, you should be able to gage whether or not the DJ has a personality you can work well with. Are they affable? Upbeat? Witty? Humorous? Do they sustain good eye contact and speak clearly? Do they make you feel at ease? Do they seem genuinely interested in your wedding reception and eager to learn as much about you and your guests as possible? If they make you uncomfortable in any way during the interview, chances are they will do the same for your guests, so don’t be afraid to follow your instincts on this one.
2. Knowledge – You’ll know right away that a DJ is knowledgeable when they can quickly name the title and artist of that hit song that you only know a few words to. In addition, they should be able to tell you in depth about all of their equipment from the wattage of their speakers to why they chose to work with one brand of mp3 player over another, or how a certain program on their laptop is perfect for beat matching and syncing, etc.
3. Reliability – All good DJs will provide you with a list of past clients upon your request. After you’ve obtained a list, call a few of them and ask about the DJs reliability. Were they punctual? Did they come prepared with all the right equipment and back up equipment in case of emergencies? Did they follow through on all of their promises and play all of their client’s requests?
4. Adaptability – You want a DJ that will listen to your needs, make note of all of your requests, and offer up ideas of their own that they feel will enhance the overall entertainment value. Contacting past clients and asking them if the DJ was able to adapt quickly to the crowd and the energy in the room will help you analyze this quality further.
5. Special Skills – Do a large number of your guests speak a language other than English? If so, hiring a bilingual DJ might be a wise decision. Will you want a colorful light show to heighten the overall visual experience? There are DJs available who can provide LED lighting systems, mirror balls, etc., upon request. Are there any ‘out of the ordinary’ activities you require your DJ to emcee?
Keeping these qualities in mind during the wedding coordinating process will ensure you hire the best wedding disc jockey available!
Hiring a professional DJ can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your event. Whether you’re planning your wedding, coordinating a school or corporate event, or just throwing a good old-fashioned party, you want to hire a DJ that will provide you with the best entertainment value to fit your needs.
Wedding DJ pricing. So, how much does a wedding DJ cost? This depends on how comfortable you are with the lighting, experience, equipment, music, and fun options. You should try unique things because your wedding is far from ordinary. This does not mean you need to break the bank with wedding DJ prices, but see what options are really worth the cost.