28 total reviews
We first found Dynamic Sounds through The Wedding Cafe Hawaii’s Wednesday Night Workshops. They were also recommended to us by my sister and brother-in-law who used their services for their wedding three years ago.
After attending The Wedding Cafe Hawaii’s Wednesday Night Workshops, and hearing what David Louis had to say about creating the perfect wedding reception timeline, we knew that his company was a perfect fit for us. We met with David for our consultation and liked his ideas, so we decided to book him. Afterwards, we met with his wife, Lupe, who created our wedding reception timeline. They are both very professional and we had a great time meeting with them!
Dynamic Sounds is very flexible and they make sure to please their couples. They did not judge us, as we went on a more nontraditional path, and were very accommodating about it! For example, we decided not to do the garter toss, bouquet toss, or mother/son dance. We also wanted to take sunset photos, and they made sure to include that in the program since they knew it was important to us. They also were able to create a “dancing in the clouds” type of effect for our first dance, which we loved!
On our wedding day, it was nice that David would check in on us every so often to make sure that we were doing ok, to see if we needed anything, and to let us know what would happen next in our program.
Our main goal for our wedding was to make sure that our guests had a fun, memorable, and romantic experience. Dynamic Sounds was able to create that type of atmosphere for our guests.
After our wedding, many of our guests have told us how fun it was and that it was the BEST wedding they’ve ever been to. We are so thankful for being able to work with Dee Ann, David, Lupe, and their other assistants. They are SO nice and were able to help us create the wedding of our dreams. We couldn’t have asked for a better MC/DJ service!
I hired Dynamic Sounds to be my wedding DJ and MC and couldn’t have been happier. They also provided the music for my ceremony. I had so much fun at my wedding and I know a huge part of it was because of Dynamic Sounds. Dynamic Sounds also provided a couple of uplights for my ceremony.
I had reached out to a few other vendors and heard what they had to say, but I knew Dynamic Sounds was right for me from the start. Before I even requested a contract, I had an amazing consultation with Dave. He spent over an hour explaining to me how and what Dynamic Sounds does to stand apart from its competition and answered all the questions I had. He even shared a few ideas on how to make my reception unique.
Lupe was awesome - very friendly and easy to work with, which was a plus for me as I planned my Waikiki wedding from Las Vegas. Dynamic Sounds actually built my ceremony and reception timeline and Lupe had a lot of great input and suggestions that definitely helped make things easier for me. She was also very accommodating in meeting with my parents and I in person.
Don was appointed our wedding day DJ and MC and he was awesome. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. He handled our timeline and crazy wedding guests really well. He was really good at going with the flow of our guests reactions to different things and keeping everyone’s energy up. We had so much fun with all of our games (ideas courtesy of Dynamic Sounds) as well. We received a lot of compliments from our guests that Don was a great MC. And my dad continues to rave to everyone (especially those who were unable to attend our wedding) how awesome Don was. Any story my dad shares about my wedding includes how happy he was with Dynamic Sounds.
Dynamic Sounds was absolutely AMAZING at my wedding! They really made the atmosphere fun and created a great environment for my guests. Don was my MC and was personable, funny, and a great host. This is definitely the number one DJ company on Oahu and I highly recommend them for the bride who wants her reception to go off without a hitch!
Dave and his team are very organized and detail oriented. Didn't have to worry about a thing once we got to the reception site. My wedding coordinator finally got to relax and enjoyed the rest of the day. Highly recommended.
We had the opportunity to work with Dave and Lupe from Dynamic Sounds and they helped with the sound system for our ceremony (which was at a beach house), but also deejayed our reception and Dave served as the MC! From the first time that we met them it was evident that they know what they’re doing and that they would work hard to give us exactly the wedding that we envisioned. Here are the awesome things about them:
- Lupe is a great communicator. She is the main person to talk to the couple in the meetings leading up to the wedding and she is very helpful and goes over every detail with you. She is very friendly and professional and is great to work with!
- Dave was our MC. He put us at ease and we knew that our reception would go smoothly. He is a great talker and was able to make it seem like our reception went smoothly (and none of our guests knew about all of the small speed bumps that came up during our reception). The best man also said a few things in his speech that weren’t so funny – Dave was able to say some things afterward that really smoothed things about and made everyone laugh.
- As a team, they have great ideas for small games that the guests can play, including ways to make things fun. They have games for when people clang their glasses and make the couple kiss, games for giving away the center pieces, and games for everything else too!
- Their equipment is top-notch, from their microphones, to their AV equipment, to their music. Our ceremony was outdoors and everyone could hear what we were saying, clearly, through their AV equipment. We were able to request various songs and song genres. Dave was able to keep people dancing all night long
David and Lupe are a great duo to work with! They are so personable and have so many ideas to make your reception truly unique. My husband and I are big baseball fans and had a baseball themed reception. Dave and Lupe helped to bring several baseball ideas to your typical reception events like the garter toss. We had a very small wedding; through their creativity, we incorporated several ways to keep our guests entertained outside of dancing. Everyone had a great time and stayed engaged throughout the evening. I highly recommend Dave and Lupe if you want your reception to be unique, entertaining, and memorable!
Dave and Lupe are the ones for you if you are looking for a DJ, MC, and a coordinator. They are definitely knowledgeable and very friendly and energetic. They were very cooperative, understanding,and open-minded. Lupe is so sweet and wonderful. She assisted us with the timelines and the itinerary. They had great suggestions and they offered a lot of support and assistance. The wedding reception went so smooth with no awkward moments, silence, gaps, and kept all our guests entertained. Dave is a seasoned DJ and I really appreciated him for working with me on the music set list. I'm glad we chose them to work with us and we had the pleasure of getting to know them as more than just vendors.
We had a destination wedding, so our first meeting with Dave was via Skype. At the end of the meeting when he told us the cost, I was a little uncertain as it was definitely more than I expected or wanted to spend on a DJ. My now husband talked me into spending the money and I'm glad he did. Dave and Lupe were fabulous in creating a special and custom reception. Dynamic Sounds are more than just DJs, they really make the reception a special event. Don actually DJed our wedding. He was charismatic and funny. He had our guests laughing and his music choice was perfect. We got so many compliments on Don and Dynamic Sounds. It was money well spent.
David and Lupe were fantastic! We did all of our planning over Skype since we were not local to the island and they were very accommodating to the planning process. After listening to David describe his services, we couldn't help but try to fit them into our budget. They were almost 2x what we were hoping to pay, but an Aunt said she would split the cost with us as our wedding present.
We had 3 or so Skype meetings with Lupe, we filled out worksheets and answered emailed questions between meetings. The groom also got a one-on-one "Groom's tips" prior to the wedding. Their ideas were excellent and really helped us create a creative and personal reception. David was a blast as the MC and rolled with the crowd. We received some of our best compliments of the wedding because of Dynamic Sounds.
I loved having David as our DJ. Lupe (David's wife) is like the wedding planner for the recception and she plans every detail of your night from the games down to the final dance. Every single person who came to our wedding left saying that that was the best wedding reception that they have ever been to. The games had every person interacting and doing something during the reception to make it so much more enjoyable. I was laughing almost the entire time because of how much fun the games were. If I had to do it over again, I would hire dynamic sounds every time. I highly recomend them to anyone who asks.
If you want to have an event that flows smoothly and has just the right "feel," then a good DJ and emcee are essential. What stands out about Dynamic Sounds (Dave &amp; Lupe) is that they were so helpful in crafting our nontraditional timeline of events. They were honest and knowledgeable about what happens at weddings to be able to make suggestions about how long each element would really take. They were also able to be flexible when on the day of the event I messed everything up by being late. They were a true part of the wedding planning team. They were easy to work with and good communicators. They had the best communication and service of any DJ I have ever worked with in my many years of event planning.
We met David 10 months before our wedding. The meeting went well and my husband liked him instantly. I wanted to interview a few more since he was our first one. He seemed very organized and experienced. He had a lot of unquie ideas to make our wedding different. The price seemed a little high, but we booked him anyways. After talking to friends and family they all told us we paid way to much for his services. We assured them that he was worth it and seemed like a true vet.
After you book David, you deal with his wife Lupe. She is lovely and helpful. She is very detailed and wants a minute by minute itinerary. I din't like that. I wanted our wedding to flow and not be so structed. They wanted to know how many people were giving speeches and the time of each speech. That was a little much for us and seemed rude to put a time limit on a speech.
Since we moved our cocktail hour to a different location( across the street from the Hyatt ballroom)he told us it would be more money to have his system move across the street. We thought that was a little much since his price was $2,500. We were able to work together and he said that he could make us a cd for the cocktail hour and the Hyatt could play it. I guess their was a lack of communication because the day of the wedding we didn't have any music during cocktail hour. He said we were supposed to bring the CD that he made for us, we heard different.
The reception music flowed, but we did get a few complaints from our guest stating that when they requested songs he was rude and asked them who they were. Not what you want to hear about your DJ. I don't think he did an awful job but I do feel like we over payed for his services.
Dave and his team did an awsome job for our reception. A lot of our guest said they had so much fun at our wedding and loved the reception and I have to give all the credit to Dave and his team. They helped out so much with the timeline and fun ideas, we had a blast.
Lupe, one of the owners, did the best job with our wedding. Because or her professionalism and ideas our wedding turned out beautiful and fun. A day we will always cherish.
Highly, recommend this company to anyone!
After a phone interview with David, we were easily convinced Dynamic Sounds was the DJ for us! Impressed by their creativity, professionalism, and passion, we eagerly agreed to hire them! They provide so much more than DJ service. Lupe and David were incredibly easy to work with. Lupe was always organized and thorough throughout the planning stages while creating our reception timeline. She sent regular updates, and kept us on track during the months before our wedding. We loved their creative ideas that really fit our vision of creating a meaningful, fun, and relaxed reception for our guests. We've received so many complements on the unique aspects of our reception (e.g., interactive games, personalized messages, etc). David did a fabulous job reading the audience, monitoring and adjusting the timeline as appropriate, and managing the occasional drunk guest!
David and his assistant were 110% FUN!! Our guests loved the wide range of music they played and they totally made our wedding the best party ever! David was a GREAT MC as well. Lupe is also completely amazing. She coordinated our timeline and helped me make decisions easier by asking specific questions and offering suggestions when I needed them. =)
Thanks to David (DJ / MC) and the timeline made by his wife, Lupe, my wedding went really well and my guests really enjoy the music a lot. Some vendors didn't listen to what I really wanted for my wedding, but David and Lupe made sure that all my needs were met and that I was happy with their service. I highly recommend future brides to work with Dynamic Sounds especially if they are palnning on having a destination wedding like I was. They are vey reliable and professional, so even though I was planning a destination wedding, I could count on him. We even did a skype video chat on my first consultation, which none of my vendors did. I would like to thank David and Lupe for their professionalism, kindness and their excellent service.
J from South Korea
If I could give more stars I would! Of all of the vendors we used in planning our wedding - Dynamic Sounds gave me the most time and attention. They were worth every penny. Because this was to be a destination wedding, it was relatively small/intimate. With that being the case, I was afraid of awkward down time where guests were sitting around or hesitant to get on the dance floor. Lupe and David spent hours with me talking about alternative activities and ways to keep the guests engaged. This was tremendously successful. A great time was had by all and the fun continued right up through the last dance.
The whole event was personalized for us - from the stories that were told to the games that we played. David and Lupe not only got to know my husband and I, but they got to know our families as well. They were not just vendors by the time our reception came around - they were invited guests who we were thrilled to have celebrating our wedding with us.
Dynamic Sounds services don't stop at DJ/MC/Timeline Specialists. They even helped us to understand the local Hawaiian traditions and customs for weddings, they offerred reviews of places to eat and places to visit, and they even helped us coordinate all of our vendors so our day would run smoothly. They helped me to plan things I never even thought about - but thank goodness they did!
David and Lupe are a very special couple and I'm so glad we got to know them through this process. I would recommend them for any party - not just weddings. They go above and beyond to make sure everyone is having a wonderful time.
I first found out about Dynamic Sounds through the wedding cafe. Our first meeting was with David over the phone and I knew then and there that we had to get him for our wedding. David and his wife Lupe (who handled all of our correspondence) were wonderful to work with. They both have wonderful, fun, energetic personalities and are just so easy to talk to. They were both very helpful and made really great suggestions for fun things to do during our reception to make sure everyone was having a good time and that the everything was "us."
They helped to create a timeline of the entire day, from just before guests arrived till the very end. This gave me so much peace of mind because I did not hire a coordinator for the day of. In fact, I was not stressed out at all!
We really could not have pulled it off without David and Lupe's help and I am so thankful for everything they did for us and the wonderful gift of amazing quality, service and professionalism they provide to all brides and grooms!
DYNAMIC SOUNDS ROCKS!
If there is one thing I heard all night long at our wedding, it was "Your MC is soooo good!". He really was.
I have a friend in this exact business who offered to do my wedding for a really good price. I've used him before for parties and he was fine for that. But this was my wedding day, not just any party. This requires much more knowledge, patience, and finesse. David brought all of that and he was absolutely worth every single penny--our guest's compliments and my sanity are testament to that.
We worked with DeeAnn initially, starting from a year prior to our wedding. Then we consulted with David for a good amount of time about exactly what we wanted. I still feel like we were so vague with him--it's hard for me to describe what kind of people we are and how we want the ambiance to be without sounding so generic. We're fun, laid-back, low-maintenance people. That being said, I'm also a neurotic perfectionist with enormous attention to detail and a quirky sense of humor--I think I left all that craziness out when I met him. So I feel like he had little to go on. But he nailed it.
Our wedding went off without a hitch. I hired Dave to do the ceremony music, reception music, and as my MC. He did everything perfectly. If you ever meet him, he'll tell you what sets him apart from other MCs...the little attention to detail to make sure there are no awkward pauses in your program. He'll also start throwing all kinds of fun and crazy ideas, if that's what you want, to make your reception totally unique. Our guests had such a blast and we did too with the ideas David had. It was a party...just like we wanted it to be. It wasn't boring or prissy or so structure that it felt starchy. Make no mistake, it was structured, but only the people behind the scenes knew that. Everyone else just felt like they were at a fun party.
The rest of the planning process was primarily between Lupe (his wife) and myself. I feel like I gained a friend out of Lupe. She is just about the prettiest, sweetest little package of love and I can see how she and David make the perfect couple. She did all the legwork on our wedding to make sure that everything we wanted got done, even if I missed all her deadlines. She was always gracious and patient with me.
David worked with me even on the day of when I decided to make his job challenging. Just before our grand entrance, he reminded me of what we were supposed to be doing: walk in, hand off the bouquet, dance, take back the bouquet, make my way to the podium to do Thank Yous. Thank Yous?! I didn't have time to write them yet, and stupid me...I didn't look that hard at the itinerary...I thought they were later in the program. No problem, David said. He can move it to later in the program to give me some time to come up with something. Phew!!!! BIG Thanks to him for that!
The biggest compliment I can pay David and Lupe is to say that nearly every guest that attended our wedding told us that ours was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and that our MC was fantastic. He really was and I will hire David again in a heartbeat if I have any reason to.
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