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To say that Tim is amazing is an understatement.
We knew that our dj would be the center of our wedding, so when we started looking for someone to be part of our day it was important to find someone that we knew we could trust. Walking away from our initial meeting with Tim we knew we had to book him. He told us to go out and meet with other dj’s to compare what they would bring to the table, but we didn’t have to. From that one meeting we knew he would meet every expectation that we had.
One of the things that sold us on Tim was the way he described the ability to read a room and change the music to really optimize getting people out on the dance floor. He didn’t lie. One of the main comments we’ve heard from our guests was that they felt like the music played was just for them. The older guests that we didn’t think would stay past dinner were on the dance floor just as long as the younger guests who didn’t stop dancing until the lights came up at midnight (only because we had to be out of the room).
And with Tim, it wasn’t just playing music. He brought all of his own equipment (speakers, microphones, lights…) to ensure that there were no awkward moments due to a screeching speaker or a burnt out light bulb. He goes beyond professionalism, arriving early, staying late, checking in with us to make sure we’re happy, to really feeling like a friend, someone that we were proud to be sharing our day with.
We will never be able to thank Tim enough for helping us create the best wedding we could have imagined.
Tim was probably one of the best experiences we had during our entire wedding process. With 150 guests, our wedding in a CASTLE hours away from home, and 18 people total in our bridal party, our Wedding Day was busy to say the least. Tim was there every single step of the way. He met with us and our wedding planner countless times before the big day just to make sure that everything was squared away and perfectly timed. He and the wedding planner made a flawless schedule that had my wedding day running more smooth than I ever thought possible. Not only was he great for the planning process, his music choices were fantastic, he had the guests not only DANCING all night but LAUGHING all night too. People just loved him and we are still getting compliments to this day about him. While his price may be a little more steep than the usual DJ, trust me when I say it is WORTH IT and he will truly make your day one of a kind.
We could not have been more happy with Ideal Entertainment. Tim is personable, professional and incredibly easy to work with. We appreciated his managing of many details we didn't think about and some we just didn't want to worry about. The guests really enjoyed his humor and ability to keep them entertained and dancing. He even got some people on the dance floor I have never seen dance before. They got so into it. He did so much more than play music. He created a fun and engaging atmosphere. His attention to detail curtailed what could have been some potential problems and I was very grateful I listened to his suggestions not only in the planning process but also on the day of. Tim really knows what he's doing and when he says "I've got ya covered" he really does!
Tim of Ideal Entertainment is truly a top-notch DJ, one of the best in Seattle. He is extremely professional while also being able to relate to you personally. Tim gave us great advice about how to choose songs and what types of songs work best for which parts of the wedding. He also helped us to feel calm and enjoy the moment on the big day. He made our wedding extremely fun. In fact, it was the best party we have ever experienced. Tim helped our wedding run so smoothly, and yet he was also able to do it all from the background without drawing attention to himself. Tim was an integral part of our wedding being an absolutely perfect, incredible day.
Tim is awesome at what he does and Jake and I knew from the first time we met him, that he was our MC/DJ. He genuinely wants to get to know you as a couple so he can get the feel of how things should go. I really liked being able to log onto the Ideal website and pick and choose what I want or don't want. Then be able to go back if I change my mind. He kept the party going and knows how to handle people or situations that may arise and can adjust as needed. He is really there for the bride and groom and gives them their ideal wedding day. He can really transform a room too!
Tim did our wedding in June and he did an AMAZING job!!
He met with us prior to the wedding to pick out songs we wanted for different parts of the ceremony and reception. Tim gave us some great suggestions of songs to use and even let us listen to different versions of songs to make sure he played the version we wanted.
During the wedding and reception the sound quality was great. Everyone could hear what was being said even though we had an outdoor wedding. Tim did a great job during the reception making sure we had everything we needed, including making sure we got drinks at dinner, and kept the evening running smoothly. We got lots of compliments on him and what a great job he did. I would highly recommend doing the "shoe game" as it was a big hit with all of our guests.
I would hire Tim again in a second!
I couldn't have imagined a better DJ/emcee for our wedding! Tim is more than an DJ, he is a whole event coordinator! I have been to other events where Tim was the DJ... from over the top Halloween events to intimate gatherings and he has always been amazing. He rolls with the last minute changes or hiccups that are bound to occur (especially at weddings) and makes the whole process flow seamlessly. We were able to relax and actually enjoy our wedding day, knowing Tim was there for every detail. THANK YOU TIM!!!
We hired Tim Humphrey of Ideal Entertainment for our daughter's wedding. He promised it would be a “magical” night and as promised, it was. He did a wonderful job. It was a beautiful wedding and he was a big part of making it very, very fun and exciting for everyone there.
Tim from Ideal Entertainment was great! Professional (everything he set up looked great, he looked sharp, etc.), dependable (he was always on time, ran thing as he said he would, I did not have to worry at all that Tim would do what he said he would), organized, and highly personable. He checked in with me throughout the wedding planning process and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend him!
We used Tim Humphrey at Ideal Entertainment for our wedding and could not have made a better choice. He's a DJ but also acts as Master of Ceremonies, is amazing with timeline and activity suggestions, and does lighting as well. Aside from that, he's an awesome guy that you'll want as a friend.
We initially hired Tim to DJ our destination wedding reception. A couple weeks before the event we decided that we weren't going to use stringed instruments for the ceremony after all, and Tim was more than willing to jump in and handle that as well. He was patient and incredibly helpful when we hadn't picked any key songs just a week before.
I really wanted a great dance party and was worried that it wouldn't happen because it was so light out (yay for getting married on one of the longest days of the year). He kept the dance floor packed and everyone had an amazing time. Everything ran really smoothly and i would really highly recommend him. You won't regret it!
Tim and I went to high school together and he was always friendly and sweet...but who knew underneath his cool exterior he was this amazingly talented man?!
When my fiancé and I got engaged we met with Tim right away. I first thought we would just meet with him...he was extremely low pressure. Gave us questions to ask other DJ's, chatted with us a bit (we talked for over 2 hours!)...but Graham and I looked at each other after meeting with Tim and said "he's it, we need him". We didn't even have a venue yet!!
Over the next few months Tim and I met a few times, and he was so helpful. When I was getting anxious about things, he'd calm me down and reassure me everything would be great...
And damn, was it. Our wedding was spectacular. I was worried about a few things the morning of, but my fiancé and I walked into the ballroom and there was Tim, with all of the up lights, our monogram projected on the dance floor, it was beautiful. Our wedding was perfect. I almost skipped the shoe game (or newlywed game) but Tim told me not to, our crowd would love it...and they did!!! Tim is fabulous. He is an amazing DJ/MC, not cheesy at all, knows how to read the crowd and keep everyone dancing and is just a joy to work with.
As my mother keeps telling me "Tim was worth every penny." Thanks Tim!
We had roughly 175 people in attendance at our wedding and reception. Tim was a perfect MC for the ceremony and worked incredibly well with the other vendors. And during the reception, he kept the events of the evening on time.
However, the best part is that the dance floor was packed all night! We have people (two months later) still compliment the atmosphere, and that is in a huge part because of Tim.
For me Ideal Entertainment is not just a DJ service I actually considered Tim to be my wedding consultant. Tim was there from the very beginning by making suggestions for venue locations, flower and cake vendors, should we or should we not have champagne. We met with Tim several times during our planning period and he kept us on track of what decisions needed to be made and by what date.
The best part is when he is your DJ you can enjoy your reception that you have spent weeks and months planning. You don't have to worry about how everyone will get through the banquet table, when to cut the cake, throw the bouquet and garter; Tim has it all under control. Many of our guests were impressed with Tim’s professionalism in running the show. As someone once said you only remember the bad DJ’s and the good one’s just blend into the party.
Do yourself a favor and make your wedding reception one that you will enjoy along with your guests.
I'll start by saying that my husband made an appointment for us to meet Tim and I did not want to go because it was out of our budget. We met anyway and after meeting Tim for the first time we decided to book him. We kept laughing and said its either he's a good sales man or he's that good. Turns out he was everything we wanted and more! He made suggestions that we didn't even think of, built us a timeline of how we wanted have our wedding day go, and was the best day of coordinator. Tim definitely kept the party going, had everyone dancing just as we had hoped for. I work in catering and see lots of weddings, Tim is on my preferred vendors list and I would recommend him to any and everyone! His prices are on the higher side but you will get what you pay for and you will not be disappointed if you book him. Thanks again Tim, we had the best wedding ever!
DJ Tim is AHHHMMAAAZING!!!!!! We were very particular with our choice of DJ and had done a ton of research (along with our wedding planner) to find the right person for the job. We had heard so many horror stories from other couples who had nightmare DJ's and were often told that a DJ can make or break the ambiance and how much fun everyone has. So, initially we were a bit nervous. BUT WE HIT THE DJ JACKPOT WITH TIM!!! From beginning to end, he was fantastic to work with. His professionalism coupled with his super friendly personality made the whole process really pleasant and easy for us.
The overall ambiance and enjoyment of our guests at our wedding was something that was top priority to us and Tim made sure that happened. The special lighting he had made specifically for us was elegant and beautiful. The music selection was huge for us as well, and he made sure that all of our special requests were carried out throughout the entire evening. Everything flowed really well from the ceremony, to the cocktail hour and then to the reception.
The age range of people who attended our wedding was 16-85 and Tim made sure that the music selection was something that everyone would enjoy and get up and dance to; and EVERYONE was! I was told that there were people who didn't leave the dance floor the entire time! Not only did we have our guests coming up to us THAT evening to tell us how good our DJ was, but we STILL get comments about how awesome our DJ was and how much fun they had on the dance floor!
The ONLY issue we had, was with the sound system during the reception portion of the evening. Many of our guests who weren't sitting closer to the front of the room, said that they couldn't hear the speeches or the introduction of our wedding party, but it was due to the acoustics of the room which DJ Tim really had no control over. And even then, Tim came prepared with another back up system just in case, which made it better than what it would have been if he hadn't used it.
Overall, we would HIGHLY recommend using DJ Tim if you want to have your wedding (or any party for that matter) be a HUGE hit!!! I know our wedding will be talked about for years to come because of how much fun everyone had.
We can't give enough thanks to DJ Tim for being a huge part of making our night so very, very special!!! :)
Jess & Nick
Tim is the best DJ, hands-down. My groom and I didn't have to worry about a THING on our wedding day. Not to mention that Tim was responsive and helpful all they way up until the day of. If you're a super organized bride you'll love his planing website where you can upload song requests, plan which exact song will be played when, the order of the evening, etc. You can also pick which songs you DON'T want to be played :) A little pricey, but well worth every penny. You won't be sorry if you book with this company and work with Tim! We have tons of compliments on "the dj" after our wedding!!
What can I say? Tim is AMAZING! He was the glue that held our wedding together, and the motor that kept it running smoothly! He was seriously the best Master of Ceremonies I could have imagined! He is personable, fun, outgoing and SUPER organized! He knows how to read a crowd and to do exactly what needs to be done for the group! Our wedding would not have been the same without him! And you will not go wrong with choosing him as your DJ!
First of all, for anyone who is looking for a DJ- stop looking, Tim with Ideal Entertainment will be better than anyone else! I had the pleasure of having him DJ my wedding and I can't even believe how smoothly it went. Every single thing that Tim was in charge of was completely awesome! The music, the games, the announcing, the lighting--oh yes, you NEED to have him do the "uplighting" at the venue! He made the whole room look so beautiful, in shades of purple and pink. Even before the actual day of the wedding, Tim was there to help me along the way. I'm sure I asked him over 300 questions about, well how to plan a wedding pretty much, since I had no idea where to begin or anything. He was incredibly helpful in every aspect. I got married August 25th, 2012 and my friends and family are still raving about how great my wedding was! I can't tell you how many times I have heard, "Your wedding was so awesome! I have never been to a wedding with such great music and energy!" I know for a fact that it was Tim who really made the night go so well! As far as Ti'm's as a person, he is so genuine and he actually truly cares about you and your special day. You never feel like he is too busy to help you or answer questions, though I know for a fact he is a busy guy! All through the reception he was there to guide my husband and I on what we were supposed to do next, like cut the cake, special dances, etc.
What else can I really say, he was FABULOUS! I enjoyed working with him so much!
Great value for what his cost is! I personally think he could charge more because he is completely worth it!
I would, and I have, recommend him to everyone and anyone who is looking to have the perfect wedding!
Tim of Ideal Entertainment was an absolutely phenomenal DJ and emcee from the moment we first met him at Starbucks through the end of the night when our friends were still tearing up the dance floor after we left. Hiring a DJ is tricky because you can’t just look at samples of their work – you have to have the right chemistry with them and be willing to trust them with so many aspects of your wedding day. Well, we were picky and so we interviewed five DJs…but still didn’t LOVE anyone. Then we met Tim, and he totally “got” what we were going for. We put the deposit check in the mail the next morning and have been thrilled with Tim since. He was so responsive via email, met with us several times to get the ceremony and reception music “just right,” and ended up doing an amazing uplighting job for us for a very reasonable price. He was 100% professional and we have already had engaged wedding guests ask for his number because he was such a hit with everyone. I have been to many weddings where I realized that the cake had been cut, first dance danced, or bouquet tossed and I hadn’t even noticed. Tim somehow managed to get our guests’ attention without having to say much, had the perfect song ready for every moment, and nailed it on our dance music. We said, “We love danceable classic rock songs like Shout and Footloose, but were kids of the 90s, so feel free to go a little 90s, too.” Somehow, he took that obscure statement and played a list of songs that appealed to everyone from the 6-year old cousins to my husband’s grandparents who are in their 80s! Finally, he convinced us to do The Shoe Game, and all I can say is DO IT! Some of our best pictures from the whole day are of our guests during the game – priceless! He kept it classy and was absolutely hysterical. All in all, Tim did an amazing job, from ceremony to grand entrance, toasts to shoe game, and all the way through an awesome dance party. Hire him for your wedding date ASAP! Thanks for everything, Tim!
Tim was awesome. He met with us twice, plus a site visit to discuss room setup. We interviewed several DJs and Tim was the clear choice. He had a genius idea on how to reconfigure the room from what I had drawn out that worked out perfectly. We procrastinated on choosing songs so long that the website locked us out, but he was patient with us, extending our time on the site and recommending an iphone app that helped my easily-distracted self focus on picking songs. The day-of, he was professional, personable, and did an awesome job at hosting the shoe game (I'm still hearing from guests how funny it was!). We would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thank you!!
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