44 total reviews
Instant request's staff was great from booking all the way until the last song. Not pushy at all, so accomidating, flexible, and affordable! The uplighting was beautiful also affordable. Zach was very professional and the set up looked really nice. We had a great time!
Instant Request had an easy to use online profile that we used during planning, it was simple and had a huge variety of songs. They were flexible and attentive to our wedding reception needs.
Our Dj was match to our profile request, he was awesome! So kind, efficient and knew how to keep the party going. Our dance floor was never empty.
We got a great deal through Instant Request. John Achilla was our DJ and he was amazing! He was very upbeat, positive and attentive to what we wanted. He had everyone dancing!
We really enjoyed our DJ Anthony. He played all the songs we asked and had some of his own. He even played an encore when people wanted one more song.
Great DJ! Kept the dance going all night long. Sound and lighting was perfect.
I loved instant request in our first meeting due to their organization and around business mode. They made me feel comfortable they would capture every detail pertaining to my wedding music, match us with a DJ with similar style, and had a reasonable price! Their online event planner helped me think through how my wedding would flow and what songs I needed to pick out. Rick Ausland was our DJ and he did a fantastic job! Our dance floor was packed from the first to last song, and he played all our favorites :)
My husband and I really liked how they have an online event planner where we could have literally chosen every song that was played. They even downloaded our first song for us, since at the time they did not have it in their enormous music library. Our DJ Andy was fantastic. He approached my husband and I when we got there, to let us know that at anytime in the night if we wanted to change the music or just even stop a song that he would. Our dance floor was packed the entire night! You have the flexibility to choose the type of DJ that you want. We wanted a minimally interactive DJ and that is exactly what we got. The cost is very reasonable in our opinion!
Best wedding DJ I have ever seen! We had a blast partying with Matt from Instant Request. He was out getting the party started, and made sure to keep me on track for things I had scheduled! Would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Our DJ, Jason was awesome! He read the crowd and kept everybody on the dance floor. We had put music on an iPad and he mixed it in seamlessly.
Our wedding was an expansive, outdoor with 2 ceremonies, cocktail hours inbetween and a lot of ground to cover. They covered it all without and glitches.
I really loved their online playlist selector. You choose all of the songs you want or DON'T want! You also talk with your DJ before they event to hash out details. It went so smoothly!
They paired me with the right DJ he did everything and then some on wedding day! he made sure to make sure everyone had a good time and even stayed a little late!
I have mized reviews on Instant Request.. one the one hand, our guests were dancing a majority of the night, which is always good!
On the other hand, our DJ made it quite hard to request songs, which is ironic being that they are called INSTANT REQUEST.
Even me, as the Bride, had a hard time getting the DJ to play some songs that I requested, which was quite frustrating. I finally quit asking him to play certain songs and just TOLD him to play songs that I was requesting.. I mean, WE paid him, he can at least play a couple of requests by the bride and groom!
The other thing that was a little frustrating was the fact that we requested a "high energy" DJ and I don't feel like we got that. We both have very loud, fun, out-spoken families and we wanted a DJ that would match that energy, I don't feel like that's what we got.
Don't get me wrong, our DJ wasn't BAD - just not what we expected. We wanted more crowd interaction and a high energy DJ, the DJ that we had seemed pretty quiet and soft spoken. But, looking at the big picture, we had people dancing all night and people had a great time, so it definitely wasn't a bust. We had a great time!
Their online DJ event planner is so awesome to use and work with and gives you so many great ideas and the DJ's know how to get a party started and keep it going!
We loved Justin! He did a great job, especially because we had not filled out anything on our online event planner. He took the time to meet with us and discuss what we wanted on our day!
We booked Instant Request only a couple months before our wedding after a friend backed out on us. They were offering a special that made them nearly half as expensive as other DJ companies, so that was a huge plus. They have a fantastic online tool that lets you fill out all of your preferences for genre, DJ interaction, the flow of the night, etc. and then they match you with one of their DJs. It was great to have that level of customization. We were matched with Jeremy, and he was great. Very mindful of what we wanted for our day, but also knowledgeable and good at keeping the dancefloor busy. A few things deviated from our original schedule as the night went on (as is likely to happen) and Jeremy was great about checking with us and adjusting everything as we went. He even wrote us a little note of congratulations at the end of the night!
I chose Instant Request because of the good reviews that they had. The unfortunate part is that they spend more time selling you than they do when you actually book them. I talked to the sales associate more than when I actually booked the DJ, who was HORRIBLE. He didn't play any of the music we talked about only a few days before our wedding. You don't talk to them until you fill out a form online. Little misleading when you could have gotten a better DJ.
Bryson at Instant Request was the best!! We gave him a list of cocktail hour and dinner music, most of which was not in their database, but he found all of the songs and made it happen. People were on the dance floor from start to finish- he read the crowd perfectly and switched from classic wedding music to party music at the perfect time. Request Bryson!! You will not be disappointed!!
We used this company because my sister had used them for her wedding. Everyone agreed it was the best DJ they had ever seen at a wedding.
The music and dancing were really important to me, so we agreed to spend a little extra on these guys to get exactly what i wanted.
The process started out well--they were great at listening to us. They heard me when i said i wanted to be checked in with and that communication was important--i received regular calls and emails checking in from the staff during the months leading up to the wedding.
They have a great system--thousands of songs to pick from and you just make a "must play", "can play" and "NEVER Play" list for them to use.
Unfortunately, the DJ didn't give us quite what we wanted. I threw alot of songs on the "can play" list that were alright, but all the sons i felt relatively ambivalent about were the ones he chose. Lots of music for the 30s and 40s crowd, but my groom and i were in our 20s. By the end of the night, i asked him to just go off my "must play" list and then throw in one or two songs that were "popular" right now. He said we didn't even have enough time to finish my "must play" list.
I was really sad about that. I had selected my "must play" list with great care and discrimination. It was only a handful of songs, but the were ones that were really important to me. Having to skip some of them was a low point in the day. I know that sounds ridiculous, but when i hear the songs now, i'm saddened to remember i didn't get to dance to them at my wedding.
on the plus side, the company sent me a survey after the wedding and i gave them the feedback above. They emailed me afterwards to apologize and let me know they'll be using my story for training so it doesn't happen again.
We had a ton of fun at our wedding, but some of our guests were unhappy with the music choices (the old folks wished there were more slow songs). This company did a great job as far as price goes-but the lack of communication from our specific DJ was not exactly what we were looking for. All in all it still worked out and we had an awesome evening!
We loved Instant Request's online event planner. This planner allowed us to be very detailed in planning our wedding reception music and entertainment. Our DJ checked in with us 3 weeks before the wedding and got last-minute instructions. He executed our "vision" for what our wedding dance would look like perfectly! Our guests stayed out on the dance floor all night...from the first song to the very last!
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