MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
We booked Audio Innovations for our wedding, and I was unhappy with the service we received. Jaron was our DJ, and while he did show up day of and he did play the correct songs for our ceremony and played music through the night, there were key things that happened that I really take issue with: 1. Lack of responsiveness during the planning process and general lack of professionalism. 2. Day of service was late (everything else was promptly on time) and when our event started our DJ ran off to re-park his car. He thought the music was going, but it had stopped entirely. First, Jaron was NOT responsive to my emails. We booked months in advance, filled out the questionnaire they sent us, and sent over certain music we wanted played. Audio Innovations would take days to weeks to get back to me, and usually only after I pinged them to see if they had gotten my emails. I further had a hard time scheduling a call to make sure Jaron and I were on the same page as he never responded with a time that would work for him. A few weeks before our wedding, I finally called him and did get through, and I talked him through what I wanted to be played during our ceremony. In talking to him, it was evident that he hadn't looked at our playlists or the questionnaire we had sent him, but he did look at everything while we were on the phone. I left that call thinking that he understood my expectations, but made myself available should he have more questions. The day before my wedding, I get an email late in the day asking me about my music preferences for the ceremony, despite this being clearly outlined in the questionnaire that we had filled out, the playlists we had sent, and the call we had. At this point, I'm rather angry because this is a question that could have been addressed much earlier, and in fact, was addressed in the information I had sent weeks ago. Taking a direct approach, I sent an email explaining how I was frustrated with my experience in working with Audio Innovations. In return, the morning of my wedding, I got an email from Jaron about how he was very busy and couldn't respond to my email since it is peak wedding season and they are a small business. I found this to be further irritating - you work in this industry just like other, similarly busy vendors. At this point, on the morning of my wedding, we were making back up DJ plans. He did show up, but he was late in getting to the venue. The wedding started at 6 pm, but no music started until 6:10, and then he left to go repark his car. He left the music running, but it had stopped long before he got back, leaving a long silent gap while my guests mingled. Luckily, that was the last of the problems, and he did play the correct music for our ceremony and kept the music going though our event. However, given all the other trouble, I'd recommend booking a different, more professional DJ service.
Skeptics Reformed Thanks to Audio Innovations in Bellingham!Reviewed on 4/04/2015
Music is INCREDIBLY important to me and though I enjoy pretty well any type of music, my husband and I have been to several events where DJs seem to listen to themselves talk and play cheesy or popular music that doesn't jive with the crowd. We had all our own music that we wanted to use, so we planned to set up some speakers and have the best man run the ipod (easy and cheap, right?!). A family member convinced us that there were a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong, and DJ would help alleviate this one. We were VERY skeptical and concerned that a DJ wouldn't want to stick to such a strict plan. We sat down with Jaron ahead of time and explained exactly what we wanted and he was completely on board. I sent him the list of music I wanted for each part of the evening (5-11 pm, appetizers, dinner, dancing, etc.) and he did an phenomenal job! When the party seemed to dull down, he handled it perfectly. He did exactly what we asked and and it really helped make our day extra special!
Bellingham Wedding DJReviewed on 11/04/2014 Joy N
Audio Innovations was great to work with for wedding DJ. Jaron was very professional and did a wonderful job with the ceremony and reception music! He was patient with our numerous questions (sorry!) and threw a great dance party that had most everyone on the dance floor :)
MusicReviewed on 9/16/2013 Rhianna B
I loved the staff that we worked with, but maybe I was confused on who had what roles as far as any announcements that should have been made. I was a little disappointed with how it felt unorganized. We needed to have a good mix of Spanish and American music, it was tough to do if you're having to translate a song to know if its appropriate wedding music or not.
GREAT Value, GREAT Service!Reviewed on 5/28/2013 Chelsea M
Jaron and the team at Audio Innovations made our day run so smoothly! Timing was perfect for ceremony, cocktail hour/dinner music was light and upbeat and party music was exactly what we asked for. They give you a pretty in depth questionnaire prior to the big day which really helps you decide what you would and wouldn't like played. Jaron did a fantastic job MC'ing the night and had no problem adjusting when the plan changed a little. We are so thrilled that we went with Audio Innovations!
Keeping the party going!Reviewed on 8/18/2012 Cassandra H
Our DJ was Jaron Kensok from Audio Innovations. Jaron was the most professional vendor we worked with! He literally made our wedding day. Everything was perfectly timed and the music was wonderful. We danced until the owner of the venue cut us off! He really did a great job of reading us and our guests to see what got the most response and catered to that. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a perfectly played out wedding.
Audio InnovationsReviewed on 4/03/2012 Jennifer A
We had a GREAT time working with this vendor. They played everything that we wanted and kept the wedding on schedule. It was so hard to keep track of time and the DJ took care of it all. We had a great time!
Rock!Reviewed on 9/12/2011 michelle b
They rock, we had a few songs that we requested and they did the rest. It was a party! They picked great music and kept the party going all night long! They did the ceremony and reception and it was perfect. Tons of fun!
Perfect MixReviewed on 8/16/2011 Vicky G
Nate Cox with Audio Innovations was our wedding day DJ, and we absolutely loved the music! We met with Nate just once and sorted out some of our music likes/dislikes, which was difficult because my husband and I have very different musical tastes. Nate did an amazing job of picking out songs and groups there were just perfect for us! He even put togetehr a sample playlist for us to check out, which assured us that everything would turn out great. We found ourselves constantly saying "oh, I love this song" throughout the entire wedding day. Professional, and willing to change things up and flex the reception schedule as it was needed. We would definitely recommend Audio Innovations to any of our friends and family!
Best reception tailored to us!Reviewed on 7/14/2011 Erin E
Jaron at audio innovations was excellent! We met with him and talked about exactly how we wanted our reception to feel and flow. He is really knowledgeable about music and setting up sound systems. He set up the sound for our ceremony and cocktail hour where my brothers band played. The sound was great! Any questions we had they got back to us right away! They were fun, professional, and new how to work the crowd at our reception. We didn't want to have a MC, but rather have our reception flow with the mood and Jaron did an excellent job picking songs, taking requests, and making us all boogie our hearts out. If you want a DJ that will listen to what you want and execute your vision on your day then choose Audio Innovations! I'd choose them again in a heart beat, but I'm only getting married once...sorry Jaron.
Best DJs aroundReviewed on 6/03/2011 Elizabeth H
These guys were super professional but a blast at the same time. They helped my husband and I figure out some last minute detail for the reception which made it amazing!