Black Tie was organized, punctual and professional. They had evidently worked at our venue many times before, and were helpful in suggesting microphone configurations for the ceremony.
If you have specific ideas about the music you'd like to h...
ear, I would recommend you look elsewhere. Black Tie knows better than you do.
I have strong opinions about music, and spent many hours preparing a list of songs I wanted to hear, then editing and re-editing it. I sent it to Black Tie several weeks before the wedding, and went through it with Bill and Bob on a prep call to emphasize that we wanted uptempo dance songs only, with no slow songs after the first dance.
Again, Black Tie knew better. We were treated to three or four slow dances in the first hour, including an especially saccharine country ballad. I heard a few of the songs I requested, but they were far outnumbered by Pitbull, Robin Thicke (the rape song), "Footloose" and Gnarls Barkley. Now That's What I Call Music 2012!
They rolled right through songs I'd specifically asked them to avoid. I spent an hour gritting my teeth before I asked the DJ to play the music I'd asked to be played.
Taste in music is entirely subjective, of course, and mine's no better than anyone else's. It is specific, though. And for the DJ to swap out LCD Soundsystem, New Order and M83 for Pitbull, Walk the Moon and Robin Thicke wasn't just insulting, but a total misreading of the room.
BlackTie was the most expensive of the DJs we interviewed. I would've been better served by an iPod.