About this Vendor
$$ – Affordable
Classical, Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Arabic, Klezmer, Latin, Persian, World Music
Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
Great pricing. On time. Follow the order and requests exactly... You make all song selections on an online time sheet along with songs you want played at the reception and/or ceremony. Highly recommended!
We used Expert for our ceremony videography, ceremony music, reception music, and reception uplighting. The uplighting and ceremony music were perfect. I haven't received the video yet so I'm not sure how it will come out, but one thing that was difficult was that the videographers never introduced themselves to me the day of the wedding, so I had no idea who they were when they were trying to coordinate things with me during a very confusing part after the ceremony was over. As for the DJ, we were pretty disappointed. We were extremely specific as to the types of music we wanted played at the wedding. Specifically we told him we wanted no gangster rap and to stick with certain genres. Toward the end of the night, he was playing pretty horrible music based on the requests of some of our guests, and we were not happy. We hated that kind of music and were upset that he completely went against our request. The rest of the night and songs were fine.
Joe Lorenzo at Expert ProductionsReviewed on 11/26/2015 Ashley T
I recently got married at the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort on St. Pete Beach, FL and Joe Lorenzo, owner of Expert Productions, was the DJ we had the privilege of working with for our ceremony and reception. Joe was nothing short of outstanding -- he was very professional and prompt to reply during the planning phase, as was his team at the office (especially Cherish!). He went above and beyond by creating me a custom mix to play as a surprise for my husband during our ceremony, right before my dad walked me down the aisle. Joe kept the crowd going on the dance floor throughout the entire night, and was very accommodating to our guests' special requests. He also worked very well alongside our photographer, Neil Shannon, to coordinate music with photography moments like cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, and more. Expert also did beautiful up lighting for us in the Presidential Ballroom at the Grand Plaza which made the reception look fantastic. For all brides that are super detail-oriented like myself, Expert's website has a great feature called the "client center" where you can go in and input all of the information regarding music for the ceremony and reception. You can work on this at any time, and it saves your information in their system! Expert Productions is definitely worth their price tag. Thank you to Joe and the rest of the crew at Expert for making our special day so memorable!
DJ servicesReviewed on 11/25/2015
I hesitated to write a review. I instead wrote directly to EXPERT WEDDING PRODUCTIONS and HAVE YET TO HEAR BACK FROM THEM !! I had some friends prompting me to write a review so no one would be disappointed as we were. I would not recommend Expert Wedding Productions at all. We were not happy with our overall experience with the company. Sara provided me a quote and assured me we would have a great experience. We did not at all. I was quoted music DJ and karaoke services. After meeting Esteban he said he didn't have the equipment. Then when I inquired with the office it was implied they would to rig something up. We choose not to have the karaoke and therefore the price should have been reduced. I inquired about the reduction in price I did not receive any reply. I met our assigned DJ Esteban he seemed like a very nice man but quiet. Again I was told he was a great DJ and could read the crowd. Another big disappointment. We had to tell him throughout the night when to change the music. The people attending our wedding did not want to dance as much as we anticipated. There were a few. Esteban was quiet did nothing to even get the crowd up. It was difficult to hear the music - he showed up with two speakers and they were both in the corner where the DJ was. We feel the music makes the wedding fun. Our DJ had no personality. He did nothing to improve the sound of the music in the room. Over all we would not recommend you company and was not happy with the services. I would not recommend Expert Productions - I cannot stress this enough. After my wedding they requested I write a review - I replied to their email stating I did not think this was a good idea and outlined why I was not happy with their services. I did not receive a reply or a call nothing.. I was prompted by friends to write a review- when I did then I received an email that they were sorry to hear we were unhappy with their services and I have been told the Joe has tried to reach me.. Ive still yet to hear from him he has my correct telephone number email and address .. You will be told one thing and receive another I cannot stress my dissatisfaction with this company.
Tropical Steel DrumsReviewed on 8/13/2015
We contracted Expert productions to play at our housewarming party this Summer; it was a tropical themed party and requested a steel drum player to perform. The musician who attended our party was punctual, courteous and professional. He was skilled in his profession and even sought me out half way through the party to see if things were to my liking and if the volume of the music was acceptable. The ease of the booking cannot be ignored either! Sarah was very easy to work with, organized and super professional! I would highly recommend Expert productions for any of your event needs: I will certainly use them again!
Awesome DJ and lighting servicesReviewed on 8/11/2015 Mandi L
We constantly bugged them for 6 months up until the wedding and they were extremely helpful! Very reasonably priced and fun to work with!
Great ServiceReviewed on 7/28/2015 Marissa
Expert was so great to work with. We used them for our ceremony and cocktail service with the steel drums. People are still talking about that. And we used the DJ service for the reception. The DJ made sure the dance floor was filled the entire night! I loved working with Expert.
OutstandingReviewed on 7/02/2015 Tiffany P
Thank you so much for providing your outstanding DJ services for my daughter's wedding on June 12, 2015 at the Sirata Beach Resort. Everyone commented on how fantastic you were. The guest could have dance all night. I can not tell you how grateful I am to have you as our DJ. Again thank you for a wonderful job!
We used Expert Productions for our destination wedding and had a great experience from start to finish. Planning our wedding from out of country was easy with Dawn's and Sara's help. They provided great customer service and quick responses. They were also very flexible as we kept going back and forth on considering additional services (steel drum player, additional DJ time). They have an online planning form you fill in before the wedding which contains all general information and details about your ceremony and reception. You can provide all your details and choose special songs up front so the DJ knows your vision. Esteban was our DJ for the reception and took care of the ceremony music as well. He did an amazing job, played all our requests and picked great songs from the general type of music we had requested. We enjoyed working with Expert Productions and highly recommend them.
AMAZINGReviewed on 4/14/2015 Tara N
We used Expert Productions for our destination wedding and what an amazing company to work with while planning our wedding from a far. Great customer service from start to finish. Joe did an amazing job as our DJ. I think I personally danced all but 2 songs all night long. He played our requests and did a great job reading our group to see what got us dancing.
Excellent!!!Reviewed on 4/13/2015 Marisa V
Expert productions provided the DJ service for the reception, as well as the steel drummer for the ceremony. Both were a HUGE hit! Dicky was an amazing steel drum player, and made this such a great experience especially for all the guests. Josh did an excellent job DJing for the reception; everyone had so much fun and he played the exact kind of music we love. I am so very happy we chose Expert Productions. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Joe Lorenzo, his wife and some of the staff and every person was so nice and helpful. I would highly recommend using Expert DJ, and if you're going to do a beach wedding definitely go with the steel drummer!!! Marisa and Matt
DJReviewed on 12/22/2014
Great A+ no complaints.
We LOVE Expert Productions :)Reviewed on 10/16/2014 Jennifer A
We hired Expert Productions and they were AMAZING!!! Our DJ was Josh and we also had the Photo Booth as well. Both the DJ and Photo Booth were a hit at the wedding! They brought A TON of props for the Photo Booth so everyone had a blast.. I think there was a line to get into the Photo Booth the entire night lol. We highly recommend Expert Productions!
Amazing!Reviewed on 10/07/2014 Jennifer B
We used expert productions for steel drums up lighting photo booth and Dj. Let me tell you they were by far the BEST vendor we had. I spoke to Joe originally about being the Dj for our wedding and instantly connect with his vivacious personality! He's electric! The whole team is amazing even his wife helped pick out our up lighting. I worked with Dawn emailing back and forth to get all the details worked out and she was awesome with quick responses and so sweet! Not only does expert production have a wonderful team they truly do great work that plays out for you during your wedding! Thanks you expert productions! You will definitely be recommended to everyone planning a wedding from the Coleman's :)
Look no further! Amazing!Reviewed on 9/07/2014 Yvonne D
We had the pleasure of working with Joe, his wife and Dawn, they were all wonderful and made planning fun and easy. Joe's personality and experience was outstanding! Dawn was tremendous with everything and answered my husbands million questions with excitement and ease! Joe's wife did our up-lighting which looked fantastic. Joe played the steel drums at our cocktail hour and was also our DJ for the reception. Everything was wonderful, they are extremely experienced and offer great suggestions. Everyone had so much fun at our wedding and still talk about it, Joe and his team were a big part of that. Everyone was up and dancing the whole night. We even extended the reception one extra hour because everyone was having such a great time! They are extremely reasonably priced and certainly deliver. Stop researching and just book Expert Productions, you will not be disappointed!
Fantastic DJ and Steel DrumReviewed on 5/31/2014 Sarah S
We used expert productions for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Joe did an amazing job!! We had steel drum before the ceremony and throughout the cocktail hour and DJ for the reception. The music selection was fantastic. Volume was at perfect level. Everyone had a blast the entire night. Would highly recommend Expert productions for wedding and reception music.
Great Company!Reviewed on 4/02/2014 Ashley
Everyone had an absolute blast at our wedding thanks to our awesome DJ! The dance floor was packed the whole night. We also booked a fantastic videographer, beautiful up lighting, and fun steel drums through expert productions. We could not have been more happy with this company!
Everyone loved JoeReviewed on 2/01/2014 Lori F
I hired Joe to play steel drum for my cocktail hour. Everyone loved him!! He took requests and really made everyone happy even though it had rained on our ceremony! I would have no problem hiring Joe again for an event.
Great!Reviewed on 1/29/2014 Stacy
Uplighting looked great. DJ was great. Steel drums were great. We had an amazing time! We wanted to have a good party and the whole team delivered! Couldn't be happier!
Wedding DJ ceremony and receptionReviewed on 11/22/2013 Jen L
Such an amazing group of people to work with! Hands down the most efficient and caring vendors we dealt with our entire wedding, we couldn't have asked for better care. The DJ, Josh, was a perfect mix for us and kept everyone dancing. Definitely THE company to work with!!!
Expert Productions and Josh were great!Reviewed on 10/23/2013 Briana L
This company came highly recommended to us by a few people. After talking with Dawn we knew this was who to go with. Prior to the wedding we were told Josh would be our Dj (he was on our preferred list as we were told he was amazing). We sent him our list of songs an type of music to be played and boy did he deliver. The ceremony music was perfect and he started the songs exactly at the points we requested without a hitch. The reception was non-stop. My guests seriously never sat down. Transitions between dancing and the wedding events were seamless and he kept the energy going. The company also provided up-lighting for our reception room which was beautiful. People always say it the little things that matter and they do...Josh showed up wearing the same color scheme as the wedding....Loved it!
These guys are amazing!!!!Reviewed on 10/22/2013 Jessica E
I first found this company as a photo booth provider. From there I discovered their multitude of services. I live in California and planned my St Pete Beach wedding from afar. I spent one weekend in town interviewing vendors and was relieved to find that Joe could also provide steel drums for cocktail hour, DJ, and video. And they did NOT disappoint! Absolutely every service was perfection! Dawn works in the office and is such a pleasure to work with. In a way it was sad to see the wedding end because I've developed such wonderful friendships with so many people, especially Dawn. Another impressive quality with Joe Lorenzo is that his team worked amazingly well with all of my other vendors. I had 100 guests and every single one said my wedding was without a doubt the best wedding they've ever been to! Joe was on steel drums during cocktail hour and warmed up the crowd. He and his son worked the DJ and made sure every guest got on the dance floor! He was great about letting me add my own creativity, so it wasn't a cookie cutter wedding. Pam was on video and was super flexible and friendly. The photo booth girls were great too! EVERYONE was great! This team made my wedding unforgettable and perfect!
One-stop shop!Reviewed on 9/25/2013 Ranee H
I used Expert for our DJ, steel drums for the cermony, videography, and our Photo booth. They are professional, knowledgable, and friendly. I highly recommend them!
Friendly and helpful the whole way!Reviewed on 7/29/2013 Alyssa H
These guys care about you and making your day special! I can't tell you how many times I emailed them back and forth to get all of the little details worked out! Not to mention Joe plays the steel drums like a natural!! I couldn't have asked for a better steel drum and DJ!! So easy to work with and everything went as planned, fun crew to work with!
Great entertainmentReviewed on 7/28/2013 Katie H
Joe's steel drum playing during the ceremony and cocktail hour went great with our beach wedding theme. He kept the ceremony on track for a great night of fun by His music selections. He followed our requests perfectly. We loved that he wasn't afraid to turn off a song that cleared the dance floor. If you are looking for a DJ to provide lots of entertainment at your wedding, Joe is your guy.