We would give the Fine Tune crew 6 stars were it an option. We knew before booking a DJ that our guests would want to spend most of the night on the dance floor, so finding the right person to set the tone for the reception was a must. After re...
ading many reviews, we contacted Joe at Fine Tune. He responded right away to set up a call. We appreciated how up-front he was about certain costs. For instance, our wedding was in a location that is difficult to get equipment into, but the additional charge for setup was clear from the beginning. And it was worth it!
It was easy sailing. They sent a questionnaire that covered all bases, like the top 20 songs we wanted to hear and what music we wanted to eat dinner to. It indicated how seriously they take their craft. The online portal for entering key details was so helpful; in addition to giving the DJ a clear overview of how our day would go, it helped us to plan what we wanted from the day.
Dave was our DJ and MC. We only needed one Zoom chat to go over key details and nail down the game plan. Dave quickly made an impression on us and our wedding party. He's friendly and kind, not to mention easy and fun to work with. Our first memory of Dave is from the Zoom call. He had just returned from his native Ireland and was wearing a jacket in the colors of the Irish flag. (It was a big contrast to see him looking dapper in a suit shortly after!) Despite jet lag, he got what he needed from us to turn in an A+ performance. On the day of, Dave accommodated a last-minute addition to our entrance lineup, triple-checked how to pronounce all the wedding party’s names, and took time to chat with a 12-year-old aspiring DJ among our guests.
After cocktail hour, our party gathered in a side room to get ready for introductions. Dave came in and read off the names again to make sure they were right. Something about his relaxed vibe struck a chord with our friends. When we lined up in the hallway a few minutes later, they started chanting "DJ DAVE! DJ DAVE!" It was an absolute thrill for the two of us to hear, a testament to all the amazing vendors we picked for that weekend. And my father-in-law is still talking about how amazing he felt after Dave's introduction.
Dave is a great DJ, emblematic of how Fine Tune delivers to perfection. At dinner his jazz mix set the right tone. And after dinner, his playlist charged up our dance-loving friends and family, weaving our song requests with other classics. His tunes had lots of the kiddos jamming, including our two 8-year-old nephews break dancing!
Dave was just as great an MC. Along with our wedding coordinator at the venue, he kept us on a tight schedule during the reception, while never making us feel rushed. He brought lightness and pep to every announcement. We're pretty sure he got well-earned compliments from guests later in the evening. And he was so kind to the two of us throughout, making sure we knew just how much he enjoyed the event too. There's a photo with him in the background, smiling at some goofballing we were doing, and it's a perfect encapsulation of how great he was that night.
We’re so glad we vetoed our original plan to manage the soundtrack ourselves and have a friend MC the reception. Joe and Dave are that unicorn blend of professional, fun, and talented. Most importantly, though, they both truly love what they do and are laser-focused on making people's special events the best. We cannot thank them enough for everything.