I used Second Song for my wedding in September of 2022 and they exceeded my expectations! Their CEO, Robert, reached out to me after I requested information and we got on a call. He clearly explained to me how Second Song works and what to expe...
ct. They partner with multiple, highly-talented DJs and assign them to events. The DJs try to cater the event to the host and will play as much of your specific music as you want. On the other hand, if you want to explain to them what type of music you like and provide a sampling of it, they can fill in the blanks and curate an entire playlist for you. My fiancé and I were sold so we booked Second Song immediately after our call.
We were assigned a DJ and provided with a music planning form (via Google Docs) where we were able to provide all of the details about our event including the schedule, wedding party and speakers. We were able to note what specific songs we wanted played at which points e.g. wedding party entrance, bride/groom entrance, first dance etc. We were also able to include links to Spotify playlists to give the DJ more details on what music we wanted played and when. I think I linked 5 different playlists (e.g. guest arrival, cocktail hour, dinner, dance set 1, dance set 2) and it wasn't a problem. After filling out the planning form, the DJ scheduled a call with me and we talked through all of the details to make sure we were on the same page.
About 10 days before my wedding, my DJ had a family emergency come up and had to cancel. Second Song acted fast and immediately found a backup for me, Nick M. My fiancé and I talked with Nick on the phone a couple of days later and he was already up to speed on everything that was going on as he had access to the planning documents and reviewed them thoroughly before the call. We felt like we were in excellent hands.
The wedding day was perfect and Nick/Second Song were a huge part of that! Nick and his assistant arrived about 2 hours in advance and got everything set up. As promised, he played mostly the songs I requested via my Spotify playlists and all substitutions were big hits! He also did a tremendous job as MC where he was asked to help get people seated, dismiss tables for dinner and introduce our speakers. I didn't mention before but the party was at my house and at one point, the breaker that the DJ equipment was plugged into popped (blame my old house, not the DJ). Nick/his assistant quickly scrambled and found another place to plug in as we tried to reset the breaker. What could have been a big disaster was averted due to their quick action.
Weddings are often very stressful, especially when it comes to coordinating with vendors, and it was nice knowing that I didn't need to worry about my DJ. I can't say enough good things about Nick, Robert and the rest of the Second Song team. They were organized, punctual and effective communicators. I'd highly recommend them for your event entertainment needs in the future!