Where do I start?!
Sly 45 makes a difference.
It's a long story, but our original venue closed less than 2 months before our wedding and we had to reschedule, re-plan, etc. We were supposed to get married in October and ended up booking a new ...
venue for February. One of our main factors was making sure all of our vendors were available for whatever new date we chose - Sly 45 was non-negotiable - we were NOT losing them because of the venue mess. While I'm sure most people won't deal with the things we dealt with, SHOULD you have any craziness in planning, just know that Sly 45 has got your back!! When I told Andrew what was going on, via phone, one of the first things he said was - "Listen, wherever you re-plan for, whatever the situation ends up being, I'm telling you that we will make sure it is the absolute best night for everyone" -- and he wasn't just being a salesman!
When we finally re-planned and went to meet Andrew to go over the final contract, as well as choose songs for certain parts of the day, we brought some drinks and sat in his kitchen with him for 2 hours - then ended up continuing the night at a pizza place nearby and learning that not only did we make a great decision for our wedding, but also that Andrew is a great guy!
When the reception first started, Andrew welcomed everyone to the night and added a very sincere and personal touch about our wedding planning chaos - asked for a round of applause for ALL the vendors for being flexible for us, and just started the night on such a good note about being genuinely happy for us that everything worked out. I just saw everyone in the room light up that this "stranger" understood and was there to make sure we had a great time.
As for their ACTUAL job, not just how awesome they are as people - the band KILLED it all night. I got to chat briefly with a few of them when they had a food break and I just felt like they were so happy to be there, and having a good time themselves.
These guys are so talented and kept everyone's excitement up all night. We have received so many compliments from the biggest variety of guests, and when my parents visited us in Baltimore last weekend, they looked up Sly 45's schedule to see if we could find them anywhere! My mom and her friends/generation from Philly all said they were so used to DJs and dance music, they were wondering if they would end up knowing any of the music or wanting to dance to it - but Sly 45 plays such a variety and does their job so well, every person of every age was dancing all night. (I'm talking my 2, 3, 5, 10 and 12 year old nieces and nephews, up to my 84 year old grandmother.)
I can't thank them enough for being a part of our wedding, and flexible enough to go through the "re-planning" with us. (I really mean it, too, Andrew actually helped us put together our timeline for the whole reception!)
If you are looking for a way to ensure all guests are on the dance floor all night, stop your searching, you've found it!!