Neil and Anthony were very prepared and professional, and the music played seamlessly during the ceremony and reception. They played all of our must haves during cocktail hour, dinner, and early on with the dance floor, and they were able to a...
dapt the schedule during the reception to move up some events when guests finished their family style dinners earlier than I anticipated when I made the schedule.
Our wedding had other activities going on before and after dinner because we are not big dancers. When most people left to do those other activities after dinner, only a small group of older relatives stayed on the dance floor. Neil asked our permission to go off the guests’ requests, which we agreed to, and the remaining guests loved it! Neil also made announcements regarding a Wedding I Spy game at the tables, using our hashtag for photos, the cake / coffee buffet, and the reopening of the game areas after dinner. He even let us do a birthday shout-out and song dedication for my nephew who had to leave early to get up for his own birthday party the following morning. It totally made his night!
Additionally, I want to mention Ron, who runs the company, and the company itself. We met with a couple of DJ companies at a bridal expo and actually went to a few in person. Ron was a big reason we chose to work with Spinnin’ Discs. Ron is organized and was very respectful of our time when we met, which we appreciated because we actually live about an hour from our venue. A different DJ company we met with had an initial meeting that took three hours! Ron was able to answer the same questions we had in about 20 minutes, and he was very quick to respond to email when other questions came up.
We also liked Spinnin’ Discs because they had really nice uplights, so we didn’t have to use another vendor or worry about set-up. Their online system is great, too. They had suggested song lists for different parts of the wedding like cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc., and most songs listed in their online directory had audio samples to make sure they had the right version. We wanted a few songs that were not in their audio library, but they were able to add them to the playlist since we gave them enough time. They even were able to play an edited version of our song for our first dance that our dance instructor made for us.
Probably the only complaint that I heard was that the groom needed a microphone for his vows. Our judge / officiant requested a lapel microphone, which the DJs gave him, but the groom’s uncle (a priest) told us (bride/groom) that he would use a regular one for the Catholic blessing. He told us this right before the ceremony, so the groom and I thought this had already been discussed with the DJs and venue manager. We had just come from photos and thought that there would be one already up there. Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication on our end, and it wasn’t set up. Our venue is located near an expressway, and since it took place outdoors during rush hour, it was hard to hear the groom speak over some of the noise. I’m (bride) a teacher, so I’m used to projecting my voice, and our uncle / priest can project well from years of public speaking. Having both set-up would have made the mother of the groom happier, but it honestly was our fault, not the DJs. I would just say it might be helpful to have as a back-up to avoid an upset mother.