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Chris Laich - Music Services

Washington , DC
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Washington, DC US 20007 (map)

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202-997-2514

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ABOUT US

Check out our YouTube page for some samples:http://www.youtube.com/user/claich?feature=mhee

Chris Laich Music Services is truly a boutique music service (NOTE: they define... Read more
Check out our YouTube page for some samples:http://www.youtube.com/user/claich?feature=mhee

Chris Laich Music Services is truly a boutique music service (NOTE: they define boutique as having only 4 accomplished associates). They focus on providing elegant DJ Services for Weddings in DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
They have worked one event at a time to earn the best reputation in DC; and their point of concentration is on quality of events, not quantity of events.
Check out their website for some additional details, but please note that they like to keep things simple and easy for you!
The company is directed by Chris Laich, who is Washington’s most critically-acclaimed Wedding Disc Jockey. He plays at some of the most exclusive Weddings and events in DC and for the past 4 years has been named the top Wedding DJ in the area by Washingtonian Magazine.
Chris and his associates have single-handedly transcended the entire Wedding industry with their unique style, sophistication, and creative mixing -- you can be certain your guests will notice.
Your wedding will be given an exquisite atmosphere where distinctively romantic sounds will be woven throughout the reception and dinner, followed by a smooth transition to tasteful, up-beat, fun (but NEVER cheesy) music for dance time.

The reason this company has been so successful is that their events are truly distinctive, unique, romantic, very fun, and – what every bride wants – surprise-free.

Voted "Washington's Top Rated Wedding DJ" Washingtonian Magazine
Named "One of the Hottest Wedding DJ's in the US" Modern Bride Magazine
Voted "Best of the Knot Weddings" Theknot.com
Listed "Among Virginia's very best Wedding DJ's" Northern Virginia Magazine
"5-Star Platinum list" Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine
Member, International Special Events Society (ISES)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris and Ray were fantastic at our wedding in April 2014. We just can't say enough positive things about them. They were fun, full of positive energy and did a great job with the music throughout the evening. I'm a dancer and everyone knew going into this wedding that dancing would be the pinnacle of the night! Ray provided a great mix of music, great guidance in advance on how to think about timing across the evening with dinner/speeches/cake cutting, etc. Our guests came up to us and said how much fun they thought Ray was! We also experienced some serious last minute challenges with our ceremony music/support, and Chris and Ray stepped in and TOTALLY KILLED fixing the issue. Without their last minute support and problem-solving, we would have walked down the aisle to the sounds of my heels!! They were great and highly recommend!
Chris and Ray were fantastic at our wedding in April 2014. We just can't say enough positive things about them. They were Read more...
Chris and Ray were fantastic at our wedding in April 2014. We just can't say enough positive things about them. They were fun, full of positive energy and did a great job with the music throughout the evening. I'm a dancer and everyone knew going into this wedding that dancing would be the pinnacle of the night! Ray provided a great mix of music, great guidance in advance on how to think about timing across the evening with dinner/speeches/cake cutting, etc. Our guests came up to us and said how much fun they thought Ray was! We also experienced some serious last minute challenges with our ceremony music/support, and Chris and Ray stepped in and TOTALLY KILLED fixing the issue. Without their last minute support and problem-solving, we would have walked down the aisle to the sounds of my heels!! They were great and highly recommend! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with the Chris Laich team was wonderful. Aaron was our DJ for the wedding and he did an incredible job both at the wedding and the months leading up. He helped plan the entire night and kept us on schedule as well. Plus the music was fantastic. It was a perfect evening and Aaron was definitely a big part of that.
Working with the Chris Laich team was wonderful. Aaron was our DJ for the wedding and he did an incredible job both at the Read more...
Working with the Chris Laich team was wonderful. Aaron was our DJ for the wedding and he did an incredible job both at the wedding and the months leading up. He helped plan the entire night and kept us on schedule as well. Plus the music was fantastic. It was a perfect evening and Aaron was definitely a big part of that. Read less
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Jeanie
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Chris Laich - Music Services for my wedding in April. We were planning our wedding from out of town and Chris Laich was VERY accommodating. We were able to plan our whole music/MC service through emails, phone calls, and Skype. They listened to what I wanted and we got so many compliments about the DJ service.

They also provide great value for the money that you spend. Affordable and amazing!
I hired Chris Laich - Music Services for my wedding in April. We were planning our wedding from out of town and Chris Read more...
I hired Chris Laich - Music Services for my wedding in April. We were planning our wedding from out of town and Chris Laich was VERY accommodating. We were able to plan our whole music/MC service through emails, phone calls, and Skype. They listened to what I wanted and we got so many compliments about the DJ service.

They also provide great value for the money that you spend. Affordable and amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very friendly, professional and has awesome equipment!
Very friendly, professional and has awesome equipment!
Very friendly, professional and has awesome equipment! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Every aspect of our experience with Chris Laich's company was outstanding. During my first phone call I had a lot of questions, and Chris took the time to address every one of them - he also added additional suggestions for our ceremony and reception that turned out to be exactly correct. Our meeting with our DJ, Aaron, was held at a convenient time and location for us, and he arrived very well prepared - completely warm and friendly, but also completely professional and efficient. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ during our wedding - Aaron did a beautiful job! Fortunately, we did not have any unexpected "surprises" during the ceremony or reception, but we knew that if we did, Aaron would be more than capable of gracefully handling them. We would recommend this company to anyone looking for an experienced, elegant DJ - absolutely worth every penny.
Every aspect of our experience with Chris Laich's company was outstanding. During my first phone call I had a lot of Read more...
Every aspect of our experience with Chris Laich's company was outstanding. During my first phone call I had a lot of questions, and Chris took the time to address every one of them - he also added additional suggestions for our ceremony and reception that turned out to be exactly correct. Our meeting with our DJ, Aaron, was held at a convenient time and location for us, and he arrived very well prepared - completely warm and friendly, but also completely professional and efficient. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ during our wedding - Aaron did a beautiful job! Fortunately, we did not have any unexpected "surprises" during the ceremony or reception, but we knew that if we did, Aaron would be more than capable of gracefully handling them. We would recommend this company to anyone looking for an experienced, elegant DJ - absolutely worth every penny. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris was great. He attended to every detail and knows weddings so well that I knew he could handle any situation that might arise with ease. Most importantly, he played the music we wanted and had great suggestions for how to incorporate the ideas that we had.
Chris was great. He attended to every detail and knows weddings so well that I knew he could handle any situation that Read more...
Chris was great. He attended to every detail and knows weddings so well that I knew he could handle any situation that might arise with ease. Most importantly, he played the music we wanted and had great suggestions for how to incorporate the ideas that we had. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Chris! During the planning process, he was readily available by phone or text. We talked through any concerns and he kept me cool, calm, and collected. At the wedding, he ran the show. I felt confident that everything would go off without a hitch because he was so organized and prepared. Chris sticks to timelines, tailors the music to the time of day/night and the crowd, pronounces names correctly and keeps it classy. Really, we had no complaints! I had many worries the morning of my wedding, but the DJ wasn't one! He just made me feel comfortable that he had it under control.
I would highly recommend Chris! During the planning process, he was readily available by phone or text. We talked through Read more...
I would highly recommend Chris! During the planning process, he was readily available by phone or text. We talked through any concerns and he kept me cool, calm, and collected. At the wedding, he ran the show. I felt confident that everything would go off without a hitch because he was so organized and prepared. Chris sticks to timelines, tailors the music to the time of day/night and the crowd, pronounces names correctly and keeps it classy. Really, we had no complaints! I had many worries the morning of my wedding, but the DJ wasn't one! He just made me feel comfortable that he had it under control. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Friends of mine had used Chris for their dj and referred us to him. Our wedding dj (Michael Tate) was outstanding. We met with him a week or so prior and we agreed upon the schedule and music for the night. I had several last minute changes and Michael was very quick to respond and offer suggestions. He sent me a timeline before the wedding which I really appreciated.

As for the wedding, he was spot on. Our dance floor was packed all night and my guests are still raving about how much fun they had.

I would hire Michael all over again. He was organized, flexible and professional!
Friends of mine had used Chris for their dj and referred us to him. Our wedding dj (Michael Tate) was outstanding. We met Read more...
Friends of mine had used Chris for their dj and referred us to him. Our wedding dj (Michael Tate) was outstanding. We met with him a week or so prior and we agreed upon the schedule and music for the night. I had several last minute changes and Michael was very quick to respond and offer suggestions. He sent me a timeline before the wedding which I really appreciated.

As for the wedding, he was spot on. Our dance floor was packed all night and my guests are still raving about how much fun they had.

I would hire Michael all over again. He was organized, flexible and professional! Read less
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Janine
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We still receive compliments on the playlist. Aaron was our DJ, and he totally understood the sound/vibe that we wanted to convey. He met with us beforehand, and had great suggestions along the way. The music was the most important aspect of our wedding,( to us), and I am very happy that we chose Chris Laich.
We still receive compliments on the playlist. Aaron was our DJ, and he totally understood the sound/vibe that we wanted to Read more...
We still receive compliments on the playlist. Aaron was our DJ, and he totally understood the sound/vibe that we wanted to convey. He met with us beforehand, and had great suggestions along the way. The music was the most important aspect of our wedding,( to us), and I am very happy that we chose Chris Laich. Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We were referred by our coordinator at the Park Hyatt Washington, who maintains a top tier preferred vendor list. When I talked to Chris on the phone for the first time, it was clear that he is friendly, chatty and has lots of energy! Having done events at our venue already, he is super familiar with the set up and the acoustics, which was also a big sell for us.

Prior to the wedding, we gave Chris a number of songs that we liked for different parts of the reception. He took the mood we envisioned and expanded on it wonderfully with his song choices. He was friendly and accommodating in taking song requests from our guests too. Our dancefloor was always hopping!

Additionally, he provided amplification for two separate ceremonies we had on the night – each with very different requirements. This was done flawlessly, and the audio was crystal clear. We've been to weddings where toasts/vows/MCing/etc were muffled, over-amplified or inconsistent. In our case, with the speaker setup he had, the aural experience was equally perfect for all of our guests no matter where they sat in the room.

Chris is extremely personable and good at his job. He also just a nice guy and will work well with anyone, be it other vendors, or your guests. He also checked with us a few times throughout the night to make sure everything on his end was ok. It was better than that. Highly recommended!
We were referred by our coordinator at the Park Hyatt Washington, who maintains a top tier preferred vendor list. When I Read more...
We were referred by our coordinator at the Park Hyatt Washington, who maintains a top tier preferred vendor list. When I talked to Chris on the phone for the first time, it was clear that he is friendly, chatty and has lots of energy! Having done events at our venue already, he is super familiar with the set up and the acoustics, which was also a big sell for us.

Prior to the wedding, we gave Chris a number of songs that we liked for different parts of the reception. He took the mood we envisioned and expanded on it wonderfully with his song choices. He was friendly and accommodating in taking song requests from our guests too. Our dancefloor was always hopping!

Additionally, he provided amplification for two separate ceremonies we had on the night – each with very different requirements. This was done flawlessly, and the audio was crystal clear. We've been to weddings where toasts/vows/MCing/etc were muffled, over-amplified or inconsistent. In our case, with the speaker setup he had, the aural experience was equally perfect for all of our guests no matter where they sat in the room.

Chris is extremely personable and good at his job. He also just a nice guy and will work well with anyone, be it other vendors, or your guests. He also checked with us a few times throughout the night to make sure everything on his end was ok. It was better than that. Highly recommended! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was clear, thorough and engaged in our conversation the whole way through. He shared his vast experience so that we could time our event perfectly, i.e. he did not sit back and let us make mistakes. He knew better than us how these things go, and *cared* enough to guide us. Our exact words to Chris regarding 98% of the musical selection for the whole event was "We do not care, make it classy" and he did! Chris also provided MC services by introducing our wedding party, speakers, and making special announcements throughout the evening ("Cigar bar is open outside!"). His service is worth whatever you may end up paying, and since we booked him in the off-season, I know we got him at a steal. This component of our event could not have gone more smoothly, and I will always recommend Chris Laich's services.
Chris was clear, thorough and engaged in our conversation the whole way through. He shared his vast experience so that we Read more...
Chris was clear, thorough and engaged in our conversation the whole way through. He shared his vast experience so that we could time our event perfectly, i.e. he did not sit back and let us make mistakes. He knew better than us how these things go, and *cared* enough to guide us. Our exact words to Chris regarding 98% of the musical selection for the whole event was "We do not care, make it classy" and he did! Chris also provided MC services by introducing our wedding party, speakers, and making special announcements throughout the evening ("Cigar bar is open outside!"). His service is worth whatever you may end up paying, and since we booked him in the off-season, I know we got him at a steal. This component of our event could not have gone more smoothly, and I will always recommend Chris Laich's services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best decision we made when planning our wedding. The value for the level of service was unbelievable. Every details was clear, stress free, and we felt as though there was nothing to worry about. As for the presentation and voice, we could not have been more impressed. Even if we had gone with a band, I would have hired them just to MC.
Absolutely the best decision we made when planning our wedding. The value for the level of service was unbelievable. Every Read more...
Absolutely the best decision we made when planning our wedding. The value for the level of service was unbelievable. Every details was clear, stress free, and we felt as though there was nothing to worry about. As for the presentation and voice, we could not have been more impressed. Even if we had gone with a band, I would have hired them just to MC. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was excellent. He was on time, professional, and had a great feel for the crowd. The sound was nothing short of amazing and the dance floor was packed the entire time.
Chris was excellent. He was on time, professional, and had a great feel for the crowd. The sound was nothing short of Read more...
Chris was excellent. He was on time, professional, and had a great feel for the crowd. The sound was nothing short of amazing and the dance floor was packed the entire time. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Chris Laich as our Wedding DJ. He was very receptive to our preferences for each part of the night (timeline and music), and the mood we wanted for each of those. He stuck exactly to what we asked for with music, the timeline, and announcements, creating a flawless and stress free evening. What we loved most about Chris is that he read the crowd to play the best music for the moments. His experience is so evident in how he tailored music to the mood of the night and the direction the reception was heading (an awesome dance party). I would absolutely recommend Chris Laich as a DJ to anyone who is looking to have a fantastic time!
We had a great experience with Chris Laich as our Wedding DJ. He was very receptive to our preferences for each part of Read more...
We had a great experience with Chris Laich as our Wedding DJ. He was very receptive to our preferences for each part of the night (timeline and music), and the mood we wanted for each of those. He stuck exactly to what we asked for with music, the timeline, and announcements, creating a flawless and stress free evening. What we loved most about Chris is that he read the crowd to play the best music for the moments. His experience is so evident in how he tailored music to the mood of the night and the direction the reception was heading (an awesome dance party). I would absolutely recommend Chris Laich as a DJ to anyone who is looking to have a fantastic time! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The music was entertaining and provided a relaxing atmosphere for the guests.
The music was entertaining and provided a relaxing atmosphere for the guests.
The music was entertaining and provided a relaxing atmosphere for the guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We so enjoyed working with Chris on the music for our wedding reception! He was fun, professional and full of awesome suggestions along the way. We felt confident knowing Chris and his team would be in charge of the reception, leading us through it all.

It is incredibly important to select the right DJ, Chris really set the tone for the evening and we continue to get comments and notes from family & friends about how wonderful the evening was - thanks in large part to Chris' entertainment.

We also worked with Chris on lighting for the event, his equipment is so great - with the click of a button he can change the colors and add to the overall ambience! It was wild.

Overall what I'll remember most about working with Chris is how he put us all at ease, he helped us figure out the flow for the evening and had recommendations on how to achieve what was most important to us! It was a wonderful celebration and it definitely would not have been the same with Chris.
We so enjoyed working with Chris on the music for our wedding reception! He was fun, professional and full of awesome Read more...
We so enjoyed working with Chris on the music for our wedding reception! He was fun, professional and full of awesome suggestions along the way. We felt confident knowing Chris and his team would be in charge of the reception, leading us through it all.

It is incredibly important to select the right DJ, Chris really set the tone for the evening and we continue to get comments and notes from family & friends about how wonderful the evening was - thanks in large part to Chris' entertainment.

We also worked with Chris on lighting for the event, his equipment is so great - with the click of a button he can change the colors and add to the overall ambience! It was wild.

Overall what I'll remember most about working with Chris is how he put us all at ease, he helped us figure out the flow for the evening and had recommendations on how to achieve what was most important to us! It was a wonderful celebration and it definitely would not have been the same with Chris. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough words to say about how fantastic and awesome Chris Laich is. I was honored to have Chris as the DJ at my wedding on October 20th in Pasadena, MD. Literally everyone commented on how awesome the music was and how great Chris was. He's funny, outgoing, great voice, great musical equipment and just incredibly talented. He helped keep everything moving and forced and my husband and I to take a minute to enjoy our food (which was super helpful).
A nice story about Chris:
When I met my husband, I said one of the deciding factors as to whether he was marriage worthy would be to see how my twin niece and nephew liked him. They loved him and that was a HUGE stamp of approval for me. In other words, their opinion matters. On my wedding day, my nephew, Ben sat with Chris who showed him all his equipment and was just incredibly sweet to him. My nephew then came up and told me how ‘cool’ the DJ is. The fact that he let an 11 year old sit with him and was so sweet says a lot to me about Chris.
I would HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone and thank him for helping make my day awesome
There aren't enough words to say about how fantastic and awesome Chris Laich is. I was honored to have Chris as the DJ at Read more...
There aren't enough words to say about how fantastic and awesome Chris Laich is. I was honored to have Chris as the DJ at my wedding on October 20th in Pasadena, MD. Literally everyone commented on how awesome the music was and how great Chris was. He's funny, outgoing, great voice, great musical equipment and just incredibly talented. He helped keep everything moving and forced and my husband and I to take a minute to enjoy our food (which was super helpful).
A nice story about Chris:
When I met my husband, I said one of the deciding factors as to whether he was marriage worthy would be to see how my twin niece and nephew liked him. They loved him and that was a HUGE stamp of approval for me. In other words, their opinion matters. On my wedding day, my nephew, Ben sat with Chris who showed him all his equipment and was just incredibly sweet to him. My nephew then came up and told me how ‘cool’ the DJ is. The fact that he let an 11 year old sit with him and was so sweet says a lot to me about Chris.
I would HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone and thank him for helping make my day awesome Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the reasons why my wedding and all the guests had such an amazing time was because of our music. Our DJ (Jon Paul) was amazing. He was great to work with, flexible, professional, and transitioned all of the music so well. I really wanted to be introduced to a particular song and at a particular spot in the song and he nailed it!!!! All of my guests kept telling me how the music was so awesome and where did I find the DJ. The whole night, all of our guests danced. People didn't stop dancing the whole night and I owe that to our DJ. Chris Laich music services is the best! I highly recommend using Chri Laich Music Services for any event!!!
One of the reasons why my wedding and all the guests had such an amazing time was because of our music. Our DJ (Jon Paul) Read more...
One of the reasons why my wedding and all the guests had such an amazing time was because of our music. Our DJ (Jon Paul) was amazing. He was great to work with, flexible, professional, and transitioned all of the music so well. I really wanted to be introduced to a particular song and at a particular spot in the song and he nailed it!!!! All of my guests kept telling me how the music was so awesome and where did I find the DJ. The whole night, all of our guests danced. People didn't stop dancing the whole night and I owe that to our DJ. Chris Laich music services is the best! I highly recommend using Chri Laich Music Services for any event!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had Brian Shepherd for our 100 guest wedding. He was really flexible and listened to our requests and our parents' requests. He spent a lot of time planning with us. Brian created a special Hora dance with some music we had given him. Because of the different ages of the guests, and a greater number of older guests than the usual wedding, it was challenging to keep the volume at a level where everyone was happy, (grandparents were telling him to make it softer and we wanted it louder for dancing, but he never played too loud). Somehow, he worked it out and knew when to play just the right music. It was just what Chris had promised when we first called to work with his company.
We had Brian Shepherd for our 100 guest wedding. He was really flexible and listened to our requests and our parents' Read more...
We had Brian Shepherd for our 100 guest wedding. He was really flexible and listened to our requests and our parents' requests. He spent a lot of time planning with us. Brian created a special Hora dance with some music we had given him. Because of the different ages of the guests, and a greater number of older guests than the usual wedding, it was challenging to keep the volume at a level where everyone was happy, (grandparents were telling him to make it softer and we wanted it louder for dancing, but he never played too loud). Somehow, he worked it out and knew when to play just the right music. It was just what Chris had promised when we first called to work with his company. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris and his team work like a well-oiled machine! Every interaction we had was extremely professional. His staff is amazing and will work with you to make sure everything is perfect. We even had last minute changes and Michael just rolled with the punches. Chris also provided uplighting services for us and it made the room look FANTASTIC! Thank you for everything Chris!
Chris and his team work like a well-oiled machine! Every interaction we had was extremely professional. His staff is Read more...
Chris and his team work like a well-oiled machine! Every interaction we had was extremely professional. His staff is amazing and will work with you to make sure everything is perfect. We even had last minute changes and Michael just rolled with the punches. Chris also provided uplighting services for us and it made the room look FANTASTIC! Thank you for everything Chris! Read less
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Gordon
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Ray Vanags was our DJ for our wedding and he was simply awesome. Ray's customer service exceeded expectations and working with him and Chris was the easiest part of planning our wedding. Our guests really enjoyed the music also and the sound quality was excellent. We recommend Chris Laich Music Services enthusiastically and without any reservations.
Ray Vanags was our DJ for our wedding and he was simply awesome. Ray's customer service exceeded expectations and working Read more...
Ray Vanags was our DJ for our wedding and he was simply awesome. Ray's customer service exceeded expectations and working with him and Chris was the easiest part of planning our wedding. Our guests really enjoyed the music also and the sound quality was excellent. We recommend Chris Laich Music Services enthusiastically and without any reservations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the beginning, Chris welcomed us as customers. He spent the first 60 minutes understanding our requirements so that he could pair us with the appropriate DJ from his team. We then had a follow-up call with Ross Anderson to ensure we had a good match.

Ross was receptive to all our requests but most importantly, provided objective feedback when he had alternative suggestions. Acting a true consultant, he helped guide us through our vision for the night. There wasn't a moment throughout the night that we questioned his music selections and from our perspective, almost all guests were on the dance floor.

Although the music is most important, Ross was also an impressive MC that only spoke when necessary. He ushered our guests through the evening with no questions.

We highly recommend CL and RA to DJ your wedding.
From the beginning, Chris welcomed us as customers. He spent the first 60 minutes understanding our requirements so that Read more...
From the beginning, Chris welcomed us as customers. He spent the first 60 minutes understanding our requirements so that he could pair us with the appropriate DJ from his team. We then had a follow-up call with Ross Anderson to ensure we had a good match.

Ross was receptive to all our requests but most importantly, provided objective feedback when he had alternative suggestions. Acting a true consultant, he helped guide us through our vision for the night. There wasn't a moment throughout the night that we questioned his music selections and from our perspective, almost all guests were on the dance floor.

Although the music is most important, Ross was also an impressive MC that only spoke when necessary. He ushered our guests through the evening with no questions.

We highly recommend CL and RA to DJ your wedding. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was not only an awesome and experienced DJ, but he also helped plan the whole order and timing of the wedding, and followed everything we wanted perfectly. He engaged the guests but was in no way cheesy. He was so flexible and on the ball, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
Chris was not only an awesome and experienced DJ, but he also helped plan the whole order and timing of the wedding, and Read more...
Chris was not only an awesome and experienced DJ, but he also helped plan the whole order and timing of the wedding, and followed everything we wanted perfectly. He engaged the guests but was in no way cheesy. He was so flexible and on the ball, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Aaron was AWESOME. Showed up on time, professional and everyone loved the choices of music he made. At the reception, many people told me they would have never hired a DJ in the past - until now because of their experience of hearing what Aaron did! I am so glad we worked with you and your company. His abilities made the night go so smoothly. Great job!
Aaron was AWESOME. Showed up on time, professional and everyone loved the choices of music he made. At the reception, many Read more...
Aaron was AWESOME. Showed up on time, professional and everyone loved the choices of music he made. At the reception, many people told me they would have never hired a DJ in the past - until now because of their experience of hearing what Aaron did! I am so glad we worked with you and your company. His abilities made the night go so smoothly. Great job! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris did a great job at my wedding! He provided the sound for my ceremony, cocktails, and reception, and he was outstanding. I was very nervous about the echo/acoustics in the venue--as I got married in a marble museum--but his speakers are state-of-the-art and he made sure that the sound was nothing short of perfection. He worked very closely with my family to create a play list that appealed to everyone at the party. Guests were dancing all night long and didn't want to leave the dance floor -- thanks to Chris!
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Chris did a great job at my wedding! He provided the sound for my ceremony, cocktails, and reception, and he was Read more...
Chris did a great job at my wedding! He provided the sound for my ceremony, cocktails, and reception, and he was outstanding. I was very nervous about the echo/acoustics in the venue--as I got married in a marble museum--but his speakers are state-of-the-art and he made sure that the sound was nothing short of perfection. He worked very closely with my family to create a play list that appealed to everyone at the party. Guests were dancing all night long and didn't want to leave the dance floor -- thanks to Chris!
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Katie
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Great DJ, he kept all of our guests dancing all night long.
Great DJ, he kept all of our guests dancing all night long.
Great DJ, he kept all of our guests dancing all night long. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chris did a great job! He played a fun mix that immediately got all of our guests on the dance floor. His speakers had a slim profile and great sound quality--very unobtrusive--so you barely notice them in our wedding photos. Chris also provides uplighting services, and it was completely worth it! It really contributed to the ambiance of the evening.
Chris did a great job! He played a fun mix that immediately got all of our guests on the dance floor. His speakers had a Read more...
Chris did a great job! He played a fun mix that immediately got all of our guests on the dance floor. His speakers had a slim profile and great sound quality--very unobtrusive--so you barely notice them in our wedding photos. Chris also provides uplighting services, and it was completely worth it! It really contributed to the ambiance of the evening. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Amie
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was fantastic and just magic. He nailed all the ceremony and reception music with basically no direction from us. Highly, highly recommended!
Chris was fantastic and just magic. He nailed all the ceremony and reception music with basically no direction from us. Read more...
Chris was fantastic and just magic. He nailed all the ceremony and reception music with basically no direction from us. Highly, highly recommended! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
All of my guests had a wonderful time at my wedding and it is in large part to Chris. From the first phone call I had with Chris, I knew my wedding night would be a blast. He truly loves music and has a special talent for keeping the music going for guests of all ages. I would highly recommend Chris to any brides to be in the DC area. We had an amazing time and it was due in large part to his musical intelligence.
All of my guests had a wonderful time at my wedding and it is in large part to Chris. From the first phone call I had with Read more...
All of my guests had a wonderful time at my wedding and it is in large part to Chris. From the first phone call I had with Chris, I knew my wedding night would be a blast. He truly loves music and has a special talent for keeping the music going for guests of all ages. I would highly recommend Chris to any brides to be in the DC area. We had an amazing time and it was due in large part to his musical intelligence. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Brian Shepherd and we were 100% happy with him. He was really intuitive about our likes and dislikes based on a few artists and genres that we named and the setlist he played was perfectly tuned to our tastes. He listened to everything we told him and fulfilled all our requests to a T! Brian was also really helpful in giving feedback about the order of the reception events and helped us streamline the toasts and first dances so as not to interrupt or slow down the dance flow. He's really experienced, capable and personable and had a great presence--not overbearing or too talkative.
Our DJ was Brian Shepherd and we were 100% happy with him. He was really intuitive about our likes and dislikes based on a Read more...
Our DJ was Brian Shepherd and we were 100% happy with him. He was really intuitive about our likes and dislikes based on a few artists and genres that we named and the setlist he played was perfectly tuned to our tastes. He listened to everything we told him and fulfilled all our requests to a T! Brian was also really helpful in giving feedback about the order of the reception events and helped us streamline the toasts and first dances so as not to interrupt or slow down the dance flow. He's really experienced, capable and personable and had a great presence--not overbearing or too talkative. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kami
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Chris Laich music services for our wedding, and from my first conversation with Chris I just felt like things were right. Our DJ was Aaron, and he was awesome! My husband and I over an hour away from DC so all our planning with Aaron was over the phone and email. I was really worried about the music because I knew our guests liked a wide variety of stuff so I made Aaron a really thorough list of what we wanted to hear and what we didn’t want to hear. Our playlist included country (including some Texas country not heard on the radio), hits from today, oldies, traditional wedding dance songs, 80's, and classic rock/jam rock. We felt like the classic rock was hard to dance to so we played it during cocktail hour and dinner. It was different, but everyone who knew my husband, knew that was his input and loved it! Aaron did a great job of working it in during dinner with some of the more traditional songs typically played then too. During the dance, he just played a rockin' mix music; no cheesy games. Our cocktail hour and dinner/dance were in separate spaces, but the transition was seamless, and the sound quality in both areas was great. For the introduction of the bridal party, I had my uncles on the microphone, but Aaron said he would say whatever you wanted about each person, and he’s excellent on the microphone. During the planning Aaron did a great job of helping us with the schedule for the reception, and it was really spot on. We did the toasts, cake cutting, and garters, at the time we planned on. The announcements for all those things were short and sweet. There was no rambling, and he was very, very professional. Bottom line, if I need a DJ for a future event, I will call Chris and ask for Aaron again. Only next time, I won’t even bother with the detailed list I had this time. I will just give him a big picture idea and let him do his thing, because he knows what he's doing, and does a fabulous job!
We used Chris Laich music services for our wedding, and from my first conversation with Chris I just felt like things were Read more...
We used Chris Laich music services for our wedding, and from my first conversation with Chris I just felt like things were right. Our DJ was Aaron, and he was awesome! My husband and I over an hour away from DC so all our planning with Aaron was over the phone and email. I was really worried about the music because I knew our guests liked a wide variety of stuff so I made Aaron a really thorough list of what we wanted to hear and what we didn’t want to hear. Our playlist included country (including some Texas country not heard on the radio), hits from today, oldies, traditional wedding dance songs, 80's, and classic rock/jam rock. We felt like the classic rock was hard to dance to so we played it during cocktail hour and dinner. It was different, but everyone who knew my husband, knew that was his input and loved it! Aaron did a great job of working it in during dinner with some of the more traditional songs typically played then too. During the dance, he just played a rockin' mix music; no cheesy games. Our cocktail hour and dinner/dance were in separate spaces, but the transition was seamless, and the sound quality in both areas was great. For the introduction of the bridal party, I had my uncles on the microphone, but Aaron said he would say whatever you wanted about each person, and he’s excellent on the microphone. During the planning Aaron did a great job of helping us with the schedule for the reception, and it was really spot on. We did the toasts, cake cutting, and garters, at the time we planned on. The announcements for all those things were short and sweet. There was no rambling, and he was very, very professional. Bottom line, if I need a DJ for a future event, I will call Chris and ask for Aaron again. Only next time, I won’t even bother with the detailed list I had this time. I will just give him a big picture idea and let him do his thing, because he knows what he's doing, and does a fabulous job! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We had originally had our hearts set on a band...but because of size of our guest list and some restrictions of our venue, we decided to go with a DJ. We asked around and got a few recommendations, and after talking to a few others we realized that Chris Laich and his staff were on an entirely different level than the others. We cannot say enough how amazing they were to work with. Michael was our DJ and he was extremely professional, responsive, and did an incredible job. Our venue was historic and had a few rules, which were not an issue-- they handled everything perfectly. We needed someone to be "on it" with volume control in a venue with some echoes and other quirks (we also had an outdoor space, which was in a residential area, to add to the challenges). The wireless speakers they brought were perfect-- they positioned them around and could control and tweak each one remotely. We also did not have a wedding planner, so we relied on the DJ to make announcements and keep the evening flowing (along with the caterer). It was seamless! We had a few conversations and email exchanges prior to the wedding to get to know us and what we wanted in terms of music and songs, flow, and announcements/introductions, the schedule, and other details. It was one part of the weekend that we knew was going to be perfect and didn't have to worry one bit. As I said earlier, we can't recommend Michael and Chris Laich highly enough! They may be a bit more expensive than the competition but it is totally worth it!
We had originally had our hearts set on a band...but because of size of our guest list and some restrictions of our venue, Read more...
We had originally had our hearts set on a band...but because of size of our guest list and some restrictions of our venue, we decided to go with a DJ. We asked around and got a few recommendations, and after talking to a few others we realized that Chris Laich and his staff were on an entirely different level than the others. We cannot say enough how amazing they were to work with. Michael was our DJ and he was extremely professional, responsive, and did an incredible job. Our venue was historic and had a few rules, which were not an issue-- they handled everything perfectly. We needed someone to be "on it" with volume control in a venue with some echoes and other quirks (we also had an outdoor space, which was in a residential area, to add to the challenges). The wireless speakers they brought were perfect-- they positioned them around and could control and tweak each one remotely. We also did not have a wedding planner, so we relied on the DJ to make announcements and keep the evening flowing (along with the caterer). It was seamless! We had a few conversations and email exchanges prior to the wedding to get to know us and what we wanted in terms of music and songs, flow, and announcements/introductions, the schedule, and other details. It was one part of the weekend that we knew was going to be perfect and didn't have to worry one bit. As I said earlier, we can't recommend Michael and Chris Laich highly enough! They may be a bit more expensive than the competition but it is totally worth it! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Eliana
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Waooooo our dance floor was pack all the time. Thanks to Ross our dj our dance floor was always pack. At the end of the wedding people didn't want to leave, they wanted to keep dancing. Ross was great person to work with. We meet once and told him all the music we wanted to hear and he did hear us. I will totally recommend them to everyone.
Waooooo our dance floor was pack all the time. Thanks to Ross our dj our dance floor was always pack. At the end of the Read more...
Waooooo our dance floor was pack all the time. Thanks to Ross our dj our dance floor was always pack. At the end of the wedding people didn't want to leave, they wanted to keep dancing. Ross was great person to work with. We meet once and told him all the music we wanted to hear and he did hear us. I will totally recommend them to everyone. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough nice things about Chris Laich Services and our DJ, Ross! At first, I was hesitant to go with a DJ because I've been to weddings with a lot of cheesy songs and announcements... But I really wanted a variety of music including some middle eastern songs mixed in so I gave Chris a call. From the beginning, he was so responsive and put me at ease. When I met with our DJ Ross, he basically walked me through all the intros and music preferences and even helped me put together my wedding timeline.

Hiring Ross as our DJ was one of the smartest decisions we made for our wedding. We had such a blast and everyone was dancing the entire time- which was really important to me. I don't think anyone even attempted to request songs because his choices were so good (and I had only given him a few songs to play and my general preferences). Ross was awesome- you can't go wrong.

We also hired Chris Laich music services for our ceremony music (solo violinist). It was great! They worked with me on the type of vibe I was going for and even learned a song that I really wanted for our exit!

These guys are known for being the best in town and with my experience i totally agree.
I can't say enough nice things about Chris Laich Services and our DJ, Ross! At first, I was hesitant to go with a DJ Read more...
I can't say enough nice things about Chris Laich Services and our DJ, Ross! At first, I was hesitant to go with a DJ because I've been to weddings with a lot of cheesy songs and announcements... But I really wanted a variety of music including some middle eastern songs mixed in so I gave Chris a call. From the beginning, he was so responsive and put me at ease. When I met with our DJ Ross, he basically walked me through all the intros and music preferences and even helped me put together my wedding timeline.

Hiring Ross as our DJ was one of the smartest decisions we made for our wedding. We had such a blast and everyone was dancing the entire time- which was really important to me. I don't think anyone even attempted to request songs because his choices were so good (and I had only given him a few songs to play and my general preferences). Ross was awesome- you can't go wrong.

We also hired Chris Laich music services for our ceremony music (solo violinist). It was great! They worked with me on the type of vibe I was going for and even learned a song that I really wanted for our exit!

These guys are known for being the best in town and with my experience i totally agree. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
He really knew how to keep the party going. He was great at listening to our desires and then including them for our reception. He's very knowledgable and had great suggestions on songs for introductions and last dance. I really do not think our big night would have been as magical without him. He even got my groom's grandma out on the floor!
He really knew how to keep the party going. He was great at listening to our desires and then including them for our Read more...
He really knew how to keep the party going. He was great at listening to our desires and then including them for our reception. He's very knowledgable and had great suggestions on songs for introductions and last dance. I really do not think our big night would have been as magical without him. He even got my groom's grandma out on the floor! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ross from Chris Laich Music Services was our wedding DJ and her did a wonderful job!!! First, I would like to say that he was very responsive during correspondence. We never had to wait to hear back from him. Secondly, just after a few minutes of talking at our meeting, he was able to figure the type of music we wanted to have, with all the exceptions and exclusions. The wedding went very smoothly and just perfect!!! Both my husband and I are very very happy with the service and we highly recommend Chis Laich Music Services. Thank you both Chis and Ross for a making our special day so amazing!!!
Ross from Chris Laich Music Services was our wedding DJ and her did a wonderful job!!! First, I would like to say that he Read more...
Ross from Chris Laich Music Services was our wedding DJ and her did a wonderful job!!! First, I would like to say that he was very responsive during correspondence. We never had to wait to hear back from him. Secondly, just after a few minutes of talking at our meeting, he was able to figure the type of music we wanted to have, with all the exceptions and exclusions. The wedding went very smoothly and just perfect!!! Both my husband and I are very very happy with the service and we highly recommend Chis Laich Music Services. Thank you both Chis and Ross for a making our special day so amazing!!! Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Best wedding ever!!! Aaron from Chris Laich DJs was the best. He was able to really get the entire crowd dancing. EVERYONE who attended said they had an amazing time.
Best wedding ever!!! Aaron from Chris Laich DJs was the best. He was able to really get the entire crowd dancing. EVERYONE Read more...
Best wedding ever!!! Aaron from Chris Laich DJs was the best. He was able to really get the entire crowd dancing. EVERYONE who attended said they had an amazing time. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ross from Chris Laich - Music Services is an amazing DJ. He knows how to keep the party going! We danced literally to the end and guests have not stopped raving about the music and how fun the night was. Chris and his DJs are the BEST! Ross was a joy to work with and was so helpful. He knows weddings and good music! He intertwined all my favorite songs and made the night so special. Thank you so much Ross!
Ross from Chris Laich - Music Services is an amazing DJ. He knows how to keep the party going! We danced literally to the Read more...
Ross from Chris Laich - Music Services is an amazing DJ. He knows how to keep the party going! We danced literally to the end and guests have not stopped raving about the music and how fun the night was. Chris and his DJs are the BEST! Ross was a joy to work with and was so helpful. He knows weddings and good music! He intertwined all my favorite songs and made the night so special. Thank you so much Ross! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Catherine
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Always felt that Chris had everything under control and that there was nothing to worry about. Also gave great suggestions for music and had a great play list!
Always felt that Chris had everything under control and that there was nothing to worry about. Also gave great suggestions Read more...
Always felt that Chris had everything under control and that there was nothing to worry about. Also gave great suggestions for music and had a great play list! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was a real pleasure using your DJ services and especially working with Michael Tate. He had just the right combination of maturity, personality and responsiveness that Susan and I were looking for in our reception entertainment. We were very impressed with him in our initial preparation meeting and how well our musical tastes and requests were incorporated into our wedding reception music. He also exceeded our expectations as the master of ceremonies.
It was a real pleasure using your DJ services and especially working with Michael Tate. He had just the right combination Read more...
It was a real pleasure using your DJ services and especially working with Michael Tate. He had just the right combination of maturity, personality and responsiveness that Susan and I were looking for in our reception entertainment. We were very impressed with him in our initial preparation meeting and how well our musical tastes and requests were incorporated into our wedding reception music. He also exceeded our expectations as the master of ceremonies. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kristen
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was FANTASTIC to work with! He was such a professional--from start to finish, everything about the music and the overall flow of our wedding was perfect. He reads people incredibly well and knew the perfect songs to play at the perfect moments--and we had a huge Irish Catholic wedding with people of all ages!

We also live outside of the DC area where we were married and Chris was incredibly helpful and extremely responsive every step of the way. He'll constantly tell you that although you hired him to do the best job he can, it's YOUR day and he wants to make it about the couple that is celebrating. Both my husband I were floored by how compliments we received on Chris following the wedding from other guests, too. Use Chris for your DJ--he's the best!
Chris was FANTASTIC to work with! He was such a professional--from start to finish, everything about the music and the Read more...
Chris was FANTASTIC to work with! He was such a professional--from start to finish, everything about the music and the overall flow of our wedding was perfect. He reads people incredibly well and knew the perfect songs to play at the perfect moments--and we had a huge Irish Catholic wedding with people of all ages!

We also live outside of the DC area where we were married and Chris was incredibly helpful and extremely responsive every step of the way. He'll constantly tell you that although you hired him to do the best job he can, it's YOUR day and he wants to make it about the couple that is celebrating. Both my husband I were floored by how compliments we received on Chris following the wedding from other guests, too. Use Chris for your DJ--he's the best! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Sharon
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Ross as our DJ. He was awesome and totally got the vibe we wanted for our wedding. My uncle played my processional on the guitar and Ross wired him through the speaker system. Ross also worked with our videographer to get the sound on the video just right and organized a surprise dance with our bridesmaids and groomsmen without us even knowing.
We worked with Ross as our DJ. He was awesome and totally got the vibe we wanted for our wedding. My uncle played my Read more...
We worked with Ross as our DJ. He was awesome and totally got the vibe we wanted for our wedding. My uncle played my processional on the guitar and Ross wired him through the speaker system. Ross also worked with our videographer to get the sound on the video just right and organized a surprise dance with our bridesmaids and groomsmen without us even knowing. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich is the best DJ around. Look no further. He is incredibly personable, professional, talented, accomodating, and kind. He played all the music we asked for, PLUS. The guests raved about his music. People we never expected to dance were out on the floor all night. He also made sure our schedule for the evening ran smoothly, and was able to offer advice and suggestions throughout the planning process, all of which we accepted and all of which worked perfectly. He was a pleasure to work with, and EASILY the BEST at what he does. THANK YOU Chris for EVERYTHING.
Chris Laich is the best DJ around. Look no further. He is incredibly personable, professional, talented, accomodating, and Read more...
Chris Laich is the best DJ around. Look no further. He is incredibly personable, professional, talented, accomodating, and kind. He played all the music we asked for, PLUS. The guests raved about his music. People we never expected to dance were out on the floor all night. He also made sure our schedule for the evening ran smoothly, and was able to offer advice and suggestions throughout the planning process, all of which we accepted and all of which worked perfectly. He was a pleasure to work with, and EASILY the BEST at what he does. THANK YOU Chris for EVERYTHING. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Meredith
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
They met all of my expectations and then some! They were professional, reliable and flexible when I made a scheduling goof! I highly recommend them for any event. They were able to read the crowd and play the appropriate music so everyone could dance the night away. EVERY GUEST complimented about how great the music was!
They met all of my expectations and then some! They were professional, reliable and flexible when I made a scheduling Read more...
They met all of my expectations and then some! They were professional, reliable and flexible when I made a scheduling goof! I highly recommend them for any event. They were able to read the crowd and play the appropriate music so everyone could dance the night away. EVERY GUEST complimented about how great the music was! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kelly O
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing even before we officially booked him. I knew I wanted him as our DJ after reading his reviews and talking on the phone with him. Even before we had our date set, he was helping me with other vendors. We don't live in DC so it was tough finding vendors since we didn't know who to go with. He lead me in the right direction and we ended up having amazing vendors because of him. I was so glad when we set our date so we could officially book him. He is so easy to work with. We gave him an idea of what kind of music we wanted with a few must plays and he hit it out of the park. He had everyone on the dance floor until the lights came up. He is #1 for a reason! Don't go with another DJ!!!
Chris was amazing even before we officially booked him. I knew I wanted him as our DJ after reading his reviews and Read more...
Chris was amazing even before we officially booked him. I knew I wanted him as our DJ after reading his reviews and talking on the phone with him. Even before we had our date set, he was helping me with other vendors. We don't live in DC so it was tough finding vendors since we didn't know who to go with. He lead me in the right direction and we ended up having amazing vendors because of him. I was so glad when we set our date so we could officially book him. He is so easy to work with. We gave him an idea of what kind of music we wanted with a few must plays and he hit it out of the park. He had everyone on the dance floor until the lights came up. He is #1 for a reason! Don't go with another DJ!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Denise
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris and his crew are professional, fun and have a great selection! By far the best DJ we have ever had. We hired Chris for our company holiday party and were not disappointed. Thanks much Chris - we will definitely be contacting you again! Highly recommended!
Chris and his crew are professional, fun and have a great selection! By far the best DJ we have ever had. We hired Chris Read more...
Chris and his crew are professional, fun and have a great selection! By far the best DJ we have ever had. We hired Chris for our company holiday party and were not disappointed. Thanks much Chris - we will definitely be contacting you again! Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kate
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris was a FANTASTIC dj! The reception was the most fun I have ever had and literally everyone was up dancing! We ran out of space on the dance floor. Everyone I talked to complimented Chris and told us they have never had such a great time at a wedding reception. Thank you, Chris!
Chris was a FANTASTIC dj! The reception was the most fun I have ever had and literally everyone was up dancing! We ran out Read more...
Chris was a FANTASTIC dj! The reception was the most fun I have ever had and literally everyone was up dancing! We ran out of space on the dance floor. Everyone I talked to complimented Chris and told us they have never had such a great time at a wedding reception. Thank you, Chris! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Libby
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
One of the things it's probably not a good idea to compromise on when it comes to weddings, is the music.
If the DJ sucks, people don't have fun, the dance floor is empty, announcements are awkward...\

If you choose Chris Laich Music Services, that won't be the case.

Our venue owner said he's never had a wedding where the dance floor filled up from the very first opportunity, and stayed that way until the very end. The music flowed perfectly, and Chris' announcements were professional, minimal, and really helpful.

The only thing I'm a little disappointed in, was my lack of focus on the morning of the wedding - where I forgot to leave a list of requests on Chris' table. There were a few songs I really wanted played, but it actually really speaks to Chris' ability to work a crowd, that I didn't think of going up there to actually ask him for them, until after the night ended and I realised I hadn't. I'd just been having too much fun dancing around.

He worked with our officiant to set up mics for out outdoor ceremony, and made announcements about our guest book, photo station, food, and never once was he cheesy or babbled on!!

We had a few long chats on the phone with Chris to discuss the feel of what we wanted, our specific songs for the ceremony, first dances, etc. and everything went very smoothly. We also discussed music that we hated - to make sure that it wasn't played - very important details!

All in all, if you can make it work in your budget - the reviews speak for themselves. You will not be disappointed.
One of the things it's probably not a good idea to compromise on when it comes to weddings, is the music.
If the DJ Read more...
One of the things it's probably not a good idea to compromise on when it comes to weddings, is the music.
If the DJ sucks, people don't have fun, the dance floor is empty, announcements are awkward...\

If you choose Chris Laich Music Services, that won't be the case.

Our venue owner said he's never had a wedding where the dance floor filled up from the very first opportunity, and stayed that way until the very end. The music flowed perfectly, and Chris' announcements were professional, minimal, and really helpful.

The only thing I'm a little disappointed in, was my lack of focus on the morning of the wedding - where I forgot to leave a list of requests on Chris' table. There were a few songs I really wanted played, but it actually really speaks to Chris' ability to work a crowd, that I didn't think of going up there to actually ask him for them, until after the night ended and I realised I hadn't. I'd just been having too much fun dancing around.

He worked with our officiant to set up mics for out outdoor ceremony, and made announcements about our guest book, photo station, food, and never once was he cheesy or babbled on!!

We had a few long chats on the phone with Chris to discuss the feel of what we wanted, our specific songs for the ceremony, first dances, etc. and everything went very smoothly. We also discussed music that we hated - to make sure that it wasn't played - very important details!

All in all, if you can make it work in your budget - the reviews speak for themselves. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Ray from Chris Laich Music Service for our wedding and couldn't be happier with our decision! He was extremely professional and always easy to get a hold of with any questions or requests. We had many wedding guests compliment us on such great music throughout the reception! We even ended up extending the DJ time since everyone was having such a great time. I would highly recommend Ray!
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We hired DJ Ray from Chris Laich Music Service for our wedding and couldn't be happier with our decision! He was extremely professional and always easy to get a hold of with any questions or requests. We had many wedding guests compliment us on such great music throughout the reception! We even ended up extending the DJ time since everyone was having such a great time. I would highly recommend Ray! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have asked for a better DJ. Chris was so helpful with the microphones and speakers for our ceremony and also kept the partying going all night for our guests with his awesome choices of songs to play. We gave him very little direction (only a couple of MUST plays and DO NOT plays), and let him use his expertise to do what he does best. He did such a great job. After he played the last song of the night, all of our friends on the dance floor started a, "one more song!" chant. A huge testament to how much they were enjoying the evening and Chris' DJing.
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My husband and I could not have asked for a better DJ. Chris was so helpful with the microphones and speakers for our ceremony and also kept the partying going all night for our guests with his awesome choices of songs to play. We gave him very little direction (only a couple of MUST plays and DO NOT plays), and let him use his expertise to do what he does best. He did such a great job. After he played the last song of the night, all of our friends on the dance floor started a, "one more song!" chant. A huge testament to how much they were enjoying the evening and Chris' DJing. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris,
Tyler and I wanted to thank you again for DJ-ing our wedding! The day was perfect and I know that everyone at the wedding commented on the music! We had a BLAST! Thanks again for making everything go on without a hitch! We truly appreciate it! It was a day that we will cherish forever! Thanks again! :o)
Sincerely,
Jessica
Chris,
Tyler and I wanted to thank you again for DJ-ing our wedding! The day was perfect and I know that everyone at Read more...
Chris,
Tyler and I wanted to thank you again for DJ-ing our wedding! The day was perfect and I know that everyone at the wedding commented on the music! We had a BLAST! Thanks again for making everything go on without a hitch! We truly appreciate it! It was a day that we will cherish forever! Thanks again! :o)
Sincerely,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! I'd hire him again tomorrow. There wasn't a moment after the first dances that people weren't rockin it on the dance floor! He was so accomodating to the music we wanted to play and even edited some non-mainstream music my now husband really wanted to here. Worth every penny!
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! I'd hire him again tomorrow. There wasn't a moment after the first dances that people weren't Read more...
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! I'd hire him again tomorrow. There wasn't a moment after the first dances that people weren't rockin it on the dance floor! He was so accomodating to the music we wanted to play and even edited some non-mainstream music my now husband really wanted to here. Worth every penny! Read less
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LeeAnn
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris is such a pleasure to work with. His kindness and professionalism were evident from our first conversation. I was so bummed to find that he was not available for our wedding date, but his co-worker, Ray, was. Ray was wonderful! He met with my husband and went over all our wishes. We are huge music lovers and it was a very important part of the day. Ray listened to all our requests and was very professional. If you're looking for a DJ who is behind the scenes, and only heard when needed, and will play amazing music, then Chris Laich Music Services is for you. I highly recommend!
Chris is such a pleasure to work with. His kindness and professionalism were evident from our first conversation. I was so Read more...
Chris is such a pleasure to work with. His kindness and professionalism were evident from our first conversation. I was so bummed to find that he was not available for our wedding date, but his co-worker, Ray, was. Ray was wonderful! He met with my husband and went over all our wishes. We are huge music lovers and it was a very important part of the day. Ray listened to all our requests and was very professional. If you're looking for a DJ who is behind the scenes, and only heard when needed, and will play amazing music, then Chris Laich Music Services is for you. I highly recommend! Read less
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Maureen038
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris is an amazing DJ!!! If you want your guests to have an amazing time and to dance all night, you need to chose Chris!! He is super to deal with and very professional!!
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Chris is an amazing DJ!!! If you want your guests to have an amazing time and to dance all night, you need to chose Chris!! He is super to deal with and very professional!!
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TVandenHeuvel
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I contacted Chris Laich Music Services less than two months out from our wedding date after the band we had booked cancelled on us last minute. Chris responded back to my email within the hour (which seems to be unheard of in my experience of the DC Wedding Vendor Hunt) and said that he happened to have had a cancellation at the last minute as well and would love to work with us.

During our first phone conversation, Chris knew all of the questions to ask regarding the atmosphere we wanted to create, the venue itself, and the experience we wanted our guests to have. Maybe it was his charm, his knowledge of music and the wedding industry or his "Casey Casem-esque" voice that sold us, but it was a great investment! (They also had overwhelmingly positive reviews on Yelp and Wedding Wire).

Ross was our assigned DJ for the evening (Chris books up months in advance) and he was awesome. It was almost like Chris knew exactly who would click with my husband and I. We met Ross at a Starbucks after work one evening to talk about the announcements, timeline, and the music. My husband and I were pretty unprepared for the meeting, not really knowing what we wanted yet, but that didn't seem to annoy Ross. He helped give us some great ideas and was really excited and responsive about the ideas we already had. Ross was great and had a very approachable, outgoing, and fun personality which is exactly what you want in a wedding DJ.

The night of the wedding went off without a hitch. Ross fulfilled all of our requests AND did extremely well handling all of the requests from family and friends (he had gotten to know us enough to know which songs we would love and which ones would make us cringe). He kept the party going to the very end and did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor all night. The only EPIC fail that Ross had was when he played Sinatra's "New York, New York" which immediately was met with HUGE boos from the crowd! (We are HUGE Washington Capital's fans and that evening was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals against the NEW YORK Rangers.....bad call Ross...bad call...). :) He recovered nicely though.

Overall, we were extremely happy with the entire process! I must admit, hiring CLMS was a little more expensive than we wanted to spend, but for the quality of service, the professionalism, and the experience we received it was totally worth it. I'm sure we could have saved a few hundred dollars less on a lower rated music service in the area, but I'm pretty sure that my review would have ended up completely different!
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I contacted Chris Laich Music Services less than two months out from our wedding date after the band we had booked cancelled on us last minute. Chris responded back to my email within the hour (which seems to be unheard of in my experience of the DC Wedding Vendor Hunt) and said that he happened to have had a cancellation at the last minute as well and would love to work with us.

During our first phone conversation, Chris knew all of the questions to ask regarding the atmosphere we wanted to create, the venue itself, and the experience we wanted our guests to have. Maybe it was his charm, his knowledge of music and the wedding industry or his "Casey Casem-esque" voice that sold us, but it was a great investment! (They also had overwhelmingly positive reviews on Yelp and Wedding Wire).

Ross was our assigned DJ for the evening (Chris books up months in advance) and he was awesome. It was almost like Chris knew exactly who would click with my husband and I. We met Ross at a Starbucks after work one evening to talk about the announcements, timeline, and the music. My husband and I were pretty unprepared for the meeting, not really knowing what we wanted yet, but that didn't seem to annoy Ross. He helped give us some great ideas and was really excited and responsive about the ideas we already had. Ross was great and had a very approachable, outgoing, and fun personality which is exactly what you want in a wedding DJ.

The night of the wedding went off without a hitch. Ross fulfilled all of our requests AND did extremely well handling all of the requests from family and friends (he had gotten to know us enough to know which songs we would love and which ones would make us cringe). He kept the party going to the very end and did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor all night. The only EPIC fail that Ross had was when he played Sinatra's "New York, New York" which immediately was met with HUGE boos from the crowd! (We are HUGE Washington Capital's fans and that evening was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals against the NEW YORK Rangers.....bad call Ross...bad call...). :) He recovered nicely though.

Overall, we were extremely happy with the entire process! I must admit, hiring CLMS was a little more expensive than we wanted to spend, but for the quality of service, the professionalism, and the experience we received it was totally worth it. I'm sure we could have saved a few hundred dollars less on a lower rated music service in the area, but I'm pretty sure that my review would have ended up completely different! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Aaron was the DJ the day of our wedding and he was very professional and courteous to not only me, but every guest. My husband and I met with Aaron a few weeks before our wedding and it was very relaxed and informal. We selected a few "must plays" at the reception, but Aaron took our list and made it his own. He played music everyone enjoyed and the dance floor was never empty! The enthusiam Chris Laich has for music and making sure everyone has a good time is absolutely fantastic and I will definitely recommend them to other brides-to-be!! The value we received for their services was also spectacular!
Amazing! Aaron was the DJ the day of our wedding and he was very professional and courteous to not only me, but every Read more...
Amazing! Aaron was the DJ the day of our wedding and he was very professional and courteous to not only me, but every guest. My husband and I met with Aaron a few weeks before our wedding and it was very relaxed and informal. We selected a few "must plays" at the reception, but Aaron took our list and made it his own. He played music everyone enjoyed and the dance floor was never empty! The enthusiam Chris Laich has for music and making sure everyone has a good time is absolutely fantastic and I will definitely recommend them to other brides-to-be!! The value we received for their services was also spectacular! Read less
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mew
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Best DJ ever. Seriously... I'm so glad I didn't go with a band. Chris played all the songs we wanted and also had the musical prowess to get our parents, grandparents, and friends out on the floor... all at the same time! What a blast! I have been getting calls from friends and family ever since... everyone says it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding and Chris had a TON to do with that. Perfect.
Best DJ ever. Seriously... I'm so glad I didn't go with a band. Chris played all the songs we wanted and also had the Read more...
Best DJ ever. Seriously... I'm so glad I didn't go with a band. Chris played all the songs we wanted and also had the musical prowess to get our parents, grandparents, and friends out on the floor... all at the same time! What a blast! I have been getting calls from friends and family ever since... everyone says it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding and Chris had a TON to do with that. Perfect. Read less
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Diane N
Wedding:
3/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris was highly recommended to us by our venue and we were very satisfied with his professionalism and flexibility. Prior to the wedding we gave him a list of songs and artists that we liked and he mixed them all into a wonderful evening of music! We gave him the schedule of events and he kept the party moving right along. He was also able to read the crowd on the dance floor and quickly change the music (if needed) to keep everyone there.
Chris was highly recommended to us by our venue and we were very satisfied with his professionalism and flexibility. Prior Read more...
Chris was highly recommended to us by our venue and we were very satisfied with his professionalism and flexibility. Prior to the wedding we gave him a list of songs and artists that we liked and he mixed them all into a wonderful evening of music! We gave him the schedule of events and he kept the party moving right along. He was also able to read the crowd on the dance floor and quickly change the music (if needed) to keep everyone there. Read less
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delight + jason
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of having Chris Laich from Chris Laich, Music Services as our DJ for our January 2012 wedding. Chris was amazing! Chris kept in touch during our whole planning process, especially during the final 2 weeks and he provided suggestions for our schedule so that everything would flow. Chris started off with creating a wonderful atmosphere for our cocktail hour mixing in “traditional” music with more contemporary music. Our reception was an absolute party the entire evening. For our reception, Chris kept the dance floor packed all night! Chris started off the night with some oldies to get the dancing started and had a selection of music that progressed through the night to a full out party atmosphere by the end of the night! He does an amazing job “reading” the crowd and plays the music that the guests respond to. The result was a fantastic party! We received so many compliments from our guests, many telling us they “have never had so much fun at a wedding” or that they “ have never danced that much at a wedding.”

Chris is a very low key DJ he keeps announcements to a minimum and keeps the dance floor moving. He is very professional and very easy to work with. We were so lucky to be able to book Chris for our wedding; he even offered us a discount because our wedding was during the “off peak” wedding season. You will not regret the amount that you spend having Chris as your wedding DJ. He is worth every penny and you and your guests will have a fabulous time!! We would not hesitate recommending Chris Laich as your DJ for your wedding or other event.
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We had the pleasure of having Chris Laich from Chris Laich, Music Services as our DJ for our January 2012 wedding. Chris was amazing! Chris kept in touch during our whole planning process, especially during the final 2 weeks and he provided suggestions for our schedule so that everything would flow. Chris started off with creating a wonderful atmosphere for our cocktail hour mixing in “traditional” music with more contemporary music. Our reception was an absolute party the entire evening. For our reception, Chris kept the dance floor packed all night! Chris started off the night with some oldies to get the dancing started and had a selection of music that progressed through the night to a full out party atmosphere by the end of the night! He does an amazing job “reading” the crowd and plays the music that the guests respond to. The result was a fantastic party! We received so many compliments from our guests, many telling us they “have never had so much fun at a wedding” or that they “ have never danced that much at a wedding.”

Chris is a very low key DJ he keeps announcements to a minimum and keeps the dance floor moving. He is very professional and very easy to work with. We were so lucky to be able to book Chris for our wedding; he even offered us a discount because our wedding was during the “off peak” wedding season. You will not regret the amount that you spend having Chris as your wedding DJ. He is worth every penny and you and your guests will have a fabulous time!! We would not hesitate recommending Chris Laich as your DJ for your wedding or other event. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris is the best DJ in town! If you want great music but also someone who’s good at the “flow” of the evening, Chris is your guy. He sat down and helped us plan the run of show for our reception, something I would not have known how to do. We wanted someone who knew how to please the crowd but that wasn’t talking throughout the night. He is high energy when you meet with him but at our event he only talked when necessary. I’ve gone to several weddings where the DJ talked WAY too much and Chris just is the opposite. He was one of the best parts of our night and I can’t imagine having anyone else be our DJ. A true professional.
Chris is the best DJ in town! If you want great music but also someone who’s good at the “flow” of the evening, Chris is Read more...
Chris is the best DJ in town! If you want great music but also someone who’s good at the “flow” of the evening, Chris is your guy. He sat down and helped us plan the run of show for our reception, something I would not have known how to do. We wanted someone who knew how to please the crowd but that wasn’t talking throughout the night. He is high energy when you meet with him but at our event he only talked when necessary. I’ve gone to several weddings where the DJ talked WAY too much and Chris just is the opposite. He was one of the best parts of our night and I can’t imagine having anyone else be our DJ. A true professional. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Chris Laich DJ at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. He gave us exactly what we asked for. He promised to pronounce our bridal party perfectly, was very accommodating towards our needs, and provided insight on how to deal with sensitive issues regarding our family. He was energetic without being overbearing. Although we were worried that he was very chatty during our initial conversations with him, he was very professional during the wedding day. He exceeded his claims of being one of the best dj’s in the nation.
We had Chris Laich DJ at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. He gave us exactly what we asked for. He promised Read more...
We had Chris Laich DJ at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. He gave us exactly what we asked for. He promised to pronounce our bridal party perfectly, was very accommodating towards our needs, and provided insight on how to deal with sensitive issues regarding our family. He was energetic without being overbearing. Although we were worried that he was very chatty during our initial conversations with him, he was very professional during the wedding day. He exceeded his claims of being one of the best dj’s in the nation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our DJ, Ray Vanags, really helped to make the night unforgettable. Guests still talk about how much fun they had almost 3 years later!
Our DJ, Ray Vanags, really helped to make the night unforgettable. Guests still talk about how much fun they had almost 3 Read more...
Our DJ, Ray Vanags, really helped to make the night unforgettable. Guests still talk about how much fun they had almost 3 years later! Read less
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Maddie
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris and Ray are amazing. There is no cheesy music picked and they don't try to be the entertainment of the reception like a lot of DJs. Ray played all of the music we requested prior to the ceremony and really gave us some great suggestions. We also had some untraditional music choices for our ceremony and he had absolutely no problem going with the flow. They are worth the price!
Chris and Ray are amazing. There is no cheesy music picked and they don't try to be the entertainment of the reception Read more...
Chris and Ray are amazing. There is no cheesy music picked and they don't try to be the entertainment of the reception like a lot of DJs. Ray played all of the music we requested prior to the ceremony and really gave us some great suggestions. We also had some untraditional music choices for our ceremony and he had absolutely no problem going with the flow. They are worth the price! Read less
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steve
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris deserves all of the awards he has received. We hired him for our wedding and he earned the top ratings in all of the categories for the same reasons others have provided. But I wanted to add a few comments that were critical to our having a great experience, but unexpected when we hired him.

In planning the order of the reception, he suggested that we send it to him so he would be prepared for the music at the right time. We did and in return he proposed several changes which we adopted. Those changes were invaluable, and significantly improved the flow and feeling of the the reception. In addition, he told us one the order was done to simply enjoy ourselves and he and Festive Foods would work together and be flexible so that the reception would be great. And he and Festive did just that!! Chris completely assisted us during the reception so enjoyed everything and was flexible that enhanced everything. Our guests told us it was one of the best if not best wedding they had every attended and Chris was a major reason for it.

So with Chris, you not only get a great DJ, but you have a person who is part of your wedding team and is so much more. He is a gem.
Chris deserves all of the awards he has received. We hired him for our wedding and he earned the top ratings in all of the Read more...
Chris deserves all of the awards he has received. We hired him for our wedding and he earned the top ratings in all of the categories for the same reasons others have provided. But I wanted to add a few comments that were critical to our having a great experience, but unexpected when we hired him.

In planning the order of the reception, he suggested that we send it to him so he would be prepared for the music at the right time. We did and in return he proposed several changes which we adopted. Those changes were invaluable, and significantly improved the flow and feeling of the the reception. In addition, he told us one the order was done to simply enjoy ourselves and he and Festive Foods would work together and be flexible so that the reception would be great. And he and Festive did just that!! Chris completely assisted us during the reception so enjoyed everything and was flexible that enhanced everything. Our guests told us it was one of the best if not best wedding they had every attended and Chris was a major reason for it.

So with Chris, you not only get a great DJ, but you have a person who is part of your wedding team and is so much more. He is a gem. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we hired Chris to DJ the after party at our wedding! He took the time to ask me what kind of music we wanted him to play, and read the atmosphere of the party perfectly. He made the after party just as good as the wedding!
I am so glad we hired Chris to DJ the after party at our wedding! He took the time to ask me what kind of music we wanted Read more...
I am so glad we hired Chris to DJ the after party at our wedding! He took the time to ask me what kind of music we wanted him to play, and read the atmosphere of the party perfectly. He made the after party just as good as the wedding! Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Summary: Incredibly talented and kept the dance floor packed the entire night

Because our venue had a round floor plan and a domed ceiling, we wanted a DJ that had previous experience with our exact venue. Someone unfamiliar with our venue may have issues with sound management. Chris and team are some of the best and most experienced wedding DJ’s in the DC area. The booking process with Chris was extremely easy and straight forward. They may not be the cheapest in the area, but you’ll definitely get quality with them since a DJ pretty much manages the flow of the wedding right after the ceremony ends. Unfortunately Chris was already booked on the day of our wedding, but he highly recommended DJ Ross. We met with Ross in person twice before our wedding. First time was to gauge a fit and the second was to run through the details of the event. We immediately connected with Ross. He was extremely attentive to details and listened to our needs and preferences. In addition, he was able to offer thoughtful suggestions to enhance our day. We ended up booking Ross for both the cocktail hour and the reception. Ross was incredible at managing the flow of the wedding and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. We received so many compliments on the music and several guests contacted us after the wedding to request the play list. We highly recommend Chris Laich Music Services.
Summary: Incredibly talented and kept the dance floor packed the entire night

Because our venue had a round Read more...
Summary: Incredibly talented and kept the dance floor packed the entire night

Because our venue had a round floor plan and a domed ceiling, we wanted a DJ that had previous experience with our exact venue. Someone unfamiliar with our venue may have issues with sound management. Chris and team are some of the best and most experienced wedding DJ’s in the DC area. The booking process with Chris was extremely easy and straight forward. They may not be the cheapest in the area, but you’ll definitely get quality with them since a DJ pretty much manages the flow of the wedding right after the ceremony ends. Unfortunately Chris was already booked on the day of our wedding, but he highly recommended DJ Ross. We met with Ross in person twice before our wedding. First time was to gauge a fit and the second was to run through the details of the event. We immediately connected with Ross. He was extremely attentive to details and listened to our needs and preferences. In addition, he was able to offer thoughtful suggestions to enhance our day. We ended up booking Ross for both the cocktail hour and the reception. Ross was incredible at managing the flow of the wedding and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. We received so many compliments on the music and several guests contacted us after the wedding to request the play list. We highly recommend Chris Laich Music Services. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I know it seems almost unbelievable to give a vendor a perfect 5 out of 5 but I could not be happier with my DJ services from Chris Laich. We were lucky to get Aaron as our DJ and I cannot say enough good things about him and this company. Not only were they easy to work with throughout the engagement process, our wedding went off without a hitch. Aaron pronounced everything perfectly, help the flow of the night without a hitch and from song #1 the dance floor was completely packed. My number one goal for my wedding was to make sure that all of my guests were up and dancing and there were never any lulls. Everyone had such a great time and the dance floor was certainly never empty! I would higher Chris Laich's Services a million times over! I can truly say I have not a single complaint.
I know it seems almost unbelievable to give a vendor a perfect 5 out of 5 but I could not be happier with my DJ services Read more...
I know it seems almost unbelievable to give a vendor a perfect 5 out of 5 but I could not be happier with my DJ services from Chris Laich. We were lucky to get Aaron as our DJ and I cannot say enough good things about him and this company. Not only were they easy to work with throughout the engagement process, our wedding went off without a hitch. Aaron pronounced everything perfectly, help the flow of the night without a hitch and from song #1 the dance floor was completely packed. My number one goal for my wedding was to make sure that all of my guests were up and dancing and there were never any lulls. Everyone had such a great time and the dance floor was certainly never empty! I would higher Chris Laich's Services a million times over! I can truly say I have not a single complaint. Read less
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BoomerDT
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
When you first talk with Chris you know they are different. They are more expensive and Chris will tell you that right off the bat. But they provide an environment. Not just music. And really they are worth every penny!

Mike was our DJ. He was awesome! Great personality and easy to work with. We told him we wanted a party with people dancing all night long and he delivered. Simply Awesome.
When you first talk with Chris you know they are different. They are more expensive and Chris will tell you that right off Read more...
When you first talk with Chris you know they are different. They are more expensive and Chris will tell you that right off the bat. But they provide an environment. Not just music. And really they are worth every penny!

Mike was our DJ. He was awesome! Great personality and easy to work with. We told him we wanted a party with people dancing all night long and he delivered. Simply Awesome. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Mike for our wedding reception. DJ Mike is very friendly and easy-going, he responds to email almost instantly and stays on top of planning. He played all the right music that my guests still rave about how my reception had the best music selection!

Chris was very professional and easy to work with as well. Thank you for making our big day an unforgettable event!
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We had DJ Mike for our wedding reception. DJ Mike is very friendly and easy-going, he responds to email almost instantly and stays on top of planning. He played all the right music that my guests still rave about how my reception had the best music selection!

Chris was very professional and easy to work with as well. Thank you for making our big day an unforgettable event! Read less
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Dominique
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris was an amazing DJ and we are so happy we chose him for our wedding! He always available anytime I would call with questions leading up to the wedding, which really put me at ease. We got married in an outdoor venue and the sound quality and balance inside and outside of the tent was perfect. We were also very pleased with how he played the Greek music we gave him and were complimented by many of the Greek guests about that. He was very professional but at the same time really fun to work with. I would recommend him to any couple in the DC area looking for a great DJ!

Dominique Arvanitis
Chris was an amazing DJ and we are so happy we chose him for our wedding! He always available anytime I would call with Read more...
Chris was an amazing DJ and we are so happy we chose him for our wedding! He always available anytime I would call with questions leading up to the wedding, which really put me at ease. We got married in an outdoor venue and the sound quality and balance inside and outside of the tent was perfect. We were also very pleased with how he played the Greek music we gave him and were complimented by many of the Greek guests about that. He was very professional but at the same time really fun to work with. I would recommend him to any couple in the DC area looking for a great DJ!

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Halley
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I was introduced to Chris through a friend who works in the wedding industry as well. I liked his style and how he wasn't showboating during the reception. I've been to a couple weddings were the DJ was cheesy and obnoxious. Not the case with Chris.

I was impressed by his unobtrusive speakers that provided both high quality sound. Music at the right volume when eating. I always am annoyed when I'm stuck under a speaker that's blasting in my ears. I loved how he was able to place them throughout the rooms so that everybody got the same music.

Another perk was his flexibility. There are always last minute issues for weddings and he assured me that I could add services if I needed them (i.e. speakers and mics for the ceremony).

I think if somebody didn't have a wedding planner he would be an asset as he helps you with the timeline. Of course if you have an idea in mind you should stick to your guns. He definitely has great advice and it was nice to have his experience to guide me.
I was introduced to Chris through a friend who works in the wedding industry as well. I liked his style and how he wasn't Read more...
I was introduced to Chris through a friend who works in the wedding industry as well. I liked his style and how he wasn't showboating during the reception. I've been to a couple weddings were the DJ was cheesy and obnoxious. Not the case with Chris.

I was impressed by his unobtrusive speakers that provided both high quality sound. Music at the right volume when eating. I always am annoyed when I'm stuck under a speaker that's blasting in my ears. I loved how he was able to place them throughout the rooms so that everybody got the same music.

Another perk was his flexibility. There are always last minute issues for weddings and he assured me that I could add services if I needed them (i.e. speakers and mics for the ceremony).

I think if somebody didn't have a wedding planner he would be an asset as he helps you with the timeline. Of course if you have an idea in mind you should stick to your guns. He definitely has great advice and it was nice to have his experience to guide me. Read less
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Jamaal & Cheree
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich Music Services is awesome!!! We had a meeting with DJ Ross two weeks before our wedding to review our playlist and announcements for our Ceremony and Reception. DJ Ross was very attentive to our needs and provided us with his expertise regarding the flow for our nuptial. DJ Ross was excellent playing the music selections and even added some twists to the music to keep our guests on the dance floor the entire night with old school classics to popular hits. We loved the seclusion of the Bose speakers during the reception; the speakers were heard and not seen providing an intimate atmosphere while eating. DJ Ross kept the timeline of the event very precise announcing and playing everything at the right moments. DJ Ross was phenomenal!!! Thanks DJ Ross for making our dreams come true!!! We highly recommend Chris Laich Music Services for your wedding event, Go DJ!
Chris Laich Music Services is awesome!!! We had a meeting with DJ Ross two weeks before our wedding to review our playlist Read more...
Chris Laich Music Services is awesome!!! We had a meeting with DJ Ross two weeks before our wedding to review our playlist and announcements for our Ceremony and Reception. DJ Ross was very attentive to our needs and provided us with his expertise regarding the flow for our nuptial. DJ Ross was excellent playing the music selections and even added some twists to the music to keep our guests on the dance floor the entire night with old school classics to popular hits. We loved the seclusion of the Bose speakers during the reception; the speakers were heard and not seen providing an intimate atmosphere while eating. DJ Ross kept the timeline of the event very precise announcing and playing everything at the right moments. DJ Ross was phenomenal!!! Thanks DJ Ross for making our dreams come true!!! We highly recommend Chris Laich Music Services for your wedding event, Go DJ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with Chris Laich and Aaron (my DJ). Aaron was extremely professional and fun. He played great music and made sure that everything flowed well throughout the night. I would recommend this DJ to anyone!
The quality of the music was also fantastic and although this service was not the cheapest one out there it was WELL WORTH IT!!!
Thanks Chris and Aaron for making our night an amazing and unforgettable one!!
I absolutely LOVED working with Chris Laich and Aaron (my DJ). Aaron was extremely professional and fun. He played great Read more...
I absolutely LOVED working with Chris Laich and Aaron (my DJ). Aaron was extremely professional and fun. He played great music and made sure that everything flowed well throughout the night. I would recommend this DJ to anyone!
The quality of the music was also fantastic and although this service was not the cheapest one out there it was WELL WORTH IT!!!
Thanks Chris and Aaron for making our night an amazing and unforgettable one!! Read less
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CL
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich is a sure bet - you will not be disappointed if you book him for your wedding! He was one of the first DJs I reached out to based on reviews alone and after speaking with him, I knew I was in good hands and didn't need to look further. He was so flexible and accommodating (even with a date change due to unforeseen circumstances), and even helped me to find some of my other vendors, all of whom were fantastic. I explained exactly what kind of music I wanted, and he delivered. He got guests out on to the dance floor and kept them there all night. Chris is worth the investment if you're looking to ensure that your guests have a great time!
Chris Laich is a sure bet - you will not be disappointed if you book him for your wedding! He was one of the first DJs I Read more...
Chris Laich is a sure bet - you will not be disappointed if you book him for your wedding! He was one of the first DJs I reached out to based on reviews alone and after speaking with him, I knew I was in good hands and didn't need to look further. He was so flexible and accommodating (even with a date change due to unforeseen circumstances), and even helped me to find some of my other vendors, all of whom were fantastic. I explained exactly what kind of music I wanted, and he delivered. He got guests out on to the dance floor and kept them there all night. Chris is worth the investment if you're looking to ensure that your guests have a great time! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris was great to work with! He was flexible and funny. He was a pleasure to work with during the planning and the wedding. I definetly recommend him!
Chris was great to work with! He was flexible and funny. He was a pleasure to work with during the planning and the Read more...
Chris was great to work with! He was flexible and funny. He was a pleasure to work with during the planning and the wedding. I definetly recommend him! Read less
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Wedding:
5/30/2004
5.0/5.0
Great DJ!!! I have never seen people get up so fast to dance. He really kept everything going and everyone on the dance floor. Would recommend him to anyone!
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Great DJ!!! I have never seen people get up so fast to dance. He really kept everything going and everyone on the dance floor. Would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We had called to inquire Chris about his services on July 4th and he called us back within 10 minutes! Talk about a person who loves their job! Chris did an outstanding job at my wedding. Everyone was dancing the ENTIRE time! He was so fun to work with and has a passion for music. We had so much fun at our wedding dancing the night away!
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We had called to inquire Chris about his services on July 4th and he called us back within 10 minutes! Talk about a person who loves their job! Chris did an outstanding job at my wedding. Everyone was dancing the ENTIRE time! He was so fun to work with and has a passion for music. We had so much fun at our wedding dancing the night away! Read less
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Joni
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Aaron did an awesome job, kept the party going!
Aaron did an awesome job, kept the party going!
Aaron did an awesome job, kept the party going! Read less
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J.R.
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing! He was great to work with leading up to the wedding and even helped us plan our timeline for the night. But more importantly, he kept the dance floor packed all night! Chris really read the crowd and knew exactly what to play at all times during the night. The dinner music drew raves for its classy, sophisticated mix (and for not being too loud!), and countless guests said that they had never had so much fun at a wedding reception. All the credit goes to Chris who made sure we had a full-fledged dance party by the end of the night, while playing some oldies and Motown for the older folks early on (though our friends also loved dancing to Stevie Wonder and the Supremes!). Best of all, thanks to Chris's mix of music, he inspired some of our family and friends who never dance to stay on the floor til the bitter end. These are some of our best memories from the wedding.

In addition, Chris was a low-key presence during the wedding and kept announcements to a minimum. He is a total professional. He even picked up on our subtle cues when we were ready to end our first dance and father/daughter dance and transitioned the music so that the dances didn't go on too long.

Whatever Chris charges, he is well worth the cost. We wanted a great party and we got it. Book him while you still can! You won't be disappointed!
Chris was amazing! He was great to work with leading up to the wedding and even helped us plan our timeline for the night. Read more...
Chris was amazing! He was great to work with leading up to the wedding and even helped us plan our timeline for the night. But more importantly, he kept the dance floor packed all night! Chris really read the crowd and knew exactly what to play at all times during the night. The dinner music drew raves for its classy, sophisticated mix (and for not being too loud!), and countless guests said that they had never had so much fun at a wedding reception. All the credit goes to Chris who made sure we had a full-fledged dance party by the end of the night, while playing some oldies and Motown for the older folks early on (though our friends also loved dancing to Stevie Wonder and the Supremes!). Best of all, thanks to Chris's mix of music, he inspired some of our family and friends who never dance to stay on the floor til the bitter end. These are some of our best memories from the wedding.

In addition, Chris was a low-key presence during the wedding and kept announcements to a minimum. He is a total professional. He even picked up on our subtle cues when we were ready to end our first dance and father/daughter dance and transitioned the music so that the dances didn't go on too long.

Whatever Chris charges, he is well worth the cost. We wanted a great party and we got it. Book him while you still can! You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
One of Chris's associates, Ross Anderson, was the DJ and our wedding - and it was a great fit! Ross was very easy to work with in the weeks leading up to our wedding and took all of our preferences very seriously. At the wedding, we heard from Ross Anderson exactly what we wanted to hear - all of the introductions and no excess chatting. And he did a great job of mixing the songs we had requested with other great songs that fit with our requested favorites. We were very very happy with Ross!
One of Chris's associates, Ross Anderson, was the DJ and our wedding - and it was a great fit! Ross was very easy to work Read more...
One of Chris's associates, Ross Anderson, was the DJ and our wedding - and it was a great fit! Ross was very easy to work with in the weeks leading up to our wedding and took all of our preferences very seriously. At the wedding, we heard from Ross Anderson exactly what we wanted to hear - all of the introductions and no excess chatting. And he did a great job of mixing the songs we had requested with other great songs that fit with our requested favorites. We were very very happy with Ross! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris is the BEST!! We told him what kind of music we liked and left it up to him and boy did he deliver! The dancefloor was packed the entire night! Thanks for an amazing and fun night Chris!!!
Chris is the BEST!! We told him what kind of music we liked and left it up to him and boy did he deliver! The dancefloor Read more...
Chris is the BEST!! We told him what kind of music we liked and left it up to him and boy did he deliver! The dancefloor was packed the entire night! Thanks for an amazing and fun night Chris!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What can I say?? They aren't rated number one for nothing. Chris and his associates are professional, friendly, familiar with all styles of music and very accomodating. The B/G chose a "Dance-tro-duction" instead of the traditional entrance and Chris was able to put together that mix perfectly, in addition, the father/daughter dance was not a well known, traditional dance song (unless you're Irish) but he found the music we wanted and set up the "interruption" perfectly. Guests are still talking about the Entrance and the Father/Daughter dance. Thank you for everything!! It was perfect!
What can I say?? They aren't rated number one for nothing. Chris and his associates are professional, friendly, familiar Read more...
What can I say?? They aren't rated number one for nothing. Chris and his associates are professional, friendly, familiar with all styles of music and very accomodating. The B/G chose a "Dance-tro-duction" instead of the traditional entrance and Chris was able to put together that mix perfectly, in addition, the father/daughter dance was not a well known, traditional dance song (unless you're Irish) but he found the music we wanted and set up the "interruption" perfectly. Guests are still talking about the Entrance and the Father/Daughter dance. Thank you for everything!! It was perfect! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED having Chris and Aaron DJ our wedding! Not only was the music fabulous and what we asked for, but the guests danced so much that many were covered in sweat from shaking their booty all night. Chris was unobtrusive and didn't make any annoying comments, and everyone LOVED the music. He was responsive to any request I had, and took great interest in our day. Highly recommend him!!!
We LOVED having Chris and Aaron DJ our wedding! Not only was the music fabulous and what we asked for, but the guests Read more...
We LOVED having Chris and Aaron DJ our wedding! Not only was the music fabulous and what we asked for, but the guests danced so much that many were covered in sweat from shaking their booty all night. Chris was unobtrusive and didn't make any annoying comments, and everyone LOVED the music. He was responsive to any request I had, and took great interest in our day. Highly recommend him!!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich's Music Services was a phenomenal DJ service for our wedding. My wedding planner recommended Aaron Platt (Chris's associate) to be our personal DJ for the wedding and I couldn't have asked for a more responsive DJ. He gave us lists of song choices during our first meeting with him and those helped to give us a sense of the songs to choose for the various ritual dances. But the best service was ofcourse during the wedding... Aaron was impeccable in his ability to politely organize the crowd for the various activities such as ready them for the first dance or the cake cutting... We had a special dance for our parents after the traditional ones and then an unexpected moment where my husband's grandmother came to dance with him. Aaron was quick to put on an Etta James song that made it seem to everyone that we'd planned for such a dance. His song choices for the night of dancing were perfect with a Gaga compilation thrown into the mix that I'd never heard before but thought was amazing. He even ended on the songs "Living on a Prayer" and "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" that I'd requested.

I couldn't rank Chris Laich Music Services and Aaron Platt any higher. They are so easy to work with and they deliver what you want on the day of the wedding.
Chris Laich's Music Services was a phenomenal DJ service for our wedding. My wedding planner recommended Aaron Platt Read more...
Chris Laich's Music Services was a phenomenal DJ service for our wedding. My wedding planner recommended Aaron Platt (Chris's associate) to be our personal DJ for the wedding and I couldn't have asked for a more responsive DJ. He gave us lists of song choices during our first meeting with him and those helped to give us a sense of the songs to choose for the various ritual dances. But the best service was ofcourse during the wedding... Aaron was impeccable in his ability to politely organize the crowd for the various activities such as ready them for the first dance or the cake cutting... We had a special dance for our parents after the traditional ones and then an unexpected moment where my husband's grandmother came to dance with him. Aaron was quick to put on an Etta James song that made it seem to everyone that we'd planned for such a dance. His song choices for the night of dancing were perfect with a Gaga compilation thrown into the mix that I'd never heard before but thought was amazing. He even ended on the songs "Living on a Prayer" and "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" that I'd requested.

I couldn't rank Chris Laich Music Services and Aaron Platt any higher. They are so easy to work with and they deliver what you want on the day of the wedding. Read less
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acagg326
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was our DJ from Chris Laich's representative for our wedding and he was WONDERFUL! He eased our mind from the beginning...he knows what he is doing and does it well. My husband and I were able to enjoy the entire reception without having to ask for specific songs and he kept off the songs we requested on the do not play list. Michael kept the dance floor going all night! My 92 year old grandma was out on the floor dancing and enjoying the night - as was our 2 year old cousin and our college friends - he hit the spectrum of people who were at the wedding. The whole night flowed nicely and people said how awesome our DJ was. The only complaint was the night ended too soon. WONDERFUL COMPANY AND AMAZING DJ!!! Highly recommend Chris Laich's company and Michael!
Michael was our DJ from Chris Laich's representative for our wedding and he was WONDERFUL! He eased our mind from the Read more...
Michael was our DJ from Chris Laich's representative for our wedding and he was WONDERFUL! He eased our mind from the beginning...he knows what he is doing and does it well. My husband and I were able to enjoy the entire reception without having to ask for specific songs and he kept off the songs we requested on the do not play list. Michael kept the dance floor going all night! My 92 year old grandma was out on the floor dancing and enjoying the night - as was our 2 year old cousin and our college friends - he hit the spectrum of people who were at the wedding. The whole night flowed nicely and people said how awesome our DJ was. The only complaint was the night ended too soon. WONDERFUL COMPANY AND AMAZING DJ!!! Highly recommend Chris Laich's company and Michael! Read less
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jwebb
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich was recommended to me by a coworker and what I found appealing was that the music would be fresh, upbeat and not what you generally hear at same old same old weddings. Ray Vanags, our DJ, was a pleasure to work with. We requested a handfull of songs prior to the reception and he played everyone. Even the polkas were mixed in with the playlist and sounded seamless. I'd recommend Chris Laich Music Services to anyone who wants people on the dance floor from the first song till the last song.
Chris Laich was recommended to me by a coworker and what I found appealing was that the music would be fresh, upbeat and Read more...
Chris Laich was recommended to me by a coworker and what I found appealing was that the music would be fresh, upbeat and not what you generally hear at same old same old weddings. Ray Vanags, our DJ, was a pleasure to work with. We requested a handfull of songs prior to the reception and he played everyone. Even the polkas were mixed in with the playlist and sounded seamless. I'd recommend Chris Laich Music Services to anyone who wants people on the dance floor from the first song till the last song. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I was more impressed with Aaron Platt, an associate for Chris Laich, than I ever imagined I could be. He made the night spin, and boy did we spin. I basically never got off the dance floor and the rest of the room boogied with me. Even our 70+ year old relatives were out making moves and having fun.

When I phone Chris, I had already been cringing from other DJ I spoke with and feeling like I was not going to find someone that meshed with my vision for the evening. Despite Chris' eager style, I realized he had a laid back approach to DJ’ing and would provide the evening I wanted. His price was higher than many, but I thought this would be the place to "splurge" a bit. A DJ could break the night... and I did not want that! When I mentioned to my other vendors Chris Laich was the DJ Company, with Aaron running the show that night, they kept saying how lucky I was and what a great night it would be. They were right!

Aaron helped me define a playlist. I made a few unusual music requests.... namely some African music from our time living in Malawi and traveling/working in Southern Africa. Aaron was very accommodating in both weaving them in appropriately and keeping the pace going, almost despite my requests (in a good way).

We started the Nov wedding at 3, due to the change in day light savings. Aaron was early to set up on the outdoor hilltop (and his sound system sounded great up there). And he was a trooper to the end. Our venue allowed flexibility for the end time (we had the place for the weekend). I was not sure when I wanted to end the wedding... nobody wants it to drag on, but goodness knows I was ready to party all night. So Aaron remained flexible. When we neared our original possible end time, the dance floor was packed, so we decided to keep it going for another half hour. It was perfect! We had such a blast and Aaron was an integral orchestrator for making it happen.

If you are on the fence, let me help you off it. Aaron and Chris are terrific and well worth the cost. They were more than I would have anticipated they could be. They will guarantee you a great night, really!
I was more impressed with Aaron Platt, an associate for Chris Laich, than I ever imagined I could be. He made the night Read more...
I was more impressed with Aaron Platt, an associate for Chris Laich, than I ever imagined I could be. He made the night spin, and boy did we spin. I basically never got off the dance floor and the rest of the room boogied with me. Even our 70+ year old relatives were out making moves and having fun.

When I phone Chris, I had already been cringing from other DJ I spoke with and feeling like I was not going to find someone that meshed with my vision for the evening. Despite Chris' eager style, I realized he had a laid back approach to DJ’ing and would provide the evening I wanted. His price was higher than many, but I thought this would be the place to "splurge" a bit. A DJ could break the night... and I did not want that! When I mentioned to my other vendors Chris Laich was the DJ Company, with Aaron running the show that night, they kept saying how lucky I was and what a great night it would be. They were right!

Aaron helped me define a playlist. I made a few unusual music requests.... namely some African music from our time living in Malawi and traveling/working in Southern Africa. Aaron was very accommodating in both weaving them in appropriately and keeping the pace going, almost despite my requests (in a good way).

We started the Nov wedding at 3, due to the change in day light savings. Aaron was early to set up on the outdoor hilltop (and his sound system sounded great up there). And he was a trooper to the end. Our venue allowed flexibility for the end time (we had the place for the weekend). I was not sure when I wanted to end the wedding... nobody wants it to drag on, but goodness knows I was ready to party all night. So Aaron remained flexible. When we neared our original possible end time, the dance floor was packed, so we decided to keep it going for another half hour. It was perfect! We had such a blast and Aaron was an integral orchestrator for making it happen.

If you are on the fence, let me help you off it. Aaron and Chris are terrific and well worth the cost. They were more than I would have anticipated they could be. They will guarantee you a great night, really! Read less
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Katie & Erich
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Ross Anderson of Chris Laich Music Services is one of the best DJs in the Washington, D.C. area. As the DJ for our daughter’s and son-in-law’s wedding reception, he is extremely talented and professional. Along with Chris Laich Music Services, Ross thinks of every detail. When we first met with him to discuss our event, he was extremely well prepared and helped us plan a most successful evening. He announced the wedding party with great enthusiasm, the playlist he developed was excellent, and our guests danced all evening and had a terrific time. We strongly recommend Chris Laich Music Services and Ross Anderson.
Ross Anderson of Chris Laich Music Services is one of the best DJs in the Washington, D.C. area. As the DJ for our Read more...
Ross Anderson of Chris Laich Music Services is one of the best DJs in the Washington, D.C. area. As the DJ for our daughter’s and son-in-law’s wedding reception, he is extremely talented and professional. Along with Chris Laich Music Services, Ross thinks of every detail. When we first met with him to discuss our event, he was extremely well prepared and helped us plan a most successful evening. He announced the wedding party with great enthusiasm, the playlist he developed was excellent, and our guests danced all evening and had a terrific time. We strongly recommend Chris Laich Music Services and Ross Anderson. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris is awesome! He kept our reception on track and upbeat - exactly how we wanted it. His experience is invaluable. He was always very quick to respond to any questions, was more than helpful when asked for suggestions, and was fun to work with. To have Chris DJ is a little more expensive than his other employees, but he is the best - you get what you pay for! He's worth it!
Chris is awesome! He kept our reception on track and upbeat - exactly how we wanted it. His experience is invaluable. He Read more...
Chris is awesome! He kept our reception on track and upbeat - exactly how we wanted it. His experience is invaluable. He was always very quick to respond to any questions, was more than helpful when asked for suggestions, and was fun to work with. To have Chris DJ is a little more expensive than his other employees, but he is the best - you get what you pay for! He's worth it! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris helped our wedding flow very smoothly. The music he played was always appropriate for what what going on, and he got all of our guests dancing. There was never an empty spot on the dance floor. Additionally, Chris was very responsive during the wedding whenever we had impromptu requests.
Chris was also very helpful leading up to the wedding whenever we had questions about timelines, structures, etc. He made himself available and he was a valuable resource to us.
After the wedding we recieved positive comments about the music and Chris's professionalism. His equipment is also top notch and the sound quality was great.
Chris helped our wedding flow very smoothly. The music he played was always appropriate for what what going on, and he got Read more...
Chris helped our wedding flow very smoothly. The music he played was always appropriate for what what going on, and he got all of our guests dancing. There was never an empty spot on the dance floor. Additionally, Chris was very responsive during the wedding whenever we had impromptu requests.
Chris was also very helpful leading up to the wedding whenever we had questions about timelines, structures, etc. He made himself available and he was a valuable resource to us.
After the wedding we recieved positive comments about the music and Chris's professionalism. His equipment is also top notch and the sound quality was great. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich Music Services gave us the best DJ experience we could have asked for. Aaron did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him to any bride. Nothing beats the professionalism and friendliness of Chris Laich and his team!
Chris Laich Music Services gave us the best DJ experience we could have asked for. Aaron did an amazing job and I would Read more...
Chris Laich Music Services gave us the best DJ experience we could have asked for. Aaron did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him to any bride. Nothing beats the professionalism and friendliness of Chris Laich and his team! Read less
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Elena
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
There is a reason why Chris is known as one of the best in the DC area. If I had to pick one thing my guests commented on the most, it was Chris. He is a consummate professional, has an incredible knack for gauging the crowd, and is the farthest thing from a typical obnoxious wedding DJ. Music was one of the most important aspects of my wedding to me, and he somehow managed to play my must-plays while also adding in songs that kept people on the dance floor all night long. We also used his equipment during our ceremony (which was outdoors) and are so glad we did so all of our guests could hear without a problem. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ.
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There is a reason why Chris is known as one of the best in the DC area. If I had to pick one thing my guests commented on the most, it was Chris. He is a consummate professional, has an incredible knack for gauging the crowd, and is the farthest thing from a typical obnoxious wedding DJ. Music was one of the most important aspects of my wedding to me, and he somehow managed to play my must-plays while also adding in songs that kept people on the dance floor all night long. We also used his equipment during our ceremony (which was outdoors) and are so glad we did so all of our guests could hear without a problem. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. Read less
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Alia
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough great things about Chris! He was so accomodating to my schedule - having conference calls with me and my fiance sometimes at 10 pm a night after his kids went to sleep! He really tried to understand what we were looking for and talked us though all of our concerns patiently. We had some Arabic live music in our wedding and we wanted to make sure it meshed well with the music he provided - he was very thoughtful and prepared when the night came and the wedding was perfect! The dance floor was packed thewhole night!
Cannot say enough great things about Chris! He was so accomodating to my schedule - having conference calls with me and my Read more...
Cannot say enough great things about Chris! He was so accomodating to my schedule - having conference calls with me and my fiance sometimes at 10 pm a night after his kids went to sleep! He really tried to understand what we were looking for and talked us though all of our concerns patiently. We had some Arabic live music in our wedding and we wanted to make sure it meshed well with the music he provided - he was very thoughtful and prepared when the night came and the wedding was perfect! The dance floor was packed thewhole night! Read less
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sarah.axelson@gmail.com
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Our on-site coordinator recommended Chris Laich to us for DJ services. He was the first, and last, DJ that I contacted.

The first time I spoke to Chris over the phone, he gave me a lot of information about his services, his experience at our venue, particular things to ask other companies about related to our site and to DJ services in general. I was a little bit concerned because he was extremely talkative, but he assured me that his DJ services were "exactly the opposite" - as few announcements as possible, no embarassing comments, and lots of music to keep people dancing.

Once you sign the contract, he sends each client a folder with suggestions of songs for mother/son and father/daughter dances, first dances, last dances, and even a few selections on a sample CD. The packet also includes an information form that you fill out listing your song choices, estimated times, etc.

At our pre-wedding meeting, Chris was really patient with us. There were a few things that we hadn't picked out songs yet for, and he was happy to make additional recommendations or to just pick some songs for us. He was also really flexible when my fiance wanted to "dedicate" a dance to his brother and mother because his brother had gotten married in Costa Rica and his mom wasn't able to be there to dance with him. Chris helped us figure out how to make it work, including letting my fiance explain to guests why he was making the dedication while he also opened the dance floor.

At the wedding, Chris was fantastic. He was there to let me know just when to get started, cueing all of us to go down the aisle. He played exactly the right music at all the right times. At the reception, Chris made great choices for the dinner hour. He played a special request for my father and my grandmother - and even played the song for my grandmother a second time with a special announcement because she hadn't heard it the first time. He kept us on schedule without ever stressing me out.

I would absolutely recommend Chris Laich - he was a pleasure to work with and made sure we had an amazing wedding. Thanks for everything Chris!

Sincerely,
Sarah Axelson & Fabio Villarroel
September 17, 2010
Our on-site coordinator recommended Chris Laich to us for DJ services. He was the first, and last, DJ that I contacted. Read more...
Our on-site coordinator recommended Chris Laich to us for DJ services. He was the first, and last, DJ that I contacted.

The first time I spoke to Chris over the phone, he gave me a lot of information about his services, his experience at our venue, particular things to ask other companies about related to our site and to DJ services in general. I was a little bit concerned because he was extremely talkative, but he assured me that his DJ services were "exactly the opposite" - as few announcements as possible, no embarassing comments, and lots of music to keep people dancing.

Once you sign the contract, he sends each client a folder with suggestions of songs for mother/son and father/daughter dances, first dances, last dances, and even a few selections on a sample CD. The packet also includes an information form that you fill out listing your song choices, estimated times, etc.

At our pre-wedding meeting, Chris was really patient with us. There were a few things that we hadn't picked out songs yet for, and he was happy to make additional recommendations or to just pick some songs for us. He was also really flexible when my fiance wanted to "dedicate" a dance to his brother and mother because his brother had gotten married in Costa Rica and his mom wasn't able to be there to dance with him. Chris helped us figure out how to make it work, including letting my fiance explain to guests why he was making the dedication while he also opened the dance floor.

At the wedding, Chris was fantastic. He was there to let me know just when to get started, cueing all of us to go down the aisle. He played exactly the right music at all the right times. At the reception, Chris made great choices for the dinner hour. He played a special request for my father and my grandmother - and even played the song for my grandmother a second time with a special announcement because she hadn't heard it the first time. He kept us on schedule without ever stressing me out.

I would absolutely recommend Chris Laich - he was a pleasure to work with and made sure we had an amazing wedding. Thanks for everything Chris!

Sincerely,
Sarah Axelson & Fabio Villarroel
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cacoyne
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing and did a great job!! You can't go wrong with Chris!
Chris was amazing and did a great job!! You can't go wrong with Chris!
Chris was amazing and did a great job!! You can't go wrong with Chris! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
8/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Hiring Chris Laich to be our wedding DJ was the best investment that we made for our Big Day. Chris's music transformed the event from an ordinary go-through-the-motions wedding into an amazing party that kept people out and celebrating until well past 2AM. Here's why he's awesome:

1. Amazing music and read of the crowd; Great equipment. Chris's music really breathed life into the event. Chris had our crowd up and dancing at the first opportunity. Every song brought more people to the floor--everyone from grandparents/in-laws to little kids--and there was never a time when the party was lagging. Also important: Chris has awesome sound equipment. Rather than the typical big black speakers that blast music from one corner of the room, Chris has a sound system that was practically hidden, but projected equally throughout our event space. Everyone appreciated this acoustical set-up because it allowed for everyone to hear music and toasts easily.

2. Communicative, professional, prompt. Chris was great about communicating with me before the wedding about songs, timing for certain parts of the wedding (toasts, speeches, entrances etc). He had great ideas and suggestions and raised questions that I never would have thought about otherwise. He was very professional as well. On our wedding day, Chris and his staff showed up very well-dressed and set up everything very unobtrusively.

3. Incredibly knowledgeable. Calling Chris early in my wedding planning was one of the most helpful things that I did for myself. Since he's very familiar with the DC wedding scene, he pointed me toward good other vendors (even before I hired him!) and cautioned me about possible pitfalls.

My husband and I agree that we'd love to have another wedding--if only for the music!
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Hiring Chris Laich to be our wedding DJ was the best investment that we made for our Big Day. Chris's music transformed the event from an ordinary go-through-the-motions wedding into an amazing party that kept people out and celebrating until well past 2AM. Here's why he's awesome:

1. Amazing music and read of the crowd; Great equipment. Chris's music really breathed life into the event. Chris had our crowd up and dancing at the first opportunity. Every song brought more people to the floor--everyone from grandparents/in-laws to little kids--and there was never a time when the party was lagging. Also important: Chris has awesome sound equipment. Rather than the typical big black speakers that blast music from one corner of the room, Chris has a sound system that was practically hidden, but projected equally throughout our event space. Everyone appreciated this acoustical set-up because it allowed for everyone to hear music and toasts easily.

2. Communicative, professional, prompt. Chris was great about communicating with me before the wedding about songs, timing for certain parts of the wedding (toasts, speeches, entrances etc). He had great ideas and suggestions and raised questions that I never would have thought about otherwise. He was very professional as well. On our wedding day, Chris and his staff showed up very well-dressed and set up everything very unobtrusively.

3. Incredibly knowledgeable. Calling Chris early in my wedding planning was one of the most helpful things that I did for myself. Since he's very familiar with the DC wedding scene, he pointed me toward good other vendors (even before I hired him!) and cautioned me about possible pitfalls.

My husband and I agree that we'd love to have another wedding--if only for the music! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich was worth every penny we spent for his music services. Our venue was difficult for a DJ since the dancing was separate from the bar and where guests were seated for dinner. A daunting task for most DJ's, but Chris was familiar with the venue, and was able to educate us on how to make the most of our day. Chris also worked closely with the venue personel to stretch some of the limitations the venue- an historic property. He was always responsive, professional, read the music tastes of our guests perfectly, and was fun to work with. Our fondest memory of the day was our last song- and that was all Chris' doing. He was, by far ,the easiest vendor I worked with
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Chris Laich was worth every penny we spent for his music services. Our venue was difficult for a DJ since the dancing was separate from the bar and where guests were seated for dinner. A daunting task for most DJ's, but Chris was familiar with the venue, and was able to educate us on how to make the most of our day. Chris also worked closely with the venue personel to stretch some of the limitations the venue- an historic property. He was always responsive, professional, read the music tastes of our guests perfectly, and was fun to work with. Our fondest memory of the day was our last song- and that was all Chris' doing. He was, by far ,the easiest vendor I worked with Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich Music Services and DJ Michael provided the services for our wedding. They couldn't have been more helpful and played great music that had the guest dancing all night. They also totally respected our do not play list. Great choice!
Chris Laich Music Services and DJ Michael provided the services for our wedding. They couldn't have been more helpful and Read more...
Chris Laich Music Services and DJ Michael provided the services for our wedding. They couldn't have been more helpful and played great music that had the guest dancing all night. They also totally respected our do not play list. Great choice! Read less
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K&C2010
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding reception. This was a service where we thought would be worth spending a little more to get a true professional, and we were right DJ Aaron was great! I was nervous about hiring him b/c he was the only vendor that we hired without meeting in person, but after talking to both Chris and Aaron on the phone, we did not want to risk someone else booking him.
We had very specific request of foreign music from both Japan and Brazil. We provided Aaron with the bossa nova songs we wanted played during the dinner portion of the reception and samba songs for our performers and the beginning of the party. We met with Aaron just a week or two before the wedding and gave him our CDs and a list of the songs and when it would be appropriate to play them. We also requested that the foreign songs be limited to those from Japan and Brazil, to which he politely and professionally complied when my mom wanted to play something in French (don't ask me why) and when one of our guests tried to give him a CD of Spanish songs during the reception. For the rest of the time he played songs that were sure to keep our guests dancing.
DJ Aaron used the mike sparingly for our introductions, the dancers' introductions and a few announcements that were needed during the reception (i.e. cake cutting). During the father-daughter dance, my dad commented that it felt strange to have so many eyes on him, I gave DJ Aaron just a slight nod and a look over my dad's shoulder which made him end the song a little sooner. This was actually something he had discussed during our meeting (something we hadn't anticipated but that he knew from experience) and something that my groom did as well during the mother-son dance.
Before the reception began, even though the venue is the one that recommended Chris Laich Music Services, the site coordinator said that Aaron couldn't put his wireless speakers (that have awesome quality sound) on the tent. Which is absurd b/c the wireless feature was a main reason why the events coordinator had recommended Chris' company in the first place. Aaron approached us with this slight set-back and even though he had placed the speakers on the tent countless times before (the site coordinator was just being difficult - to put it mildly) he came up with a quick solution and just placed them by the door, and since there were no wires there was no need to worry about guests tripping over them.
Finally, during the last song of the night my groom forgot the CD in the car, so when DJ Aaron announced that it was time to end the night and played another song from our list of requests instead my groom realized his mistake. Our awesome wedding coordinator rushed out to get the CD and once she came back DJ Aaron was flexible and played the song we wanted to end the night.
DJ Aaron did an amazing job: he anticipated any dilemmas we might have had; found solutions for those that we didn't expect; he accommodated our requests; was flexible when needed; he did not bring any attention to himself and kept the dance floor packed the entire time! Chris' company has high quality equipment and true professionals, worth the cost to make your wedding a fun celebration!
We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding reception. This was a service where we thought would be worth spending a little more to Read more...
We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding reception. This was a service where we thought would be worth spending a little more to get a true professional, and we were right DJ Aaron was great! I was nervous about hiring him b/c he was the only vendor that we hired without meeting in person, but after talking to both Chris and Aaron on the phone, we did not want to risk someone else booking him.
We had very specific request of foreign music from both Japan and Brazil. We provided Aaron with the bossa nova songs we wanted played during the dinner portion of the reception and samba songs for our performers and the beginning of the party. We met with Aaron just a week or two before the wedding and gave him our CDs and a list of the songs and when it would be appropriate to play them. We also requested that the foreign songs be limited to those from Japan and Brazil, to which he politely and professionally complied when my mom wanted to play something in French (don't ask me why) and when one of our guests tried to give him a CD of Spanish songs during the reception. For the rest of the time he played songs that were sure to keep our guests dancing.
DJ Aaron used the mike sparingly for our introductions, the dancers' introductions and a few announcements that were needed during the reception (i.e. cake cutting). During the father-daughter dance, my dad commented that it felt strange to have so many eyes on him, I gave DJ Aaron just a slight nod and a look over my dad's shoulder which made him end the song a little sooner. This was actually something he had discussed during our meeting (something we hadn't anticipated but that he knew from experience) and something that my groom did as well during the mother-son dance.
Before the reception began, even though the venue is the one that recommended Chris Laich Music Services, the site coordinator said that Aaron couldn't put his wireless speakers (that have awesome quality sound) on the tent. Which is absurd b/c the wireless feature was a main reason why the events coordinator had recommended Chris' company in the first place. Aaron approached us with this slight set-back and even though he had placed the speakers on the tent countless times before (the site coordinator was just being difficult - to put it mildly) he came up with a quick solution and just placed them by the door, and since there were no wires there was no need to worry about guests tripping over them.
Finally, during the last song of the night my groom forgot the CD in the car, so when DJ Aaron announced that it was time to end the night and played another song from our list of requests instead my groom realized his mistake. Our awesome wedding coordinator rushed out to get the CD and once she came back DJ Aaron was flexible and played the song we wanted to end the night.
DJ Aaron did an amazing job: he anticipated any dilemmas we might have had; found solutions for those that we didn't expect; he accommodated our requests; was flexible when needed; he did not bring any attention to himself and kept the dance floor packed the entire time! Chris' company has high quality equipment and true professionals, worth the cost to make your wedding a fun celebration! Read less
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Amal
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We had Chris Laich as our DJ for our June 19th wedding and he truely is worth every penny. Throughout the process, Chris was responsive and flexible. We played Arabic music as well and he did an amazing job. Chris is able to keep the dance floor packed all night. He knew exactly how to mix the Arabic music in and makes sure the night flows. Truely professional and GREAT overall. Not a single complaint. You are sure to have a great experience with Chris Laich!
We had Chris Laich as our DJ for our June 19th wedding and he truely is worth every penny. Throughout the process, Chris Read more...
We had Chris Laich as our DJ for our June 19th wedding and he truely is worth every penny. Throughout the process, Chris was responsive and flexible. We played Arabic music as well and he did an amazing job. Chris is able to keep the dance floor packed all night. He knew exactly how to mix the Arabic music in and makes sure the night flows. Truely professional and GREAT overall. Not a single complaint. You are sure to have a great experience with Chris Laich! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing and kept the party at it's peak all night! My husband and I had an outdoor wedding in mid June in Leesburg, Virginia. Despite the fact that it reached about 90 degrees under the tent that did not stop everyone from dancing! The energy and experience that Chris brings is fantastic! The only complaint that we had from our guests was that the night went by too fast. We would definitely reccomend Chris. If you're looking for fun, professionalism and experience...he is the right guy.

Kelly & Ashkan
June 12, 2010
Chris was amazing and kept the party at it's peak all night! My husband and I had an outdoor wedding in mid June in Read more...
Chris was amazing and kept the party at it's peak all night! My husband and I had an outdoor wedding in mid June in Leesburg, Virginia. Despite the fact that it reached about 90 degrees under the tent that did not stop everyone from dancing! The energy and experience that Chris brings is fantastic! The only complaint that we had from our guests was that the night went by too fast. We would definitely reccomend Chris. If you're looking for fun, professionalism and experience...he is the right guy.

Kelly & Ashkan
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We worked with Chris Laich and were thrilled with the service he provided! Chris is the classiest DJ around, and does an incredible job at reading the crowd and picking the right songs to keep everyone dancing. Our guests were dancing up until the very last song at the end of the night! He was able to entertain and please guests of all ages with a great mix of oldies and current songs. No cheesy jokes, no cheesy anything.... just great, sophisticated entertainment. I highly recommend him!
We worked with Chris Laich and were thrilled with the service he provided! Chris is the classiest DJ around, and does an Read more...
We worked with Chris Laich and were thrilled with the service he provided! Chris is the classiest DJ around, and does an incredible job at reading the crowd and picking the right songs to keep everyone dancing. Our guests were dancing up until the very last song at the end of the night! He was able to entertain and please guests of all ages with a great mix of oldies and current songs. No cheesy jokes, no cheesy anything.... just great, sophisticated entertainment. I highly recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Aaron Platt of Chris Laich DJ's provided Music on my wedding day. He MADE my wedding reception, playing the perfect song everytime! Before the wedding, he was responsive to my emails, met me in person, and didn't mind when I cried a few times during the consult (yep, I was that kind of bride!)
He was nice, polite and well dressed, didn't gab too much on the microphone and followed the schedule to a T- until I needed to change it, and then, he just went with the flow. He played ALL my must have songs, DIDN'T play anything on the do not play list- and kept the party going until the bitter end! If Chris himself isn't available, Ask for Aaron- he's the BEST!!
Chris was also great with the pre wedding communication, setting me up with Aaron, returning phone calls in a timely manner, and sending info to me when he said he would.
Aaron Platt of Chris Laich DJ's provided Music on my wedding day. He MADE my wedding reception, playing the perfect song Read more...
Aaron Platt of Chris Laich DJ's provided Music on my wedding day. He MADE my wedding reception, playing the perfect song everytime! Before the wedding, he was responsive to my emails, met me in person, and didn't mind when I cried a few times during the consult (yep, I was that kind of bride!)
He was nice, polite and well dressed, didn't gab too much on the microphone and followed the schedule to a T- until I needed to change it, and then, he just went with the flow. He played ALL my must have songs, DIDN'T play anything on the do not play list- and kept the party going until the bitter end! If Chris himself isn't available, Ask for Aaron- he's the BEST!!
Chris was also great with the pre wedding communication, setting me up with Aaron, returning phone calls in a timely manner, and sending info to me when he said he would. Read less
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RickieK2
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
We went with Chris Laich because he has a more sophisticated vibe, and we ended up getting a DJ named Michael Tate. He was excellent, did a nice job of running the schedule and rolled with it when we completely changed segments of the reception on the fly. We gave him a very long list of "please play" songs and he added in songs that worked well with those.
We went with Chris Laich because he has a more sophisticated vibe, and we ended up getting a DJ named Michael Tate. He was Read more...
We went with Chris Laich because he has a more sophisticated vibe, and we ended up getting a DJ named Michael Tate. He was excellent, did a nice job of running the schedule and rolled with it when we completely changed segments of the reception on the fly. We gave him a very long list of "please play" songs and he added in songs that worked well with those. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were extremely pleased with Chris Laich's service. When I spoke with Chris on the phone months before the wedding he was very helpful and asked many questions about what we wanted. He also gave us several very good suggestions. Aaron was our DJ and we were thrilled with how the reception turned out. Aaron played great songs and everything that we requested including an obscure song that he had never heard of during dinner. Aaron also made sure things moved along smoothly and kept us on our schedule. We would highly recommend Chris's company and Aaron. Thanks again!
My husband and I were extremely pleased with Chris Laich's service. When I spoke with Chris on the phone months before the Read more...
My husband and I were extremely pleased with Chris Laich's service. When I spoke with Chris on the phone months before the wedding he was very helpful and asked many questions about what we wanted. He also gave us several very good suggestions. Aaron was our DJ and we were thrilled with how the reception turned out. Aaron played great songs and everything that we requested including an obscure song that he had never heard of during dinner. Aaron also made sure things moved along smoothly and kept us on our schedule. We would highly recommend Chris's company and Aaron. Thanks again! Read less
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AlyssaPiazza
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
It was a great pleasure to work with Chris. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day special.
It was a great pleasure to work with Chris. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day special.
It was a great pleasure to work with Chris. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. Read less
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JBM
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was one of Chris' associates - Aaron. He was amazing! We were so happy with the way Aaron ran the night and can't say enough about how his work created the perfect vibe for our wedding.
Our DJ was one of Chris' associates - Aaron. He was amazing! We were so happy with the way Aaron ran the night and can't Read more...
Our DJ was one of Chris' associates - Aaron. He was amazing! We were so happy with the way Aaron ran the night and can't say enough about how his work created the perfect vibe for our wedding. Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Chris Laich for your event. My daughter was married during the December 19th blizzard. While we were able to have the wedding, we had to scramble to reschedule the reception since the roads were impassable. All our reception vendors were willing and able to accommodate the new date except our original DJ. (They said all their DJs were booked the date of our rescheduled reception, January 2nd, and refused to refund any of my full payment.) Originally, Chris Laich was my daughter's first choice for her Dec 19th event, but he was already booked. With the reception rescheduled for January 2nd, on a whim, I called Chris, told him about our situation, and he was extremely sympathetic. He immediately committed to being our DJ at a very reasonable price.

I cannot overstate how pleased we were with Chris. He is the quintessential professional with a very personable, non-intrusive MC style, and an uncanny ability to read the crowd and play the perfect music for that moment. We are still getting rave reviews from the reception, primarily based on the great selections fueling the dance floor action. He has the smooth, calm presence of an accomplished and experienced MC and will work closely with you to prepare and execute the reception game plan.

Perhaps most importantly, Chris was there for us in our hour of need and delivered. He will be there for you, as well. We were extremely fortunate he responded to our call for help!
I highly recommend Chris Laich for your event. My daughter was married during the December 19th blizzard. While we were Read more...
I highly recommend Chris Laich for your event. My daughter was married during the December 19th blizzard. While we were able to have the wedding, we had to scramble to reschedule the reception since the roads were impassable. All our reception vendors were willing and able to accommodate the new date except our original DJ. (They said all their DJs were booked the date of our rescheduled reception, January 2nd, and refused to refund any of my full payment.) Originally, Chris Laich was my daughter's first choice for her Dec 19th event, but he was already booked. With the reception rescheduled for January 2nd, on a whim, I called Chris, told him about our situation, and he was extremely sympathetic. He immediately committed to being our DJ at a very reasonable price.

I cannot overstate how pleased we were with Chris. He is the quintessential professional with a very personable, non-intrusive MC style, and an uncanny ability to read the crowd and play the perfect music for that moment. We are still getting rave reviews from the reception, primarily based on the great selections fueling the dance floor action. He has the smooth, calm presence of an accomplished and experienced MC and will work closely with you to prepare and execute the reception game plan.

Perhaps most importantly, Chris was there for us in our hour of need and delivered. He will be there for you, as well. We were extremely fortunate he responded to our call for help! Read less
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M
Wedding:
12/20/2009
5.0/5.0
We were supposed to get married on Dec. 19 2009 but the snow storm forced us to postpone. The next day I had to call every vendor individually to find out whether they will be able to pull off the gig. Our DJ promptly dug his truck out of the snow, showed up, and did a great job.
We were supposed to get married on Dec. 19 2009 but the snow storm forced us to postpone. The next day I had to call every Read more...
We were supposed to get married on Dec. 19 2009 but the snow storm forced us to postpone. The next day I had to call every vendor individually to find out whether they will be able to pull off the gig. Our DJ promptly dug his truck out of the snow, showed up, and did a great job. Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Chris and Ray for my wedding entertainment. They were both so helpful and did an excellent job at the reception. I could not have asked for a better DJ and I would highly recommend them.
I loved working with Chris and Ray for my wedding entertainment. They were both so helpful and did an excellent job at the Read more...
I loved working with Chris and Ray for my wedding entertainment. They were both so helpful and did an excellent job at the reception. I could not have asked for a better DJ and I would highly recommend them. Read less
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franke2388
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Here is the exact email I wrote to him after our wedding. We had 2 unresponsive, awful DJs before him, some of which were recommended on theknot.com even:
Just want to let you know quickly how great your performance was.
Literally everyone could not stop talking about how perfect your song
transitions were and how you built the music up to keep the dancing
going. I have not been to a wedding that had that much participation
and happiness on a dance floor. I also heard of a few requests you
complied with and a few you didn't. The ones you didn't I completely
agreed with (one of which you asked me during the slow songs while
eating dinner if we could play fast music like someone requested,
which was a terrible idea, so thanks for that). You worked with the
slide show, my change of plans during the night, did everything you
could to keep my stress level at a minimum, much of which was not even
something you had to do as a DJ. I will definitely be passing you and
your company along to others. Your really bailed me out of a tough
situation. Let me know what I can do to post a glowing review or
positive feedback on a website or recommendation somewhere. Thanks
again!
Here is the exact email I wrote to him after our wedding. We had 2 unresponsive, awful DJs before him, some of which were Read more...
Here is the exact email I wrote to him after our wedding. We had 2 unresponsive, awful DJs before him, some of which were recommended on theknot.com even:
Just want to let you know quickly how great your performance was.
Literally everyone could not stop talking about how perfect your song
transitions were and how you built the music up to keep the dancing
going. I have not been to a wedding that had that much participation
and happiness on a dance floor. I also heard of a few requests you
complied with and a few you didn't. The ones you didn't I completely
agreed with (one of which you asked me during the slow songs while
eating dinner if we could play fast music like someone requested,
which was a terrible idea, so thanks for that). You worked with the
slide show, my change of plans during the night, did everything you
could to keep my stress level at a minimum, much of which was not even
something you had to do as a DJ. I will definitely be passing you and
your company along to others. Your really bailed me out of a tough
situation. Let me know what I can do to post a glowing review or
positive feedback on a website or recommendation somewhere. Thanks
again! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Ours was a second wedding and we didn't want the raucous stuff. Chris did exactly what we wanted and made some good suggestions for us. I had an injury so he was able to shorten our first dance so as not to stress my knees out any further. He was great, low key and the music didn't injure anyone's ears!!
Ours was a second wedding and we didn't want the raucous stuff. Chris did exactly what we wanted and made some good Read more...
Ours was a second wedding and we didn't want the raucous stuff. Chris did exactly what we wanted and made some good suggestions for us. I had an injury so he was able to shorten our first dance so as not to stress my knees out any further. He was great, low key and the music didn't injure anyone's ears!! Read less
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kcorig
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich Music Services provided me with my ceremony musicians and my DJ. Chris was great to talk with on the phone. He let me know about his services, as well as why they do what they do. He is extremely responsive and helpful in working out the details of the wedding. Michael was our DJ and he was amazing. His tone was exactly what we were looking for. The dance floor was filled the entire night and I didn't leave it except to cut the cake. Everyone was absolutely wonderful!
Chris Laich Music Services provided me with my ceremony musicians and my DJ. Chris was great to talk with on the phone. He Read more...
Chris Laich Music Services provided me with my ceremony musicians and my DJ. Chris was great to talk with on the phone. He let me know about his services, as well as why they do what they do. He is extremely responsive and helpful in working out the details of the wedding. Michael was our DJ and he was amazing. His tone was exactly what we were looking for. The dance floor was filled the entire night and I didn't leave it except to cut the cake. Everyone was absolutely wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Katie McLeod
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing!! He played great music all night and everyone had a blast!!!
Chris was amazing!! He played great music all night and everyone had a blast!!!
Chris was amazing!! He played great music all night and everyone had a blast!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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clancey
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Exceptional! Chris is talented, creative and has a great sense of style. It was easy to relax and enjoy our wedding knowing Chris was in charge. He is also so easy and fun to work with...easy to communicate with and always responds quickly to any questions that may arise! Would love to work with Chris again.
Exceptional! Chris is talented, creative and has a great sense of style. It was easy to relax and enjoy our wedding Read more...
Exceptional! Chris is talented, creative and has a great sense of style. It was easy to relax and enjoy our wedding knowing Chris was in charge. He is also so easy and fun to work with...easy to communicate with and always responds quickly to any questions that may arise! Would love to work with Chris again. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich was not only professional but very friendly and made a wonderful effort to make us feel comfortable in all parts of our wedding day. He has a great upbeat attitude! He was very thorough before the event and was patient without throughout the evening so that we didn't miss a beat! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to feel confidence without having to worry about things running smoothly! He kept the dance floor packed all night long!
Chris Laich was not only professional but very friendly and made a wonderful effort to make us feel comfortable in all Read more...
Chris Laich was not only professional but very friendly and made a wonderful effort to make us feel comfortable in all parts of our wedding day. He has a great upbeat attitude! He was very thorough before the event and was patient without throughout the evening so that we didn't miss a beat! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to feel confidence without having to worry about things running smoothly! He kept the dance floor packed all night long! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Gillian
Wedding:
6/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was great! He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound and he did a great job of going with flow and making adjustments as need. Overall we were pleased with Chris and everyone said they had an awesome time at my wedding. He kept everyone going from my friends, to my parents friends to my in-laws friends and even the kids. My only suggestion would be to tell him which slow songs you want to dance to, a lot of our favorites we picked were played during dinner so we didn�t get to dance to them. Great DJ and we would definitely use him again!
Chris was great! He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound Read more...
Chris was great! He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound and he did a great job of going with flow and making adjustments as need. Overall we were pleased with Chris and everyone said they had an awesome time at my wedding. He kept everyone going from my friends, to my parents friends to my in-laws friends and even the kids. My only suggestion would be to tell him which slow songs you want to dance to, a lot of our favorites we picked were played during dinner so we didn�t get to dance to them. Great DJ and we would definitely use him again! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris did an excellent job. He was very swift and efficient in all his communication and he made it a priority to meet with us when and where it was convenient to us. For someone who is in as high demand as he is, he made us feel just as important as any other client. Moreover, he provided great input as we made preparations and this gave us assurance and peace of mind.

On the wedding day he definitely made sure the music and the transitions were appropriate for us as a couple and for our guests. He fit right in with the environment and he did not try to draw attention to himself. We were able to enjoy our wedding because we knew Chris would handle the music, dancing and announcements. Chris was also very flexible in allowing us to change the schedule a little bit during the reception and his cousel in this regard was very helpful.

We would highly recommend using Chris because he will tailor his services to your wedding and he will adjust to your preferences.
Chris did an excellent job. He was very swift and efficient in all his communication and he made it a priority to meet Read more...
Chris did an excellent job. He was very swift and efficient in all his communication and he made it a priority to meet with us when and where it was convenient to us. For someone who is in as high demand as he is, he made us feel just as important as any other client. Moreover, he provided great input as we made preparations and this gave us assurance and peace of mind.

On the wedding day he definitely made sure the music and the transitions were appropriate for us as a couple and for our guests. He fit right in with the environment and he did not try to draw attention to himself. We were able to enjoy our wedding because we knew Chris would handle the music, dancing and announcements. Chris was also very flexible in allowing us to change the schedule a little bit during the reception and his cousel in this regard was very helpful.

We would highly recommend using Chris because he will tailor his services to your wedding and he will adjust to your preferences. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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MaryCatherine
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris is FABULOUS. He made my daughter's wedding the party of the year. My daughter married a wonderful man from Peru so we had a wonderful mix of traditional rock, oldies, and Latino music. Chris put up with very last minute changes to our play lists with grace and good cheer. Everyone on both sides had a great time dancing the night away. He runs an elegant personalize affair that is also incredible enjoyable! I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Chris is FABULOUS. He made my daughter's wedding the party of the year. My daughter married a wonderful man from Peru so Read more...
Chris is FABULOUS. He made my daughter's wedding the party of the year. My daughter married a wonderful man from Peru so we had a wonderful mix of traditional rock, oldies, and Latino music. Chris put up with very last minute changes to our play lists with grace and good cheer. Everyone on both sides had a great time dancing the night away. He runs an elegant personalize affair that is also incredible enjoyable! I cannot recommend him highly enough! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was so great to work with, and he set us up with mike, one of his associates.

Mike was incredibly professional, easy to work with, and had an amazing sense of how to keep people on the dance floor. It seemed like as soon as people started to get tired and drift back to their seats Mike would play one of those songs that is physically impossible not to dance to and the dance floor would be full again. I also appreciate that Mike respected our wishes and refrained from any cheesy "arena announcer" style intros or cheesy line dances. I would absolutely recommend Chris and any of his associates for any type of event!
Chris was so great to work with, and he set us up with mike, one of his associates.

Mike was incredibly Read more...
Chris was so great to work with, and he set us up with mike, one of his associates.

Mike was incredibly professional, easy to work with, and had an amazing sense of how to keep people on the dance floor. It seemed like as soon as people started to get tired and drift back to their seats Mike would play one of those songs that is physically impossible not to dance to and the dance floor would be full again. I also appreciate that Mike respected our wishes and refrained from any cheesy "arena announcer" style intros or cheesy line dances. I would absolutely recommend Chris and any of his associates for any type of event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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lindsayowen
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I had one of Chris Laich's DJs (Ray!), and he added to our overall feeling for the wedding. I said I wanted an old, vintage, old world, international, Meditteranean and Italian-inspired musical palate for our cocktail hour and reception, and Ray came through. The moment the dance floor was open, he had folks of ALL ages out there dancing, and late into the evening! He listened to me when I asked that no "random" song requests be honored, nor did I want too much disco - everything I asked for, her produced, for a sound that was fairly personal to my husband and I. Perfect!
I had one of Chris Laich's DJs (Ray!), and he added to our overall feeling for the wedding. I said I wanted an old, Read more...
I had one of Chris Laich's DJs (Ray!), and he added to our overall feeling for the wedding. I said I wanted an old, vintage, old world, international, Meditteranean and Italian-inspired musical palate for our cocktail hour and reception, and Ray came through. The moment the dance floor was open, he had folks of ALL ages out there dancing, and late into the evening! He listened to me when I asked that no "random" song requests be honored, nor did I want too much disco - everything I asked for, her produced, for a sound that was fairly personal to my husband and I. Perfect! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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jlgiardina
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Would use them again. Very professional. I highly recommend Chris Laich.
Amazing! Would use them again. Very professional. I highly recommend Chris Laich.
Amazing! Would use them again. Very professional. I highly recommend Chris Laich. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Alexis
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael was exactly what we wanted! He played all the great music we wanted. Was very professional. No annoying DJ chit-chat. Highly recommend.
Michael was exactly what we wanted! He played all the great music we wanted. Was very professional. No annoying DJ Read more...
Michael was exactly what we wanted! He played all the great music we wanted. Was very professional. No annoying DJ chit-chat. Highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Charlotte
Wedding:
3/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris made himself available any time of day for help. He helped me pick out a number of vendors and went beyond what was expected. One Sunday he spend an hour on the phone with me helping me choose vendors and this is when I did not think that I was going to use his service. He is awesome!
Chris made himself available any time of day for help. He helped me pick out a number of vendors and went beyond what was Read more...
Chris made himself available any time of day for help. He helped me pick out a number of vendors and went beyond what was expected. One Sunday he spend an hour on the phone with me helping me choose vendors and this is when I did not think that I was going to use his service. He is awesome! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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aamrhein
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris' services were excellent. He partners with a classical musician group you can hire for your ceremony, which made that part very easy as well. The classical musicians were wonderful. Chris played fantastic music during dinner (which received compliments by guests) and during the more upbeat dancing hours. Music was crucially important to me and I was pleased. My dancing friends had a wonderful time and those who didn't dance had a great time watching the rest of us dance our hearts out! Chris will be an excellent addition to your wedding.
Chris' services were excellent. He partners with a classical musician group you can hire for your ceremony, which made Read more...
Chris' services were excellent. He partners with a classical musician group you can hire for your ceremony, which made that part very easy as well. The classical musicians were wonderful. Chris played fantastic music during dinner (which received compliments by guests) and during the more upbeat dancing hours. Music was crucially important to me and I was pleased. My dancing friends had a wonderful time and those who didn't dance had a great time watching the rest of us dance our hearts out! Chris will be an excellent addition to your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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WinterWeddingGirl
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was fabulous! He paid attention to all of our requests - played all of the music that we asked and avoided the music that we hated! The music was appropriate and there were no cheesy announcements. He worked with us leading up to the event and on the day of the wedding, made sure that everything went smoothly at the reception. We received many complements from our guests on the music selections. You won't find a better DJ!
Chris was fabulous! He paid attention to all of our requests - played all of the music that we asked and avoided the music Read more...
Chris was fabulous! He paid attention to all of our requests - played all of the music that we asked and avoided the music that we hated! The music was appropriate and there were no cheesy announcements. He worked with us leading up to the event and on the day of the wedding, made sure that everything went smoothly at the reception. We received many complements from our guests on the music selections. You won't find a better DJ! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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lovebeingabride
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was an amazing DJ! He took all the stress off when it came to music! I thought I was going to be one of those brides who gave the DJ a specific list of songs. But after talking to Chris I felt so confident that he would pick the appropiate music for our reception, and he did! We had a mixed bag of guest, kids, old people, adults, teenagers and everyone was dancing. People stayed on the dance floor the whole night. I have gotten tons of compliments about the DJ and his music selection! I would recommend him to any bride! He was fabulous!
Chris was an amazing DJ! He took all the stress off when it came to music! I thought I was going to be one of those brides Read more...
Chris was an amazing DJ! He took all the stress off when it came to music! I thought I was going to be one of those brides who gave the DJ a specific list of songs. But after talking to Chris I felt so confident that he would pick the appropiate music for our reception, and he did! We had a mixed bag of guest, kids, old people, adults, teenagers and everyone was dancing. People stayed on the dance floor the whole night. I have gotten tons of compliments about the DJ and his music selection! I would recommend him to any bride! He was fabulous! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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baikbride
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich is truly a professional and seems to love what he does! He was a DJ for my friend's wedding and I knew right away that I wanted him to play at my wedding! He was terrific from start to finish...from meeting me to discuss the details of the wedding to selecting song choices. He knew when to change the music/or what type of music to play at different points during reception. We got TONS of compliments from our guests. Chris definitely made the reception memorable..thanks Chris!!!!
Chris Laich is truly a professional and seems to love what he does! He was a DJ for my friend's wedding and I knew right Read more...
Chris Laich is truly a professional and seems to love what he does! He was a DJ for my friend's wedding and I knew right away that I wanted him to play at my wedding! He was terrific from start to finish...from meeting me to discuss the details of the wedding to selecting song choices. He knew when to change the music/or what type of music to play at different points during reception. We got TONS of compliments from our guests. Chris definitely made the reception memorable..thanks Chris!!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Ashlee
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
We wanted an assortment of music, from classical to what was played on the radio at the time, and a DJ offered that flexability. However, we knew we did not want the stereotypical, cheesy DJ. It was in our search for a younger, more hip DJ that we stumbled upon Chris Laich and his DJ services. Chris was very responsive to my inquiries and put me at ease over the DJ search. He basically had me at "we don't do the chicken dance," unless you desparately want it. I found that Chris provided a professional service with a modern and tasteful flair. We went with a level 2 DJ and got Dan as our Man! He was fantastic in every way imaginable. We provided a must play list and he was more than accommodating. In fact, our guests were enjoying the dance floor soo much that night, that we ended up getting an extra hour onto our reception to keep the dance party moving! Dan spent 6 hours with us, was very professional, on time, and in such a great mood. We could not have asked for more.
We would recommend Chris Laich's services to anyone and in fact, guests at our wedding have inquired into Dan's services and those of Chris. They were fantastic.

--A. Smith
We wanted an assortment of music, from classical to what was played on the radio at the time, and a DJ offered that Read more...
We wanted an assortment of music, from classical to what was played on the radio at the time, and a DJ offered that flexability. However, we knew we did not want the stereotypical, cheesy DJ. It was in our search for a younger, more hip DJ that we stumbled upon Chris Laich and his DJ services. Chris was very responsive to my inquiries and put me at ease over the DJ search. He basically had me at "we don't do the chicken dance," unless you desparately want it. I found that Chris provided a professional service with a modern and tasteful flair. We went with a level 2 DJ and got Dan as our Man! He was fantastic in every way imaginable. We provided a must play list and he was more than accommodating. In fact, our guests were enjoying the dance floor soo much that night, that we ended up getting an extra hour onto our reception to keep the dance party moving! Dan spent 6 hours with us, was very professional, on time, and in such a great mood. We could not have asked for more.
We would recommend Chris Laich's services to anyone and in fact, guests at our wedding have inquired into Dan's services and those of Chris. They were fantastic.

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Nina
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris Laich was an excellent DJ for a wedding or any other event. He was professional, cooperative, and positive. The music was excellent - he worked with us to develop a great playlist. Our guests danced all night! In fact, we asked Chris to stay an extra hour because everyong wanted to keep grooving!

I would definitely work with Chris again, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ. Get ready to dance 'til you're sore!
Chris Laich was an excellent DJ for a wedding or any other event. He was professional, cooperative, and positive. The Read more...
Chris Laich was an excellent DJ for a wedding or any other event. He was professional, cooperative, and positive. The music was excellent - he worked with us to develop a great playlist. Our guests danced all night! In fact, we asked Chris to stay an extra hour because everyong wanted to keep grooving!

I would definitely work with Chris again, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ. Get ready to dance 'til you're sore! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris Laitch could not have been more responsive, helpful and provided a higher-quality DJ. Our wedding was a total blast. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and said it was the most fun wedding they'd been to. I went into the wedding with little expectation about the dancing/music and was really blown away. He made all the guests (from age 5 to 85) feel so comfortable getting out there and having fun!

I can't recommend this vendor highly enough. Worth every penny and more!
Chris Laitch could not have been more responsive, helpful and provided a higher-quality DJ. Our wedding was a total blast. Read more...
Chris Laitch could not have been more responsive, helpful and provided a higher-quality DJ. Our wedding was a total blast. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and said it was the most fun wedding they'd been to. I went into the wedding with little expectation about the dancing/music and was really blown away. He made all the guests (from age 5 to 85) feel so comfortable getting out there and having fun!

I can't recommend this vendor highly enough. Worth every penny and more! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Charis
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed having Chris as our DJ. He was very responsive (only minutes) when we inquired about his services. We were referred to Chris by another past client of his and he came with a very high recommendation. We felt comfortable with Chris from the moment we talked to him. We felt confident that Chris would provide us with classy, professional services. He arrived on time to the wedding and delivered great music and announcements. All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music he was playing. He even volunteered to help the catering staff with the chair set up before the reception! We would definitely give Chris the highest recommendation possible.
We thoroughly enjoyed having Chris as our DJ. He was very responsive (only minutes) when we inquired about his services. Read more...
We thoroughly enjoyed having Chris as our DJ. He was very responsive (only minutes) when we inquired about his services. We were referred to Chris by another past client of his and he came with a very high recommendation. We felt comfortable with Chris from the moment we talked to him. We felt confident that Chris would provide us with classy, professional services. He arrived on time to the wedding and delivered great music and announcements. All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music he was playing. He even volunteered to help the catering staff with the chair set up before the reception! We would definitely give Chris the highest recommendation possible. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
We attended a wedding reception where Chris Laich had one of his DJ's and everyone was up dancing the entire five hours. We hired him for our daughters wedding and had the same response from our guest. The music selection was great and all ages were on the floor. All of our guest loved the event. I would highly recommend this music service and would use them again.
We attended a wedding reception where Chris Laich had one of his DJ's and everyone was up dancing the entire five hours. Read more...
We attended a wedding reception where Chris Laich had one of his DJ's and everyone was up dancing the entire five hours. We hired him for our daughters wedding and had the same response from our guest. The music selection was great and all ages were on the floor. All of our guest loved the event. I would highly recommend this music service and would use them again. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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gw
Wedding:
10/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris was great to work with from the very first call that I made to him. He made me feel like my wedding was his first priority! He knows the wedding business very well. When I chose him to be my DJ, I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything else, music-wise. I knew he would take care of everything on the day-of and would provide great sound, and the right songs at the right time. All of which he did! He was always professional, fun, and easy to get in touch with!
Chris was great to work with from the very first call that I made to him. He made me feel like my wedding was his first Read more...
Chris was great to work with from the very first call that I made to him. He made me feel like my wedding was his first priority! He knows the wedding business very well. When I chose him to be my DJ, I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything else, music-wise. I knew he would take care of everything on the day-of and would provide great sound, and the right songs at the right time. All of which he did! He was always professional, fun, and easy to get in touch with! Read less
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k
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
We were very, very happy with this company. They were extremely professional, very responsive to our wishes, and they just did an amazing all-around job.
We were very, very happy with this company. They were extremely professional, very responsive to our wishes, and they just Read more...
We were very, very happy with this company. They were extremely professional, very responsive to our wishes, and they just did an amazing all-around job. Read less
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meroro
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
I HIGHLY recommend Chris Laich. We actually hired him personally to DJ our wedding and it was amazing. People can sometimes underestimate the importance of the DJ in ensuring the flow and harmony of the event, and from our first meeting with Chris we felt comfortable. He paid extreme attention to detail, getting to know us and our tastes and helping us to organize the layout of the entire evening which turned out to be great! Chris and his assistant created a wonderful atmosphere, from the ceremony through the dancing, and were never intrusive or trying to cast attention on themselves. The whole wedding was dancing by the end - a testimony to his ability to make sure everyone had a song they could dance to!
I HIGHLY recommend Chris Laich. We actually hired him personally to DJ our wedding and it was amazing. People can Read more...
I HIGHLY recommend Chris Laich. We actually hired him personally to DJ our wedding and it was amazing. People can sometimes underestimate the importance of the DJ in ensuring the flow and harmony of the event, and from our first meeting with Chris we felt comfortable. He paid extreme attention to detail, getting to know us and our tastes and helping us to organize the layout of the entire evening which turned out to be great! Chris and his assistant created a wonderful atmosphere, from the ceremony through the dancing, and were never intrusive or trying to cast attention on themselves. The whole wedding was dancing by the end - a testimony to his ability to make sure everyone had a song they could dance to! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Carlton
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Should be anyone's first pick. Evident to why Washingtonian Magazine chose them as one of their favorites.
Should be anyone's first pick. Evident to why Washingtonian Magazine chose them as one of their favorites.
Should be anyone's first pick. Evident to why Washingtonian Magazine chose them as one of their favorites. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Nora
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Simply AMAZING. Thank you!
Simply AMAZING. Thank you!
Simply AMAZING. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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elkdc
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
We were really happy with Chris Laich as our DJ at our wedding July 12, 2008 at the Mayflower Hotel in DC. He was very easy to work with on the planning and understood right away what kind of music we wanted him to play. The dance floor was literally packed all night - and people were disappointed when the night was over and they had to stop dancing!
We were really happy with Chris Laich as our DJ at our wedding July 12, 2008 at the Mayflower Hotel in DC. He was very Read more...
We were really happy with Chris Laich as our DJ at our wedding July 12, 2008 at the Mayflower Hotel in DC. He was very easy to work with on the planning and understood right away what kind of music we wanted him to play. The dance floor was literally packed all night - and people were disappointed when the night was over and they had to stop dancing! Read less
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e&m
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
From the first song to the last song, ALL of my guests were dancing. We received RAVE reviews about our DJ :) 150% satisfied.
From the first song to the last song, ALL of my guests were dancing. We received RAVE reviews about our DJ :) 150% Read more...
From the first song to the last song, ALL of my guests were dancing. We received RAVE reviews about our DJ :) 150% satisfied. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! I can't begin to say enough about how completely professional and friendly Chris was to my husband and I. We originally spoke with Chris, and he was so accomodating and extremely thorough in his conversation with us. Aaron was the dj for our wedding and he was INCREDIBLE! We had over 200 guests and the dance floor stayed full the entire evening. We stressed the importance of mixture of class and fun for our music selection and Aaron delivered. He really did a spectacular job of assessing our guests and played such a fantastic variety of music that everyone could enjoy. I honestly can't say enough about this company...we even received a Christmas card from Chris (6 months after our wedding!). This dj company is a class act:)
AMAZING!! I can't begin to say enough about how completely professional and friendly Chris was to my husband and I. We Read more...
AMAZING!! I can't begin to say enough about how completely professional and friendly Chris was to my husband and I. We originally spoke with Chris, and he was so accomodating and extremely thorough in his conversation with us. Aaron was the dj for our wedding and he was INCREDIBLE! We had over 200 guests and the dance floor stayed full the entire evening. We stressed the importance of mixture of class and fun for our music selection and Aaron delivered. He really did a spectacular job of assessing our guests and played such a fantastic variety of music that everyone could enjoy. I honestly can't say enough about this company...we even received a Christmas card from Chris (6 months after our wedding!). This dj company is a class act:) Read less
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TBMrsUKBride
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
We hired Ray and he was AMAZING. I grew up dancing so it was extremely important to me to have everyone out on the floor. Mission accomplished. Working with them was very easy and they were the most professional. They are pricier - but to me it was without a doubt worth it because of how much fun everyone had. We even kept the party going longer than planned and Ray just rolled with the change (until it ended at 1am!)
We hired Ray and he was AMAZING. I grew up dancing so it was extremely important to me to have everyone out on the floor. Read more...
We hired Ray and he was AMAZING. I grew up dancing so it was extremely important to me to have everyone out on the floor. Mission accomplished. Working with them was very easy and they were the most professional. They are pricier - but to me it was without a doubt worth it because of how much fun everyone had. We even kept the party going longer than planned and Ray just rolled with the change (until it ended at 1am!) Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Emma
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
We booked Chris's company only a few months out, after our flaky band cancelled on us. We couldn't have been happier with the professional, quick response from him and the talent and poise of the young DJ (DJ Bryan) he assigned to work with us. This is a fantastic company full of music lovers who know what people like to dance to and never fall back on the desperation pieces (i.e., the electric slide or chicken dance). Our DJ set up portable wireless speakers so that we could have music in the garden and house for cocktail hour and music in our tent for dinner and dancing, all controlled from a central DJ station -- an arrangement which saved us big bucks. I was hesitant to book a DJ, as I love the energy of a live band -- but our guests were happy and dancing until our venue cut the music off at the end of the night. A great find.
We booked Chris's company only a few months out, after our flaky band cancelled on us. We couldn't have been happier with Read more...
We booked Chris's company only a few months out, after our flaky band cancelled on us. We couldn't have been happier with the professional, quick response from him and the talent and poise of the young DJ (DJ Bryan) he assigned to work with us. This is a fantastic company full of music lovers who know what people like to dance to and never fall back on the desperation pieces (i.e., the electric slide or chicken dance). Our DJ set up portable wireless speakers so that we could have music in the garden and house for cocktail hour and music in our tent for dinner and dancing, all controlled from a central DJ station -- an arrangement which saved us big bucks. I was hesitant to book a DJ, as I love the energy of a live band -- but our guests were happy and dancing until our venue cut the music off at the end of the night. A great find. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
We used one of Chris Laich's associates, Michael Tate, as our DJ for our wedding, and we were thrilled with the services he provided. Chris himself was accessible and helpful every step of the way, from the initial planning to the final workbook, and the communication between Chris and his associates was seamless. We loved the music that Michael played; it set the perfect atmosphere for our occasion. We received a lot of compliments on everything from the cocktail hour music all the way to the last dance...when we had to kick everyone off the dance floor! Our guests had a fabulous time and we were supremely happy with the job that Chris and Michael did.
We used one of Chris Laich's associates, Michael Tate, as our DJ for our wedding, and we were thrilled with the services Read more...
We used one of Chris Laich's associates, Michael Tate, as our DJ for our wedding, and we were thrilled with the services he provided. Chris himself was accessible and helpful every step of the way, from the initial planning to the final workbook, and the communication between Chris and his associates was seamless. We loved the music that Michael played; it set the perfect atmosphere for our occasion. We received a lot of compliments on everything from the cocktail hour music all the way to the last dance...when we had to kick everyone off the dance floor! Our guests had a fabulous time and we were supremely happy with the job that Chris and Michael did. Read less
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jnbwed
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Top NOTCH!! We had Mike as our DJ. I've heard phenomenal things about Chris and that the people he hires are just as good. I have no idea what Chris is like but I give Mike top marks!
We met with Mike after our initial meet and greet a month before the wedding to discuss what kind of music we were envisioning. My husband and I have a vary eclectic and varied music preferance. After hearing what we liked and looking at the music list we had put together he knew what kind of feel we wanted. He was also EXTREMELY patient with me in getting him the father/daughter dance and first dance song selections.
The day of the wedding he MC'd the evenings events and wasn't the comedy routine of the night. He organized the music so the floor was packed the entire night, in fact we got the first dance done after being announced and some people danced during dinner.
I have heard so many compliments from our guests about the DJ I would highly highly recommend!!
Top NOTCH!! We had Mike as our DJ. I've heard phenomenal things about Chris and that the people he hires are just as good. Read more...
Top NOTCH!! We had Mike as our DJ. I've heard phenomenal things about Chris and that the people he hires are just as good. I have no idea what Chris is like but I give Mike top marks!
We met with Mike after our initial meet and greet a month before the wedding to discuss what kind of music we were envisioning. My husband and I have a vary eclectic and varied music preferance. After hearing what we liked and looking at the music list we had put together he knew what kind of feel we wanted. He was also EXTREMELY patient with me in getting him the father/daughter dance and first dance song selections.
The day of the wedding he MC'd the evenings events and wasn't the comedy routine of the night. He organized the music so the floor was packed the entire night, in fact we got the first dance done after being announced and some people danced during dinner.
I have heard so many compliments from our guests about the DJ I would highly highly recommend!! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
3/24/2007
5.0/5.0
Chris exceeded all of our expectations and kept EVERYONE (even the older guests) dancing all night long. He really listened to what we wanted and created a truly elegant and memorable wedding reception. But, most of all, it was a total blast! If you are looking for a DJ in the DC area, there is no doubt in my mind that he is the absolute best. You will not be disappointed!
Chris exceeded all of our expectations and kept EVERYONE (even the older guests) dancing all night long. He really Read more...
Chris exceeded all of our expectations and kept EVERYONE (even the older guests) dancing all night long. He really listened to what we wanted and created a truly elegant and memorable wedding reception. But, most of all, it was a total blast! If you are looking for a DJ in the DC area, there is no doubt in my mind that he is the absolute best. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Rupa
Wedding:
7/21/2006
5.0/5.0
Chris was very professional and even brought another DJ with him to our reception because he wanted the event to be perfect. He was willing to play the music that we wanted and took requests from our guests. He also worked closely with our MC to play music during the introduction and speeches. He was very accommodating and reliable.
Chris was very professional and even brought another DJ with him to our reception because he wanted the event to be Read more...
Chris was very professional and even brought another DJ with him to our reception because he wanted the event to be perfect. He was willing to play the music that we wanted and took requests from our guests. He also worked closely with our MC to play music during the introduction and speeches. He was very accommodating and reliable. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Ross Anderson from Chris Laich Music Services and he was GREAT!!!! He met with us two weeks before the wedding gave us suggestions on what songs to play for our entrance, cake cutting, dinner time etc and he was completely professional!!! He has a great feel for the crowd and he chooses his songs based on what everyone is responding to. He played a little bit of everything and the music never stopped!!! Great DJ and great company to work with! Chris was extremely helpful when we needed him and he was always quick to respond!!!!
We used Ross Anderson from Chris Laich Music Services and he was GREAT!!!! He met with us two weeks before the wedding Read more...
We used Ross Anderson from Chris Laich Music Services and he was GREAT!!!! He met with us two weeks before the wedding gave us suggestions on what songs to play for our entrance, cake cutting, dinner time etc and he was completely professional!!! He has a great feel for the crowd and he chooses his songs based on what everyone is responding to. He played a little bit of everything and the music never stopped!!! Great DJ and great company to work with! Chris was extremely helpful when we needed him and he was always quick to respond!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Chris was a wonderful DJ choice for my wedding. I really appreciated how simple and easy it was to work with him. I never had one issue at all! He was friendly and did an outstanding job. My guests definitely enjoyed the music, and the dance floor was packed the majority of the night (which we wanted!). He helped us narrow down exactly what we wanted, and was an absolute professional. I highly recommend working with Chris!
Chris was a wonderful DJ choice for my wedding. I really appreciated how simple and easy it was to work with him. I never Read more...
Chris was a wonderful DJ choice for my wedding. I really appreciated how simple and easy it was to work with him. I never had one issue at all! He was friendly and did an outstanding job. My guests definitely enjoyed the music, and the dance floor was packed the majority of the night (which we wanted!). He helped us narrow down exactly what we wanted, and was an absolute professional. I highly recommend working with Chris! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
When planning a wedding and selecting a DJ, Chris Laich music services is your go-to provider for all music needs! The initial conversation with Chris was great as he spent over 45 minutes talking me through the entire event. I spoke to other vendors, but Chris sealed the deal with his professionalism and attention to detail. He was the only vendor to send pictures of his equipment set up in the exact room where the event was to take place, explaining why it would work better than others in our venue.

Ray was the DJ on the night of our event. He did an exceptional job during the planning and execution. He showed up on time and was ready for every transition in our schedule. We provided him with a "play" and "do not play" list which he followed to the letter. The cocktail hour background music was perfect as we wanted a "lounge" atmosphere. Ray also made sure to play any songs that my wife and I requested.

The only snag in the whole process was a misunderstanding about whether I had submitted my contract. I spoke with Chris over email and he was able to quickly find the issue and resolve the matter.

Overall, we were very pleased with the services received and would highly recommend Chris and his team.
When planning a wedding and selecting a DJ, Chris Laich music services is your go-to provider for all music needs! The Read more...
When planning a wedding and selecting a DJ, Chris Laich music services is your go-to provider for all music needs! The initial conversation with Chris was great as he spent over 45 minutes talking me through the entire event. I spoke to other vendors, but Chris sealed the deal with his professionalism and attention to detail. He was the only vendor to send pictures of his equipment set up in the exact room where the event was to take place, explaining why it would work better than others in our venue.

Ray was the DJ on the night of our event. He did an exceptional job during the planning and execution. He showed up on time and was ready for every transition in our schedule. We provided him with a "play" and "do not play" list which he followed to the letter. The cocktail hour background music was perfect as we wanted a "lounge" atmosphere. Ray also made sure to play any songs that my wife and I requested.

The only snag in the whole process was a misunderstanding about whether I had submitted my contract. I spoke with Chris over email and he was able to quickly find the issue and resolve the matter.

Overall, we were very pleased with the services received and would highly recommend Chris and his team. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.9/5.0
We had a great experience with Chris Laich as our Wedding DJ. He was very receptive to our preferences for each part of the night (timeline and music), and the mood we wanted for each of those. He stuck exactly to what we asked for with music, the timeline, and announcements, creating a flawless and stress free evening. What we loved most about Chris is that he read the crowd to play the best music for the moments. His experience is so evident in how he tailored music to the mood of the night and the direction the reception was heading (an awesome dance party). I would absolutely recommend Chris Laich as a DJ to anyone who is looking to have a fantastic time!
We had a great experience with Chris Laich as our Wedding DJ. He was very receptive to our preferences for each part of Read more...
We had a great experience with Chris Laich as our Wedding DJ. He was very receptive to our preferences for each part of the night (timeline and music), and the mood we wanted for each of those. He stuck exactly to what we asked for with music, the timeline, and announcements, creating a flawless and stress free evening. What we loved most about Chris is that he read the crowd to play the best music for the moments. His experience is so evident in how he tailored music to the mood of the night and the direction the reception was heading (an awesome dance party). I would absolutely recommend Chris Laich as a DJ to anyone who is looking to have a fantastic time! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We used Chris Laich Music Services for our ceremony musicians, ceremony sound system, and reception DJ. I was really pleased that we could do everything with one vendor and it was all very streamlined because of this.

Ceremony: Musicians were great and the music sounded beautiful. Chris Laich contracts Champagne Consort for this and they were very professional and talented. Couldn't have asked for more. Pricey, but worth it (and expected in this area, I guess).

Ceremony sound system: I am really glad we did this. It was absolutely worth it. Everything seemed to run very smoothly from what I could tell. Their equipment is very modern and top of the line. Absolutely got the job done.

Reception DJ: Ross was our DJ. And let me just say....he killed it. First of all, SUCH a nice, cool guy. The planning process was so easy and even when I sent him a few last minute requests, he happily said he'd work them in. He also made great recommendations about when to cut off the official dance songs. During the reception itself, he was so professional (in terms of announcements/herding guests in, etc), did a fantastic job of playing to all generations and working in pretty much everything we asked for. We received so many compliments on his work, and a couple of engaged couples asked for his info. My husband and I keep commenting on how the music set the tone/vibe of the evening and we were SO happy Ross helped make our wedding unforgettable.

Thanks, Ross!!
We used Chris Laich Music Services for our ceremony musicians, ceremony sound system, and reception DJ. I was really Read more...
We used Chris Laich Music Services for our ceremony musicians, ceremony sound system, and reception DJ. I was really pleased that we could do everything with one vendor and it was all very streamlined because of this.

Ceremony: Musicians were great and the music sounded beautiful. Chris Laich contracts Champagne Consort for this and they were very professional and talented. Couldn't have asked for more. Pricey, but worth it (and expected in this area, I guess).

Ceremony sound system: I am really glad we did this. It was absolutely worth it. Everything seemed to run very smoothly from what I could tell. Their equipment is very modern and top of the line. Absolutely got the job done.

Reception DJ: Ross was our DJ. And let me just say....he killed it. First of all, SUCH a nice, cool guy. The planning process was so easy and even when I sent him a few last minute requests, he happily said he'd work them in. He also made great recommendations about when to cut off the official dance songs. During the reception itself, he was so professional (in terms of announcements/herding guests in, etc), did a fantastic job of playing to all generations and working in pretty much everything we asked for. We received so many compliments on his work, and a couple of engaged couples asked for his info. My husband and I keep commenting on how the music set the tone/vibe of the evening and we were SO happy Ross helped make our wedding unforgettable.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Highly professional, knowledgeable, and skilled in his tradecraft - we were impressed with Chris from our initial conversations. Even before signing on with him, he offered advice to us on other vendors (flowers, cake, catering, etc.) based on his prior experiences, and was flexible on our music choices, offering to find and play songs even he didn't have them in his collections. He knew our venue from previous work there, and could offer suggestions and advice based on detailed local awareness. And on the day of, when last minute requests from both our singers (needing an additional wireless mic) and catering company (forcing us to choose between either cake or a dance session first) threw some curveballs in Chris's direction, he handled them skillfully and with aplomb.

Two thumbs up for Chris...
Highly professional, knowledgeable, and skilled in his tradecraft - we were impressed with Chris from our initial Read more...
Highly professional, knowledgeable, and skilled in his tradecraft - we were impressed with Chris from our initial conversations. Even before signing on with him, he offered advice to us on other vendors (flowers, cake, catering, etc.) based on his prior experiences, and was flexible on our music choices, offering to find and play songs even he didn't have them in his collections. He knew our venue from previous work there, and could offer suggestions and advice based on detailed local awareness. And on the day of, when last minute requests from both our singers (needing an additional wireless mic) and catering company (forcing us to choose between either cake or a dance session first) threw some curveballs in Chris's direction, he handled them skillfully and with aplomb.

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Shira
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Chris Laich. I have recieved so many compliments on the music and dancing at my wedding-- everyone was up out of their seats enjoying themselves. A few important things to highlight about my wonderful experience with Chris:

1. He was in touch with us prior to the wedding and came to meet us in our neighborhood to discuss details
2. He gave us really fabulous advice that was different than the advice of the hotel wedding planner about the flow of the dinner/music. People were surprised we didn't do a "first set" but instead ate the entire meal and then the dancing started but I've recieved so many compliments about doing it that way--people could talk during hte meal, everyone was ready to dance when teh time came having had plenty of discussion and drinks, and then the night just turned into a party--if we had listened to the hotel we never would have done it this way but Chriss assured me this was the way to go and i'm so glad we listened to him.
3. Chris printed and brought a copy of my remarks and had them ready for me because I knew I would never remember my own copy. He did so happily!
4. the music was awesome!!!!! great mix of today and stuff the old people loved.

Go with Chris Laich!
I can't say enough good things about Chris Laich. I have recieved so many compliments on the music and dancing at my Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Chris Laich. I have recieved so many compliments on the music and dancing at my wedding-- everyone was up out of their seats enjoying themselves. A few important things to highlight about my wonderful experience with Chris:

1. He was in touch with us prior to the wedding and came to meet us in our neighborhood to discuss details
2. He gave us really fabulous advice that was different than the advice of the hotel wedding planner about the flow of the dinner/music. People were surprised we didn't do a "first set" but instead ate the entire meal and then the dancing started but I've recieved so many compliments about doing it that way--people could talk during hte meal, everyone was ready to dance when teh time came having had plenty of discussion and drinks, and then the night just turned into a party--if we had listened to the hotel we never would have done it this way but Chriss assured me this was the way to go and i'm so glad we listened to him.
3. Chris printed and brought a copy of my remarks and had them ready for me because I knew I would never remember my own copy. He did so happily!
4. the music was awesome!!!!! great mix of today and stuff the old people loved.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Everything with Chris was great. He definitely wasn't inexpensive, but everything was very well done. We even used him for ceremony music, and everything flowed great with that. He was helpful in choosing selections, and had lots of suggestions. Chris provided the microphone for our rabbi, and it was clear, and easy for everyone to hear. My mom had insisted on quiet, instrumental music for the cocktail hour. To be honest, I didn't even remember hearing it, but that wasn't to any fault of Chris, I'm sure. It probably was playing quietly, but I'm sure I was just busy and didn't notice. He certainly never played the music so that it was loud of intrusive to people's conversations. For the reception, it was the same... never played too loudly or interrupted conversations; it was always at an appropriate volume, and the sound quality was great. His announcements were easy to hear, professional, and there were no errors at all whatsoever. He got everyone up dancing, even all of the older guests. He did a great job playing music that was appropriate for the guests, and didn't do something like play a classic song, then follow it up with something current, which would have scared all my parents' friends off. As the night went on, he played more for our friends. The songs were faded perfectly and there was never that awkward gap between songs. Everyone had a great time! I definitely recommend him. Its worth the money because a DJ will make or break your party!
Everything with Chris was great. He definitely wasn't inexpensive, but everything was very well done. We even used him for Read more...
Everything with Chris was great. He definitely wasn't inexpensive, but everything was very well done. We even used him for ceremony music, and everything flowed great with that. He was helpful in choosing selections, and had lots of suggestions. Chris provided the microphone for our rabbi, and it was clear, and easy for everyone to hear. My mom had insisted on quiet, instrumental music for the cocktail hour. To be honest, I didn't even remember hearing it, but that wasn't to any fault of Chris, I'm sure. It probably was playing quietly, but I'm sure I was just busy and didn't notice. He certainly never played the music so that it was loud of intrusive to people's conversations. For the reception, it was the same... never played too loudly or interrupted conversations; it was always at an appropriate volume, and the sound quality was great. His announcements were easy to hear, professional, and there were no errors at all whatsoever. He got everyone up dancing, even all of the older guests. He did a great job playing music that was appropriate for the guests, and didn't do something like play a classic song, then follow it up with something current, which would have scared all my parents' friends off. As the night went on, he played more for our friends. The songs were faded perfectly and there was never that awkward gap between songs. Everyone had a great time! I definitely recommend him. Its worth the money because a DJ will make or break your party! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/7/2012
4.9/5.0
Chris came highly recommended from our venue, and pretty much every other vendor we talked to! He was a little on the pricey side, but music was very important to us so we splurged. We would have made a few changes to WHEN he chose to play some of the songs we requested but overall we were very happy! All of our guests had an incredible time and everyone was absolutely LOVING the music and the dance floor! We gave him some must-plays and an idea of the type of music we wanted played but he chose most of the songs, which were all great! He was very good at reading the crowd to see if he needed to change up the music and he definitely knew how to get the best sound in that space. We actually had guests comment on the fact that even though the music was playing they could still carry on conversations and such. If you can afford to spend a few extra dollars, we would recommend Chris!
Chris came highly recommended from our venue, and pretty much every other vendor we talked to! He was a little on the Read more...
Chris came highly recommended from our venue, and pretty much every other vendor we talked to! He was a little on the pricey side, but music was very important to us so we splurged. We would have made a few changes to WHEN he chose to play some of the songs we requested but overall we were very happy! All of our guests had an incredible time and everyone was absolutely LOVING the music and the dance floor! We gave him some must-plays and an idea of the type of music we wanted played but he chose most of the songs, which were all great! He was very good at reading the crowd to see if he needed to change up the music and he definitely knew how to get the best sound in that space. We actually had guests comment on the fact that even though the music was playing they could still carry on conversations and such. If you can afford to spend a few extra dollars, we would recommend Chris! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.9/5.0
Aaron was great - so personable, easy going and accommodating. He pegged our taste in music perfectly. During the reception, my groom took a break from dancing and noticed that every single person was on the dance floor - they are considered the best in the DC area for a reason!
Aaron was great - so personable, easy going and accommodating. He pegged our taste in music perfectly. During the Read more...
Aaron was great - so personable, easy going and accommodating. He pegged our taste in music perfectly. During the reception, my groom took a break from dancing and noticed that every single person was on the dance floor - they are considered the best in the DC area for a reason! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/20/2011
4.9/5.0
We had a sunday day-time wedding...not prime getting drunk and partying til you drop time of day. Chris listened to us, even found my husband's weirdo Star Wars song to enter the reception room to, and our string version of Don't Stop Believing for our processional.

He was funny and fun and him and his association picked great music for the type of event we had pictured.

Recommended!
We had a sunday day-time wedding...not prime getting drunk and partying til you drop time of day. Chris listened to us, Read more...
We had a sunday day-time wedding...not prime getting drunk and partying til you drop time of day. Chris listened to us, even found my husband's weirdo Star Wars song to enter the reception room to, and our string version of Don't Stop Believing for our processional.

He was funny and fun and him and his association picked great music for the type of event we had pictured.

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lindsey
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.9/5.0
Aaron from Chris Laich Music Services was a great deejay and I would highly recommend him! I met with Aaron once before the wedding and he helped plan out all of the music from pre-ceremony to last dance. Without his expertise I would have been totally lost trying to orchestrate all the little elements that go into wedding music. Aaron was also extremely flexible when it came to coordinating the music. He had no problem working out the music with our pianist and did a flawless job during the ceremony. He responded to every request we asked of him and overall did an outstanding job. I couldn't believe how many times I stopped during the reception and said, "wow, he even remembered to play that one too!" Thank you Aaron!
Aaron from Chris Laich Music Services was a great deejay and I would highly recommend him! I met with Aaron once before Read more...
Aaron from Chris Laich Music Services was a great deejay and I would highly recommend him! I met with Aaron once before the wedding and he helped plan out all of the music from pre-ceremony to last dance. Without his expertise I would have been totally lost trying to orchestrate all the little elements that go into wedding music. Aaron was also extremely flexible when it came to coordinating the music. He had no problem working out the music with our pianist and did a flawless job during the ceremony. He responded to every request we asked of him and overall did an outstanding job. I couldn't believe how many times I stopped during the reception and said, "wow, he even remembered to play that one too!" Thank you Aaron! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.9/5.0
Our DJ was Mike -- and he was AMAZING!! Really, people of all ages (from 3 to 70) danced all night long, which was exactly what we wanted.

My husband loves music so he has spent a lot of time thinking about the types of songs for the cocktail hour. upbeat, some american folk, some indie rock, etc... We met with Mike once to go through some of the songs we liked.

Mike is very likeable - low-key, relaxed, but completely professional. I loved that he took notes and sent several emails to follow-up. The only reason that I am not giving mike a "5" is that he also set up the microphones for the ceremony, which kept cutting out. I think that it could have also been because of the officiant and the angle he was speaking, but otherwise, the music was great!

Mike followed our script perfectly -- no ad-libbing, no cheesy dances, no cheesy "stage voices". He even ran interference on a few "requests" that were on our no-play list and cut our "first dance" short when we gave him the signal... (its awkward dancing out there for so long!)

Mike made it so much fun!! I would highly recommend him and Chris Laich services to anyone looking for a DJ!

They also provided the ceremony musicians who were very good too (I just didn't hear them as much...)
Our DJ was Mike -- and he was AMAZING!! Really, people of all ages (from 3 to 70) danced all night long, which was exactly Read more...
Our DJ was Mike -- and he was AMAZING!! Really, people of all ages (from 3 to 70) danced all night long, which was exactly what we wanted.

My husband loves music so he has spent a lot of time thinking about the types of songs for the cocktail hour. upbeat, some american folk, some indie rock, etc... We met with Mike once to go through some of the songs we liked.

Mike is very likeable - low-key, relaxed, but completely professional. I loved that he took notes and sent several emails to follow-up. The only reason that I am not giving mike a "5" is that he also set up the microphones for the ceremony, which kept cutting out. I think that it could have also been because of the officiant and the angle he was speaking, but otherwise, the music was great!

Mike followed our script perfectly -- no ad-libbing, no cheesy dances, no cheesy "stage voices". He even ran interference on a few "requests" that were on our no-play list and cut our "first dance" short when we gave him the signal... (its awkward dancing out there for so long!)

Mike made it so much fun!! I would highly recommend him and Chris Laich services to anyone looking for a DJ!

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Katie
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.9/5.0
We just had our wedding this past weekend, and I cannot speak highly enough of Ray, our DJ from Chris Laich's services.
I met wtih Ray a few weeks prior to the event and have him some songs we both wanted and did NOT want played at the wedding, and all of those were attended to. He also did an excellent job keeping the evening flowing but was very much in the background, and did not come out and make a big deal out of his MC duties. Ray was perfect because he knew how to be in the background while also making the night's music and activities flow along.
The mixes he came up with for the dance sets were also fantastic! Our dance floor was full until the last dance, and everyone has complimented me on how much fun they had on the dance floor... I know that Ray had a lot to do with that:)
We just had our wedding this past weekend, and I cannot speak highly enough of Ray, our DJ from Chris Laich's services. Read more...
We just had our wedding this past weekend, and I cannot speak highly enough of Ray, our DJ from Chris Laich's services.
I met wtih Ray a few weeks prior to the event and have him some songs we both wanted and did NOT want played at the wedding, and all of those were attended to. He also did an excellent job keeping the evening flowing but was very much in the background, and did not come out and make a big deal out of his MC duties. Ray was perfect because he knew how to be in the background while also making the night's music and activities flow along.
The mixes he came up with for the dance sets were also fantastic! Our dance floor was full until the last dance, and everyone has complimented me on how much fun they had on the dance floor... I know that Ray had a lot to do with that:) Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.9/5.0
I was THRILLED with Chris. He was unbelievably excellent, and really was a huge part of why our wedding was so unbelievable.

A little about my search for a DJ: I'm in a Ph.D. program right now, and therefore did not have a ton of time to be dealing with the TON of things that go into a wedding. My husband and I had a pretty basic goal: to throw a great party. To us, what went into that was good food, open bar, and great music. So, among all of the things that you have to do for a wedding, the dj was a pretty huge factor for us (we knew we wanted a dj and not a band). That being said, because I knew I had so many other details to take care of, what I was really looking for in a DJ was someone who would be totally self-sufficient and I would NOT have to worry about at all during the party, and could trust would play the music we liked and that got the crowd really into it. Chris totally fit that bill.

Most of my correspondence with Chris was over email/phone, and then we met once before the wedding. He was always immediately responsive to any of my communications with him, and also unbelievably accommodating of my ridiculous schedule. When we met with him about a week before the wedding, I was incredibly stressed (about an impending dissertation proposal), and he put me completely at ease and I was really totally confident that I did not need to worry about the music part of the party at all, and that I was in good hands. I should also note that my dad's first love is music, and he was thrilled with Chris as well (no small feat). He was very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, and expertise in how to throw an excellent party. When we had our meeting with him, I had thrown together a schedule of how I thought things would go at the reception, and Chris was able to very quickly and easily redirect me as to how he thought the party would flow better in the space we had, and he was TOTALLY right, and I am still so thankful for that input because it made the night flow flawlessly.

As for our party - it went perfectly. Cocktail hour was great with perfect (for our group, at least) music, a jazzy type feel. Chris set up all the speakers outside and inside, the volume was perfect, and really set the tone. I was able to totally enjoy myself, and when it was time for speeches (my dad first, then my husband and I, then our priest) Chris quickly found me and my dad, set us up with the mikes, and got everyone to gather around for us. That went without a hitch (and usually with microphones I feel like there can be various problems - ppl not being able to hear you, the volume being too loud, or that high pitched scream that sometimes happens - none of that occurred). Chris then invited everyone to dinner. I think the plan was then to have the dance floor open for a bit, and then cut the cake. But because the weather was so gorgeous, ppl were really still mingling outside, so Chris changed our plan and made the decision to do the cake cutting so some ppl would come inside. He invited ppl inside, we did the cake cutting, and then went to the dance floor - and that flexibility and thinking on his feet worked, and everyone then hit the dance floor. The rest of the night was full of great dancing and a really wonderful time. Chris had music for the dancing in the beginning that was appropriate for both our friends and our parents/grandparents etc, so everyone was out on the dance floor. Then, as the "adults" got tired and began going elsewhere, he switched more into fun, younger music...I love to dance, and I had a great, great time. I was so sad when we had to leave. Chris made the announcement that there was only 1 song left, and also announced where we would be going after the wedding. Oh and at some point in there were the first dances :) and those were great too...Chris invited everyone in, introduced each of the dances, did the fade out of the songs about 2/3 way through (our request) - that was perfect as well.

I'm sorry for being so long-winded, but my hope is to convey how very happy I was with every aspect of Chris's service. We had so many compliments on the music. He is a great, great DJ who I would most highly recommend to anyone - you're guaranteed to have a flawless event (at least as far as the music goes).
I was THRILLED with Chris. He was unbelievably excellent, and really was a huge part of why our wedding was so Read more...
I was THRILLED with Chris. He was unbelievably excellent, and really was a huge part of why our wedding was so unbelievable.

A little about my search for a DJ: I'm in a Ph.D. program right now, and therefore did not have a ton of time to be dealing with the TON of things that go into a wedding. My husband and I had a pretty basic goal: to throw a great party. To us, what went into that was good food, open bar, and great music. So, among all of the things that you have to do for a wedding, the dj was a pretty huge factor for us (we knew we wanted a dj and not a band). That being said, because I knew I had so many other details to take care of, what I was really looking for in a DJ was someone who would be totally self-sufficient and I would NOT have to worry about at all during the party, and could trust would play the music we liked and that got the crowd really into it. Chris totally fit that bill.

Most of my correspondence with Chris was over email/phone, and then we met once before the wedding. He was always immediately responsive to any of my communications with him, and also unbelievably accommodating of my ridiculous schedule. When we met with him about a week before the wedding, I was incredibly stressed (about an impending dissertation proposal), and he put me completely at ease and I was really totally confident that I did not need to worry about the music part of the party at all, and that I was in good hands. I should also note that my dad's first love is music, and he was thrilled with Chris as well (no small feat). He was very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, and expertise in how to throw an excellent party. When we had our meeting with him, I had thrown together a schedule of how I thought things would go at the reception, and Chris was able to very quickly and easily redirect me as to how he thought the party would flow better in the space we had, and he was TOTALLY right, and I am still so thankful for that input because it made the night flow flawlessly.

As for our party - it went perfectly. Cocktail hour was great with perfect (for our group, at least) music, a jazzy type feel. Chris set up all the speakers outside and inside, the volume was perfect, and really set the tone. I was able to totally enjoy myself, and when it was time for speeches (my dad first, then my husband and I, then our priest) Chris quickly found me and my dad, set us up with the mikes, and got everyone to gather around for us. That went without a hitch (and usually with microphones I feel like there can be various problems - ppl not being able to hear you, the volume being too loud, or that high pitched scream that sometimes happens - none of that occurred). Chris then invited everyone to dinner. I think the plan was then to have the dance floor open for a bit, and then cut the cake. But because the weather was so gorgeous, ppl were really still mingling outside, so Chris changed our plan and made the decision to do the cake cutting so some ppl would come inside. He invited ppl inside, we did the cake cutting, and then went to the dance floor - and that flexibility and thinking on his feet worked, and everyone then hit the dance floor. The rest of the night was full of great dancing and a really wonderful time. Chris had music for the dancing in the beginning that was appropriate for both our friends and our parents/grandparents etc, so everyone was out on the dance floor. Then, as the "adults" got tired and began going elsewhere, he switched more into fun, younger music...I love to dance, and I had a great, great time. I was so sad when we had to leave. Chris made the announcement that there was only 1 song left, and also announced where we would be going after the wedding. Oh and at some point in there were the first dances :) and those were great too...Chris invited everyone in, introduced each of the dances, did the fade out of the songs about 2/3 way through (our request) - that was perfect as well.

I'm sorry for being so long-winded, but my hope is to convey how very happy I was with every aspect of Chris's service. We had so many compliments on the music. He is a great, great DJ who I would most highly recommend to anyone - you're guaranteed to have a flawless event (at least as far as the music goes). Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/3/2009
4.9/5.0
The next day I had to call every vendor individually to find out whether they will be able to pull off the gig. Our DJ promptly dug his truck out of the snow, showed up, and did a great job.I could not have asked for a better DJ and I would highly recommend them.
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The next day I had to call every vendor individually to find out whether they will be able to pull off the gig. Our DJ promptly dug his truck out of the snow, showed up, and did a great job.I could not have asked for a better DJ and I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.9/5.0
If you are going the route of DJ you have to go with Chris Laich. We were lucky enough to actual have him as our DJ on that evening and everything was incredible. Such personal service I cannot say enough. He had us dancing all night long and no one wanted it to end. Look no further for a DJ he is simply the best.
If you are going the route of DJ you have to go with Chris Laich. We were lucky enough to actual have him as our DJ on Read more...
If you are going the route of DJ you have to go with Chris Laich. We were lucky enough to actual have him as our DJ on that evening and everything was incredible. Such personal service I cannot say enough. He had us dancing all night long and no one wanted it to end. Look no further for a DJ he is simply the best. Read less
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christine
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.9/5.0
Chris made himself available any time of day for help. He helped me pick out a number of vendors and went beyond what was expected. One Sunday he spend an hour on the phone with me helping me choose vendors and this is when I did not think that I was going to use his service. He is awesome!
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Chris made himself available any time of day for help. He helped me pick out a number of vendors and went beyond what was expected. One Sunday he spend an hour on the phone with me helping me choose vendors and this is when I did not think that I was going to use his service. He is awesome! Read less
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jlc2chu
Wedding:
2/28/2009
4.9/5.0
I believe that the music can truly make a difference in your wedding. Chris did a fantastic job of using the music to keep everyone dancing and happy. We had people from all generations and he provided music that everyone could enjoy and dance to.
I believe that the music can truly make a difference in your wedding. Chris did a fantastic job of using the music to keep Read more...
I believe that the music can truly make a difference in your wedding. Chris did a fantastic job of using the music to keep everyone dancing and happy. We had people from all generations and he provided music that everyone could enjoy and dance to. Read less
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idrmfgnee
Wedding:
1/3/2009
4.9/5.0
I used Chris Laich's company because it was reccommended to me by my venue coordinator. I originally spoke with Chris himself and he was very accommodating and friendly. He let us know that one of his DJs, Aaron, was available on our date. We secured a deposit and then did not need to get back in touch with them until about a month before the wedding. We had one meeting with Aaron and he was very professional and friendly. He offered great suggestions about song choices as well as timeline items. The day of the wedding everything went perfectly. Aaron was very professional as he also acted as our MC for the evening. He wasn't cheesy, but very warm and friendly in his announcements. He didn't add any silly jokes or stories, rather simply did the announcing and played great music. He had the entire guest list on the dance floor. Guests of mine who were engaged at the time of the wedding asked for Aaron's contact information because he was that good. I highly reccommend Chris Laich's company and Aaron if he's available.
I used Chris Laich's company because it was reccommended to me by my venue coordinator. I originally spoke with Chris Read more...
I used Chris Laich's company because it was reccommended to me by my venue coordinator. I originally spoke with Chris himself and he was very accommodating and friendly. He let us know that one of his DJs, Aaron, was available on our date. We secured a deposit and then did not need to get back in touch with them until about a month before the wedding. We had one meeting with Aaron and he was very professional and friendly. He offered great suggestions about song choices as well as timeline items. The day of the wedding everything went perfectly. Aaron was very professional as he also acted as our MC for the evening. He wasn't cheesy, but very warm and friendly in his announcements. He didn't add any silly jokes or stories, rather simply did the announcing and played great music. He had the entire guest list on the dance floor. Guests of mine who were engaged at the time of the wedding asked for Aaron's contact information because he was that good. I highly reccommend Chris Laich's company and Aaron if he's available. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.9/5.0
6 months later, we still hear from our guests how amazing our music was and they hadn't sat down the entire night. Chris was easy to reach, fun to work with, and made our day perfect. His suggestions were right on point for the type of event we had and made our night very memorable. I have recommended his services to anyone hosting an event requiring a tasteful and professional DJ.
6 months later, we still hear from our guests how amazing our music was and they hadn't sat down the entire night. Chris Read more...
6 months later, we still hear from our guests how amazing our music was and they hadn't sat down the entire night. Chris was easy to reach, fun to work with, and made our day perfect. His suggestions were right on point for the type of event we had and made our night very memorable. I have recommended his services to anyone hosting an event requiring a tasteful and professional DJ. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.9/5.0
HIRE CHRIS!!! Believe it or not, Chris was the first vendor we hired, even before we had finalized the location and the date! I came across Chris's website while I was searching for reception sites and I knew at that moment I had just found the music for my wedding! In fact, I had always thought I wanted a band; however, I quickly changed my mind when I found Chris. Chris is pricier than the average DJ; however, he isn't the average DJ so there is no comparison. He is the best! Chris is extremely professional and there were times I would talk to him on the phone for over an hour at a time with regards to other aspects of my wedding. He is great! If you want your wedding to be a big dance party, HIRE CHRIS!!!
HIRE CHRIS!!! Believe it or not, Chris was the first vendor we hired, even before we had finalized the location and the Read more...
HIRE CHRIS!!! Believe it or not, Chris was the first vendor we hired, even before we had finalized the location and the date! I came across Chris's website while I was searching for reception sites and I knew at that moment I had just found the music for my wedding! In fact, I had always thought I wanted a band; however, I quickly changed my mind when I found Chris. Chris is pricier than the average DJ; however, he isn't the average DJ so there is no comparison. He is the best! Chris is extremely professional and there were times I would talk to him on the phone for over an hour at a time with regards to other aspects of my wedding. He is great! If you want your wedding to be a big dance party, HIRE CHRIS!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Chris was an excellent DJ! We got a lot of compliments from our friends and family at the wedding about how great the music and flow of the reception was. He helped us out a lot in our planning stage with ideas and tips on how we should schedule our reception for it to flow best and we appreciated his input.
Chris was an excellent DJ! We got a lot of compliments from our friends and family at the wedding about how great the Read more...
Chris was an excellent DJ! We got a lot of compliments from our friends and family at the wedding about how great the music and flow of the reception was. He helped us out a lot in our planning stage with ideas and tips on how we should schedule our reception for it to flow best and we appreciated his input. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We booked Chris just three weeks before our wedding and really lucked out. The DJ we'd booked originally had to back out at the last minute and our reception vendor recommended we call Chris. He is extremely friendly and clearly very knowledgeable, rattling off songs of all genres and discussing the sounds produced by his equipment, noting that he wanted to be respectful of grandparents' ears but create a fun mood all the same, all while remaining unobtrusive and not at all "shmaltzy". Thankfully for us, he happened to be free on the afternoon of our wedding and was very generous in working with our budget. He really is a great value. It was occasionally a bit hard to reach him because he is in such high demand, but he pulled through for us big time and we are so glad we worked with him.
We booked Chris just three weeks before our wedding and really lucked out. The DJ we'd booked originally had to back out Read more...
We booked Chris just three weeks before our wedding and really lucked out. The DJ we'd booked originally had to back out at the last minute and our reception vendor recommended we call Chris. He is extremely friendly and clearly very knowledgeable, rattling off songs of all genres and discussing the sounds produced by his equipment, noting that he wanted to be respectful of grandparents' ears but create a fun mood all the same, all while remaining unobtrusive and not at all "shmaltzy". Thankfully for us, he happened to be free on the afternoon of our wedding and was very generous in working with our budget. He really is a great value. It was occasionally a bit hard to reach him because he is in such high demand, but he pulled through for us big time and we are so glad we worked with him. Read less
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Rachel8
Wedding:
11/20/2011
4.8/5.0
Chris and his colleague Aaron were very nice to work with and did a great job at the wedding. I was relieved to find a wedding DJ without any of the dreaded "cheesy" DJ aspects. They were inconspicuous and professional at the wedding, but had people dancing all night, as well as providing great mood for those not dancing. I was pretty high maintenance about wanting to hear exactly the songs I wanted and type of music I wanted - Chris delivered that, but also had great suggestions. He also provided good tips for the flow of the day in the planning process. Great to work with!



Chris deserves all of the awards he has received. We hired him for our wedding and he earned the top ratings in all of the categories for the same reasons others have provided. But I wanted to add a few comments that were critical to our having a great experience, but unexpected when we hired him.

In planning the order of the reception, he suggested that we send it to him so he would be prepared for the music at the right time. We did and in return he proposed several changes which we adopted. Those changes were invaluable, and significantly improved the flow and feeling of the the reception. In addition, he told us one the order was done to simply enjoy ourselves and he and Festive Foods would work together and be flexible so that the reception would be great. And he and Festive did just that!! Chris completely assisted us during the reception so enjoyed everything and was flexible that enhanced everything. Our guests told us it was one of the best if not best wedding they had every attended and Chris was a major reason for it.
Chris and his colleague Aaron were very nice to work with and did a great job at the wedding. I was relieved to find a Read more...
Chris and his colleague Aaron were very nice to work with and did a great job at the wedding. I was relieved to find a wedding DJ without any of the dreaded "cheesy" DJ aspects. They were inconspicuous and professional at the wedding, but had people dancing all night, as well as providing great mood for those not dancing. I was pretty high maintenance about wanting to hear exactly the songs I wanted and type of music I wanted - Chris delivered that, but also had great suggestions. He also provided good tips for the flow of the day in the planning process. Great to work with!



Chris deserves all of the awards he has received. We hired him for our wedding and he earned the top ratings in all of the categories for the same reasons others have provided. But I wanted to add a few comments that were critical to our having a great experience, but unexpected when we hired him.

In planning the order of the reception, he suggested that we send it to him so he would be prepared for the music at the right time. We did and in return he proposed several changes which we adopted. Those changes were invaluable, and significantly improved the flow and feeling of the the reception. In addition, he told us one the order was done to simply enjoy ourselves and he and Festive Foods would work together and be flexible so that the reception would be great. And he and Festive did just that!! Chris completely assisted us during the reception so enjoyed everything and was flexible that enhanced everything. Our guests told us it was one of the best if not best wedding they had every attended and Chris was a major reason for it. Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.8/5.0
We used Chris's DJ Aaron Platt. He did a great job and was extremely professional. The most important thing for us was that he not be cheesey, but also announce all the big moment, keep us on schedule, and make sure we had great music for our party. He did all of these things and more. He was very responsive by email, and while I may be biased, I thought the mix of music he played was the best of any wedding I'd been too. Chris's service and dj's are a bit more expensive than the others out there, but it was well worth the money!
We used Chris's DJ Aaron Platt. He did a great job and was extremely professional. The most important thing for us was Read more...
We used Chris's DJ Aaron Platt. He did a great job and was extremely professional. The most important thing for us was that he not be cheesey, but also announce all the big moment, keep us on schedule, and make sure we had great music for our party. He did all of these things and more. He was very responsive by email, and while I may be biased, I thought the mix of music he played was the best of any wedding I'd been too. Chris's service and dj's are a bit more expensive than the others out there, but it was well worth the money! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.8/5.0
Chris Laich was actually the DJ for our wedding. We didn't worry a bit about anything music related for our ceremony or reception. We met with him once in person before the wedding and he was very reassuring about everything. I'd recommend him to anyone even though he is expensive. He did an amazing job.
Chris Laich was actually the DJ for our wedding. We didn't worry a bit about anything music related for our ceremony or Read more...
Chris Laich was actually the DJ for our wedding. We didn't worry a bit about anything music related for our ceremony or reception. We met with him once in person before the wedding and he was very reassuring about everything. I'd recommend him to anyone even though he is expensive. He did an amazing job. Read less
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rmh
Wedding:
7/3/2009
4.8/5.0
Chris Laich provided great music services at our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. His equipment is top notch, his presentation is classy, and his services are professional. One of the pricier DJs we looked at, but worth it in the end.
Chris Laich provided great music services at our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. His equipment is top Read more...
Chris Laich provided great music services at our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. His equipment is top notch, his presentation is classy, and his services are professional. One of the pricier DJs we looked at, but worth it in the end. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Susan
Wedding:
3/1/2009
4.8/5.0
great seervice and good quality music with a very good luagh! Overall great all round.
great seervice and good quality music with a very good luagh! Overall great all round.
great seervice and good quality music with a very good luagh! Overall great all round. Read less
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kleighmac
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.8/5.0
We had a great time with Ray - he really kept the party going! He was easy to work with as well ... made for a stress free day!
We had a great time with Ray - he really kept the party going! He was easy to work with as well ... made for a stress free Read more...
We had a great time with Ray - he really kept the party going! He was easy to work with as well ... made for a stress free day! Read less
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Mindi
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.8/5.0
Chris Laich's company was very flexible and accomodated all of our requests. They also spent time speaking with us on several occasions before the wedding, edited certain music to suit our preference. They arrived at the wedding timely, and adhered to what we discussed. Overall, and excellent choice for a DJ service.
Chris Laich's company was very flexible and accomodated all of our requests. They also spent time speaking with us on Read more...
Chris Laich's company was very flexible and accomodated all of our requests. They also spent time speaking with us on several occasions before the wedding, edited certain music to suit our preference. They arrived at the wedding timely, and adhered to what we discussed. Overall, and excellent choice for a DJ service. Read less
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mcm2012
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.8/5.0
Chris did a wonderful job! We were very happy and very impressed.
Chris did a wonderful job! We were very happy and very impressed.
Chris did a wonderful job! We were very happy and very impressed. Read less
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Domino
Wedding:
6/1/2008
4.8/5.0
Chris Laich and company are the best in the business for a reason - they know what they are doing, and they do it in a classy way. Chris was recommended to us, but wasn't available on our date (not that we could afford him!) so we went with one of his junior associates. We were extremely pleased with Aaron. He was professional and responsive, a truly likable guy to deal with. He helped add an elegant and classy air to our wedding while keeping things fun and laid back. He was happy to help in any way possible and worked with our other vendors to coordinate every moment.
Chris Laich and company are the best in the business for a reason - they know what they are doing, and they do it in a Read more...
Chris Laich and company are the best in the business for a reason - they know what they are doing, and they do it in a classy way. Chris was recommended to us, but wasn't available on our date (not that we could afford him!) so we went with one of his junior associates. We were extremely pleased with Aaron. He was professional and responsive, a truly likable guy to deal with. He helped add an elegant and classy air to our wedding while keeping things fun and laid back. He was happy to help in any way possible and worked with our other vendors to coordinate every moment. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We were really happy with the services Chris Laich provided for our wedding. He was easy to work with, had good suggestions, and understood our personal style. The music at the wedding was paced really well and definitely had people dancing. As a rookie at wedding planning, we did not even know what questions to ask, but Chris helped us navigate the process and we were really happy with the end result. Our wedding day was perfect. He also provided the lighting for the event, which looked great in our venue. I would definitely recommend Chris Laich.
We were really happy with the services Chris Laich provided for our wedding. He was easy to work with, had good Read more...
We were really happy with the services Chris Laich provided for our wedding. He was easy to work with, had good suggestions, and understood our personal style. The music at the wedding was paced really well and definitely had people dancing. As a rookie at wedding planning, we did not even know what questions to ask, but Chris helped us navigate the process and we were really happy with the end result. Our wedding day was perfect. He also provided the lighting for the event, which looked great in our venue. I would definitely recommend Chris Laich. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.7/5.0
Chris Laich company was extremely responsive and focused on making sure everything would be perfect on our wedding day. Chris and our DJ Mike had great suggestions and helped us plan our reception timeline. My husband and I were very happy! We got great feedback from our guests!
Chris Laich company was extremely responsive and focused on making sure everything would be perfect on our wedding day. Read more...
Chris Laich company was extremely responsive and focused on making sure everything would be perfect on our wedding day. Chris and our DJ Mike had great suggestions and helped us plan our reception timeline. My husband and I were very happy! We got great feedback from our guests! Read less
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Hope
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.7/5.0
It was great! He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound and he did a great job of going with flow and making adjustments as need.
It was great! He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound and Read more...
It was great! He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound and he did a great job of going with flow and making adjustments as need. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/21/2009
4.7/5.0
Aaron was our DJ for our wedding and did an excellent job. He was very responsive before the wedding and would help decide on music choices and really listened to what we wanted. A great job overall!
Aaron was our DJ for our wedding and did an excellent job. He was very responsive before the wedding and would help decide Read more...
Aaron was our DJ for our wedding and did an excellent job. He was very responsive before the wedding and would help decide on music choices and really listened to what we wanted. A great job overall! Read less
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Pickens2be
Wedding:
10/3/2008
4.7/5.0
The reason we went with Chris Laich was because of the incredible reputation he maintains. Chris completely lived up to this reputation and we couldn't have chosen a better DJ! Although Chris's services do not come cheap (it's more expensive if he works the event than one of the DJs in his company) he'll earn every penny! At our first meeting Chris seemed overly confident. It wasn't until our wedding that I realized he had reason to be. Chris played as much of our song list as he could squeeze in and even stuck to our "no-play" list, despite being hassled by a couple of our tipsy relatives. Although my fiance and I had our own ideas of what we wanted, Chris took that along with the mood of crowd and brought our reception to life! I cannot recommend Chris enough! He is extremly professional, thorough, and talented!
The reason we went with Chris Laich was because of the incredible reputation he maintains. Chris completely lived up to Read more...
The reason we went with Chris Laich was because of the incredible reputation he maintains. Chris completely lived up to this reputation and we couldn't have chosen a better DJ! Although Chris's services do not come cheap (it's more expensive if he works the event than one of the DJs in his company) he'll earn every penny! At our first meeting Chris seemed overly confident. It wasn't until our wedding that I realized he had reason to be. Chris played as much of our song list as he could squeeze in and even stuck to our "no-play" list, despite being hassled by a couple of our tipsy relatives. Although my fiance and I had our own ideas of what we wanted, Chris took that along with the mood of crowd and brought our reception to life! I cannot recommend Chris enough! He is extremly professional, thorough, and talented! Read less
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Len
Wedding:
1/27/2007
4.7/5.0
The best DJ in DC, book early, and realize Great DJ's are an investment. Also, consider this - they are less expensive than a band, play longer, less demanding, and can adapt to the crowd on a dime.

Chris kept 200+ dancing for over 4 hours, and knew the music to play- balancing our music selection with the crowd's (remember, even though you are the couple, take the professional's advidce). If you have a fairly young or energetic crowd like we did, this is one area you do not want to "chince" on. It will make all the difference in the world.
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The best DJ in DC, book early, and realize Great DJ's are an investment. Also, consider this - they are less expensive than a band, play longer, less demanding, and can adapt to the crowd on a dime.

Chris kept 200+ dancing for over 4 hours, and knew the music to play- balancing our music selection with the crowd's (remember, even though you are the couple, take the professional's advidce). If you have a fairly young or energetic crowd like we did, this is one area you do not want to "chince" on. It will make all the difference in the world. Read less
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Margot
Wedding:
12/31/2011
4.6/5.0
Chris is amazing. Seriously, amazing. He had everyone on the dance floor all night long. The one thing that impressed me the most was his ability to mix songs together. This came in handy when he started playing a song that the group didn't respond well to. He was quickly able to mix in another song and transition out the old, without you ever realizing it.

He is worth every penny. I consider him one of the best decisions I made for the wedding reception.
Chris is amazing. Seriously, amazing. He had everyone on the dance floor all night long. The one thing that impressed me Read more...
Chris is amazing. Seriously, amazing. He had everyone on the dance floor all night long. The one thing that impressed me the most was his ability to mix songs together. This came in handy when he started playing a song that the group didn't respond well to. He was quickly able to mix in another song and transition out the old, without you ever realizing it.

He is worth every penny. I consider him one of the best decisions I made for the wedding reception. Read less
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Erinn Colaianni
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.6/5.0
Ross of Chris Laich was our wedding DJ and he was AMAZING. We met with Ross before our wedding so he could get a feel for what we were imaginig for our wedding reception music. From the minute our first dance was over the dance floor was always full and everybody was having SO much fun. Ross played all of our favorite songs and was not overly DJ-ish. What was awesome is that he controlled the room without making the reception about him - which sometimes happens at wedding receptions. We highly reccomend the very professional services provided by Chris Laich and his associates.
Ross of Chris Laich was our wedding DJ and he was AMAZING. We met with Ross before our wedding so he could get a feel for Read more...
Ross of Chris Laich was our wedding DJ and he was AMAZING. We met with Ross before our wedding so he could get a feel for what we were imaginig for our wedding reception music. From the minute our first dance was over the dance floor was always full and everybody was having SO much fun. Ross played all of our favorite songs and was not overly DJ-ish. What was awesome is that he controlled the room without making the reception about him - which sometimes happens at wedding receptions. We highly reccomend the very professional services provided by Chris Laich and his associates. Read less
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CandEmD
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.6/5.0
Chris Laich and his associate, Ray, were the best choice for a dj for my wedding! Many guests commented on the great selection of music Ray played. We were on the dance floor all night! Ray was extremely flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Chris Laich's services!
Chris Laich and his associate, Ray, were the best choice for a dj for my wedding! Many guests commented on the great Read more...
Chris Laich and his associate, Ray, were the best choice for a dj for my wedding! Many guests commented on the great selection of music Ray played. We were on the dance floor all night! Ray was extremely flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Chris Laich's services! Read less
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Shane
Wedding:
4/14/2009
4.6/5.0
We went with this company for our wedding and we are so glad that we did. I can honestly say that everyone enjoyed the music and danced all night long. It was one great hit after another. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ in the DC area!

Thanks guys you rock!
We went with this company for our wedding and we are so glad that we did. I can honestly say that everyone enjoyed the Read more...
We went with this company for our wedding and we are so glad that we did. I can honestly say that everyone enjoyed the music and danced all night long. It was one great hit after another. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ in the DC area!

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Marissa
Wedding:
10/17/2010
4.5/5.0
Chris was very responsive to suggestions and accomodated us at every turn. I would highly reccommend him.
Chris was very responsive to suggestions and accomodated us at every turn. I would highly reccommend him.
Chris was very responsive to suggestions and accomodated us at every turn. I would highly reccommend him. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.4/5.0
Chris Laich DJ did a great job with our wedding. They provided very professional service. Most importantly they were able to ensure that everything with our wedding ran smoothly and that our guests experienced a great party. We had heard that our reception location often losses the party because guests wander around the beautiful grounds. Although this happened earlier in the evening our DJ was able to attract everyone to the dance floor later in the night.

My only gripe would be that I had asked for a few songs to be played for my unannounced dances with my parents. He played the songs at inopportune times when my husband and I had to step out for pictures and such. This made for some awkward moments.
Chris Laich DJ did a great job with our wedding. They provided very professional service. Most importantly they were able Read more...
Chris Laich DJ did a great job with our wedding. They provided very professional service. Most importantly they were able to ensure that everything with our wedding ran smoothly and that our guests experienced a great party. We had heard that our reception location often losses the party because guests wander around the beautiful grounds. Although this happened earlier in the evening our DJ was able to attract everyone to the dance floor later in the night.

My only gripe would be that I had asked for a few songs to be played for my unannounced dances with my parents. He played the songs at inopportune times when my husband and I had to step out for pictures and such. This made for some awkward moments. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Please don't take these mediocre scores as a reflection on Chris Laich. The 5 stars are for him exclusively. He was amazing, made the whole process so easy and was incredibly responsive (ie: I emailed him a question on NYE, he called me within 10 minutes! On a holiday!). I'm sure if you book Chris, your music will be a dream.
Our issues came with his associate. He was great to work with, until the day of. My husband and I spent hours and days creating our playlist (music that reflected us and our guests). The associate seemed fine to play all of this, until the wedding day, the "must play" songs were not played. In fact, some "No play" songs were played (Britney Spears...and we're not exactly teeny boppers anymore). I'm not sure how much I can complain since the dancefloor was packed the entire time and our guests had a great time, but the selection of music was a bit disappointing and all of our hard work crafting our playlist was gone.

**Update** - within hours of me posting this review, Chris contacted me to right the situation. Allbeit, in the scheme of things it is a small complaint, but he took the matter to heart, apologized profusely and offered us a refund. The man backs up his product and business and there is a reason why he is the best in the business. Any matter, no matter how small or large, he wants to know and make it as right as he can. Please note that after talking to him and hearing how apologetic he was (though it was through no fault of his own!), I altered the scoring to reflect that experience as well.
Please don't take these mediocre scores as a reflection on Chris Laich. The 5 stars are for him exclusively. He was Read more...
Please don't take these mediocre scores as a reflection on Chris Laich. The 5 stars are for him exclusively. He was amazing, made the whole process so easy and was incredibly responsive (ie: I emailed him a question on NYE, he called me within 10 minutes! On a holiday!). I'm sure if you book Chris, your music will be a dream.
Our issues came with his associate. He was great to work with, until the day of. My husband and I spent hours and days creating our playlist (music that reflected us and our guests). The associate seemed fine to play all of this, until the wedding day, the "must play" songs were not played. In fact, some "No play" songs were played (Britney Spears...and we're not exactly teeny boppers anymore). I'm not sure how much I can complain since the dancefloor was packed the entire time and our guests had a great time, but the selection of music was a bit disappointing and all of our hard work crafting our playlist was gone.

**Update** - within hours of me posting this review, Chris contacted me to right the situation. Allbeit, in the scheme of things it is a small complaint, but he took the matter to heart, apologized profusely and offered us a refund. The man backs up his product and business and there is a reason why he is the best in the business. Any matter, no matter how small or large, he wants to know and make it as right as he can. Please note that after talking to him and hearing how apologetic he was (though it was through no fault of his own!), I altered the scoring to reflect that experience as well. Read less
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js08
Wedding:
9/15/2008
4.3/5.0
Chris provided the elegant wedding service that we were looking for. Although he couldn't make it to our wedding at the last minute due to an emergency, he promptly ensured that one of his associates would replace him. He did an excellent job at our wedding and we were dancing all night long. If you are looking for a DJ that listens to what you want, avoids corny songs, and keeps the announcements professional and elegant - this is the DJ for you.
Chris provided the elegant wedding service that we were looking for. Although he couldn't make it to our wedding at the Read more...
Chris provided the elegant wedding service that we were looking for. Although he couldn't make it to our wedding at the last minute due to an emergency, he promptly ensured that one of his associates would replace him. He did an excellent job at our wedding and we were dancing all night long. If you are looking for a DJ that listens to what you want, avoids corny songs, and keeps the announcements professional and elegant - this is the DJ for you. Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
6/29/2012
4.2/5.0
Chris and his team did a great job for our wedding and reception. We got married outside at a botanical garden and he had the sound perfect with wireless speakers so people both inside and outside could enjoy the ceremony. He worked with us to include an audioclip of The Princess Bride right before the ceremony started, followed by Star Wars as entrance music for my nephew, our ring bearer. We handpicked all the songs for our happy hour reception (all old school hip hop) and dinner time (country love songs) and he played everything we wanted, with great transitions – while making sure some of the songs with vulgar language was the family friendly version. Our reception was cut short by a horrible storm & power outage, but despite missing 2 ½ hours of the “fun/dancing” part of the reception, Chris played such great dance music for the time we did have that we don’t feel like we missed out on too much of the fun (though we can only imagine how awesome it would have been had the party gone on longer!).
Chris and his team did a great job for our wedding and reception. We got married outside at a botanical garden and he had Read more...
Chris and his team did a great job for our wedding and reception. We got married outside at a botanical garden and he had the sound perfect with wireless speakers so people both inside and outside could enjoy the ceremony. He worked with us to include an audioclip of The Princess Bride right before the ceremony started, followed by Star Wars as entrance music for my nephew, our ring bearer. We handpicked all the songs for our happy hour reception (all old school hip hop) and dinner time (country love songs) and he played everything we wanted, with great transitions – while making sure some of the songs with vulgar language was the family friendly version. Our reception was cut short by a horrible storm & power outage, but despite missing 2 ½ hours of the “fun/dancing” part of the reception, Chris played such great dance music for the time we did have that we don’t feel like we missed out on too much of the fun (though we can only imagine how awesome it would have been had the party gone on longer!). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
Perhaps my expectations were too high for the DJ given their reputation. The sound quality was terrific and the sound equipment was top notch. Chris is very responsive and attentive, he got back to me anytime I called quickly and responded to my concerns professionally. Once the dance music started, it was terrific. My biggest concern was the lack of regard for the schedule that we developed for the night. As the bride, it was troublesome that I had to make sure the DJ was on schedule. I was impressed that when I followed up after my wedding, Chris Laich responded quickly and professionally and acknowledged my concerns appropriately. The other really great thing was that our DJ was not cheesy and was professional with introductions and music choice.
Perhaps my expectations were too high for the DJ given their reputation. The sound quality was terrific and the sound Read more...
Perhaps my expectations were too high for the DJ given their reputation. The sound quality was terrific and the sound equipment was top notch. Chris is very responsive and attentive, he got back to me anytime I called quickly and responded to my concerns professionally. Once the dance music started, it was terrific. My biggest concern was the lack of regard for the schedule that we developed for the night. As the bride, it was troublesome that I had to make sure the DJ was on schedule. I was impressed that when I followed up after my wedding, Chris Laich responded quickly and professionally and acknowledged my concerns appropriately. The other really great thing was that our DJ was not cheesy and was professional with introductions and music choice. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/5/2012
3.6/5.0
We used Chris Laich Music Services for our reception DJ and to contract the string trio for our ceremony. All in all, everything was fine and our guests enjoyed the music selection. The company stands by its word to be professional and remain in the background during the event, which was very important to us. However, we weren't necessarily wowed by the services rendered, especially given the higher price point than other DJs in the area. While I wouldn't not recommend them, you may be able to get a better deal for comparable services elsewhere.
We used Chris Laich Music Services for our reception DJ and to contract the string trio for our ceremony. All in all, Read more...
We used Chris Laich Music Services for our reception DJ and to contract the string trio for our ceremony. All in all, everything was fine and our guests enjoyed the music selection. The company stands by its word to be professional and remain in the background during the event, which was very important to us. However, we weren't necessarily wowed by the services rendered, especially given the higher price point than other DJs in the area. While I wouldn't not recommend them, you may be able to get a better deal for comparable services elsewhere. Read less
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macm72188
Wedding:
8/7/2010
3.5/5.0
Working with Chris was a breeze. He made everything very easy prior to our wedding date. We used a live musician as well as a DJ. The piano player was flawless and offered appropriate selections for our cocktail hour. I was very disappointed with our DJ. While he was prompt and very subtle, he did not seem to mix the music very well nor respond to what the guest liked and disliked. We had provided a list of Spanish songs prior to the wedding, as my husband's half of the family is Latin American, but it did not seem as though the DJ was experienced nor prepared to incorporate them into the mix. The live musician was great, but the DJ left much to be desired.
Working with Chris was a breeze. He made everything very easy prior to our wedding date. We used a live musician as well Read more...
Working with Chris was a breeze. He made everything very easy prior to our wedding date. We used a live musician as well as a DJ. The piano player was flawless and offered appropriate selections for our cocktail hour. I was very disappointed with our DJ. While he was prompt and very subtle, he did not seem to mix the music very well nor respond to what the guest liked and disliked. We had provided a list of Spanish songs prior to the wedding, as my husband's half of the family is Latin American, but it did not seem as though the DJ was experienced nor prepared to incorporate them into the mix. The live musician was great, but the DJ left much to be desired. Read less
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Mar
Wedding:
10/10/2010
3.3/5.0
We had Ray V. who is one of the DJ's that works for Chris Laich. He was a nice and pleasant person and very professional. He was laid back. However, we had very few requests and he had very little to do because we had our own friend Emcee the wedding. His only "Emcee" type job was to introduce the Anniversary Dance and that never came about. Never even played or mentioned. We specifically told him to do the anniversary dance during our consultation because it was my mother and father inlaws 50th wedding anniversary that next day but it never happened. He didn't even mention their anniversary which we had asked him to do. We also had a specific song we wanted to play for the last song because it was meaningful and meant alot to us and that song was not played. We were disappointed that he was unable to follow through with our very specific instructions and we didn't ask for much.
We had Ray V. who is one of the DJ's that works for Chris Laich. He was a nice and pleasant person and very professional. Read more...
We had Ray V. who is one of the DJ's that works for Chris Laich. He was a nice and pleasant person and very professional. He was laid back. However, we had very few requests and he had very little to do because we had our own friend Emcee the wedding. His only "Emcee" type job was to introduce the Anniversary Dance and that never came about. Never even played or mentioned. We specifically told him to do the anniversary dance during our consultation because it was my mother and father inlaws 50th wedding anniversary that next day but it never happened. He didn't even mention their anniversary which we had asked him to do. We also had a specific song we wanted to play for the last song because it was meaningful and meant alot to us and that song was not played. We were disappointed that he was unable to follow through with our very specific instructions and we didn't ask for much. Read less
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dubscr17
Wedding:
7/12/2009
3.3/5.0
We had this DJ highly recommended to us and he was great up until the wedding day. On the wedding day, I was told that he complained constantly to my mother and our event coordinator about where his set up was located and also that it was a "day wedding" and nobody was dancing. A couple of my friends also went to try and request a song, and they were given rude replies. He was always very pleasant to me, but I did not like hearing about how he treated my friends.
We had this DJ highly recommended to us and he was great up until the wedding day. On the wedding day, I was told that he Read more...
We had this DJ highly recommended to us and he was great up until the wedding day. On the wedding day, I was told that he complained constantly to my mother and our event coordinator about where his set up was located and also that it was a "day wedding" and nobody was dancing. A couple of my friends also went to try and request a song, and they were given rude replies. He was always very pleasant to me, but I did not like hearing about how he treated my friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.2/5.0
My DJ was an associate of Chris Laich, Jon Paul. Although I had given Jon a specific playlist, Jon played his own music, during the dinner hour. I had to ask him two times to play music on my playlist. A lot of the music I had requested was not played. A very expensive price, considering I didn't get a lot of the music I requested.
My DJ was an associate of Chris Laich, Jon Paul. Although I had given Jon a specific playlist, Jon played his own music, Read more...
My DJ was an associate of Chris Laich, Jon Paul. Although I had given Jon a specific playlist, Jon played his own music, during the dinner hour. I had to ask him two times to play music on my playlist. A lot of the music I had requested was not played. A very expensive price, considering I didn't get a lot of the music I requested. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.0/5.0
I am getting ready to celebrate my one year anniversary, and I am still thinking about how Chris Laich Music Services ruined my ceremony. For this reason I am writing the review now and rating them so low.

I thought when I selected this vendor I was paying for a higher quality service. However, they failed me completely due to lack of preparation. They never charged the equipment batteries, so my ceremony music never played.

I was standing at the aisle, with all my friends and loved ones looking at me, and I had no music to walk down to. Silence. After having selected the song (my name sake) as a dedication to my parents, I never heard it on my day. I still feel the anger and embarrassment as if this were yesterday. I ended up walking down the aisle in silence, feeling mortified and like I would cry. This should have been the happiest moment of my life.
I am getting ready to celebrate my one year anniversary, and I am still thinking about how Chris Laich Music Services Read more...
I am getting ready to celebrate my one year anniversary, and I am still thinking about how Chris Laich Music Services ruined my ceremony. For this reason I am writing the review now and rating them so low.

I thought when I selected this vendor I was paying for a higher quality service. However, they failed me completely due to lack of preparation. They never charged the equipment batteries, so my ceremony music never played.

I was standing at the aisle, with all my friends and loved ones looking at me, and I had no music to walk down to. Silence. After having selected the song (my name sake) as a dedication to my parents, I never heard it on my day. I still feel the anger and embarrassment as if this were yesterday. I ended up walking down the aisle in silence, feeling mortified and like I would cry. This should have been the happiest moment of my life. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
5/5/2013
2.0/5.0
We hired Chris because of the rave reviews we read. We ended up being VERY disappointed.
When he first called about DJing for my wedding, he talked for 45 minutes straight, praising himself constantly, barely letting me ask a question before he interrupted.
When we met before the wedding, I told him what music I wanted, what feel I was looking for, and the age of our guests. Then I gave him our song list, with over 30 songs. I also gave him a CD with 10 foreign songs. He asked me, "That's it?" I was startled because it is HIS job to choose the songs, not my job to give him the list. If I have to do that, why am I paying all this money?
We also planned out the wedding schedule. I told him how I wanted the first dance to be followed by a group photo. Then we planned when the toasts would be.
On the wedding day, he asked me before I entered how I wanted our names to be announced. I had already told him at our meeting and helped him spell it phonetically so I was confused why he didn't know it on the day of the event.
After our first dance, he told people the dance floor was open and started to play music. I had to go remind him that we wanted a group photo. He said he forgot.
Then, I had to send someone over THREE TIMES to tell him when I wanted the maid of honor's toast. I was very annoyed because he would disappear and leaving music playing during the time we planned the toasts. I made a schedule with him and I expected it to be followed.
On the dance floor, there were multiple pop/"young people" songs that he played that no one knew (with guests ages 20-35 from NYC, DC, and LA). The modern music selection was terrible. I had a friend ask Chris to play a song on my songs list. We waited 3 songs; it wasn't played. I went to request it. We waited 4 songs; nothing. I had to ask twice. Club DJs do better.
As for the CD I gave him, he lazily played it straight through. He didn't mix it up with other music. Who pays for that kind of service? An ipod can do that.
We hired Chris because of the rave reviews we read. We ended up being VERY disappointed.
When he first called about Read more...
We hired Chris because of the rave reviews we read. We ended up being VERY disappointed.
When he first called about DJing for my wedding, he talked for 45 minutes straight, praising himself constantly, barely letting me ask a question before he interrupted.
When we met before the wedding, I told him what music I wanted, what feel I was looking for, and the age of our guests. Then I gave him our song list, with over 30 songs. I also gave him a CD with 10 foreign songs. He asked me, "That's it?" I was startled because it is HIS job to choose the songs, not my job to give him the list. If I have to do that, why am I paying all this money?
We also planned out the wedding schedule. I told him how I wanted the first dance to be followed by a group photo. Then we planned when the toasts would be.
On the wedding day, he asked me before I entered how I wanted our names to be announced. I had already told him at our meeting and helped him spell it phonetically so I was confused why he didn't know it on the day of the event.
After our first dance, he told people the dance floor was open and started to play music. I had to go remind him that we wanted a group photo. He said he forgot.
Then, I had to send someone over THREE TIMES to tell him when I wanted the maid of honor's toast. I was very annoyed because he would disappear and leaving music playing during the time we planned the toasts. I made a schedule with him and I expected it to be followed.
On the dance floor, there were multiple pop/"young people" songs that he played that no one knew (with guests ages 20-35 from NYC, DC, and LA). The modern music selection was terrible. I had a friend ask Chris to play a song on my songs list. We waited 3 songs; it wasn't played. I went to request it. We waited 4 songs; nothing. I had to ask twice. Club DJs do better.
As for the CD I gave him, he lazily played it straight through. He didn't mix it up with other music. Who pays for that kind of service? An ipod can do that. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/15/2010
1.8/5.0
At first I was very happy with the professionalism of Chris Laich Music Services. He presented me with a very impressive contract and presentation of his services. The closer we got to the wedding the more difficult it became to translate what I wanted because we never met in person. I personally believe this is imperative during the planning process so that everyone understands what the wishes of the couple are and what the service is capable of providing. The wedding was an out-of-town event for everyone involved but Chris and his DJ were the only vendors that was not able to meet with me. I went in to the wedding feeling unsure about what kind of quality I was going to receive from him but had no other options because no one else was available for that day.

On the day of the wedding, my bridesmaids and I were at the chapel getting our pictures taken when the live musicians (that Chris was responsible for) showed up. While discussing the final details with the cellist, she made a comment to me about my bridesmaids' tattoos and what a shame it was that they couldn't be covered for events like this. At the reception our introduction was not what we had hoped for, the speakers kept going out, when the DJ spoke no one could hear him (one of the details the reception staff had warned him about beforehand), and honestly the music selection sucked (which I had talked with the DJ about).

I realize that most guest probably didn't even notice these errors but I made good money for better service. After the wedding I contacted Chris with my complaints. He tried to make it right but the professionalism in which he handled it was poor. After several emails back and forth I had to ask them not to contact me again. It was very unfortunate that it had to end up like that especially after such a wonderful first impression.
At first I was very happy with the professionalism of Chris Laich Music Services. He presented me with a very impressive Read more...
At first I was very happy with the professionalism of Chris Laich Music Services. He presented me with a very impressive contract and presentation of his services. The closer we got to the wedding the more difficult it became to translate what I wanted because we never met in person. I personally believe this is imperative during the planning process so that everyone understands what the wishes of the couple are and what the service is capable of providing. The wedding was an out-of-town event for everyone involved but Chris and his DJ were the only vendors that was not able to meet with me. I went in to the wedding feeling unsure about what kind of quality I was going to receive from him but had no other options because no one else was available for that day.

On the day of the wedding, my bridesmaids and I were at the chapel getting our pictures taken when the live musicians (that Chris was responsible for) showed up. While discussing the final details with the cellist, she made a comment to me about my bridesmaids' tattoos and what a shame it was that they couldn't be covered for events like this. At the reception our introduction was not what we had hoped for, the speakers kept going out, when the DJ spoke no one could hear him (one of the details the reception staff had warned him about beforehand), and honestly the music selection sucked (which I had talked with the DJ about).

I realize that most guest probably didn't even notice these errors but I made good money for better service. After the wedding I contacted Chris with my complaints. He tried to make it right but the professionalism in which he handled it was poor. After several emails back and forth I had to ask them not to contact me again. It was very unfortunate that it had to end up like that especially after such a wonderful first impression. Read less
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Chris Laich - Music Services responded with the following comments:

While some of these points have some validity, others would be very much a matter of viewpoint. I personally contacted Sarah the day after the wedding to chat about the issues. I refunded almost 75% of her entire fee immediatley without her even requesting it. This associate is also no longer with us. How a company performs is one thing, but how they deal with issues really defines them.
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Kat
Wedding:
6/27/2009
1.6/5.0
DJ services were okay, my husband and I expected more. Before our wedding day, we met with Chris to discuss our music and he made a few suggestive comments to me that my husband didnt appreciate (e.g., "I bet you get all the guys"). On our wedding day, he played our first dance song too early (we had asked him to play it at a very specific time because we had a choreographed dance and timing was important), so we stood there on stage until someone told him to cut the song and start again. Not a nice memory captured in our wedding video. Chris also played some songs at our reception that we asked him not to play (must've forgotten our requests).

Update: I do want to add that after posting this review, Chris contacted us to apologize and refunded some of our money.
DJ services were okay, my husband and I expected more. Before our wedding day, we met with Chris to discuss our music and Read more...
DJ services were okay, my husband and I expected more. Before our wedding day, we met with Chris to discuss our music and he made a few suggestive comments to me that my husband didnt appreciate (e.g., "I bet you get all the guys"). On our wedding day, he played our first dance song too early (we had asked him to play it at a very specific time because we had a choreographed dance and timing was important), so we stood there on stage until someone told him to cut the song and start again. Not a nice memory captured in our wedding video. Chris also played some songs at our reception that we asked him not to play (must've forgotten our requests).

Update: I do want to add that after posting this review, Chris contacted us to apologize and refunded some of our money. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Chris Laich - Music Services responded with the following comments:

We love to hear from brides, even if it was 2+ years after the wedding. There was an issue on the start time of the first dance, but I am appalled at the other comments.
Yes, I did start their first dance before they were ready. So even though it was awkward for a moment, I just started it over and made an announcement acknowledging my error. While there is no excuse for that happening, I merely forgot to add when to start it in my notes on the schedule.
As far as the comment goes, even though it was more than 2 years ago, I am SURE that whatever was said that it was not exactly “oh, I bet you get all the guys”. This implies that in front of her husband, I was trying to pick her up like we were at a bar? I have been happily married for 13 years and have 3 kids. Whatever was exactly said, it was obviously taken the wrong way. Regardless, I will take full responsibility and apologize for trying to compliment a bride even though it came off in an unprofessional manner.
On the music comment, I still have their song list from the wedding. They gave me a list of about 100 songs total and ZERO ‘do not plays’. Of the 100, they designated 17 as “parents picks”. I played ALL of the parents picks and then about 75 of the remaining 83 songs on the list based on time constraints. Note there also were not any “must plays” designated on the list. I have no idea what I could have done differently with that list. I am going to scan it in and attach it to this post.
I also have refunded them $1000, based solely on this review, even though it was over 2 years ago.
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michele
Wedding:
5/19/2013
0.0/5.0
We don't even know what to say about the terrible job Chris did and how rude his behavior.

The groom and I hand picked some songs for the wedding. Per a phone conversation we had with the DJ earlier in the week, I sent a highly detailed email breaking it down by genre.The husband and I met dancing so it meant a lot to us to have the music we love. Each was a shout out to each other or a loved one in the room.

Chris apparently never read the email. We quickly realized something was wrong when he played a song we specifically asked NOT be played for our entrance. The music was terrible! Our groomsmen actually handed us their iPods and said "use this." I made my way and over head him being rude to my aunt who requested a meringue. I asked him to use "Suavemente" from the list and he had no idea what I was talking about. I didn't like the attitude- it was highly unprofessional and immature. I took out my phone, pulled up the email from the week prior, and showed it to him. He quickly went on a download binge.

He didn't apologize at the end of the night and took no accountability. He played the same song TWICE and some strange polka. He was rude to the Maid of Honor in the pronunciation of her name (and continued to say it wrong when it was time for her toast). The music dropped for 30 seconds of silence- and he's worked the venue before. None of the guests cared for his tone.

We would like some money back because he was NOT worth that much and on the high end. The quality did not justify that price tag. I'm sure he wont' compensate us for the awful job, but an explanation would be nice after how highly he spoke of himself.

I was happy at the end of the night, after he started playing the songs we picked, to have a friend say "wow we loved the music." My aunt heard one of "our songs" and immediately beamed this big smile to me. That was the point, to see those smiles. Don't use this service! It's disorganized and unprofessional!
We don't even know what to say about the terrible job Chris did and how rude his behavior.

The groom and I hand Read more...
We don't even know what to say about the terrible job Chris did and how rude his behavior.

The groom and I hand picked some songs for the wedding. Per a phone conversation we had with the DJ earlier in the week, I sent a highly detailed email breaking it down by genre.The husband and I met dancing so it meant a lot to us to have the music we love. Each was a shout out to each other or a loved one in the room.

Chris apparently never read the email. We quickly realized something was wrong when he played a song we specifically asked NOT be played for our entrance. The music was terrible! Our groomsmen actually handed us their iPods and said "use this." I made my way and over head him being rude to my aunt who requested a meringue. I asked him to use "Suavemente" from the list and he had no idea what I was talking about. I didn't like the attitude- it was highly unprofessional and immature. I took out my phone, pulled up the email from the week prior, and showed it to him. He quickly went on a download binge.

He didn't apologize at the end of the night and took no accountability. He played the same song TWICE and some strange polka. He was rude to the Maid of Honor in the pronunciation of her name (and continued to say it wrong when it was time for her toast). The music dropped for 30 seconds of silence- and he's worked the venue before. None of the guests cared for his tone.

We would like some money back because he was NOT worth that much and on the high end. The quality did not justify that price tag. I'm sure he wont' compensate us for the awful job, but an explanation would be nice after how highly he spoke of himself.

I was happy at the end of the night, after he started playing the songs we picked, to have a friend say "wow we loved the music." My aunt heard one of "our songs" and immediately beamed this big smile to me. That was the point, to see those smiles. Don't use this service! It's disorganized and unprofessional! Read less
Services Used: DJ

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