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Just Press Play Productions

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847-660-0256

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ABOUT US

Providing the popular iPod DJ Service along with Bose sound systems which provide clear, quality coverage of your reception area. Together the two give you a reception with your own... Read more
Providing the popular iPod DJ Service along with Bose sound systems which provide clear, quality coverage of your reception area. Together the two give you a reception with your own personal touch and provide you with great sound and an elegant look. With our iPod DJ service you can choose the very simple affordable do-it-yourself basic service or one of our upgraded services where we can provide an MC to make announcements and play the music from the iPod and/or provide the player and the music.

iPod DJ Systems!
This is our most popular rental. With the use of an iPod, digital music player, or a laptop pre-programmed with your playlists for the party you are in control…Just Press Play!
We hook up your player to our Bose system, add a microphone and simple to use controls for the music and microphone and away you go. Best of all iPod DJ systems start for as little as $190!

Just Press Play Productions...www.justpressplaypro.com or (847) 660-0256

We offer two different types of iPod DJ service.

Basic Service: You provide the iPod, digital music player, or CD player and designate one or more people to press play and pause on your player and turn on the microphone when needed. We will deliver and set-up the Bose PA systems, connect your player and instruct the designated people how to use them (takes 15 minutes). You use the PA systems as long as you need for no additional charge. This service starts at $190 for parties under 150 and for parties larger than 150 it starts at $300. This is the most affordable package.

Basic Service with MC Service: Similar to our Basic service except we supply an emcee to make announcements and operate your player for you so you don’t have to designate someone. This service is just $30 per hour charge for the emcee. Still very affordable and leaves less for you to have to worry about.

Additionally we can even provide the iPod and the music with either package.

iPod & Music Service: You choose the music ahead of time and we create the playlists for you. This service can be added to either the Basic Service or MC Service for only $200.
Wireless Microphones: These are perfect for weddings. They make announcements and toasts easy as you can carry the mic anywhere in the room and turn it on when you need it and turn it off when you are done with just the push of a button. They rent out for $50 for the entire evening.

Light Shows: These add movement and excitement to your dance floor.

The Basic Light Show: Two colored dancing light fixtures on a stand, this rents out for $50.

The Deluxe Light Show: Two colored dancing light fixtures, a strobe light and a mirror ball effect light on one stand, this rents out for $100.

The White Light Show: A Mirrored ball effect light and a strobe light. This is for those who don't want any colored lights on their dance floor and rents out for $50.

The Mirrored Ball effect light rents out for $40 or can be added to any package for an extra $10.


Musicians: If you are having musicians playing for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or even during the reception, we can provide amplification for them as well. We can provide a separate PA, microphones, microphone stands, music stands, mixer with reverb, direct inputs etc. You can have the musician’s call us and we can take care of all their needs. This will save you $100 or more off of their price in many cases.
If you would like to give me a call or email me with additional information I can give you better prices and customize it for your needs.

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We play your music. You provide the music and the players. Or you can request our service to provide your the music and players, but it is still your requests only.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No
What is your usual attire?
Our DJ comes dressed for the event.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Our customers provide the music themselves unless they request our iPod and Music Service then they select all the music they want for their wedding.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have 4 MC's currently.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We have no minumum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, if they would like to go over the details and the music they can request a one hour consultation before the wedding or before booking. There is a charge for this.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
If you provide the player and the music we can have it for your reception. We have worked with many ethnic weddings because of this option.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Whatever you hire us to bring we will bring it. We also provide all cables, table and table cloth if needed at no extra charge.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have several lighting pakcages available. A Basic package with two colored dancing lights a Deluxe lLight Show with an added Strobe and Disco Ball effect Light, or you can just have the Disco Ball Effect light, or add the Disco Ball Effect or the stropbe light only to the Basic Light package etc..
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Usually 1 hour or less but we like to be setup at least 30 minutes before the first people arrive. No table is needed.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
We take up very little space.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do not have any advertisements except for a business card when asked for.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We make the announcements you ask us to make. We will emcee but we will not talk between songs unless asked to.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We let the music motivate the crowd. We will change the music if needed but because the bride and groom have selected the music then they will probably be dancing. If the bride and groom are dancing that will motivate others to the dance floor.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require a meal. If you want to do something for the DJ you can tip him, but a meal is hard to eat when you are working.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
We do not take breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have 4 MC's available and plenty of backup.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Only if there is a lot of time between the two events.
What is your overtime rate?
iPod DJ Basic service has one set rental fee. You get to party as long as you want to. Our MC service has an hourly fee of $25.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel expenses are included in the Set-up and Delivery Fee of $80. This does not include any costs incurred from parking. Parking costs will be added on to the total. Also if the travel is more than 30 miles from our two locations in Chicago and in Elgin then there will be a travel fee. Fee depends on if you are using our MC service or not.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We ask for a $25 Deposit

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Andy, showed up early to set up and did such an amazing job. My husband is a mic hog (love you honey but you are), and Andy did such a good job of letting him take over to make announcements and such. He also plugged in his OWN iPod when we ran out of songs for our money dance (I think it was the longest money dance in history). Nobody even noticed that he had to switch devices, that's a sign of a great MC who's really paying attention to what's going on. Highly recommend Just Press Play Productions! Thanks Jeff!
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Read more...
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Andy, showed up early to set up and did such an amazing job. My husband is a mic hog (love you honey but you are), and Andy did such a good job of letting him take over to make announcements and such. He also plugged in his OWN iPod when we ran out of songs for our money dance (I think it was the longest money dance in history). Nobody even noticed that he had to switch devices, that's a sign of a great MC who's really paying attention to what's going on. Highly recommend Just Press Play Productions! Thanks Jeff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We chose JPP for our wedding July 5. Alan was our MC. It was a fantastic value. For $550 we got speakers set up both inside the reception room plus outside on the attached patio, and Alan was able to use those same speakers to provide our music during the ceremony. We created our playlists on Spotify, met with Alan a couple of weeks before the wedding to go over what we wanted, and he managed the playlists on the day of. He was still able to take requests from guests and we loved that we picked all our songs - the bartender even told us that it was the best music he had heard at a wedding. Our wedding was a cocktail reception immediately following the ceremony, so we had songs for before the ceremony, a playlist for after the ceremony which was mellow music, and then dance songs for later in the evening. We were so pleased with it. He also made announcements, such as our introduction, the cake cutting, the first dance, and when new food items were available for guests. Thank you Alan and Just Press Play!
We chose JPP for our wedding July 5. Alan was our MC. It was a fantastic value. For $550 we got speakers set up both Read more...
We chose JPP for our wedding July 5. Alan was our MC. It was a fantastic value. For $550 we got speakers set up both inside the reception room plus outside on the attached patio, and Alan was able to use those same speakers to provide our music during the ceremony. We created our playlists on Spotify, met with Alan a couple of weeks before the wedding to go over what we wanted, and he managed the playlists on the day of. He was still able to take requests from guests and we loved that we picked all our songs - the bartender even told us that it was the best music he had heard at a wedding. Our wedding was a cocktail reception immediately following the ceremony, so we had songs for before the ceremony, a playlist for after the ceremony which was mellow music, and then dance songs for later in the evening. We were so pleased with it. He also made announcements, such as our introduction, the cake cutting, the first dance, and when new food items were available for guests. Thank you Alan and Just Press Play! Read less
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BRYAN
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Just Press Play Productions upon recommendation of one of our friends, and it turned out to be the biggest difference-maker of our event.

At first, we thought, we only need an iPod with our playlist. So we ordered that. Then we thought, "hey, we could use a wireless microphone for our toasts." So we tacked that on, too. And then we thought, "hey, they offer a DJ to man the music and playlists for the event at a very reasonable price. Why not add that on, too?" And that has made all the difference.

A couple of weeks before the wedding, we came into contact with Jeff Ilardi from JPP Productions. We laid out every important detail about our event, and he took note of every scheduling minutiae.

The two big impacts that Jeff and JPP Productions had was
1) Providing exactly the music we wanted, when we wanted, at the perfect volume
2) Often, during the event, Jeff would essentially become our on-site event coordinator, coming up to me and reminding me that "in one minute, you have your toasts coming up!" or "Did you want to cut your cake right now, as scheduled?" We found out that, during the wedding, it is too easy to lose track of time and timelines, and Jeff was absolutely professional and helpful with keeping everything on track all along the way.

So, if you're considering hiring Just Press Play Productions for your event -- stop wondering and just book them. They will be responsive, prompt, and professional.
We booked Just Press Play Productions upon recommendation of one of our friends, and it turned out to be the biggest Read more...
We booked Just Press Play Productions upon recommendation of one of our friends, and it turned out to be the biggest difference-maker of our event.

At first, we thought, we only need an iPod with our playlist. So we ordered that. Then we thought, "hey, we could use a wireless microphone for our toasts." So we tacked that on, too. And then we thought, "hey, they offer a DJ to man the music and playlists for the event at a very reasonable price. Why not add that on, too?" And that has made all the difference.

A couple of weeks before the wedding, we came into contact with Jeff Ilardi from JPP Productions. We laid out every important detail about our event, and he took note of every scheduling minutiae.

The two big impacts that Jeff and JPP Productions had was
1) Providing exactly the music we wanted, when we wanted, at the perfect volume
2) Often, during the event, Jeff would essentially become our on-site event coordinator, coming up to me and reminding me that "in one minute, you have your toasts coming up!" or "Did you want to cut your cake right now, as scheduled?" We found out that, during the wedding, it is too easy to lose track of time and timelines, and Jeff was absolutely professional and helpful with keeping everything on track all along the way.

So, if you're considering hiring Just Press Play Productions for your event -- stop wondering and just book them. They will be responsive, prompt, and professional. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play Productions is PERFECT for all weddings!
Jeff is very professional and timely in communication. He did a phenomenal job!
You choose and provide all your own music - so you know it will be good. JPPP provides helpful guides on how to organize your playlists and a day-of order of events document, where you indicate how you want things announced/played/etc.
I highly recommend JPPP!
Just Press Play Productions is PERFECT for all weddings!
Jeff is very professional and timely in communication. He Read more...
Just Press Play Productions is PERFECT for all weddings!
Jeff is very professional and timely in communication. He did a phenomenal job!
You choose and provide all your own music - so you know it will be good. JPPP provides helpful guides on how to organize your playlists and a day-of order of events document, where you indicate how you want things announced/played/etc.
I highly recommend JPPP! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Great service. Jeff was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and adapted well to changes in the ceremony and reception.
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Great service. Jeff was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and adapted well to changes in the ceremony and reception. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.8/5.0
Even though music is critical to a wedding and reception we did not have a fortune to book a high priced band or DJ. We were referred to Just Press Play, who provided us with just the right amount of equipment and talent needed at a price that we could afford. From the ceremony to the last dance our guest were treated to a spectacular music.
Even though music is critical to a wedding and reception we did not have a fortune to book a high priced band or DJ. We Read more...
Even though music is critical to a wedding and reception we did not have a fortune to book a high priced band or DJ. We were referred to Just Press Play, who provided us with just the right amount of equipment and talent needed at a price that we could afford. From the ceremony to the last dance our guest were treated to a spectacular music. Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Just Press Play and our DJ, Jeff. We got married at Starved Rock Lodge which is about 60 miles from Chicago. He was willing to travel and very upfront about his services and the pricing. Very professional. He was always super responsive to emails during the planning process which is very helpful. He was also flexible - we left creating our playlists until too close to the wedding and he was very accommodating about adding this service. His compliments about our music selections were definitely appreciated as well!

JPP is absolutely perfect for couples for whom music is very important. It was important to both of us that we be 100% in creative control of the music played at our wedding. We could not find a regular DJ that would accommodate that and we were so glad we found JPP and Jeff! We rented the equipment from JPP and used the MC service as well - it's well worth having a professional behind the playlists. Jeff did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony and reception. The transitions were absolutely perfect. We thought it was great and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. I would hire JPP and Jeff again in a heartbeat. Thank you!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Just Press Play and our DJ, Jeff. We got married at Starved Rock Lodge Read more...
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Just Press Play and our DJ, Jeff. We got married at Starved Rock Lodge which is about 60 miles from Chicago. He was willing to travel and very upfront about his services and the pricing. Very professional. He was always super responsive to emails during the planning process which is very helpful. He was also flexible - we left creating our playlists until too close to the wedding and he was very accommodating about adding this service. His compliments about our music selections were definitely appreciated as well!

JPP is absolutely perfect for couples for whom music is very important. It was important to both of us that we be 100% in creative control of the music played at our wedding. We could not find a regular DJ that would accommodate that and we were so glad we found JPP and Jeff! We rented the equipment from JPP and used the MC service as well - it's well worth having a professional behind the playlists. Jeff did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony and reception. The transitions were absolutely perfect. We thought it was great and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. I would hire JPP and Jeff again in a heartbeat. Thank you! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved Just Press Play and Alan our DJ. It was so easy to contact them for information and their responses were always prompt. The value is great and they do such a great job. It was daunting coming up with all of the music for the playlists but their website is very helpful in giving song suggestions, tips and advice on putting together the playlists. Alan did a great job at the wedding, pronounced everyone's names correctly (some were difficult) and made sure my guests were having a good time.
Loved Just Press Play and Alan our DJ. It was so easy to contact them for information and their responses were always Read more...
Loved Just Press Play and Alan our DJ. It was so easy to contact them for information and their responses were always prompt. The value is great and they do such a great job. It was daunting coming up with all of the music for the playlists but their website is very helpful in giving song suggestions, tips and advice on putting together the playlists. Alan did a great job at the wedding, pronounced everyone's names correctly (some were difficult) and made sure my guests were having a good time. Read less
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Amy A.
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I could go on for days about how great it was to work with Just Press Play. Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He answered every email quickly and was always there when I had a question (and I had a lot of them!) I could not believe that I would be able to find such an affordable DJ service. Alan was our MC and he was phenomenal. He was professional, friendly, and so much fun to have at our wedding. Nobody would have ever guessed the playlists came from our own Macbook! The ceremony was beautiful, and my reception was a total dance party, which is exactly what I wanted. I cannot thank JPP enough for all of their help!
I could go on for days about how great it was to work with Just Press Play. Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He answered Read more...
I could go on for days about how great it was to work with Just Press Play. Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He answered every email quickly and was always there when I had a question (and I had a lot of them!) I could not believe that I would be able to find such an affordable DJ service. Alan was our MC and he was phenomenal. He was professional, friendly, and so much fun to have at our wedding. Nobody would have ever guessed the playlists came from our own Macbook! The ceremony was beautiful, and my reception was a total dance party, which is exactly what I wanted. I cannot thank JPP enough for all of their help! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/8/2013
4.8/5.0
I used Just Press Play Productions for my Hawaii wedding in August 2013. The venue we chose did not allow a DJ so our next best option was to supply our own music via iPod/iPad/laptop and use Just Press Play Production's Bose Sound System. It sounded great and our guests couldn't believe the quality of sound coming from the tiny Bose speaker. My only complaint was that the MC's voice was extremely quiet and at times, difficult to hear. We got off to a rocky start with the music and I'm not quite sure if the MC didn't know to operate my MacBook or the Spotify interface. Either way, after a few playlists, the MC seemed to get the kinks worked out and everything was smooth afterwards.
I used Just Press Play Productions for my Hawaii wedding in August 2013. The venue we chose did not allow a DJ so our next Read more...
I used Just Press Play Productions for my Hawaii wedding in August 2013. The venue we chose did not allow a DJ so our next best option was to supply our own music via iPod/iPad/laptop and use Just Press Play Production's Bose Sound System. It sounded great and our guests couldn't believe the quality of sound coming from the tiny Bose speaker. My only complaint was that the MC's voice was extremely quiet and at times, difficult to hear. We got off to a rocky start with the music and I'm not quite sure if the MC didn't know to operate my MacBook or the Spotify interface. Either way, after a few playlists, the MC seemed to get the kinks worked out and everything was smooth afterwards. Read less
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Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jackie! Yes, Spotify is not something we are pros at yet. iTunes is the one we get from most of our customers and the one we are most familiar with. Spotify is becoming more and more popular and so our MC's are stating to become more familiar with this and I am sure in a year we will all be as familiar with Spotify as we are with iTunes.
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Rick
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Jeff was our favorite vendor at our wedding. He was responsive though email and on the phone, very professional, and he really knows his stuff. He set up speakers in multiple locations: ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and outside the dinner area. They used two sets, and moved them from location to location. This helped us save money, and worked great.

He also worked with our officiant and one of our musicians to make sure everything sounded okay. He even went out of his way to help record the ceremony and make everything perfect. Highly recommended if you want to do your own music. It's best to have someone there to manage things so you can enjoy your own wedding.
Jeff was our favorite vendor at our wedding. He was responsive though email and on the phone, very professional, and he Read more...
Jeff was our favorite vendor at our wedding. He was responsive though email and on the phone, very professional, and he really knows his stuff. He set up speakers in multiple locations: ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and outside the dinner area. They used two sets, and moved them from location to location. This helped us save money, and worked great.

He also worked with our officiant and one of our musicians to make sure everything sounded okay. He even went out of his way to help record the ceremony and make everything perfect. Highly recommended if you want to do your own music. It's best to have someone there to manage things so you can enjoy your own wedding. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
This was exactly the type of music service we were looking for for our wedding. And, even when our MC had to back out the day before the wedding because of a family illness, Just Press Play was able to step up and provide us with that service so that we could avoid being stressed out.
This was exactly the type of music service we were looking for for our wedding. And, even when our MC had to back out the Read more...
This was exactly the type of music service we were looking for for our wedding. And, even when our MC had to back out the day before the wedding because of a family illness, Just Press Play was able to step up and provide us with that service so that we could avoid being stressed out. Read less
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dan
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Very professional. Jeff, who I believe owns the business, was exactly on time and found me (the groom, and the one setting most things up) right away. We went over the list that we had sent in a few weeks before. He was great with reminding my wife and me a few minutes before events during the reception. The equipment was top notch and his ability to seamlessly take requests from my friends and family off their smart phones was just too well done to believe.

This type of business is perfect for any wedding, event for anyone who is sick of the old fashion, boring, hear at every wedding type of DJ. You are able to set up your own music and playlist, and can trust Jeff to read the room and have the music playing seamlessly all night.

Would highly recommend this service to anyone, but especially to anyone trying to fit great music into a tight budget.
Very professional. Jeff, who I believe owns the business, was exactly on time and found me (the groom, and the one setting Read more...
Very professional. Jeff, who I believe owns the business, was exactly on time and found me (the groom, and the one setting most things up) right away. We went over the list that we had sent in a few weeks before. He was great with reminding my wife and me a few minutes before events during the reception. The equipment was top notch and his ability to seamlessly take requests from my friends and family off their smart phones was just too well done to believe.

This type of business is perfect for any wedding, event for anyone who is sick of the old fashion, boring, hear at every wedding type of DJ. You are able to set up your own music and playlist, and can trust Jeff to read the room and have the music playing seamlessly all night.

Would highly recommend this service to anyone, but especially to anyone trying to fit great music into a tight budget. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
3/9/2013
4.8/5.0
Just Press Play provided just what we wanted for our wedding. We wanted music, but weren't having dancing, so decided against the expense of a DJ. Just Press Play took music that we chose and combined it with some of their selections to provide a beautiful soundtrack for our evening. Jeff worked hard to create an interesting playlist and went out of his way to add certain songs that were hard to find.
Just Press Play provided just what we wanted for our wedding. We wanted music, but weren't having dancing, so decided Read more...
Just Press Play provided just what we wanted for our wedding. We wanted music, but weren't having dancing, so decided against the expense of a DJ. Just Press Play took music that we chose and combined it with some of their selections to provide a beautiful soundtrack for our evening. Jeff worked hard to create an interesting playlist and went out of his way to add certain songs that were hard to find. Read less
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Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

Thank you Heidi. This was a fun night, even though there was not dancing. Heidi chose our iPod and Music Service instead of putting together the music herself and she gives me credit but she inspired me with some of her song selections to go and find some additional songs to fit a desert themed playlist. It was a lot of fun, and FYI I have saved it for anyone else who is interested.
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play – Jeff Llardi

From the 1st e-mail to the final thank you card we received from Just Press Play I can’t even begin to tell you how happy we were with their customer service. Jeff replied to my e-mails with helpful information and in a timely manner.

Just Press Play is a great way to make your wedding music very personal since you make all of the music selections yourself. I really liked that aspect of this business because who knows your wedding guests better than the people planning the event. That being said, Jeff was able to play the songs that got people on the dance floor and kept them there all night long (seriously our dance floor was packed the entire night). I can’t tell you how many people said “Your wedding was the best wedding ever” and I know that had a lot to do with Just Press Play (Jeff).

I would recommend this company to anyone looking for DJ services. They provided great customer service, created the ultimate dance party atmosphere, and were even affordable. To me that is the trifecta!
Just Press Play – Jeff Llardi

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Just Press Play – Jeff Llardi

From the 1st e-mail to the final thank you card we received from Just Press Play I can’t even begin to tell you how happy we were with their customer service. Jeff replied to my e-mails with helpful information and in a timely manner.

Just Press Play is a great way to make your wedding music very personal since you make all of the music selections yourself. I really liked that aspect of this business because who knows your wedding guests better than the people planning the event. That being said, Jeff was able to play the songs that got people on the dance floor and kept them there all night long (seriously our dance floor was packed the entire night). I can’t tell you how many people said “Your wedding was the best wedding ever” and I know that had a lot to do with Just Press Play (Jeff).

I would recommend this company to anyone looking for DJ services. They provided great customer service, created the ultimate dance party atmosphere, and were even affordable. To me that is the trifecta! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Just Press Play for a wedding ceremony and reception, especially if you want some control over the music at your wedding.

Jeff provided us with plenty of info to help us prepare for the big day. We followed his tips (plenty of songs and playlists, music people want to dance to, clear written instructions, etc.) and everything went off perfectly. We went with the option of having him mix our playlists as he saw fit, and as evidenced by my wedding pictures, the dance floor was always packed. Hell, there was a soul train line AND a dance-off.

Please, use their MC service. my friends were happy they didn't have to man the ipod all night long, and the MC is a professional.

Thank you, Jeff! You were perfect!
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I would highly recommend Just Press Play for a wedding ceremony and reception, especially if you want some control over the music at your wedding.

Jeff provided us with plenty of info to help us prepare for the big day. We followed his tips (plenty of songs and playlists, music people want to dance to, clear written instructions, etc.) and everything went off perfectly. We went with the option of having him mix our playlists as he saw fit, and as evidenced by my wedding pictures, the dance floor was always packed. Hell, there was a soul train line AND a dance-off.

Please, use their MC service. my friends were happy they didn't have to man the ipod all night long, and the MC is a professional.

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Jamie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play Productions went above and beyond our expectations. We were blown away by the professionalism and responsiveness of our DJ/MC. I would hire them for any party I was planning.
Just Press Play Productions went above and beyond our expectations. We were blown away by the professionalism and Read more...
Just Press Play Productions went above and beyond our expectations. We were blown away by the professionalism and responsiveness of our DJ/MC. I would hire them for any party I was planning. Read less
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Hollyn
Wedding:
9/23/2012
4.7/5.0
This is GREAT if you're trying to save money on music! I think it works best if you can have a friend man the laptop (oh and have back ups!) or are ok with just having a playlist play (as opposed to adjusting with the crowd). We had a friend help for the 1st part and because we had a casual party vibe, I kind of adjusting the music as we went along. Also be sure you know your guests and that you have some sense of music sequencing (I am a major music junkie and have 16G+s of music). I loved this service and am so glad I used it!
The speakers are nice and loud and work very well! They arrived in plenty of time and the company is very reliable.
This is GREAT if you're trying to save money on music! I think it works best if you can have a friend man the laptop (oh Read more...
This is GREAT if you're trying to save money on music! I think it works best if you can have a friend man the laptop (oh and have back ups!) or are ok with just having a playlist play (as opposed to adjusting with the crowd). We had a friend help for the 1st part and because we had a casual party vibe, I kind of adjusting the music as we went along. Also be sure you know your guests and that you have some sense of music sequencing (I am a major music junkie and have 16G+s of music). I loved this service and am so glad I used it!
The speakers are nice and loud and work very well! They arrived in plenty of time and the company is very reliable. Read less
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Cortney
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
As soon as I found Just Press Play, I knew it was perfect for us and we booked right away. Jeff was very prompt in responding to my inquiry, and all of the info and pricing was laid out so clearly. We were trying to save as much money as possible, so we went with a basic sound system and one light for the dance floor. Jeff was familiar with our venue and recommended a second speaker for the loft area, which made sense.

The cost of using one of their DJ's seemed very reasonable, but we decided to just ask one of our friends to man the laptop and the playlists we lad out ourselves.

The equipment arrived on time, George gave our DJ a tutorial on how to use it, and the sound was great. Everything was then picked up on time as well. We were very happy with the service and the value! I would definitely recommend this company to friends.
As soon as I found Just Press Play, I knew it was perfect for us and we booked right away. Jeff was very prompt in Read more...
As soon as I found Just Press Play, I knew it was perfect for us and we booked right away. Jeff was very prompt in responding to my inquiry, and all of the info and pricing was laid out so clearly. We were trying to save as much money as possible, so we went with a basic sound system and one light for the dance floor. Jeff was familiar with our venue and recommended a second speaker for the loft area, which made sense.

The cost of using one of their DJ's seemed very reasonable, but we decided to just ask one of our friends to man the laptop and the playlists we lad out ourselves.

The equipment arrived on time, George gave our DJ a tutorial on how to use it, and the sound was great. Everything was then picked up on time as well. We were very happy with the service and the value! I would definitely recommend this company to friends. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play was a great option for us. Know ahead of time that the reason you get such a great value is that you pick out your music yourself, which we thought was wonderful! It was a very fun process for us to pick all the songs, and they provide some great tools to help you do it! We loved our music knowing we picked every song and the dance floor was full the whole time! Highly recommended!!
Just Press Play was a great option for us. Know ahead of time that the reason you get such a great value is that you pick Read more...
Just Press Play was a great option for us. Know ahead of time that the reason you get such a great value is that you pick out your music yourself, which we thought was wonderful! It was a very fun process for us to pick all the songs, and they provide some great tools to help you do it! We loved our music knowing we picked every song and the dance floor was full the whole time! Highly recommended!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Just Press Play because we wanted the flexibility of choosing our own dance music (no jock jams!) but the reliability of having someone with 30+ years experience DJ-ing. For those reasons, we chose "Just Press Play" and we were completely satisfied! In addition to providing the iPod DJ hook up service, we elected to order some extras: an extra Bose sound tower, a wireless microphone, and MC service. I'm so glad we did. Although our banquet room wasn't huge, it was comfortably full with guests so in my opinion, the extra tower was needed. The wireless mic was very handy for speeches. Jeff served as our MC and was the consummate professional - he knew when to seek out instruction (ex: when to begin playing the first dance song) and when to just "go with it" (he had a 6th sense for the energy level on our dance for and played fast/slow songs accordingly.)

Consensus: Jeff at Just Press Play was one of the most professional vendors I worked with in planning my wedding. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat.
We chose Just Press Play because we wanted the flexibility of choosing our own dance music (no jock jams!) but the Read more...
We chose Just Press Play because we wanted the flexibility of choosing our own dance music (no jock jams!) but the reliability of having someone with 30+ years experience DJ-ing. For those reasons, we chose "Just Press Play" and we were completely satisfied! In addition to providing the iPod DJ hook up service, we elected to order some extras: an extra Bose sound tower, a wireless microphone, and MC service. I'm so glad we did. Although our banquet room wasn't huge, it was comfortably full with guests so in my opinion, the extra tower was needed. The wireless mic was very handy for speeches. Jeff served as our MC and was the consummate professional - he knew when to seek out instruction (ex: when to begin playing the first dance song) and when to just "go with it" (he had a 6th sense for the energy level on our dance for and played fast/slow songs accordingly.)

Consensus: Jeff at Just Press Play was one of the most professional vendors I worked with in planning my wedding. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Great price, fair policies, excellent service. I don't know why there aren't more companies providing this type of service in an age where everyone has their own digital library of music and DJ chatter has become simply intolerable.

I'm thrilled that we were able to work with Just Press Play for our wedding. Jeff, the owner, is wonderful. I swear he responded within half an hour to every email I sent. He was clear about our responsibilities and provided useful tips for creating our playlists. The day of our event, he was punctual (actually, I think he was early!), friendly, and efficient. I'll be honest. I miss him.

Just Press Play is a diamond among the wedding industry rough.
Great price, fair policies, excellent service. I don't know why there aren't more companies providing this type of service Read more...
Great price, fair policies, excellent service. I don't know why there aren't more companies providing this type of service in an age where everyone has their own digital library of music and DJ chatter has become simply intolerable.

I'm thrilled that we were able to work with Just Press Play for our wedding. Jeff, the owner, is wonderful. I swear he responded within half an hour to every email I sent. He was clear about our responsibilities and provided useful tips for creating our playlists. The day of our event, he was punctual (actually, I think he was early!), friendly, and efficient. I'll be honest. I miss him.

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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Using Just Press Play was the best decision we made, as you get to pick all of your songs! We also opted to have lights, the MC (we had Jeff, he was great!), and gave him authority to shuffle the dance songs, which turned out to be great! We had so many compliments on our music and couldn't be happier. The MC option costs a little more, but is totally with it, as they do all the announcements for you. Jeff was awesome and so nice, every time I asked a question. I would highly recommend them, to everyone, especially people that have a lot of songs they want to play. They are extremely reasonably priced, about 1/3 of most DJs I got a quote from. Also, on the rsvp card, we put a line for a song request, and tried to put a good amount on the playlist-people get really excited when their song comes on!
Using Just Press Play was the best decision we made, as you get to pick all of your songs! We also opted to have lights, Read more...
Using Just Press Play was the best decision we made, as you get to pick all of your songs! We also opted to have lights, the MC (we had Jeff, he was great!), and gave him authority to shuffle the dance songs, which turned out to be great! We had so many compliments on our music and couldn't be happier. The MC option costs a little more, but is totally with it, as they do all the announcements for you. Jeff was awesome and so nice, every time I asked a question. I would highly recommend them, to everyone, especially people that have a lot of songs they want to play. They are extremely reasonably priced, about 1/3 of most DJs I got a quote from. Also, on the rsvp card, we put a line for a song request, and tried to put a good amount on the playlist-people get really excited when their song comes on! Read less
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Tasiah
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play DJ'd our recent wedding. They were awesome! The MC Robert did a fantastic job! He was friendly and so easy to work with! He did a wonderful job of playing music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! He also did a great job of fading out the music at just the right time for the ceremony.

Jeff, the owner, was very easy to work with and quickly responded to all my emails and thoroughly answered all my questions. He also had great advice regarding how to make the playlists. He was also knowledgeable with what equipment I would need for the space and the number of guests. The music sounded great and the DJ was awesome...all at an affordable rate! I would highly recommend Just Press Play for any wedding or party!
Just Press Play DJ'd our recent wedding. They were awesome! The MC Robert did a fantastic job! He was friendly and so easy Read more...
Just Press Play DJ'd our recent wedding. They were awesome! The MC Robert did a fantastic job! He was friendly and so easy to work with! He did a wonderful job of playing music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! He also did a great job of fading out the music at just the right time for the ceremony.

Jeff, the owner, was very easy to work with and quickly responded to all my emails and thoroughly answered all my questions. He also had great advice regarding how to make the playlists. He was also knowledgeable with what equipment I would need for the space and the number of guests. The music sounded great and the DJ was awesome...all at an affordable rate! I would highly recommend Just Press Play for any wedding or party! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/16/2011
4.4/5.0
Jeff was great. He was extremely affordable and gave me advice that helped me craft my playlists for the event. He supplied a mic for the ceremony even though we had not discussed it beforehand. Even though we selected and provided all the music, he still adjusted to the needs of the event.
The only criticism I have is that we hired him to MC and gave him a detailed timeline, but he still waited for us to come and tell him it was time to do things like the first dance. I wasn't expecting to have to watch the clock during my wedding and then go ask him to stay on schedule. I had assumed he would keep things running to schedule on his own.
He was also reluctant to meet with us for a consultation before booking, which was a little strange. We went with him anyway, based on budget and email contact, but I did worry a bit about not meeting him beforehand. It all turned out great, though.
Jeff was great. He was extremely affordable and gave me advice that helped me craft my playlists for the event. He Read more...
Jeff was great. He was extremely affordable and gave me advice that helped me craft my playlists for the event. He supplied a mic for the ceremony even though we had not discussed it beforehand. Even though we selected and provided all the music, he still adjusted to the needs of the event.
The only criticism I have is that we hired him to MC and gave him a detailed timeline, but he still waited for us to come and tell him it was time to do things like the first dance. I wasn't expecting to have to watch the clock during my wedding and then go ask him to stay on schedule. I had assumed he would keep things running to schedule on his own.
He was also reluctant to meet with us for a consultation before booking, which was a little strange. We went with him anyway, based on budget and email contact, but I did worry a bit about not meeting him beforehand. It all turned out great, though. Read less
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Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

Yes, at Just Press Play Productions, everything is priced individually. If you want to meet with us in advance, you can, there is just an extra charge for that. This is how we keep the prices affordable. You pay for what you want.

We also make the event about you and your schedule. We do not just start the First Dance if you are not ready, if you are still having conversations with your guests. It would be awkward for us to start the First Dance if you are not ready for it. We never start something without your approval. And we always ask if you are ready before we start anything.
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ljmarsh
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Great value and we got to pick all the music that we wanted for our wedding. Jeff was so helpful in planning and was always available to answer any questions. Our DJ was great for our wedding. He was so accommodating and did everything we asked him to.
Excellent! Great value and we got to pick all the music that we wanted for our wedding. Jeff was so helpful in planning Read more...
Excellent! Great value and we got to pick all the music that we wanted for our wedding. Jeff was so helpful in planning and was always available to answer any questions. Our DJ was great for our wedding. He was so accommodating and did everything we asked him to. Read less
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jbsk833
Wedding:
7/3/2011
4.4/5.0
Our MC and DJ for the night was great! He was a big hit and even brought in some of his own music and played it for our guests. The only issue we had was that he started our first dance music before our guests were in the room (but I think this issue was more due to the layout of our venue, but he didn't adapt as well, but again not totally his fault). We had a great time! Thank you!
Our MC and DJ for the night was great! He was a big hit and even brought in some of his own music and played it for our Read more...
Our MC and DJ for the night was great! He was a big hit and even brought in some of his own music and played it for our guests. The only issue we had was that he started our first dance music before our guests were in the room (but I think this issue was more due to the layout of our venue, but he didn't adapt as well, but again not totally his fault). We had a great time! Thank you! Read less
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JuneBride
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play was the answer to our wedding DJ prayers! We got to pick our music, and the DJ took care of the set up and equipment. Jeff answered emails at the speed of light before the wedding. The day of Karl took care of us well and all our ceremony and reception music cues went perfectly. He got 1/2 instruction from the groom on what we wanted and it all came together. It's a great way to save money and get the music YOU want at your wedding.
Just Press Play was the answer to our wedding DJ prayers! We got to pick our music, and the DJ took care of the set up and Read more...
Just Press Play was the answer to our wedding DJ prayers! We got to pick our music, and the DJ took care of the set up and equipment. Jeff answered emails at the speed of light before the wedding. The day of Karl took care of us well and all our ceremony and reception music cues went perfectly. He got 1/2 instruction from the groom on what we wanted and it all came together. It's a great way to save money and get the music YOU want at your wedding. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
JPP was by far the easiest of my vendors to works with. The pricing was reasonable, they responded promptly to all my inquiries, and delivered exactly as promised. I was worried that having an Ipod wedding would be a disaster... I've seen it go bad at other weddings. But with a professional sound system, light system and microphone, we had all the benefits of a DJ without the generic music or cheesy ad-libbing. We had a friend make the announcements for the bridal party entrance and first dance, and I announced the cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss myself! The dance floor was full all night, and we got to hear the indie music that we love. It was super fun and I would recommend a Just Press Play Ipod wedding to anyone who's planning a wedding!!!
JPP was by far the easiest of my vendors to works with. The pricing was reasonable, they responded promptly to all my Read more...
JPP was by far the easiest of my vendors to works with. The pricing was reasonable, they responded promptly to all my inquiries, and delivered exactly as promised. I was worried that having an Ipod wedding would be a disaster... I've seen it go bad at other weddings. But with a professional sound system, light system and microphone, we had all the benefits of a DJ without the generic music or cheesy ad-libbing. We had a friend make the announcements for the bridal party entrance and first dance, and I announced the cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss myself! The dance floor was full all night, and we got to hear the indie music that we love. It was super fun and I would recommend a Just Press Play Ipod wedding to anyone who's planning a wedding!!! Read less
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turtlegrl86
Wedding:
6/24/2011
4.4/5.0
Jeff was great coordinating and planning with. He was our original dj for the the night, but something came up last minute (personal) and he was not able to mc our reception. Karl was took his place and did well. I was slightly disappointed because many of our songs we had picked to play that night were never played. Over all it was good service for the price we paid.
Jeff was great coordinating and planning with. He was our original dj for the the night, but something came up last minute Read more...
Jeff was great coordinating and planning with. He was our original dj for the the night, but something came up last minute (personal) and he was not able to mc our reception. Karl was took his place and did well. I was slightly disappointed because many of our songs we had picked to play that night were never played. Over all it was good service for the price we paid. Read less
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Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

This is a common critique. If you tell us to skip around as we feel appropriate through your playlist, we will do just that. If you want songs played, you just need to tell us these songs must be played. Every couple is asked ahead of time how they want us to handle the music. We follow those instructions.
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Adriana
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We rented their speakers and lighting system. They were on time and everything they promised! :) I would use this service again.
We rented their speakers and lighting system. They were on time and everything they promised! :) I would use this service Read more...
We rented their speakers and lighting system. They were on time and everything they promised! :) I would use this service again. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.9/5.0
Jeff was our "ipod dj" for our wedding reception at the Grove. He did a fantastic job with everything. My husband is a music fanatic and spent many hours coming up with playlists in the months prior to our wedding. Jeff's music & reception expertise helped us finalize these lists. At our reception, he was extremely professional and did a great job getting our guests on the dance floor! The cost of his services are just as good; you definitely get good value for your money. I highly recommend "Just Press Play".
Jeff was our "ipod dj" for our wedding reception at the Grove. He did a fantastic job with everything. My husband is a Read more...
Jeff was our "ipod dj" for our wedding reception at the Grove. He did a fantastic job with everything. My husband is a music fanatic and spent many hours coming up with playlists in the months prior to our wedding. Jeff's music & reception expertise helped us finalize these lists. At our reception, he was extremely professional and did a great job getting our guests on the dance floor! The cost of his services are just as good; you definitely get good value for your money. I highly recommend "Just Press Play". Read less
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klclifford
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Jeff was amazing!
We by far, had the BEST wedding dance party because the flexibility of our sweet playlist. He picked songs for the mood and was open to suggestions and superior editing skills.

We had a blast and could NOT have done it without him!
A MUST for the music lovers!
Jeff was amazing!
We by far, had the BEST wedding dance party because the flexibility of our sweet playlist. He Read more...
Jeff was amazing!
We by far, had the BEST wedding dance party because the flexibility of our sweet playlist. He picked songs for the mood and was open to suggestions and superior editing skills.

We had a blast and could NOT have done it without him!
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pixitrix
Wedding:
8/6/2010
4.2/5.0
Just Press Play did the ceremony music as well as my reception music. Karl was our DJ and did a great job. We decided to get a DJ, as we did not want to worry about messing around with the music all night. We picked out the music and Karl played them to order. As the night went on (and the party got a little louder) he did insert some of his own choices and some requests, which was just fine. He definitely knew how to keep the party going and did a great job. He was not over the top, but was funny and professional as well. The sound was fantastic and their dirt cheap light stands lit up the room. Mic worked great as well. If you are a picky musical person, choose Just Press Play and actually get to listen to some good music on your wedding day.
Just Press Play did the ceremony music as well as my reception music. Karl was our DJ and did a great job. We decided to Read more...
Just Press Play did the ceremony music as well as my reception music. Karl was our DJ and did a great job. We decided to get a DJ, as we did not want to worry about messing around with the music all night. We picked out the music and Karl played them to order. As the night went on (and the party got a little louder) he did insert some of his own choices and some requests, which was just fine. He definitely knew how to keep the party going and did a great job. He was not over the top, but was funny and professional as well. The sound was fantastic and their dirt cheap light stands lit up the room. Mic worked great as well. If you are a picky musical person, choose Just Press Play and actually get to listen to some good music on your wedding day. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.9/5.0
We had Just Press Play Productions play music for our ceremony and reception. It was great because they played our music from my iPod. He made announcements when we asked him too. They did a great job!
We had Just Press Play Productions play music for our ceremony and reception. It was great because they played our music Read more...
We had Just Press Play Productions play music for our ceremony and reception. It was great because they played our music from my iPod. He made announcements when we asked him too. They did a great job! Read less
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nanmcv
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Jeff was super-friendly, professional and perfect for our needs. We originally hired him simply to provide a sound system for our ipod playlists--he sets up a great system at really reasonable rates. As the day grew nearer, we decided to save our sanity and hire him to man the ipods as well. He was great at this--very helpful and friendly, with lots of advice whenever we talked with him. On the day-of, he was prompt, professional and very flexible when we started switching things up in the schedule. We were very happy we went with Jeff's services and highly recommend him to anyone else thinking of going the ipod route for their wedding.
Jeff was super-friendly, professional and perfect for our needs. We originally hired him simply to provide a sound system Read more...
Jeff was super-friendly, professional and perfect for our needs. We originally hired him simply to provide a sound system for our ipod playlists--he sets up a great system at really reasonable rates. As the day grew nearer, we decided to save our sanity and hire him to man the ipods as well. He was great at this--very helpful and friendly, with lots of advice whenever we talked with him. On the day-of, he was prompt, professional and very flexible when we started switching things up in the schedule. We were very happy we went with Jeff's services and highly recommend him to anyone else thinking of going the ipod route for their wedding. Read less
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Lucy
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Jeff was great- I was the problem! In the craziness of the last days before the wedding, I had all the playlists organized, but I dropped the ball on getting the printed/emailed copies of the playlists and the overall sequence of events together for Jeff to see before the wedding, and then there was a delay in getting the laptop with all the music to him on the day of the wedding. Jeff did a great job of winging it through the ceremony music, the introductions, all the dances- it was completely seamless and I don't think the guests ever knew the difference. If he did that well under pressure, I am sure he does a great job with a more organized bride! Learn from my mistake and get him the info ahead of time!
Jeff was great- I was the problem! In the craziness of the last days before the wedding, I had all the playlists Read more...
Jeff was great- I was the problem! In the craziness of the last days before the wedding, I had all the playlists organized, but I dropped the ball on getting the printed/emailed copies of the playlists and the overall sequence of events together for Jeff to see before the wedding, and then there was a delay in getting the laptop with all the music to him on the day of the wedding. Jeff did a great job of winging it through the ceremony music, the introductions, all the dances- it was completely seamless and I don't think the guests ever knew the difference. If he did that well under pressure, I am sure he does a great job with a more organized bride! Learn from my mistake and get him the info ahead of time! Read less
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ennabre
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Jeff was awesome to work with! We were so happy we found him- he provided such a great service! He took my play list and went with it and mixed it perfectly and I am still hearing how awesome the music was at our wedding reception and how much of a fun party atmosphere our reception was. We paid the little extra for his DJ service and it was a great value for the money. He did great and just blended in the background, just what we wanted...a non-intrusive, non-overbearing DJ. We've seen some obnoxious ones but I would recommend Jeff to anyone anytime- he provides an awesome service and was extremely accommodating to our needs and requests. My only regret was that I think we forgot to tell him that his meal was paid for but he was too polite to say anything- I wish we would have fed him!!
Jeff was awesome to work with! We were so happy we found him- he provided such a great service! He took my play list and Read more...
Jeff was awesome to work with! We were so happy we found him- he provided such a great service! He took my play list and went with it and mixed it perfectly and I am still hearing how awesome the music was at our wedding reception and how much of a fun party atmosphere our reception was. We paid the little extra for his DJ service and it was a great value for the money. He did great and just blended in the background, just what we wanted...a non-intrusive, non-overbearing DJ. We've seen some obnoxious ones but I would recommend Jeff to anyone anytime- he provides an awesome service and was extremely accommodating to our needs and requests. My only regret was that I think we forgot to tell him that his meal was paid for but he was too polite to say anything- I wish we would have fed him!! Read less
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Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

We are usually working during dinner so paying for a meal is not necessary. We recomend just adding what you would have paid for the meal to the tip. :)
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jci
Wedding:
8/10/2009
3.6/5.0
Even though they are based in Illinois, they have an office in Oahu. I got married in Oahu in the summer of 2009 (outdoor wedding & reception), and used their services to use my ipod instead of hiring a DJ. You can't really beat the price for what you get; and we opted to pay extra to have someone man the ipod for an hour or so (to cue the music for our wedding ceremony (processional/recessional) and to set up for the reception). Unfortunately, the guy messed up our recessional cue, but honestly, for how cheap it was, I can't really complain; especially, since they come to your site, set up the equipment, and take it away. Would recommend them if you are on a major budget and are picky about what music gets played.
Even though they are based in Illinois, they have an office in Oahu. I got married in Oahu in the summer of 2009 (outdoor Read more...
Even though they are based in Illinois, they have an office in Oahu. I got married in Oahu in the summer of 2009 (outdoor wedding & reception), and used their services to use my ipod instead of hiring a DJ. You can't really beat the price for what you get; and we opted to pay extra to have someone man the ipod for an hour or so (to cue the music for our wedding ceremony (processional/recessional) and to set up for the reception). Unfortunately, the guy messed up our recessional cue, but honestly, for how cheap it was, I can't really complain; especially, since they come to your site, set up the equipment, and take it away. Would recommend them if you are on a major budget and are picky about what music gets played. Read less
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Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

Note: Customer provided only CD's for us to work with. Using CD's makes it tough for us to navigate and cue up. All the music for the ceremony was on one CD, but a CD player does not move from one track to the next as quickly as a MP3 player.
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JessCobb
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Jeff from Just Press Play Productions. He was so easy to work with, so helpful with suggestions and very flexible with our schedule. The day of the event he was on time, all set up and constantly looking out for us. We chose to have the system and create our own playlists. He did such a great job with transitioning the music from one part of the night to the next and also with annoucing our bridal party. I would HIGHLY suggest his services. He is fantastic!
I cannot say enough about Jeff from Just Press Play Productions. He was so easy to work with, so helpful with suggestions Read more...
I cannot say enough about Jeff from Just Press Play Productions. He was so easy to work with, so helpful with suggestions and very flexible with our schedule. The day of the event he was on time, all set up and constantly looking out for us. We chose to have the system and create our own playlists. He did such a great job with transitioning the music from one part of the night to the next and also with annoucing our bridal party. I would HIGHLY suggest his services. He is fantastic! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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stephieswimswimsmc
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Jeff was a joy to work with because he is full of ideas in a non-pushy way. Whenever you ask him a question, he reiterates that it is "up to you but here are some suggestions." He is very responsive to emails and meets with you in person. He is incredibly flexible and just a great guy. Out of all of our vendors, he was the best to work with and he was HONEST which is not always the case in this industry. Everyone loved the music at our wedding and said it was the best they had ever heard. We got that compliment from several guests for half the price of a regular DJ...because of Jeff! His voice is perfect for emceeing and he kept our whole wedding on schedule even before the big day by helping us create a timeline! I plan on my marriage lasting forever, but if we ever have an event where we need a DJ I'm definitely giving Jeff a call. Why pay a guy to yell out to your crowd to do the YMCA or have your grandparents dance to rap songs? Give your list to Jeff instead and have a reception that everyone enjoys!! Thanks so much Jeff!!
Jeff was a joy to work with because he is full of ideas in a non-pushy way. Whenever you ask him a question, he reiterates Read more...
Jeff was a joy to work with because he is full of ideas in a non-pushy way. Whenever you ask him a question, he reiterates that it is "up to you but here are some suggestions." He is very responsive to emails and meets with you in person. He is incredibly flexible and just a great guy. Out of all of our vendors, he was the best to work with and he was HONEST which is not always the case in this industry. Everyone loved the music at our wedding and said it was the best they had ever heard. We got that compliment from several guests for half the price of a regular DJ...because of Jeff! His voice is perfect for emceeing and he kept our whole wedding on schedule even before the big day by helping us create a timeline! I plan on my marriage lasting forever, but if we ever have an event where we need a DJ I'm definitely giving Jeff a call. Why pay a guy to yell out to your crowd to do the YMCA or have your grandparents dance to rap songs? Give your list to Jeff instead and have a reception that everyone enjoys!! Thanks so much Jeff!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Pablo
Wedding:
9/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play Productions was a life saver for our wedding reception. If you dont want the whole DJ/MC thing at your wedding, you MUST give Jeff a call at JPPP. His prices and service were outstanding. Quick set up, GREAT sound, and VERY cost effective. He does it all for you, even can provide you with light shows and Mic's. you cant go wrong with Just Press Play Producations. 5 Star quality and service at 2 star prices.
Just Press Play Productions was a life saver for our wedding reception. If you dont want the whole DJ/MC thing at your Read more...
Just Press Play Productions was a life saver for our wedding reception. If you dont want the whole DJ/MC thing at your wedding, you MUST give Jeff a call at JPPP. His prices and service were outstanding. Quick set up, GREAT sound, and VERY cost effective. He does it all for you, even can provide you with light shows and Mic's. you cant go wrong with Just Press Play Producations. 5 Star quality and service at 2 star prices. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Just Press Play was AMAZING! I cannot express what a economical yet wonderful choice this is for your reception music. Jeff was absolutely incredible. He assisted with everything - from song selection, to coordination, to even ceremony amplification at the last minute. Words cannot express how satisfied we were with Just Press Play for our wedding music. Highly, highly, highly recommended. A++++++
Just Press Play was AMAZING! I cannot express what a economical yet wonderful choice this is for your reception music. Read more...
Just Press Play was AMAZING! I cannot express what a economical yet wonderful choice this is for your reception music. Jeff was absolutely incredible. He assisted with everything - from song selection, to coordination, to even ceremony amplification at the last minute. Words cannot express how satisfied we were with Just Press Play for our wedding music. Highly, highly, highly recommended. A++++++ Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Aug0208
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Very accommodating; Jeff found and played every song we requested. Great sound, responsive, and dependable. Overall great deal. I would highly recommend Just Press Play Productions.
Very accommodating; Jeff found and played every song we requested. Great sound, responsive, and dependable. Overall great Read more...
Very accommodating; Jeff found and played every song we requested. Great sound, responsive, and dependable. Overall great deal. I would highly recommend Just Press Play Productions. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Andrew
Wedding:
8/1/2008
4.4/5.0
Excellent value and accommodating when we needed to extend the dinner music and throw in more salsa.
Excellent value and accommodating when we needed to extend the dinner music and throw in more salsa.
Excellent value and accommodating when we needed to extend the dinner music and throw in more salsa. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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trampledbylams
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
- Awesome vendor for a do it yourself dj...he was very very responsive and helpful with everything...Highly recommended!
- Awesome vendor for a do it yourself dj...he was very very responsive and helpful with everything...Highly recommended!
- Awesome vendor for a do it yourself dj...he was very very responsive and helpful with everything...Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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camnrobsmom
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with the concept and the outcome. We spent far less than we would have for a traditional DJ service, yet we had great sound and we had the songs that we wanted for our reception and cocktail hour. Friends and family were amazed by the sound quality and the convenience. Jeff did a prescreening of the site, arrived at the designated time, provided our instructions, and returned exactly at the end of the event to tear down the equipment. We would highly recommend, and I know we'll use Just Press Play in the future for graduation parties or other events.
We were thrilled with the concept and the outcome. We spent far less than we would have for a traditional DJ service, yet Read more...
We were thrilled with the concept and the outcome. We spent far less than we would have for a traditional DJ service, yet we had great sound and we had the songs that we wanted for our reception and cocktail hour. Friends and family were amazed by the sound quality and the convenience. Jeff did a prescreening of the site, arrived at the designated time, provided our instructions, and returned exactly at the end of the event to tear down the equipment. We would highly recommend, and I know we'll use Just Press Play in the future for graduation parties or other events. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Mark
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Hello,
I must say that just press play productions is a top notch company with great customer service. My wife and I decided on a destination wedding and we were married in Puerta Vallarta Mexico on May 3rd 2008. We had a great beach wedding with almost 50 guests in attendance. I decided to rent a portable Bose Wave sound system ("party in a box") From "Just Press Play" for the week and took the portable equiptment with me as a medium sized "carry on" on the flight. The equiptment was portable and the sound and operation of the "Party in the box" unit proved to be top of the line. Also, I was able to hook up a I-POD to play all of our favorite playlists not only at the reception but in our hotel room all week. In addition, a switcher was added to add a microphone for the wedding intros and speaches. Jeff patiently took his time explaining the equiptment to me and everything worked out problem free and the entire reception was unbelieveable! I am so pleased with the experience that I would definatly refer J.P.P. again to my friends and family in the future.
Best Regards,
Mark and Mindy Syster
Hello,
I must say that just press play productions is a top notch company with great customer service. My wife and I Read more...
Hello,
I must say that just press play productions is a top notch company with great customer service. My wife and I decided on a destination wedding and we were married in Puerta Vallarta Mexico on May 3rd 2008. We had a great beach wedding with almost 50 guests in attendance. I decided to rent a portable Bose Wave sound system ("party in a box") From "Just Press Play" for the week and took the portable equiptment with me as a medium sized "carry on" on the flight. The equiptment was portable and the sound and operation of the "Party in the box" unit proved to be top of the line. Also, I was able to hook up a I-POD to play all of our favorite playlists not only at the reception but in our hotel room all week. In addition, a switcher was added to add a microphone for the wedding intros and speaches. Jeff patiently took his time explaining the equiptment to me and everything worked out problem free and the entire reception was unbelieveable! I am so pleased with the experience that I would definatly refer J.P.P. again to my friends and family in the future.
Best Regards,
Mark and Mindy Syster Read less
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
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candace
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
jeff dj'd our ipod wedding, and was phenomenal. he was very professional. he was also very flexible when unexpected things happened, and he filled in w/music and we did not even have to ask! the sound system worked perfectly. he was a joy to work with, and anyone would be lucky to have him as a DJ.
jeff dj'd our ipod wedding, and was phenomenal. he was very professional. he was also very flexible when unexpected things Read more...
jeff dj'd our ipod wedding, and was phenomenal. he was very professional. he was also very flexible when unexpected things happened, and he filled in w/music and we did not even have to ask! the sound system worked perfectly. he was a joy to work with, and anyone would be lucky to have him as a DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Jeff was great - easy set-up, and I never had to worry about the sound system the whole day. Totally painless!
Jeff was great - easy set-up, and I never had to worry about the sound system the whole day. Totally painless!
Jeff was great - easy set-up, and I never had to worry about the sound system the whole day. Totally painless! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Jeff was great. We wanted good quality speakers to plug the iPod into for our wedding reception, and he provided just that, and suggested a mic & stand as well, which came in handy. He was easy to book, arrived on time, and was professional. He was very straightforward and honest and charges reasonable rates. The speakers were great and provided excellent sound. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Jeff was great. We wanted good quality speakers to plug the iPod into for our wedding reception, and he provided just Read more...
Jeff was great. We wanted good quality speakers to plug the iPod into for our wedding reception, and he provided just that, and suggested a mic & stand as well, which came in handy. He was easy to book, arrived on time, and was professional. He was very straightforward and honest and charges reasonable rates. The speakers were great and provided excellent sound. I would recommend his services to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Joseph
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Jeff at Just Press Play was great. I had an iPod wedding in my backyard. I researched various vendors, but many were a little pricey and I started considering a real DJ. But then I found Jeff on Craig's List. He was really responsive and understood exactly what I needed. He was also very flexible. As we were planning the wedding, things were up in the air and I wasn't sure of the exact timing. Jeff was patient. It wasn't until only one week before the wedding that I could tell him the exact time to deliver the system, but that was not a problem.

The best part was the delivery and set up. Jeff delivered, set up and showed me how to use the system, let me keep the system overnight, then he showed up the next day and took the system back--all for a price lower than other guys would rent me a system (not including their delivery and set up fees).

It seems like everything associated with the wedding was expensive and big hassle--at least everything except Just Press Play.
Jeff at Just Press Play was great. I had an iPod wedding in my backyard. I researched various vendors, but many were a Read more...
Jeff at Just Press Play was great. I had an iPod wedding in my backyard. I researched various vendors, but many were a little pricey and I started considering a real DJ. But then I found Jeff on Craig's List. He was really responsive and understood exactly what I needed. He was also very flexible. As we were planning the wedding, things were up in the air and I wasn't sure of the exact timing. Jeff was patient. It wasn't until only one week before the wedding that I could tell him the exact time to deliver the system, but that was not a problem.

The best part was the delivery and set up. Jeff delivered, set up and showed me how to use the system, let me keep the system overnight, then he showed up the next day and took the system back--all for a price lower than other guys would rent me a system (not including their delivery and set up fees).

It seems like everything associated with the wedding was expensive and big hassle--at least everything except Just Press Play. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Still on the fence about whether to have an iPod DJ? Worried that no one will have fun, or about that dreaded gap between songs or just not convinced it's a good idea? Forget all that. Jeff of Just Press Play is the best. I was a little concerned at first that our wedding would be lame and look cheap because we just used our iPods but everyone commented on how great the music was--it also helps if you have good taste in music. :) But Jeff is a total professional and kept the party going smoothly. Basically you set up a bunch of playlists and tell him when to play what. When the playlists for the certain part of the party are nearly over (such as the cocktail hour or dinner) he'll come up to you and let you know so there's a smooth transition to the next part of the party. You can also have him make announcements such as calling out the tables for dinner. And when the iPods went on the fritz and started playing the wrong songs, he asked us if he could go off the playlist. He has an answer for everything and is prepared for any snafu. He'll always make sure everything's cool with you before doing anything, for example no one can request the hokey pokey unless you say it's OK. Best of all, his fee is more than half of what a DJ would charge and he acts like a DJ. This was one of the best discoveries I made while planning.
Still on the fence about whether to have an iPod DJ? Worried that no one will have fun, or about that dreaded gap between Read more...
Still on the fence about whether to have an iPod DJ? Worried that no one will have fun, or about that dreaded gap between songs or just not convinced it's a good idea? Forget all that. Jeff of Just Press Play is the best. I was a little concerned at first that our wedding would be lame and look cheap because we just used our iPods but everyone commented on how great the music was--it also helps if you have good taste in music. :) But Jeff is a total professional and kept the party going smoothly. Basically you set up a bunch of playlists and tell him when to play what. When the playlists for the certain part of the party are nearly over (such as the cocktail hour or dinner) he'll come up to you and let you know so there's a smooth transition to the next part of the party. You can also have him make announcements such as calling out the tables for dinner. And when the iPods went on the fritz and started playing the wrong songs, he asked us if he could go off the playlist. He has an answer for everything and is prepared for any snafu. He'll always make sure everything's cool with you before doing anything, for example no one can request the hokey pokey unless you say it's OK. Best of all, his fee is more than half of what a DJ would charge and he acts like a DJ. This was one of the best discoveries I made while planning. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We booked JPP for their iPod DJ equipment, wireless mic setup and MC. We talked with Jeff in person before booking and he explained the equipment and services to us.
The day of, Karl came and set up the equipment, talked with my coordinator and double checked details with me. We decided to have him stay for the entire reception rather than leave after the first dances.
Everything worked very well. Good music volume, the wireless mic worked and we danced danced danced!
We booked JPP for their iPod DJ equipment, wireless mic setup and MC. We talked with Jeff in person before booking and he Read more...
We booked JPP for their iPod DJ equipment, wireless mic setup and MC. We talked with Jeff in person before booking and he explained the equipment and services to us.
The day of, Karl came and set up the equipment, talked with my coordinator and double checked details with me. We decided to have him stay for the entire reception rather than leave after the first dances.
Everything worked very well. Good music volume, the wireless mic worked and we danced danced danced! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding (Sep. 29, 2013), and just press play was great!!! The process of getting everything together, Jeff was so quick in responding to my emails, and making sure all my questions were answered in such detailed responses. (Even the stupid questions I had) Jeff was more than happy to assist me in anyway. Any bride on a budget, this company is your choice. Saving money or not, they are all professional and very helpful. Our DJ/MC, Robert did a great job. I gave him a detailed timeline of everything and the whole evening went very smoothly. He always made sure that we communicated and everything was to our liking.
I just had my wedding (Sep. 29, 2013), and just press play was great!!! The process of getting everything together, Jeff Read more...
I just had my wedding (Sep. 29, 2013), and just press play was great!!! The process of getting everything together, Jeff was so quick in responding to my emails, and making sure all my questions were answered in such detailed responses. (Even the stupid questions I had) Jeff was more than happy to assist me in anyway. Any bride on a budget, this company is your choice. Saving money or not, they are all professional and very helpful. Our DJ/MC, Robert did a great job. I gave him a detailed timeline of everything and the whole evening went very smoothly. He always made sure that we communicated and everything was to our liking. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
This is a great option for brides on a budget! Jeff was very helpful and on top of things. There were a few things that he didn't follow my instructions on, but overall I was satisfied!
This is a great option for brides on a budget! Jeff was very helpful and on top of things. There were a few things that he Read more...
This is a great option for brides on a budget! Jeff was very helpful and on top of things. There were a few things that he didn't follow my instructions on, but overall I was satisfied! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Jeff did a great job of handling family complaints about being unable to make requests. He was also right on cue with all of the music and handled our requests well.
He accidentally knocked over my antique champaign flute when he was setting up. Thankfully we had another.
Also, he was very quiet.
I would recommend using this service, but remember to tell Jeff to speak up:) (especially if you have a loud family like mine!)
Jeff did a great job of handling family complaints about being unable to make requests. He was also right on cue with all Read more...
Jeff did a great job of handling family complaints about being unable to make requests. He was also right on cue with all of the music and handled our requests well.
He accidentally knocked over my antique champaign flute when he was setting up. Thankfully we had another.
Also, he was very quiet.
I would recommend using this service, but remember to tell Jeff to speak up:) (especially if you have a loud family like mine!) Read less
Services Used: DJ
Just Press Play Productions responded with the following comments:

The head table was moved right in front of the DJ table to make way for the ceremony happening in the same room and while setting up I bumped into the table and the glass fell over and broke. I offered to pay for the glass but was told there were 6 of them and it was not a big deal. I felt horrible about it then and I feel even more horrible now that it has been brought up again.

Not quite sure what she means by quiet, but at Just Press Play we only make the announcements you ask us to make. If there are no announcements we just let you enjoy your family and friends and the music and stay off the microphone. I have had customers ask me to talk between each song and I did.

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