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Turn your cookie-cutter event into a designer wedding reception.

Congratulations on your engagement! I know how important your wedding day is to you. Let me help make it... Read more
Turn your cookie-cutter event into a designer wedding reception.

Congratulations on your engagement! I know how important your wedding day is to you. Let me help make it unforgettable. Say goodbye to those awkward and cheesy moments, and hello to a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Since your wedding day has so many components, planning is needed in addition to great music. It seems every DJ gets 5 star reviews! What's the difference? (Click here to see what to look for) My service offers detailed planning and assistance that goes well beyond the role of a traditional DJ service. Not only great music, but a unique event that will provide seamless transitions, and great entertainment for your guests.

Traditional vs Exceptional. Most wedding receptions enlist the help of a DJ, because couples know that music is an important part of their celebration. But too many wedding receptions end up being underwhelming. Why?

With no planning, your wedding day runs the risk of becoming stale and disjointed. Your guests aren't engaged. In order to avoid the awkwardness and stereotypical feel found at many wedding receptions, you need a service that can handle every aspect of your big day. Michael Lauren Weddings caters specifically to weddings, and every unique component within.

My experience will help you to achieve an amazing celebration through great timing, creative moments, and great music. But beyond that, I will also direct your event and engage your guests in a way that will make your reception both incredibly fun and memorable, without stealing the show. You won't have to worry about anything but showing up and having a great time.

Don't take chances on your wedding day. Contact me to see how we can create a customized experience for you today!

For more information, including photographs from real weddings, video, an interactive planning guide and frequently asked questions, visit my website at www.michaellaurenweddings.com or call 816.200.1492. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
My style is all about you. Your playlist will be custom created for your specific reception. Combining the tastes of you and your guests with my experience, your dance floor will stay packed.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
The only real limit is time. I'm happy to play whatever best suits the mood and will work with you in person and well in advance to play the music you and your guests want to hear in addition to playing requests when appropriate.
What is your usual attire?
We dress to impress. No jeans. No cheesy tux. But a nice classic dark suit and tie are usually the best bet.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I'll make every effort to get any and all of your music in advance. With a library of tens of thousands of high quality songs, chances are we already have it!
How many other DJs do you work with?
Myself and my beautiful and highly experienced Co-DJ, Crystal. Did I mention that she's also my bride of 11 years strong? We are the perfect team to help make your event seamless and fun.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. There are never any hidden surprises when booking with Michael Lauren Weddings. I promise a no-hassle consultation to answer any questions you may have.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Of course. This is your party. I play the type of music that you and your guests are going to want to hear.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. We offer both sound and lighting options for your wedding & reception.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No. We believe that you are the star of the show. Therefore, we will not advertise at your event.

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Victoria
Wedding:
12/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael came to us both highly recommended by our photographer and another friend who had a fabulous experience at her wedding. We had some unusual requests as we wanted classic country during dinner and he pulled it off perfectly. It really reflected our tastes! He was also EXCELLENT at helping us come up with an order for all the events of the evening. Even though we felt like we had been to a bunch of weddings, Michael was actually the one who helped us schedule out the whole evening in the most logical way (not our hotel event coordinator!). The dance party the last 45 minutes or so was everything I had dreamed of!
Michael came to us both highly recommended by our photographer and another friend who had a fabulous experience at her Read more...
Michael came to us both highly recommended by our photographer and another friend who had a fabulous experience at her wedding. We had some unusual requests as we wanted classic country during dinner and he pulled it off perfectly. It really reflected our tastes! He was also EXCELLENT at helping us come up with an order for all the events of the evening. Even though we felt like we had been to a bunch of weddings, Michael was actually the one who helped us schedule out the whole evening in the most logical way (not our hotel event coordinator!). The dance party the last 45 minutes or so was everything I had dreamed of! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael Lauren was incredibly easy to communicate with. Any time I emailed or called him, we were able to answer all of my questions. As a bride, I found that there were times I was feeling stressed or unsure of how something was going to go for the wedding. Michael Lauren made sure that everything went very smoothly.
Michael Lauren was incredibly easy to communicate with. Any time I emailed or called him, we were able to answer all of my Read more...
Michael Lauren was incredibly easy to communicate with. Any time I emailed or called him, we were able to answer all of my questions. As a bride, I found that there were times I was feeling stressed or unsure of how something was going to go for the wedding. Michael Lauren made sure that everything went very smoothly. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Transitions were huge for us in eliminating dead space, and Mike did an excellent job of ensuring that the flow of the reception was smooth and enjoyable. He put a spin on traditional games/dances to make it more interactive with our guests, and the music was always the right genre for the right time of the night.
Transitions were huge for us in eliminating dead space, and Mike did an excellent job of ensuring that the flow of the Read more...
Transitions were huge for us in eliminating dead space, and Mike did an excellent job of ensuring that the flow of the reception was smooth and enjoyable. He put a spin on traditional games/dances to make it more interactive with our guests, and the music was always the right genre for the right time of the night. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are in the process of planning your wedding please look no further for your DJ!!
Michael is SO much more than that! He far far surpassed any of our expectations! He takes the time to get to know you and what kind of vision you have in mind for your big day! My now husband and I can not put into words how happy we are he choose us and we were able to have him by our side on our big day! Do NOT miss your opportunity to work with him!!
If you are in the process of planning your wedding please look no further for your DJ!!
Michael is SO much more than Read more...
If you are in the process of planning your wedding please look no further for your DJ!!
Michael is SO much more than that! He far far surpassed any of our expectations! He takes the time to get to know you and what kind of vision you have in mind for your big day! My now husband and I can not put into words how happy we are he choose us and we were able to have him by our side on our big day! Do NOT miss your opportunity to work with him!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael Lauren Weddings is the reason our wedding reception was a success. Michael does a great job of keeping the party going while focusing the attention of the bride and groom. He is so much fun day of, but also very helpful and full of ideas during the entire planning process. Would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ!
Michael Lauren Weddings is the reason our wedding reception was a success. Michael does a great job of keeping the party Read more...
Michael Lauren Weddings is the reason our wedding reception was a success. Michael does a great job of keeping the party going while focusing the attention of the bride and groom. He is so much fun day of, but also very helpful and full of ideas during the entire planning process. Would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael did a wonderful job coordinating, planning and DJing my wedding reception. Yes, he played music, but even more, he performed the role as our reception coordinator.

I originally thought that I needed to hire someone who could just play music. After seeing positive reviews of Michael’s services online, my fiance’ and I met with him in person. During our meeting, Michael explained how he would do much more than just play music — he would help with planning the reception events, routinely meet with us throughout the whole planning process, make sure the flow of the entire event made sense, etc. And he did exactly that!

We Skyped with Michael on once and also met in person a few times. We also met at our reception site with Michael so he could plan out the event details, the location of the grand entrance, etc. Throughout our planning, Michael also was very prompt to respond via email whenever I reached out with questions, ideas and concerns.

Michael told us time and time again that our job as the couple was to just enjoy our reception; his job was to make sure that it ran smoothly. And he kept that promise. Justin and I had a wonderful time at our reception. We never had any question about what’s next, where do we go, aren’t we supposed to cut the cake? When we needed to perform a specific task at our reception, Michael found us and briefly gave us a reminder.

On the music side of things, our dance floor was crowded the entire night. Of course as the bride and groom, we were busy talking with so many people, so we were not on the dance floor too much. A bridesmaid next day said, “I was on the dance floor the whole night!”

Michael’s planning and organization services combined with his DJ expertise was worth every penny. I would absolutely recommend him to any bride and groom looking for a DJ — and then some. We will forever be grateful for the contribution he made and the hard work he put in on our very special day.
Michael did a wonderful job coordinating, planning and DJing my wedding reception. Yes, he played music, but even more, he Read more...
Michael did a wonderful job coordinating, planning and DJing my wedding reception. Yes, he played music, but even more, he performed the role as our reception coordinator.

I originally thought that I needed to hire someone who could just play music. After seeing positive reviews of Michael’s services online, my fiance’ and I met with him in person. During our meeting, Michael explained how he would do much more than just play music — he would help with planning the reception events, routinely meet with us throughout the whole planning process, make sure the flow of the entire event made sense, etc. And he did exactly that!

We Skyped with Michael on once and also met in person a few times. We also met at our reception site with Michael so he could plan out the event details, the location of the grand entrance, etc. Throughout our planning, Michael also was very prompt to respond via email whenever I reached out with questions, ideas and concerns.

Michael told us time and time again that our job as the couple was to just enjoy our reception; his job was to make sure that it ran smoothly. And he kept that promise. Justin and I had a wonderful time at our reception. We never had any question about what’s next, where do we go, aren’t we supposed to cut the cake? When we needed to perform a specific task at our reception, Michael found us and briefly gave us a reminder.

On the music side of things, our dance floor was crowded the entire night. Of course as the bride and groom, we were busy talking with so many people, so we were not on the dance floor too much. A bridesmaid next day said, “I was on the dance floor the whole night!”

Michael’s planning and organization services combined with his DJ expertise was worth every penny. I would absolutely recommend him to any bride and groom looking for a DJ — and then some. We will forever be grateful for the contribution he made and the hard work he put in on our very special day. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael was amazing. He met with us 5 times prior to the day of the wedding. Which not only nailed down the feel and flow of the wedding but also put us at ease the day of because we knew what to expect. The flow of the wedding was so important to us considering it was at one venue and on two different levels, so keeping our guests engaged was important. Michael was paramount in executing the flow and it was executed perfectly thanks to him. I had a crisis and wasn't able to use my original processional music and Michael took my new song and gave me the same dramatic pause so the doors to open and I could walk down the isle with the same feel the first song had. During cocktail hour he helped organize all of our guests on the stairway for a picture. Dinner was on a different level of the hotel and he was extraordinary on keeping our guests engaged and getting them back upstairs for the rest of the party. The reception was perfect, I loved how we decided to do the dances; they didn't come off cheesy or rushed like in some weddings. Our guests were split on dancing and socializing (we had a dance room and a lounge) and Michael made the rounds around our lounge to check on how everyone was doing. He really focused on and created the romantic intimate feel we wanted our wedding to have. I am so glad we found him and can't wait to use him again (my parents 50th wedding anniversary is in a few years). Thank you Michael!
Michael was amazing. He met with us 5 times prior to the day of the wedding. Which not only nailed down the feel and flow Read more...
Michael was amazing. He met with us 5 times prior to the day of the wedding. Which not only nailed down the feel and flow of the wedding but also put us at ease the day of because we knew what to expect. The flow of the wedding was so important to us considering it was at one venue and on two different levels, so keeping our guests engaged was important. Michael was paramount in executing the flow and it was executed perfectly thanks to him. I had a crisis and wasn't able to use my original processional music and Michael took my new song and gave me the same dramatic pause so the doors to open and I could walk down the isle with the same feel the first song had. During cocktail hour he helped organize all of our guests on the stairway for a picture. Dinner was on a different level of the hotel and he was extraordinary on keeping our guests engaged and getting them back upstairs for the rest of the party. The reception was perfect, I loved how we decided to do the dances; they didn't come off cheesy or rushed like in some weddings. Our guests were split on dancing and socializing (we had a dance room and a lounge) and Michael made the rounds around our lounge to check on how everyone was doing. He really focused on and created the romantic intimate feel we wanted our wedding to have. I am so glad we found him and can't wait to use him again (my parents 50th wedding anniversary is in a few years). Thank you Michael! Read less
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Michael Lauren Weddings responded with the following comments:

I'm am so glad to have had the chance to get to work with you guys! It was a pleasure to not only get to know you and your parents, but to help you achieve your vision for your wedding day. I can't wait to work with you again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was amazing and such a fun-filled dance party! I know this was due to Michael's excellent abilities as a DJ, emcee and event planner. Our reception was a multi-cultural event with a third of our guests flying in from Argentina. We needed someone who could blend multiple styles of music and cultures and Michael delivered tenfold!! Michael met with us on at least 4 occasions to discuss not only the music, but also importantly, the flow of the event. This was invaluable. You don't want to have to worry about how the evening will flow and Michael planned it all but was also so flexible the night of the reception with all kinds of last minute additions. I had so many guests, including the reception site staff tell me ours was one of the most fun receptions they'd been to; I know that the music and the flow of the event and Michael's professional yet fun demeanor was a huge contributing factor! Thank you!!!!
Our wedding reception was amazing and such a fun-filled dance party! I know this was due to Michael's excellent abilities Read more...
Our wedding reception was amazing and such a fun-filled dance party! I know this was due to Michael's excellent abilities as a DJ, emcee and event planner. Our reception was a multi-cultural event with a third of our guests flying in from Argentina. We needed someone who could blend multiple styles of music and cultures and Michael delivered tenfold!! Michael met with us on at least 4 occasions to discuss not only the music, but also importantly, the flow of the event. This was invaluable. You don't want to have to worry about how the evening will flow and Michael planned it all but was also so flexible the night of the reception with all kinds of last minute additions. I had so many guests, including the reception site staff tell me ours was one of the most fun receptions they'd been to; I know that the music and the flow of the event and Michael's professional yet fun demeanor was a huge contributing factor! Thank you!!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Michael Lauren Weddings responded with the following comments:

Ashley, thank you for choosing me to DJ your wedding reception! I was blown away by your friends and family. Congratulations to the both of you!
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Lauren Weddings was the best choice my husband and I could have made. He's so much more than just a DJ. He emcee's the entire reception in such a tasteful way. We had the opportunity to meet with him four times before the wedding and he took all of our likes and dislikes into account. He made the evening what we wanted it to be and kept the dance floor occupied all night. I couldn't have asked for a more personable or professional DJ, but what's more is that Michael will make you feel right at home from the very beginning. Do yourself a favor and hire him for your day, you won't regret it.
Michael Lauren Weddings was the best choice my husband and I could have made. He's so much more than just a DJ. He emcee's Read more...
Michael Lauren Weddings was the best choice my husband and I could have made. He's so much more than just a DJ. He emcee's the entire reception in such a tasteful way. We had the opportunity to meet with him four times before the wedding and he took all of our likes and dislikes into account. He made the evening what we wanted it to be and kept the dance floor occupied all night. I couldn't have asked for a more personable or professional DJ, but what's more is that Michael will make you feel right at home from the very beginning. Do yourself a favor and hire him for your day, you won't regret it. Read less
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Michael Lauren Weddings responded with the following comments:

Jessica, I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your review. It means a lot! Your wedding reception was beautiful!
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Lauren Weddings is a MUST to have!! Michael is more than just a Dj, he is like having a wedding planner dj in one, totally worth every penny! I'm the type of person that has to know every detail. I find myself saying alot of the time if you dont do it yourself it wont get done right not with Michael, I don't know who could of done it any better than him. Michael made my husband and I feel so relaxed and trust me other vendors definitely were pushing us over the edge, he calmed our anxiety. He described how the day would go and everything he said was exactly right, I guess this explains why I was able to stay relaxed and we enjoyed ourselves more than ever! Michael met with us several times and anytime we called he would always be right there even when on vacation, which I felt horrible about. Michael kept the party going there was NEVER a time when our guest or my husband and I had to say what the heck is he playing, and trust me keeping 400 people of all different ages entertained and happy can definitely be a challenge! Michael kept the dance floor packed ALL night long never once was it empty! We probably needed a bigger dance floor to tell you the truth. Nobody wanted the night to end. The only complaint we got from everyone regarding the dj is that the next day their feet were killing them from dancing all night, but they all said they would do it again and wished it wasn't over. Michael thanks so much for all your hard work and time we are truly appreciative for it!
Michael Lauren Weddings is a MUST to have!! Michael is more than just a Dj, he is like having a wedding planner dj in one, Read more...
Michael Lauren Weddings is a MUST to have!! Michael is more than just a Dj, he is like having a wedding planner dj in one, totally worth every penny! I'm the type of person that has to know every detail. I find myself saying alot of the time if you dont do it yourself it wont get done right not with Michael, I don't know who could of done it any better than him. Michael made my husband and I feel so relaxed and trust me other vendors definitely were pushing us over the edge, he calmed our anxiety. He described how the day would go and everything he said was exactly right, I guess this explains why I was able to stay relaxed and we enjoyed ourselves more than ever! Michael met with us several times and anytime we called he would always be right there even when on vacation, which I felt horrible about. Michael kept the party going there was NEVER a time when our guest or my husband and I had to say what the heck is he playing, and trust me keeping 400 people of all different ages entertained and happy can definitely be a challenge! Michael kept the dance floor packed ALL night long never once was it empty! We probably needed a bigger dance floor to tell you the truth. Nobody wanted the night to end. The only complaint we got from everyone regarding the dj is that the next day their feet were killing them from dancing all night, but they all said they would do it again and wished it wasn't over. Michael thanks so much for all your hard work and time we are truly appreciative for it! Read less
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Michael Lauren Weddings responded with the following comments:

Carrie, a looong overdue THANKS for your review! You guys knew how to have a good time for sure, and I'm happy I could have been a part of it. Best wishes!

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