Sound Expression- Monte Slaver Wedding Specialist

Plano , TX


Plano, TX US 75023 (map)




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We have one simple goal for your wedding celebration...to bring out the best in you. We do this by listening to YOUR dreams and YOUR wishes. We will provide the guidance you need, the... Read more
We have one simple goal for your wedding celebration...to bring out the best in you. We do this by listening to YOUR dreams and YOUR wishes. We will provide the guidance you need, the tools you need, and the atmosphere you desire. We provide a detailed planner designed to help you create the environment you desire.


These words describe DJ Monte Slaver. Monte is new to Wedding Wire, but he has DJ'd hundreds of weddings in the Dallas area.

Your wedding is not the place to cut corners and take a risk. The music, special moments and dancing are the most important things you and your guests will remember long after the party is over. When it is all said and done, you want the peace of mind knowing your day went exactly as you imagined.

I would love to buy you a cup of coffee and hear about the environment you wish to create. You pick the place...I'll buy the drink. Contact me by phone at 972-746-6663 or e-mail at dj@monteslaver.com Read less




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, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Describe your DJ style:
I am conservative by approach. This means I begin by assuming the bride & groom want an elegant event without all the cheesy hype. The bride & groom are the primary focus, not the DJ.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Absolutely not. my goal is to create the environment the bride & groom desire. If that means picking every song, than great!
What is your usual attire?
My assistant & I where matching black Suit, black shirt & black tie, unless the event determines otherwise.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I do not require it, however occasionally to assure I am playing the version they desire, it may be best for the bride & groom to provide a song.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I have (1) assistant DJ that works with me full-time.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
No minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Not only able, but preferred.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I always encourage celebrating one's ethnic heritage. I am very accustomed to providing a very diverse selection of music.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
I highly recommend a do-not-play list. I believe the starting point for establishing the play list it to first determine what you don't want.
Do you bring your own equipment?
I provide all the professional audio & lighting for every job.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I typically provide two intelligent light fixtures with each event. This allows me to have spotlight capability as well as color on the dance floor. The acceptation is when the facility does not provide the space, ceiling height or permission.
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?
2 Hour minimum
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Every wedding is different. Once I have a clear picture of the environment that the bride and groom desire, than I can look to a few proven technics to motivate the crowd, The bottom-line; nothing takes the place of playing the right music at the right time.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
There is always a DJ actively playing music. The ability to enjoy a meal is at the discretion of the bride & groom and understood prior to the event.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
There are no breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
The following is how it is stated in my contract: In the event of a family emergency, Monte Slaver has the right to (upon approval only by the Client) substitute entertainers and independent contractors compatible in entertainment quality. If Monte Slaver is unable to secure services of an alternate entertainer or contractor of whom the Client fully approves, all deposit monies shall be returned in full to the Client. Client will be contacted in advance if such an event does occur.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime fees are rare. If there is any possibility that an additional fee may be needed, the additional fee will be determined in advance.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
The average deposit is 20% of the total cost.


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2+ years ago
Monte did a beautiful job at our wedding! He went totally above and beyond with the services he and his assistant provided us and made it easy for me. As an out-of-town bride, he made the experience of working with him enjoyable and I really felt I could trust him to do exactly what we wanted from him at our reception. He also adjusted some of the music based on guests requests as appropriate - no chicken dance at my wedding! Monte was classy, professional, friendly, and trustworthy. Even though it is possible to find a "less expensive" DJ, the quality of the planning and customization that Monte offers is totally worth it as he spends time getting to know you and your preferences in order to make your event exactly what you want.
Services Used: DJ
Monte was fantastic to work with! I didn't use a wedding planner, so there were a few details that I needed help with regarding the set up of his equipment and he was nice enough to contact the venue and ask.
I am so happy he was my DJ, my wedding was so much fun!
Services Used: DJ
DJ Monte Slaver was everything we could've asked for and more in a DJ service. During our initial consultation, he was so organized and helpful that it totally eliminated a lot of stress we had. He has everything down to an exact science!! You can tell he has years of experience and a true passion for what he does. He walked us through everything and the booklet he gave us with the sample CD's was invaluable. We met a couple of times prior to the wedding and finalized all the little details that we had not even thought about before. His planning and guidance truly brought our wedding together- from the time the guests begin to arrive for the ceremony until the last guests left after the reception... he made everything flow smoothly. On the wedding day, he was a steadfast sense of calm amidst the chaos. His experience really showed through in his ability to keep the crowds entertained and keep the evening moving. What a lovely ceremony we had- couldn't have picked more gorgeous musical arrangements. And at the ceremony, he was more than just a DJ-- he was the glue that held everything together and kept the party going. We were impressed with his professionalism, his preparedness, his grace, his talent, and his passion for making it a truly amazing and beautiful event. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!
Services Used: DJ
Monte Slaver did an awesome job at decorating the chapel that the ceremony took place in as well as added special touches to the venue were the reception was. Monte set up the lighting and staging for his performance (he sang/entertained prior to the bride and groom coming out) and then DJ'd during and after the meal! He was great!
Services Used: DJ, , Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
Monte is the best!

His motto is that the Bride and Groom should be the main attraction, not the DJ. He doesn't use the ol' 'radio announcer' voice and doesn't over do it. He adds just the right amount of finesse to a night and is great about making sure things flow naturally from one thing to the next.

We met with Monte two times, once to get acquainted and again to turn in the information packet he gave us and go over details.

Monte was incredibly flexible and included a number of request songs the family asked for along with running our sideshow and having a microphone and audio levels ready for our friend to sing our first dance song. Monte really brought the whole night together. He even stayed later than was asked of him. I strongly believe that so many quests stayed at the reception later than expected because Monte made it so fun for everyone.

I will recommend Monte indefinitely. He was a wonderful and very hospitable leader and we are incredibly grateful to him for his services!

Thanks Monte!
Services Used: DJ


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