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Sounds by Design

Sheldon , IL
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230 E. Main Street
Sheldon, IL US 60966 (map)

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815-429-3507

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ABOUT US

Professional Dj \ Mobile Entertainer. Sounds by Design provides full service mobile entertainment for the budget minded, catering anything from Birthday and Block Parties to full blown... Read more
Professional Dj \ Mobile Entertainer. Sounds by Design provides full service mobile entertainment for the budget minded, catering anything from Birthday and Block Parties to full blown Wedding Ceremony's and Receptions. Custom Play lists and full itinerary so everything is just perfect for that special day. One of the things we pride ourselves with is that we offer FLAT RATE PRICING. We don't charge extra for cocktail and dinner music, nor do we charge for mileage or setup or overtime. Call or email today for pricing you'll be surprized. We offer the best of what we have every time! 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, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your usual attire?
This is totally up to you. Is it formal ? semi-formal ? or Casual? I have a Tux or a Suit or a shirt and tie, the choice is yours. Is there a Theme? I can also dress according to a theme. I have had 2 theme weddings this year.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
It is extremely rare. In the last 70+ wedding I have only had 3 songs that I couldn?t find. So yes I may have to ask you if you have a copy of the particular song I need.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I have 2 other associate Dj's - DJ Art - DJ Mari
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
4 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes! Consultations are available upon request.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes! I own all my equipment nothing is rented. I also carry backup equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Depending on space I may use Light stands or a full 10ft.Truss system. All lighting used is the latest in led club and stage lighting. We also carry fog and bubble machines
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?
Setup time is usually about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. And I provide all my equipment which includes a table.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
My usually set are is about 6' x 12".
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I handle all emcee intros and the only time I talk between songs is when I lead guest into the interactive dances.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We ask that you provide a meal for our Dj but it is not required. We also ask if the meal is not provided that you notify the company so that the Dj can make other arrangements.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes the music will continue to play during that time.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I only schedule 2 events at a time. This leaves my third Dj as a backup.
What is your overtime rate?
There are no overtime fees. I offer unlimited hours, I stay until the event is complete.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
There are no travel fees setup or tear down fees or mileage fees.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ronnie from Sounds by Design was the DJ at our wedding on Sept. 6, 2014. He did a fabulous job! People were constantly out on the dance floor (to my surprise, as many of my friends and family members do not usually dance). He played a great mix of music. My husband and I did not pick too many songs, so he had free reign. Everyone had a wonderful time. Ronnie was very easy to get in touch with and was professional at all times! My husband and I even skyped with him when setting up our music list!
Ronnie from Sounds by Design was the DJ at our wedding on Sept. 6, 2014. He did a fabulous job! People were constantly out Read more...
Ronnie from Sounds by Design was the DJ at our wedding on Sept. 6, 2014. He did a fabulous job! People were constantly out on the dance floor (to my surprise, as many of my friends and family members do not usually dance). He played a great mix of music. My husband and I did not pick too many songs, so he had free reign. Everyone had a wonderful time. Ronnie was very easy to get in touch with and was professional at all times! My husband and I even skyped with him when setting up our music list! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/22/2014
5.0/5.0
He was an excellent wedding planner, and helped make everything go smoothly. Everyone has been telling me how much fun the reception was and I have him to thank!
He was an excellent wedding planner, and helped make everything go smoothly. Everyone has been telling me how much fun the Read more...
He was an excellent wedding planner, and helped make everything go smoothly. Everyone has been telling me how much fun the reception was and I have him to thank! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Sounds By Design did an absolutely fabulous job with our wedding! Ron Griggs was not only our DJ, but served as the MC. He worked with us throughout the planning stages and provided ideas and insight that we would not have thought of otherwise. We have already given his info to three other people that are in the market for a great DJ! Thanks Ron!
Sounds By Design did an absolutely fabulous job with our wedding! Ron Griggs was not only our DJ, but served as the MC. He Read more...
Sounds By Design did an absolutely fabulous job with our wedding! Ron Griggs was not only our DJ, but served as the MC. He worked with us throughout the planning stages and provided ideas and insight that we would not have thought of otherwise. We have already given his info to three other people that are in the market for a great DJ! Thanks Ron! Read less
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Kassie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Sounds by design (Ron Griggs) helped make my wedding amazing! I was so worried that people wouldn't dance, but he kept tons of people on the floor dancing all night! He is very professional and listened carefully to what we wanted. Would definitely recommend.
Sounds by design (Ron Griggs) helped make my wedding amazing! I was so worried that people wouldn't dance, but he kept Read more...
Sounds by design (Ron Griggs) helped make my wedding amazing! I was so worried that people wouldn't dance, but he kept tons of people on the floor dancing all night! He is very professional and listened carefully to what we wanted. Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ron was the DJ for my wedding. He provided professional service, and was easy to work with. He prepared an itinerary to keep the flow of the reception moving all night, and our guests had a fun time.
If I could change anything, I would have gone over the names of our wedding party with Ron a few more times, so their names would have been pronounced correctly. This did provide entertainment, as everyone found the mispronounciations funny.
The last thing I would have changed is the dance after the anniversary dance. The couple married the longest did not enjoy dancing a whole song with us, nor being the center of attention. While the idea of the dance was sweet, it was just way too long of a song.
Ron was the DJ for my wedding. He provided professional service, and was easy to work with. He prepared an itinerary to Read more...
Ron was the DJ for my wedding. He provided professional service, and was easy to work with. He prepared an itinerary to keep the flow of the reception moving all night, and our guests had a fun time.
If I could change anything, I would have gone over the names of our wedding party with Ron a few more times, so their names would have been pronounced correctly. This did provide entertainment, as everyone found the mispronounciations funny.
The last thing I would have changed is the dance after the anniversary dance. The couple married the longest did not enjoy dancing a whole song with us, nor being the center of attention. While the idea of the dance was sweet, it was just way too long of a song. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Ron was amazing! He did a fabulous job taking all of my desires and delivering... and for a fraction of the cost of other DJ's that we have seen, and added uplighting and a personalized monogram! He kept all the other vendors aware of the scheduling and kept the dance floor hopping! We had the guests from the wedding next door crash ours and tell us how ours was so much more fun!
Ron was amazing! He did a fabulous job taking all of my desires and delivering... and for a fraction of the cost of other Read more...
Ron was amazing! He did a fabulous job taking all of my desires and delivering... and for a fraction of the cost of other DJ's that we have seen, and added uplighting and a personalized monogram! He kept all the other vendors aware of the scheduling and kept the dance floor hopping! We had the guests from the wedding next door crash ours and tell us how ours was so much more fun! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
He was wonderful!! He was always available during planning and super helpful through all of it.
He was wonderful!! He was always available during planning and super helpful through all of it.
He was wonderful!! He was always available during planning and super helpful through all of it. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Ron was great! We sat down with him early on to let him know what we wanted for the reception. A month or so before the reception we met again. Ron had an itinerary all ready to go. He even gave one to the hotel and our photographer so everyone was on the same page. Everything went smoothly the whole night. We were also lucky enough to find a dj who not only was willing to perform at our same sex reception but supported it and that meant a lot to is! I would definitely recommend his services!
Ron was great! We sat down with him early on to let him know what we wanted for the reception. A month or so before the Read more...
Ron was great! We sat down with him early on to let him know what we wanted for the reception. A month or so before the reception we met again. Ron had an itinerary all ready to go. He even gave one to the hotel and our photographer so everyone was on the same page. Everything went smoothly the whole night. We were also lucky enough to find a dj who not only was willing to perform at our same sex reception but supported it and that meant a lot to is! I would definitely recommend his services! Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Definitely recommend him to every one!
Definitely recommend him to every one!
Definitely recommend him to every one! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Ron. He helped make day great. He did everything we wanted. He kept the music going and our guest on dance floor all night
We really enjoyed working with Ron. He helped make day great. He did everything we wanted. He kept the music going and our Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Ron. He helped make day great. He did everything we wanted. He kept the music going and our guest on dance floor all night Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
11/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Ron and his wife are great people. I am So glad that we booked are wedding with them. Recommend 100%
Ron and his wife are great people. I am So glad that we booked are wedding with them. Recommend 100%
Ron and his wife are great people. I am So glad that we booked are wedding with them. Recommend 100% Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was great and went smoothly!!! He was very flexible in what we wanted in music and the time frame we had as well.
Everything was great and went smoothly!!! He was very flexible in what we wanted in music and the time frame we had as Read more...
Everything was great and went smoothly!!! He was very flexible in what we wanted in music and the time frame we had as well. Read less
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jonin
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Ron was so much fun at the recepetion and from the begining he helped me and kyle. We not sure about what to play so that everybody would have fun so we left that up to Ron and i can say that was the best decision. He played a variety of songs and everybody had so much fun, the reception was so much fun and thats all do to Ron.
Ron was so much fun at the recepetion and from the begining he helped me and kyle. We not sure about what to play so that Read more...
Ron was so much fun at the recepetion and from the begining he helped me and kyle. We not sure about what to play so that everybody would have fun so we left that up to Ron and i can say that was the best decision. He played a variety of songs and everybody had so much fun, the reception was so much fun and thats all do to Ron. Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The DJ and lighting were perfect at our outdoor wedding. Everyone was very impressed and the lighting looked awsome against the white tent. The tent size was increased last minute and everything was taken care of right away. We couldn't have asked for anything better at such a great value.
The DJ and lighting were perfect at our outdoor wedding. Everyone was very impressed and the lighting looked awsome Read more...
The DJ and lighting were perfect at our outdoor wedding. Everyone was very impressed and the lighting looked awsome against the white tent. The tent size was increased last minute and everything was taken care of right away. We couldn't have asked for anything better at such a great value. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
best reception ever attended was the comment from all the guests. Ron did excellent job with music and everything else.
best reception ever attended was the comment from all the guests. Ron did excellent job with music and everything else.
best reception ever attended was the comment from all the guests. Ron did excellent job with music and everything else. Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.9/5.0
The additional uplighting and monogram was a nice feature!

Was easy to work with and timely.
The additional uplighting and monogram was a nice feature!

Was easy to work with and timely.
The additional uplighting and monogram was a nice feature!

Was easy to work with and timely. Read less
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Rendi
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.9/5.0
DJ was very organized and on-time for event. DJ was courteous to bride/groom.
DJ was very organized and on-time for event. DJ was courteous to bride/groom.
DJ was very organized and on-time for event. DJ was courteous to bride/groom. Read less
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