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Taurus DJs

Alexandria , VA
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5948 Founders Hill
Alexandria, VA 22310 US (map)

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571-330-7702

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ABOUT US

Whether your wedding will be small and intimate or the party of the year Taurus DJ Services will work hard to ensure your satisfaction. We are an up and coming DJ service in the Metro DC... Read more
Whether your wedding will be small and intimate or the party of the year Taurus DJ Services will work hard to ensure your satisfaction. We are an up and coming DJ service in the Metro DC area. Our founder has been a DJ in this area for four years. While he may not be as experienced as other DJ's available on Wedding Wire he is also not as set in his ways as other companies. Taurus DJ Service works hard each and every day to build our clientele list and build working relationships with people in the DC wedding industry.
At Taurus DJ Services we stock many different genres: Country, pop, classic rock, Motown, R & B, Jazz, if you like we have no problem playing hard rock and heavy metal. (not suggested) We have had rave reviews from past clients about my music knowledge and professionalism.
Before stepping out on his own founder trained with one of the most respected wedding DJs in Metro DC. We offer a complete DJ service. In addition to the DJ set-up we also have a wireless mic set-up for any announcements that will happen the day of the event. Customer satisfaction is job 1! Give us a chance to make your wedding day the most memorable day of the year for your guests and one of your most memorable days ever!!
We here at Taurus DJ Service also pride ourselves at working within the constraints of a blue collar budget, because we are owned by a blue collar person. While many bigger companies in Metro DC may close to $2,000. You will find that we can provide a comparable service at a much more budget friendly price. Just because you will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life, you do not need to remember the bills for the rest of your life! Give us a chance, we aim to please!! Read less
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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Describe your DJ style:
At Taurus DJs we pride ourselves on being very personable and flexible.We play music to make the bride and groom happy. While guests may have their own requests please understand job #1 is to create a special day for the bride and groom, therefore their requests get priority.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No, however please remember that once "wedding events" are factored in we usually have between 45 and 50 minutes of song time.
What is your usual attire?
It is up to the discretion of the bride and groom. Generally speaking, our DJs wear a complete suit and tie. We do not wear a tux because in our opinion those are reserved for the men in the bridal party and/or fathers.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We will do our best to find all pre-requested songs. We have an MP3 library of over 50,000 MP3s and we are always expanding it. If we do not have a particular song we will download it from Amazon.com or Itunes. If neither company has a specific song, we will be sure to notify the couple.
How many other DJs do you work with?
For Taurus DJs we work with three other DJs. Overall we work with a few different associates and their businesses, so we have a network with a total of about 10 DJs.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Four hours. This is never a problem since most wedding receptions last 5-7 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Actually, we prefer to meet our clients face to face, when possible. We try to ensure that each couple is as comfortable as possible with their DJ.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
In terms of ethnic events I wouldn't say I "specialize" in any, but I have done bar' bat mitzvahs. I have also done a few quinceaneras.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Of course, it is a special day, we would not want to play something that doesn't make them (the client) feel special.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, we do bring my own equipment. Our equipment is tested at least 24 hours before the event so any last minute troubleshooting needed to ensure that everything is ready can be done onsite.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
No, we do not carry any type of accessories.
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?
My set-up can usually be done within thirty minutes. A table that is provided on-site is necessary. It does not need to be a full 6ft. table, I can use a 4ft. table and have enough room.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No, our equipment can be set-up on a standard-sized folding table.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, it is not about us publicizing our business, it is about us doing a great job. Word of mouth is the best kind of advertising.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Any emceeing that is done will be at the request of my clients. If the client has a family member of special someone who has been designated as the MC, that's ok too.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Scan the crowd and think back to what genre of music they did like.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes and yes. The DJ will eat while the guests eat. Usualy the DJ will only need about 15 minutes for my meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes, in the event the DJ needs to step away for a moment the next song will be cued up so the party doesn't stop.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, we always have another DJ on call in case something happens, that being said, we have never missed one of our events.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No, at Taurus we schedule one event per DJ per day, that way each DJ can focus on the reception they're a part of a make it the best possible experience for everyone.
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime is billed at the same rate each hour of the reception is billed. (Unlike some companies, we do not charge time and a half for overtime work.)
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
The only time we charge for travel expenses is if we are working further than 50 miles from Metro DC. Of course in Metro DC forty miles away means at least an hour of travel time.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
At least 25% when the contract is submitted and the date is reserved.

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John and Roxana
Wedding:
12/20/2014
4.8/5.0
Christian played most of the songs we listed for the event. Everyone was dancing all night long! Thank you Christian :)
Christian played most of the songs we listed for the event. Everyone was dancing all night long! Thank you Christian :)
Christian played most of the songs we listed for the event. Everyone was dancing all night long! Thank you Christian :) Read less
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James
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Taurus DJs was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. He was professional, easy to work with, fun, entertaining, and fantastic at mixing. While he comes across as very laid back, he is definitely a stickler for details, and follows through to perfection. We asked him to also do our Ceremony Music, and he was on point with everything from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception. I wouldn't have trusted anyone else to come through at this level of professionalism, and if I had it all over, I would have chosen him 100 times out of 100. Well done, triple A+++
Taurus DJs was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. He was professional, easy to work with, fun, entertaining, and Read more...
Taurus DJs was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. He was professional, easy to work with, fun, entertaining, and fantastic at mixing. While he comes across as very laid back, he is definitely a stickler for details, and follows through to perfection. We asked him to also do our Ceremony Music, and he was on point with everything from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception. I wouldn't have trusted anyone else to come through at this level of professionalism, and if I had it all over, I would have chosen him 100 times out of 100. Well done, triple A+++ Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Robin
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Christian was the DJ for our wedding couple weeks ago. We met with a couple DJs and ended up liking how laid back and accommodating Christian was from the start. He was also willing to work with our budget which was extremely important to us. He was responsive and helpful throughout the planning process and showed up an hour early to make sure everything was set up properly and ready to go. The music was fun and lively and our guests seemed to have a good time. He listened to our requests and played everything from our list (I think!). He was even willing to stay a little longer when we weren't willing to end the night! I'd definitely use Taurus DJs again in the future.

Thanks for a great party!

Robin (& Matt)
Christian was the DJ for our wedding couple weeks ago. We met with a couple DJs and ended up liking how laid back and Read more...
Christian was the DJ for our wedding couple weeks ago. We met with a couple DJs and ended up liking how laid back and accommodating Christian was from the start. He was also willing to work with our budget which was extremely important to us. He was responsive and helpful throughout the planning process and showed up an hour early to make sure everything was set up properly and ready to go. The music was fun and lively and our guests seemed to have a good time. He listened to our requests and played everything from our list (I think!). He was even willing to stay a little longer when we weren't willing to end the night! I'd definitely use Taurus DJs again in the future.

Thanks for a great party!

Robin (& Matt) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Christian was very prompt, responsive, and helpful. The lists of songs he provides you are very helpful in generating a playlist. The price was extraordinary as well! Christian was so helpful in making sure the day went smooth and without error. Christian also knew when the audience wasn't feeling the song and would change it up and keep the pace! I couldn't have imagined a better DJ for my important day!
Christian was very prompt, responsive, and helpful. The lists of songs he provides you are very helpful in generating a Read more...
Christian was very prompt, responsive, and helpful. The lists of songs he provides you are very helpful in generating a playlist. The price was extraordinary as well! Christian was so helpful in making sure the day went smooth and without error. Christian also knew when the audience wasn't feeling the song and would change it up and keep the pace! I couldn't have imagined a better DJ for my important day! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Christian was absolutely wonderful to work with! From the beginning he made it clear that it was our wedding and adjusted his playlist and music to fit our needs and tastes. He worked directly off of the list we provided and created a playlist that was perfect, playing wonderful songs we had not even considered. He also took guest requests into consideration, and played music to keep people on the dance floor. He even made adjustments to the playlist as late as the night before the wedding! I highly recommend Christian--such a nice, friendly person and a wonderful DJ! Thank you Christian!
Christian was absolutely wonderful to work with! From the beginning he made it clear that it was our wedding and adjusted Read more...
Christian was absolutely wonderful to work with! From the beginning he made it clear that it was our wedding and adjusted his playlist and music to fit our needs and tastes. He worked directly off of the list we provided and created a playlist that was perfect, playing wonderful songs we had not even considered. He also took guest requests into consideration, and played music to keep people on the dance floor. He even made adjustments to the playlist as late as the night before the wedding! I highly recommend Christian--such a nice, friendly person and a wonderful DJ! Thank you Christian! Read less
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Chris & Ingrid
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Taurus DJs did an absolutely fantastic job as the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at our daughter's wedding reception. Well before the ceremony, he met with the bride and groom to help them develop a "play list" (and a "don't play" list!) that was just what they wanted. He also went out of his way to find all of the special songs that they wanted played. He arrived on time and had everything set up and ready to go before the guests arrived. The sound system was first rate, and the music sounded great. He was witty and charming with the microphone and got the crowd up and dancing without upstaging the bride and groom in any way. We could not have asked for a better DJ experience for the most important day of our daughter's life!
Taurus DJs did an absolutely fantastic job as the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at our daughter's wedding reception. Well Read more...
Taurus DJs did an absolutely fantastic job as the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at our daughter's wedding reception. Well before the ceremony, he met with the bride and groom to help them develop a "play list" (and a "don't play" list!) that was just what they wanted. He also went out of his way to find all of the special songs that they wanted played. He arrived on time and had everything set up and ready to go before the guests arrived. The sound system was first rate, and the music sounded great. He was witty and charming with the microphone and got the crowd up and dancing without upstaging the bride and groom in any way. We could not have asked for a better DJ experience for the most important day of our daughter's life! Read less
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Taurus DJs responded with the following comments:

It was a great crowd and Daniel and Erica's request list was easy to work with! Thank you for the kind words
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Taurus DJ's was phenomenal. Working with them was easy and he worked great with our venue and photographer. He also made perfect announcements and got the dance floor going with a fairly quiet group. All of our requests were met and our expectations were exceeded. The DJ helped make this the perfect event.
Taurus DJ's was phenomenal. Working with them was easy and he worked great with our venue and photographer. He also made Read more...
Taurus DJ's was phenomenal. Working with them was easy and he worked great with our venue and photographer. He also made perfect announcements and got the dance floor going with a fairly quiet group. All of our requests were met and our expectations were exceeded. The DJ helped make this the perfect event. Read less
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Taurus DJs responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We always try to go the extra mile to make life easy for our co-vendors. I appreciate it that you noticed this!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christian was absolutely perfect!! Our wedding last Saturday Sept 28th couldn't have been a success without him. He dressed the part as a professional but is also a man of his word.
We will definitely be asking him to DJ our next event. He had a perfect selection of music and announced our wedding party as a true professional and kept us on schedule. He is the best kept secret in Northern VA, as far as DJ's are concerned. He is by far the best. After our reception our guests were complimenting on who and where we found the DJ and wanted to know where they can book him....I'm glad and proud to say he dj' d our wedding. You won't be disappointed.

-J. & J.'s wedding that was held at River Creek Country Club in Leesburg VA.
Christian was absolutely perfect!! Our wedding last Saturday Sept 28th couldn't have been a success without him. He Read more...
Christian was absolutely perfect!! Our wedding last Saturday Sept 28th couldn't have been a success without him. He dressed the part as a professional but is also a man of his word.
We will definitely be asking him to DJ our next event. He had a perfect selection of music and announced our wedding party as a true professional and kept us on schedule. He is the best kept secret in Northern VA, as far as DJ's are concerned. He is by far the best. After our reception our guests were complimenting on who and where we found the DJ and wanted to know where they can book him....I'm glad and proud to say he dj' d our wedding. You won't be disappointed.

-J. & J.'s wedding that was held at River Creek Country Club in Leesburg VA. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic Job - Great Music selection - I would recomend to anyone who needs a DJ
Fantastic Job - Great Music selection - I would recomend to anyone who needs a DJ
Fantastic Job - Great Music selection - I would recomend to anyone who needs a DJ Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Christian emceed our reception and helped to keep the party going when our band was on break. He kick started the reception with our introductions. In the planning phase, he provided helpful feedback when we were trying to pick out our cocktail hour music and intro songs. He worked well with our planner to ensure that the reception timeline was followed. Christian played music that he knew would get our crowd going, including building off of our introduction song. The transitions from band to DJ were seamless. Usually crowds disperse when the band goes on break, but Christian made sure it was only the band that took a break. He helped ensure our guests had a great time!
Christian emceed our reception and helped to keep the party going when our band was on break. He kick started the Read more...
Christian emceed our reception and helped to keep the party going when our band was on break. He kick started the reception with our introductions. In the planning phase, he provided helpful feedback when we were trying to pick out our cocktail hour music and intro songs. He worked well with our planner to ensure that the reception timeline was followed. Christian played music that he knew would get our crowd going, including building off of our introduction song. The transitions from band to DJ were seamless. Usually crowds disperse when the band goes on break, but Christian made sure it was only the band that took a break. He helped ensure our guests had a great time! Read less
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