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The Party Express DJs, LLC

Reading , PA
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Reading, PA 19610 US (map)

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ABOUT US

My name is Sean Shipper, owner of The Party Express DJs. I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to check out what we are all about. We can provide you with DJ and Emcee... Read more
My name is Sean Shipper, owner of The Party Express DJs. I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to check out what we are all about. We can provide you with DJ and Emcee services, Up-Lighting, Custom Colored Monograms, Pattern Projection, Photobooth Rental, Cake Spotlighting, Intelligent Lighting, and Ceremony sound systems (in addition to your reception.)

Your wedding is very special to us and not just a date to fill on a calendar. Our personable and professional staff of employees takes time to get to know you so we can help plan your perfect wedding. A wedding is the most important day of your life and you can rely on our years of experience to ensure a worry-free wedding that is performed to your personal tastes. At the time of booking we will help you choose a DJ based on your preferences and he and Sean Shipper will help you through the entire planning process. We have created an extensive planning guide that is updated frequently to assist you in making the important decisions regarding your ceremony and wedding reception. Some areas that the planning guide covers include but are not limited to: Time lines, Music preference, Level of interaction, Ceremony music selection (if we are providing entertainment for your ceremony), and Order of events at the reception. We are a professional, licensed, registered and insured LLC. We add that special touch making your wedding one of a kind and one that you will always remember because we genuinely care about your wedding's success.

For a prompt response, please call 610-451-2479 or visit our website http://www.thepartyexpressdjs.com where you can check your date for availability and reserve it without any obligation. Additionally, you can email us for more information! We also don't believe in hiding pricing from you. Our packages start at $825 and go to roughly $2800. With our unique "A La Carte" pricing structure, you are only paying for what you want and need. Detailed pricing will be provided through email, phone call, or a personalized consultation. Hope to hear from you soon! We'd love to work with you! 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, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We are classy, modern, energetic, and fun. Our entire staff of entertainers understands that it's your special day and wants to perform your wedding to your personal tastes. Whether your goal is a city style wedding with great mixing and little interaction or a more traditional affair with high levels of interaction, we've got the perfect DJ for you.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Yes and No. One thing that we enjoy so much about our "job" is getting to know people and how we can make their wedding dreams come true. Music choice shows a lot about a couples personality and style. With that being said, we would love to know what styles of music you would enjoy for your ceremony, dinner time, and reception dancing. On the contrary, we have performed a few weddings where the couple has chosen to pick every song (typically, because the last DJ they saw was horrendous). Sadly, these wedding are far less successful than ones where we can use our talents, integrating your choices, and making for an awesome, fun-filled, and spontaneous event. There is an art to what we do and being a human jukebox strips all that creativity away from us.
What is your usual attire?
Shirt and Tie with Vest
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, unless it is a song that we cannot find on a legal download site such as ITunes or Amazon.com. One issue we often run into are couples finding songs on YouTube. YouTube is a wonderful thing; however, much of the non-original content is in copyright violation and not typically available for purchase. Please keep this in mind when making song selections. As always, we will try our best to find a legal copy.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Two entertainers are standard on 5 hour reception packages and up. On 4 hour packages, we have one entertainer but if you would like a second DJ, that can be arranged for an additional fee.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We recommend no less than 4 hours for a wedding reception; however, we will do less if you request it. You would still be subject to our minimum fee of $825.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
You always have the opportunity to meet your actual DJ and owner Sean Shipper prior to the wedding. Obviously, you can opt out of this but we really recommend it because it helps build rapport and you get to know us and we get to know you much better.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
While we do not have any specific specialization, we can work with you to create the wedding you desire and have done weddings with the following ethnic themes: Latin/Spanish, Polish, Irish, Australian, and German.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes and its built into our event planner and discussed in detail at the client's planning session.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes unless it's specified that your venue requests we use their house system.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer PhotoBooths, Up-lighting, Intelligent lighting, Cake Spotlighting, Bose Brand Ceremony/Cocktail sound systems for multiple locations, Professional grade wireless mic, Larger satellite/subwoofer sound system (if you want an extra "kick" in your music or have a very large group) and even Karaoke (though not very popular for weddings)
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?
Typical setup is 20 minutes; however, we generally arrive 1 hour early. The more options you choose, the earlier we will arrive to setup. We do require 1-2 tables for setup depending on package chosen.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Only for the intelligent lighting package
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do have a banner; however, it is not used at formal events.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We do emcee the event and the level interaction is determined by you. Sometimes the easiest transition from varying styles of music is a vocal one. We do not talk between every song.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
If no one is dancing, I have several interactive activities that work well to motivate guests. Alternatively, I would try a classic slow song to get the people out then hit them with the best dance song I can find.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Since we are 100% computer based, there is no need to take breaks. We do not require a meal; however, we ask that if you're not providing us a meal that you kindly let us know at the planning session so we can accommodate.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
We play music from start to finish unless you request otherwise.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have a staff of entertainers plus we network with other local professionals. We always have you covered. Additionally, with our technology, in case of emergency, one DJ can easily perform your wedding. We include two with every package over 5 hours so the odds of two people being incapable of performing your wedding is slim to none.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Personally, typically no unless there is a large enough gap in time between events where I can easily do both. We do have a staff of 6 employees so we can easily handle multiple events per day.
What is your overtime rate?
$50 1/2 hr.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
This is dependent on how far away the reception is. Most clients incur no travel charges.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$100 down, event paid in full 14 days in advance.

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Vanessa and James
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not tell you how much we enjoyed Sean and his teammate Kevin. He came to our house gave us ideas that we did not even think of... from music to how to deal with unruly guests!

He had a timeline of what was going to happen when before he even left the house and email me everything we spoke about. I didn't need to write all these notes down. Which helped me out a lot when it came to the catering and also the cake delivery.

He even could play our Bachata and Merengue we enjoyed listening too and what got us together in the first place. He got back to my e-mails, texts, and phone calls within 2 hours. Then 3 weeks before my reception our photographer could not make it and he had a suggestion for that too. I LOVE THIS MAN. He can help you with anything that you need just give him and let him know what is going on.


He did everything he said and more! Even 24 hours before the event we have even more questions and he got back to us and even our family members :) During the event everyone was having a blast with his ideas and games. I didn't have to worry about what was happening next he would just get our attention move us to the next event. He even did my special announcements for my mother who has past 10 year ago.

Even when it looked like the party was taking a bit longer then plan to get everyone feed. It was okay Sean an Kevin had it under control and wiggled songs around for us. It was awesome.

I would use them again in a heart beat. The guests are still telling James and I how much they love the event and how the DJ got everyone involved. It is an event to remember.
I can not tell you how much we enjoyed Sean and his teammate Kevin. He came to our house gave us ideas that we did not Read more...
I can not tell you how much we enjoyed Sean and his teammate Kevin. He came to our house gave us ideas that we did not even think of... from music to how to deal with unruly guests!

He had a timeline of what was going to happen when before he even left the house and email me everything we spoke about. I didn't need to write all these notes down. Which helped me out a lot when it came to the catering and also the cake delivery.

He even could play our Bachata and Merengue we enjoyed listening too and what got us together in the first place. He got back to my e-mails, texts, and phone calls within 2 hours. Then 3 weeks before my reception our photographer could not make it and he had a suggestion for that too. I LOVE THIS MAN. He can help you with anything that you need just give him and let him know what is going on.


He did everything he said and more! Even 24 hours before the event we have even more questions and he got back to us and even our family members :) During the event everyone was having a blast with his ideas and games. I didn't have to worry about what was happening next he would just get our attention move us to the next event. He even did my special announcements for my mother who has past 10 year ago.

Even when it looked like the party was taking a bit longer then plan to get everyone feed. It was okay Sean an Kevin had it under control and wiggled songs around for us. It was awesome.

I would use them again in a heart beat. The guests are still telling James and I how much they love the event and how the DJ got everyone involved. It is an event to remember. Read less
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David
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
The party express Djs were great - down to earth, flexible guys. They were able to lead the reception without being overbearing or talking too much but still got everything done on time and in a fun manner.

They worked great with our reception venue, our officiant and our photographer. My wife and I were and still are very pleased with their professionalism, attitude and energy throughout the evening. if we are ever in need of DJs for an event again in the future, the party express guys will be our first call.
The party express Djs were great - down to earth, flexible guys. They were able to lead the reception without being Read more...
The party express Djs were great - down to earth, flexible guys. They were able to lead the reception without being overbearing or talking too much but still got everything done on time and in a fun manner.

They worked great with our reception venue, our officiant and our photographer. My wife and I were and still are very pleased with their professionalism, attitude and energy throughout the evening. if we are ever in need of DJs for an event again in the future, the party express guys will be our first call. Read less
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Shawn
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean and Kevin were not only fun and entertaining, but exceptionally professional. We received so many compliments from our guests about them. The comment we received most of all was that Party Express were the best DJs they had ever seen at a wedding and that they want them for their wedding. I was nervous that my guests would be reluctant to dance, but the dance floor was packed! Sean walked us through everything before the wedding and worked with us when we needed to make last minute changes. He was very accommodating and understanding of our needs. We heard Party Express was good before we booked them, but they exceeded our expectations in every way. Our guests had a wonderful time at our wedding, and Sean and Kevin deserve a huge amount of credit.
Sean and Kevin were not only fun and entertaining, but exceptionally professional. We received so many compliments from Read more...
Sean and Kevin were not only fun and entertaining, but exceptionally professional. We received so many compliments from our guests about them. The comment we received most of all was that Party Express were the best DJs they had ever seen at a wedding and that they want them for their wedding. I was nervous that my guests would be reluctant to dance, but the dance floor was packed! Sean walked us through everything before the wedding and worked with us when we needed to make last minute changes. He was very accommodating and understanding of our needs. We heard Party Express was good before we booked them, but they exceeded our expectations in every way. Our guests had a wonderful time at our wedding, and Sean and Kevin deserve a huge amount of credit. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
These guys were fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a DJ for their wedding - or any other party event. They were consummate professionals. They set up quickly and quietly, they had all my music info and timing down, they kept the party lively and were just a pleasure to work with. Plus, I know they take their jobs seriously and client satisfaction is a high priority for them.
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These guys were fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a DJ for their wedding - or any other party Read more...
These guys were fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a DJ for their wedding - or any other party event. They were consummate professionals. They set up quickly and quietly, they had all my music info and timing down, they kept the party lively and were just a pleasure to work with. Plus, I know they take their jobs seriously and client satisfaction is a high priority for them.
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean Shipper is an excellent dj and worth every penny! He went above and beyond for us and made us feel comfortable with our song choices and lighting. He even stayed and unexpected extra hour because we weren't ready for the party to end yet! Would love to do it all over again!
Sean Shipper is an excellent dj and worth every penny! He went above and beyond for us and made us feel comfortable with Read more...
Sean Shipper is an excellent dj and worth every penny! He went above and beyond for us and made us feel comfortable with our song choices and lighting. He even stayed and unexpected extra hour because we weren't ready for the party to end yet! Would love to do it all over again! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Dan and Eric were the DJs at our wedding. They did a GREAT job! I had a pretty big dance floor set up at my wedding and my fear was that no one would be on it. I was pleasantly surprised and my dance floor was full all night long!! They played everything we requested and everything was perfect from them! We had so much fun that we made them stay for an additional 2 hours! Couldn't be more happy from these guys, there were fantastic. A+++
Dan and Eric were the DJs at our wedding. They did a GREAT job! I had a pretty big dance floor set up at my wedding and my Read more...
Dan and Eric were the DJs at our wedding. They did a GREAT job! I had a pretty big dance floor set up at my wedding and my fear was that no one would be on it. I was pleasantly surprised and my dance floor was full all night long!! They played everything we requested and everything was perfect from them! We had so much fun that we made them stay for an additional 2 hours! Couldn't be more happy from these guys, there were fantastic. A+++ Read less
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Loni
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean and his team did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. The guest really enjoyed the entertainment. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know!!
Sean and his team did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. The guest really enjoyed the entertainment. I would Read more...
Sean and his team did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. The guest really enjoyed the entertainment. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know!! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean was everything we had hoped and more. I couldn't have been happier with the services provided. Every time I had a question or concern about the wedding, I would get an immediate response from Sean. I would recommend The Party Express DJs to everyone!
Sean was everything we had hoped and more. I couldn't have been happier with the services provided. Every time I had a Read more...
Sean was everything we had hoped and more. I couldn't have been happier with the services provided. Every time I had a question or concern about the wedding, I would get an immediate response from Sean. I would recommend The Party Express DJs to everyone! Read less
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mayazito
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean and Kevin were a pleasure to work with. Months before the wedding even took place Sean gave us a questionnaire to fill out that literally covered everything that could possibly come up during the reception.

We gave them some lists of music that we'd like to hear and they did an amazing job filling in the gaps with similar genres/styles of music. We saw every single guest on the dance floor. It was an amazing time and we received so many compliments about how fun the reception was.

We would definitely recommend Sean and The Party Express DJ team!
Sean and Kevin were a pleasure to work with. Months before the wedding even took place Sean gave us a questionnaire to Read more...
Sean and Kevin were a pleasure to work with. Months before the wedding even took place Sean gave us a questionnaire to fill out that literally covered everything that could possibly come up during the reception.

We gave them some lists of music that we'd like to hear and they did an amazing job filling in the gaps with similar genres/styles of music. We saw every single guest on the dance floor. It was an amazing time and we received so many compliments about how fun the reception was.

We would definitely recommend Sean and The Party Express DJ team! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean from the Party Express Djs did a great job at our wedding. I gave him a general idea of the type of music we like with a few songs we wanted to hear for sure thrown in the mix and he delivered! (I don't want to forget to mention that I only gave it to him two days before our wedding :) I didn't hear one song I didn't like and did hear all the music I personally requested. One thing I really liked about Sean was that he was not afraid to tell us what he thinks works well and what he thinks does not which I really respect. He was very organized and told me what I needed song wise which really helped me to just focus on one type of song I'm looking for at a time. I would recommend and the party express dj's very highly!!
Sean from the Party Express Djs did a great job at our wedding. I gave him a general idea of the type of music we like Read more...
Sean from the Party Express Djs did a great job at our wedding. I gave him a general idea of the type of music we like with a few songs we wanted to hear for sure thrown in the mix and he delivered! (I don't want to forget to mention that I only gave it to him two days before our wedding :) I didn't hear one song I didn't like and did hear all the music I personally requested. One thing I really liked about Sean was that he was not afraid to tell us what he thinks works well and what he thinks does not which I really respect. He was very organized and told me what I needed song wise which really helped me to just focus on one type of song I'm looking for at a time. I would recommend and the party express dj's very highly!! Read less
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