Ameritune DJs and Video, Inc
Our DJ was Al Mitchell and he was fantastic. I was the groom, so I'm slightly biased, but I have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was filled from literally start to finish. And then we extended another 30 minutes because everyone was having such a great time! A perfect mix of music for all crowds and fulfilled every obscure dance/ hip hop/ techno song we requested. I don't normally post reviews unless its dreadfully awful or completely amazing and this is on the amazing side of things. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. Get him a song list in advance to give him time to prepare though. I think that helped. For what it's worth, my wife and I walked in to an instrumental version of a song by Bone Thugs N Harmony. I'm pretty sure that took some digging...
While planning our wedding, my maid of honor suggested that her cousin has a DJ business why dont you give Ameritunes a call, so I did. When i called the first time it was like a pary on the phone. The lady I talked to was wonderful, she got all the paperwork in order and I asked for Beth to be our DJ. Beth was so great on the phone when she called, she is truly a professional. I had know idea what i was doing but she guided me thru one step at a time. My only perameters where that we like country music and the dont play list consisted of no rap and no Taylor Swift. Sitting at the head table I could see my mother sitting at her seat swaying to the music and smiling, my husband at the same time pointed to his older aunt also swaying and smiling. What a beautiful event! She played everything from Neal Diamond to hip hop. Beth Rocks! I cant say enough, Love you Ameritunes! XOXOXO
My wedding was flawless, and everyone was on the dance floor - even those who were admitted wallflowers.
Al did a fabulous job, and my night was awesome. Thank you@
We are so glad that we booked Al as our wedding DJ! He really kept the party going and everyone seemed to have a great time! We loved the live dinner music as well. Al really did an amazing job and we would definitely recommend him to our friends!
Ameritune also did a fabulous job with the videography! RJ captured all the important aspects of the day without being intrusive. It was also nice to not have a blinding light shining on us all night. After the wedding, the video editing process was completely painless. We just sent Ameritune our childhood photos and song selections and they took care of everything else (they even found a classical version for one of our song selections!). The actual video turned out absolutely wonderful! We loved that it wasn't "cheesy" like many wedding videos are. Ameritune is truly worth the money and we would definitely recommend them to our...
I was extremely pleased with my Ameritune DJ and Videographer. They were very detailed in obtaining information prior to our event. Being a multicultural wedding (Irish and Puerto Rican) I provided and playlist which was definitely used throughout the night. Both were flexible with a minor time change we had and the videographer actually arrived earlier than expected and obtained additional footage prior to the ceremony. Al our DJ and RJ our videographer were very respectful and made sure all my concerns were addressed and their main priority. Initially, I felt the cost was on the high end but by all means the service the service exceeded my expectations and well worth every penny. They definitely played a great role in out "PERFECT" wedding day.
Al was a great DJ overall...the dance floor was packed ALL night! We got many compliments from guests about the DJ & still are!
There were only a few things that brought his rating down: the groom asked for an announcement to be made and it took a very long time for it to be announced, the garter & bouget songs were reversed, and the song we chose for the anniversary dance was NOT played at that time (it was the groom's parents' wedding song), it was instead played earlier in the night and dedicated to the bride's grandparents.
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Well there goes my perfect rating... I'm not sure about the announcement being late, I usually make those right away, and then again a second time, maybe that's when the bride heard it, IDK. I was a little dislexic that day, I don't know how I messed those other things up, but I did. To be honest, after 26 years, and about 3000 weddings, I think I've made just about every oops that you can make as a DJ. Yes, I admit it, I am human. The bottom line is, although I made a few (really stupid) mistakes, that was an awesome, awesome party! Ultimately, the Bride and Groom were very happy, and that is always my goal. I posted a bunch of pics of it on our facebook page, and even wrote about it in our blog. There was even someone ( a little tipsy) dancing on the tables, lol.
Jim Schneeberger was our dj for our wedding on 10/1/10. He was great! My family and friends had a blast! He was great with announcements and making sure we always had people dancing. Thanks Schnee!
Beth did a great job getting people out dancing and keeping them out there! She also did a great job of getting people to interact and getting them excited before the dancing started. We were very pleased with her.
Ameritunes did a fantastic job with the music and videography. Al was professional, helped us the our slide show and played live music through the dinner hour. He used our play list and interspersed appropriate and upbeat music through out our night. We played a little game with the bride and groom and both sets of parents which was funny,all the guests got a kick out of it. No cheesy music just lots of dancing and good times. didn't mess up any names with the intros either , had a nice sound and nice lighting.
RJ did the videography and was all over the whole day. he was a hard worker, yet behind the scenes, we never even realized he was there. Very, Very good.
You tell them what you want, and they deliver exactly that :). Our DJ was fun, entertaining, and was talked about for weeks after the wedding--my cousin used him for her wedding 2 years later!
Al did a wonderful job and played the music that we requested.
The music was good but there were sometimes when the DJ was announcing that we could not understand him because of his accent. He was good though keeping everyone up and dancing
Vendor response to review
Haha! This must be a review of Juan (from Cuba). Yes, he was a little hard to understand, but lots of fun... Alas, Juan is no longer with us.
Every DJ is different, and we make it easy to find the best fit for your style. We have videos of each of our 7 DJs playing live at real weddings. You can see these videos on our website, or meet with us at our conveniently located office between Hoffman Estates and Elgin. . Ameritune's wedding video service offers 3 distinct packaes to suit all budgets and styles. We shoot with low light and don't cut corners when it comes to editing; best of all you'll have a beautiful keepsake to preserve your memories for a lifetime. Ameritune's pricing is reasonable and our quality is outstanding as evidenced by all our "Best of Weddings" awards from The Knot. Call us at (630) 372-TUNE (8863) or visit us on the web at ameritune.com.
Can we pick our DJ? Yes, you can see video demos online, in the office, or go see a live event (assuming permission from Bride and Groom)
What if he (she) is sick or doesn't show? We keep a backup DJ available
How long have you been in business? A long time- Since 1983.
What if something breaks? We have backups of all important equipment on hand.
Can we pick the music? Yes! It's your party, we want you to be happy. Tell us what makes you happy and we'll make it happen. If that means we are your personal jukebox-no problem, just be careful where you push the buttons.....
Can we pick what not to play? Of course.
What if someone requests a song that we said that not to play? We give them an option to pay us more than you are paying us. Most people give up after that. But if it ever happens (doubtful) that someone pays us that kind of money for a song, wouldn't you want them to? After all, you could probably use that $ on your honeymoon....