Creative DJs - Photo booths - Decor Lighting
I worked with Chris Bedke at Creative DJs. We got a referral from a friend about him. Our other DJ cancelled on us a couple weeks before the wedding and we were frantically looking around for a DJ. When I first talked to Chris, he was very attentive to all the details and accomodated me very well. He's very professional in the sense that he's been doing it for many different venues/events, that he knew all the forms/insurance liabilities/questions to ask. I felt at ease working with him and felt confident that he'd do a good job, and he did!
If I had to do it over again, I'd choose Creative DJs & Chris. A job well done!
All around Creative DJs delivered everything we were promised and great deal more. We are so happy that we did not choose a cheap DJ! We realized during the planning that this is not like buying a TV or something and we are 100% sure we did the right thing.
Both my husband and I and our families enjoyed your DJ, Mike. He was very professional and courteous. We will definately refer him for any services to others. He did a great job!!! He kept the party going and had everyone dancing. Thanks
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Chris was great in going with the flow and making it a great evening! Thanks a bunch, Christy
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Thank you so very much for the DJ and audio services you and your assistants provided for our wedding at Santa Anita. Many of the guests remarked how clearly the wedding ceremony was heard by the attendees (and the CD too). We appreciated everything; especially your attention to detail, and will certainly recommend your company's services to others.
-Virna and Jeremy Rich.
My new husband and I wanted to say many thanks for providing D.J service for our wedding day. We wanted to let you know that we received numerous compliments on your service. You were extremely professional and organized. You captured our entire ceremony verbatim, that alone is priceless. We are sincerely humbled by your service. We believe we made the BEST decision in choosing Creative DJ's for our entertainment needs. Your service was worth every penny.
-Ruby and Michael Broadhurst.
Had a wonderful time with you and your crew~ everything was great. Again thank you and you will be referred.
Thank you for making my daughter's wedding day very special. You are the true definition of a professional!
What a party! My feet hurt.
Everything was perfect, just as you promised!.
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Brian is an incredible DJ and MC. Everything was fantastic!
The ceremony sound was crisp and clear and the party was great. You made our big day very special!. Thank you
In 1985, we started our business with one goal; To provide the very best in mobile Disc jockey entertainment. Almost 25 years later, we have grown into a full-service multimedia entertainment source used by over two thousands happy couples.
And we are honored to have celebrated their wedding day with them.
We specialize in entertainment services for couples who want more than just a "DJ" at their wedding. Because in the end, what do you want your guests to remember about your wedding reception?
If your answer is "how much fun they had", you are off to a good start in planning the "ultimate wedding reception"
We offer DJ/MC services for your reception, ceremony sound, decor lighting, photo booth rentals, table pin spotting and monograms.
If you believe that "entertainment makes the event", we would love to schedule a no obligation consultation to discuss your wedding. You can start right now by checking your date.
As a professional entertainer, I am often asked by brides "What can I do to make my wedding reception better?' I have compiled a list of the most common mistakes made at a wedding reception and suggestions on how to fix them.
1) Don't put the older guests next to the dance floor/speakers. If you have to ask why, then you may want to hire a harpist for the night.
2) Don't cram your entertainment out of the way—your entertainer should be seen. Powerful entertainers will work to get people on the dance floor but they must be seen as part of the action, not just some side show.
3) A party should end when it shouldn't end, not when it should. Ending a party before it dies down leaves everyone with the impression the floor was packed all night. It just feels better when people are left wanting more versus being completely burned out.
4) A "too small" dance floor is better than one that is too big. Why? The answer is simple: It creates the impression, whether real or not, that the floor is full. People are more likely to dance when the crowd on the floor is dense than when they feel like the only ones out there. Take it from the pro who knows about dancing and crowd psychology, not from the banquet manager selling you on why a huge floor is so important. If people end up dancing on the carpet then great they end up dancing on the carpet and the story of your floor being so packed people couldn't even fit on the floor only further reinforces my point.
5) Darker is better than lighter for dancing. People feel like less of a spectacle, less "on-stage" when they think they're harder to see. That's why crime increases at night as well—and yes when some people dance it is a crime. This one works along the same lines of psychology as tip 4.
6) Keep exit doors closed. Doors are inviting and you don't want to invite people outside of the main room. Having them open allows more light into the room which again works against the psychodynamics of the dance floor. Open doors invite people to their cars in the parking lot. You want to keep their focus in the reception room for as long as possible.
7) This is a very general but valid statement: Nicer places, (country clubs, etc.) actually make it harder, especially in the summer and fall months to get people up and moving because they are so pre-occupied enjoying the scenery. Think about it... would you rather enjoy a cold beverage on a breezy deck outdoors amidst the trees or a sweaty dance indoors? It isn't that the night can't be great but all things being equal, nicer venues pull from the floor potential. As a DJ I love playing nicer events and usually do so, as that's my target market; but it can't change simple human nature. If you're having your party/reception at a really nice venue then you'll just want to pay closer attention to some of the other factors to tip the scales in your favor.
8) Bars should always be in the main room. Preferably closer to the dance floor but the floor shouldn’t be in the way of any lines to the bar. If a bar and/or desserts are put outside the main room, then a huge percentage of potential dancers are unavailable. Bars are like kitchens—they draw people to them. If you can help it, don't make your DJ wrestle with the draw of a bar.
9) If you're going to shut the bar down for 30 minutes out of, say, 6 hours, do it during dinner. If you do it at 11:30 then the party will more likely die out, as people will feel that it's time to go.
10) Happy music keeps things going. Keep away from any negative vibes at all. Keep the mood up-up-up.
11) Respect the musical opinions of your local professionals. They do this for a living. Be careful not to cut out all the "cliché" wedding music as you'll find this will negatively impact the dance floor potential. People dance to what they know. A wedding reception is not the time and place to prove to your friends and family that you're into obscure music. You've got a lot of people from all over your family tree that want to have a good time, so let your DJ exercise all his or her tools and really work his or her craft.
12) The entertainment should eat with the guests and not be fed a soggy club sandwich in the janitors closet. From tons of experience, the more my brides and grooms treat me as a guest, the more likely their unpaid guests will respect me too. I find it rather ironic that the nicest venues often have some sort of crapitude (made up word) towards DJs, bands, photographers and video crew and will encourage the bride and groom to shovel them off away from the action during dinner with a plate of moldy (I’m not kidding) cold cuts.
Wouldn’t it make sense that they be right near the action? Not to mention, if you treat your vendors like second class citizens, how do you think that affects their attitudes? Your pros will bend over backwards for you if you just treat them with the same respect you’d treat your guests with. I can tell you now that professional wedding vendors will even do extra for you at no charge when you treat them right.
13) Don't do a dollar dance. The reason is that when the bride and groom are doing this the guests realize they won't be seen slipping out the door. If you must do one, do it early on after the main dances and limit it to 3 songs max.
14) People tend to remember the beginning and the end of an event. That's why your DJ should do a strong, grand introduction. It helps build rapport early on, and if done right and with energy and enthusiasm, it puts him or her in a more powerful position to work your crowd all night.
15) The bride, groom and wedding party set the barometer for the dancing portion of the evening. Prior to the dancing, make sure you've used the restroom, had your smoke break etc and have your entire wedding party on the dancefloor when dancing begins. Your guests will follow suit and your party will be great.
16) Leave the family drama at home. This is a day to celebrate you and your new spouse's big day with friend and family. Avoid negative conversations that may interfere with your day.
17) It is best for any traditional events or speeches to be done and out of the way before dancing begins. In addition, it is important for pictures of the bridal party and bride and groom to be done, when at all possible, before the dancing begins. As a DJ I have seen more parties lose steam because my bridal party is having pictures taken after the bridal dance. Do all the pictures before. It may cost you an extra hour earlier in the day but it will save you from losing a good handful of guests early on in the evening.
18) If you have to cut corners, don't compromise on the entertainment. My clients never complain that they paid too much for my services. Also, know that experience is king. I am a better DJ after every event I do.