My husband and I had our wedding budget laid out and set in stone before we started the actual planning process. DJ Dais appealed to us because of his excellent reviews and reasonable prices. And you know what? He was worth it AND MORE.
He came early on the wedding day (12.29.12) to scope out the venue, set up, communicate with the catering manager. Also, we had to move our ceremony indoors at the last minute, and he worked with the venue to creating a beautiful ceremony room with his lighting.
DJ Dais was awesome at making sure the event went smoothly, and on schedule. He was the best wedding coordinator (not his job, but it was like having a coordinator! and DJ! The light set up was beautiful, and the feel of the room was exactly how we envisioned it. His sound system was great, and he had everybody dancing to the end of the evening.
Also, he was incredibly easy to work with and so nice!!!! You can't ask for more - he is the DJ you want at one of the most important celebrations of your life.
Dias was our DJ for our reception in a French restaurant, and while I haven't worked with other DJs before, I have been to some weddings, where I thought they didn't perform that well.
Dias, on the other hand, exceeded our expectation in all aspects. He was professional and polite when we first met up with him and very quick in reply whether our communications were via email or phone. His delivery was outstanding. He knows what he's doing and keeps the venue very clean. You will not see a lot of cables running around.
He's not the cheapest around, but I truly believe you get what you pay for, and for what we got, we thought it was great value.
I highly recommend Dias to anyone who is looking for a DJ.
DJ Dais was awesome and worked well with our budget. Highly recommend.
DJ Dais' professionalism and service was excellent. He was always on top of organizing what needed to be done for the event. Working with him was an ease, and we appreciated how he sought to understand what we desired for our wedding (the song request sheets he gives the bride/groom are very helpful and they include: requests for ceremony music, reception music, bridal entrance, bouquet toss, etc.).
DJ Dais was also an excellent MC, and he kept the wedding running smoothly. Everyone was very pleased with how well he kept guests aware of the evening's events.
DJ Dais' is genuine, friendly, and dedicated. We greatly appreciated his service.
DJ Dais is an amazing and wonderful DJ! We booked him for our March 2012 wedding in March 2011 after a face to face meeting. His contract and pricing is very easy to read/understand. He was easy to work with and answered all my emails/questions promptly. He has worksheets so that the bride can fill out song requests, names etc which were very handy. Instead of picking out all the songs i wanted and did not want, i just gave a few examples of what i liked and let him handle the rest.
On the day of the wedding, a snow storm hit us! 36" dumped on the day of my wedding. You cannot believe the stress I was going through on the day of, I was SO WORRIED my vendors would not be able to make it through the snow! But DJ Dais was there and I was so relieved that he made it. Everything went smoothly and as planned during the reception. He kept the party going all the way until the end! I would definitely recommend DJ Dais to any bride!!
DJ Dais was AWESOME!
1. He was extremely flexible about coming to me and my husband who live in the San Fernando Valley instead of asking us to come to him - which was really appreciated.
2. He helped us pick out songs and his experience was extremely helpful.
3. He is very reasonably priced.
4. He was a great DJ and MC for our wedding. We got so many compliments about him from everyone: Grandparents, Parents/Aunts/Uncles, Cousins/friends and even our wedding venue complimented at how great he was. He kept everyone up and dancing and transitioned extremely well. My mother said that he was the best DJ she had ever seen at ANY wedding (and she's a really tough critic).
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Brides...save yourself the time and just hire DJ Dais! He is based in OC but we hired him for our Palm Springs wedding and he was awesome!
His prices are reasonable, he is very professional and nice...and most importantly...he played great music all night!
We planned to give him a long list of songs to play all night b/c we were nervous someone else would not be able to understand the relaxed, fun, casual (non cheesy) vibe we were going for...but we ran out of time. We gave him a few of our favorites and he understood exactly what we wanted and nailed it! He showed up on time, was very professional, and fun!
There are no hidden fees or upcharges as with some wedding vendors. He was very clear about all cost up front and delivered exactly what he we wanted...an awesome evening! We didn't have to worry about a thing.
I've been to some weddings where the DJ's seemed to think it was his time to make funny jokes on the mic, get a little of the spot light, and play their own style of music. DJ Dais was perfect and did a great job of keeping a flow to the evening with music without taking over with talking.
Just give him a few details about your wedding (i.e. formal, casual, lots of older people, hipsters, special dances, must have or must not have songs) and he will take care of the rest. We found him on Yelp, but am reviewing him here b/c I want to share my great experience with other brides. Great Value, very responsive, professional, and GREAT DJ!
DJ Dais made our wedding the best party we have ever been to. He kept the flow of the party going perfectly and played a ton of music that we love! He was great at making sure everyone who needed a mic had one in their hand at the right moment. He really kept the flow of the evening right on track. Since we live in Florida, we had never actually met Dais in person before our wedding, but we had heard so many great things from our friends that we trusted he was the right guy for the job. Corresponding with him through email and phone was the just the same as meeting him in person. He always replied to emails and phone calls in a timely manner and was fantastic at helping us find the right songs for the right moments. When we finally met him the day of the wedding he was so sweet and an awesome addition to our wedding team. We would recommend Dais to anyone and everyone. He was so FANTASTIC!!!
The best D.J. ever. Everybody at my wedding was commenting about how good the D.J. was. Was on time, responsive, professional and very easy to work with. I would recommend this D.J. for any type of venue. Very personable. If your looking for a good D.J. then this is the guy.
I am very proud of myself for choosing Dais as the DJ for my wedding in August. I asked around for recommendations on DJs and got quotes from various places. One day I came accross a review of Dais on Yelp and I was interested in hearing more about his sevice. After our meeting, he seems very professional and knowledgeable, and his price was the best that I've seen. I chose the package that included 6 hours of Dj-ing, up-lights for the entire ballroom, and monogram bride& groom names on the dance floor. After booking with him, anytime that I needed to speak to him he was readily available. He is very prompt on returning phone calls and replying to emails. On the day of the wedding, he set everything up perfectly. The games that he hosted was very fun. He is also the MC for our wedding. His voice projected very well and we got compliments from family members of how nice our DJ's voice is. Overall, I couldn't be more happy with Dais.
DJ Dais was super friendly, very professional, and did an all around great job. We had a couple lase minute scheduling changes and song additions, and he was able to accommodate us without any problems at all. I'd definitely recommend him for your wedding.
DJ Dais was great. I would recommend people use him. If we ever need a DJ again we would call him for sure.
DJ Dais rocked the house! Very good at getting people out on the floor. Plus, he is really easy to work with and was extremely responsive to our questions. Very good at handling the audio at the ceremony and rolling with the last-minute additions we had as far as people making toasts at the reception, etc. Good lighting too on the dance floor. Made good suggestions about music.
DJ Dais was the DJ at our wedding. On the most important day of our lives, DJ dais made it even better! He worked harder than anyone else on the day of our wedding. He came to the venue several hours early to set up, to set up everything with time, assess perfection to the last detail and was meticulous about his job. He worked with me during the time before the wedding to make sure that he met our demands in terms of what kind of music we wanted. Since we had some special music that we wanted, we provided him with some CD's with this music. He incorporated it perfectly! He was easy to work with and quite frankly, he was loveable! He was soooo accomodating to me and my guests. He was pleasant, professional, kind, entertaining, hard working and flexible. There were some changes we made during the wedding and he was easy to work with and accomodating...I would hire him again for any even. He was wonderful. He came early and stayed late. He did not complain. He worked hard and diligently. Everyone enjoyed him!!! I vouch for Dj Dais any day!!!
From start to finish, DJ Dais has helped make our wedding a pleasant experience. When we first went to check out his music at a local bar/club - we were happy with his selections so we decided to choose him, and were very happy that we did!
He was very courteous and professional - giving us our invoices with the breakdowns and making sure we understood each charge.
The worksheets he provided made it easy to decide which songs to pick for the wedding. :)
And best of all, when my coordinator pointed out that our vendor already provides lapels and mics, he agreed to refund that portion with absolutely no complaints! I would recommend DJ Dais to anyone who wants a pain-free music experience at their wedding.
Dais was a fantastic DJ at our wedding. We met with him prior to our wedding to disucss what we were looking for in regards to music during the wedding and at the reception. He listed to what we wanted for both and he delivered. He didnt have a song list to choose from which made it easy for us. He wanted to know what songs would we want to hear and not limit ourselves to a list of songs that he has as a professional DJ. During the preparation period he even sent us a sample of our entrance song which needed some editing. Not only did he edit the song to the precise time frame we were looking for but he also offered some suggestions on other songs that we were requesting. Outstanding!!
Our wedding started at 4pm and Dias was there setting up by 1pm. That's preparation. He went over the wedding list with me one more time and spoke to our wedding official on cues to follow. The wedding music and progression was problem free. All song cues were followed w/out mistakes.
Our wedding reception was a hit and a lot of our guest loved the music we choose and commented on our DJ as a good choice. My wife and I think so too!
I would recommend Dias for anyones's party or wedding event.
They say that there are certain factors that can make or break a wedding, music is by far one of those factors. THANK GOODNESS FOR DAIS! Dj Dais was completely professional from the moment we met. He even had paperwork to help lead us through the music selection process. At the reception it was clear that he had really listened to all the requests that my husband and I had made. He followed the timeline we gave him to a tee, and did a great job announcing all the different events, such as the bouquest toss. Our wedding had around 300 people and it was a mix of every culture under the sun and Dais did a wonderful job of incorporating the middle eastern music we had given him and had EVERYONE dancing! Dais receives 10 stars from us!
Dais is an amazing DJ! He was very organized and made sure our wedding moved along just as I had planned. We had so many compliments on how great the music was and most importantly the dance floor was always full of people dancing! We will definitely recommend him to any future Bride & Grooms!
Thanks again Dais!!!
He was such a large part of our wedding....everyone danced the night away :)
We could not have selected a more perfect DJ for our ceremony and reception. Dais was not only professional but he was personable and got our crowd dancing. He was helpful when we needed song selections. The music was the best we have heard at any wedding reception. I would highly recommend DJ Dais not only for wedding events but any event where you want to have a good time and hear great music.
We used DJ Daisuke for our wedding day. Beginning with our first meeting we knew this DJ was a complete professional. We met in his office, not a Starbuck's like many other vendors. We knew after this first meeting we were booking Dais and couldn't wait. At our event he arrived early for setup. He did a mini setup with wireless mics for the ceremony with no issues. During our grand entrance there were some changes in the order with our bridal party and Dais made sure everything was perfect before announcing everybody. All of the events went smoothly and Dais was great on announcements. He was not over the top or cheesy. (Exactly what we wanted). Dais played only the music we asked for. We had a pretty extensive do not play list that Dais stuck too. We were roped into playing a few of the songs we had on the list, but Dais asked the bride multiple times if it was okay before proceeding. If you are looking for a DJ at a reasonable price who will do everything you ask and more pick DJ Dais.
It was a real pleasure being able to work with DJ Dais for our Nov 2010 wedding. He was very easily reached, quick with responses and very organized. He provided us with templates for our reception timeline and how and when we like our song choices to be played. It made our job worry free which is a huge plus when there is such a huge empahsis on detail when planning a wedding. The reception itself ran smoothly and he kept the dance floor going all night. Our friends and family still talk about how much fun the reception was. I'd highly reccomend DJ Dais to those looking for a fun DJ.
Daisuke was the best! From our first meeting and on, he was always SO helpful and responded quickly to us when we had questions... Which was pretty often! He worked with us to customize our personal time line so that it was what we wanted. And the MUSIC! We had a full dance floor at our wedding the entire night! The sound quality was amazing. Not only was he a great DJ, but he really seemed to understand how important that day was for us and ended up being our "go-to" person with other wedding questions! He is THE BEST! ***Also saw him do a friend of mine's wedding and he rocked that one too! :)
DJ Dais was the DJ and MC for my wedding. He was great! He met with us prior to the date and had great ideas to help keep the reception moving. He was professional and organized and knows a ton of music! He was a great deal and we couldn't be happier with his service and professionalism!
DJ Dais was the first DJ my wife and I ever worked with and we found him outstanding. From our initial meeting to the end of our wedding he was first class. He knows all sorts of different music and had played great music throughout the night. He also helped us with the timing and structure of our wedding from the first dance to the last dance and kept the party and music flowing all night long. He had all the music we requested as well as old classics and new hit songs. He worked well with all of the other people helping with the wedding and I would recommend him for anyone looking for a DJ for a wedding or any other occasion. Thanks DJ Dais!
When we met DJ Dais, we were at a point of pure panic looking for a DJ. The budget for our wedding was so tight that we were considering not even hiring a DJ and just playing our own music from an Ipod. Our primary concern at that point was cost.
A friend introduced us to DJ Dais and we were so pleasantly surprised by how professional he was at our initial meeting. He was prompt, polite, and extremely organized. When we found out how much he was charging, which was well below half of all of the other estimates we got from other DJ's, we were overjoyed. We were even able to afford event lighting, which made a huge difference at our outdoor wedding. DJ Dais was extremely attentive during the planning stages before the wedding. He responded quickly to e-mails and even met up with us a few days before the wedding to go over the song lists.
On the day of the wedding he showed up several hours early to set up. He was dressed very professionally and made all of the announcements and introductions in a very classy way. He was able to determine from the song requests that we gave him prior to the wedding what our tastes were. He was able to fill the entire evening with songs that we loved and that our guests couldn't help but dance to.
We did not think that it was possible to find a DJ who was as friendly, professional, and talented as DJ Dais at such an affordable rate. DJ Dais was truly heaven sent. My husband loved working with DJ Dais so much that he hired him for a work event a few months later. Again, DJ Dais did not miss a beat. I would recommend DJ Dais to anyone, for any event!
-Julia, Irvine CA
DJ Dais is awesome! The events they work are a lot of fun and he really gets the party going. They are a lot of fun and are always professional! A great company to work with!
I worked with DJ Dais at a recent event at the Pantheon Mansion. He did an incredible job with the lighting, 2nd to none, and when the dance floor opened up he kept the music bumpin and guests were dancing late into the night. Good job Dais.
Professional, Friendly, and Great to work with!
Dais has an extremely impressive knowledge of music styles, and his equipment is top notch. If you have a crowd that needs varying styles of music, Dais is your man!
DJ Dais did a fantastic job at my last event. I was so pleased that we hired him. I recommend him to my clients as well. DJ Dais is so easy to work with. His customer service is awesome. He's a true must have at your next event!!!!
We know how important your wedding day is to you, and that you are looking for vendors who run legitimate businesses. You can rest assured that despite the affordability of DJ Dais, we are fully insured and licensed with a physical address that you can find us in. We offer the best value of Wedding DJs in Orange County, we are an established company with excellent high-end services with small company prices.
DJ Dais is a Mobile & Nightlife Disc Jockey service based in Tustin, CA. Owner Daisuke J Takeoka has over 14 years of Mobile DJ experience and his accolades range from a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musicology to mixshow airtime on the Los Angeles top rap radio station, KPWR Power 106.
Growing up in East Los Angeles's Chicano and Asian-American enclaves, spending four years in a Northern California college town, and settling in Orange County gives Daisuke a unique perspective for understanding different cultures of people as well as their tastes in music. His fans include mainstream nightclub goers, Latin music lovers as well as '70s & '80s dance parties. His specialty is his ability to beat-match mix in every genre with a repertoire ranging between Dick Clark's Rock 'N' Roll up to what is playing on the current radio stations, Spanish music and various forms of ballroom dance.
DJ Dais is also an advocate for cutting edge DJ technology as well as a master artisan. If you haven't seen him perform his craft in person, you will be thrilled to see what he can do with your favorite music.
A: Yes, DJ Dais carries liability insurance of up to $1,000,000 per occurance / $2,000,000 aggregate through RV Nuccio's ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association) insurance program. I also have the ability to additionally insure your venue, or other directly related vendor, in case they require to be added. Please ask for more information.
Q: Will I get a written contract?
A: Yes, all weddings come with a written contract complete with date, time, price information. This must be done to protect my business as well as to protect the client. A pricing guideline will be provided with the services itemized, so you know exactly what you are paying for, and how much it will be to add a service after the contract has been settled.
Q: Will YOU be our DJ for our wedding?
DJ Dais is currently a single-op; meaning the owner is the company and the company is the owner. It is unethical to sell a contract to another DJ without the clients concent. Aside from the circumstances of ailment, injury or force majeure, covered in the contract, you can count that owner Daisuke J Takeoka will be the DJ and MC at your wedding!
Q: Will you have an assistant at the wedding?
This will depend on how many upgrade items are added to your contract. As a rule of thumb, when there are two or more large items added, we hire an assistant for the day. Yes, it is customary to serve dinner to both the DJ and his assistant.
Q: Do you give discounts?
A: Yes, there is an automatic 10% discount to heroes in the community. These are people in or have served in the Armed Forces, Peace Officers, Firemen, and Educators. Also, there is an Organ Donor discount of 10%. Only one offer may apply to any contract (10% is the maximum).
Q: How much do you charge hourly?
A: This is a tricky question, though there is a definable answer: $30 - $60 per hour. It takes 12 to 20 hours of work to make a 5 hour reception successful. This includes meeting with the client to sign the contract, emailing, answering calls, faxing documents, checking mail, obtaining requested music, communicating with the coordinator, consulting the client several more times, loading equipment, unloading equipment, setting up, performing for five hours, breaking down, loading equipment, and unloading equipment. This should make it clear that the payment not only must cover the hours during the event, but the amount of time that is spent exclusively for the client by the DJ. With DJ Dais, these services are outlined in a fully disclosed pricing guideline, and you will be sure to pay for only the services that you need.
Q: What separates you from the rest?
A: Service and the lack of artistic ego. DJ Dais knows exactly what you need. You need a seasoned craftsman with experience to guide you with his expertise and provide you with appropriate service, and help you feel secure about your event in which you've invested much time and money. The last thing you need is a DJ who call themselves artists, selfishly expressing themselves with their taste in music, in front of your grandma. I will proactively consult with the client during the signing period, and during the last week before the wedding when the couple needs it most. The client will also receive a text message (where available) the morning of the wedding to confirm that all equipment has been tested, loaded and ready to go. The client will also have access to my direct line, so they can call if they have questions at any time.
When looking for vendors, it is very helpful to hire professionals who have already worked together and have previously built rapport with each other. When a vendor refers you their preferred vendor, generally, they aren't trying to sell you a referral for their personal benefit. They are trying to refer you professionals they have had a successful track record with, whom they can communicate well with, and who's cues and temperaments they already understand.
When you assemble a crew of fragmented vendors who have never met, your wedding becomes a testing ground for their partnership. Sometimes, these new partnerships result in great outcomes, while often, they do not. The question is, do you want to take that risk? Why not go with the sure thing?