Escape Entertainment - Paul Thompson
Paul did an amazing job for our wedding. Not only the day of , but the time and consideration he put into every detail leading up to our special day is what makes him such an excellent DJ. He was a pleasure to work with, was able to get every single song we requested ( even the ones I asked for at the last minute ) and is an amazing MC. He helped with the flow of the entire wedding the day of, and ensured every transition that night was easy and effortless: From our entrance, to first dance, dinner, speeches, and our toast. I am so happy we chose Paul to MC and DJ such an important day in our lives together and wouldn't recommend anyone other than him!
Paul is wonderful, from the unlimited meetings to the recommendations Of music this man is one of a kind. We didn't have one worry at our wedding because Paul took care of everything. Seated guest, served food/drinks to myself, my husband our family and friends all while playing incredible music that we loved (he even gave us a mint before we greeted all our guest)! This man was absolutely amazing and did not forget one detail! He even pronounced every single persons name from our wedding party of 17 correctly. If you go with Paul your event will be perfect, Thank You Paul for an incredible Night. We couldn't have done it with out you!
-The Butterfields 3/16/13
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Stephanie, Thank you for the excellent review. Your wedding at Thousand Hills was awesome. Your ceremony was perfect and the dancing, toasts and special dances were all wonderful and made for lifelong memories. Thank you for your trust and confidence in my ability to serve you all..
Paul is incredible. We had our ceremony planned and then met with Paul to review songs. He took the next step to help plan the music for each part of the ceremony and orchestrate how it would go. He made suggestions which we used and allowed us to take the pressure off worrying how it might go. He set up early and acted as our MC keeping to the planned times so my bride and I could be carefree during our event. We believe he was a gift! involved, professional, and awesome. I recommend you don't waste any time searching for another DJ as Paul is it and is reasonably priced.
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Bill & Donna,
Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to serve you both on your wedding day.
Paul helped to make our wedding more perfect than we could have
imagined. He is so thoughtful, professional and listened to what Ryan
and I wanted for our wedding ceremony and reception. He met with us
various times before our wedding to make sure that he had created the
song-list that we wanted for our ceremony since Ryan and I had chosen
specific music. We gave Paul ideas of what we liked and wanted to
have played at our reception but had him come up with the playlist.
He did a fantastic job! He promised to have our dance floor full for
the entire reception, and he did. Our families and friends raved to
us about how much fun they had at our wedding. He also was incredibly
thoughtful during our wedding; he made sure that Ryan and I always had
a drink in our hand, that our food was served in a timely manner to
all of our guests, and that our grandmothers and parents were
especially taken care of. Paul then made sure that our wedding
license was accurately filled out; he took it upon himself to deliver
it to the county clerks office. I recommend Paul and am confident
that he is the best choice Ryan and I could have made for...
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Ryan & Sarah,
Thank you for the excellent review! Your wedding day at The Dana Powers Barn was so grand and unfolded just as we planned. Your music choices were excellent and worked perfectly for your guests. Your family & friends are wonderful people and they will remember your wedding day for years to come. Thank you for your confidence in my ability to give you great results. My best wishes to you always.
Paul was amazing. He was a DJ/ Wedding Planner all in one. He took a lot of time to make sure the music was perfect for us. He seamlessly moved our wedding day from the introduction when we walked into the reception, to the dinner, toast, first dance, etc. He is a true professional. He has a gift for words and a great sense of humor at the perfect time. I would recommend him to any couple.
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Wedding day 09-29-2012-Thank for the the nice words, your wedding day ran so smoothly and many of your guests commented how much they enjoyed the the location food and music, Thank you for taking the time to add your testimonial and my best regards to you both..
Where to start? Paul, with Escape Entertainment, is amazing. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and our guests still talk about how much fun they had dancing. Paul helped the reception flow, even when the cake fell over during the first course! His music choices were perfect, as were all of his pre-wedding tips and recommendations. We have never had so much fun, and we owe so much of it to Paul!
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Chrissy & Bryan, San Luis Obispo Country Club
A lot of people might have had a different reaction to their cake collapsing, not you. You took matters into your own hands and made it a really fun memory to your wedding day. Myself and Bill Mortimer were able to keep your cake intact until you and Bryan could take photos cutting it. As you said your dance floor was rockin' all night long. Our collaboration on the right music for your group was key.
It was my pleasure serving you, your families and guests on this special day. My best wishes to you and your families always. Thank you for inviting me to your brunch the following day, that was really thoughtful.
We can not thank you enough for all your help with the wedding! Your website was very helpful for planning as was all your suggestions and personal touches. We all had a great time celebrating together and I loved how many people were on the dance floor, you were right. “I even got a little country, Ha!” You are awesome at what you do.
Thank you Jessica and Gary
Paul is an excellent DJ and MC. He is not a young, just out of college guy, who doesn't know what he is doing. This guy is an expert. He has been doing weddings for many years and he knows how to keep the flow of the wedding smooth and keep the guests entertained. He has a very easy to use online computer program that makes music selection and creating a wedding timeline a breeze. He has the best equipment and always brings back up equipment in case of the unexpected emergency. He cares so much that he met us once a few months before the wedding and then again at our rehearsal. How many DJ's come to the rehearsal?!? My guess is not that many. We felt very blessed to have Paul as our DJ.
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Allyes, what an amazing venue you had, Windfall Farms was breath taking and you both planned so well. The food was incredible! Thank you for having me as support of your "A" list of vendors wedding vendors. Best regards to you and your families...
We used Escape Entertainment for our wedding at the SLO Country Club, and our day couldn't have been more perfect! Paul is extremely personable and makes you feel at ease throughout the entire wedding planning process up to the day of the wedding. He is easy to communicate with and responds to inquiries and requests in a timely manner. This was really important for us as we live in Germany at the moment and had to do a lot of our planning long distance via email. For the wedding day, he kept the event rolling smoothly from the ceremony to the last song. From officiating the ceremony and providing ceremony music to DJ-ing our reception, he was literally involved in every aspect of our wedding. And it really was perfect, we wouldn't have changed a thing! So many of our guests came up to us at the wedding and said, "Paul is awesome!". So if you are looking for a DJ and/or officiant in the SLO area and want someone who will make your day special and stress-free, go with Paul. You will be happy you did!
Paul is The Man. Simple as that. From putting in extra time at the rehearsal to helping us install lights for the dance floor, Paul was there at each step to make sure that everything was running smoothly.
During our wedding, Paul was there to gently guide us along on our schedule, and coordinated with our various vendors. In fact, we didn't really have to do much during our wedding except show up, look good, and dance (the music was off the charts).
Such was Paul's commitment to our comfort, that during the photo shoot he noticed that we were looking a bit parched, and promptly got us some ice-cold beverages. Later, Paul noticed that my (the groom) shoes were dirty, and personally shined them up before the second part of the photo shoot.
Paul was so attentive and professional that we had multiple guests ask us if Paul was a personal friend of ours. We just smiled and said, "yes, he certainly is". We would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for the best DJ around.
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David & Serena,
Ha, I forgot about the dusty shoes, you need look your best right!
What incredibly kind people you both are. You were simply a joy to work for and be near. Your private property venue in Arroyo Grande turned out wonderful and your guts were treated to A+++ celebration on your wedding day. You will always be remembered.
Where to start!! This man is amazing at what he does!! Our guests had a blast with him!! He keeps things moving, works to really make your day everything and more then you expected!! He was also our officiant and was just perfect!!!
Your missing out if you do not choose him!!! He is just spectacular!!!!
He is kind, funny and really has such grace when he was speaking about us!!
He is 1 in a...
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Adam & Kara-08-17-2012.Flying Caballos Ranch.
Thank you for your trust in my be creativity with music and some traditional areas. It paid off big for you both. You were both so deserving of the kind of day that unfolded at Flying Caballos Ranch.
You will be not be forgotten.
Best regards, Paul
Paul did a great job taking on the role as the ambassador of our wedding. He made sure my husband and I were well taken care of. He brought us drinks and dinner so we could spend time visiting family and friends. He also spent a lot of time with us before the wedding making sure we had the right songs selected and the timeline perfect. Paul was very accommodating and friendly. At the wedding, he made sure our guests had a great time by bringing lots of fun entertainment and great music.
Paul was wonderful! He provided not only DJ services but also served as the coordinator and the "go to" guy for everything day of the wedding. He is professional yet fun and easy to work with.
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Paul did such an amazing job as the DJ of our wedding, and made sure every little detail of the day was flowing smoothly. We have received so many compliments about how fun and smooth our day was, with no awkward or long pauses, and we have Paul to thank for that! Our day was fun and stress-free thanks to him! Paul was open for discussion during the planning process and was full of great ideas to help make our day extra special.
We just wanted to thank you again for making Amy and Dustin's wedding such a great celebration!! You were amazing and so very in tune with the crowd and everything that was happening which made things run so smoothly!! The next day Amy asked us if she imagined it or did nothing at all go wrong??!! We appreciate all you did to keep things on track and adding so much fun and humor at all the right times. Loved the Godfather theme music before Don's speech! :)
You will definitely be the first person we recommend whenever we hear of anyone looking for the best DJ ever :) Thanks again!!
Paul went above and beyond the job description of a DJ. I was very satisfied with his services, and highly recommend him to any bride! If you're looking for someone who takes care of all the little details, Paul is your guy!
Up until the day of my wedding he had as many meetings as I wanted with him to ensure that I felt comfortable with all the music details. He was prompt when showing up to meetings, and followed up quickly to phone calls, text messages, and emails. He showed that he is thorough and experienced as he brought up many details that I would forget or didn't even know about.
On the day of my wedding he served my grandparents their dinner, served me and my groom dinner, reminded me and my groom to walk around to greet guests (and also offered mints!), provided excellent lighting to the venue, played songs according to our request list and had some great picks of his own to keep the party going.
The DJ was one of the things that we wanted to invest in, and we were thrilled to find Paul. The wedding was perfect as he coordinated the reception. We didn't have to worry about a thing! Everything went smoothly and I know it's because we had Paul to oversee the...
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Thousand Hills Ranch-Pismo Beach.
Grace thank you for mentioning so much detail about my service. You had an amazing wedding day. You were organized and willing to take some creative suggestions that were rewarding. You put a great music lists together combined with food and the awesome barn setting it could not go wrong in any way. My best to you and Andrew.
My husband and I met Paul on accident when he came in to my husband's stereo shop one day. He was looking for some audio equipment and mentioned he was a DJ, so if we knew anyone getting married to have them check out his website. Of course, WE were getting married, so I looked up his reviews and wow, I was impressed! Our photographer had worked with Paul before and highly recommended him, so we immediately scheduled an appointment to meet. What a personable and amazing guy! He worked with all of our unique music tastes, from my husband's desire to walk in to The Final Countdown, our custom playlist for the evening and our "different" first dance song. Not only was he our DJ, he also officiated our ceremony. Paul put together a very nice, professional and fun ceremony that included audience participation. He also provided lighting for our reception, which made the venue even more cozy than it already was. I got many compliments on what a great DJ he was and how beautiful the reception looked with the fall-colored lights. Paul is definitely a triple threat; he takes care of all of the little details, is attentive to the bridal party and family members' needs, and keeps the day running smoothly. My husband and I truly feel that without Paul, our wedding would not have been as special as it was. ~Meredith & Jesse
I dont even know where to begin. The service that we received from Paul was above and beyond anything i could ever expect. He truley cares about making your day special. We had one meeting with Paul and with his help we were able to plan out our entire ceremony and reception in one session. I know he would have been happy to meet with us as many times as needed, but honestly that one time is all it took. He really knows music, and he has a huge library of every type of music you can think of. The ceremony was flawless and the reception was a blast. everyone had a great time, and to top it off, Paul personally went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of, from going table to table to check up on our guests to making sure that me and my brides glasses were always filled. Now thats a real host. We definatly made the right choice
Can't say enough about Paul and how amazing he was at our wedding this past weekend. We met with him the Tuesday before our wedding and I knew right from the start it was a good match and that he would be easy to work with. We went over the entire wedding, what kind of music we liked, and pulled everything together seamlessly. All of his music suggestions fit perfectly and we were always on the same page. Paul's work at the wedding was nothing short of awesome. Our main goal was for our wedding reception to be one big party where everyone had a great time and danced the night away. Our expectations were exceeded. The music list we put together was a huge success and people had a great time. The dance floor was packed the entire night until the very end and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding reception. Can't thank Paul enough for how he treated us and how well he handled everything. He even went and got me my dinner so i could take a few minutes to relax during dinner and was there on more than one occasion with a fresh beer. If you need a DJ for your wedding that is professional but also knows how to have a good time and keep your reception going he's your guy.
My wife and I and my sister and her husband entrusted Paul as our DJ/Master of Ceremonies for our 275 guest double wedding at a family farm outside Paso Robles and were extremely happy with the result. From the start, Paul provided valuable insight on the many logistical challenges presented by holding a large double wedding on a farm (e.g. lighting, scheduling, parking, staging, ceremony choreography, sound, etc.). He maintained good communication throughout the planning process by letting us know what he needed and asking the right questions. He was also proactive in making two site visits and reaching out to our three live musicians to accommodate their needs. On the big day he was calm and collected and seamlessly orchestrated the many activities we planned. He also maintained a high energy level and got people on the dance floor (ours was packed all night). His audio equipment (which was set up in 3 places (ceremony, cocktail area, and reception) sounded great and we had more than enough wireless mics to go around. After the ceremony we were able to relax and enjoy our wedding day rather than worrying that something would go wrong. I'm very glad we went with Paul.
Paul was helpful from the moment we contacted him. He met us in person to go over logistics, met us at the site, met us again to go over song choices, did a great job on the wedding day, and sent us follow up files and information! We could not have asked for a better DJ, MC, and friend. Paul communicated so well and was so personal with our guests, that some family asked if we knew him! Everyone said what a wonderful job the DJ did, which we felt was a really important part to our wedding day. Not only did Paul bring lighting for our venue, he also played for an extra hour while the party wound down. Paul went above and beyond for us and if we did it again, or had friends to recommend a DJ to - we would say, go with Paul, we gauruntee he will do a great job for your special day.Thank you Paul! We hope to see you on the central coast the next time were in town.
Hiring Paul as our wedding DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! We were looking for someone who was upbeat but not annoying, professional but not boring, and someone who had enough experience to make the evening run smoothly without any awkwardness. Paul was exactly what we were looking for. Paul was very professional, responsive and flexible with any late changes, considerate of our wishes, super helpful, and just an overall nice guy. We were planning the wedding from out of town and from the beginning Paul had offered to help out with anything we may have needed. He was very flexible and met with us on short notice to go over the details before the wedding day. He had lots of suggestions and advice but at the same time was not at all pushy. He did sound for the ceremony and DJ/emcee'd for the reception. He is a great speaker, very personable, and added so many personal touches and that made for a great evening. Paul worked really well with our wedding coordinator and other vendors and kept us updated on timing and order of events through out the night. In addtion to sound, Paul also provided the up-lighting for our wedding. It was a last minute decision and we were so thankful he was able to accommodate us on such late notice and his pricing for up-lighting was very reasonable. The lighting turned out great! Overall, my husband and I were completely pleased with Escape Entertainment and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, knowledgeable, reliable DJ for their wedding day.
AMAZING! I really can't say enough great things about Paul Thompson. He is really a quality human being, not to mention a fantastic DJ! I found out that it was going to rain on my wedding day (in June!) 3 days prior. We had an entirely outdoor reception that wasn't tentable. I had to change the entire reception for 170 just a few days before the wedding. Paul had called to check in on me after seeing the weather report. He dropped everything he was doing and helped me in my search for a new venue. Not even my planners stepped in to help (they wanted to charge me extra!). Anyway this is a testimony to Paul's character. He is caring and makes it his job to make sure it is the most wonderful day for you and your significant other. He not only makes sure the DJing is on point, but he really makes sure that everyone is having a good time. He checked in on me and my husband; made sure our drinks were full and made sure my family was taken care of. He even had mints for us when it came time to greet our guests. LOVE IT! Paul also does lighting and was so kind to help with that when the venue was changed. It made the everything look wonderful. Now let's talk about the DJing. I am musically obsessed. I was nervous about letting someone be in charge of everything that was played, but Paul NAILED it! My husband is Italian and Paul did such a wonderful job incorporating it into the reception. Every song choice was spot on! With all of the stress we went through in changing the venue Paul was always someone that we could count on to be there for us to make sure the day went smoothly. Thank you so much Paul for making our day so wonderful!
After our first meeting with Paul we knew we would be hiring him. Paul was not only professional, but always felt like our friend as well. We knew we wanted our wedding to be one where the dance floor was always full, and that is exactly what we got. We had several genres of music we wanted, including Latin and Armenian, along with Oldies and Hip-Hop, and Paul played it all.
With us being from out of town, Paul took the time to meet with us two days before the wedding to go over all of our music and our timing for the ceremony as well. Our ceremony was outside, but Paul was able to strategically place speakers (that weren't obnoxious) so that I was able to hear all the music as I waited to walk up the aisle to my Groom.
I cannot rave enough about Paul. Hire him, you will NOT be disappointed. He also has this online music planner that allows you to peruse his music and select songs you want for every aspect of your wedding; and if he doesn't have something you want, he will get it for you, as he did for my bridal entrance song!
Words can't express the happiness that both Jeff and I feel remembering that you helped create the most amazing and beautiful wedding ever. Thank you so much for everything that you did for us that day and just to let you know that you were our favorite vendor out of all of the people that helped us.
Paul Thompson of Escape Entertainment performed our Ceremony as well he was the DJ of our wedding reception. He did an amazing job as our Officiant. He put so much thought and care into every detail of our wedding. He was extremely professional and made us feel like family at the same time. I highly recommend Paul Thompson to whom ever may need the services that he provides. I promise you will NOT be disappointed. He made our wedding a day that we would never forget. It was a dream come true.
Paul literally saved our wedding day. He stepped in to cover for our DJ and friend who had been in a terrible motorcycle crash the week before. This, aside from being obvioulsy horrible for our DJ, was quite a hurdle for me to get over - being 5 months pregnant and very emotional already. However, on less than a day's notice, Paul was set up at our venue and ready with the ceremony details, vows and music we'd developed with our other DJ. Everything went wonderfully. His delivery of the ceremony was beautiful and very touching for someone we'd met only hours before. Paul coordinated with the venue manager and staff, band and families without us even needing to ask, and helped my husband and I throughout the night. We can very honestly say that we wouldn't have been able to get through the day without him. He was an absolute god-send and everyone, including all of the other vendors, our band, and both families, thoroughly loved him. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Paul was an absolutely wonderful DJ! He catered to every need, even asking if we needed drinks, and brining out mints before we mingled with people. A dj is extremely important at any wedding, because they get the party started! Paul helped us with our music selection with every detail. He had awesome suggestions and met with us 3 times when we were having trouble deciding which songs to pick! I would highly recommend Paul! Extremely professional and friendly!
Paul was AWESOME! He did sound for my daughters ceremony at the church and also at the reception. They were a 15 minute drive apart and he was so professional and prompt. He even came to their rehearsal to map everything out! He met with them many times and also via email, to help them choose every song they wanted from the very beginning to the end. We just sat back and let it all flow! He is the guy to have. It was an incredible day!
(OFFICIANT & DECOR LIGHTING)
Paul was the officiant for our wedding. He went way above and beyond what we expected in an officiant. We ended up having to move our ceremony inside at the last minute because of high winds and rain. We had another unforeseen circumstance as well. Paul was supportive, flexible and totally involved in improvising and making the best of the situations. He ran back and forth between Chris and I to make sure our sanity was holding up. He even went to the bar to get me a glass of wine to calm my nerves. He had a perfect balance in the ceremony between humor and touchy-feely stuff. His wording was impeccable and was very personable and heartfelt. His delivery and tone was inviting, comforting and enthusiastic, another perfect balance. Paul also provided some beautiful decor up-lighting for our venue. It was transforming and gave our night the mood and atmosphere we were hoping for. Many of our guests complimented his officiating and lighting. We highly recommend any and all of Paul's services. He has qualities that are hard to find in wedding professionals today! Thank you for making our special day such a successful and memorable night!
My advise to all brides regarding DJ services is " if Paul Thompson is available, book him!" I have worked with Paul for over a decade now and he is consistently amazing. Recently Paul provided his services for two of my holiday parties at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. I could not have been more delighted. He is professional, fun, flexible and just an all around great guy to know. If you are planning a wedding in San Luis Obispo County and are looking for a DJ, look no further; Paul Thompson is "The Man"
San Luis Obispo Country Club
Paul was very professional, and EXTREMELY helpful. Having worked at our venue previously (Madonna Inn), he ran through how the ceremony and reception would go with us from start to finish. When our day came we were completely ready. It took a lot of stress off of everyone. We were very happy with the all of the little things that Paul did that helped make our wedding so awesome!
We were incredibly pleased with Escape Entertainment's services. Paul was wonderful. Throughout our planning process Paul was incredibly helpful and supportive. The day of our wedding Paul went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. Not only did he play music that catered to all of our guests... he served us our food, drinks, and even mints before we went out to greet our guests! We are so happy we chose Escape Entertainment for our wedding. He's more than an MC. You WILL NOT be disappointed!
To start from the beginning; My fiancé (now wife) and I talked to several local DJs in the central coast area. We were off to a very disappointing start until we talked to Paul. He invited us to his home, put on some coffee, and walked us through our whole wedding day. Until that point, we had no idea of how the day was going to come together, how many songs we needed, how to move guests from ceremony to reception, when to do first dance, etc. Paul was friendly and professional and helped us plan our wedding day. Paul was never more than a phone call away and met with us several times for planning and song selections. Paul helped setup up the “unity beer” portion of our ceremony and was the first to give us a picture of us at dinner (which he somehow managed to take and print while performing DJ and Emcee duties). It was a very nice touch. As promised kept our reception moving and the dance floor packed (and for the first time ever someone played Free Bird when I requested it!). After the wedding Paul volunteered to turn our marriage license in for us. It was another example of the many things that Paul did to help us out and make our wedding day an absolutely amazing and special day. In short, Paul is a very friendly and professional DJ. He was a key player in making our wedding day perfect. We highly recommend Paul for weddings or any other special event.
Paul Thompson is simply amazing! Three weeks prior to our wedding date we had a medical family emergency and were not able to spend the time planning that we would have like to. Paul stepped up to the plate and it was exactly what we wanted. I also noticed that Paul took a personal interest in the enjoyment and safety of our guests. Twice my grandchildren 2 & 4 misplaced themselves and Paul was the first one there herding the little ducklings back to the room. If ever I need another DJ I will not hesitate to use Paul, he surpassed our expectations.
All that and he is a great person too!
Robert and Sharon Falvey
Paul was a wonderful dj!! He was at our venue early, set-up and was ready to go with plenty of time to spare. He accommodated our best man's musical toast. He let him use his sound system and offered to do a sound check beforehand. He got the reception going and then brought my husband and I iced teas while we were taking pictures. He knew exactly what we needed! He made sure we were happy and had plenty of food and drinks. He was very accommodating with all our guests musical requests. Paul was able to keep the party going and added personality to our reception. We had many compliments on him even weeks after our wedding! Thank you Paul!
Paul and Toby did a wonderful job. What I really liked about them is they do as little or as much as you want and they just really blended in well with our family and friends. Their was not one song thata i didnt like and good music is very important on your wedding day. Thank you guys again, and hope to see you at Becca and Cody's wedding in May!
Paul was fantastic. I would recommend him for any occaision. Very professional and knew exactly what to expect from the guests. Everyone loved all of the songs that he selected for my 60th - Rock n Roll birthday party. Ricki Pace
Paul Thompson made our wedding very special. The location where we had our wedding had just changed hands and the wedding coordinator was very new. She was not sure of what to do. Paul step in and ran the show thanks to him everything went smooth. He is a very sweet person and very organized. We can not say enough to show you how awesome he really is. We highly recommend him if you are needing a DJ. He went out of his way to help us and we greatly appreciate it. Without Paul it would have been a mess he saved our special day. Thank you Paul! Sincerely Wendi and Travis Foreman
Paul really knew how to get folks dancing. He added special touches like fun sound effects to add to our trivia game. When he spotted that we could do without the LCD projector, he made the helpful suggestion of moving it out of the way to allow for a better dance space and helped move it. His fees are very fair. I would highly recommend use check him out if you need a DJ.
Paul did a fantastic job at our wedding and we made it tough for him because we were out of town and only had one face to face meeting the day before the wedding! He was great to work with, played fantastic music and wanted to make sure our day was as special and perfect for us as it possibly could be. Our groomsmen tried to pay him to stay longer-and he would have!!-but the venue had a curfew so we had to leave. He definitely helped to make our day unforgettable and FUN. Thanks Paul!
Paul was the glue to keep our wedding together. He coordinated the entire thing. He also made sure everyone felt comfortable and important. I felt comfortable and confident in Paul from day one. I HIGHLY recommend him for any one who is getting married and only wants the best :)
Paul made the whole wedding experience such a special event. When we met him prior to the wedding he told us to just show up, spend time with our guests, enjoy our meal and beverages and have a good time and he would take care of the rest. He was so right. He handled everything with ease and professionalism along with his wonderful wife. Everything was so organized and flowed perfectly. Paul guided the guests through each special part of the event and the guests didn't even realize it. We didn't feel rushed at all through the entire event. After the wedding several guests told us what a great time they had and what a special day it was. Thank you Paul! We will definitely recommend you to anyone needing a DJ and wedding coordinator. I wish you the best! Diane & Bill Moy
I poured over all the DJ reviews on Wedding Wire and e-mailed Paul because I was so impressed that review after review was nothing but great. My fiancé could tell by the look on my face after I got off the phone with Paul that he was exactly what we were looking for. In addition to recording (audio only) the ceremony and providing great music before and during the reception, he also coordinates the reception. His online planner was so easy to follow and he was very attentive during the planning process via phone and e-mail if I had any questions about anything. I knew I wouldn't have to worry about knowing where and when anything was happening with Paul at the helm. He does not abuse the microphone, he is great with people, and is laid back without losing his professionalism. We couldn't have wished for a better wedding and Paul is a big reason why it was so successful!
Paul was an amazing DJ and went above and beyond all of our expectations. Meeting with him to set up specific music, requests, and a timeline of the day was both fun and extremely helpful. He was able to create the most personal experience for us down to the smallest details of the ceremony and reception. Paul made sure we had absolutely nothing to worry about during our big day. He went the extra mile when there were items that came up at the last minute. He was very professional through out everything and we received many comments from friends and family about how wonderful he was. Lets not forget to mention that the music was awesome and our dance floor was rockin! We would recommend Paul Thompson to anybody who wants a wonderful DJ to ensure the perfect day.
I don’t even know where to begin. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. You made our wedding perfect and an unforgettable one for our guests and us. We are still hearing from our guests how wonderful our DJ/M was. How he fed off the guest’s energy, was very fun and professional. Thanx for all the meeting time prior and helping us select the perfect personal music for the entire wedding. You are exactly what we wanted Paul and we could not be more happier. I am going to highly recommend you to our friends and family on the Central Coast. I hope our paths cross again.
Emily & Mark
July 17, 2010
Robert Hall Winery
Paul is one of the most personable and professional DJs I know. Having been to several weddings before our own, and seeing the quality of DJ's being hired..I was extremely confident in having Paul perform for our day. Before the wedding, meeting him made me feel like there was not a single thing to stress about. He knew my vendor and caterer already, and was able to work with them easily. He had great suggestions for event the day of, and helped with the time line of the ceremony and reception. He made our wedding day so smooth..not just with the flow of music, but with the flow of events and by ensuring that all our guests felt comfortable and included. He took such good care of my husband and I, as well as our families.We would recommend him to anyone!
This was the second wedding in our family and I called Paul first out of all our vendors. He is an amazing DJ that will work with you to make your wedding personalized to your style and be there to answer any questions as you plan your wedding. He is not only the DJ on the day of your wedding, but also an MC, coordinator, helper, organizer....etc. His music is awesome! The lights are great....especially in pics.....and his ability to keep the party going and make sure the bride and groom are happy is the best. I highly recommend him to make your day extra special and give it the personalized touch. He is professional, is a team player with other vendors, and will make your day care free!
Paul was able to be professional while allowing our family to develop a relationship with him that was visible in his personable presentation at our wedding. I enjoyed his unique ideas that made the wedding more intimate and memorable. Paul is an honest, good man who has respectable family morals and ethics that he carries over into his business. The website he provides is a great tool for couples to tailor thier wedding to match thier personalities and visions.
What an amazing host! Paul gladly met with us as many times as we needed before our wedding day, to make sure that we were comfortable and pleased. The day was perfect and seamless! If you hire Paul, you don't have to think or worry about a thing, he's got you covered! I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Thank you, Paul!
From the moment we arrived at our reception, Paul was there to get us what we needed and make us comfortable. He anticipated everything we needed before we could even ask. His attention to detail and service was unbelievable. We just got our pictures back and you can see that everyone was having a great time dancing and laughing! Paul helped to make it a most memorable event and I would highly recommend him to DJ your next event.
By far, Paul Thompson w/Escape Entertainment, exceeded 5.0 on the scale. My guests were blown away with perfect music selections, timing, and offering to do anything to make our events (a wedding and a seminar) the best they could be. I am still hearing positive comments on what a fabulous time our guests had. His suggestions made the evening flow smoothly and his many years of experience were evident throughout the event. If he is available for your event date, you will be very fortunate! You, too, will have wonderful and lasting memories. Marilyn C
We were happy with the services provided.
Paul thompson was our DJ on April 10, 2010 for our 4th. (yes 4th.!) daughters wedding. Our only regret is that we did not have hime for the first three! Paul went beyond what was expected. He took it upon himself to be the head table's 'personal' waiter. He served them their drinks when they arrived, cleared their plates when they were finished eating, provided the bride and groom with mints, and checked with them throughout the night to see if there was anything they needed. If we had any more weddings to plan, we'd check with Paul first to see if he was available before we finalized a date! Thank you Paul!
Escape Entertainment is more than a D.J. He is a Master of Ceremonies!!! He performed above and beyond our expectations. We had a very tight schedule, he kept things flowing, so that our guests didn't get bored, hungry, or impatient. He kept the guests happy and entertained. As he warned us we would be pulled in all directions on our special day. I (the groom) made it a little difficult, because I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, and was never were I was supposed to be. He did an excellent job dealing with the chaos. We would have never known that he had an amp fail on him if it weren't for him telling us after the fact. The man never missed a beat. Paul goes above and beyond the call of duty. He made our dinner plates, herded the guests through the buffet line, and got them seated when it was time to be seated. When we met with him to go over our music list and schedule, my van got a flat tire in his driveway. He helped change my tire. You don't get that kind of service from other D.J's. Although I only met Paul a couple of times prior to our wedding, I felt as if I'd known him for years. After meeting him you can tell he genuinely cares about your event and does his very best to ensure that your day turns out exactly as you wish. I would say that nowhere else, will you get "the bang for your buck" that he provides. I already recommended him to a friend whom needs a Master of Ceremonies and will recommend him in the future. We appreciate all that he did and are glad we found him. He was excellent, probably the best in the business!
The Masullo family.
Paul did way more than expected - clearing our plates, bring us mints, drinks & making sure our families had what they needed as well. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about what a great job he did. The music was perfect - played a little bit of everything for everybody. He took charge - making things run so smoothly! I would recommend him 100 %! :)
We can't recommend Paul enough. He went way above and beyond what you'd expect from a DJ. In addition to being a perfect DJ at our nighttime reception, he was a huge contributor to our morning beach ceremony. He helped us with logistics, set up a sound system and microphones, gave us a digital recording of the ceremony. Then at the reception, we had a very special slide show/movie we wanted to show. Paul not only helped us get the equipment to project it, he took ownership of setting it up and running it. Finally, no detail escapes Paul. He even took the time to bring the weary bride a made-to-order cup of coffee at the end of the reception. Another great thing about Paul is how he approaches the project. He took time to get to know us, then he stepped forward with great suggestions about how we could accomplish our vision. He's not a DJ who does the bare minimum, or offers a canned program. He was a partner in the design and management of the entire wedding. He enthusiastically did everything he could help us. We couldn�t have been happier having Paul on board. He came highly recommended from our wedding coordinator, and was she right!
Overall, this DJ provided excellent service. He went above and
beyond to make my guests comfortable, and was very responsive to
everyone's needs. He brought food to our table, even though it was a
buffet service, so my husband and I would not have to do this. Our
caterer did not provide water, which was an oversight on their part,
and Paul tracked some down for us and our guests. We had a less-than
professional caterer, who kept speaking with the D.J at less than
opportune moments. Unfortunately, Paul was interrupted and distracted
by our caterer during our first dance, and the music did not start or
stop at the right time. This was the only hang up of the evening.
Every other portion of the reception moved very smoothly.
Paul set up directly on the beach for our ceremony, and also provided
a set up in the reception hall. The ceremony was flawless, and he did
a great job helping us pick out the perfect music for each moment.
At the reception site, there were problems with the unexpected heat
and Paul also attempted to accommodate my guests by clearing another
space for a dance floor.
Being from out-of-town, his cost was about twice of what we would have
paid here (in Bakersfield), and therefore higher than our anticipated
budget. He was, however, competitive for the area. Considering the
service he provided, it was the best price for the best service on the
coast. I do not feel i would have received better service from another
DJ in the area, even if their cost would have been a bit cheaper.
IT WAS GREAT WORKING WITH YOU AS WELL. I WAS JUST A LITTLE BUMMED THAT I WASN'T ABLE TO SPEAK TO YOU UNTIL THE MORNING OF MY WEDDING AND I TRIED TO CALL YOU A FEW TIMES THE DAY BEFORE. I WANTED THE ROB THOMAS SONG TO PLAY WHILE THE WHOLE WEDDING PARTY WAS WALKING IN THE BEACH, NOT JUST WHEN I GOT THERE. A FEW OF MY FRIEND ASKED WHAT WAS PLAYING BEFORE I GOT TO THE CIRCLE AS IT DID NOT SOUND LIKE MUSIC I WOULD PICK. IT WAS GREAT HOWEVER THAT THE JAGGED EDGE SONG PLAYED IMMEDIATELY AFTER AS REQUESTED. ALSO THERE WERE A FEW SONGS I REQUESTED THAT I DIDN'T GET TO HERE AT THE WEDDING. LOVED LOVED LOVED YOUR LIGHTING!!! AND YOU LOOKED GOOD AND HAVE A VERY NICE MANNER. GOOD LUCK WITH ALL. ALOHA, PARIS
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Paul & Toby, WOW!... You guys rock! Chris and I were absolutely blown away on our wedding day by all of the kind gestures & endearing words you guys communicated and did. You made the planning process extremely easy and executed all our musical wishes with a fine tune. We wish we could have a party every weekend so you both could DJ. Never have we heard so many people both during an event and for months following praise and compliment a vendor as they have you. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! We truly hope we get to work with you again in the future.
Chris & Ashley
I couldn't have asked for a better DJ service. Not only did he keep everyone dancing, he brought the wedding party and our parents drinks, and his wife help cut and serve our wedding cake. Two of the greatest people you'll ever do business with. Worth any amt. of money. They even gave us audio of the ceremony and the speeches.
Paul was absolutely the best! I had no idea how much a DJ could effect the outcome of my wedding. Even during our planning sessions he discussed the importance of timing and how he could transition our events seamlessly including our slide show into our wedding, he even set up the screen and projector for us when the person responsible was missing. He had so many cool ideas from his experience that worked for us and things he recommended we stay away from.
I did not give this much thought, I was more concerned with my bridesmaids dress�s at the time, I could of not been more wrong.
He was all over my wedding that day without being intrusive or even noticeable. We did not worry about anything, Paul always let us know where
we were supposed to be and my photographer loved him as he kept him informed. He made sure we ate right away and even brought us our dinner plates and drinks and even left us breath mints for when we talked to our guest, how cool is that. He also brought drinks for our parents and found milk, not sure where for my niece. He made us a beautiful card with our picture in it that he had taken moments earlier? It was the first photo of us married that we got to see and we kept it on our table. We also received a CD recording of our Ceremony & Toasts that same day as well. He said he would do this for us, but still not sure how he did it, I am not good at technology. He was so professional and always calm, the music was so great and my guests danced all night, it was perfect. My toss bouquet got destroyed by cake and I panicked when I needed it, Paul put one together for me with some flowers from outside the reception and saved the day. He said he would be my quarterback at my wedding and now I know what he meant. You get so much more than DJ with Paul and Escape Entertainment. It was like having a family member there making sure everything was taken care of. My brother-in-law who is a long time wedding coordinator in the Bay area said Paul was the real deal and wished he worked up there so he could recommend him.
If he is available hire Paul & Escape Entertainment for your wedding!
Jessica & Mark
Paul with Escape Entertainment made our wedding feel perfect to us. We received so many compliments from our guests about him. Some didn't realize a DJ could get so involved and make the wedding feel as personal as you did. Even though I've seen you work at two of my girlfriends weddings; I was still so impressed with how smooth everything transitioned with you coordinating. The CD you made of the ceremony & everyones speeches during the toasting hour is priceless, we love it! The dance floor lighting was amazing and thank you for the additional uplighting as well, it really looked awesome. I can not say enough of the great qualities you have in regards to your business and on a personal level, you really care! Our expectations of you were high that day but you made our wedding day more than we could even expected! We will highly reccomend you to anyone we know.
Alexis & Joel
Escape Entertainment was awesome! Paul Thompson could of not done more to ensure our wedding day went perfectly.
He was as concerned as my own parents that day about the atmosphere, keeping our wedding on time and keeping my other vendors informed. He was so gracious to our guests and attentive to my grandparents and other seniors members of my family. My dad was so relaxed after 20 minutes of meeting DJ Paul, he actually relaxed and had a good time, and he even danced that night. The music was excellent all night and was at the perfect volume, never annoyingly loud.
The dance floor was packed from start to finish, we heard the music we asked for and Paul mixed other songs into compliment our picks and it was awesome.
He was always accessible to me during the months of planning and always made time for me and my questions and panic attacks. He never made me feel I was a bother while some of my other vendors did make me feel that way. Paul also helped us pick music that was appropriate for us when we were stumped and put together a great list of music for our ceremony as well. Everyone that has contacted me in the days and weeks after my wedding have all mentioned Paul and continue to let us know of things he did for our guests and us that I did not even know was happening. My bridesmaids that were married were so jealous, they said they wished they had a DJ like mine for their own wedding. I feel so grateful my wedding turned out the way it did, I am certain things would of been quite different without Paul. He was a blessing!
Mark & Donna
August 16, 2009
Escape DJ was completely worth the money. He did a lot of little stuff that we hadn't thought about that made the day just that much better. He was very professional, none of that tacky "paging the bridal party" over the speaker system or other nonsense like that. For the dancing portion of the evening, he was able to read the crowd and figure out exactly what music to play to get everyone dancing. I'd definitely recommend him.
DJ Paul was excellent ! My husband and I were so impressed with him. We received several comments from guest about how wonderful he was. He not only provided wonderful music but he also helped out by serving drinks and making sure all the family was taken care of.The DJ is the biggest part of your wedding hands down and Paul definitely made it a night that my husband and I will never forget! I would highly recommend Paul for any event!
Paul was very professional and I would recommend him to anyone. He went out of his way to make our special day run smoothly. He was very easy to work with and when he gave suggestions we did not feel like he was being pushy but really trying to help us out. Everyone had a great time dancing and he kept the party alive. He did a great job and I cannot say one bad thing about him!
Paul and his wife, Toby, were an incredible addition to our wedding day. They were extremely professional as well as personal and friendly. Not only was the music great and appropriate, but additionally Paul went above and beyond to make sure the reception went smoothly when our reception coordinator became ill. Even before the day of our wedding, Paul took time to sit down and go over everything about the day and suggested some great songs. For songs that I picked, he called and confirmed the exact tracks via iTunes that I wanted played so there were no surprises. I would absolutely recommend Escape Entertainment for any event!!!
Paul Thompson deejayed my sisters wedding in 2005 and did such an outstanding job that I knew when I finally got married I would use him also. Paul goes above and beyond the call of duty! He was so much more than just our D.J. He helped us with many aspects of planning our wedding including; vendor recommendations, venue setup, and professional insight. I highly recommend him!!
Paul was one of the most helpful and supportive people I've ever met. His years of experience and nurturing demeanor really helped my wife and I make the hard wedding planning decisions easily. He had so many helpful suggestions to make an easy and fun traditional wedding, but when we described our dream wedding (which was non-traditional to say the least) he was as excited as we were and really helped solve many of our logistical problems before we even knew we had them.
The day of our wedding, he was on-time, helpful, warm and charming with us and our guests. I'm sure there were many hiccups during our special day, but with Paul we didn't notice a single one, which left us to focus on having fun and enjoying the company of our guests.
I can't recommend Escape Entertainment enough. Do yourself a favor and just talk to him on the phone. Five minutes into our first conversation, I knew he was the right choice for our wedding.
Our experience with Escape Entertainment was amazing!!! Not only was he great on the wedding day, but he was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. We met with him twice (as well as phone calls and emails), and he knew exactly what we wanted, from the type of wedding/reception we had to the music to the progression of the day. He was very flexible and just wanted to make our day perfect. He was extremely organized and helped out with things that were not even expected. He added a couple of very special touches to our day, including a voice recording of our ceremony & toasts (which is especially great if you're not using a videographer!). We would recommend Paul to anyone, anytime!!!
Great DJs and great people! Would recommend them to anyone needing a great DJ who will get the party going and keep it going.
Paul was extremely helpful and wonderful to work with.
Paul made everything so extremely simple. He was a blessing. We didn't have a wedding coordinator and he was better than I imagine one to be. He handled more than just picking and playing some music. The reception would have been nothing without him. I highly recommend Paul to anybody.
Paul is a high energy DJ who not only led the party with well timed music, but helped guide our guests through the reception with friendly direction and encouragement. He worked well with other entertainments we offered and kept our reception flowing. A true professional. I recommend Paul of Escape Entertainment for you event, too!
Paul wasn't just a DJ. He became part of the family. He made sure every guest was well taken care of and that this was truly our special day. I couldn't thank him enough for all he did that day. Paul took care of any hiccups that arose without us knowing which allowed us to just focus on having a good time. Plus, the music was awesome. He played what we wanted to hear and his catalog is endless. Paul is the only choice for your wedding. I promise you it's the best decision you will make.
Paul is a great guy. He will step up and do things that need to be done before you even ask him to. He has been in the wedding business fro a while so he knows little details that will help run the reception smooth. He is also great with the guests going one by one to tables and letting them know they can get dinner or what not instead of announcing it over the microphone. He even jumped up and called my reception location to ask them a question that I would have expected I had to do for him. A really genuine good duy for a reasonable avergae price.
Paul was wonderful at anticipating our needs, from making us a plate of food during the cocktail hour to take on our photo shoot, to providing breathmints for us after dinner! He played such a perfect variety of music that everyone loved the atmosphere and had fun on the dance floor too. He was not cheesy on the mic or dull. We loved that he provided recordings from the mics during the ceremony and toasts!
Escape Entertainment was an excellent choice for our DJ. They were an integral part of our ceremony and brought the house down with their tunes! I would highly recommend Escape Entertainment!
When you book Paul, from Escape Entertainment, you can rest assured that you are booking the finest DJ on the Central Coast. He is a true delight to work with. He has a servant's heart and it shows at every event I've had the pleasure of working with him at. Wedding's run smoothly and everybody is well taken care of when Paul is at the helm.
I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Paul at Escape Entertainment....wow, what a first class, top notch professional he is. Not only did he keep the dance floor filled he was quite the help throughout all the wedding day. Can't wait till I get a chance to work with you again Paul.
Dana- Blessed Beyond Belief...
Paul Thompson is simply the best! I always tell my wedding couples "if Paul is available, just book him!"
One of the nicest person's you will ever meet. Professional in every way. I highly endorse Paul Thompson.
Paul Thompson is, hands down, the best DJ I've worked with. Not only does he do his job extremely well, he helps me do my job better by being extremely organized and on top of the schedule.
Paul Thompson of Escape Entertainment is one of the coolest, nicest guys I have had the pleasure of being friends with. Paul and I share a lotof the same work ethic when it comes to the client. That is take care of them and deliver everything and more, to exceed any and all expectations.
Chris Bailey of Bailey Entertainment.
Escape Entertainment is a wonderful DJ company. Paul and Tobi really love what they do and have a genuine love and care for people. Not only will they arrive early, play great music, and present themselves professionally, but they will also help see to every need of the bride and groom.
Paul with Escape Entertainment goes the extra mile as the Dj amd MC of a wedding. He takes care of the small touches so each bride and groom can relax and enjoy their reception. You will take away memories to last a life time when Paul is involved in your special day.
Hiring a DJ is one of your most important vendor decisions as they can make or break your event. I am always delighted to recommend Escape Entertainment to my brides as I can be assured they will have a fantastic DJ. Not only is Paul an amazing DJ, but he goes the extra mile to make your day perfect. He knows just what to play to keep the crowd dancing and he is a wonderful emcee...very personable and just right...not too loud, not "too" laid back. I have seen him go above and beyond over and over again for our brides, from checking in with rangers on sound amplification requirements at the beach to helping me figure out which light has gone out on a tent ceiling and causing the twinkle lights not to twinkle! He truly cares deeply about his clients and is a true professional in every sense. Taffy Holmes Gonzalez, Owner of All Traditions Wedding Coordination, Invitations & Linen Rentals
Dont just hire a DJ. Add a wedding day specialist to lead your team!
Not just a DJ or an MC, Paul is your personal host. He'll make sure you and your guests are taken care of. He’ll offer you a mint before you take your walk down the aisle and a recording of your vows as a cherished wedding souvenir. All your family and friends will feel warmly welcome. And you can be sure the music will have everyone up and dancing.
This is your special day, and so much of making it perfect depends on timing. From scheduling the first dance to making sure everyone is where they need to be throughout your reception, Paul will have everything flowing smoothly.
There's so much more to your celebration than music, and Paul will breathe life into your special day unlike any other DJ, letting you enjoy every moment to its fullest.
Paul is WeddingWire's "Bride's Choice Award" recipient for 2011 & 2012
Paul is also the Recipient of the Knot's "Best of the Best" in DJ/MC class of 2010, 2011 & 2012. These awards clearly recognizes Paul's ability as a MC & DJ on California's Central Coast.
You should evaluate your perspective DJ/MC with the same diligence you use for your potential venue. This person can truly be the difference between a good wedding and a great one.
Here are some of the questions Paul recommends you ask when comparing DJs. His answers are included below:
Q: Do you offer a written contract?
A: Yes, Paul does. This ensures your date and the fee.
Q: Who will the DJ be at our wedding?
A: Paul is the Owner of Escape Entertainment and will be your DJ/MC/Event Coordinator.
Q: What do you do outside of the music?
A: DJ’ing represents about 15% of what Paul does at your event. He is also the MC and your event coordinator. Please go to the “Services Provided” section of this website for more detailed information.
Q: Will you play the music we want?
A: During your planning sessions with Paul, you will discuss which songs you want and don’t want on your music list. He will give you recommendations based on your personality, style and event. In the end, you work together as a team to come up with the ideal playlist, which can be revised even at the event.
Q: Will you take requests the day of the wedding?
A: Yes, as long as it is within the guidelines that you have set forth in your planning sessions.
Q: How many weddings have you performed at?
A: Paul have done over 800 events since 1993.
Q: Will you be the Master of Ceremonies?
A: Yes, this, along with event coordinating, is a very critical part of what Paul does for you. For more detailed information, please go to the “Services Provided” section of this site.
Q: What will you wear?
A: Paul is always dressed in suit attire, unless otherwise specified.
Q: How often can we meet with you?
A: Paul offers unlimited planning sessions before your event.
Q: How accessible are you to us?
A: You can call or email Paul anytime. He always responds promptly.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes, he carries liability insurance for $1,000,000.
Q: Do you have references?
A: Paul has many references from former clients as well as professional vendors, such as wedding planners, photographers and special event managers from various venues. He will give you a list and you can call as many of them as you want.
Q: Can you manage a large event?
A: Paul has performed at events ranging from 50-500 people.
Q: Have you worked in this particular venue before?
A: Given the extent of his experience in this area, Paul has worked with virtually every venue. You can discuss your specific venue with him when you meet.
Q: Do you take breaks?
A: Paul does not take planned breaks or consume alcohol. He is always available during your event.
Q: Do you smoke?
Q: When do you get to the event?
A: Paul usually arrives 2 hours prior to the start of your event.
Q: Do you require a meal?
A: No, it's appreciated, but not required.
Q: Will you work with my other vendors that day?
A: Yes, Paul will keep your photographer, caterer and any other vendor you hired aware of your timeline for the day.
When asked if they could have done one thing differntly regarding their wedding day, Brides almost unamously say the same thing. "I wish we had paid more for a quality DJ & Master of ceremonies.