One of the best DJs in the business! Peter is very professional and on top of things. The rehearsal dinner went so smooth because he knows what he is doing and was prepared when he got there. The wedding day went even better! Peter made the day go so smooth and he had people laughing out of their chairs from his wedding party introductions. He had everyone out on the dance floor afterwards too. Peter did an incredible job and made our wedding day that much more memorable.
I have been to plenty of weddings where the DJ kind of just ruins the reception because he either doesn't know what to say, the music he plays sucks, or he pronounces the names wrong. Not okay.
The experience you get from Peter surpasses any DJ at any wedding I have seen or been to. He is truly one of a kind. Thanks again Peter!
If you are planning an event specifically a wedding - Peter Merry is
absolutely fantastic. He is easy to work with and customizes your special
day the way you envisioned it and makes suggestions that you can choose to use or not. My husband and I could not be happier with the level of
service, commitment that Peter Merry brings. After our wedding reception,
I thought to myself "Can we do this (reception) again? We had such blast
celebrating with friends and family. I have even thought of calling Peter
for our future anniversary to see if he's available to help us make our
anniversary a special celebration for us. If you select Peter Merry, you
won't be disappointed. Not to mention several of our guests said it was
"the best wedding reception ever"...just like the title of his book.
Planninga wedding can be a stressful time so take away the stress by hiring Peter-with his expertise you will be happy you selected him.
Hands down, Peter was one of the best parts of our wedding. One of the first things my husband and I said after we left the wedding was "I couldn't have imagined having anyone else as our DJ". Peter is extremely talented at what he does and goes above and beyond to make sure your wedding feel unique and personal.
You cannot compare Peter to a "typical" DJ. If you do so, you will be very alarmed by his prices. They are well beyond that of anyone else we looked at. However, after going through the wedding, I would highly recommend budgeting to have Peter at your wedding. You won't be disappointed. Peter completely made our reception and our officiant (Don Johnson) totally made the ceremony.A large majority of guest told us it was by far the best wedding they've ever been to. I think a large portion of that had to do with the location, Don Johnson and Peter Merry.
I went to a wedding a week after ours and it was interesting to compare DJs. Peter works with you to make everyone at the wedding feel appreciated. He makes everyone feel welcomed. He also plans it so there is very little down time. There is always something to do or see. At no point during the wedding did I see anyone sitting at their table looking "bored". You honestly can't even call Peter just a DJ, because he does so much more than that. He organized our rehersal, came to our rehersal dinner, ran our ceremony, did the music for the cocktail hour, precided over the rehersal (organizing most of that) and used his expertise to make sure every single detail was absolutely perfect.
I would honestly give peter 100 stars if I could. If you can afford him, I would highly HIGHLY recommend him. He is truly an expert and professional. If you have any questions about Peter, feel free to contact me:
Simply Amazing!!! As expected, Peter was everything we were looking for and more! Our wedding was a hit thanks in part to all the effort he put in! Most unique and unforgettable wedding! He may be high in price but he is worth every penny, I promise. If you are looking for laughter, fun and someone personal then you've found him.
We had so many compliments about our DJ and how amazing and unique he was. He truly was the best! He really took the time to get to know us as a couple and customize our wedding to our tastes. He went over and beyond with providing us with more things like survey's and previewing music. He is also extremely professional and makes sure everything is in order during the event! He also gives you a discount for booking on off days or if you pay in full up front! He was worth every penny and more! We highly recommend using him as you DJ!
Peter was fantastic. I had a huge wedding and was a bit worried because we were having it in my husband's backyard and it wasn't a sit down dinner. Peter was able to have all of our guests attention when we needed it and kept them entertained the entire night. I felt completely confident that our wedding reception would go smoothly because he was in control. He met with us three times before and we knew exactly the plan of the reception, all of our vendors as well knew what would be happening thanks to Peter! From before our entrance to our exit, the party kept going and never stalled. Peter kept us laughing and enjoying ourselves. So many people were dancing and jumping that even the dance floor over the pool broke! (Don't worry, no one fell in) But that didn't keep anyone from getting their groove on. He is incredibly professional and always has a backup for anything that could go wrong, even having an extra garter for the silly bride that forgets hers (me!). Peter was recommended to us by a few couples and we greatly recommend him to others. He helped make our wedding a night to remember and we have only heard wonderful things. Thank you Peter!!
Peter Merry was a great DJ and overall MC for our wedding reception. He was easily accessible during the detailed planning sessions and many guests were so impressed at his knowledge of not only us, but our whole bridal party! He kept the flow of the reception moving and exciting, and there were definitely no lulls. He also became a good friend and we were able to share our traditional korean bowing ceremony with Peter as well, while he made sure he had traditional korean music. i HIGHLY recommend Peter Merry as a DJ!
Definitely our most valuable vendor! All of our guests left our wedding saying it was the best they had ever been to. He made the day memorable for everyone, and I would highly recommend him. He was worth every penny!
Petty Merry absolutely MADE our reception. He was so thorough in covering every possible thing we might need during our meetings with him prior to the wedding. His energy and genuine interest in our satisfaction made us look forward each meeting with him. The evening of the reception we didn't THINK about a thing - Peter had EVERYTHING covered! He was so on top of it. Even being the control freak and perfectionist that I am - I didn't have to obsess about a thing, because Peter had it covered. His style and personality made our guests feel welcomed and comfortable and a part of the party - which was exactly what we wanted! Even though my husband and I left the reception an hour before we had to be out of the hall, Peter stayed and played through the hour for all of our guests - they all raved about how great he was and his energy never wavered throughout the night and on into the morning! If you haven't already made "room" for a Master of Ceremonies - DO IT! It was make all the difference for your reception; you'll be able to focus on your new spouse and enjoying time with your guests instead of worrying about cutting the cake at 9pm and tossing the garter at 10pm. Peter does all the stressin' for you so all you're really left to do is PARTY!
Peter Merry is literally the BEST of the best! He is unique in the sense that is professional, but also very fun. He took into account our needs and personalities while creating the entertainment for our reception. He's not just a DJ; he is a wedding reception entertainer! From beginning to end, he kept our guests entertained and involved. I am still hearing comments about how amazing and fun our reception was. I know we can thank Peter for that!
He provided great service and made everything unique and special for our day. We had so many comments from our guests that they had never experienced a wedding as much fun as ours. They thought he was funny and added some great flare to the wedding.
Peter met with us two different times prior to the wedding to go over everything in detail for the timeline. He was also accessable by phone or email very easily for any feedback. I felt very confident that he would help make all the events go smoothly. I highly recommend Peter for any event as he will help make it one of the most memorable and best events ever!
Petter Merry was an absolute pleasure to work with! He did such an amazing job throughout the entire wedding planning process and at our reception! In all honesty, he is worth every single penny, he made our wedding so memborable! I would reccommed him 100%!!!!
I would highly recommend using Merry Weddings for your wedding DJ. Reason being, you get way more than just a DJ...Peter goes above and beyond to ensure that every part of your wedding runs smoothly. I did not have a wedding coordinator and it was okay because I had Peter! He is the most unique DJ you will find and he puts so much time and effort into making everything unique to the bride and groom. You will not be disappointed!!
Peter was amazing to work with! From the first time my husband and I met with him, we knew he would be perfect for our big day. Peter sat down with us and gave us a video demonstration of everything he had to offer. He provided us with everything we needed to do before our big day in order for our ceremony and reception to run smoothly. Our guests were entertained 100% of the time because of Peter and his ability to get everyone involved. I would recommend Peter to anyone looking to have an unforgettable wedding :) We loved him!
Peter, as well as being a full time wedding DJ, is also a VERY well known and highly respected leader in the larger wedding DJ community. I have done two of his training programs (The Professional Process and Make it Grand) and can tell you based on those experiences that he REALLY knows his stuff! His goal is to raise the bar on the entire industry, and teach brides to expect MUCH MORE than "just the music" from their wedding DJ. He dedicates an enormous about of time to every wedding that he does. He truly is much more than just a wedding DJ; there is a good reason he uses the title of Wedding Entertainment Director!
His focus is on making weddings FUN, and personal. He believes that a wedding entertainer should really take the time to get to know the couple, and take an active role in planning the...
You will have a fun, memorable and unique wedding with Peter Merry.
Peter is an amazingly talented member and leader in the wedding entertainment industry that has a genuine passion for excelling at his craft and for providing his clients with extraordinarily memorable celebrations. And, he is famous for making every wedding celebration a unique event through the personal touches and emotional suprises he includes. You might say he wrote the book on creating "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" Oh wait! He really did write the book. He is not only my friend, he is someone I respect as a fellow Wedding Entertainment Director, and greatly admire as a mentor and valued colleague. If you want wedding entertainment that produces an unforgettably fun reception, Peter Merry is the ultimate choice!
Peter you made Central Illinois the place to be July 11 2009!!! Fantastic job! Your ability to involve the audience and make them part of the moment is fantastic!!!
Peter is truly an artist. He understands the needs and wants of his clients, and can create truly magical experiences. I am truly honored to be able to talk to and learn from him, but most of all, I am grateful to be able to call him a friend.
La "creme de la creme!" Peter "IS' the authority in the wedding DJ world! His unique style and creativity will make your event something both you and your guests will talk about for years to come! Get his book, The Best Wedding Reception Ever!
We give it to all our clients for free! What a great read for brides to be!
Having worked with Peter on many weddings. I can say first hand what an amazing job Peter does at making your day unique and so much fun. He always goes the extra mile. As a photographer I love it when everybody is having so much fun at the reception it creates all these amazing moments to photograph.
Regarded by many many wedding professionals and other DJs and entertainers as THE TOP wedding entertainer in the United States. We have the utmost respect for Peter and his talents as a Wedding Entertainment Director. You can't go wrong when hiring Peter Merry!
The Absolute BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! You will not find another Entertainer that will work harder to make your day Unforgettable. He will make sure EVERY detail, for your Celebration, is FLAWLESSLY presented! He is an Innovator and a Leader in our industry. He wrote the book "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" (Your Guide to Creating An Unforgettably Fun Celebration). He spends countless hours each year training other DJ's so you can feel confident his work for you will be AMAZING!! If you take the time to meet Peter and let him share his presentation, you will not be able to sign the contract fast enough. I am a DJ in Oregon and I can honestly say you will not find another talent that matches his Creativity or Skill. Give him a call and fast because he is in high demand and he books up quickly.
Peter Merry is a personal friend who I think the world of professionally. He is a passionate and unapologetic leader in the mobile entertainment industry, pushing himself and others to excel in a sometimes "condemned" profession. He is extremely creative and committed to excellence and his ability for "single-minded" focus helps his brides achieve parties that are indeed " the best wedding reception ever!" Peter's warm and giving heart overflows and he gives every ounce of himself to each and every couple lucky enough to have him as their Wedding Entertainment Director. Peter is an exceptional performer and sets the "diamond" standard for wedding reception entertainment. If you want a party that friends and family will be talking about for years to come, look no further than Peter Merry and Merry Weddings, Inc.
Peter Merry is the ultimate wedding professional. He creates magic on a wedding night, through pre-planning meetings with the bride and groom, and directing the ceremony and reception in a way that is both smooth and fun! Peter is one of the most creative people I know. The great news is that you can put that creativity to work for you. If you want your wedding to be remembered as the one that all others will be compared to, choose Peter Merry to be your Wedding Entertainment Director tm.
by providing More Than Just Good Music,
more polish than the Average Wedding DJ,
and more creativity than the Typical Wedding Band .
To put it as simply as possible...I specialize in helping couples create and enjoy a uniquely personalized celebration that their guests will be saying was "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!"
The only rare exception would be if it was a special version of a song that could not be located through the various legal options currently available.
My equipment is self-contained and does not require a table.
I serve as a polished Master of Ceremonies which means: I will help my clients create a smooth-flowing agenda, I will work with the other vendors throughout the celebration to make sure they are ready for each new event on our agenda before it occurs, I will keep the guests informed throughout the celebration in manner that keeps them appropriately entertained and engaged, and finally...I will direct the pacing and the flow of the celebration "backstage" in a manner that give the impression that every event is just naturally flowing into the next one on the agenda.
However...I should also point out that in 20 years, I have never missed a single wedding reception.
My Wedding Booking Agreement also offers a money back guarantee for my personal services.
Are your prices below average, average, or above average and why? My prices are well above the average because the personalized quality of my services have resulted in ever increasing demand for my talents and skills. My clients consistently report in post-reception feedback surveys that I deliver a tremendous value. Will I be guaranteed to get the DJ that I want and will their name be listed on the Contract? Yes. Absolutley. Are you a member of any industry trade associations? Yes. The ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association) and the WED Guild® (Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild® ).
How can you assist me in planning out the agenda for my ceremony and/or reception? I've written an entire book on that subject. In our face to face planning sessions, we will discuss the traditional and non-traditional events that you may, or may not, want to do...and then we will work together to create a scripted agenda that will allow those events to flow seamlessly from one into the next.
How many songs can I select for my ceremony and/or reception? All of them! I have tons of helpful suggestions to offer for the background music, the ceremony music, the reception events music, and the dancing requests...but ultimately...the final selections will be entirely up to you...as it should be.
What creative ideas can you share for making our wedding reception more fun in a personalized way? How much time do you have? My book, "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" is filled with over 140 creatively fun ideas...but some of the best moments have come from a spark of an idea that a client suggested during one of our planning sessions.
What responsibility do you take for directing the pacing and flow of my reception's agenda? Complete responsibility. The pacing and flow of a reception celebration is entirely a function of entertainment...and this is why I believe it is the duty of the Master of Ceremonies to guide and direct the timing of the agenda. Weddings that are directed by someone who has no entertainment experience or skill at being the Master of Ceremonies tend to either come off feeling rushed or like everything is just dragging along at a snail's pace.
Are you familiar with our ceremony and/or reception location? If I am not currently familiar with your location, we will visit it together to discuss the layout for the tables, the dance floor, and my equipment at least a month prior to your big day.
What training have you taken to develop your skills as an MC? Tons. From performance workshops that were geared specifically to Wedding MC skills, to classes on Stand-Up Comedy, Acting, and Voice Over skills, to working in Radio, to acting in a short film, to performing Stand-Up Comedy at the Improv, to attending (and often teaching) seminars at DJ conferences and at my church...I am constantly seeking feedback and critique from my peers in my ongoing efforts to improve my skills as a Master of Ceremonies. What is your entertainment background? Acting, Radio, Stand-Up Comedy, Public Speaking, and 20 years of experience entertaining at wedding receptions. What can you tell me about your services and/or performance that sets you apart from all the rest? I strive to appropriately reflect the sensibilities, the values, and even the sense humor of my wedding clients in everything that I say and do. For some clients I deliver a high energy performance. For others I deliver a more elegant and low-key performance. One of my performance traits that receives the most positive comments is the personalized introductions of the Wedding Party...where I tell the guests who each person is in connection to the Bride & Groom and then often will throw in a few approriate jokes about them...resulting in roars of laughter from the Wedding Party members and the guests alike.
After 20 years of offering my advice on planning creatively fun wedding receptions whenever it was needed, I finally decided to put all of my best ideas and suggestions into a book called, "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!"
My book can be purchased on Amazon.com as well as on my own web site...but I also offer a complimentary copy to every couple who takes the time to meet with me for the purpose of learning more about my services.