Music For You
For us the DJ was one of the most critical aspects of our wedding reception. Beyond playing
great music, we wanted a host for the evening and someone to trust with all of our details. We
could not have been happier with Russell and Music for You. To say that our expectations
were met would be a huge understatement. Because of this, we felt it was appropriate to pass
along our experience to help other couples make their DJ decision.
We provided Russell with a timeline for the reception and some music preferences. Based on
this he created not a playlist, but a production that was perfect. We wanted some 50s/60s type
music for our cocktail hour and instead of just playing Frank Sinatra, he added subtle twists
and differentiated the songs so they were familiar, but got everyone’s attention with their
uniqueness. The dinner music consisted of a wide variety of songs, and again, Russell took
the time to ﬁnd things that were familiar but with an added edge. In the day and age of iPods
and online music, this extra attention greatly highlights the difference in hiring an experienced
DJ company. For the dancing portion of the evening, we were very particular about what
we wanted to hear, and what we didn’t want to hear. Russell incorporated all of our ideas
and then ﬁlled in the holes with music that ﬂowed perfectly. We didn’t know how much of a
difference this would all make until the wedding itself. As soon as dinner ended, we had our
ﬁrst dance, and the ﬂoor was packed from then on. NO ONE stopped dancing for the entire
night. In fact, the manager of the reception hall had to unplug the system because everyone
kept wanting “one more song”.
Our DJ for the night was Bruce. We met with him prior to the event and he went over every
last detail with us. He was much more than just a DJ, he hosted the entire evening and kept
the crowd informed with subtle announcements and directions. He was exactly what we were
looking for; there was no cheesy music or gimmicks, he was responsive to the crowd, and he
kept the reception flowing.
In addition, we also hired the Music for You to set up sound for our outdoor wedding
ceremony. We originally wanted wireless microphones, but Russell convinced us to use the
stand microphones. Instead of just saying that the stand mikes were better, he had the entire
system set up at his ofﬁce and showed us the difference. We used the stand microphones at
the ceremony and everyone could hear the service perfectly. The speakers were set up so they
were out of the way and Russell even hired a separate sound technician to monitor the volume
levels (and allow Bruce to be at the reception when the guests arrived). It is this extra effort
that made the process of working with Music for You so positive and the wedding so perfect.
It is difficult to convey on paper how highly we think of Russell, Bruce and the Music for
You company. They are extremely passionate about music, care about the event as if it were
their own wedding, and leave no detail untouched. We are ecstatic that we chose Russell and
his company for our special day as they delivered a show that our friends and family will be
talking about for a long time to come. We highly recommend them for any couple who is
looking for a...
Music was great; kept guests dancing all night!
These guys were really pushy and wanted 8 hours out of us when we only wanted 4. They gave us 4, and an inexperianced D.J.