Mike definitely made our wedding a blast. You know the DJ was amazing when you have a full dance floor for 4 hours during our reception and another 2 hours during the after glow party. Mike also provided us with a lighted monogram of our name which definitely personalized the wedding. I would recommend him to anyone that was looking for a DJ. He was very easy to work with and kept our wedding running smoothly.
My husband and I looked into DJ's for a long time before finding Mike, but we knew from our initial meeting with him that he had the vibe that we wanted for our reception. In the beginning, we were a little unsure of whether the cost was a little too much, but now, we would pay that all over again, because he is definitely worth the money and everyone had a great time. Leading up to our wedding day, Mike was wonderful to work with, even through communication glitches, he was very accommodating. The night of the wedding, the dance floor was packed at all times and Mike was very responsive to the guests and what they liked. Throughout the night, Mike was constantly in touch with us and made sure he knew the schedule of events. Everyone was thoroughly impressed and kept asking us who our DJ was. Even the next day, we had guests asking about our DJ. We would recommend Occasions Entertainment to anyone looking for a great, interactive DJ!
I spent several hours (2 hours the week of the event) speaking with Mike and actually supplied with him of a list of music that I wanted played and the whole fib we were going for. He seemed to get it and I had no worries about the DJ due to a complete list and the time I invested with him.
But I honestly wasn't thrilled with the actual event. I actually got really upset on the dance floor because I couldn't believe the stuff that he played. We were going for a really mellow event (no electric slide, tunga lines, etc) just some old school really chill songs (completely outlined to him). At one point he came out with a ridiculous top hat and air filled guitar during a songs instrumental section. I was embarrassed.
My family is Eric Clapton, Eagles, Sweet Home Alabama, etc. That's the feel I wanted and I don't know how he thought air guitar fit the part. The wedding was a weekend long event at a summer camp, and his song chooses didn't fit the theme.
Vendor response to review
The client had indeed given us a list of the songs she wanted played. These songs were mixed into our wedding set and all of the clients songs were played. It should be noted that there was not enought songs on the clients play list to last the entire event. We did our best to stay within the clients guidelines and STILL keep guests on the dancefloor. I do not remember the client asking us not to use props...so when we played the classic Rock set and people on the dance floor were playing the air guitar...we went out with a pair of sunglasses (not a top hat) and an inflatable guitar..and we gave them to a person that was dancing...to jam on. At the end of the night Haley and her partner Lynn even thanked us and said everyone had a good time. Was it one of the best planned weddings..no not really...I certainly do not think it deserved a review like this. We did the best we could giving the limitations of the venue and the client.
Excellent Dj Very Professional and Very Personable he made quite an impression on our friends and family as well as my Husband and I. He is a great entertainer I couldn't of asked for a better day everything was pefect.. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a special day coming up he is a top notch dj by far..
Occasions Entertainment is great to work with....keeps me up-2-date on those "last minute" changes that sometimes happen at receptions. I know Mike and Andy personally and professionally and do recommend them to my Brides. Great job....
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Mike, Has done several wedding at Capriotti's. A great time, a true professional, top notch.
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72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities.
Yet, within one week after their reception, 78% say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority.
When asked, 81% of guests say what they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.
Entertainment is 5% of your Wedding Budget, but TWICE as many guests will remember the entertainment more than anything else.
*These statistics were published in Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001