Party People DJ and Lighting
Party People is an excellent choice for a wedding! They made sure my wedding was fun for people of all ages. They had a great mix of music. Their prices are fair. I thought we really got a lot for the money. Their lights and equipment are state of the art. I was very impressed!
I was working from across the country, so I had to go by websites and reviews. I was very pleased with Party People. I went with the elegant package, as I was more interested in the actual dj part, than the light show. I think they were moderately priced - compared to others i'd found. I was more interested in spending my money on other things, so I had to be modest with the dj. I thought they did a very good job. They have a website you can fill out with all the details and all the songs you want, and don't want, played. Perfect for the organized, detail oriented bride, awful for the hurried, busy-with-other-things, indecisive bride (ME!) hahaha but in all seriousness, it's a good option to have. You could spend hours picking out your music on their database!
I was not happy with their lighting prices, which caused me to go elsewhere for that. I thought they were steep. However, in the right venue I think their lighting would have been gorgeous. I just wasn't interested in all the different things they had to offer - just the music. (which makes me different than most of their brides, I think??) The "4" on value was due to the lighting prices, not the music.
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DJ Party & Lighting was the DJ for my wedding last October and let me just say that I was far from happy. And watching our wedding video with friends and family just makes me that much more upset with each viewing.
I initially went with DJ Party & Lighting because they were voted "Best in the Region" and had a very large display at several wedding expo's that I attended. I assumed that they MUST be good! I assumed wrong. Working with DJ Party & Lighting wasn't very pleasant from the start. I had them put together a picture slide-show of me and my husband and was told that they would "try" to put them in the order I requested even though I sent them a CD of all of the pictures already in that order (Since I was so busy the night of my wedding, I still don't know if it was done correctly b/c I never received a sample slide-show) . I looked past this though and was just looking forward to the big day!
I think everyone can agree that a DJ/music is a HUGE part of their wedding day. I had a lot of my wedding songs picked out before I was even engaged. And DJ Party & Lighting managed to butcher everything that I had envisioned. It all started with the announcing of our family, bridal party and of course us. We had two sets of grandparents there, and only one set was introduced. At least 85% of the names that were announced were said incorrectly, including OUR last name - which is NOT a difficult name to pronounce. The song that played while the bridal party was walking in was not the song that I had picked out. Instead the song I picked out for me and my husband to walk into played throughout all of the announcements and throughout the entire cake cutting.
Throughout the night, a very interesting selection of songs were played. I was previously asked by DJ Party & Lighting to put together a list of approximately 60 songs to have played during the dancing hours. I spent a lot of time putting this list together and if 5 of the songs I picked were played, that would be a lot. I had a lot of oldies and your typical "wedding songs" listed and instead I got a lot of today's hits that you hear 10x a day on B96 and 103.5. Not exactly what I was going for.....not exactly what any of my guests wanted to dance to - so they didn't.
When guests requested songs, they were quickly told by the DJ that he did not have that song and/or had never heard of it, only for it to be played an hour or two later. I has SPECIFICALLY requested no electric slides prior to the wedding date, and of course, he played those.
I was later told by my photographer that when she first arrived at our reception hall, the DJ was just about in tears because he could not hook up any of the equipment and had confessed that it was his first night DJ'ing solo. I find a wedding to be a VERY bad first night for a DJ. I was expecting someone with experience, someone that could play the songs that I requested for announcements and throughout the night, and someone that could get the crowd dancing. I didn't get any of those things and I was not happy.
I contacted the owner of DJ Party & Lighting shortly after our wedding date and it wasn't until I sent several emails and texts that I finally received a response. Yes, he apologized, but I can't say that the apology was sincere. Instead it was a lot of excuses.
I am not typically one to complain, but since I was so upset with the service I received from this DJ'ing company, I just do not want anyone else to have to look back at their wedding day and be so upset with such a huge part of it.
I had been to wedding with DJ Bob and knew instantly whenever I got married he HAD to be my DJ. Everyone was up dancing, having a good time. Three years later, i got engaged. The first thing I booked after the venue, was DJ Bob. He made my wedding so much fun. I got many compliments from the guests about how great he was. I would 100% recommend him to any bride!
They showed up at the wedding with out the Bride/Grooms first dance song, they didn't have the Bridal Party song and they didn't have the Father/Daughter song as well. They make us choose a list of songs and 90% of them were not played at the wedding. We hired Chris expecting he would show up and he sent someone else. When the owner of the hall found out that our D.J. did not have our songs, she went to the other room and talked to the D.J. there. That D.J. was kind enough to brink all of the songs my D.J. was missing and then he found out my D.J. didn't have a C.D. player. He informed us he never met a D.J. that showed up for a wedding that did not have the song nor have a C.D. player. It was awful and I HOPE THAT NO OTHER BRIDE HAS TO GO THROUGH THAT!!!
Party People DJ and Lighting is a premier company servicing the Chicagoland, lower Michigan and Northwest Indiana areas. We go above and beyond to make sure your wedding, party or event is as enjoyable as it is impressive. From our DJ service and music videos, to uplighting, monograms and more, we have everything you need to make the night perfect.