Wedding Blog: Which DJ Did We Choose?

One of the major vendors that Beth and I were looking at for our big day is the wedding DJ. We looked at 3 companies in our home state of NJ that we found on The Knot with favorable reviews. I’m picturing a rap battle of some sort, but it wasn’t that cool.

City Sounds EntertainmentCity Sounds Entertainment

This is the first DJ that we visited. We went to their East Brunswick location later at night since Beth had to work. We met with Jon, who I think is the owner of the company.

Don’t quote me on that though. We talked with him for about an hour and a half to 2 hours. It was good to get a lot of initial DJ information from him as the first one we met with.

He was very nice and helpful with everything. Beth was enamored when he spoke about him knowing reality TV stars since he’s from Staten Island. Whether it was a mob wife, a real housewife or a Jersey Shore party animal, he had stories about them all to connect with her.

I wore a Super Mario Bros. T-shirt, so he tried to bond with me over video games like Halo and Call of Duty since he had an Xbox in the office. I don’t play those games and the newest system I own is a Wii. Fail.

Premier EntertainmentPremier Entertainment

This is the second company that we met with, where we spoke with Mike Schaffer. Yes, the guy on the business card.

Anyway, we spoke for about an hour with Mike since he showed us videos of his work, which Jon also showed us.

He spoke about his young family and how he spends the week with his kids while his wife spends the weekend with him.

It was nice to see a human side of a DJ who spends his weekends away, while a lot of “normal people” have the weekend off.

Sounds To GoSounds To Go

The last DJ we met with was Anthony Setaro (not the guy on the business card). I wanted to showcase both sides of each card to show all of their company logos and the services that they promote.

When meeting with him, he seemed a lot more laid back than the other two guys. We discussed pricing options with him (as we did with everyone else) and gave us the amenities and lighting that we were looking for, while maintaining the price we had spoken about (in spite of it initially costing more money).

All of the DJs came off as being good and credible, making each of them a good choice for a wedding. However, we decided to go with Sounds To Go for our wedding since we’re trying to be budget conscious. Premier Entertainment was the second most expensive and City Sounds Entertainment had the biggest price tag for what we were looking for.

Tell me about your experience with these wedding DJs and how did you chose yours in the comments below or on Twitter @ChrisKeuling!

Comments

  1. Very interesting blog on how you made your choice for Wedding Entertainment. I really appreciate you meeting with me and giving me the opportunity to show you what we have to offer. I think you guys will have a great time with the company you selected and I wish you the best of luck. Please send my regards to Beth!

    Jon Hadad
    City Sounds Entertainment

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