My wife and I contracted Dave Shannon Music to DJ our wedding on August 15, 2014. Dave responded immediately and made arrangements to meet with both of us in person to discuss our expectations.
During the initial meeting he provided us with a list of potential songs we may need, (wedding March, first dance, dance with parents, etc.), as well as other information needed – mic required, what size space, how many people, what kind of reception the setup hall would have – that kind of stuff.
From there things were very simple for us. We selected a handful of songs and listed a couple of songs we didn’t want to hear at all, (no one is getting the chicken dance going tonight!).
On the day of, the dj arrived about 10 minutes before we expected him. He had his own dolly, and even after I introduced myself as the groom and offered to get someone to help him move his stuff inside he just said, “looks like you have enough to worry about I can handle this.” I was quite impressed.
We had the ceremony and reception at the same place, (the Muttart Conservatory), though in two different rooms, and my best man helped get him sorted for that. The music played well for the ceremony.
He had nice background music going during the reception and he provided a mic for anyone.
When my wife and I flubbed our first dance halfway through the song and we skipped straight to the parents dance in the same song he reacted well and just started playing music for everyone to dance to. He said that he’d get some different tunes on to keep things moving and for the rest of the night there were people out there having fun. I didn’t see anyone making requests, so I think he read the crowd pretty accurately.
Everything said and done, he showed up early, set himself up, looked well presented and kept my guests entertained, I couldn’t ask for more and would be happy to hire Dave Shannon Music again!
Jeff and Emma – August 15, 2014 – Muttart Conservatory