I hired Sounds Abound to DJ and MC our wedding ceremony & reception in April 2014 for our April 2015 wedding. I came across them by accident, actually – I had a consultation another company they share a space with, and met with Rufus as I arrived early. They were my first and only formal music consultation! Rufus was honest with their packages and didn’t attempt to upsell me to anything we didn’t need, which I appreciated. Months after I spoke with Rufus, I ran into him at a wedding expo, and he surprisingly remembered me, which won me over.
The value of their packages was also higher than the other DJs I had seen at expos, and I really loved their online functionality. All info can be provided to them at any time online, their forms make the standard reception idiot-proof so you don’t forget anything, and their ‘jukebox’ feature provides you with billboard lists, common songs for all the typical wedding dances, and easy creation for “must-play” and “do not play” lists, as well as allows you to pick the over-all musical vibe for your wedding. Their responses were always under 24 hours by email both before and after booking, and they provided deposit reminders and updates for when to start thinking about different components of the event.
We chose Gary as our DJ & MC, and we were so happy with him! We met with him about three weeks prior to our wedding to go over the flow of the event, and he made everything very easy. Gary was very flexible and intuitive on the day of the event, also – we changed the format of our ceremony the day before the wedding, and added a component to the reception the day of, and he pulled everything off as though it was the plan all along. Very importantly, he stuck to our “must play” and “do not play” lists, and made all our guests feel welcome – we provided some Polish music for my husband’s family and friends, and controlled the flow on the dancefloor masterfully, making sure no group felt neglected. I absolutely recommend Sounds Abound!