We had the BEST time with Ray Jones as our DJ for our NYE 2022 wedding!!! From the moment we booked with Sounds Abound, they made the entire experience so easy and fun. The company is incredibly responsive, answering questions as needed and also sending out reminders when you get closer to your wedding date. The online planner was easy to use and really helped us get our music organized before the big day.
Our first meeting with Ray was on a phone call and we loved him from that moment!!! Ray is enthusiastic, welcoming, flexible, and passionate about what he does. We knew from that phone call that his fun and lighthearted spirit would be the perfect match for our NYE wedding. Ray is truly a pro; our wedding was at the Joliet Union Station Grand Ballroom (dream venue!) which has some acoustic challenges due to the stone walls/ceilings/floors and echo. Ray had worked the venue before, and he worked so hard that night to constantly balance the sound so that all speeches and music could be heard. He did an excellent job at reading the room all night and played an exceptional range of music, from our must listens to guest requests, and much else in between!! He made sure the dance floor was packed all night. We also had the privilege of having Ray’s wife as the assistant, who was also incredible. All of the music, from cocktail hour, to dinner, to the reception, was a perfect mix. The flow of the evening was impeccable!
We would highly recommend Sounds Abound and especially Ray to anyone getting married. They are a professional company who work so hard to make sure your wedding is the best party/exactly what you want!