As we started to plan our wedding, we dreaded having to look for and select all vendors. It’s a stressful process, which takes time, and includes a large element of risk. On top of that, we heard all these horror stories about unreliable vendors, vendors who fail to understand what the couple is looking for, or vendors that are totally unresponsive. And music is one of the things that my wife and I love, we can’t live without it, and we knew right away that our wedding needs to have a perfect soundtrack.
A couple of friends recommended Jon to us so we reached out to him. From the
beginning he struck us as very responsive. He cared about the quality of our relationship from the very first time we contacted him. When we met in person, we immediately liked Jon. He thought through the various elements of his responsibility in a quality way. He truly believed in the importance of having great music at a wedding.
Jon has a strong sense of ownership. We could simply trust him to take care of everything. We never had to follow up, he was on top of everything, and it was he who proactively gave us updates and told us what he needed from us.
After we went back and forth on what we needed, we saw that Jon “got” our style. It was important for us to make sure the music fits in with everything else, and Jon asked thorough, thoughtful questions and his suggestions understood our vision completely. We gave Jon songs we liked and wanted to be played but it was important to us to have a DJ who could turn a mere list of songs into a coherent evening of music. Jon made it happen.
We have a high quality bar for execution and quality of music. We had specific songs we edited for the ceremony and we had to trust the person who would understand how we want it to fit in with the rest of the ceremony.
Jon was precisely that person. Jon was incredibly professional, which is rare in the industry. He immediately clicked with our planners and other vendors to ensure the location of his booth, the equipment etc. was all taken care of.
Jon created a consistent, fantastic vibe. His ability to make the room dance was very impressive. Our guests loved the music and commented on that throughout the evening, and afterwards. He’s been fantastic to work with. We strongly recommend DJ Gatsby!