While there are many people involved in making your wedding day a success, most function independently of each other. Except of course, for your DJ. Your DJ works side by side with (or in lieu of) your wedding planner in order to help bring all the crucial elements of your wedding together in a seamless fashion.
In addition to spending consultation time with you in order to personalize the music and timeline for your day, I will greet your guests, host the formalities, monitor lighting & sound levels and come prepared to coordinate the entire day with all of your vendors such as the venue, catering and the photographer/videographer to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
What might happen if the DJ started the first dance or grand entrance without giving notice to the photographer first, or begins introducing the toast without checking to make sure that the catering staff has finished pouring all the champagne? An awkward moment for sure, and a potential memory lost.
These are the types of scenarios that are very common but easily avoidable if you are working with an experienced, trained professional that demonstrates attention to detail and passion for their work. Surprisingly, some clients don’t put the entertainment nearly as high on the priority list or budget as we feel it should be. It's one of the most important things at a wedding!
I try not to be about high-pressure sales or scare tactics, but your wedding day is meant to be a once in a lifetime event that should become as close to a perfect memory as you imagined it to be. I take my involvement in that very seriously.
Whether you prefer all the typical traditional elements of a wedding like the grand entrance, first dance, bouquet/garter toss and toasts, or something a little more free flowing and non-conventional, know that I am committed to helping you create the perfect environment for your very special day.
I am always open to requests if they fit into the flow of the night!
DJ Bird DJ'd our wedding in Vernon this September 2016. Simply from the perspective of someone that has attended a lot of weddings over the past few years, my wife and I were worried that the dance floor at our reception might not be fully packed and people might not really get into party mode, fizzling the night out early. It's really hard to keep it going throughout the night, and get everyone involved.
Following our first dance at about 7:30pm until at least 2:30am, the dance floor was absolutely on fire. I have never, ever, seen a dance party to this extent at any wedding, and I have seen some serious sh*t. Every song was a JAM. Everyone loved each track more than the last. Everyone from every age group was throwing down. A few shirts may have come off. At some points, I'm pretty sure each of our 120 guests was boogie-ing.
John showed up early, the ceremony music was flawless, and went above and beyond to deliver the literal best cap to an incredible day. There were no problems. Our guests cannot stop raving about DJ Bird. Everyone I've talked to have given an average 10/10 rating. I know this testimonial might sound too over the top or like his buddy wrote it, but honestly if you are looking for a DJ for any event you want people dancing at, just book him now.
I am not a person to give a 10/10 rating, as I feel that is reserved for the rare time someone goes above and beyond all expectations, and delivers something that is really special. DJ Bird, you are the easiest 10/10 decision we have made. From everyone in attendance on the DF (including kitchen staff who could not resist), thank you for blowing that dance floor to smithereens.
Your new best friends - Graham & Ashleigh
September 7th 2016 Turtle Mountain Vernon B.C
We chose to go with John Bird for our wedding DJ’s services and he was beyond incredible for our entire wedding experience. He went above and beyond! Everyone raved about the music for our whole day. He even met us in his own time a couple days before our wedding so we could be sure he had all of our correct “important songs aka. Walking down the aisle some, first dance, last dance etc. We really appreciated that and it made us feel so confident and relaxed on our day. We would recommend John again and again! Thank you for helping to make our day perfect John!!
Cody & Shaunna
September 23rd 2017 Summerhill Winery Kelowna B.C
DJ John who played our 75 person wedding this past weekend. He was organized, enthusiastic, considerate and very personable. I was worried with such a small wedding that the dance floor would be empty. To the contrary, out of 5 hours of music there were only a couple songs where no one was dancing. The little kids right to the oldest kid (85 year old) thoroughly enjoyed his music. John was flexible and was very amenable to playing some of our favorites and he threw in some great additions of his own. He was very interactive with the crowd when needed in a fun, but unassuming manner.
The music truly made our beautiful reception a celebration to remember for a lifetime. John even was kind enough to send me a list of songs played so I could make my own Spotify list. Thanks again for helping us make it "the best day ever."
Laura & David
June 14th 2017 Harvest Golf Club Kelowna B.C
Thank you so much for the amazing night! Your did a wonderful job! I heard nothing but praise about you all night and the next day! The music was on point I just loved and so did everyone else!
I just wanted you to know how happy I was with the service! My family was so impressed that you played all the requests and I loved that!
Thanks so much! It was a great day and glad you could be a part of it :)
Megan & Chris
June 27th, 2015 Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon B.C