The greatest parties all have one thing in common – an awesome playlist. Regardless of who is on the guest list, what the meal is, or how your centerpieces were designed, a great party must have a great soundtrack to set the mood.
Thankfully, the Complete Weddings + Events team knows a great Grand Rapids wedding DJ when we hear one. We know the importance of connecting our couples with Wedding DJs in Grand Rapids they’ll love. When guests are dancing, socializing, and enjoying the music, you know your event is a success!
Steve is the senior DJ on our staff, having been with Complete for more than 25 years. He won Michigan’s DJ of the Year award the very first year it was awarded in 1998, repeating the accomplishment in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Steve was also awarded Michigan’s Employee of the Year award in 2017, in recognition of many years of leading and organizing Complete’s staff in service projects. He has also worked at the Franchise Owner level, having developed a Complete presence along the lakeshore, including Holland, where he lives. Steve has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, both as a DJ and an owner. More brides have requested him in Michigan than any other Complete DJ. He has attained the highest rank ever achieved by a Complete DJ in Michigan, Platinum IV, having performed at more than 1,000 weddings over his career. An actor/director by training and a writer by vocation, Steve is also a wedding officiant, freelance writer/editor, voiceover artist, pub trivia, and burlesque host. His creative, theatrical background makes him a natural entertainer.
**DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, PREMIUM DJS ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE**
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Marcus is one of the most professional DJs on staff! He has been with Complete Weddings + Events for more than ten years and performs more than forty weddings a year on average–the majority of his clients have specifically requested him after seeing him perform at other events. In 2018, Marcus received Employee of the Year for his excellent emcee performances and reviews. As a result of his exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and vibrant, fun personality, he leads our staff DJ training programs. Any DJ that graduates from his training program leaves with all of the tools and customer service experience that our veteran staff has due to the attention and training that Marcus gives them. According to Marcus, “Anyone can play music; we do so much more than simply ‘make people dance.’ We are the single most important part of making sure people have fun at the wedding.” Choosing Marcus as your DJ will ensure everything runs smoothly, AND everyone will tell you how much fun they had at your event!
**DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, PREMIUM DJS ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE**
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Coming to Complete with a diverse background gives Dennis a unique perspective on handling the client’s event. With experience in concert event management and as a karaoke host, Dennis considers entertaining people a continuous part of his life. Dennis loves reading the crowd’s reaction to the music and transitions well across multiple genres with ease. His thoughtfulness toward the client is easily expressed in how willing he is to take care of the details from start to finish. From toasts to cake and on to the music, Dennis will make sure everything goes smoothly!
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Peter is a DJ that places a lot of emphasis on professionalism, and is happy to put in the effort to make the night perfect. He wants to make sure that the hosts and guests are having a fun evening from beginning to end. While Peter can be low-key when needed, he loves getting out on the dance floor to get the fun going! He always makes sure to go that extra mile for the bride and groom to make sure they have the perfect evening.
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If you want a DJ who is outgoing and has an energetic personality, Rob is your guy. Besides playing music and making sure everyone has a fantastic night, Rob says his favorite part about working at Complete is getting to meet and interact with new people every weekend. With his vast knowledge of songs, artists, and genres, Rob finds joy in creating custom playlists for each event so no two events are the same. He loves to see everyone smiling and having a great time and always reads the crowd to make sure he is playing songs that they actually want to hear. With Rob as your DJ, you can rest assured that everything will run smoothly and all of your guests will have an amazing night.
Bill’s passion for DJing started in 2007 in a garage with vinyl records. Since then, he has performed at private events, nightclubs, festivals, and weddings. Social settings are where Bill flourishes, and between music, beatboxing, and dance, DJing is the perfect gig for him! “I have high standards when it comes to this craft,” he says, and the numerous happy newlyweds prove this statement. Bill is ready to connect with you, create the perfect playlist for your wedding day, join you on the dancefloor to showcase hip-hop moves, and hype you up! If you love to dance and have a blast, Bill is the DJ for you!
Whether its for a family get together or a wedding for tons of people, John has always been the go-to guy for music. His background in music performance and production gives him the perspective to know how to react to the crowd and play the best tunes! Nothing makes him happier than when the guests walk away smiling and learning something new on the dance floor, where you’ll find John hanging out and having a good time. His professionalism will help make your day amazing and he’ll make sure all the details are taken care of all night long!
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Are you up to date with today’s hottest music trends? If not, you have nothing to worry about with Aaron! Aaron has been making beats and controlling the aux since he was in high school. As long as you’re ready to party, Aaron is ready to bring his rhythmic flair and DJing skills to your wedding. Arron is prepared to use his love of music and public speaking skills to go above and beyond to ensure that you and your guests are having the BEST time!
Matt has been DJing for five years, making him experienced and adept at everything that comes with the job. His experience attending production school out in LA provided him with the confidence and skills to run the show! (And gave him bragging rights to working in the same theater where they filmed ‘La La Land’). Matt’s favorite weddings are the ones that encourage him to show off his love for punk rock and metal music. “You know it’s a great wedding when Blink 182 is requested!” Matt wants you to know that communication is key, and he’s ready and willing to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best event ever!
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Donovan comes from a background in music production and audio engineering. This, coupled with his energetic, outgoing personality and positive attitude, makes him the perfect DJ for any event! Between checking in on you and your guests, making sure everyone is having the best time, and cracking jokes to keep everyone smiling, Donovan wants to make your wedding unforgettable!
Enthusiastic, energetic, and surrounded by music-these are things that describe and make Zaydrian fantastic at what he does. Zay graduated with a degree in music production and has pursued careers that embrace his love of music. He’s played in wedding bands, ceremonies, bar gigs, and the occasional festival, making DJing right up his alley! His strong public speaking and people skills and background in audio production will ensure your day goes off without a hitch! If you’re looking for a DJ that puts your needs first and is dedicated to everyone having a great time, Zay’s your guy!
Dimitri lives a life immersed in music and performance, making him an expert at energizing a crowd. He has done everything from acting to playing the drums, working on film sets, and managing the lighting for live events! Dimitri’s varied music taste and adaptability allow him to enjoy any wedding or event, and his bachelor’s in film and video showcases his dedication and skills. If you’re looking for a DJ to excite the crowd and enjoy the party with you, Dimitri is ready to take your song requests!!
Event planning comes with an array of important decisions to make. Selecting the right event and wedding DJ in Grand Rapids can make all the difference when planning a vibrant night to remember. When clients come to us searching for the perfect special event DJ in Grand Rapids, we make it our mission to find professionals who can both entertain guests and keep the energy levels high. Finding a Grand Rapids event and wedding DJ who can read the room and make adjustments to their playlist based on the crowd can truly elevate a party from fun to incredible.
Every party is different – the soundtrack to a wedding reception will sound quite different than the tunes played at a Sweet 16 celebration! With that in mind, it’s worth considering the kind of questions you’d ask a Grand Rapids wedding DJ. Not sure where to start? Use these bullet points to guide your search:
The mark of a great DJ is their ability to turn an awkward and shy crowd into a lively and excited room of dancers. Of course, not every event calls for this kind of evolution; a corporate event DJ in Grand Rapids might be excellent at setting the tone for a formal dinner while a wedding and event DJ in Grand Rapids might be better at curating a dance playlist. Regardless, in your hunt for the perfect DJ, it’s worth asking how they get the crowd excited.
Just as you wouldn’t hire a pet sitter to babysit your toddler, you’ll want to select a DJ who has experience with the specific kind of event you’re hosting. Most DJs get into the field because of their love for music, but their personal preferences in the types of gigs they take and the tunes they play can seriously impact the mood of your event. Ask about their experience with your type of event and how they handle common challenges that may arise.
Some DJs are eager to take song requests of event attendees, while others prefer to personally curate the night’s playlist. If you feel strongly about song requests, it’s worth asking a Grand Rapids DJ about their policy before you hire them. It’s also a good idea to outline any songs you don’t want to be played or specific songs you know you’ll want to hear at the event. Controlling for surprises is key for any successful party!
Many DJs work alone, but some bring along assistants to help set up and breakdown their equipment. In some cases, large DJ companies send out different employees to man the event than the person you spoke to about their services. When chatting about the options, make sure you’re clear on exactly who will be manning your special event and what safety net is in place if they can’t make it.
Some DJs have streamlined their equipment and won’t take up a lot of space. Others will bring along lights and sound equipment and will need a certain amount of square footage for their setup. Ask about their needs – how early do they need to access the space to begin setting up? How many electrical outlets will they need? Do they wear a uniform or will they dress to match the formality of your event? These kinds of logistical questions are often forgotten amidst the excitement of planning!
Our Grand Rapids DJs have the experience, savvy and instincts required to make your event memorable. Leave the details to our team – with Complete Weddings + Events on the job, you’ll be free to live it up on the dance floor! Because our DJs bring their experience and their state of the art equipment to each gig, you can relax knowing your party is in good hands. With a variety of set-up options, playlists and plans to meet your needs, you’ll be able to hand over the reins without worrying about delegating throughout the night.
At Complete Weddings + Events, we know that a party is only as good as the people behind the scenes. We’re committed to delivering the best Grand Rapids DJ experience possible. No matter what kind of event you’re planning, trust our team to connect you with the perfect DJ for the job.