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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, MI 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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Our DJ, Steve Ralph, went the extra mile in making things happen and fun, both with the ceremony and reception. The guest loved it when he got out on the dance floor and lead everybody in the Wobble! I would definitely recommend Steve and Complete Weddings and Events to anybody planning a wedding!
- Julie + Chris (10/8/22)
We truly loved our DJ Steve. He was amazing. He was very attentive to Todd and I. Made our wedding go very smoothly. We could not have ask for anything better. He was AWESOME!!!
- Linda + Todd (9/10/22)
Everyone was so accommodating and reassuring during our repeated questions and confirmations. They rolled with the punches even though we had some untraditional/quirky requests, and everything went smoothly--they even invested in upgrading some of their equipment to enhance our experience. There's a certain level of comfort that comes only with seasoned professionals who know their craft inside and out, and it was extremely helpful that they thought of several things we had not considered. As a side note, our guests were especially delighted to have "Trivia Steve" there. We had a great experience and will eagerly let others know.
- Angela + Matt (10/20/21)
Excellent experience with Steve Ralph! Well coordinated music for ceremony and reception. Customer service and professionalism A+++. 10 out of 10. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable. Wonder MC and guide through toasts and introductions of wedding party, etc.
- Olivia + Randy (6/5/2021)
Steve was excellent for our wedding, we had a touch base with him, and described what we wanted, from there it was hands off and he rocked the house! I was surprised with how many people were dancing all evening! If I had to do it all over again, Complete Weddings would be a must have!
- Heather + Connor (5/7/2021)
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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Marcus was seriously the best DJ. He was very attentive to our wishes and made the night fun for our guests. Thank you Marcus for everything. Highly recommend!!!!!
- Kayla + Seth (10/15/22)
Marcus was our DJ and he couldn’t have been better! The dance floor was full all night and everyone has an awesome time with him! He was so professional and communicated so well! We could not have asked for a better team!
- Erin + Nick (9/17/22)
Our DJ, Marcus was really fun. He kept the party going and added touches here and there that I haven't seen at weddings before. He had a quick "do you know the couple" game that our tables had to answer to get released to go to the buffet that was super fun. I was able to pay online and fill out the DJ forms online over the course of my wedding planning experience. 10/10 would use again!
- Brooke & Jared (06/04/22)
MARCUS! He did a phenomenal job. He was a true professional. Prior to the event and during the event! The bride had high expectations of the D.J. and he surpassed them all.
- Rita + Steven (01/22/22)
Our reception was in Muskegon at The Lake House, we had Marcus as our DJ. He has DJ'd in that venue before and was very familiar with it. Marcus was on top of it even before the wedding. He connected us before the deadline and went over all the details. The day of, he was helpful and attentive. He def kept people on the dance floor all night long! I highly recommend him for your future event!
- Alexandra +William (7/17/21)
Marcus did a great job as our DJ. He read the crowd well and played the perfect songs to match the mood. He also did a great job announcing the night’s events and kept things running smoothly.
- Ashley + Brant (5/29/2021)
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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Dennis was very Flexible and easy to work with! He did a great job with our ceremony cues and reception. Our guests were dancing all night and would have loved for Dennis to stay another 3 hours
- Laura + Matt (10/8/22)
Dennis was a excellent DJ. We really enjoyed the way he made the night flow and get people on the dance floor!
- Alonte + Danielle (9/4/21)
Our DJ Dennis was awesome, he did a great job reading the room and getting our guests on the dance floor. We highly recommend the services through Complete Weddings!
- Shannon + Nicole (7/3/21)
Easy to work with! A variety of services, communication was great, planning tool was super helpful, and professionalism was awesome!
- Marissa + Chris (6/19/21)
Our DJ-Dennis, was a perfect fit for our wedding. Flexible, knowledgeable, responsive, professional, we need another star for him. Our dance floor was packed the entire time and everything went off without a hitch.
- Ellie + Christopher (5/1/2021)
We enjoyed all the music Dennis played. Our wedding guests complimented on how nice and professional he was!
- Kala + Jason (11/14/2020)
Reliability is Signature DJ, Tyler Baxter’s specialty. He will go the extra mile to make sure that your day is flawless. Able to adapt to any environment, Tyler can create the right atmosphere for your event. With additional experience as a videographer and photo booth host, Tyler knows how to communicate with other event staff to ensure that everything runs smoothly. It’s always a good time with DJ Tyler.
Why did you become a DJ?
I was in the entertainment industry with hosting trivia, and when this job became available, I thought it would come natural. I also have interest in becoming a radio jockey.
What is your favorite part of the night?
Once the dance floor opens, I take any song requests, turn up the volume, and watch everyone have a good time!
What makes you unique as a DJ?
I can improvise almost any situation that requires a last-minute change: such as repositioning speakers so they are not in anyone’s walkway, finding places to tuck cords away.
What is your favorite DJ memory?
Too many to list: from having a dog on the dance floor, teaching people how to do the Wobble or Cha-Cha Slide and watching people fight for a bouquet or garter.
List one fun fact about you most people do not know
I have a certification in voiceovers, and I can do several voiceover impressions.
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Peter was great. He was very professional and the students really enjoyed themselves the whole evening.
- School Dance (4/22/23)
Peter got everyone out on the dance floor and really livened up the party. Our wedding was truly a dream and everything we could have imagined, brought to life! Using Complete Weddings was worth every penny!! I can't recommend using them enough.
- Veronica + Brent (10/1/22)
Peter was incredible! He was so fun and accommodating to all of our wants for our special! I highly recommend him! He was so sweet and fun. He danced with us! We are so glad we chose Peter! He deserves a raise!
- Allyson + Josh (06/25/22)
Peter was very flexible and helped make sure everything we needed was taken care of. The forms were super handy and helped communicate.
- Maddy + Drew (05/28/22)
We had an awesome experience with Complete - everyone was very communicative, professional, and easy to work with. Peter did an amazing job as our DJ and he helped make our wedding fun and memorable! We loved working with him and would highly recommend him and Complete.
- Claire + Andrew (10/21/21)
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.
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Rob and LaTarra are the BEST duo you could ask for. Not only were they great at what we asked of them but they went above and beyond! They consistently checked in on us and made sure everything went smoothly. They assisted in tasks that were outside of their description without even asking!
- Brittany + Dakota (10/15/22)
I cannot imagine having my wedding with any other vendor. It just so happens we had just been to a wedding prior in which the DJ played songs requests from guests over text, which sounded like a good idea in theory- but we felt that the actual execution of that felt very disjointed.
That's why when we met with Rob and quickly noticed his extensive knowledge base/experience-- we basically just told him the feel of things we were going for, and let him take the reins.
This was another one of the best decisions we made-- he was amazing! He made everything flow perfectly throughout the evening, without any awkward vibes/pauses.
He also was a great director in leading speeches, games, etc for us (My easily distracted self needs that!) We had SO many compliments on him by guests, it was a big dance party for everyone of all ages. "Your DJ was AWESOME"
- Michelle + Phil (9/3/22)
Rob was an amazing DJ! He was great with interacting with the crowd and read the room super well and played songs that got people out on the dance floor! He’s extremely easy going and is super funny as well! Highly recommend Rob for any DJ services you need!
- Megan + Chris (9/2/22)
I LOVED everyone we had from this company! Everyone was so kind and worked so well with us, which made our wedding day even that much better! It was truly our dream day. Rob, Rachel (photographer) and Mary (photobooth) were amazing at what they do. We are SO pleased with using Complete Wedding & Events, and we will recommend them every time!
- Kellie + Kyle (8/7/21)
We had Rob as our DJ and he made sure everything I wanted was done in a timely manner. He was very kind and did a great job with request and playing amazing music that we loved. I will definitely be using this company in the future for any events I may have!
Thank you again complete weddings and events you made my wedding day THAT much better
- Amanda + Bradley (6/26/21)
Rob did an amazing job!! I could not have asked for a better DJ. He was extremely interactive and made the party exactly what we asked for. He also was so helpful in putting together the timing of the entire night. If I could give him more than a 10 I would!
- Allie + Nate (8/1/2020)
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!
We had an awesome time with Aaron! Thank you for bringing the energy for our middle school event.
- Forest Hills Northern Middle School (10/14/22)
Aaron the dj did a fantastic job! He played all the right songs and was very personable! All of our guests talked about how great he was!
- Jana Scripps (9/23/22)
When it comes to Signature DJ, Rio Hilliard, he’s all about having a good time with friends and family. As an Emcee, he will put a smile on your face and light up the whole room. Creating the soundtrack of your day, Rio takes in requests from you and your guests. When it’s all said and done, you’ll know that DJ Rio provided the fun.
Everything about the DJ was awesome!! Would definitely request him again.
- Michelle + Jimmy (4/15/23)
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!
"The DJ Donovan was very nice and was helpful when with questions we had. I recommend them."
- Angie (9/10/2022)
How would you describe yourself as a DJ?
I’m a DJ that likes to enjoy the environment that I’m in. I’m not just “the guy that plays the music”, but I’m on the dance floor, making sure everyone else is enjoying themselves.
At a party, what would someone find you doing?
You’ll most likely see me at where all the energy is at, whether that’s on the dance floor or interacting with a group.
What is you favorite thing to do as a DJ?
I think my favorite thing to do as a DJ is to make everyone’s energy as high as it can be. If I can make everyone observably enjoy themselves and let loose, then it’s my favorite thing to do!
What is your goal as a DJ?
Ultimately my goal is to have everyone more than satisfied and enjoying themselves, especially the people that the event is about. My goal is to make them feel incredibly happy and like nothing else can beat this moment.
AMAZING service from our DJ
- Brooke + Cy (10.8.2022)
We had an excellent DJ for our wedding! We had some last minute things come up and Kha Di did great!
- Michelle + Patrick (9.10.2022)
Why did you become a DJ?
To share the joy of music that I feel, to everyone else. I hope to help make lasting and memorable moments with just a song. Music has helped me throughout all my life, and I want to help it do the same for others.
What is your favorite part of the night?
My favorite part of the night is seeing the joy and happiness on the faces of who I’m performing for, and to see I’m helping them live and enjoy the moment that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
What makes you unique as a DJ?
When I’m DJ’ing I feel very connected to the people I’m preforming for, even though we may not personally know eachother that much, I grow to feel that their night is personally important to me and that they feel very special as I would like someone to make me feel on my big day. I like to put myself in their shoes constantly.
What is your favorite DJ memory?
My favorite memory was at the end of an event night, when I was already starting to pack up and people were leaving. I had multiple guests take the time to tell me that I did a great job and that they had a blast. That’s what I love, helping people have fun.
List one fun fact about you that most people do not know.
Outside of being an DJ I am also a Healthcare worker, and currently have a house of residents cheering me on whenever I’m not working with them. They help me a lot and inspire me to do my best, and to be grateful for everyday things and any opportunities that come my way.
Rachel did such an amazing job. Thank you guys so much, you made our night so very special.
- Jonathan + Julie (5/27/23)
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!
Zay was the upmost professional. He was responsive, caring, and had great energy throughout the event. He was extremely communicative with us leading up to the event, which made us feel so relaxed and trusting. I would definitely recommend Zay or his colleagues for future events!
- Cynthia + Steven (10/1/22)
Cannot say enough good things. Every single person I worked with was fabulous. Zay was beyond amazing and we got so many compliments on the playlist. Our dance floor was packed the entire night. If you need an amazing DJ who is on top of it look no further.
- Rachel + Ryan (9/16/22)
Zay was amazing. Very attentive and kind to all the guests. He adapted to the mood of the crowd and played great music at the right times. The perfect DJ for our wedding!
- Jeremy + Ashley (7/3/22)
Zay was great! He was timely, professional and a perfect fit for our event!
- Patty (12/17/21)
Zay was extremely helpful, professional, and went above and beyond what I expected!
- Rachel (10/30/21)
Zay was wonderful! When planning with him for our event, he provided helpful ideas and tips on song choices for our reception. He was very kind, accommodating, and understanding regarding our needs and requests. He was very thorough in making sure that we had the best time possible. We would recommend Zay to anyone in need of a fantastic DJ!
- Jennifer + Nathan (9/4/21)
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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Our DJ was Jon. I can't tell you how many compliments we had after the wedding with how great the music was. There was always a good # of people on the dance floor throughout the night. Two of my concerns for my wedding was 1: the weather and 2: great dancing music. You can't control the weather but Jon nailed it on the music! He also handled the ceremony music/microphones, the cocktail hour music, and the speeches all of which were in different places on the venue. We had some special requests for songs and Jon remembered and played each one at the right time. He also got the wedding party drinks during dinner and always made sure we were taken care of. He went above and beyond his responsivities as a DJ.
- Victoria + Patrick (9/10/22)
John was great! Very friendly and attentive! He had a great attitude and did exactly what we asked. Great song selections and knew how to read the room. Was never pushy or over barring. Would 10/10 recommend him.
- Jessica + Christiano (8/28/22)
John the DJ was incredible! A DJ can make or break the experience and he made it from the moment that the 'party' walked in. I cannot say enough good things about him and would recommend him in a heartbeat.
- Beth (5/20/22)
I was very pleased that John was responsive to our "out of the box" wedding. We didn't have very many traditional aspects and he was met our needs exactly. John was very flexible the day of the event and was able to anticipate hiccups and prevent them from happening. The brother and sister of the Bride even threw some surprise aspects at the DJ and he rolled with it easily making sure everything was smooth and transitioned well.
I would highly recommend John for any event as his professionalism and expertise shined throughout the planning and execution of the wedding.
- Kayla + Josh (01/22/22)
Thank you Complete Weddings! We thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole team. You all went above and beyond to make our wedding day spectacular. Thank you to our DJ John, for creating a fun and enjoyable evening. He had our friends and family on the dance floor until the last second and checked in with us the entire night to ensure we were enjoying ourselves.
- Kate + Steve (10/9/21)
John was amazing. He made sure to get all our eclectic music choices spot on and made sure everyone had a great time. We are super pleased with how our wedding went.
- Vanessa + Donald (6/6/2021)
Event planning comes with an array of important decisions to make. Selecting the right event DJs and wedding DJs in Grand Rapids, MI can make all the difference when planning a wedding or event 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 play music that will keep your guest’s energy levels high all night.
Choosing 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 an event and wedding DJ in Grand Rapids, MI 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:
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 sure guests have a great time. 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 the needs of wedding parties, school dances, and more, 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.
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