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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 Disc Jockey when we hear one, which is why we know the importance of connecting our couples with a Grand Rapids DJ they’ll love. When guests are dancing, socializing, and enjoying the music, you know your event is a success!
Will has been DJing with Complete since 2008 and has grown to be an active member of the local event scene. As a DJ, he knows exactly how to read a crowd and keep the party going for as long as the night will allow! Our clients love the way he interacts with them at a wedding (or any other event) which could mean getting them a drink, playing great tunes or even dancing with “Dear Old Aunt Sally”. Will is a valued vet with Complete Weddings + Events and continues to show his skills with any group!
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.
Joe has a background in theatre and knows how to put on a good show. Feeding off the energy of the crowd he is able to make sure all the guests are having a great time and have a night to remember. He goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is having the best time possible from holding doors, getting drinks, and taking requests, he puts in 100% for everyone at the event to make sure everyone is happy. His hand is on the pulse of music and pop culture and he knows how to have a great time at your event, but more importantly that everything goes smoothly!
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.
If anyone knows how to throw an amazing party, it’s Mitchell. After being an event DJ for a while, Mitchell decided to foray into weddings, where he has had GREAT success taking care of the client and knowing how to mix the right of amount of service and fun! If it’s joining the guests in the Cupid Shuffle on the dance floor or getting more mashed potatoes for the bride, Mitchell is keen to know exactly what needs to be said and done to make sure everything goes well. Keep Calm and Trust the DJ!!!!
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!
I’ve been playing music professionally for a long time, and it’s something I truly enjoy. When I first started at Complete 6 years ago, I was very excited because the training program is second to none. I’ve felt comfortable DJ’ing with Complete ever since day one. I am an accountant by day so I take that detail oriented mindset to my job as a DJ. I’m pretty laid back and enjoy having fun, but that doesn’t mean I’m not on top of everything. I will be checking with you throughout the evening to make sure you’re ready for each step along the way. I’ll take those many years of experience playing music to make sure your event is the celebration and party that you’ve planned for and imagined.
Steve is the senior DJ on our staff, having been with Complete Music for more than 15 years. He won Michigan’s DJ of the Year award the first year it was awarded in 1998. He has also worked at the Franchise Owner level, having developed a Complete Music 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. He has been requested by more brides in West Michigan than any other Complete Music DJ, and has attained the highest rank ever achieved by a Complete Music DJ in Michigan, Platinum III. He is Signature Certified and Platinum Trained, which means he is available for Platinum Package (two-DJ) bookings, including magic tricks, balloon animals and other extras. An actor/director by training and a writer by vocation (Steve is also a staff writer for The Holland Sentinel), his creative, theatrical background makes him a natural entertainer.
Andrew is more than just your average DJ, he has his hands in everything in the world of entertainment! Andrew participates in various improv troupes throughout the state, writes music and has a film degree from GVSU. His track record performing improv has provided a unique perspective on live entertainment and his fun and energetic personality will definitely heighten the mood on the dance floor. He is an independent person that puts in plenty of effort to ensure everything goes well with any event or project he is involved with.
Marcus is one of the most professional DJs on staff. He has been with Complete Weddings + Events for more than 10 years and performs more than 40 weddings a year on average. He was also employee of the year in 2018. Most of those clients have specifically requested him after seeing him perform at other events. Due to his exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and vibrant, fun personality, he leads our staff training programs. Marcus gives newer employees the same attention, so that any DJ that graduates from his training program leaves with all of the tools and customer service experience of our veteran staff. According to Marcus, “Anyone can play music, we do so much more than just 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 tells you how much fun they had at your event!
Event planning comes with an array of important decisions to make. Selecting the right event 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 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 an all events DJ in Grand Rapids. 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!
The Complete Weddings + Events Difference
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. That’s why 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. Contact us for other great vendor services, too! We offer event planning services, photography, videography, and even photo booth rentals to make your night one for the history books.