If you place value in having that rapport and relationship with your actual dj, from day one, then read on. If this is no big deal to you then my value proposition below will likely have fallen on deaf ears (err eyes).
I know the wedding you're planning is a big deal to you, it is to me as well. So much so that I've never felt comfortable sending out a bunch of deejays to work for me. I just find it too big a deal to control the quality. As an independent operator (not a multi-system michigan dj service) I can make strong claims and stick with them. Before I share with you what I am as a dj, let me share what I am not...
Your wedding is a big deal to you. It's a lot of money to spend and as events go, it's probably the biggest one you'll ever be the guest of honor at. I recognize this, that is exactly why I don't offer several other dj's for your wedding reception. I admit it, I'm a perfectionist about your weddng reception. It's just too important to mess up. When you work with an owner operated smaller dj service, you should get the attention you deserve. Every wedding reception I do gets my full attention. I'm not on the cell phone while your having a bridal dance, out having a smoke or rolling in just in the nick of time to announce you into the room after leaving my "day job" -- you're it. Your event is, believe it or not, as important to me as it is to you. In fact I make these guarantees above to prove it.
LOOK, there is no excuse for any professional dj to be less than I promise above. As events go, I can't think of any more important to a bride than her wedding day.
Total Confidence... Michigan Wedding DJ, (Dan) is one of 2 dj's I am without reservation, completely comfortable referring. First because he's great at what he does and second because when I refer him, I have total confidence it will be him that does the event. With the bigger dj services in Michigan, you never know who they'll send. In fact, he is one of only 2 dj's that come to mind when I think of personality and professionalism - a total package. He engages the crowd, tracks all the details and plays what they like.
Mike McHalpine - Banquet Manager Addison Oaks - Oakland County, Michigan (Leonard, MI)
The ONLY true unbiased "not a popular opinion poll" survey ever done in this country was commissioned by the largest wedding website and magazine publication in the country (now it's a watered down "vote for me" poll). In 2007, 25,000 brides in major metropolitan areas including Metro Detroit, Michigan and it's suburbs were asked to rate their wedding vendors. WELL... the only independent operator to make the list was Michigan Wedding DJ (BBP LLC). I have proof - just ask and I'll email you the page scans.
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Really, you get 6 hours to do it right. NOT one vendor at your event will have more influence over the success of its outcome than your dj. Your dj is the "FACE" of your party. He's the representative for your event. Let's assume for just 1 moment that every vendor you deal with is top shelf but the dj is mediocre. How would the night feel? You can't make up for bad entertainment. So hire the dj that will get the job done right the first and only time. Hire the deejay willing to put his money where his mouth is. There are few other professions in the world that rely so much on perfection. Most any other occupation allows for a second chance, even many surgeries can later be corrected. BUT deejaying a wedding is a one shot opportunity to do it right. Don't risk it to an "employee dj". Hiring an independent with decades of experience and 5 star reviews is a Wedding Insurance Policy.
Sure, the music is important but with weddings you need to consider the importance of "keeping the party going". Your DJ determines the pace of your reception whether you like it or not. The truth is, as an owner operator dj service I pride myself on your event being the best it can be. I'm not an "employee dj". Because I am at your job, I see to it things we discussed are handled from the grand introduction through the toasts and bridal dances to the very last song of the evening. When we have our intial conversation we both know whether it's a fit or not. We won't be 2 people that have no real idea where one another stand and what we expect. Are you marrying a fiance you never spoke with? Hire a dj you at least get a chance to speak to. Hire a dj that you can "specifically" research for 5 star reviews.
Hi Dan, Corey and I wanted to again thank you for talking with us this evening! It was a pleasure speaking with you and hearing your ideas! As soon as we got in the car we both looked at each other and said, "He's the one!". We were very impressed! Corey was raving about how personable you were the whole way home! So, we're very excited to say that we would like you to be our DJ for our big day!
Again, thank you so much...you cannot imagine what a relief it is to find someone who is professional and very personable at the same time! We look forward to working with you!!!
Sarah and Corey (Dearborn Inn Referrals) January 23, 2010
Several ingredients add up to making one dj, better than another dj. Look at your own career. What makes people better from one organization to the next? I'd say it doesn't matter the endeavor -- the answer is pretty simple. What makes one person better at a specific occupation than another is our interest or ability to learn and want to improve. What is important to note is that some people don't really "plug in" much to what they do and therefore they learn little. Here is what I have learned after 24 years (wow) of deejaying. Here are some free wedding tips to make your Michigan dj experience better no matter who you choose to provide dj service at your Wedding.
What You Get When You Book Me (Dan)
Hopefully by now you've determined I'm not your average Michigan Wedding DJ Service. With that distinction from average you can expect not only above average delivery the night of your big event but a huge value from my Michigan Wedding DJ service. Your investment toward a great wedding reception depends on 2 things - the date of the event and when it's booked relative to the date. I am a bit less in the January through April season. For that reason I encourage a call or the filling in of my simple form for more info.
If you're shopping me against another service and find I am more expensive upfront, ask yourself why? What is it that makes me truly different to you? I don't make my money on volume with multiple dj's going out. Is it my pledge to get it right, years of experience, understanding of group dynamics, over a thousand happy brides. Do you feel, see and hear the difference between what I offer and what they offer? Is it the FACT that you deal directly with me from day one through to your last dance? Some brides recognize the difference right away and truth be told those are the brides I want to work for. I want to work for clients that place the value on the music played and the presentation and event coordination (keeping the event running smoothly) skills I bring to the table. I can't sell to brides looking for the cheapest dj. I can however sell to those Michigan brides looking for the best value.
Think about it... some things we pay for knowing full well they are average but when you want the very best and you treat yourself to it because you know the value. If you'd like a better idea before you take a few minutes to call me, I'm about $300-$400 more than an average dj service. Is your night worth the savings? Did you want to pay for an average service or would you like that extra edge, that insurance that makes for a memorable party? You know darn well when you want "that dress" or "that venue" or "that type of centerpiece" that the better stuff costs a bit more but makes the difference between good and great. Cheaper or company dj's are a savings but at what expense? The expense will be the time money and effort you put into your entire day if it doesn't go as you expected.
NOW - Here is where I end the commentary and suggest you give me a call. Hopefully we're the right fit for one another. I can be reached fairly often at 248-648-1669. It forwards to my cell if I don't answer at the home office.
You can check your date on the contact page right now. NOTE: It may show open but that does not mean 100% that I am. Occasionally dates have contracts coming in so I leave it open until the checks are received.
Thanks, and like you, I hope it is one heck of a party!
The Michigan Wedding DJ -- When You Recognize the Right DJ Makes All the Difference
I help couples have the best night of their life.
I've referred you out at my last 3 bride meetings - the dj can make or break the night ... You by far are the MVP of my season so far! Hope to work with you again!
Wendy Martin PhotographyAugust 2010
"Dan, you know I see a lot of dj's. 2 or 3 every weekend. A lot of them are pretty good but very few are polished. I can think of 3 that I work with throughout the year that fit that standard. It's always great to work with you. You are a great DJ and you can tell you care. You have a great connection with everyone, you know what to play and when to play it, you have a great sound (both audio and voice) and are a real nice person on top of it all."
Robert Bruce PhotographyJune 2014
We hired Dan sight unseen based on what seemed to be a great reputation and understanding of crowd dynamics. It proved to be the perfect move and it wasn't the same ole same ole. From the way cooler than normal cocktail music to the tunes that made my dad, my grandpa and even my 20 something friends dance it was all good. Whether it was Warren G, Ginuwine, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra or Jason Mraz we danced all night. If you want the best wedding dj in Michigan and a guy that knows how to keep things moving smoothly, hire the Michigan Wedding DJ - Dan Nichols.Thanks so much Dan,
Tony & Allyn Sinicropi
University of Michigan Student Union Wedding Reception
(ps -- thanks for getting all the pronounciations right
"Dan, you were the reason we went an hour overtime at my daughters wedding. I will promote your services to anyone I know needing a great dj. Great entertainers aren't easy to find. We're really glad Glen Oaks referred us to your dj service."
Dennis Cassar Reception & Ceremony at Glen OaksAugust 2009
"Dan, Shane and I just wanted to thank you so much for being such a great mc/dj at our wedding. You did a tremendous job and people are still telling us about what a wonderful job you did. Thanks for helping to make our wedding reception an event to remember"
Brooke & Shane
Becker Glen Oaks Country Club, Farmington Hills, Michigan
"Dan was everything we had hoped for. He took the lead for the evening, and the entire night was perfect. He was friendly and outgoing, kept the dance floor packed, and ensured that all of our guests had an excellent time. We highly recommend "The Michigan Wedding DJ" (formerly Boogie Brothers Productions)!"
Summer & Rob Ray
Reception at The Wyndgate Country Club - Oakland Township Michigan
Marci Curtis is a professional photographer (she supplied the pics on this site) and we refer business back and forth. She sent this to me in a personal email as I was re-creating the copy for this web site. I wanted her opinion on some details. I unabashedly took this right from her email.
"What really makes you so very different from the typical wedding dj is that you appear to personalize the event for each couple. You also seem to make a point of getting everyone up and dancing from the get go and have this "we're all in this together" type of spiel which brings people out to the dance floor in a way that I only see with live bands."
Marci Curtis - PhotographerJuly 2012