Hired 6 times
11 years in business
Type of booth
Camera with backdrop,
Camera with no backdrop
Corporate / office event,
Prom / school event,
We came upon GME as a D.J for our wedding by simply researching D.J.s in the Indianapolis area. We did not want anything fancy, just someone who can get the party going and making sure things were happening when they were supposed to. Chris did exactly that and more! I did a great job communicating with the staff at our venue and with us to make sure everything went smoothly. It was a great price and we could not of asked for a better D.J. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any future events.Oct 28, 2015
Timely, accommodating and easy to work with - Photo booth was a big hit and they had a nice variety of props for fun pictures. Booth was larger and had additional features that I had not seen in a booth before - would definitely recommend using Gmedia.Sep 28, 2014Verified
Amanda F.Dec 22, 2014Verified
Just a few of the issues: music selection, sound/speakers, unnecessary and unprofessional announcements. When discussing the microphones, I questioned if we all needed one, and described that my voice carries much more than the groom. I found out later, per the guests and mother of the bride, that only the preacher and myself could be heard. For whatever reason, the groom had to share a channel with the reader. During this process, he could not get the mic to turn back on after her reading. The ceremony had to continue and he was not heard, which was my worst fear. We started releasing tables for dinner around 5:45 when dinner wasn't to start until 6:15pm. The bridal party was not released first. The kitchen had all sorts of equipment malfunctions that day, however that did not need to be addressed to the wedding guests. Money was an issue the morning of the wedding. I was confident that we had already settled the bill, but come to find out, there was yet another charge. The music we chose wasn't played until the last hour. The groom spoke with him multiple times about the music.Oct 10, 2014VerifiedgMedia Events's reply
Hello Mindy! I have reached out multiple times and have made myself available to you 24-7 to talk with no luck. I wanted to talk to you in person, as email seemed to fall short on this one. I wanted you to actually hear that I care. Since it seems that you don't want to talk. Ill try my best to respond here. I will also try my best not to sound defensive, yet give perspective. When I received your email and reviews, I must say that I was in disbelief for a little while, then heartbroken. I hate that there was anything you didnt like about your wedding. We wanted it to be so special for you and your family! First of all, I want you to know that you were a beautiful bride and were very sweet and easy to work with! I think that this is the key source of the disbelief on our end. I remember how laid back you were. I even remember you pulling me to the side before anything started and saying, Bill is the one who selected those songs on the list, but just play whatever you think. I am a detail sort of person, so I remember this specifically. I would have quoted word for word, but I might be off on a word or two. I dont mean to sound boastful at all, but I am a public speaker, musician, singer/songwriter, DJ, music-lover, sound technician, professional problem solver, and just a people person in general. I have also always been good at smoothing out otherwise awkward situations. I was the lead DJ and emcee for your wedding and reception. I gave you the same 5-Star performance that I have given hundreds of other brides and clients. I want to make you feel heard, but I need to let you know that when we as a company objectively look over what we should have done better for your wedding, very little came to mind. And the things that did, are more to educate our clients better. I feel like we are sort of the whipping boy for everything you didnt like about your wedding. I can accept a 4-Star or even 3-Star rating from you or another client, but a 1-Star just feels like something more than performance rating is going on. If I could be super honest, I dont think it is very professional. I mean, we are a real Hoosier business with real people trying to make a living for their families. You are not reviewing robots. What is the goal of your review? Is it to help us get better? Is it to try to put us out of business? Is it to warn other brides or clients that these people are imposters? Or is it possibly just to feel better by hurting us? I wish I knew. Microphone and sound issue: We have now made it more clear on our quotes moving forward. Our wireless microphones (which are high-end) have an optimal range of 50ft and up to 80ft or more. Where you had us set up, we were 100-150ft away from the bride and groom. For perspective, a football field is 300ft. We could not even see the bride and groom from where we were. Plus, we had your whole outdoor tent, all of your guests, chairs, etc. between us, our sound system, and you. Even this was much better than where your mother had us before we spoke up. She had us about 75ft from the dance floor with several tables, chairs, and people between and not even remotely pointing to where you were having your wedding. It was also VERY windy that day, not just a little. All of these things have never been an issue with any of our other clients. It hasnt even occurred to us that these things are possibly not common knowledge or a given. We will now make certain these are understood moving forward. You needed a separate sound system Mindy, since your ceremony was not in the same place as your reception. We suggested this for a mere $129.95, but you opted out. No biggy, but it sounds like you blame us for that. Sound-Check, Meeting: You asked us if we would set-up the day before your wedding and do a sound-check at the rehearsal. This is not completely unreasonable, but I explained to you the logistics of it and the extra cost. You opted out. This would take a LOT of extra time on our end. Also, we would be paying staff to go to your venue multiple times and we would be leaving over $6000 worth of equipment in your outdoor tent. Dinner, etc.: We WERE in close contact with the caterer. They were a little stressed, but very friendly. A key piece of their equipment went out, so dinner was delayed a whole HOUR (not 30 minutes). We made a friendly 10 second announcement to let guests know what was going on as requested. An hour more to wait on dinner is a big deal to guests. At that time, they were likely starving! We didnt make the caterer or anyone else look bad. This was not exactly their fault, but it was certainly not ours either. Again, in retrospect, we were very appropriate and professional in handling things. Right after the announcement, the bridal party left the whole reception. You took the opportunity to take some more pictures on your property. No problem, but when dinner was done (an hour later), you were not coming back anytime soon. We were told that dinner was ready and asked to dismiss by table, which we did. It would have been ideal to let the bridal party go first, but they were not present. You remember all of this, right? Could we have insisted on everyone waiting until all of the bridal party was located to eat? Sure. Did we handle it wrong? Absolutely not. Were we professional? Yes! Could we have handled it differently? Always. Could someone have spoken up and told us how they wanted to handle it. Of course they could have. Did they? No. Timeline, Money: You finished your timeline at the VERY last minute. You hired us for 6 hours and then required us to be there for 7 hours on your timeline. This is ok. Were not trying to nickel-and-dime our clients, but it is not fair to our staff to ask them to work another hour for free. Our policy is to be paid in full the day of an event. Is this not ok? I wasnt mad, demanding, or weird about it. Also, I dont mean to offend you or irritate you at all, but we worked hard until the very end of your reception. Often, and especially in longer receptions, there are only a few left on the dance floor at the end, usually the bridal party and family. We give them the same performance and energy that we would a crowd. It is our job! Aside from a few very long delays for your ceremony and also your reception that we had nothing to do with, we followed your timeline. If you wanted us to stop early or so something different to save money or anything else, you could have said something. Right? Music: We played all of the songs you gave us (which were very few) either when we were told to or when they mixed in well. Yes, Bill did talk to us about playing more upbeat music. This was very close to the time when dinner was coming to a close and we were about to start the First Dance, etc. I am not a pressure sort of guy, but I told him that the first dance is close and that it would be ideal to wait until then to transition to dance music. We are transparent as to what kind of music we typically play for dinner and give plenty of opportunity on the planning forms and in our several conversations for other wishes. We connected with you, Bill, the caterer, and the photographer several times during the reception. Honestly Mindy, if there was ANY issue at your wedding, it is not like we were hard to find, inaccessible, unapproachable, mean, etc. We typically dont require a lot of direction, as we perform at weddings all the time and are honestly good at what we do. On the other hand, we are there to do what you want. The hardest clients to work with are those who, for whatever reason, dont want to tell you anything directly. They will tell you just do what you think, be super sweet, and then go and tell their friends how mad they are and make you out to be the biggest loser. I don't mean that as a jab to you. Just try to see things from our vantage point. Maybe you are mostly frustrated about the microphones, or the ferocious wind, or the swarms of bees, or the long dinner delay, or something else. It is hard to believe that your issue is with us, as we care so much about you and your family and came ready to make your wedding amazing! If you ever want to call and talk about things, please reach out to me. Good luck Mindy! Chris
I would definitely recommend them. I was highly satisfied with the reception. The dj is a very out going and friendly guy. The bubble machine was a big hit with the kids and adults. Also had the photo booth through them which was busy all night long. The guest loved it. It was an awesome reception. I would highly recommend them to anyone in search of having an awesome time. You will note be disappointed! Thank you again guardian media for your awesome hard work!! :)Jul 14, 2015
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?It all started out of a love for music and for making people happy. Everything else we do stems from there.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Look for a good deal, but don't allow price to be your number one factor. Find some way to raise enough funds to allow your event to be amazing! Our lives are a series of memories and milestones. What company you entrust with this is very important!