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When I decided to have a Wedding reception for my daughter, I didn't know where to start. I had 7 mos to prepare. I went on the internet for mostly everything including a DJ. I received alot of bids but Zach Cieply just stood out from the others. His bid was low and his lighting was included . He suggested karaoke and using props that he would bring such as guitar, keyboard, etc. We did do that and everyone had so much fun. Zach and I kept in touch the whole wait before the Wedding .I would add songs every day to the playlist but Zach said that just made his job easier. I am so glad I went with Zach. People at our event asked about him. I told them I highly recommend him. He catered to my wishes and checked with us during the reception to see if everything was o-k. My daughter's reception turned out Great!Aug 28, 2011Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?It began with a life-long love of music. I have been buying music since I got my first dollar in allowance. In college I took several classes on music appreciation. I finally decided to become a DJ when I had my own wedding. We contacted a DJ who claimed to have 10 years of experience at weddings. I provided him with a play list and our itinerary. On the day of the wedding he played his own music, which at one point included 7 back to back slow songs, and we had to keep reminding him to do his announcements. Thank god he had some good music or the wedding would have been ruined. I realized that I could have done his job much better than he did. So I bought some equipment, built a website, and advertised like crazy. I haven't looked back since.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?If the service you are looking at says that you can call them, I suggest that you do. You can tell a lot about your DJ over the phone. This is especially important if your DJ will be making announcements. Listen to them and think about how they will sound in front of a crowd.