I agree (LOL), in fact, it used to be popular for DJs not to post pricing. I'm not totally sure where this came from but what I can speculate was that DJs would feel out a customers budget as well as venue to come up with a custom price. While I agree some venues are more difficult to work at than others (stairs or no elevator), I don't agree on not having a fixed starting point. I like to be super clear on what I will charge and I never ever add to that.
Some may notice I am a fan of running specials and there is nothing secret behind that. I went to college for radio broadcasting and business. After collage, I went to work for a large corporate employer with hundreds of retail locations. I learned how special really worked and why they were important. Every retail, service, and restaurants uses some sort of special at some point every year. For some reason, in the wedding world, special are frowned on and I don't really know why.
I like to have transparent pricing from the start. I don't want to waste anyone's time. After all, its so important to know exactly what you are paying and why.
Kaylee D wrote a review December 10, 2022
AMAZING! – TOTALLY WORTH IT!
An amazing and super easy experience! DJ Ariel made our night, she played amazing music and was very commutative during the whole night, and made ever...y transition seamless. Highly recommend.
Date of wedding: 08-08-2022
Carl K wrote a review December 5, 2022
BEST DAY EVER!
This really was the best day ever and a great deal of that is Thanks to Fun Squad DJs. We are huge into all kinds of music so hiring the right DJ was ...super important to both of us.
From the start communication was way better than any other vendor we hired. We had one vendor we couldn't reach until the week of the wedding so Fun Squad DJs being so quick to reply to every question was amazing.
The ceremony and reception were in two different locations, and they did everything with precision and ease. Every music cue was perfect, and the sound quality was superb. I have nothing but great things to say. We are super picky so if I had something negative to say like our cake (different vendor, cough, cough), I would. Seriously it was great, and my company will use them next for our annual party.
Thank You Fun Squad DJs!
Date of wedding: 11-27-2022
Mary Joe F wrote a review December 3, 2022
NEXT LEVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Going into our wedding planning process, music and the dance party were top of mind for me. I had a vision of all of our friends and family mingling ...on the dance floor and we needed a partner that was going to make that dream come true. Working with Fun Squad DJs was a top-notch experience and Michael made sure that our party was everything we wanted and more. From our first call, Michael brought a personal touch to the proceedings and truly sought to understand what we were looking for at our wedding. Fun Squad DJs isn't just limited to music, as Michael was also able to bring a photo booth, which was a hit with all of our guests throughout the entire night.
Michael's planning assistance and process helped us to maintain the level of control over the music we were looking for, while also relying on Michael's years of expertise throwing the best parties. We were able to indicate which songs were a must, which were a maybe, and which we definitely didn't want to hear. From there, during our final planning meeting we went through these selections so that he could craft the final product. And it worked out perfectly -- our dance floor was never empty and our guests left raving about how good the music was and how much fun the photo booth was. If you're looking for a professional to bring your event to the next level, we highly recommend Fun Squad DJs.
Date of wedding: 10-02-2022
Hailey B wrote a review December 1, 2022
Destination Wedding DJ
Ever try planning a wedding from another state? It's not easy especially when you haven't been there before. My parents had moved to Oregon, and we re...ally wanted to have our wedding on or near Mt. Hood. We were able to get it all organized. We had some issues with vendors but not with Fun Squad DJs. Ariel was amazing and helped us with planning the music to even more. She did the schematics of the table placement and good flow of the event. We were so fortunate to have her as a go to person we could trust. I would defiantly recommend Ariel with Fun Squad DJs to anyone having a wedding. This is someone you can trust, and we found that one of the hardest things with vendors.
Thank You Ariel! you made our wedding amazing and special!
Date of wedding: 10-10-2022
EMMA B wrote a review November 27, 2022
BEST VENDOR WE HAD
If you are getting married I would book them. We had them at our wedding and it was amazing. I don't usually do reviews but I will here. Everything I ...asked for and more. The level of customer service exceeded anything I was prepared for. Absolutely amazing. Every email was answered within minutes, even on Thanksgiving. I sent and email assuming he would get back to me until Friday but replied that minute.
Trust me and every other person that this company really cares so much about their job. Its refreshing to see.
Date of wedding: 11-27-2022
Howard A wrote a review November 13, 2022
I WAS WOWED!
I cannot say enough good things about Michael. Our wedding reception was carried out flawlessly, all thanks to him! The music was fantastic, and every...one had a great time. Michael made himself available whenever we needed him in the months leading up to the wedding. He helped us plan every single detail. He provided us with numerous helpful suggestions. He was more than a DJ to us he helped us PLAN our wedding.
He provided excellent service, at an excellent price. HIGHLY recommend!
Date of wedding: 10-09-2022
Nicolas J wrote a review November 13, 2022
I cannot say enough about Fun Squad DJs! From day one they went above and beyond in helping me plan and coordinate my wedding. His responses were alwa...ys timely and professional (usually within an hour). He accompanied me to the venue during my planning in order to best prepare himself for the day. He even volunteered to come to my rehearsal at no extra cost. To my surprise, the day of rehearsal, the wedding planner we had hired was a no show, my luck lol, Michael stepped up big time with all his necessary equipment and completely took charge of the rehearsal. He made the ceremony practice flow so easily and took all the pressure off myself and my fiance. The day of the ceremony, Michael showed up early, got set up, and proceeded to help everyone finish getting ready for the day. He sent all the wedding party down the aisle at ease and fluffed my wifes dress before she walked. He turned the reception into a party just as we requested and played the songs I wanted and then some. I got so much more out of the services than I ever expected. I highly recommend Fun Squad DJs to ANYONE getting married in Portland or the Mt. Hood area like us, he definitely made a huge difference in our wedding! With no wedding planner he was a true blessing.
Date of wedding: 08-13-2022
Dina M wrote a review October 14, 2022
Michael was so easy to work with and always answered every question, always. Our big day was perfect and the service provided by Fun Squad DJs was a...mazing. Many guests really enjoyed the request system on their phones. Everyone danced all night including my non-dancing partner, lol. Thank You so much Michael.
Date of wedding: 09-24-2022
Alisia S wrote a review October 13, 2022
Best DJ ever
If you are looking for one of the best DJ's around, I would highly recommend Fun Squad DJ's. Michael went above and beyond the normal duties of a DJ t...o make my wedding flow smoothly and is great at keeping everyone engaged in the event! Our wedding coordinator was a no show and caused so much stress but Michael really was such a help. During my wedding, there was an issue with the venue which pushed up the end time of the reception by over an hour. Michael was so so professional and helped find a solution to this problem so my husband and I as well as our friends and family could enjoy our evening. Michael kept the reception perfectly paced (even after the end of the event was moved up) without making my husband and I feel rushed or stressed and NO EXTRA CHARGE by the way. In addition, he did a spectacular job at choosing music that kept all of our guests (of all ages) on the dance floor and having a great time. I could not have asked for a better DJ for my wedding reception and would recommend him to anyone that wants a fantastic, fun, professional DJ that goes out of his way to make your wedding a huge success!
Date of wedding: 08-13-2022
Michelle L wrote a review October 9, 2022
AWFUL. UNPROFESSIONAL. DO NOT HIRE.
Michael missed a few music cues during our ceremony and started songs at the wrong places. I chalked it up to communication - I thought perhaps my own... instructions in the ceremony script were unclear.
Then we got to the first dance.
He absolutely BLASTED us in the face with our song, at top volume. We stopped and stared at him. He didn't react to us at all for almost a solid minute, until we started gesturing to others and yelled at him to turn it down.
I had curated a 2.5 hour playlist for the dancing part of the celebration that my partner linked Michael well in advance. All he had to do was press shuffle on Spotify. But he started blasting "Single Ladies" as soon as the toasts were finished. I intentionally left this song off my playlist because there was only 1 person at the entire reception who was single, and I think the song is demeaning to play at weddings. This was my first clue that he was not following our instructions.
He continued playing other stereotypical "wedding" songs - ones that I did not approve and do not personally enjoy. I asked my husband to speak with the DJ about it.
My husband went to ask him why he wasn't playing our playlist, and he said he "didn't get it." It was in his email inbox. One of my bridesmaids then CALMLY and POLITELY approached to ask him if he had gotten the playlist that I sent him. He immediately told her that she needed to "calm down" and "get away" and that she was "getting all up in his grill." I went and told him he needed to be more polite to my bridesmaids and he told me, "I wasn't rude! I'm sorry if she TOOK it that way." That is not an apology, and not how you speak to the bride OR guests at the wedding.
At that point he had finally switched the music to my playlist, so I left it alone and tried to enjoy the rest of my evening. However, Michael's unprofessional demeanor and his inability to follow simple instructions left a sour taste in my mouth. I want to warn EVERYONE about this company. Don't waste your money. Hire actual professionals.
Date of wedding: 10-08-2022
Mariah W wrote a review October 7, 2022
Such a great choice for our wedding! They provided MC services, ceremony music, and reception DJ services along with uplighting and general sound eq...uipment setup throughout the venue- all for a very fair price! The team at Fun Squad DJs made the planning process ridiculously easy from the get-go. We let them know about key songs that we wanted for specific moments and provided a playlist of all our favorite music to inspire their choices for the rest of the night. They flawlessly borrowed from those options and expanded based on their thorough musical knowledge to create an AWESOME party. After dinner, most guests did not leave the dance floor all night long. Yes, I did get blisters but I didn't even know because I was having so much fun.
It was also really important to us to include live musical performances by some of our close friends during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Michael coordinated with them and our day-of-coordinator directly to set everything up. It was so special to have our community be part of our wedding day and added a very personal touch. You can't go wrong with the Fun Squad team- they rock! Our most-received compliment was: "You guys really know how to throw a party!" and we couldn't have accomplished that without Michael and his team!
Date of wedding: 09-10-2022
Christine S wrote a review October 3, 2022
Amazing Wedding DJ
Fun Squad DJs and Michael brought the best package for our September wedding!! We heard from a majority of our guests that they have never been to a w...edding as fun as ours and were surprised by how packed the dance floor was all night. This was due to Michael’s high energy and killer music!
As the bride, the ceremony was the most memorable part for me. I collaborated with Michael to design the processional/recessional flow which was tailored to be classy, but not overly sappy. It was seamless and brought everyone to (happy) tears. I could focus on being in that moment because he took care of everything! Prior to the wedding, Michael was easy-going and fun to work with! The moment I had a question he responded through email or phone immediately, I mean really fast and within minutes of my question. That was amazing. I have never met someone who responded so quickly through email! He is an incredibly thoughtful, attentive, kind and a COOL guy! Michael learned styles/songs we liked and didn’t like so he could make the evening fit our style and keep the vibe up which he knocked out of the park! I know Fun Squad DJs and Michael especially facilitates a wide array of events, but I would 100% recommend them/him for your wedding if you want someone who is a pleasure to work with, and someone you can totally trust, and keep your guests dancing all night! Thank You
Date of wedding: 08-27-2022
Katie R wrote a review July 4, 2022
REALLY FUN – AS ADVERTISED
I cannot recommend Michael and Ariel
enough! Ariel was our DJ and this team KILLED IT! Our guests gave them sooo many compliments throughout the ni...ght and afterwards. I'm very very detailed-oriented and Michael met that and more while always having great info. The day was smoother than I could have imagined with Ariel keeping us all on track and taking care of all of the details. She was able to meet us where we were musically and incorporate certain pieces and moods we wanted while taking care of the specific songs. We couldn't believe how many people she got on the dance floor, even people we'd never seen dance before! This is a team so incredible and they clearly love what they do.
Date of wedding: 06-30-2022
Marie D wrote a review July 2, 2022
I have had the chance to work with Michael at Fun Squad DJs at many weddings and events that I have photographed and always loved how he picked the pe...rfect music for each portion of the night and kept people dancing! When it came to getting married myself, Fun Squad DJs was the first company I emailed. Music has always been the number one priority for me for my wedding (other than photographer, open bar and my future husband of course!) so I needed to make sure who ever I hired was someone who I felt would listen to what I wanted. I felt after our first call DJ Michael was that and more. When we had to postpone not once, but TWICE (and hopefully the last time) they were always kind and helpful, it really took a lot of my shoulders to know he was on my vendor team! Big Thanks to Fun Squad DJs!
Date of wedding: 06-20-2022
Janet C wrote a review June 24, 2022
Great communication and flexibility.
Great communication and flexibility with details. DJ had great attitude and responded to all our needs.
Date of wedding: 06-04-2022
Damian R wrote a review June 24, 2022
BEST DAY EVER
Fun Squad DJs did an amazing job at our wedding! Ariel went above and beyond for my husband and I, and we can't thank her enough. The process for book...ing was very easy, and Ariel made us feel very comfortable. She made our wedding so fun, and everyone was up and dancing. We received so many complements, and everyone said they were sad to have the night end because they were having so much fun. I highly recommend them for any event!
Date of wedding: 06-12-2022