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Well it wedding season do all of my friends are getting married :). My best friend from high school just got married on 8/1 and last resort did a fantastic job with the music and photo booth and they were just amazing to work with! Great people and knows how to throw a great party for a special occasion. I highly recommend them to anyone throwing any type of big event in the Reno Tahoe area!
I would not recommend this DJ. One of the vendors recommended this DJ to me but had I known how he was, I would not have hired him. He seemed to lack enthusiasm for the event. I know he has done this many times but still, for us, it was a once in a lifetime event, and he should treat it as such. I requested that he please play some dance music in between breaks ‘cuz people were at a lull and just waiting for the “next” thing to happen…and all he said was …he would rather not ‘cuz he wanted to get all the things on the timeline list done before playing the dance music---even though we were running early on the timeline. I felt that the music wasn’t even loud enough for people to enjoy and that he played a lot of slow music and not enough "new songs" that couldn’t keep the energy up in the place. And as a DJ he just didn’t show enough interest in the event to even get anyone else interested in anything else. When he would ask for a guest to come up and they were missing and someone had to go out and look for them, I could see him just let out a big *sigh* and a “whatever” kinda attitude. Out of all the vendors I had that day, this DJ was the one I regret having in my event.
Let me start by saying i'm sorry you were unhappy with our service. That being said this wedding was so over planned it was very difficult to accomplish all of the traditional events. Along with the normal garter/bouquet and special dances, this wedding had something scheduled about every 7 minutes after the dinner including; A hula dance 3 songs on a piano and 2 songs sang one to karaoke music, a Magic show, a Day of video (25 minutes with set-up/tear down of the dance floor, A moment in story telling from the grooms father (this lasted 18 minutes) i would list everything but there is limited space on here. with all of this we were VERY behind schedule and I tried to keep things moving as well as i could The slow songs that were played were the background music waiting for the traditional events to conclude and the dance begin. Had i started playing dance music right after dinner we would have only got 1 song in before it was time to stop and do an event like the dollar dance. As a DJ we have to find a groove in the crowd and get everyone dancing and if the music keeps stopping its very hard to keep the dance floor energy up. I never "sighed" i was checked with the bride often to try to keep things moving and if not for our ability to be a little laid back we would have seemed very strict and abrasive had i forced every event at the time on the time line. We do our best to provide the wedding you envisioned but if you create a vision you don't like blaming the DJ may not be the best way to handle it.
Used this vendor and he did a great job. Timely, courteous and kept everyone dancing.
We were able to book Last Resort DJ on fairly short notice for our December wedding reception. It was very convenient to do must of the arrangements via email and the online forms, and I finally spoke to them about a week before. They did a great job accommodating all the kids who danced the whole time as well as working with us on a few last minute requests. They worked with us on a great price since we were having a short reception and didn't need ceremony music.
Jeremy was wonderful to work with. He was responsive to emails and frequently checked in with us during our wedding to see if changes needed to be made to the timeline. His music selection for our group was right on which helped get people out on the dance floor. I would choose Last Resort DJ again if I ever needed music for a future event.
I would not recommend last resort DJ. The actual DJ sent his wife and was 2 hours late, we also didn't find out he wouldn't be coming until he didn't show up. We had a friend sing our first song and that friend had set everything up with the actual DJ..his wife had no idea and had no idea on how to set it up, she was also rude to my friend. They also didn't play some of the music we asked for. Bottom line is they weren't awful, but with about a million different choices, I would not recommend them.
We are very sorry you were unhappy with the show Last Resort DJ provided. Unfortunately a lot of this review is just not true. First you mentioned that the "DJ sent his wife." That is true my wife who is a DJ and is 1/2 of Last Resort DJ did DJ your event. She is prominently displayed on our website as 1/2 of the Last Resort DJ Team. Next, it was mentioned that we were 2 hours late. We pride ourselves on our punctuality and have always showed up with at least 1 hour to our contracted start time and in most cases we show up with 2 hours to set up and sound check. This event was no different we were there 1.5 hours early and the venue had us change set up locations 3 times before the ceremony. Then we were asked to do a favor and provide sound for the wedding parties private singer, We showed him how to plug directly into our speakers for the best sound as they have a mixing board and EQ that is made for all audio. He insisted on plugging into our DJ mixing board that is not made for mixing live music. As professionals who care about quality we would not let this happen he ended up using his own equipment? The DJ team was not rude but very focused on the setup, some people with questions did approach her as she was setting up for the 3rd time and she may not have been as engaging but that is because we have a STRICT deadline for the ceremony and we MUST be set up for that, it was flawless. As you mentioned we did not play all requested music this happens often when we are given more music requests prior to the wedding than we have time for. When this happens we play the hits off your list so the majority of the guests will be listening to music they know. Now that every thing is cleared up we still wish you the best in all the journeys life takes you on!
Jeremy was wonderful-even though we sort of scared him when we submitted our, "Do Not Play List." After 18 years together b4 marrying and 2 kids who love to dance to pop- my man and I didn't want your typical wedding dance playlist. Jeremy played nearly all the 2012+ requests we made for dinner and dance and was awesome!!! We still had "Sweet Caroline" in honor of my Grandma who died a couple of years before and that brought the house down. Midway through the dancing my brother approached me with, "You've apparently got the DJ on lockdown and dad won't dance unless it's Sinatra!" Jeremy's gaze followed my brother to me and as I gave him the thumbs up his "New York, New York" was the talk of the next day. We really appreciated that he honored our wishes and left the crowd wanting more. He also helped a best friend sing our 1st dance song, "Here's to Us." Thanks, Jeremy...
Awesome- fabulous- great- on time - friendly- professional!!!
Thank you Last Resort DJ for making our wedding reception amazing! All of our guests were out of there seats and on the dance floor dancing away.All of our guests told us that they had a great time at the wedding and it could not have been possible with the help of our DJ. Thank you again Last Resort DJ!
Outstanding DJ, very professional and responsive!
I used Last Resort DJ for my wedding in South Lake Tahoe and they did a fantastic job! They were able to provide music for our ceremony at Lakeside Beach and they were all set-up and playing music at the reception venue when the guests started arriving right after the ceremony. They were also able to provide background music for my sister to sing a couple songs (they even provided her w/ the music file ahead of time so she could practice with it).
I loved their casual sort of style and their great sense of humor. Most importantly, they kept the dancefloor full all night long by playing great dance music. Jeremy and Jason did a great job of reading the crowd and playing what kept people dancing.
Last Resort DJ's were fabulous! They did our daughter's wedding last weekend at the top of Heavenly Valley Ski Resort. They were already set up when we arrived at 3:00 for a 5:00 wedding start time. They were responsive to requests and timed everything very well. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!!!!!! A pleasure to work with!
What can be said about perfection! Last Resort DJ Should be called 1st choice above all else DJ.. I guess that wont fit on a buisiness card.. Last Resort Not only made our wedding Smooth but fun and exciting as well! From the 1st phone call to the day of the wedding they made me feel comfortable and eased my mind that every thing was going to work! AND IT DID!!!! If you don't pick last resort then your missing out!
Happily Ever After...
Melissa and Bill Compton
You get what you pay for. My wedding was an evening wedding and dressy. The guys showed up wearing beach shirts and slacks. I never got a schedule of how things were going to be done, and in which order. They pushed everything together, so that the cake cutting and garter/bouquet tossing was done right at the beginning of the reception. It made everything very rushed and let people leave early! I was very upset about how everything turned out once I got home and had time to think about everything. I would not recommend Last resort D.J.'s. They trully were my Last resort!
At Last Resort we work with all brides to follow their time lines on their special day. However should the bride be 45 minutes to an hour and a half late to her wedding we do the best we can to accommodate the other vendors as well as the bride and groom to ensure the meal is not cold and there is time for all the events of the evening. If we are given a timeline we have no problem following it. Everyone had to wait for over an hour for the ceremony. Then after dinner there was another hour of photo's being taken. If things seemed rush it was because of the poor planning of the wedding party and photographer. Not the DJ. We had to fit all of the special events into the small time allowed to us. After dinner and during the other hour of photos, the guests were ready to party, from what we were told they were not from Nevada and wanted to go gamble. While we waited for the bride and groom to finish their meals and take photo's people did leave, because they had been there for 2-3 hours waiting for something to happen. As you all know the bride and groom's first dance and is very important. We as DJ's cannot start open dancing till after this event has happened. Because of the 3 hour delay from the bride and photographer our hands were tied. As in life, life happens. We can't plan for everything but we are experts at accommodating!
The gang at Last Resort Dj did an outstanding job at our wedding. Got everyone out and dancing, were funny, and made no mistakes. Would definitely recommend them for any of your functions. Very professional and very reasonable pricing....Thanks!
The DJs were very professional and flexible. The music was excellent, made sure to ask us if a request came in that was questionable. The price was very affordable and within our budget. We would highly recommend them to friends and family.