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Thanks for visiting our page! Ideal Media is the ultimate wedding DJ and event production company servicing DC, MD, & VA. With over 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, we have the skill and professionalism to exceed all of your expectations!

As a DJ and event producer for the current companies and individuals I have the pleasure of working with, I am always ready to give my clients exactly what they want while applying my own creativity and style. I'm aware that I'm responsible for setting the mood for small and large groups of people at one period of time. With most functions being extremely critical, like weddings, I always make sure that I'm prepared when someone's most important day is in my hands. Being a DJ is not meant for everyone because it takes precise timing, multi-tasking, constant awareness, and a lot of “behind the scenes” work. I'm perfectly fine with that because I love my profession and contributing to a great experience. I work with an awesome team, and our only goal is to have successful events. When it comes to designing events, Ideal Media's aim is to create a masterpiece out of your vision.

Services Offered

  • DJ Sound Systems with Microphones,
  • Multi-Colored Party and Effect Lighting,
  • Wireless LED Uplighting,
  • Black Lights and String Lighting,
  • Monogram Design Lighting/Gobo Projection,
  • Karaoke with Catalogs, Sign Up Cards, and a Monitor for Lyrics,
  • White or Black Pipe and Drape for Rooms or Backdrops,
  • Interactive Mirror Photo Booth with Online Gallery and Unlimited Prints,
  • First Dance Cloud Effect,
  • Cold Sparkle Effect,
  • 360 Video Booth,
  • Photography,
  • 3D LED Dancefloor
  • Vinyl Floor Wraps
  • Stage Wraps
  • Staging

We have Property and Liability insurance. Load in time is usually 1 - 3 hrs. before your event start time depending on how much equipment we're using.

We own a music collection of over 500,000 songs of most genres, and don't mind taking request or creating special playlists. All genres of music including: Top hits from the 1940's to todays hits, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Top 40, Pop, Rock, Country, Classical, Cocktail, Motown, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Go-Go, Afrobeat, Neo-Soul, Gospel, Kids Songs, Soca/Calypso, Reggae/Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, K-Pop, Holiday Music, Afrobeat, Bhangra, Bollywood, Punjabi, EDM, Trance, Techno, House, Sound Effects, Instrumentals, Sound tracks, Theme Songs, Acapellas, & Remixes, etc. If there's any type of music you're interested in that we don't currently possess, we may be able to purchase it at no extra charge.

Client review #1 - James...what can I say....THANK YOU a million times over!!!! I had many good feedback and nice compliments about you. I'm thankful I found you. Ron could not believe how I found you and he couldn't have been more impressed with you. Sometimes he gets a bit skeptical about people advertising on the internet, and also not ever having met you for any meeting about our event...he wasn't quite sure how you were going to "perform"...but he was definitely PLEASED! I wish we had more parties planned so we can have you again. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that will need a DJ. When my daughter gets married...guess who I'll be calling on????? Thanks again James. Sincerely appreciative! Sara and Ron
Client review #2 -Wonderful DJ, did an excellent job! I hired James to do my wedding last April, he did a wonderful job! He met with me and listened to all of my needs up front. He even created a great first dance mix for my husband and I! We hired him for his dj services and uplighting, the uplighting looked beautiful and I got tons of compliments on his work! He did the music for both my ceremony and my reception, and even had every ceremonial song right on que. I definitely would recommend him! Nicole M.


More reviews available at www.IMDJHD.com/client-reviews


Once we receive a response, we can send you the info to reserve your day. It's always best to secure your date as early as possible to avoid your DJ or technicians becoming unavailable. The retainer fee is 50% of your total and can be paid by Cash App, Zelle, check, or Paypal. The balance is due any time before the day of your event. Each 1 hour in-person consultation (within 1 hour of P.G. County) is $50 - $100 depending on the distance.

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$900

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,500

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Consultation
Disco Ball
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Photobooth
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$175

What music genres do you specialize in?

Christian
Club
Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
Indie
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40
South Asian

What services do you offer?

Consultation
Do-Not-Play List
Karaoke
Liability Insurance
MC
One Event Per Day
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Flat Screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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Reviews of Ideal Media DJ, Lighting & Drape

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61 Reviews
98% recommend it
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Ideal Media is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional services at weddings and other events. James, the main contact, is described as professional, responsive, and accommodating. Guests were impressed with the beautiful uplighting, elegant draping, and the 360 photobooth provided by Ideal Media. The DJ services provided by James were also highly appreciated, with guests enjoying a vibrant and energetic party with a packed dance floor. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Ideal Media for their top-notch services.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Ideal Media is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional services at weddings and other events. James, the main contact, is described as professional, responsive, and accommodating. Guests were impressed with the beautiful uplighting, elegant draping, and the 360 photobooth provided by Ideal Media. The DJ services provided by James were also highly appreciated, with guests enjoying a vibrant and energetic party with a packed dance floor. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Ideal Media for their top-notch services.

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Nyanda M. Sent on 02/13/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing all round

He was super professional and accommodating with suggestions! Great music and followed instructions to the T.
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Joy T. Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Lighting and Draping Services

Ideal Media provided three amazingly executed services during my client's wedding. From beautiful uplighting and elegant sweetheart table draping to their 360 photobooth, each aspect of our event was done so well! Guests were wowed and we look forward to working with them again in the very near future. Thank you!
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Tiffany J. Sent on 09/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The experience with the vendor was great.

My husband and I dealt with James and he was very responsive as far as responding back to emails and going over my music selection was a breeze.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Enchanting Events by Erica Enchanting Events by Erica Wedding Planners

I've had the pleasure of working with James for over 5 years. From Weddings and Birthday Celebrations to Football Season Opener events his quality of service has always been superb. He tailors his music selections as requested by the client and engages with the crowd to keep the dance floor full. The energy is always great! He also provides excellent lighting and draping services. If you want a service provider who offers timely responses, expertise and a high quality of service, look no further than Ideal Media DJ, Lighting & Drape.

Sky Island Photography Sky Island Photography Wedding Photographers

I highly recommend Ideal Media they are true professionals in every sense of the word. They use the Highest quality lighting, DJ equipment and are truly and asset to the wedding industry.

Hair and Makeup Unveiled Hair and Makeup Unveiled Wedding Hair & Makeup

Best DJ around, hands down! It doesn't matter what genre of music you have in mind. He will make it happen. He didn't butcher one name, was super professional, and was an absolute joy to work with. I highly recommend James to any and all of my Brides. I cannot possibly say enough good things about him.

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