Music By Design

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About Music By Design

Music By Design is your wedding planner style DJ company servicing all Chicagoland since 1993. This team of wedding professionals entertains at weddings with no cheesy gimmicks or obnoxious MC interruptions. The entire staff at Music By Design work hard to make each wedding fun and memorable, so that couples spend their time dancing instead of rolling their eyes.

Services Offered
You can meet your DJ at your initial consultation or schedule an online webinar and learn more from the comfort of your home. The company's well-trained wedding experts/wedding planners will direct and organize the flow of your event in a professional manner. The team at Music by Design works hard to make each couple's wedding an enjoyable affair with all the desired entertainment amenities. This includes services and equipment such as:

  • Online consultations
  • Custom playlists / do-not-play lists
  • Liability insurance
  • Wireless microphones
  • Monograms (name in lights)
  • One event per day
  • Photo booths
  • Projectors / screens / audiovisuals
  • Sound / PA system / professional-grade audio equipment
  • Uplighting


Other Services
Music By Design provides all the necessary photo booth accessories for a couple's big day, including a photo booth attendant, backdrops, a flash drive of images, a guest book, unlimited prints, props, social media integration, and an online gallery flash drive with all the images after the event. They play all style of music including the following:

  • Country
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • International
  • Jazz
  • Oldies
  • Pop
  • R&B/soul
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428 Reviews for Music By Design

Recommended by 97% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth · Married on 10/13/2018

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Awesome Music!!

    I was nervous when it was time to hire a DJ because I really feel like the music can make or break a reception and how great of a time guests are having. After having a consultation with Music By Design, I knew they were the company for me. They make it a point to not be cheesy or cliche, and they have an awesome online portal where you can pick your music, see suggested playlists, and so much more. Our DJ Pete was so awesome and everyone loved him :) He was great at reading through my song requests to get a feel for what kind of music we like, and he was able to read the crowd well to keep them on the dance floor all night! He was so nice and gave the wedding the right feel. I'm so glad we went with Music By Design, it was definitely the right choice!!

    Sent on 10/17/2018

    Music By Design's reply:

    Hello Elizabeth & Nick, We are so happy you had a great night. Thank you for the feedback about DJ Peter!
  • Brie

    Brie · Married on 09/28/2018

    5
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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    The first thing that sold us on this dj was the online planning tools. It was so easy to create our playlists and find music this way.

    Our wedding was on 9/28/18 with Pete. He was so friendly and professional. He kept our dance floor packed all night! We got so many compliments from guests about the dj, everyone loved him.

    So many other places wanted to charge us their normal rate plus an additional cost for the ceremony. But music by design was only one flat fee. They also accepted payment through their online portal or chase quick pay, so paying them was extremely convenient.

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Music By Design FAQ

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with? Traditional
  • What photography services do you offer? Liability Insurance, One Event / Day
  • What photography items do you offer? Proofs
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Acapella, Choir, Brass - Trio, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play? Bagpipes, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, Winds
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Reception Music, Sound/PA System
  • What lighting services do you provide? Audiovisuals, Dance Floor Lighting, Monograms, Uplighting
  • What decor services do you provide? Drapery, Event Planning, Setup
  • What decor items are available? Backdrops
  • What is the starting price for wedding DJ services? $ 1,295.00
  • 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? $ 1,195.00
  • What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Consultation, Sound/PA System, MC, Microphones, Travel Expenses
  • What is the starting price for uplighting? $ 50.00
  • 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, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event Per Day, Video Projection
  • What additional equipment do you offer? Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting
  • Which of the following event rental services to you provide? Clean Up, Delivery, Setup
  • What event items are available? Decor, Lights, Photobooth
  • Which of the following services do your prices include? Delivery, Setup
  • Which of the following does your starting price include? Backdrop(s), CD/DVD of Images, Enclosed Booth, Flip Book, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration
  • Which of the following does your most popular package include? Backdrop(s), CD/DVD of Images, Enclosed Booth, Flip Book, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration
  • What photobooth items are available? Backdrop(s), CD/DVD of Images, Enclosed Booth, Flip Book, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

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8 Endorsements

  • Heritage Prairie Farm
    Heritage Prairie Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

    Music By Desing is a top notch DJ Company and we absolutely love having them here at our wedding venue. Our wedding couples always enjoy their services. Music By Design is organized, professional, and always wows with terrific service. We truly appreciate how they assist in making any wedding day special.

  • Town & Country Gardens
    Town & Country Gardens Wedding Florists

    Dave and all the Music by Design staff are simply amazing. They are one of our favorite DJ's to work with. They do a great job of making sure your reception is exactly as you imagined it to be with all your guests on the dance floor. If you are looking for a great DJ, There is no Question that Music By Design will deliver!

  • You Name It Events
    You Name It Events Wedding Planners

    Every. single. time. we work with Music by Design our clients are happy and their guests have a blast! They have a great system for organizing your wedding music and making it so easy to plan a great evening. Their DJs are well-trained, professional and fun. They have been doing weddings for a long time and it shows in their professionalism and is reflected in their simple but thorough process. Working with them means you don't have to worry about how your night will go - you can rest assured they will be on top of all of their responsibilities - from keeping the dance floor packed to providing great lighting to emceeing the night, they will do a great job for you!

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  • Chicago, IL 60607 See on map
    630-590-9010 (Phone number)
    8666988637 (Other Phone Number)
    6302060344 (Fax Number)
    Tuesday & Thursdays Only: 10am - 7pm
  • 1325 Wiley Rd, Ste 157 Schaumburg, IL 60173 See on map
    630-590-9026 (Phone number)
    8666988637 (Other Phone Number)
    6302060344 (Fax Number)
    Monday - Thursday: 10am to 7pm Fridays: 10am - 5pm Saturdays: 9am to Noon Sundays: closed
  • 3755 E. Main St., Ste 185 Saint Charles, IL 60174 See on map
    630-672-0378 (Phone number)
    8666988637 (Other Phone Number)
    6302060344 (Fax Number)
    Monday - Thursday: 10am to 7pm Fridays: 10am - 5pm Saturdays: 9am to Noon Sundays: closed

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