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Unique party atmosphere
DJ quality

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On WeddingWire since 2008

Music By Design is an entertainment company that covers wedding events throughout Chicago and surrounding areas in Illinois. Since 1993, an expert team of DJs has been providing stellar entertainment solutions for prospective newlyweds. From R&B, electronic, pop, and hip hop to classical, country, and global songs, their vast song catalog has something for everyone.

Services Offered

The specialist team at Music By Design places great importance on providing a truly personalized customer experience. You can avail of an initial consultation or schedule an online webinar to begin planning the soundtrack to your dream day. From R&B, electronic, pop, and hip hop to classical, country, and global songs, their vast song catalog has something for everyone. From curated playlists to photo booth rentals and high-end lighting, these pros are on hand to make your wedding one to remember. A snapshot of other products and services provided by this professional company includes:

  • Do-not-play lists
  • Wireless microphones
  • Projectors
  • Uplighting
  • Photo booths, guest books, and backdrops

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$1,295

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?

$1,295

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

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
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Reviews of Music By Design

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503 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Music By Design receives high praise from reviewers for their exceptional DJ services. Reviewers appreciate the responsive and helpful staff, as well as the easy-to-use online planning portal. The DJs, including Jim, Charlie, Stephen, and Noah, are highly recommended for their professionalism

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Music By Design receives high praise from reviewers for their exceptional DJ services. Reviewers appreciate the responsive and helpful staff, as well as the easy-to-use online planning portal. The DJs, including Jim, Charlie, Stephen, and Noah, are highly recommended for their professionalism

Jody
Jody C. Sent on 05/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

We danced all night

I loved the planning sheet that Music By Design provides. We had a lot of songs that we really wanted to hear and quite a few we did not. The sheet made that so easy, and was such a great reference for planning the ceremony. They also provided the photo booth, which was a lot of fun.
Rachel
Rachel H. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend Music by Design and DJ Jim!

We had a great experience with Music by Design, and specifically our DJ Jim. He was consistently responsive and helpful during our planning process. What complimented this was Music by Design’s intuitive and interactive planning form online. It allowed us to get as specific as we wanted in terms of what music we wanted played, our wedding day timeline, and various other items. Outside of this, what we were particularly impressed with was how helpful and attentive Jim was on our wedding day. He went the extra mile to ensure we did not have to worry about anything on our big day. He also effectively mixed all songs and genres that we requested while keeping the dance floor full throughout the night. We would highly recommend Music by Design, and DJ Jim!
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Nh Sent on 09/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

MBD was wonderful to work with, and we would definitely hire them again. Every person we spoke with was courteous and professional. Any questions we had were answered very quickly. The online portal was a great way to keep track of our music list and it was easy to use. The music library was expansive. There were lists of popular wedding songs that we used when we needed inspiration. MBD was also able to play a Ukrainian song at our wedding that was not in their library. We wanted specific versions of songs during our ceremony, and MBD was able to accommodate that. We also felt like the price was reasonable.

Our wedding DJ was Charlie. He was awesome! We received so many compliments on the music, from cocktail hour to dinner to dancing. We told him generally what type of music we liked and the ambiance we wanted, and he hit it out of the park. Charlie was familiar with our venue, so we did not have to worry about him setting up. He was flexible when we made last-minute changes. Overall, we would not change a thing about our wedding day.

We highly recommend Charlie and MBD.
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Real Weddings

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Jennifer & Brandon
62 photos · 07/20/2019
Kelly & Bobby
54 photos · 06/28/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

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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