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Trish · Married on 03/12/2011
I was a pretty laidback bride, to be entirely honest. I just wanted my guests to have a good time. My fiance and I had very little specific requests and basically told Richie, "We trust you-- do what you do best." And he did!Sent on 04/01/2011
We loved Richie-- such a charismatic, sincere guy-- and we were so thrilled to have him as our MC. As we began planning our wedding, he was prompt to respond to random questions and some last minute issues we had with the reception-- always helpful and always cheerful. He asked us all of our preferences and also provided us suggestions that were helpful. He knew what he was doing, for sure. We were entirely confident in his ability to make our day awesome!
Richie laid out his plan for our reception in terms of the events and set lists. Everything at the reception was smooth as butter. The way the events were scheduled over the course of the night was awesome! He spread things out to give our guests something to look forward to and gave ample opportunity to get everyone involved.
I received SO many compliments about our DJ. Everyone-- and I mean everyone-- danced the whole night. We had limited alcohol and were afraid if people weren't loosened up, they wouldn't dance. That was not a problem! When we'd met with other DJs and told them our above concern, they kind of winced. Richie told us immediately that wasn't a problem-- and that it was his job to get people out there. He certainly did! We were so thrilled to see everyone have a good time.
We really cannot recommend Cutting Edge enough!
Megan · Married on 12/18/2010
Every review for Cutting Edge Entertainment on Wedding Wire is dead on. They are fabulous! The dance floor was packed all night. Two months later I'm still getting compliments. The great thing is that these compliments are coming from every age group and every taste in music. No one was left out.Sent on 02/16/2011
Richie was our MC. He and our DJ played every song we requested and dozens more than I never would have thought of. When they played the theme song from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the dance floor went crazy!
It also was important to us that our wedding DJ not be "cheesy." Richie created the perfect balance between being super professional at all times and also being a lot of fun. His interaction with our guests was great. I still laugh now thinking about how he turned on the charm for some of the older women among our guests.
Bottom line - you won't regret Cutting Edge!
Matt · Married on 12/05/2010
I highly recommend Cutting Edge and DJ/MC Richie who made sure the party atmosphere of our wedding night was just as successful as the ceremony. Not only did he ensure everything went smoothly, but he did it with class and a whole lot of fun. The planning process, in particular, was where Cutting Edge set themselves apart from other vendors.Sent on 07/25/2011
First off, we were able to get two DJ’s (Richie who acted mostly as MC and another young man who was sort of like an apprentice and I hadn’t met until the day of the wedding) plus uplighting for close to the price of what other vendors were charging for a single DJ. We found this to be a vital reason for the success of the evening, as Richie was able to spend time coordinating with the catering staff, making announcements and doing more “directing” than just standing behind a CD mixer. He was interactive with the crowd without being overbearing. The worst thing I could imagine is a DJ trying to “steal the show” at a wedding… and I’ve seen it plenty of times at other people’s affairs. Thankfully, Richie knew how to strike the right balance, while maintaining the right level of energy. While the price may have been a tad higher, we found it to be the biggest “bang for your buck” as far as the difference goes (you know, like $100 more in flowers adds very little value, $100 more in food gets you one more plate, while $100 more in DJ costs gets you a smoother operation that also LOOKS more upscale)
As for the lighting, the Cutting Edge options provided just what we needed for a fraction of the cost of “lighting designers.” To each their own but I couldn’t imagine spending more on lights than my videographer, which some lighting “artists” wanted to charge me. Cutting Edge added it in for very little extra cost and Richie and his crew were even able to install them at first in the ceremony space with a simple white light and then transfer them to the reception room, where the same lights produced vibrant blues, amber, etc. There were many color options all in the same light because they use LED, which also has the benefit of being energy efficient & cool to the touch (good for little kids) and reduces the chance of a fire in the middle of your wedding. Seriously!
The biggest reason I recommend Richie & Cutting Edge is that they listened to us. It was disturbing and shocking that certain competitors told us point blank “I won’t play the music the bride and groom want to hear, my job is not to listen to their desires, my job is to get people up and dancing so that guests will remember they had a good time and recommend me for future business.” Umm, I get that this is a business and all but as a contracted vendor you are working for ME, not referrals. Heck, if I hired you to play polka all night long that’s what you would do because that’s why I’m paying you. Fortunately, my wife and I have much better music tastes so it wasn’t an issue. And Richie was not only OPEN to playing songs we did want to hear, he made it FUN to talk about songs. We had a meeting for I’d say an hour where we sat around in the office and played songs off iTunes and went over different options for “events” such as Father-Daughter Dance or Cake Cutting. Richie had recommendations, while we also brought in a very long list of songs we liked and hoped to hear (and a handful of “must plays”) It helped him understand our style more and cater his setlist to our tastes. We wanted a mix of everything from Motown to Oldies to Beatles to Funk to Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson to 80’s to modern danceable pop like Justin Timberlake, and he was knowledgeable about all of it. The most “alternative” song choice we had was entering to MGMT’s “Electric Feel.” Not only did Richie know the song right away, he had a few remixes as options. We felt comfortable immediately that Richie “got it” and were put at ease that our reception would have people dancing all night long. This, of course, turned out to be true.
I also want to point out how important it was to have certain songs NOT played (i.e. chicken dance, line dances, Celine Dion, etc) and again, Richie took this into consideration and guaranteed a “do not play” list while other DJ’s threatened to “play whatever THEY wanted.” Insane!
Acting as MC also meant that Richie went over (and adjusted) a “timeline” of events with us in advance, which as the detail-oriented wedding planner groom that I was, I found really important. Of course it’s impossible to plan for everything at a wedding but having a meticulous schedule in advance made it feel more orchestrated than doing everything “on the fly”
One final note: Cutting Edge’s policy as far as I understand is to dress professionally, and Richie & crew showed up in black tie… so that should put your mind at ease about DJ’s who wear jeans to formal events.
Overall, again, a big thumbs up for Cutting Edge and ask for Richie if he’s available!
Diane · Married on 11/20/2010
Craig was our MC, and Steve was our DJ. We were concerned that our guests were of varied ages (my fiancee and I are in our late 30s), and a lot of our guests were younger. We wanted a very eclectic mix, and Craig (the owner) brought a great understanding of our older crowds tastes, while Steve, his DJ, handled the more current stuff, and did a great job. Craig was interactive, and allowed our guests to actually sing into the microphone for lots of songs, which really let so many of our guests become more of participants than invited guests. We are still getting calls from friends (months after) and we could not have been more pleased. It was great to have a 2 man team, because all aspects were handled with precision.Sent on 02/03/2011
Not only would we recommend Craig and Steve, but friends used Brian from Cutting Edge, who did as great a job as Craig. I didn't catch the name of the DJ who was with him, but again they were awesome (although I'm biased, and think my wedding was better :))
Jessica · Married on 11/06/2010
Cutting Edge did our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music. It was fantastic. They were incredibly detailed in our prep meetings and got everything together. They also did our lighting for the reception as well. It really made the room pop. The dance floor was full all night and my guests said it was the best wedding they ever went to - a true party. I can't reccomend them enough!Sent on 02/11/2011
Thank you for everything especially during our music meetings. You spent so much time ensuring you understood us as a couple and our ideas, expectations, etc. We totally took to heart what you said about dancing all night and everyone else would – best advice ever!
The dance floor was never empty, except for the cake cutting, but was back to full capacity right after. And I can think of no other DJ that would track down Eric Cartman from South Park singing “Poker Face” for our reverse garter. You made our night so special!
Rebecca · Married on 10/16/2010
Right from the start my husband and I decided that the music was going to be one of the most important aspects of our wedding. We interviewed quite a few DJ's and when we sat down with Richie from Cutting Edge Entertainment, we were so pleased and excited and knew right away he was the one for us! I can not put into words how much of an incredible difference he made at our wedding. The precious moments were perfect with such sweet romantic music in the background and the party was incredible! EVERYONE, from young to old was up dancing and having a blast. Several people commented on what a wonderful DJ we had found. Many said it was the best wedding they've ever been to and that they hadn't had that much fun in years. Richie, another member from cutting edge , my husband and myself spent some time before our wedding just hanging out, talking about music and getting to know one another. This had such a positive effect on our wedding day because it wasn't just your typical wedding songs..it was music that really reflected who we are as a couple. I would recommend Cutting Edge, and specifically Richie to anyone. Out of the 4 million decisions that go into putting a wedding together, deciding on Cutting Edge was by far the best:)Sent on 06/06/2011
Emily · Married on 10/10/2010
I wish that I could give them a 6 for quality!Sent on 03/16/2011
My husband and I chose Cutting Edge thanks to the recommendation of an excellent friend. He told us that the company is great, providing a DJ AND an MC, lighting options, and always having extra equipment available in case of any issues. He raved about Richie, who is an MC but also mixes amazing beats and happens to be the best in the Philadelphia region. We met with him and were instantly convinced that he was the man for the job. He was professional, accommodating, and had a great confidence and vision, completely exceeding our expectations. Also, he helped us to pick some newer, non-cliche songs for our ceremony.
At the wedding, Richie set up the microphones for our ceremony and played the music that he helped us to pick. It was a huge success and felt very personal. On to the reception... Richie coordinated everything with the kitchen to ensure that the evening flowed smoothly, and he had the perfect choice of music to entertain guests of all ages. My parents commented how the volume was perfect, especially during the dinner hour. They were able to hold a conversation for as long as they could before we all just had to hit the dance floor. The entertainment couldn't have been better. Not only that, the price for a DJ and MC was as good as most companies who only provide a DJ, and trust me, you want both. Cutting Edge DJ Richie is as good as they get. Check out his blog on www.cuttingedgedjs.com
Omar · Married on 10/09/2010
Richie from Cutting Edge Entertainment was the MC for our reception. He also contributed music and ran the mics for the ceremony. He was fantastic. We had a lot of requests and thoughts on how we wanted the reception to go and Richie was very accommodating. The pre-wedding prep is thorough and fun. He worked with us to make our wedding exactly as we had envisioned it. Aside from playing many of the popular songs we wanted played at the wedding, Richie did a wonderful job with the Indian music my wife requested. He is comfortable behind the mic and does a great job at engaging the guests. He will keep the dance floor full. We highly recommend him.Sent on 06/13/2011
Marc · Married on 09/26/2010
I'm originally from the Bucks County area and have been familiar with Cutting Edge Entertainment for many, many years (lots of Bar Mitzvahs during my youth). I also had a number of my friends working for the company as dancers or DJs-in-training. One of these friends was Rich Abrams whom I have known for 20 years. I ran into Rich at our 10 year high school reunion, he told me that he was DJing full time, and I immediately thought to ask him about my upcoming wedding. When I called to talk to him about this, he was beyond excited to help us out - including driving to our wedding site in Brooklyn, NY!Sent on 03/16/2011
Leading up to the wedding, Rich was in constant contact and kept promising to make this "the most amazing day of your life - one that everyone will talk about". He didn't lie. He was more than flexible in terms of price, music selection, arrival time, amplifying our outdoor ceremony, microphone time, any every other aspect that we requested. The wedding went off without a hitch, everyone tells us what a wonderful time they had, and, in my opinion, it was largely due to the excellence of Rich and Cutting Edge Entertainment. I would definitely recommend them to anyone! Thanks, guys!
Dianna · Married on 09/02/2010
My now husband and I only met with one entertainment company. After our meeting with Cutting Edge there was no doubt in our minds that there was no need for us to look any further. Our meeting with Richie was great. He was easy to talk to, helpful in picking out songs by playing them for us and if we didn't like them he would make other suggestions. He really took the time to go through our selections with us and wanted us to be happy.. The price was was by all means reasonable for the entertainment we received. Myself, my husband and ALL of our guests had a fabulous time! We danced until the last song was played. My feet hurt so badly after all the dancing that at the end of the night I had to give myself a foot massage. The hurt was well worth the pain!! You wont/can't go wrong by choosing CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT. Thank you for being a part of our wedding.Sent on 05/04/2011
Justin · Married on 07/04/2010
Richie (and the rest of the staff) at Cutting Edge was fantastic to work with from beginning to end! He listened to what we wanted and made it happen. From intros to cake to special songs and dances all the way to the very last song it was exactly what we envisioned. I can honestly say of the dozens of weddings I have been to, I danced more at my own wedding! Seriously great time, I'd recommend Cutting Edge and Richie to anyone and everyone for a great wedding or party! Thanks!Sent on 05/18/2011
Greg · Married on 06/06/2010
I'm writing this review for Richie Abrams at Cuttign Edge Entertainment. Richie did a fantastic job preparing for and executing our wedding day DJ services. I have to be honest, my bride and I thought we had all the "bases covered" with the music, but Richie was so "hands on" in thinking about and walking us through all the little details up front that we had absolutely nothing to worry about come our wedding day.Sent on 05/04/2011
Besides that fact that Richie was uber professional and a great guy to work with, here's some more insight about Cutting Edge Entertainment in general:
- the speakers and DJ equipment used sounded great
- there package was flexible for our needs and we didn't feel pressured to "over-buy"
- like I mentioned above, very professional and methodical in preparation
- price was extremely reasonable (you get A LOT of service for the money!!)
Faye · Married on 05/23/2010
Craig and the team at Cutting Edge Entertainment are like the glue that will hold your wedding together. We had a band and a singer, but the DJ helped everything run smoothly and was well worth it. Craig is a really fun and caring man who will help guide you with the right choices without being pushy. What was great was that he needed very little prompting to get it perfect, so dealing with him during a very stressful planning time was actually a respite from all the wedding craziness. They are helpful, responsive and above all a fun company. I suspect you wont regret using Cutting Edge Entertainment. Book them!Sent on 06/23/2010
Carly · Married on 03/06/2010
Cutting Edge did an amazing job at our wedding. The thing I remember most is that they brought so much music, even stuff that we forgot to request when we met with the DJ (Tony). There were a few songs that my bridesmaids were like "He has to play this!" and I was like omg, I forgot to request that stuff but it turned out he had EVERYTHING!! I was happy to know he didn't just bring the stuff I requested, but way beyond. He was very professional and cute, and my bridesmaids loved him. My dad loved it too because he played my parents wedding song, which was unexpected. It was all totally amazing.Sent on 03/30/2010
Heather · Married on 12/12/2009
Cutting Edge Entertainment was a great find for our wedding. Our wedding was right before Christmas and I knew that I wanted a mix of different types of music at our wedding. I am a huge Disney fan and wanted to have some Disney music played but didn't want it to be extremely noticable. We decided to make an appointment and as soon as we walked in I knew this was the DJ for us! They have Disney memorabilia all over! I thought this is great, they will totally understand what I am trying to do with the music and still have the dance floor packed all night. We were not let down at all.Sent on 02/16/2011
Richie was our DJ/MC and from Cocktail hour to the end of the night we couldn't of been happier with his services. He did a great job of mixing in Disney songs during cocktail hour and then switching to dance songs for the rest of the night! Everyone still talks about what a great time they had.
We honestly didn't worry about a thing all night!
I would recommend them to anyone!
Joe · Married on 11/14/2009
These guys rock!!! They have an awesome staff and had answers for all our questions. As for the reception our DJ Richie had 95% our guest out on the dance floor the whole night. Everyone had a blast, they still keep asking when we going to have another party like that. I would highly recommend Cutting Edge to anyone looking for a DJ to provide entertainment for their event.Sent on 04/27/2011
Jessica · Married on 05/21/2009
Cutting Edge made our celebration just perfect. I have now been to 3 additional weddings that Ritchie was the DJ at and everyone has kept me on the dance floor all night. Seeing Ritchie when you walk into a reception is a guarantee you will have sore feet and great memories thr next day!!!Sent on 08/07/2017
Cheryl · Married on 05/01/2009
We got married at Cairnwood Mansion in Bryn Athyn, PA which isn't an easy venue to DJ. There were multiple rooms and the dance floor wasn't anywhere near the dinner tables. We needed someone who knew what they were doing. We met with Richie Abrams from Cutting Edge Entertainment and we were 100% sold he could make everything perfect for us. Richie is very friendly, personable and professional...the whole team was. We didn't have to but we provided them with a list of some songs we really wanted to hear during the night. They played them all and everything else they played kept the dance floor full all night long. The multiple rooms were not an issue. We probably could have used a bigger dance floor there were so many people having a great time. Everything was seemless! We got married two years ago and our guests still rave about our wedding and how much fun they had. James and I were extremely happy. They were the Perfect DJ for our perfect day..!! I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have an excellent and professional DJ at their wedding or party.Sent on 04/20/2011
Randall · Married on 04/10/2009
This kept my wifes family dancing for quiet sometime since they didnt want to talk to my family.Sent on 05/15/2009
Dan · Married on 01/17/2009
We used DJ Richie at Cutting Edge and we couldn't have been more pleased. His blending of the music was absolutely perfect and my guests are still calling. We are glad to recommend Cutting Edge Entertainment. We also used the uplighting and that was perfect too. Perfect, perfect, perfect!Sent on 01/21/2009
Nicole · Married on 01/17/2009
My wedding day was something that I have dreamed of since I was a little girl so I wanted to make sure that everything was perfect. Through all of the planning I knew that the entertainment was the most important part. I tossed around the idea of having a band until a co-worker of mine suggested Cutting Edge Entertainment. She was just at a wedding and said that the entire party did not sit down once. So I decided to meet with them and see what they were all about. As I went into the meeting I was unsure of having a DJ at such a big affair, but needless to say I walked out of the meeting booking them for my wedding. They answered all my questions, helped me plan the music choices for the night and just placed me at ease for my special day. They were everything that I expected and more the day of the event. Tony and his staff were professional and outgoing. They talked to everyone from the flower girl to my grandmother. I was nervous that no one would dance but there was nothing to be nervous about after the first set. All of my guest were up dancing and singing and having a great time. On such a special day you have so much to worry about but I did not have to worry about Cutting Edge Entertainment or my guests having a blast. I want to thank Tony, Craig and the entire staff at Cutting Edge Entertainment for making my special day everything I have dreamed of and more!! I highly recommend Cutting Edge Entertainment for any affair that you are planning. They are the #1 pick!Sent on 02/09/2009
Jared · Married on 12/20/2008
I have to say, I usually don't write reviews, but Cutting Edge definitely deserves one! Tammie and I had DJ Jason at our affair and he was GREAT! Cutting Edge is such a warm atmosphere and when we went in to visit with them they were very receptive to our plans and helped us pick out the perfect song for our bridal party. They are extremely professional and even called us a few times before our wedding just to check in on us. For the price, you won't find a better DJ. DJ Jason was great and if you're looking to book someone, definitely ask for him!Sent on 01/30/2009
Don · Married on 11/15/2008
Ok so my fiancee and I are picky... VERY picky. We used Cutting Edge Entertainment and Adam was our DJ/MC at the reception. Everything, and I mean everything was exactly as we dreamed, and all had a great time.Sent on 01/28/2009
When we did our final wrap-up meeting at the office with Adam, we ended up staying there for three hours while Adam, and the owner (Craig) sat with us and helped us choose just the right mix of music. I was amazed at their knowledge of music and how much they had at their fingertips right on the office computer. I suggest everyone use these folks, because they know what they're doing and they're damn good at it.
Allison · Married on 11/15/2008
I used Cutting Edge Entertainment for my wedding and I have nothing but rave reviews for them. Everyone at my party had the time of their life and my husband (sounds so cool) and I could not have been happier. They handled everything -planning prior to the event - from the ceremony through cocktails all the way to the last dance.Sent on 01/30/2009
The DJ kept the dance floor packed and the MC handled everything so we could enjoy our guests.
I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
Pamela · Married on 10/25/2008
These guys did my wedding on October 25 and my freinds are still talking about the music. They had all of us dancing in the lobby and they interacted with all my guests. My nana evne enjoyed the music they played for her which wasn't to loud. Craig and Cutting Edge are really cutting edge. They are doing my best girl freind's wedding in June. Also played all the type of music we discussed ahead of time.Sent on 01/28/2009