Recommended by 99%
Colleen · Married on 11/22/2014
Howard from Forte Talent was hands-down the reason our wedding was a success! I used to cater weddings and I've seen firsthand how a DJ can make or break a wedding, which is why it was so important for me to find an experienced professional entertainment coordinator. Howard did not simply play music, he ran the entire wedding from start to finish. Every detail was mapped out ahead of time and he always made sure every decision was about "us." He said many times "remember, you're paying me," which shows how he strives to cater to your personal style. The last thing I wanted to do on my wedding day was keep track of a schedule. Howard seamlessly guided the party so we could relax and enjoy ourselves. 100% the best money we spent on the wedding. And ask about his rehearsal dinner services! Something totally new and different and our wedding party had so much fun!Sent on 12/02/2014
Thanks again Forte Talent!
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Melissa · Married on 11/17/2012
HOWARD WAS AMAZING! Not only was he a phenomenal DJ that knew how to read the crowd and respond in turn, he was a great emcee, and he brought his own lighting system to spruce up our dance floor!Sent on 11/20/2012
Howard met with us several times to ensure that he was always up-to-date on any changes going on in our wedding. He even came to the rehearsal to help coordinate and let us practice to the right music.
Before the ceremony, I relinquished all control to him (not easy for me), but he had the night run so smoothly. He kept everyone having fun on the dance floor and was very charming. He even joked around with the best man to help him relax a little before his speech.
When my father started getting too emotion/nervous during our father/daughter dance, I simply gave Howard a knowing nod and he gently faded out the music.
All of my friends and family told me that they've never had more fun at a wedding and I know it's mostly because of Howard.
Michelle · Married on 06/04/2011
Howard was the BEST! I'm positive my wedding wouldn't have went as well as it did if it wasn't for him.Sent on 08/16/2011
To start out, he asked us about EVERYTHING. He was nice and funny and really wanted to make sure that he did a great job. He helped with the planning in so many ways. When I was looking for ways to entertain my guests, he had tons of ideas. When I waffled on what songs to play when, he was patient and understanding. He was very flexible and always returned my emails or calls.
On the day of my wedding he was the glue that held everything together. He was the go to guy for everything that day. He was excellent at the rehearsal, the ceremony and the wedding. These are the top five reasons of why he was the best DJ EVER! (no particular order and there would be more, but I think there is a character limit!)
1.) He listened to everything we said and ensured that what we wanted happened.
2.) The guests LOVED him! All throughout the wedding we were getting complements on him. Normally, you hear about things after the fact, but this was during!
3.) He brought out appetizers to us during pictures to check the status of the grand entrance. It was so thoughtful!
4.) He worked his butt off!! It was hot and he never complained! He basically worked the entire day making sure everything was perfect. (that is why he doesn't charge by the hour!)
5.) Constant updates throughout the day. I always new what was coming next and how to prepare for it.
All in all, I would recommended him to anyone and if anyone ever needs a DJ, I will only recommend Howard!!!
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D · Married on 04/09/2010
If you are looking for unsurpassed quality, professionalism, entertainment, and reliability..then Howard is your guy!! From the minute I hired him for my wedding, until our final song was played.. Howard was perfect in every way. He showed up at rehearsals (which he was not required to).. he kept in contact with me throughout the year of planning, and he was punctual and professional before, during, and after the wedding. His DJ booth is classy and professional, not a bunch of wires running everywhere. He stayed in the background when necessary...and shined when it was his turn. He brought my guests into the experience, and everyone loved him. As a bride, you have enough things to worry about...but I never for a minute worried about the DJ. His prices are competitive, and I'd pay every penny again! Remember, you absolutely get what you pay for!! Keep in mind, a DJ can make or break your event. Howard was as good as it gets! Thanks so much Howard for a perfect day! Donna and Jason Penman, St. Petersburg, FLSent on 06/27/2011
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Shalisha · Married on 12/19/2008
I cannot express how Howard and Roberta from Forte Talent saved our wedding!!! First let me start by saying how awesome our wedding was!!! We hired Forte Talent as our vendor for our Ceremony Music as well as our Reception Music. Forte Talent is the most organized, fun, professional, caring, and creative vendor!!! At our dinner rehearsal, we had a little mishap with our Reverend starting our rehearsal without us!! Yes, without the bride and groom. HOWARD TO THE RESCUE!!! LOL. The only reason...ONLY REASON... that our rehearsal and our wedding day went sooooo smooth was because of Howard and Roberta from Forte Talent. Howard had everything down to who was walking down the aisle together, the program of the ceremony, the order of events at the reception (which he helped us plan perfectly!!), who was related to who, how to pronounce everyone's names, etc. I really can't tell you how much he did for us. What is great about Forte Talent was that Howard communicated with all of our other vendors. I have found that this was key. With our permission, he contacted our other vendors so they were all in sync with each other and everyone was on the same page. He did this so that our photographer could get the best shots, the videographer could get the best footage, and so that we had no worries at all. What other vendor does that??? Howard listened to what we wanted, helped us tweak and make choices, without being pushy :) He has so much experience and it completely shows in his work. He truly enjoys what he does which makes all the difference. He is so much fun!!! He knows how to get a crowd going and to keep the flow. Literally, because of Howard and Forte Talent, the only thing that went wrong at our wedding was that we had the wrong salad dressing...lol.. What bride doesn't want that perfect of a day!! Forte Talent is the BEST DJ vendor out there hands down. When he told us our price quote for everything, we thought he was kidding. Knowing what I know now, I would have paid ten times what we paid just to have Forte Talent as our DJ Vendor. He even helped us get a Gobo Light for our dance floor since we had no idea where to find one. Thanks again for that Howard...lol. We got so many compliments about all of our vendors, but everyone could not stop talking about how awesome our DJ was. Now that I have been a bride, I can truly say that a DJ can make or break your wedding. Thank you again Forte Talent!!! Howard, you are awesome. We are blessed to have met you and your wife and to have worked with you. You and your wife are truly amazing people. Thank you again!!!!!!Sent on 01/24/2010
Jeremy and Shalisha
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Thomas · Married on 04/23/2016
Thank you Howard!Sent on 05/01/2016
Howard did an amazing job accommodating to our requests all the way to the wedding day while always maintaining a very high level of professionalism and an attention to details. He guided us through the steps of a wedding we were not always aware of which was a great help. Things were done as discussed and even more. I am really glad Howard was there on our wedding day!
I highly recommend Howard to anybody looking for an experienced DJ, who will go above and beyond to work with you and bring a very high standard of work.