Rebecca · Married on 11/30/2019
Best. DJ. Ever.
DJ Dan was nothing short of incredible. He was responsive, positive, kind, and above all he kept the dance floor full ALL night!! He was constantly making eye contact with my husband and I to make sure we were having a good time and approved of what he was playing. Music is extremely important to us and he accommodated our wide taste of different genres. He was amazing and we never had a single worry about music. He helped take so much stress off of the process and we are forever grateful for him!!Sent on 12/03/2019
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:I love when a bride unsolicited goes and leaves a testimonial for me. I love when I get clients who've got people that just want to have a great time. Without a doubt a dj always looks better at what he or she does when the crowd stays on the dance floor. Your crowd never left the floor, they were freaking great. I loved playing your wedding and because the famous photographer, Marci Curtis, so soundly trusted my work it felt nice to sense that you had in me as well. Being trusted to do what I do always feels super. Thanks for the kind words and the unsolicited testimony !!! Make it great.
Carrie Shunia · Married on 06/29/2019
Great DJ to work with!
DJ Dan was absolutely wonderful to work with! He was very cordial and professional, more than easy to get a hold of, and worked really hard to make sure our reception was everything we could ever ask for. He made sure to get the wedding party's names correct (definitely a plus and a tiny detail that really goes a long way), played great songs and really got the dance floor going. My family isn't what you would call "dance happy" and they were out there grooving! Not cheesy or uncomfortable, Dan truly was kind and a joy to work with. My fiance and I had a surprise choreographed first dance, and Dan kept an eye out for us while we quickly rehearsed in the back beforehand. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great DJ!Sent on 08/31/2019
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Hi Carrie, thanks for the review here on WeddingWire. I"m alwways appreciative of a bride or groom taking their time to publicly acknowledge my services. I have always enjoyed playing the Ann Arbor City Club as well. I've been there may times over the years and it's always a great place for a reception AND ceremony. Thanks so much !! https://MichiganWeddingDJ.com
Alyssa · Married on 09/29/2018
Great music, packed dance floor
We used DJ Dan for our wedding in September and he was absolutely amazing. He took the time the week of our wedding to make sure he knew our timeline, our likes/dislikes and how to pronounce our wedding party’s names. Everything went smoothly through the whole night and he kept our schedule on track. Our dance floor was packed the entire night with all ages- from our young ring bearer/flower girl to cousins to aunts and uncles. We received compliments all night about how good the music was and we’re still hearing from people about how fun the dancing was. We would recommend him to anyone!Sent on 11/26/2018
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:What the what... sorry I am late responding to your posting ! I spend little time on this site and stuff slips by. Alyssa - thank you ! Thanks for taking the time to give me some online props and I am grateful you took the time to do so. I hope you and Nicholas are well.
John · Married on 09/15/2018
Dan was the best. He was completely dedicated to making our wedding perfect. He was professional, timely and just all around a great guy to be around. He made my very specific requests work and everyone loved him. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone. Don’t very look elsewhere, this is the man you want playing the tunes!Sent on 09/17/2018
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:John, thanks for the kind words and being "the man playing the tunes" is a super one liner. I'm stealing it.
Katy · Married on 09/02/2018
Having Dan as our DJ was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. We had a daytime wedding and I was a little concerned that people wouldn't have as much fun or be dancing, and honestly you have nothing to worry about with Dan. He really knows how to give the crowd the songs they respond best to. We had a crowd that would dance and sing to the most random songs (random country songs, polka, etc) and Dan was excellent at responding to the crowd. Dancing was a hit!! I was so surprised because I did not think we had a dancing crowd. It was so much fun and I would recommend Dan to EVERYONE. Any type of wedding you have, he will adapt to fit the vibe of the day. He is so professional, quick to respond, and it's very easy to trust his opinion with all his experience in the industry. He is so good at getting people on the dance floor without being annoying or obnoxious as I've seen DJs in my school dance days. We can't thank him enough for making our day so special - you will be so happy you chose Dan for your event - HE IS THE BEST!!!!!!Sent on 09/19/2018
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:It takes two... I'm loving this review because it underscores a couple things people can't always grasp. One is that an enthused and experienced dj will keep digging until he or she finds that groove. Even if all odds suggest otherwise (think afternoon wedding) the right dj will work hard with faith to get people on the floor. So thank you for noticing that and pointing it out Katy. I'd go on but you already know I loved being a part of your big day at one of my favorite places - Addison Oaks. Thank You for the great review. Go be great !!
Rico · Married on 07/29/2018
This DJ is awesome. He showed up extremely early to make sure everything was situated (very professional). The whole reception many people were on the dance floor enjoying themselves. Thank you very much!Sent on 08/07/2018
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thanks Rico, I was glad to have had the opportunity to work your multicultural event. It's also fun to be able to reach into my experience over 20 plus years and pull off an unexpected, unanticipated hour or so of Latin music. You and your new bride were kind and considerate. Truly a warm crowd - thanks.
Samantha · Married on 07/06/2018
We were so pleased to have Dan as our DJ! He was an excellent communicator, listener, and DJ. We were a little nervous about hiring someone for this role on the biggest day of our lives, but Dan was more than willing to meet with us in the month before our wedding to go over every detail of the reception with us. He was very thorough and listened to everyone of our questions and concerns. He was willing to tailor his services to our vision, and we couldn't have been happier. He had never been to our venue before, but he reassured us he would be there early to set up and get familiar with the venue. Not only was he amazing, but his rates were the best out there! Thank you, Dan!Sent on 01/08/2019
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Hi Samantha, thanks for dropping into Weddingwire for this review. I loved your reception. Not only were you both super to work with but your family was a blast. I recall the couple of swing dancers in the crowd being pretty darn amazing. Andy yes that was my first time playing the Packard Plant. It was freaking amazing. What a great historic site. So - yes thanks for the review -- I am grateful.
Kate · Married on 04/28/2018
We can't say enough about Dan and his talent. We hired Dan a year our from our wedding from a friends recommendation and we are so thankful that we did. I'm the type of bride that knows what she wants and Dan was there to make sure I got it! We got married in an unconventional venue and needed him to run the show and he did just that! From start to finish we were so thankful and grateful for him!Sent on 05/07/2018
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Kate -- It's nice to get up and moving after a wedding weekend on a Monday Morning and find a review from a bride who was referred from yet another happy bride. It feels good to know what I do, event after 27 years of doing it... still makes a difference to my clients. Especially clients who don't miss a single detail. :-) As I share with my friends that tell me to "hire some other deejays to book" - ummm nope. I've done it here and there and candidly I can't stomach sending out somebody to provide it the way I provide it. My clients getting what there after matters immensely to me. Kate, thanks for your kind review ! I hope only the best for you and Ricky ! Thanks for being yet another excellent client / dj match. It matters more than I think some bride's recognize. The feel has to be right.
Rich · Married on 04/20/2018
Dan is great! He communicates well throughout the process, is very open to suggestions while not afraid to give his own, and is a fantastic DJ! He handled our reception fantastically, playing the right music at the right times. We had a small wedding and our dance floor was still full all night until the very end. Highly recommend DJ Dan!Sent on 05/10/2018
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Rich thanks !! I like to read between the lines and share the message with brides considering what dj they'll pick. I'd say pick the one that feels good for you. It doesn't happen often but on occasion I'll get a bride or groom that calls and I can tell right away it's the wrong combo (me/them). You sharing that "i'm not afraid" to give my own suggestions is spot on. If I see a way to do it better I'll share but if it's the wrong bride and groom combo it might not land well. So... once again it's about the chemistry, the fit. You were both easy to work with by design. We both chose well. OK - I won't go on as my inner life coach needs to step back... Again, thanks for an opportunity to be part of your big day !!
Stacy · Married on 11/04/2017
DJ Dan is amazing. He did this great move where he invited everyone on the dance floor for the first slow song right after the first dances. I felt like after that moment, there were always people dancing - great way to start the evening. I gave him a must-play list with a few of our favorite songs but left the rest up to his knowledge and expertise and it sure worked! Everyone complimented me on such a fun evening and we couldn't be happier. Would highly recommend DJ Dan over and over again!Sent on 12/04/2017
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Hi Stacy, nothing says thank you like being professionally endorsed. Being that you're in the "Event Biz" and being invited to work your event is an honor. Not one I take lightly!! It's always more risky when it's a "jury of your peers". I am honored you chose my professional dj service. AND yes I would agree they danced all night !!! I always tell my clients - it takes two. Both the dj and the guests so that night we indeed made it happen. Again, thanks!
Christopher · Married on 09/30/2017
We had a terrific experience with DJ Dan. He played the wedding exactly like we had hoped, and really came up with a creative playlist that tied in all the genres we were hoping to. He was terrific MC-ing the evening too, announcing speakers & getting people on the dance floor.Sent on 10/30/2017
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:I think it' was pretty darn cool to have been the second wedding ever at "The Factory at Corktown" - especially because people danced all night. I loved being part of your wedding reception. Thanks for placing your faith in my services.
Zorana · Married on 09/23/2017
Our experience with Dan was nothing short of spectacular. From our 1st conversation with him, we really felt like we were in good hands. He was very responsive to our questions and continually reassured us through his communication that we had made the right decision.Sent on 10/09/2017
Music was very important to us as being at some weddings with subpar music really killed the mood. Dan's music was like a magnet to the dance floor. Being born in the eighties, our musical taste is quite wide and Dan managed to capture all the styles of a playlist we might as well have created. Current hits, 90s hits, and oldies were sprinkled in seamlessly to create an experience we will never forget.
The checklist we went through with him was executed to a T (better than we ever thought possible!!) He even took a slower song we didn't think would be a great dance hit so we requested for cocktail hour and turned it into a perfect full wedding guest dance, something we never even thought of!! It was truly a magical moment. We both talked about it immediately when reminiscing about our special day.
Dan was also phenomenal as an emcee. Having a wedding party with some challenging names, we were a bit worried about butchering pronunciation but Dan nailed every one as if he had known the people for years. His commentary during the reception was few and far between but always seemed to happen at just the right moment, when needed.
Dan also provided music for our ceremony and cocktail hour that could not have gone better. We literally had zero issues and Dan was an integral part of our perfect day. We could not recommend Dan any more and strongly encourage considering him for your wedding or event. You will NOT be disappointed. Dan, thank you!! We are so happy we chose you as our Michigan Wedding DJ!!
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:FOREVER YOUNG !! Thanks for being a super crowd and a gracious bride and groom. I loved your event. Your guests were a blast as well and since they were from all over the globe it made it even more fun to know they were moving and grooving on the floor. Lots of fun it was. And it didn't go unrecognized that you both made a small leap of faith in booking me. I'm just happy the result was 5 stars. :-) Go Be Great !! AND thank you so much for the detailed testimony.
Christopher · Married on 09/01/2017
From start to finish I could not think of a better experience. Before the wedding Dan took the time to talk with me, my wife, my mother-in-law to get a sense of not just the music we wanted, but how we hoped the night would go. He listened to us and gave his informed and professional opinion when we asked for it. He took the time to learn the correct pronunciations for each of our groomsmen and bridesmaids. He made sure to understand the timing of important events during the night like the cake cutting, the speeches, and the dances. His organizational understanding immediately made me feel like we were working with someone who genuinely cares about how our wedding was going to go.Sent on 09/25/2017
The night of the wedding was where Dan really shined. His cocktail hour and dinner music was the perfect compliment to conversations and festive atmosphere. His dance playlist had something for everyone. I personally couldn't believe how much people wanted to dance. Our group could have easily danced for another hour because the music was so good and everyone was having such a great time.
After the wedding, he wrote my wife and I a very nice thank you letter. Dan was a true gentleman and professional. I could not recommend working with him enough.
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:That was a fun night. You were indeed a pleasure to work with. I'll never forget your disappearing act prior to the speeches!! LOL. Be well and keep being amazing.
Lanny · Married on 07/07/2017
Everything was great from beginning to end. Thanks so much for making the event memorable.Sent on 07/10/2017
Chris and Lanny
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thanks Chris & Lanny !! I am thankful the Dearborn Inn still refers me to great clients. I'm glad your reception and ceremony went so well.
Molly · Married on 05/27/2017
Is there a button I can click for 10 stars? Our Wedding took place on May 27th 2017 at the Dearborn Inn. With it being a holiday weekend, my husband and I knew we had to book vendors earlier than our original time-frame to get the best. DJ Dan Nichols was just that, he was the best.Sent on 06/15/2017
From our first phone conversation to our last, we were in awe of Dan’s professionalism, organization skills, honesty, and overall, Dan is just an amazing person. Dan understands the structure and importance of time-management which is something I truly respect. He has an eye for detail and wanted our Wedding to exceed our expectations. He asked questions regarding proper pronunciation and I asked questions about our first “choreographed” dance. That right there is what every Bride wants! Being able to trust your vendors, allowing you to be yourself and soak up this once in a lifetime chapter.
Having my roots established in the city where our Wedding was taking place, we were planning for a celebration… a 350 guest celebration. When we shared our numbers with Dan, automatically you could sense his excitement. He wasn’t nervous or took a step back when processing our numbers, but he was up for the challenge and wanted to bring entertainment that our guests would remember. With a happy heart I can boost that our dance floor was never empty and at the end of the night our guests were chanting “DJ Dan! One more song!” Almost three weeks after our perfect day, I am still hearing compliments from how FUN that weekend was.
After the Wedding, Dan wrote me the sweetest email thanking my family and me for such a wonderful evening. Dan is selfless and had genuine words to share; God has a way of putting people in your life for the better. Dan, from the bottom of my heart thank you for everything. You allowed me to be the best version of myself, kept things organized and brought happiness to all. You will always have a special place in the Stoming/Thomas family :)
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Ok, you got me... I'm literally tearing up. I never know that people know that their night is AS big a deal to me as it is to them. The fact that you were aware of that doesn't surprise me because what bride knows what table each of her 350 are at? You're uber aware. But the fact that you shared it gives me a sense of pride knowing my clients "get" what I'm about in serving them on their big day. It's not "just a gig" to me. It's arguably one of the biggest nights of their life. A night that will be talked about possibly for a couple generations. Couples that hire me do spend a bit more but those are the ones that recognize it's a worthy investment. In fact candidly that's the part of the business I do not enjoy -- worrying all will go well. I get "reception head" (not in webmd) come Monday Morning thinking of the wedding/s the coming weekend. Thank You Molly !! Keep being amazing !
Katie · Married on 11/12/2016
Dan was the DJ at our wedding last weekend and I am so happy we found him and booked him! He is very professional and organized. He listened to our requests and offered suggestions for things we were undecided about. All our guests have been raving about how good our DJ was and how fun our wedding was. He ensured the entire evening flowed exactly how we wanted to. When a guest requested a song he thought I (the bride) might not like, he checked with me before playing. Thank you, Dan, for helping us have the wedding of our dreams!Sent on 11/16/2016
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thanks Katie !! I appreciate you taking the time to share with other prospects, your experience. Your wedding was a blast. As I've told many other brides, somehow I keep getting great clients to work with and you 2 were no exception. Stay in love & make a great life !! Again thank you.
Mike · Married on 10/01/2016
DJ Dan Nichols (we call him DJ Dan for short) was extremely helpful, organized, personable, professional, and awesome. There is not a single negative thing my wife or I could say about Dan or his services. He was readily available from the first phone call 10 months out all the way up to the final dance. When I first arrived at the hall, Dan's setup was professionally organized and he immediately came up to me and formally introduced himself. He also wanted to make sure we didn't make any last minute changes on our wedding prep sheet (which itself was super helpful).Sent on 10/26/2016
We had zero worries going with Dan as our DJ and we were right not to worry. The flow of the evening was perfect. He nailed the grand entrance of the bridal party (Dan showed lots of enthusiasm, and pronounced every name correctly), played a nice mix of music during dinner, but most importantly, he kept our guests engaged and out on the dance floor throughout the reception.
I got to speak with Dan a few times throughout the night and it's obvious that he loves his work and takes pride in it. Our guests loved Dan and so did we. All of us would highly recommend him.
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thank you both ! Thank your family and your friends. That party was a lot of fun. Your bridal party was a blast. I've said it before and I'll say it again my clients are great. Somehow, maybe because I make sure it's a fit both ways upfront, somehow the end product is usually damn good to awesome. Thanks to you both - go make a great life !!!
Ashley · Married on 07/23/2016
I would book Dan again in a heart beat. Dan came highly recommended. I was extremely happy with all my vendors, but Dan was such a comfort to me throughout the months leading up to the wedding and during the wedding itself. His professionalism and demeanor from the beginning instilled a confidence that to me was priceless, and after I booked him I did not worry about it another minute but for the few things we had to figure out after our Monday(before the wedding) conversation. If you are a detail-oriented person and planning a wedding, whew, what a relief to have someone like Dan that you can rely on! The groom is very particular when it comes to music, and we have differing tastes, but Dan did a great job pleasing us both and getting our varied age groups on the dance floor. We used Dan for the ceremony music and sound as well, it was nice to have one less thing to worry about. He was at the venue and all set up before I even arrived. He kept the evening running smoothly, we were very pleased!Sent on 08/14/2016
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thanks for the glowing review. As we both know the "groom" had some "different" opinions on music and honestly I was stressed coming into the event trying to figure out how to make those work YET still abide by his extensive NO PLAY list LOL... BUT we got through it and kept him happy too. I do want to say that was a well run venue indeed. Pleasant staff, top notch service and food. Again Ashley thanks for the great review. If ever you need a dj you know where to look.
Juan · Married on 07/16/2016
Dan DJed our wedding at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. He was a pleasure to work with, very friendly and professional. He worked with us personally to help nail down our musical taste, even when we couldn't quite describe it ourselves, and was very accommodating of our requests. One of my favorite things about Dan is his honesty; he's not afraid to let you know if he doesn't think a song or artist will work given your setting and group, which I really appreciated. After all, he's the DJ, not me; I hired him because he has the experience to know that kind of stuff!Sent on 08/27/2016
He was an excellent MC, doing a great job directing our introductions and toasts. Our wedding was pretty small (<100 people), which can be tough for a DJ to get a lot of people dancing (and keep them dancing). Dan did a great job of managing the energy and using a variety of music to keep people dancing all night. He was very open to requests and was able to work in all of our must-plays seamlessly.
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thanks so much for the reviews on multiple sites! Interestingly I booked another bride from your event a few weeks back! That's always a good thing. I appreciate that you appreciated my "coaching" in places I saw it important. It's nice people recognize it's more than just playing music. It's helping to coordinate the flow of an entire evening. Thanks so much !!
Katie · Married on 07/02/2016
Dan was recommended to us by another DJ who was booked and said she'd stake her reputation on him. She was not wrong! He kept the tunes coming, everyone was dancing (even my 96 year old great aunt) and everything was exactly as I hoped. I would definitely recommend Dan if you are looking for the DJ for the most important party you will throw.Sent on 12/16/2016
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Katie, thanks so much and the DJ you write of is a veteran like me. Us old timers... err... mature dj's have a few tricks from years of working crowds. Thanks for placing your faith in me. That's a fun venue and you had a great crowd!!
Kelly · Married on 06/25/2016
Dan was so easy to work with! He was accommodating and took everything we had to say into account. He honored our "must play" and "do not play list" and was nothing but professional. He was extremely dependable, pronounced everyones names correctly (and there were some tough ones-believe me!), and kept the party going! Our dance floor was packed the entire night and he made it a night we will never forget. I have nothing but good things to say abut Dan. If you go with him, you will NOT be disappointed!!!Sent on 07/17/2016
User6904163 · 2+ years ago
Dan was great! He really took into account our style and what we wanted for the evening (types of artists, songs, ect.) but he also read the crowd very well. It was such a hot day (and we were in a barn with no AC) and he somehow managed to lure everyone inside the barn to dance. We had the best time. He also did great with keeping our night on track with announcements- very professional, and very helpful. Thanks Dan!Sent on 06/30/2016
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Hi, thanks so much for the good words!! I loved the barn wedding ! It was indeed hot but it could have been so much hotter. AND yes it was nice to finish with a bunch of people dancing. Thanks again for the opportunity to serve at your reception.
User6039610 · 2+ years ago
Dan is simply the best. He was so friendly, so professional, and so easy to work with. My husband and I are Egyptian, and we knew we wanted to balance classic oldies tunes with some good belly dancing music. Dan helped us accomplish this perfectly! He gave us excellent guidance about what we could do to help him execute this and was very prompt in responding to any questions we had the week of the wedding. Dan was definitely one of the biggest factors in how fun our night was -our dance floor was packed the entire night. We are so glad we worked with him for our wedding and would give him a glowing review to anyone considering booking him for their wedding!Sent on 07/03/2016
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:I thought I'd responded to this... hmm... I'll never forget your event. Playing other cultural music as you might imagine is a challenge for any dj presuming it's not his or her culture. With that said I would say LUCK was on my side and a bit of preparation as well as some guidance from your F&F. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your big day and the belly dancing was freaking great !
User7075676 · 2+ years ago
We had our wedding back in May, and Dan did a great job keeping in contact with us. He was always on top of things and definitely someone I would recommend. Simply put, this is his job and he does his job very well. The music selection was perfect and he chose the right songs for the right mood. Thank you Dan for giving us a wonderful experience and providing us with a great timeSent on 08/11/2016
User6763982 · 2+ years ago
Dan did a great job at my daughter's wedding. He kept people dancing from beginning to end. The music wasn't too loud and after reviewing my list of songs we chose to hear, he quickly learned what music preferences we had and continued the theme throughout the evening. He made musical adjustments to accommodate all ages at the reception. We had all generations dancing to the variety of music. He emceed at the right times, made any necessary adjustments and took care of requests throughout the evening. He did his job eloquently and with ease and blended into the dancing crowd. Several guests commented to us that he was a really good DJ. He was pleasant and friendly and many said he was just a good guy. He was good to work with, understood what we wanted and made it a wedding to remember!!Sent on 05/27/2016
Michigan Wedding DJ Service's reply:Thanks so much for the opportunity to serve you and your friends/family. I enjoy the Galilee room at St. Johns, especially when it's filled with a fun crowd. As I shared before "L" (private user) I'm always happy when my clients are happy with my work. Especially when they are as sharp and detailed as you were. It's a little more stressful going in but gratefully making it feel right is my job. Thanks again !!