Playback Dj & Decor Lighting Service Reviews

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103 Reviews for Playback Dj & Decor Lighting Service

Recommended by 98% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Jackie · Married on 10/10/2010

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

    Dennis Payne DJ'd our wedding and did an incredible job. He played songs that we requested as well as current hits and kept everyone dancing all night long. I could tell my guests were having a wonderful time! He even played some specific mp3s I sent him that we really wanted to be played.
    I urge people to check out his website, he has a very extensive playlist and you can even create your own. I would also recommend using the "do not play" function on the website since there were a lot of songs we DEFINITELY did not want played at the wedding and he stuck to it.
    Overall, a fantastic and professional DJ. He is wonderful to work with, is very flexible and makes sure he does everything he can to make your day special!

    Sent on 11/08/2010
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    Shawn · Married on 09/04/2010

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

    DJ Dennis Payne was enormously easy to work with. The tools he provides to get your special day prepared are not provided by any others. His price was fantastic for the services he provided. If you're looking for a low-key DJ that knows how to get people up on the dance floor with his music choices, he is your DJ! You will not regret choosing Dennis Payne for your wedding or any other special event!

    Sent on 10/31/2011
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    Maria · Married on 07/10/2010

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

    Dennis did a wonderful, professional job at our wedding. He was available months prior to the ceremony, and he performed above and beyond our highest expectations. He delivered high quality music that was appropriate for all, and truly performed a service that was unforgettable. Thank you Dennis for making this the best day of our lives!

    Preston and Maria

    *Feel free to use us as a reference for your portfolio or any thing else. We can not tell you how much we appreciate your services! If you need to contact us, our email is p_mchandler@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!!!

    Sent on 07/22/2010
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    Bridget · Married on 04/10/2010

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

    I can't say enough great things about Dennis! He was fabulous!! He was very easy to work with, called me a few weeks prior to the event to make sure he had all of my requests right, and played all of the songs that we requested--and many other great songs too! My guests commented multiple times on how they thought that Dennis was a great DJ because he played a great variety of music to suite all tastes, and got people moving on the dance floor. He was also flexible with us because at first we did not request the lights that he offers, but then opted to do them. We are so glad that we did--it really made the party that much better. If you want a DJ who is fun, reliable, and really knows what he is doing, hire Dennis! You won't be disappointed!!

    Sent on 04/14/2010
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    Donna · Married on 10/10/2009

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

    The reception was great the Music that Dennis Payne played fit our event perfect. We never got off the dance floor and all of our guest told us they had a wonderful time dancing the night away. Thank you again Dennis.

    Sent on 03/01/2010
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    Caitlin · Married on 05/07/2016

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis provided DJ services for my husband & I for our May 7th wedding for both ceremony and reception. We could not have been happier with how everything went. One big reason we chose him was that he was willing to come out for our ceremony rehearsal which was really important for our peace of mind and helped everything go smoothly. I could tell he really paid a lot of attention to the notes we provided him on our timeline, as well as do-not-play songs and must-play songs. I really appreciated his attention to these details and would highly recommend Dennis as your guy!

    Sent on 05/23/2016
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    B. · Married on 07/26/2014

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis Payne is a pro. He conducted our wedding ceremony and reception exactly the way we requested and made sure everything was done in the best way possible. When our wedding planner suggested setting up his speakers in a different location, Dennis made clear that he didn't want to do it because sound quality would suffer and stood his ground. I'm glad we followed Dennis' advice because the sound quality of the music and voices of the officiant and other speakers were top notch.

    He also looks like a pro. He was dressed well at the event and his table and equipment looked clean, modern, and appropriate for the occasion.

    Throughout the process, he was prompt and responsive. We requested a pretty large number of songs that weren't in his library but he tracked them down and played them.

    He's not going to do a lot of club DJ tricks or introduce the audience to new, obscure songs. But that's not what we were looking for. We wanted somebody to play our list of songs and so that we didn't have to worry about music or sound on our wedding day. We wanted a pro and we got one with DJ Dennis Payne.

    Sent on 08/05/2014
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    Joseph · Married on 04/16/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    DJ Dennis Payne was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He is so easy to work with and his selection of music was endless so we could be as hands on as we wanted to with our play list. He has a great set up and is very professional, keeping the music playing and people on the dance floor, without interfering at all. He was also very flexible with some last minute music changes and additions. I would highly recommend Dennis Payne for any occasion. He helped make our wedding night a perfect celebration. Thanks Dennis!

    Sent on 04/24/2011
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    Jomo · Married on 03/12/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We could not ask for a better ceremony and reception. The music for both were perfect. Dennis also provided LED up-lighting that just made the room more vibrant and at a great price. Honestly, I can not think of anything that he did not deliver on.

    Sent on 03/25/2011
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    Sally · Married on 09/12/2009

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    When we arrived at the reception hall everything was ready for our grand entrance. The Dj had everyone take there seat and began the introduction music after that it was smooth sailing. PLAYBACK DJ SERVICE and Dennis Payne did a outstanding job and kept the reception going strong all-night long. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dennis Payne and his company for your event you wont go wrong with them

    Sent on 03/11/2010
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    Christy · Married on 11/11/2017

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We knew that we wanted our wedding to be a giant dance party with family and friends and that is exactly what we got! Dennis made sure the music flowed smoothly, despite some power issues around our venue that evening. Dennis also provided the sound equipment and music at our ceremony and made sure everything sounded great there as well.

    Sent on 12/03/2017
  • User5554501 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis created such a fun, warm atmosphere at our wedding. From the perfectly timed processional and recessional music at our ceremony, to the dinner music to the music that made people dance the night away, Dennis provided such professionalism and talent to our wedding. As a massive fan of organisation, I loved Dennis' client website - which allowed us to coordinate schedules, timings, and preferred music despite being separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Dennis was so friendly and kind, and made us feel comfortable from our first skype meeting. I would recommend him highly to anyone!

    Sent on 10/25/2015
  • User3768152 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our wedding day was MAGICAL and even better than my best case scenario. DJ Payne was an integral part of making that happen for us. He took control where needed: guiding the entrances, pacing the reception, announcing things like the first toast, cake cutting, and the after-party. This was huge since we did not have a day-of coordinator. He also let the crowd set the tone and did not speak up much outside of the formal announcements (he did not play the annoying “tour guide” role). He also provided great up-lighting!

    In advance of the wedding, he was very professional on calls and has a very organized system for submitting your reception timeline and music choices. I highly recommend DJ Dennis Payne.

    Sent on 10/19/2014
  • User4207061 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great DJ, great vendor!

    Dennis did a wonderful job with the music for our reception. People were up dancing and enjoying the music, as much as our feet would allow. He read the crowd well, played the right mix of songs to keep the party going, and did all of our requests.

    For our reception, we wanted to leave almost all of the music selection in the hands of the professional, and he did a great job. For the ceremony music, we had very specific requests, which he followed well and adapted easily to a few issues that came up.

    As a vendor, he was exceptionally easy to work with, and fun too. Very flexible, very straightforward, very responsive.

    To do their job well, DJs have to be professional and fun at the same time. From the phone interview to the end of the reception, Dennis was always both. Call him before he's booked.

    Sent on 06/27/2014
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    Megan · Married on 06/22/2013

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    We really enjoyed having Dennis provide the music for our wedding. He played all of the songs we requested, including a few that were probably difficult to find. He also helped us coordinate a surprise wedding party "Thriller" dance and hit the music cues perfectly! The dance floor was rocking all night and everyone has said it was the most fun they have had at a wedding. Thanks again, Dennis!

    Sent on 07/05/2013
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    Kelly · Married on 05/25/2013

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis was great! He worked with us not only on the audio for the ceremony, but also for the reception. We had a lot of music requests that he was able to get. He played our requeste music and filled in what the crowd was feeling that night! Everyone danced the night away because of the great music selection and DJing!!! I would recommend to my friends and family!

    Sent on 06/04/2013
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    Shannon · Married on 10/01/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis did a wonderful job for us. There were so many questions that I didn't even know to be prepared for. Dennis helped to walk us through everything and make things very easy on us. The night was wonderful. He was able to feel out the crowd and played music to keep the dancing going. The dance floor was never empty.

    Sent on 10/11/2011
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    Lindsay · Married on 06/26/2010

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis Payne did a wonderful job at our wedding! He did a great job mixing up the music and feeling out the crowd to play what worked best. I have never seen a wedding where there was a huge crowd of people on the dance floor the entire time. We had so many guests comment on how wonderful the D.J. was and tell us how much fun they had. Dennis was not at all intrusive. I've been to other weddings where the D.J. calls out guests for not dancing, making them feel uncomfortable. Or where D.J.'s are running around trying to be the center of attention. Dennis simply played great music and knew exactly how to keep people on the dance floor without drawing any attention to himself. Also, the planning tools on his website are great! You can create your timeline, playlists, special requests, etc. all right on his site. Dennis was exactly what I wanted in a D.J. - unintrusive, easy to work with, and fun!

    Sent on 06/29/2010
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    Lindsay · Married on 06/26/2010

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis Payne was wonderful! He was very easy to work with, and the planning tools on his website made it easy to get all the details arranged with him. He played a great mix of music that appealed to all our wedding guests. He also kept people on the dance floor the entire night. I have never seen a dance floor packed for the whole night like it was at our wedding. He was an excellent DJ!

    Sent on 07/21/2010
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    Lynsey · Married on 03/06/2010

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great value, professional service, quality was excellent.

    Sent on 03/11/2010
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    Brooke · Married on 10/24/2009

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis was a great DJ. The one thing that we told him we wanted was lots of dancing, and he definitely delivered. People commented they had never seen so much dancing at a wedding before! His online tool to select our songs was great, and he mixed in a few of his own just to keep the pace going. Dennis also served as the MC for our wedding, which was great, as we didn't have a wedding coordinator. He kept the wedding on track based on the schedule I provided him. His online tool was very helpful for planning the timeline as well. I would definitely recommend Dennis to others.

    Sent on 05/11/2010
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    Erik · Married on 10/29/2011

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The online tools were very helpful although the design was a bit unwieldy because it was one table embedded inside another table. He was easy to talk to and very responsive to all our requests. The reception itself went perfectly - we had a lot of last minute changes to the schedule because of weather issues but we worked together even during the event to keep everyone on the same page. The music was good and kept everyone out on the dance floor. Great on the mic and the projection lighting was fantastic. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a DJ!

    Sent on 11/01/2011
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    Kelley · Married on 09/07/2013

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dennis was very professional from our first conversations and throughout the planning process. He had great suggestions for our reception and helped everything run smoothly and according to plan. He's a laid back DJ which is what we wanted and he did a great job making everything flow well in the background. He was also very flexible and added the songs we wanted.

    Sent on 09/24/2013
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    Gina · Married on 07/03/2010

    4.2
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Be sure to make use of the planning forms on his website.

    Sent on 07/18/2010
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    Sara · Married on 10/06/2017

    4.0
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Dennis provided the mic sound for our ceremony as well as the DJ services for the reception. Overall good work and services- I appreciated all the forms to complete prior to the wedding day to ensure that the songs we wanted would be played on our wedding day. My only compliant would be that the microphone kept cutting in and out during the toast, unclear on the cause, but otherwise everyone had a blast dancing the night away!

    Sent on 10/16/2017