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269 Reviews for Sound By Design

Recommended by 97% of couples

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

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    Brittney Rochefort · Married on 10/09/2020

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    Outstanding

    Sound by design did an excellent job! The music was amazing, the lighting was beautiful-Rick did an amazing job! I would recommend Sound by design to everyone getting married!

    Sent on 10/11/2020
  • Holly

    Holly Ann · Married on 09/12/2020

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    Our 12.21.19 Wedding

    We worked with Max for our wedding who was amazing! He met with us prior to the wedding and we were able to discuss our vision for the wedding. Max was so fun throughout the night, even though our crowd wasn't big into dancing he still kept the party going! He would frequently come out onto the dance floor and dance with us and was always singing and dancing behind the booth, we loved it! SBD was awesome to work with and we were so lucky to have Max as our DJ, he truly made my fiancé and I feel special and was so chill and fun!!

    Sent on 12/23/2019
  • Julia

    Julia Armstrong · Married on 09/12/2020

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    Made for a fun night!

    Trent from Sound By Design did such an amazing job with our wedding! Meeting with him over the phone beforehand, he helped us plan out the schedule for the whole evening and then he executed wonderfully as an emcee. During the reception, every single song he played was a hit! The dance floor was packed with people (including the bride!) until the venue kicked us out. Our guests can't stop talking about how much fun they had dancing the night away. Thank you Trent and Sound By Design for helping us throw one heck of a party!

    Sent on 01/28/2020
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    Carolyn · Married on 08/01/2020

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    High quality and well organized

    So grateful to have used Sound by Design as our videographer, uplighting and photobooth vendor for our wedding. They were always responsive and professional. Our videographer was Tony and he and his second shooter did such an amazing job on our wedding video. The uplighting and custom monogram for our wedding, which totally transformed our venue from average to amazing. Our photobooth (with boxwood hedge rented through SBD) was such a hit. One tweak I would make to the boxwood hedge is lining the back of it to avoid light coming through if it backs up to a light source.

    Sent on 10/12/2020
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    Megan Schulz · Married on 07/11/2020

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    Successful COVID Wedding

    We worked with Torie for our wedding on 7/11/20 and I cannot recommend him and the whole Sound by Design team enough. Not only were they more than accommodating with having to change our date and venue but made sure to take extra safety precautions at our wedding, like wearing a mask, all while playing the best music to keep our guests dancing all night. I didn’t know if anyone would even feel comfortable dancing but Torie played such great songs that it made everyone relax and have a great time.

    Sent on 07/13/2020
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    Leah Walters · Married on 01/11/2020

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    Highly recommend

    My husband and I could not be happier with our choice in using SBD for our 1/11/2030 wedding. Sound By Design did an impeccable job making the dance floor the place to be on our wedding day. Ray, our DJ for the evening, did an outstanding job at making sure the songs on our “do not play” list were skipped, and played every “must play” song on our list. My husband and I had high standards for our DJ, as we love music and dancing, and SBD nailed every aspect. We had specific preferences on music for the whole evening, and Ray made sure every preference was met. We had a last minute change in music the night before our wedding, and Ray promptly made the changes without hesitation. We could not be happier in our decision of choosing SBD for our wedding DJ

    Sent on 01/14/2020
  • Juna

    Juna Abazi · Married on 01/04/2020

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    Wonderful!

    Max was our DJ and we were so happy at the end of the night with the music selection. We had a bi-cultural wedding and he made it the perfect balance of the two languages. He was always kind and responsive and super receptive to make on the fly change! The overall process was just super easy- which is exactly what you want out of a vendor as important as a DJ.

    Sent on 01/08/2020
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    Katlin Leeper · Married on 09/11/2019

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    Amazing night!

    Sam was absolutely amazing! My husband and I are so happy with how our night turned out. Our dance floor started right after dinner and did not end until our wedding ended at midnight. Sam was awesome, he read the crowd, played the jams.. It was perfect! Thank you Sam!!

    Sent on 11/18/2019
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    caitlin · Married on 09/07/2019

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    All in one, awesome service

    We worked with SBD for their lighting, dj/MC, videography and photo booth services. Every element of what they provided, the way they communicated and what they recommended was outstanding. They brought our visions and tastes to life all while being calm, personable and so professional over the course of our wedding planning and on our wedding day. Thank you SO much for all you did to ensure our day was a blast!

    Sent on 06/04/2019
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    David Kosak · Married on 09/01/2019

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    Really made the wedding great!

    We had Ben with Sound By Design and he was truly amazing! Before the wedding he was really on top of all our requests and was always available to talk about the things we wanted to happen on the day of

    On the day of Ben really took our wedding to the next level. He played all of our requested songs, even though alot of them were custom requests and difficult to find. He made sure everyone was having a great time and he never even took a break. Everything about the service he provided was an A+ and we hope to be able to use him again someday soon!

    Sent on 09/05/2019
  • Kristy

    Kristy · Married on 08/31/2019

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    Very organized= happy bride

    Sound by Design was so responsive and very helpful in creating our beautiful wedding. Zach was a major help in coordinating our whole day and was very organized. Our dance floor was packed the entire night. Thank you to Sound by Design to making our night so special and enjoyable for everyone!

    Sent on 09/14/2019
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    Brittany · Married on 08/24/2019

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    Definitely NOT the cheesy, cringey 90s DJs of your nightmares

    Sound by Design provided the DJ for our wedding this past weekend, and we could not have been happier! Trent and his assistant were awesome and professional, kept our timeline running smoothly, and kept the party on the dance floor all night! He was all around just a super nice guy and incredibly easy to work with. Overall, the company is super responsive, and we really appreciated their flexibility in meetings with us both in person and via telephone, since we are located fairly far out of town. I definitely would not hesitate to recommend them for any future event.

    Sent on 08/28/2019
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    Rebecca Alt · Married on 08/23/2019

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    Unforgettable Night with Sound By Design

    My husband and I got married on August 23rd, 2019, and we could not be happier with the suite of services Sound By Design provided us with for our special day. They came highly recommended from friends of ours as well as provided DJ services at my sister's wedding two years ago where they also did not disappoint (the dance floor was never once even close to being empty, and the bride and groom were happy to hear every song they asked for played).
    For our wedding, we used SBD's DJ service, lighting, and photo booth, and each service made for an impeccable night. The lighting was perfectly placed to showcase the cream city brick in The Pritzlaff. The photo booth was a hit with everyone--young and old. We got to take a photo booth album home with us the very same night, complete with notes from guests, which allowed us to capture some of the funny/sweet moments that happened after the photographer left for the night. Our DJ, Nathan Moore, was so on top of every last detail both in our meetings and emails leading up to the event and in coordinating the logistics on the day of. He really listened to and understand our taste in music and played all of the songs we wanted to hear, while also paying attention to the crowd at the moment when discerning which song to play.
    We both highly recommend Sound By Design for any event that requires any of the services they provide. The entire team is professional yet approachable, responsive in communication, and does everything they can to make sure the night is absolutely perfect for the bride and groom. Thank you to Nathan Moore and the entire SBD staff for playing a vital role in making our day run without a hitch and for providing the entertainment to keep the party going all night!

    Sent on 09/04/2019
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    Sarah Matz · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Fantastic!

    Sound By Design is the BEST DJ company in Milwaukee. I hired them for my wedding, and everything was fantastic. Our DJ, Max, was very professional, and he played all of our favorite music. The dance floor was never empty, and we got so many compliments on the music from our guests. We also had uplighting, which was a great addition to our decor. I am SO happy we went with Sound By Design. I highly recommend them if you want a fun and energy-filled wedding reception.

    Sent on 08/26/2019
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    Jordyn · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Sound by Design is the DJ you need

    SBD was so much fun from the beginning of the planning process. I felt like I was working with an expert and was excited that they were also able to do lighting for our beautiful venue (The Grain Exchange). The reception went perfectly and I felt our DJ Torie captured our taste in music while also playing a wide range of favorites for our guests. Our dance floor was packed all night long! My MOH also commented how thankful she was to the DJ for giving her a heads up before her speech and putting her at ease by giving her tips on how to hold the mic so everyone could hear her. I would definitely recommend Torie and his team at SBD!

    Sent on 09/05/2019
  • Megan

    Megan · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Packed dance floor til the lights came on!

    When we first began searching for a DJ for our wedding, one name kept coming up over and over: Sound by Design. From the first time we met with them, I understood why. They were so kind, easy to work with and professional. They answered my fiance's specific sound-design related questions and more than fulfilled his requests for certain types of speakers. Most importantly, our day of DJ, Nathan, kept the night flowing smoothly through cocktails, first dances, and speeches and rounding it out with a solid 3+ hours of a full dance floor. It was truly the most happy, fun day of our lives.

    Sent on 03/05/2020
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    Samantha Kailas · Married on 07/20/2019

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    Best All in One DJ in Milwaukee

    Sound By Design went above and beyond for us from day one. The SBD team held several meetings throughout our planning process in order to nail down all of the details. They did our cocktail hour and reception music, photo booth, uplights, and string bulb lighting. Their client music portal is a wonderful tool that we used to list all of our requests ahead of time, and our DJ Ray played all of them, no matter how obscure they were. We requested a unique first dance song where we wanted two songs seamlessly blended into one, and Ray did an incredible job! Our first dance was everything we wanted and imagined in one song that fit us perfectly. He read the crowd really well, and our dance floor was packed the whole night. He was a great MC, too, and was really fun to work with! We received so many compliments from our guests on the music selection and Ray's DJ-ing. The photobooth was so fun and busy all night. SBD provides props and a backdrop, so you don't have to buy your own (our florist provided our backdrop). Guests get a printed photo, and we received a scrapbook of the photos. They also sent us digital images of the photos for download. We requested the stringbulbs for our indoor venue a couple months before the wedding, and SBD made it happen in a way that was romantic and not obstructing anything with trellises. Ray and the SBD team made our day special, everything was perfect, and I am so glad we used them!

    Sent on 08/10/2019
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    Mandy · Married on 07/13/2019

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    The Atrium

    We worked with Ray over the weekend at the Atrium in Shorewood. He was nothing less than the best! He was so fun, enthusiastic, and helped really liven the party!
    He sent out a link for song requests prior to the wedding and played every song we wanted! He even played one of the song my husband had wrote for our wedding day! He kept the party jumping and was such a good time, my friends and family would not leave the dance floor!

    I would recommend Sound By design for any wedding or event/party in a heartbeat

    Sent on 07/15/2019
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    Cheryl Brunow · Married on 07/06/2019

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    It was a party

    We had the pleasure of working with Zach DeWitt at Birch as both our venue coordinator and DJ with Sound by Design. Birch is a great venue for a dance party. Since it's owned by the group that also owns Sound by Design, they were sure to design and wire the venue for great sound. Meetings before the wedding were so efficient since we worked with Zach, covering off on wedding details and DJ needs. Zach handled the set up for our ceremony, all the dinner music and kept the tunes going for dancing. Before the wedding, it was so easy to put songs on the "must play" or "do not play" list with their online portal, where you can also leave notes like "don't play before 11 pm." They had or were able to find every song we wanted. Zach put the songs together wonderfully so we could keep dancing all night. Six months later, we're still getting comments about how fun the reception was. Thanks to Zach and Sound by Design for helping us have such a great party to celebrate our wedding!

    Sent on 01/02/2020
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    Amanda Bush · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Couldn't have had a better experience!

    Our DJ was Chris from Sound by Design. I could not have been happier with our reception music. We had an outdoor reception and with a threat of rain, he came prepared with back up plans and was willing to be super flexible and change from outdoor to indoor at a last minutes notice. We thankfully were able to go with the original plan and keep everything outdoors. Our music selection was great, his laid back personality fit with us perfectly, and I could not have asked for anything better! Chris and Sound by Design, thank you so much!!!

    Sent on 06/26/2019
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    Bailey · Married on 06/21/2019

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    Gasper Wedding

    We had Max as our DJ and he absolutely crushed it! Everyone was amazing to work with leading up to the wedding. Max was kept our dance floor filled all night!! We have received so many compliments about the music from our wedding and we owe it all to Max!!

    Sent on 08/19/2019
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    Katherina A Kunz · Married on 06/14/2019

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    The best party!

    We used Sound By Design for our past wedding for DJ and videography and we are SO glad to have had them be a part of our day! Max & Dylan were our DJs and they kept the party going all night long! So many people said how amazing their services were and how much fun they had dancing! We also heard how this is the most fun wedding they've ever been to (including their own)! Also, the online portal was so easy to work with and is such a good tool for adding in song requests.

    Tony & his video team were truly amazing. They captured so much of the wedding day and were so much fun to talk with. My husband was not on board with a videographer as he didn't see the need for one, but SBD proved him otherwise. He is so glad I got someone to capture our day so we can relive it over and over again. I can't wait to see the video!!

    Sent on 07/05/2019
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    Kelly · Married on 05/25/2019

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    Overjoyed!

    We had the opportunity to work with Trent and Miguel at our wedding this last weekend. Trent met with us prior to the wedding and was very attentive to what we were looking for. Sound by Design uses a template that we filled in with song selections for the basics, such as processional, recessional, first dance, etc. We then gave Trent a handful of other songs we’d like to hear throughout the night and he filled in the rest. He did not disappoint! We received many compliments about our selection, and our guests were up and dancing all night. Trent was very enthusiastic throughout the night introducing different parts of the evening, especially during our grand march that required extra attention to detail. Both DJs were kind and professional towards all of our guests. We had the perfect day. We will definitely recommend Sound by Design to our friends!

    Sent on 05/31/2019
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    Allyssa · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Professional, Prepared, FUN!!

    My husband and I were so impressed with Sound By Design on our wedding day. We used their DJ and lighting services. Our DJ, Torie, was awesome. They provided services for the ceremony and reception. The music was perfect for the ceremony - was timed well and on point. At the reception people were dancing before dancing was even set to begin! The music was right on point with what we wanted for each part of the evening. We even gave Torie the difficult task of multiple mother-son dances which he tackled flawlessly and seamlessly integrated the songs. Every song we wanted was played, all names were pronounced correctly, and the dance floor was full all night. The lights looked beautiful - we had up lighting throughout the venue and cafe bulbs over the head table. Thank you Torie and Sound by Design for being a huge part of our wedding day!

    Sent on 05/08/2019
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    Marisa Sevilla · Married on 04/13/2019

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    Perfect MC and DJ!

    Ray was FANTASTIC to work with right from the start! He made us feel immediately at ease that our day was going to go off without a hitch. He was super easy to work with and played perfect music even when we had just given him broad genres of what we liked. His MC'ing was also great and he kept the day moving smoothly. Our guests loved him and so did we! We would highly recommend Sound by Design and Ray!

    Sent on 05/01/2019