What Brides Are Saying
Our DJ kept the music going and the crowd danced all night long!
What Brides Are Saying
Sierra and Alan 6/10/17 – Minnesota Boat Club @ Raspberry Island (Jimmy Chien)
Instant Request was responsive and accommodating from day one. Matt and Nate were always very prompt in answering my many questions, and the on-line planner was very easy to use. I was a little nervous about not meeting our DJ in person prior to the wedding, but in retrospect it really would have been unnecessary. DJ: Our DJ, Jimmy Chien, was excellent. He went through our entire on-line planner with us in very detail weeks before the wedding and was able to accommodate us with our last minute adjustments days prior to the wedding. He was professional and played songs that our guests really enjoyed. Other: we also had uplighting, photo slideshow projector/screen, and ceremony microphone/speakers through Instant Request. Everything was perfect! I would definitely recommend Instant Request as well as DJ Jimmy Chien
Claire and Nick 6/10/17 – Hazeltine Golf Club (Anthony DuBose)
Wow! I don’t have enough words to explain how amazing Anthony D. and Instant Request are! They were easy to work with and their online event manager was perfect! Anthony is hands down the best DJ ever!! Our first dance, FOB dance and MOG dance were not typical songs, and Anthony was so accommodating to make sure he had the correct versions. We wanted our grand entrance song to start at a specific point in the song and he made it happen. Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and he was actively DJing all night, not just a playlist. He incorporated requests perfectly, MC’d the evening so well and was flexible and accommodating all night. We have gotten so many compliments about how fun our wedding was and how amazing the music was. Seriously, the dance floor was packed until the last song, and so much fun! The best decision we made was choosing Instant Request and Anthony D!
Andrea and Justin 6/3/17 – Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America (Rick Ausland)
Rick and Instant Request were fantastic to work with! The entertainment and music were great and the dance floor was packed the entire night! We would highly recommend Rick A!
Christiane and Tyler 5/27/17 – McNamara Alumni Center (Zach Bayerl)
Our DJ Zachary was amazing! He went off of the vibe of our guests very well and did an excellent job of keeping the night fun and upbeat! He had our dance floor packed!! Cannot say enough nice things about him, we highly recommend him! – Sarah and Cliff 12/16/16
Cari and Joseph 5/27/17 – Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel (Ricardo Barrett)
Cari and I just wanted to contact you to let you know what a fantastic job Ricardo did at our wedding reception. By the layout of the Grand Ballroom at Mystic, he was front-and-center with the tables all around so pretty much nobody could miss him…LOL. He handled the event from start-to-finish with class, fun, and lots of energy! We met him before and went over the entire list of the day’s events and songs (and he even came up with a song for my wife and son to dance to because we ended up forgetting that detail). And the lighting meshed so well with what Mystic had! Ricardo was the perfect addition to the group we had; the songs he played, both by his choice and request, kept people going all night! We can’t thank you enough for all of your help and suggestions throughout the planning process and for having Ricardo work our event. We certainly will recommend him and Instant Request to anyone looking for a DJ!
Abby and Joe 5/20/17 – Larson Barn in River Falls, WI (Grahame Beresford)
All of our interactions with Instant Request were pleasant in planning for our wedding, and the actual reception went so well, all for a very reasonable price! The office always replied promptly to our enquiries via email, the event planner was very easy to use, the phone consultation was extremely useful and calming as we knew things were in good hands. Grahame, our DJ, did a great job emceeing and accommodating every last change and request. He was a great balance of fun and professional. Definitely glad we went with them, especially for the money, and would recommend them to anyone! – Jessica and John 10/15/16
Danielle and Eric 5/6/17 – Holiday Inn and Suites in Lakeville (David James)
David James was our DJ at our reception and he was sensational! We were very nervous when it came to having the right DJ for our wedding because they set the tone for your reception. We got off the phone with David and we very excited. That night David ran the show when it came to all of the events like the grand march, speeches, cake cutting, etc. His music selection was top notch and kept the party going till 1am when the venue had to shutdown. We would highly suggest instant request and our DJ David James, he was the very best!!!
Rachael and Paul 4/8/17 – Lafayette Club (Tyler Hylland)
Tyler did an amazing job and kept the dance floor busy all night, he even played a couple of other songs at the end of the night, while he downloaded the last song we requested him to play. Additionally, Tyler kept the flow of the dinner reception going wonderfully and kept all speeches on time and followed our timeline perfectly. I liked how easy the process was of creating my contract with you, making payments, and ultimately the DJ you matched me with based on my selection of music – the match was spot on!
Devin and Johnathan 4/1/17 – Millennium Hotel (Ben Nordquist)
Ben was amazing, multiple times through out the night people would come up to us to say the DJ was “killing it”. Ben was great to work with and seemed genuinely happy to be there, could not have had a better DJ!
Kassi and Kyle 4/22/17 – Holiday Inn in Maple Grove (Tyler Hylland)
Tyler was great to work with. He was a great fit for our style. He checked in with us throughout the night to ensure that the night was going well for us and everyone else. He took our song list and added to it with good requests from the guests. He had the right mix of music for the different times of the night and kept people on the dance floor.
Geri and John 3/25/17 – Marriott Minneapolis Northwest (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was the DJ for our wedding dance on Saturday, 3/25/2017. He was awesome right from the start…..planning and then executing a very smooth and entertaining dance. Our guests continually asked us where we found the DJ and commented on how great the music was and how he kept the evening moving. Anthony was very easy to work with, very helpful, and obviously an experienced professional. We have nothing but good things to say about Instant Request and about Anthony. Awesome job!
Jordan and Matt 3/18/17 – Doubletree Downtown in Rochester
Jimmy was fantastic and was exactly what we were hoping for in a DJ. He kept the party going all night long, adjusted the music and schedule based on the audience and always checked with us if he received requests to veer off our suggested schedule. We’ve received tons of compliments about the great music on our dance! From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The online event planner made the planning portion so much easier, that was super helpful. I also really liked the song recommendations for each part of the day, that helped a lot in narrowing the options down and getting a good feel for the different song options. DJ Jimmy was also so awesome. He went with the flow and really added the perfect music for the whole day. He kept the party going and everyone had a great time. Can’t say enough great things about him!
Catherine and Colin 3/4/17 – Plymouth Creek Center (Charlie DuBois)
Charlie was just the type of DJ our wedding reception needed! He played music to get people on the dance floor when the evening began and kept everyone up and moving. He was even out on the floor doing some of the line dances! (cha-cha slide, electric slide, etc). The entire planning process was simple and Charlie made everything worry free on the day of the wedding. We provided him with a itinerary for the reception and he would still check in with us just to make sure everything was on schedule and reminded us to take our time if we weren’t quite ready for something.
Melissa and Brad 2/25/17 – Minneapolis Event Center (Anthony DuBose)
We were very happy with Anthony and could not have asked for a better DJ. He kept the party going the entire night and we received so many compliments from our guests on what a great job he did. He ended the night with the Alabama fight song when he heard my husband and his relatives were from Alabama and huge football fans. It was the perfect way to end an amazing day!
Anne and Kyle 2/17/17 – Loft at Studio J in Stillwater (Charlie DuBois)
We really enjoyed working with Instant Request for our wedding. The website was easy to navigate, and DJ Charles did a great job keeping our guests dancing all night. Charles played the ceremony music as well, and the timing of each song was perfect. I would definitely recommend Instant Request!
Kali and Daniel 2/11/17 – Morristown Community Center (Michael Majerowicz)
We had our wedding reception on February 11th and we had DJ Milk for our DJ. he was absolutely amazing and was more than we could have asked for! He kept people on the dance floor all night and played all of the music we wanted! He made our reception 10 times better than what we could have expected! I also had tons of people ask who he was and I definitely recommended him to everyone! Thanks again Instant Request for everything during the planning of our reception and DJ milk for the awesome party!
Erin and Derek 1/28/17 – Lafayette Club (Jimmy Bogen)
Instant Request was very helpful and responded quickly to questions and Jimmy was a wonderful DJ for our wedding.
Marlo and Mike 1/21/17 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was absolutely amazing! He was great to work with and read the crowd very well! Everyone at my wedding commented on how great he was!
TCI Business Capital 1/21/17 – Hyatt Regency Bloomington (Justin Roff)
Wanted to let you know what an AMAZING time TCI had at our Havana Nights themed company holiday party this past Saturday 01/21/17. The lighting looked great, Justin our DJ took the time to set up a speaker in our bar area so there was music throughout our venue. His choices of Latin music to play during happy hour and dinner were on point and were the subject of high praise from the Latin Dance performers we had hired as the evening’s entertainment. Once the dancing began Justin did an excellent job of reading the crowd and getting people back onto the dance floor and engaged with group pictures, a limbo contest and managing requests. The music was upbeat, inviting and throwing in some older tunes kept upper management on the floor. We had several party crashers from the party next door and they told me several times our DJ was better than theirs. I have heard nothing but compliments this week in regards to Justin and the music selection provided, and most have said it was one of the most fun parties we have had to date. Thank you very much for sharing in the experience with us
Katelyn and Colin 1/14/17 – Great Hall (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was absolutely fantastic. I had so many compliments from my guests at how great of a DJ he was. I even had some DJ’s in the crowd and they were extremely impressed with his style. The whole evening was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for anything better! Bengi was so easy and fun to work with. I would request him in a heart beat. Everything went so smoothly, he was very professional, and got everything done in such a timely manor.
Waverly and Jordan 1/7/17 – Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center (Alex Knight)
Kudos to Alex Knight, he did an awesome job of taking our suggestions/personalities and reading the room to put together a really fun night. Can’t talk this guy up enough, we got so many compliments from guests on the music selection/flow. It was such a non-hassle! Our DJ was super easy to work with, initiated a lot of the planning work, took care of things I didn’t know we should be worrying about, and made the night really fun and easy.
Brie and Alex 12/31/16 – Walker Art Center (Kailen Nelson)
Our DJ, Kailen, was absolutely amazing. We met with him before the wedding (part of the black tie package) and he was very friendly, professional, and picked up on what we wanted immediately. There was also a tricky family situation that he handled graciously at our meeting and perfectly on the day of our wedding. All of our guests commented on what a good DJ he was- ours was the only wedding they had been to where the dance floor was full all night long and it spoke to Kailen’s talent and ability to read the crowd. We had a long NYE wedding and danced past midnight – and at the end of the night we had a few guests breakdance and Kailen joined in for a few seconds (total surprise that was AMAZING and so much fun- it was right for our crowd but he’s so good at reading crowds that I’m sure it was a crowd specific move. We and our guests loved it). We felt that instant request was affordable and easy to use with their online planner and Kailen made our NYE party perfect.
Megan and Sam 12/31/16 – Minnesota Valley Country Club (David James)
Thanks for your note. Instant request was more than helpful and accommodating. Your website is incredibly user-friendly. We spent a lot of time filling in all of the details and planning our custom list. The website has really thought of everything, and anything you didn’t think of could be covered in the notes section. Thank you for accommodating our “poor man’s karaoke” portion of our reception. It was a huge hit. You made it really easy for us. Another win – David Allison was incredible. He was very easy to work with over the phone and amped our new year’s wedding to the next level. It was an incredible night and he was a great fit for us. We have been to other weddings using Instant Request where we didn’t feel that the DJ’s worked for the crowd, but David really went above and beyond. He was also incredibly friendly and accommodating. Honestly, everything about your service exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled and would gladly recommend you to others. Thanks again!
Erin and Chris 12/31/16 – Marriott Minneapolis Northwest (Eric Malmberg)
We had Eric M (Black Tie DJ) perform the DJ of our wedding on NYE. He was excellent. He has been DJ’ing for like 10+ years, and could read the crowd very well. We requested that he play the anniversary song for all the married couples. He did. We had a Google Hangout (video chat) before our wedding and discussed overall flow and discussed our wedding playlist profile that Instant Request has you make that has EVERY DETAIL embedded into. Overall, Eric was amazing. Music makes the wedding fun. Our dance floor was packed. Eric was worth way more than the amount that instant request charges (I think we paid $1,050 for him, but his professionalism/demeanor/experience was worth $1,500). Would recommend Eric M to anyone who wants a DJ they can trust won’t play a “Dance Floor Killer” song as Eric described it. Super funny guy! Thanks again Eric!
Sarah and Cliff 12/16/16 – Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel (Zach Bayerl)
Our DJ Zachary was amazing! He went off of the vibe of our guests very well and did an excellent job of keeping the night fun and upbeat! He had our dance floor packed!! Cannot say enough nice things about him, we highly recommend him!
Jessica and Joey 12/10/16 – North Metro Event Center (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was AWESOME! Our guests have been raving about what a great job he did. Instant Requests online event planner was so helpful when putting together the reception. Definitely would recommend anyone requesting Bengi to DJ their event!
Sammy and Cortlan 12/10/16 – 912 Regency Paza in St. Cloud (Jimmy Bogen)
Instant Request is hands down one of the best D.J services in the state. Their D.J’s are well experienced and give great customer service at an affordable price. Music & entertainment can make or break an event, & Instant Request definitely made our wedding so fun & enjoyable for all our guests. As we got closer to our big day music was the last thing on my mind so, I relied on our D.J a lot to read the crowd & do what he does best & he didn’t disappoint. I got married in December & they were the only vendor we worked with that gave us a discount because we were getting married during the slower wedding season. They also travel all throughout the state & don’t charge a lot to do so (I can’t say this about all vendors that I researched). There are so many D.J services out there, you could be researching for days, so make it easy on yourself and go with Instant Request Entertainment, you really can’t go wrong.
Alyssa and Collin 12/10/16 – Millennium Hotel (Rick Ausland)
Rick was awesome! I felt that he helped move the night along according to the timeline we discussed. All announcements were great and all lighting/sound was just what we wanted.
Kim and Bradley 12/9/16 – James J Hill Reference Library (Jimmy Bogen)
Instant Request is an excellent vendor that comes at a very reasonable price. We had our entire event in one location so we hired Instant Request to handle the music for everything: our wedding ceremony (pre-wedding music started at 4:30 pm), cocktail hour, dinner hour (including playing a DVD slideshow on a large screen), and the dance which went until 12:00 am. Before the wedding, they provide an online event planner that helps you to plan every aspect of the music for your event – from ceremony to first dance to whether you want the “Chicken Dance” played (no thanks :-). The planner also has every song on the planet to browse and listen to and there are suggestions provided as well. Jimmy B. was our DJ and he was awesome. We paid $150 extra for the “black tie” service which included hand-picking our DJ and meeting him in person. Upon meeting Jimmy, we were put at complete ease because it was clear that he was competent and capable and had a wide range of knowledge regarding the different music genres. He not only looked like a professional DJ, he sounded like a real radio personality in his tone, inflection and confidence at the mic. We would without a doubt recommend Instant Request and DJ Jimmy B.
Alyssa and Collin 12/5/2015 – Millennium Hotel (Rick Ausland)
Rick was awesome! I felt that he helped move the night along according to the timeline we discussed. All announcements were great and all lighting/sound was just what we wanted.
Jennifer and Michael 12/3/16 – Lowertown Event Center (Eric Malmberg)
Eric was a great fit for us; he was excellent at reading our subtle cues on the day of before even meeting us (like when the first dance should end); he came and introduced himself; followed the planner perfectly; was friendly and easy to get along; very professional and well-organized during our phone meeting prior to wedding
Brittany and Paul 12/3/16 – Great Hall (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was perfect! He was so professional and so much fun. I couldn’t be more happy with how well it turned out. I would recommend instant request to anyone!
Gretchen and Tyson 12/3/16 – Lumber Exchange Building (Jimmy Bogen)
We thought the entire end to end process was smooth. Jimmy was really great, honestly he was awesome…easy to work with, got our individual style and was good about keeping the pace of things…it was perfect. Pricing was well aligned and we’d be happy to recommend you. Thanks for being one of the easiest vendors, if not the most easiest, that we worked with during this hellacious process of gettin’ hitched! 🙂
Andrea and Ryan 11/19/16 – Vadnais Heights Commons (Brandon Holland)
We had Brandon as our DJ. He was easy to communicate with, the wedding event planner feature was helpful in planning the ceremony and the dancing was lit. Would highly recommend.
Katie and Bogan 11/12/16 – Silverwood Park Visitor Center (Anthony DuBose)
Absolutely! Anthony was amazing, he was was very helpful when we met with him one on one before the wedding and was able to walk us through how the evening was going to go. Everyone was dancing all night until the very end of the wedding and the energy was FANTASTIC! He was the best and will be recommending him to all my friends who are looking for a wedding DJ! Thank you so much Anthony!
Christina and Erik 11/5/16 – Lafayette Club (Bengi Durgunoglu)
We really liked how there was never a break in music. One song flowed to the next. Bengi spent very little time on the mic himself making announcements or encouraging people to dance. The music he played matched exactly our playlist and what we wanted
Morgan and Erik 11/5/16 – Horse and Hunt Club (Andy McClure)
I am the father of the bride and I am happy to give you my perspective…… The experience was AWESOME! I was the person who first approached IR and received a quote for your services. The upfront processes worked great and I feel the services were reasonably priced. I asked for and received an, adder to cover music/mic for the ceremony and the revised price was very affordable. On the day of the wedding, the DJ (Andy M) was timely and stealth in setting up the equipment. He had things to set-up outside for the ceremony and inside for the reception. A lot of coordination. All went well. He even helped with timing for announcements and getting people to “flow” with the schedule. Again, all was VERY professional through the ceremony and dinner. At dinner, we commented that the guests were pretty diverse in age, geographic background and music interests. We though it might be a challenge to get/keep people on the dance floor. That thought couldn’t have been more wrong! From the time the bride/groom had their first dance until 11:30PM (the last dance), the dance floor was FULL! Not kidding – not one song was played that no one danced to! We even had an 85 year old grandmother on the dance floor dancing. From traditional wedding music, to C&W, to MoTown, to Funk and soft rock, the flow/transition was great! We even had two special birthdays that Andy announced and made people aware of in an exceptionally cool manner! We received multiple compliments from our guests about how FUN the dance was to attend! My daughter (the bride) and the groom used the online planning features and spoke with the DJ prior to the event so I don’t know how that went. That said, it must have gone well as the entire event was a huge SUCCESS!!! Thank YOU!
Megan and Matt 11/5/16 – Grand View Lodge in Nisswa (Alex Knight)
Alex from Instant Request was awesome on our wedding night! We spoke ahead of time about how the night would play out which helped ease any stress about timing and he played both special request songs I requested out of their library, along with the others I put on my playlist from their library. We had such a great night dancing and partying – thank you so much for being great!!
Geeta and Charles 11/4/16 – Solar Arts Building (Justin Roff)
Justin was amazing to work with. He did such a good of informing us of the process and taking over during reception and was so helpful through out the evening. I was so grateful how engaging he was with the our guests and helping my niece as she prepared to sing. All of Justin’s suggestions and choices were spot on!
Kari and Matt 10/29/16 – Muse Event Center (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire time, and that’s what we wanted! Anthony rocked! He did his job, but was never to be the center of attention.
Emily and Jeremy 10/29/16 – Aria (Rick Ausland)
Shawn and team were so great to work with. I used them for DJ, ceremony sound equipment, uplighting and pin spots. Their Black Tie upgrade is well worth it and all of my guests spent the night living it up on the dance floor. Rick had lots of suggestions and helped through the planning from grand entrance to last song of the night. Thanks so much!
Holly and Chris 10/22/16 – Cannon River Winery (Tyler Hylland)
Tyler was great to work with. He was a great fit for our style. He checked in with us throughout the night to ensure that the night was going well for us and everyone else. He took our song list and added to it with good requests from the guests. He had the right mix of music for the different times of the night and kept people on the dance floor.
Rebecca and Blake 10/22/16 – BayView Event Center (Ryan Weber)
We absolutely LOVED your service! The event planner online was fantastic and so easy to use. Ryan Weber got back to us in a very timely fashion! He handled all the song requests at our reception very well and we were so pleased with how he mixed all the types of music together! I would highly recommend this company to other couples that are getting married!
Brittany and Michael 10/22/16 – Kellerman’s Event Center (Charlie DuBois)
Instant Request was extremely friendly and timely. I couldn’t believe how fast someone always got back to me! Charlie was perfect. I think he really listened to what we wanted and combined the perfect amount of fun and getting the crowd engaged without being at all “too much.” It was also great that he took the time to meet with us for a half hour a couple weeks before our wedding. Charlie was professional and yet fun. Communication was timely and excellent. I never had any doubts about the DJ doing a good job but also had fun working with you. We did a lot of research and we thought your pricing was right in the middle. But your service was top notch
Annie and Zach 10/22/16 – Minikahda Club (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Loved that Bengi kept the dance floor full all night long. This was so important to Zach and I and he ensured the music kept the fun going!
Ashley and Devin 10/22/16 – Hidden Meadow and Barn (Andy McClure)
Andy did an amazing job and was very involved in the weeks leading up to the wedding. He asked many questions to get a feel for our particular taste and learned our schedule so that he was never confused as to what was supposed to be going on. I really liked the online event planner with all the other planning I was doing that took time consuming phone calls to do it made it easy for me to make changes and look over everything with ease. I would say that we were definitely pleased with our dj and I couldn’t imagine it going as well with anyone else. The music all sounded wonderful regardless of the insanely old ipod I gave him to play off of, I wasn’t really interested in the lights so he did his own thing and I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout. I think the best thing was that he was very easy to talk to and helpful in the whole process. I would definitely recommend instant request to anyone looking for good music at a very reasonable price and I thank you for making our big day as perfect as I could only dream.
Katie and Adam 10/22/16 – Bearpath Golf and Country Club (Eric Malmberg)
Eric exceeded our expectations. His professional yet laid back/relax style was perfect for our wedding. He was great at speaking when we needed him to and prepping the guests for dinner, dancing and everything between. He had a great playlist for the wedding and kept people on the dance floor all night! I’d highly recommend him to others.
Katy and David 10/22/16 – Plymouth Creek Center (Bret Christiansen)
Bret Christiansen was a wonderful DJ for our wedding at the Plymouth Creek Center! He was attentive to our needs and to what the guests were itching to dance to. He has a fun, upbeat personality that resonated throughout the night and kept the party going! Instant Request was really easy to work with, and we would recommend it to anyone!
Jessica and Bill 10/21/16 – Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens (Jimmy Bogen)
Jimmy was incredible. He listened to our needs and was able to read our crowd; the dance floor was packed the whole night! Just what we wanted! We really enjoyed the online event planner and meeting with Jimmy. After using the online event planner and meeting with Jimmy we felt confidant all our needs would be met and our day would be amazing! Additionally, all communication was fast and efficient. This was Jimmy’s third wedding in our family!
Megan and Tom 10/16/16 – Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens (Alex Knight)
All of our interactions with Instant Request were pleasant in planning for our wedding, and the actual reception went so well, all for a very reasonable price! The office always replied promptly to our enquiries via email, the event planner was very easy to use, the phone consultation was extremely useful and calming as we knew things were in good hands. Alex, our DJ, did a great job emceeing and accommodating every last change and request. He was a great balance of fun and professional. Definitely glad we went with them, especially for the money, and would recommend them to anyone!
Mel and Patrick 10/15/16 – Gale Woods Farm (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was AWESOME, there was not a single moment when there were not people on the dance floor, he created such a fun and inviting atmosphere and we had many people tell us during the night how much they enjoyed the music. We needed a set up for our ceremony which was outside and we needed a 425 ft power cord to run from the building to the ceremony site and it was provided to us without a problem at all. Anthony set up and took it down as well which was wonderful. The fact that Anthony was enjoying himself and really loves his job was such a blessing, he was involved and he wasn’t just there to play song after song, he read the crowd and had a great mix of all types of music from oldies, to country to rap. Every time I looked over at him he was dancing and smiling and I really think that added to our reception. You get what you pay for and I believe that having Anthony/ Instant Request as a part of our wedding day was worth every penny. It was so comforting to know that I was working with professionals with many years of industry experience
Courtney and Ben 10/15/16 – Minneapolis Golf Club (David James)
David, our DJ, was absolutely phenomenal. He was a very professional and organized person. His style fit perfectly with ours and I’m extremely happy with what he offered. The music was played at just the right volume and the lights were a nice touch. I liked that David took time to go over the entire evening with me on the phone prior to the event. Him getting a feeling for what we were expecting made us at ease. With all of the things that can stress people out during a wedding, it was nice not having to worry about the quality of performance he was going to give us. I honestly don’t think we could’ve done without the online event planner. At first it seems like a bit much, but after you see how much it helps the DJ as well as the couple throughout the night, we would’ve been making a mistake to not take advantage of it. I would definitely recommended Instant Request to others.
Ashley and Stephen 10/14/16 – Semple Mansion (Alex Knight)
I have nothing but good things to say about Instant Request. I booked them a full year and a half prior to our date and was recommended to them by others who had received great service from Alex Knight. One of my favorite things about them is their online event planner. It allows you to make a custom playlist (which we did), choose genres of music and songs you like/dislike, and input all of the important details they will need to know. As someone who had specific plans for music, the event planner was extremely efficient and helpful and it made me feel like I was in good hands. We also got to meet with our DJ Alex before the wedding to verify all details in the planner and touch base. As for day-of, I have nothing but positive things to say. Alex helped coordinate speeches, made announcements, checked with us about things during the event, and of course played great music. He was there until the end and the dance party was fabulous! Thank you again, Instant Request and Alex!
Lisa and Matt 10/8/16 – Minnesota Boat Club @ Raspberry Island (Erik Lehmkuhl)
Your company provided the music and other sound services for our reception on Saturday at Raspberry Island. I know we had talked Friday night about the switch from Josh to Eric. We both wanted you to know that Eric KICKED ASS! We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. Any issues that came up he addressed and had an answer for. Not to mention that he kept the dance floor packed all night. You truly have a great professional working for you!
Brittany and Kyle 10/8/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Jimmy Bogen)
Jimmy was AMAZING. Seriously. I can’t compliment him enough! He understood the vibe we wanted from the very beginning of our in-person meeting, and far exceeded our expectations. I’ve had so many of our guests come up to me after the wedding and tell me that Jimmy did an incredible job. It was high-energy from start to finish and the dance floor was consistently packed. In my opinion, you can’t ask for much more. He responded so well to requests as well as the mood of the audience. Honestly, I could go on and on. Jimmy, you are simply the best!!
Samantha and John 10/8/16 – Lafayette Club (Nate Anderson)
100% rating for our experience. Can’t imagine having a better experience than having Instant Request run our entertainment at our reception! The staff we worked with made everything very easy. The event planner was fun and we were able to slot music for every stage of the day before even meeting with our DJ. We had the best experience with our DJ. The guests were commenting on how good the music and energy was throughout the night and even a week later! He kept everyone on the dancefloor. There were no sound issues and lighting was elegant (champagne) for dinner and turned fun/party themed (violet) when the dance party started. Nate clearly had a ton of experience and knew how to read the room to get all guests on the dance floor early and keep them there all night. Even after our grand exit our guests went straight back to keep the party going! That is the sign of a great DJ! We have already recommended Instant Request to some friends getting married next year! It was a great value! Honestly some of the best money we spent on the wedding!
Magdalene and Charles 10/2/16 – Como Park Visitor Center (Justin Roff)
Justin, was so flexible about incorporating my husband’s country’s national pop music and it was the highlight of the night for us to be able to dance to that music the night of our wedding with our friends who danced with us for two years while we all lived together there. Aside from incorporating Tanzanian music into the set flawlessly, he chose great American songs that got all ages onto the dance floor at the same time, and knew songs that kept everyone pumped up all night. Justin was always concerned with incorporating all of our songs and ideas and wishes- he wasn’t prideful or arrogant or stubborn about insisting on certain ideas, but he offered really helpful insights while we were setting up the schedule and playlists for the night. All of his advice worked out perfectly and we still felt completely supported in our wishes. The other thing I really loved was the dinner music, which Justin curated perfectly. I asked for 40’s-60’s vocalists and the vibe was so romantic and relaxed and enchanting. I didn’t even really ask for any particular songs but he made that segment of the evening feel so romantic and sweet.
Magan and Kyle 10/1/16 – St. James Hotel in Red Wing (Andy McClure)
Adam was wonderful! Kept folks on the dancefloor all night long! We received great feedback about how much our guests loved him! He also kept to all of my requests and do-not-play list, which I very much appreciated!
Anna and Nathan 10/1/16 – Minnesota Valley Country Club (Randy Grubba)
Randy G was the DJ for our wedding reception and we were very happy with his services. Randy did an excellent job of making announcements (cake cutting) on schedule and of watching for our cues to turn down the dinner music for speeches. He also pronounced everyone’s names correctly for the Grand March, which made me happy (we had some tough ones). During the dance, Randy was attentive to our requests and did a great job filling in with additional music that matched our tastes. There were many children in attendance, so we requested that the kid-friendly songs (Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance, etc) be played early in the night. Randy took care of this and the kids had a blast! We were really pleased with how the evening played out and have nothing but praise for Randy and Instant Request.
Melissa and Ryan 9/25/16 – Lowertown Event Center (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was the absolute BEST DJ! We first met Anthony at a family wedding and the dance floor was packed the entire night, so we knew we had to go with him for our own wedding as well. He was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and had all kinds of song suggestions when we needed it, especially for the ceremony. I knew I didn’t have to stress with him as our DJ because he is very organized and kept things on schedule. On our wedding night the dance floor was full all night long and everyone kept telling us how much fun they had dancing. I couldn’t be happier with our experience.
Angela and Brent 9/24/16 – Coon Rapids Civic Center (Scott Sitron)
Scott our DJ was wonderful. He did are really amazing job at reading the crowd and changing up the music if needed to keep the dance floor full of family and friends. He really made our reception a blast.
Sarah and Jim 9/24/16 – Minnesota Boat Club @ Raspberry Island (Jimmy Chien)
I normally am not the type of person to post reviews, however i Have to say that Jimmy was a fantastic DJ. Admittedly, we didn’t think as much as we should have about the music and Jimmy was extremely flexible, helpful, and professional through it all. I will definitely recommend Instant Request to anyone who is looking!
Ashley and Michael 9/24/16 – Commons Hotel (Bret Christiansen)
We worked with Bret for our wedding and he was awesome! After filling out our online planner, I chatted with Bret to go over a few details. He was extremely professional, easy-going and fun! He had everyone on the dance floor throughout the night.
Chad and Brett 9/24/16 – Tilia (Jimmy Bogen)
Our wedding DJ (Jimmy) was fantastic, people were dancing from the time the music started to the time it stopped! Everyone we communicated with was great- very helpful, professional, quick response. They helped make our big day as amazing as it was! I would highly recommend working with them!
Rachel and Chris 9/24/16 – Courtyards of Andover (Justin Roff)
OMG, where do we start with Justin? He was AMAZING. He felt like one of the family by the end of the night. He checked in with us whenever he had a question, he made sure we kept things moving along, he thought of EVERY little detail and made sure our night was perfect. He was amazing at getting people involved and had the longest conga line going that we’ve ever seen – there were maybe 6 people sitting at the tables (out of 180) and a couple of those weren’t of the age where they could participate – the others were just lazy, there’s no excuse for them. He made sure the music was always the right volumes, he made sure that the music during the ceremony looped when needed (we totally underestimated the amount of time needed for the dozens of grandparents to walk down the aisle, and he was a master with the equipment. Justin did a great job with the lighting – it was in the perfect places – and when he had a question about what we thought because we had one “extra” that just wouldn’t fit, he checked with us – but his suggestion was right in line with what we should do. We absolutely received our value for the money. Yes, the cost was more than average, but the service is well above average! You don’t have a second chance to re-do the music for the ceremony and reception – why would you chance it to a guy running MP3s off a laptop? I can’t thank you enough for everything you guys did for the wedding – my son and daughter in law were completely thrilled with their whole day!
Caitlin and Marshall 9/24/16 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Ryan LaRue)
I wanted to send over a quick note to tell you how GREAT Ryan was! We were so pleased with how he handled our wedding and received many compliments on the music selection! We didn’t prepare him very well with our minimal playlist and he picked up our slack very nicely. Overall, he was an absolute joy to work with and did an awesome job!! : )
Alyssa and David 9/23/16 – Loft at Studio J (Brandon Holland)
DJ Brandon Holland was AMAZING. He was one of the best things about our wedding!! One of the biggest priorities of both the bride and groom (we like to dance, okay?) was good music and a good DJ. And we are SO glad we chose Instant Request & Brandon. We got along really well and he made us feel super comfortable the whole day. We had several things go wrong with a few vendors and Brandon stepped in and made magic happen. As soon as Brandon checked in with me that day, he knew that things weren’t happening as planned so he stepped in and basically became our wedding planner. He reassured me (the crazy bride) that everything would be taken care of and it did! He was helping set tables, suggesting photos to the photographer, helping the guests – several people came up to us to tell us they thought he was the venue manager and not the DJ! He was also SO much fun – he was dancing, laughing, interacting with all of our guests like we were all old friends and our guests LOVED it, our dance floor was absolutely full the whole night. He checked in with not only the bride but with EVERYONE the whole time to make sure everything was going well – super flexible and truly excellent customer service. We honestly can’t say enough to thank him enough for helping us out and keeping us smiling and having a good time throughout the night. THANK YOU THANK YOU
Caitlin and Nicholas 9/18/16 – Aria (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Benji Durgunoglu was our DJ and he did an excellent job leading up to and at our event. From our initial meeting through continued communication and at the event, he insured everything went without a problem and fit our style. I will highly recommend him and Instant Request
Si and Nathan 9/17/16 – Bachelor Farmer (Robert Hayles)
Robert was awesome! He did a great job of keeping things organized, and keeping everybody on the dance floor entertained. He even helped us with some of the line dances because none of us knew how to get them going. I can’t say enough nice things about him. The sound was great, and I was a little worried that the lighting would be over the top, but it actually worked out really well too, so good all around! We really liked how smoothly everything went, and the fact that we did not have to worry about that end of things at all once we filled out the form to give Robert an idea of what we were looking for.
Kate and Tim 9/17/16 – Mendakota Country Club (Natalie Jensen)
Our wedding reception was a blast! We had Natalie as our DJ and she did a fantastic job. She was very professional and organized. We chatted a couple times before the day of to lock down any special requests we had, and to select music for the traditional dances. She had a great sound system and played a perfect mix of music, including special requests, to keep people dancing and smiling all night. Natalie worked very hard and we are very appreciative of her efforts and would absolutely recommend her to anybody.
Darla and Marc 9/17/16 – Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center (Andy McClure)
Andy was very good and easy to work with. He even took time to meet personally with us as we wanted to pick all of our own music, many songs of which weren’t in the database. He also had a great suggestion for a charity jar for us. Nice guy and a really good fit for us.
Julia and David 9/17/16 – Woodhill Country Club (Justin Roff)
Justin – we know we only had a quick goodbye last night to catch the sparklers and shuttle, but you did an absolutely AMAZING job – what a party!! I had so many people comment on how awesome the music was, and the fact that the dance floor was literally packed all night is a testament to exactly that. Thank you, thank you for contributing so much to what was the best day of both of our lives so far :)We will definitely be passing your name along to any of my other friends getting married in the area in the future – you rocked it.
Colleen and Ronald 9/17/16 – Minnesota Valley Country Club (Rick Ausland)
Our reception location (Minnesota Valley Country Club) recommended Instant Request to us for our DJ service and we are very grateful to have chosen them. We decided to get paired with a DJ based on our online profile instead of picking out a DJ and we have no regrets about that. Their online profile system is very thorough and helps paint a complete picture of what you would like on your big day. This system helped pair us with an amazing DJ, Rick. When we talked to Rick, he had many years of experience and we knew we got a great DJ and were going to have an amazing night. We wanted to keep the dance floor packed the whole night and he was able to do that. He played all the right songs to allow for the dance floor to be the place to be that night and also had the right transitions to all the important events of that night (first dances, garter/bouquet toss, dollar dance). Rick was also an amazing MC to help with the flow of speeches and cake cutting earlier in the night. I would highly recommend Instant Request to any couple looking for great DJ service for a great value. And if you want a great DJ, try to request Rick, he was the best. Thanks Instant Request and Rick.
Andrea and Ryan 9/17/16 – Town & Country Club (Ben Nordquist)
Ben was so easy to work with and got everything set up and running on his own. He checked in with us when needed. He did not make himself the center of attention, rather he made the dance floor the center of attention. He read the crowd and made adjustments accordingly
Stephanie and Andrew 9/10/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Andrew Najafalipour)
Andrew was fantastic. He did absolutely perfect. Thank you! His style matched exactly what we asked for.
Mia and David 9/10/16 – Minnesota Valley Country Club (Bengi Durgunoglu)
DJ Bengi D……We cannot say enough positive feedback about DJ Bengi D. From day 1 he was truly a joy to work with. We received many complements and outstanding feedback about him from friends and family at our reception. Bengi did a phenomenal job keeping the dance floor packed. Our guests had a blast and we give tons of credit to Bengi for doing a great job mashing songs together. He was outgoing and enthusiastic just like we asked! We would highly recommend Bengi to DJ any event – he was AWESOME!!
Emily and Ryan 9/10/16 – Landmark Center (Tyler Hylland)
Tyler met and exceeded our expectations. He was perfect for our style and really knew how to read the crowd to keep people dancing all night long. I would recommend him to anyone! He exceeded our expectations. I still have people commenting to me on how wonderful the lighting was and how great the dance was. The dance floor was packed all night long. Tyler did an absolutely wonderful job. He went above and beyond the call of what it meant to be a DJ for our wedding. We feel very fortunate he was selected for our event.
Brittany and Jamie 9/9/16 – Vadnais Heights Commons (Anthony DuBose)
Our DJ, Anthony, not only met our expectations but far exceeded it. We had, and are still getting, so many compliments on the DJ company and Anthony himself. I could not be more pleased with how our night turned out, he kept the crowd going until the very end and every one had such a good time. He was PERFECT!! Instant Request was an all around great choice, the staff is friendly and very helpful, the event planner was a godsend for me, the price was very reasonable when comparing to other services and our DJ was the person who made our night memorable for everyone in attendance. I would recommend Instant Request to anyone in need of a DJ, I believe we even handed out a couple cards the night of our wedding 🙂 that is, in fact, how we got connected with instant request. In comparison with other companies you can’t beat the price with Instant Request. I really can’t say enough about your company. I truly feel the DJ is what makes your wedding night and Anthony did just that for us!! Thank you so much!!!
Kristin and Matt 9/4/16 – Minikahda Club (Charlie DuBois)
Charlie Dubois kept the dance floor full until the lights came, which was my number one priority on the wedding day. He was professional and very fun to be around. We felt like Instant request was a great value for the high level of service we received. No complaints!
Jacqueline and Matthew 9/4/16 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (Justin Roff)
JUSTIN DID AN AMAZING JOB! He perfectly fit our style, we asked him to pick most of the music and the just used the software to let him know what kind of stuff the bride listens to. He did a great job with seamless transitions and good taste.
Emily and Tyler 9/3/16 – Kellerman’s Event Center (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony D. was phenomenal!! He was fantastic to work with and super accommodating the night of. He is a great character to have behind the table and met all of our expectations. Throughout the night and still to this day, we are receiving glowing feedback of Anthony’s talent and the fun everyone had! It is safe to say, he blew some minds that night with his transitions and flair. And of course kept the dance floor going all night long! His Thank you note card at the end of the night was a nice added bonus/surprise.
Leah and James 9/3/16 – Millennium Hotel (David James)
David was incredibly attentive and willing to work with us to accommodate our live musicians. He even helped my now husband set up a surprise performance for me at the head table, so he went above and beyond our expectations!
Carmen and Chad 8/28/16 – Silverwood Park Visitor Center (Jimmy Bogen)
Jimmy from Instant Request was an amazing DJ. We talked on the phone about a week before our wedding to go over the event timing. My dad wanted the father/daughter dance to start out slow and then pick up to a quick beat so we could surprise people and show off our dance moves. Jimmy found us the perfect song! People told me that the father/daughter dance was the highlight of the wedding! Jimmy was key to keeping our ceremony and reception moving on time. He provided music and cues for our ceremony. And then he helped us to keep our reception going by getting our guests to sit down for the meal, cueing the speeches, and starting the dance. He communicated with us often throughout our reception and helped us to wrap up our event with one last big dance. Jimmy was incredibly flexible and helped us to provide the exact feel we wanted at our reception! We highly recommend Instant Request!
Lauren and Ryan 8/27/16 – Private residence (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was very nice on the phone and I felt comfortable with him being the DJ immediately. Bengi Exceeded our expectations! He was exactly what we wanted. He caught on very quickly that our group wasn’t into slow songs and he kept the dancing going all night! I thought Bengi tried to really understand our style and he stuck to it. I had someone at the wedding request a song I had on my do not play list and he was very polite about telling that person I didn’t wish to have that played at the wedding. All of our guests thought he did an Amazing job! I thought everything went very well through out the whole process. I would absolutely request this company! We had a wedding guest tell us they were switching their current DJ that they had to Bengi because they thought he did such an awesome job
Kateri and Knute 8/28/16 – Fountain Roff in the Lumber Exchange Building (Justin Roff)
Justin was amazing! We were talking after the wedding and agreed that hiring him and our photographer was the best money spent for the entire wedding (well, maybe my dress and his suit would go on that list too…). Justin has a ton of experience, so we left a lot of the song choices up to him so that he could “read the crowd” throughout the night. Well, the dance floor was packed all night without even a single song that was a dud – what a tremendous success. Justin had a great blend of song genres and had a good sense for shifting the songs from older to newer as the night went on. He was also great because he came up to us to discuss the schedule while we had a few moments before dinner, and he had a great sense of when to approach us if he had a question about a request, identifying a speech-giver, etc. without being a bother. So many of our guests came up to us after the wedding to tell us how awesome the DJ was! We have nothing but awesome things to say about Justin! The lighting and sound were great! I can’t say we really noticed the sound and lighting too much, which is a good sign that there wasn’t anything distracting or out of place for either. We loved the fact that we had complete confidence in Justin to just play good music all night! There were so many stressful things about wedding planning, but things going wrong with the music and sound system were the farthest things from our minds. It was great to not have to worry about it. Again, this DJ service was some of the best money we spent at the wedding.
Jessica and Mikael 8/27/16 – Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard (Jessica Lyons)
We really loved Jessica Lyons, our DJ for our wedding. She did a great job coordinating with our venue and we really loved the music selection she used, she read the crowd well and she was easy to work with. I have already recommended her to other people because we enjoyed your services so much (and you were actually recommended to me by another bride that used you). I hope you all continue to do really well! Jessica was really great though, please let her know we really appreciated having her.
Berit and Rob 8/27/16 – 514 Studios
Jeff fit our style and helped us navigate the entire event. I appreciated his help as master of ceremonies! 🙂 It was clear from the beginning that IR was a vendor who was truly there to help make our day fun, but also as stressfree as possible. I was impressed with the calm, can-do attitude that everyone from IR who we interacted with showcased
Heather and Brian 8/20/16 – Maple Ridge Farm (Anthony DuBose)
I wanted to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to you for the DJ services you provided us on our wedding day. Your exceptional ability to remain flexible when the rain was causing grief, be professional and fun showing off your true passion for DJing, and to LIGHT UP A DANCE FLOOR cannot be emphasized more. You have a clear passion for the role and every one of our guests could see it. I heard from many guests that you were the best DJ they have ever had the pleasure of dancing with and many guests who said they have never seen a dance floor that full for that long before. Brian and I could not agree more with them and wanted to take a moment to show our appreciation for all that you did to make our wedding day so very special. We were so so happy!! Thanks again for all you guys’ help at Instant Request DJ. Our wedding venue owner at Maple Ridge Farm was actually present for most of the wedding reception and will be adding you guys to the top of her recommended vendors list. Thanks again.
Rachel and Phil 8/20/16 – Signatures in Winona (Andrew Najafalipour)
Andrew was fantastic. He checked in with Rachel when we got to the reception and checked in with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy with his songs. He was a great fit! Rachel selected way too much music (11ish hours) and Andrew chose the songs that fit us and put them in a fantastic order, which resulted in our wedding dance floor being constantly filled. I would highly recommend him to any other couple looking for a DJ.
Tricia and Zac 8/20/16 – Minneapolis Club (Jimmy Bogen)
Everything about your service was great! Jimmy was better than we could have imagined! He met with us in advance as part of our Black Tie booking and helped us go through everything and even things we never thought of. Multiple people at our wedding said his selection was great. We had quite a few people still dancing at the end of the night and I think that is attributed to Jimmy. We would highly recommend Instance Request and Jimmy. Thank you so much for everything!
Kelsey and Tyler 8/20/16 – Lafayette Club (Justin Roff)
I cannot say how much we LOVED Justin!! He over exceeded our expectations and literally helped make the entire night a huge party. Honestly, by far the best DJ that I have ever seen at a wedding before. He was just so nice and accommodating. He was very great at informing the guests of important items like speeches, first dance, and making everyone come out to the dance floor for the first group song! He did an amazing job with our wedding playlist and reading the crowd. I have already told multiple friends to request him for their weddings next year! The lighting was amazing! It just finished off my vision for Lafayette Club! It was absolutely perfect and everything we could’ve wanted. I loved the light pink color.What I liked best about Instant Request was that you just over exceeded my expectations on all levels. I originally went with this company because I’ve heard you were the best and I also had a referral, but you still never know how good a wedding DJ is. Our guests are still talking about how this was the most fun wedding they have ever been to. I will recommend Instant Request to all of my friends and already have!
Laura and Tim 8/20/16 – Calhoun Beach Club (Nate Anderson)
Nate is simply the best DJ there is. We met with Nate a couple of weeks before the wedding and talked to him about what we wanted and didn’t want. He was fun, professional, and really listened to what we had to say. On the day of the wedding, he arrived on time and prepared. And once the music started the dance floor was full the entire night! It was really important to me that all of our guests could get excited about the music and Nate made sure that happened. We had little kids, teenagers, and older people on the dance floor. So many guests commented on how it was so nice that we had a range of music! If you want a DJ that keeps guests on the dance floor, you must book Nate!
Brian and Ryley 8/19/16 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (Alex Knight)
Best. DJ. EVER. Alex came in with us really only talking online a bit and having a quick 5 minute phone call (this is because I did everything through the online planner). He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and made the night SO MUCH FUN! Both bride and grooms family were dancing together (which is EXACTLY what I wanted)! My entire family has been asking about him and what company he is from- since he was so awesome. I always give them the Instant Request information for their next get together! I truly cannot say better things! Thanks so much for showing everyone an absolutely wonderful time at our wedding! We got SO much bang for our buck! I was on a tight budget so for a while I was thinking of not having a DJ and I’m so glad that we ended up having you guys! made the night effortless for me and my husband and so much fun! We are very happy with the value
Jessica and Ben 8/13/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Charlie DuBois)
You rocked it dude! Thanks for making the party! We had the best day ever! More importantly- your note was the sweetest thing! So nice!!! Seriously – we were so touched by that!Thank you! We hope to have the good fortune of running into you again soon!
Erin and Thomas 8/13/16 – Mill City Museum (Bengi Durgunoglu)
I am so glad I booked Instant Request. The online custom playlist is great and super easy to use. Our DJ, Benji, was the BEST. High energy, professional, flexible and kept the dance party going strong. I had people come up to me the next day, and weeks after the wedding was over, and tell me that our DJ was great. Highly recommend!
Julie and Brandon 8/13/16 – Atrium at International Market Square (Anthony DuBose)
DJ Anthony was awesome. He did great, our photographers were even impressed with how many people were still on the dance floor when they left. He was perfect for our wedding. You guys have it down to a science and everything we did was very easy because of how you have it set up.DJ Anthony was pretty awesome too.
Karen and Ross 8/13/16 – St. Paul Athletic Club (Jimmy Bogen)
I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for recommending Jimmy to be our DJ. Ross and I really cannot put into words how happy we were with Jimmy and his ability to facilitate an awesome party! We had multiple guests approach us after the wedding saying how great he was!! Choosing Instant Request as our DJ vendor was one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process! The online event planner made what can be an overwhelming and daunting task into a simple, fun and easy way to select your music and organize your dance. We were so lucky to have worked with Jimmy as our DJ for our wedding night. We knew from the moment we met him, we were in good hands. Jimmy worked with us making last minute changes all the way up to the week of our wedding and he never missed a beat. He was extremely professional and FUN to work with and also so accommodating, with our custom dinner playlist and our ethnic Greek music and dancing! It is amazing how well he was able to read the crowd and keep the party going all night long! Our guests are still talking about how great the music and dance, as well as the light show was! Thank you, Jimmy for making our reception a memorable one for us and for our guests! We truly loved working with you and Instant Request! Jimmy – thank you thank you thank you!!! You kicked serious butt at our reception! We had a couple guests get video footage of the dance and I swear there had to have been 70+ people on the dance floor all night! Everyone keeps raving about how awesome you were! We are so grateful! I would recommend you and Instant Request to any engaged couple out there! Thank you for everything!
Amanda and Erik 8/13/16 – Loft at Studio J (Justin Roff)
Justin Roff was an amazing DJ. The best DJ we’ve seen for a wedding and we were very happy he was our DJ. We were lucky enough to be able to guarantee his reservation under the Black Tie DJ Reservation. He was accommodating with all of our requests and also gave us some idea’s that have helped for past weddings. He played the majority of our songs from the playlist but also took requests which was great! He also knew how to get people on the dance floor and to feel the crowd to see what genre of music to play. He was fantastic and will recommend him to our friends and family. Also very accommodating when it came to being our DJ at our ceremony and then having to travel to a different location for reception. The dance floor was packed until the very end which is always a good thing! The sound was fantastic. We had our ceremony on a private outdoor beach next to the river which made us worry about sound. I was so amazed at the sound quality, it was crisp and very loud. I could hear it up the hill from where I had to walk down the stairs through the isle. Amazing sound for an outdoor wedding! Also, we enjoyed the lighting. Justin knew how to correlate the music with the lighting to make it feel like a true dance party.
Natalie and Blake 8/13/16 – Hazeltine Golf Club (David James)
David was great!! We weren’t the easiest bunch to round up all night but from the beginning of the night he was always so kind and let us make changes to what we wanted. Even when we weren’t really sticking to the schedule he was great in helping guide us and figuring out what worked for us that night! A special thanks to him in helping my fiancé, Blake, plan a surprise in singing to me during the wedding dance! He helped Blake find the right song and surprise me – something I’ll never forget. Thanks again David for making our dance so great and memorable!
Stephanie and Adam 8/12/16 – Semple Mansion (Jimmy Bogen)
We LOVED our DJ – Jimmy B. He met and far exceeded our expectations. He was a perfect fit for our style! He got everyone moving, dancing, entertained, and involved. As the wedding approached, my biggest fear was that no one would dance, and that was definitely not the case! Jimmy played the perfect mix of old and new music, and again, it got everyone moving! I loved the dance – in fact, I am almost positive I danced to every single song! Jimmy was definitely in tune with us and the audience! The thing I like best about Instant Request is that our DJ made our day absolutely perfect! I loved that I was able to put in a request for a DJ that came recommended to us, and that we got to use him and LOVED him! I love how quickly people responded to my emails and questions. I also loved how we could request/block music in the online event planner. We also loved that we got a great deal for our DJ services! We got a special price/deal and it was such a great value! As our wedding day got closer, I was worried that we “didn’t spend enough” on a DJ and boy was I wrong! Jimmy far exceeded our expectations! I truly believe we got a wonderful deal for the price! Thank you so so much for making our wedding day perfect and enjoyable! Our guests were dancing the night away (as was my husband and I) and our guests reported having a fabulous time!! 🙂 We had the best night of our lives!
Kristin and Peter 8/6/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Brandon Holland)
Our wedding was about a month ago and I can’t tell you how happy we were with the service at Instant Request. The office staff was great to deal with – from my initial inquiry to switching to a black tie DJ everything was super efficient and my questions were addressed right away. Brandon Holland was our DJ – he met with us prior to the event and immediately put us at ease. He had a lot of great ideas and we were able to see how easy he would be to work with. He worked hand in hand with the coordinator at our site and came out to our trolley prior to our grand entrance – he outlined how everything would work (which was necessary with our totally Type A personalities) and got the whole wedding party into it from the get-go! From his introduction throughout the entire night he kept people laughing and more importantly kept them out on the dance floor. He put up with my last minute crazy song requests and from the 5-25-75 year old guests EVERYONE was out on the floor having fun. We absolutely recommend him and couldn’t have chosen a better DJ. THANK YOU for making our wedding the best party either of us have ever been to!
Kristen and Charlie 8/6/16 – Winehaven Winery (Justin Roff)
Justin exceeded our expectations! He was the perfect fit for us and our guest’s music style. Looking back, we really did have the best wedding dance in the history of wedding dances…many of our guests told us that!
Liz and Steve 8/6/16 – Golden Valley Golf and Country Club (Ben Nordquist)
Ben was fantastic and had amazing energy! So appreciated. He kept everyone on the dance floor. He did a great job. I highly recommend him
Annie and Michael 8/5/16 – MN History Center (Tyler Hylland)
Our DJ, Tyler, and his associate were absolutely great. They were courteous, professional, and went well above and beyond our expectations. Tyler was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. He was a great fit for our style. Many guests commented on how impressed they were with his abilities and demeanor.
Karley and Brock 7/30/16 – Interlachen Country Club (Nate Anderson)
Thank you so much for being a part of our speciall day! Karley and I really appreciated that! You were quite the hit (as advertised) with everyone there! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you again! Hope to see you again somewhere along our journey! All the Best to you
Ashley and Aaron 7/30/16 – Villa Bellezza (Andy McClure)
DJ Andy McClure and Instant Request exceeded all of my expectations for our wedding! DJ Andy was amazing at feeling out the crowd and playing songs to keep everyone on the dancefloor regardless of age! They were awesome at taking our preferences into account and even allowed us to upload a specific version of a song for our first dance. They were so amazing to work with and I still get comments from our guests about how amazing our reception was!!
Shannon and Mason 7/23/16 – Carlson Towers Rotunda & Amphitheater (Nate Anderson)
Our DJ Nate was amazing. Best DJ and the dancing went all night. We had a big group that was still dancing to the end and could have gone for hours longer. Nate was amazing! We also used Instant request for our lighting and floor monogram which was beautiful. The only thing that was frustrating at times was working with so many people in communication and planning. Once Nate took over everything was great.
Ally and Brad 7/23/16 – Oak Glen Golf Club (Jimmy Chien)
Instant Request was fantastic to work with!! DJ Jimmy did a great job — all of our friends were talking about how much they loved him! Their online planner made everything so simple . Highly recommend hiring them!
Liz and Andy 7/16/16 – Next Chapter Winery (Andy McClure)
We used Instant Request for our July 2016 wedding because our friends had used DJ Milk at their wedding the year before and their dance was super fun. We noted this when we filled out the Event Planner, but said that we’d be happy with whomever they felt would be the best fit. So, we were assigned DJ Andy McClure and he was absolutely perfect! DJ Andy reached out to us before the wedding and was very professional and responsive. We had some unique requests in that our ceremony and part of the reception was outside and required extra speakers, so he worked with my husband and the venue to make sure the audio would be what we wanted. Also, our song for the first dance wasn’t in the database and he made sure to get it; we did a special family dance with our parents and our toddler son and it went exactly as planned, and he just threw in some special touches throughout the night that showed he was experienced and cared about us having a good time. One of the best parts of the night was when he surprised everyone by throwing out glow-sticks with a Daft Punk song. We brought them and suggested some sort of surprise but weren’t sure how to execute on our idea and we didn’t know if it would be a total bomb or totally bomb – it was the latter! Our dance floor was rockin’ all night long and guests of all ages said it was the best DJ/best dance/best wedding! DJ Andy played a good mix of the songs we’d suggested and others that would fit the group’s mood. We had a great time and so did our son and our guests. 🙂 Thank you DJ Andy and Instant Request for making our night so fun and memorable!!
Sara and Jacob 7/16/16 – Oak Glen Golf Club (David James)
Communication was always quick and easy! They event planner is so helpful and fun to set up. My DJ was David Allison and he was awesome! He did everything we asked, was a lot of fun, and kept us in the loop all night long! These guys are great! I went with them because they were recommended from my cousins wedding and his wife’s sisters wedding. They do fantastic work!
Catie and Adam 7/9/16 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Brandon Holland)
DJ Brandon H was THE best!! He far exceeded our expectations and was the perfect DJ for our wedding! He had an excellent balance of professionalism and fun as well as a great balance of guest engagement! He did an awesome job of keeping our guests on the dance floor all night! In addition, our experience with Instant Request was wonderful. The team/staff were very responsive and helpful. We would highly recommend Instant Request!
Maria and Erik 7/9/16 – Minneapolis Club (Alex Knight)
We can not stop saying the most amazing things about Alex Knight from Instant Request DJ Entertainment. Not only was he super easy to communicate with, he did an absolute flawless job at keeping all ages of guests up and dancing until the final song. He respected the style of music we liked, played all the songs we requested that weren’t even on the Instant Request list, and then he supplemented those with his own picks that were insane crowd pleasers without being cheesy. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing all in separate rooms at The Minneapolis Club, and he navigated the music around perfectly (which is not an easy thing to do). During our ceremony, he knew exactly when to start phasing in a song so there were no awkward silences, and he modified the father/daughter and mother/son songs so they weren’t incredibly long. Our guests are still talking about how awesome Alex Knight was and we will continue to recommend him to everyone we know.
Niki and Brian 7/9/16 – Stonebrooke Golf Club (Charlie DuBois)
We cannot say enough good things about DJ Charlie! He was amazing to work with and absolutely kept the music and party going all night long! My husband and I filled out our custom music profile but didn’t get too specific when it came to the playlist, we had a pre-wedding consult with Charlie and within the 10 minute conversation we felt he completely understood the vibe we wanted on our wedding day. Our guests loved the music and continue to compliment us on our DJ!
Cassie and Nathan 7/9/16 – Solar Arts Building (Justin Roff)
I wanted to send an email complimenting our DJ, Justin Roff. He did an AMAZING job at our wedding (July 9th at Solar Arts Building). Nate and I were so impressed with Justin’s professionalism, energy, and communication! I lost of track of how many of our guests told me and Nate “You have the best DJ!” Or “Your DJ is killing it!” Justin, words can’t describe how much fun you made our dance floor! We loved your easy going personality and we always knew we were in good hands. You blew us out of the water with your talent and enthusiasm! I realize we were one of many weddings Justin does in a year, but he made ours extra special and we won’t ever forget that. Thank you so much!!!
Tara and Tom 7/9/16 – Residence (Rhaelee Gronholz)
I just wanted to let you know that we had Rhaelee at our wedding wedding last weekend and I thought she did a wonderful job. She was very professional and kept the dance floor full. We really enjoyed ourselves! I was very pleased with Instant Request DJ! I loved having the online planner and our DJ did a wonderful job sticking to our wishes. Rhaelee was our DJ and we were so happy with her- her energy & flexibility. She kept the dance floor moving, made great selections and did a great job reading the crowd!
Claire and Dan 7/2/16 – American Swedish Institute (Alex Knight)
Alex Knight killed it! We had multiple people ask who he was and state he did a great job. He stuck to our playlist and threw in ones he knew would keep the crowd dancing. I Would never hesitate to tell anyone to book Alex.
Esme and Dave 7/2/16 – Earle Brown Heritage Center (Justin Roff)
AMAZING! Such a great company to work with and help make sure your big day has great entertainment.
We had a Black Tie DJ, Justin R, who was beyond amazing. He could read our guests and knew exactly what song to play next to keep our dance floor hopping all night. Our guests ranged from 2-91 years old and there wasn’t a moment where the dance floor was empty. If it is in your budget, please consider a Black Tie DJ. As far as the uplighting, they were the perfect touch to our reception room. We didn’t want to do a lot of decorating, as the room was pretty enough without anything extra, but the uplighting highlighted the white, wooden walls and ceiling perfectly. I am definitely going to recommend Instant Request to anyone that asks me!!
Kate and Matt 7/1/16 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Kailen Nelson)
Our DJ exceeded my expectations. Kailen was fantastic, both beforehand during our phone consultation, and especially during the wedding reception. The day of, when everyone was running around changing things last minute, he remained incredibly flexible and patient. He was quick to provide suggestions to keep the pace of the evening appropriate, while also reminding us that it was our party and we could essentially do whatever we wanted. I would highly recommend Kailen to anyone looking for a low-key wedding or a dance marathon reception.
Kelly and Bennen 6/25/16 – Residence (Tom Coughlin)
Our DJ (Tom Coughlin) did a fantastic job and suited our needs. He was flexible, professional, and worked extremely hard through all of the heat and event set up. We cannot say enough about how great of a job he did! The sound system worked well for both our ceremony and reception, which exceeded our expectations since it was an outdoor wedding and we didn’t totally know what our day would entail. The lighting also helped create a fun dancing atmosphere. I like how Instant Request has a very reasonable rate and takes into account the customer’s wishes to match up a DJ that fits their needs. Not having to find our own DJ through other sites made it a lot easier on us for planning our wedding. We couldn’t even find any other service remotely in the same price range for how long our DJ provided his services and the quality was outstanding! Thank you so much for providing such a classy DJ for us and helping us with planning. This process went a lot smoother than we were expecting and can’t say enough about your service and Tom Coughlin as a DJ!
Yuqing and Eric 6/25/16 – Marriott Minneapolis Southwest (Robert Hayles)
Robert was outstanding. He is a true professional. He had every piece of music perfectly planned. His dance list was the best. Everyone danced from the first dance until the last dance. I would recommend Instant Request and Robert to anyone. He had the crowd having a blast. He had the microphones ready for the ceremony, the speeches and took requests for additional songs. Thanks again for making this a memorable evening
Heidi and Jake 6/25/16 – Lake Waconia Event Center (Joshua Burkett)
Josh was awesome! I was in some what of a fog on the wedding day and didn’t actually pay much attention to what was happening because I was so busy talking to guests but people commented on the great variety of music and he seemed to read the crowd well. He also made some good suggestions when we talked prior to the wedding and my 5 year old niece was pretty excited that he played the chicken dance for her twice as she requested. I liked the thoroughness of the online planner. Our DJ and other staff were very helpful and made sure everything was taken care of, I never worried that something would be missed. Josh also made sure to give us the copy of our reception video DVD that our videographer made which I really appreciated since I didn’t have a chance to watch much of that at the reception, it was great to be able to watch it the next day!
Courtney and Travis 6/25/16 – Aria (Justin Roff)
We worked with Instant Request at our wedding and Justin Roff was absolutely amazing. He made our day flawless. From the ceremony to the reception he knew exactly how to keep our guests engaged! Everyone had such a great time, and we have to thank Justin for that!
Shannon and Brendan 6/18/16 – Fountain Roff in the Lumber Exchange Building (Charlie DuBois)
Charlie exceeded our expectations! He was exactly what I wanted in a DJ for our wedding. He kept the crowd on the dance floor, didn’t take over the reception, and was extremely personable without being over the top. He definitely was a great fit! He even wrote us a thank you note at the end when really, we should be thanking him!
Jessica and Darin 6/18/16 – Aria (Rick Ausland)
Thank you so much for helping us to make our wedding day so perfect and unforgettable. You were on point with cocktail hour to dinner to keeping people on the dance floor all night. You truly helped entertain our guests which was really important to us! Thanks again for everything. Your skill and professionalism were appreciated and noted.
Kelly and Nick 6/18/16 – Cannon River Winery (Zach Bayerl)
Zach B. was our DJ, and he was amazing! He absolutely nailed it. Perfect timing, perfect volume, perfect music. DJs really are important; we have been to weddings with terrible ones that were way too pay-attention-to-me and just could not get the good vibes rolling. Zach was the complete opposite. He read the crowd, accommodated requests, and our dance floor was jam-packed the entire night. We received countless compliments about how awesome he was. Thanks, Zach!!
Jennifer and Sean 6/11/16 – BayView Event Center (Josh Perkins)
The online event planner was extremely useful. We preferred to complete it on our own time, rather than taking time off of work to meet with a DJ. We would not change anything. Josh Perkins was an amazing DJ. He was professional, adaptable and definitely loves what he does. He followed our guide exactly and fit our style perfectly. Instant Request does a great job at putting engaged couples at ease. The planning process was fun with the guide and did not induce stress. We were very happy with the discount that was offered fall 2015. It was what made us decide Instant Request when comparing it to Bayview Event Center’s preferred DJ company. A competitive price was very important to us.
Lindsay and Lance 6/11/16 – Wayzata Country Club (Erik Lehmkuhl)
Our DJ Eric and his assistant were great!! And exceeded all expectations. They were prompt, easy to work with, talented and kept the flow of the night going! He had great music and kept our guests on the dance floor all night. Eric contacted me before our Wedding Day to discuss and make sure were on the same, which made the day more relaxed. We would recommend Instant Request for DJ services to anyone!! Thank you for being so easy to work with!
Jenna and Joe 6/11/16 – Jackpot Junction (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Benji did a wonderful job! We had so many different genres of music being requested that he was able to meet all the requests and keep everyone dancing. He was able to balance most of the vision we wanted for night and keeping everyone else involved and enjoying the night as well. There was a small mix up at the beginning of the dance but he certainly made up for it with the last song of evening! Instant Request was a great company to work with because they were thorough with the entire process. They were one of the most professional companies we worked with throughout the entire planning process.
Lauren and Aaron 6/11/16 – St. Croix Boat and Packet Company (Justin Roff)
Aaron and I just wanted to shoot you a quick email thanking you SO much for everything you did on our wedding day. There was definitely a calm before the storm and then chaos hit! Who knew a 4-level venue would be difficult to coordinate 😉 You did SUCH an AMAZING job at orchestrating everything…carrying equipment up and down…probably sweating you a** off the entire time…and it all seemed like a breeze to us! We were able to truly enjoy our night because of people like YOU coordinating everything so perfectly in such a tricky venue and on such a hot..hot…day. We cannot thank you enough.
Kathryn and Ben 6/4/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Ryan LaRue)
Ryan was always easy to get a hold of and very flexible with my crazy schedule. Friendly is an understatement, you almost look forward to chats with him because he’s so fun. If possible, he was better than expected (although I knew he’d be awesome). He was so great that guests went out of their way to compliment him to me. He read the crowd well and took requests well (as I asked him to do) Working with Ryan, the online planner, the ease of putting it all together (with the planner and Ryan). Honestly just loved that my guests had as great of a time on the dance floor that I did. I knew I wanted to use instant request. My sister used a less expensive DJ (she saved maybe $200) and it wasn’t worth it. Was great to have expectations met for such a big day.
Pamela and Jared 6/4/16 – Oak Marsh Golf Club (Eric Malmberg)
After lots of consideration, we chose Instant Request for our wedding on June 4, 2016. I love music, but this was the most important part to my husband. We upgraded to the Black Tie DJ and chose DJ Eric M, who also brought a trainee along with him…. I think people throught we were extra fancy because it looked like we had 2 DJs! We had our 1:1 with Eric and went through everything we expected for the ceremony and reception. He very professional and accommodated all of our requests! He made announcements as we needed and was a lot of fun with the music and guests. Everyone was out dancing and having a great time…we had people comment about how they’ve never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding! I definitely recommend Instant Request, ask for Eric M!
Amy and James 6/4/16 – Mill City Museum (Ben Nordquist)
The office staff at Instant Request were amazing. James and I planned our wedding at Mill City from NC. Everyone was very accommodating in making time to meet with us when we were in MN, answering phone calls, and responding to emails. Our DJ, Ben, was great. We had some timing issues because of rain. He not only ran around to change the sound systems around, but was always there to ask us our thoughts on the change in schedule and what we wanted for the night. The music he played fit with our planner and taste well. He was great! The sound and lighting were perfect. We planned our wedding from out of town. Some vendors were not only hard to get a hold of, but also very difficult to plan with from NC. So, my favorite thing about Instant Request was the ease of planning. It was nice to know I could call or email to get not only a quick, but friendly response. Everyone was so wonderful to work with and it was nice to have individuals who cared about making our day as we envisioned. We were more than pleased with the service we received from Instant Request. The price for the quality of service we received was well worth it.
Amber and Bartow 5/29/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Justin Roff)
Justin did an incredible job as my wedding day DJ. He made the evening fun and really got the crowd on the dance floor. He was involved just the right amount. Not too much but not too little. I couldn’t have asked for more. He took my consultation ideas and song requests from their online database and executed everything flawlessly. He was extremely professional and always responded quickly to all of my inquiries. Top notch! The best in the business. Thank you Justin! My wedding wouldn’t have been as amazing without you and your work. 🙂 <3
Jacklyn and Joey 5/29/16 – Harriet Island Pavilion (Jamaal Jackson)
Jamaal was our DJ from Instant Request and he was terrific. Played all the hits, worked with our emcee (we had a friend do the honors) but also chatted up the crowd up when necessary (but never too much). Super easy to work with, played the songs we wanted him to play but also made his own playlist and he played all the hits!
Lindsay and Devin 5/21/16 – Grand Palms Event Center in Chaska (Tom Coughlin)
Our DJ, Tom C., was awesome! He was great at keeping people on the dance floor, handling tons of song requests, and just in general is a really friendly, easy-going guy who seems to enjoy his job. My husband and I were very happy with him, and we also got positive comments about him from our guests. Thanks Tom and Instant Request
Katelyn and Mathew 5/21/16 – Hamburg Community Center (Brandon Holland)
We requested Brandon as he has already dj’ for multiple family weddings. He did a great job keeping everyone on the dance floor and played a great assortment of music for each of our family members tastes.
Brittney and Phil 5/14/16 – Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard (Bengi Durgunoglu)
We used Instant Request for our wedding on 5/14/2016. We had such a great experience from start to finish! From our initial meeting at their office, to their online planning tool, to the initial phone consultation we had with our DJ (where we walked through the entire evening to make sure everyone was on the same page), everything ran so smoothly! Bengi D. was our DJ, and he did a fantastic job communicating with our Officiant to make sure our ceremony ran flawlessly (which it did!). He made sure our guests heard what they wanted to so the dance floor was full the whole night! We received many compliments from our guests that the music was great and the DJ was super friendly! We would highly recommend using Instant Request, as well as Bengi!
Stephanie and Mark 5/14/16 – Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West (Jimmy Bogen)
JImmy Bogen is the best! He DJ’d a friends wedding last year and when I was planning my wedding I knew immediately that we wanted him at ours. Jimmy is incredibly professional and expert in his job. He reads the crowd and keeps the party going. I actually wished (but not really) that he’d play a bad song so I could get a break from the dancing action! I would absolutely recommend Instant Request and Jimmy B. to anyone looking for an action packed dance floor at their wedding or event =)
Janey and Josh 5/14/16 – Dellwood Country Club (Justin Roff)
Josh and I just wanted you to know how happy we were with Justin for our wedding on 5/14/16. Justin was without a doubt the best DJ we have ever encountered. His pre-event planning and overall attention to detail and concern for our wishes truly made for an unforgettable evening. We requested Justin early in the planning process after seeing him at a friends wedding, and as was the case then, he had our guests – young, old and everywhere in-between – on the dance floor the entire evening! Additionally, he was very well prepared, timing was great, and he was excellent for the introductions and announcements. Last but not least he’s very personable and truly cares, which showed in his preparation and performance the night of. He truly had us partying like it was 1999! We will definitely be recommending him and Instant Request to everybody! Thanks so much for everything!
Alison and Wesley 5/14/16 – Lafayette Club (Nate Anderson)
Nate was very efficient, very professional and so very friendly and easy to work with. Nate was WONDERFUL. He was fabulous! We didn’t have the typical American reception as there were a lot of toasts and even an impromptu person singing a song. Nate accommodated everyone and kept the reception flowing and happy. He was an excellent … “choreographer” of the evening! He definitely “fit our style”. We have another daughter who, although she isn’t dating anyone at the moment, will eventually get married. Nate, please be around for her wedding!! We liked that you wanted to meet with us – twice. We liked that everyone was so friendly, yet, professional. We liked the whole event planner software. (Alison and Wesley could have their songs, yet, Mom and Dad could also put in our requests.) We felt as if you wanted to do the best job you could for us… as if you were friends. And of course, we LOVE Nate!! Nate, came along side my husband and seemed to understand his stage fright and walked him through what the mic would be like etc. Nate also was very good at reading the crowd. He played just the right music for everyone dancing. Worth every penny! We have actually received notes, cards and texts from friends thanking us for inviting them to the wedding. They say ‘it was like a fairy tale”. “Perfect”. “The most beautiful and special wedding we been too”. “When my daughter gets married this is the wedding I would want for her”.
Gabrielle and Brian 5/14/16 – Chaska Event Center (Rick Ausland)
RICK WAS AWESOME! Seriously! He was so great! I’m so glad we paid extra to be able to request him specifically (black tie package). He checked in on us numerous times, kept the dancing going ALL night, switched things up when plans changed… and my favorite part of all is what he did with our opening song. We knew what song we wanted, Prince ‘Let’s go crazy,’ but he had a great idea about timing it out and it was perfect and set the tone for the night! So happy we chose Instant Request for our Dj. We chose Instant Request because Rick Ausland was a DJ at a friend’s wedding. Rick is the best! We were beyond thrilled with him as a DJ at our wedding. He was so much fun and the dance party lasted all night! It was my worst fear to have a wedding where no one danced, or the dance ended early. Thanks to Rick I had nothing to worry about. I think I had sore legs for days because of all the dancing! A few days ago I was chatting about the wedding with friends and one raved about the Dj. Another friend said ‘I didn’t even notice the DJ’ my friend replied, ‘That’s a sign of a good DJ.’ True! We had nothing to worry about with Rick. We enjoyed ourselves and danced for hours. Thanks again, Rick! Yay!
Monica and Andrew 5/13/16 – Vadnais Heights Commons (Brandon Holland)
My wife and I were super happy with Brandon H! He was fun, did a really good job of getting everyone involved and on the dance floor. He had great energy and fun ideas for guest entertainment. He was there and set up at the venue with plenty of time. We VERY HIGHLY recommend him!
Amanda and Kurt 5/7/16 – Aria (Anthony DuBose)
We absolutely LOVED Anthony. Even though we only met him once prior to the wedding (through the Black Tie meeting), we felt as though he was a friend the day of our wedding. The best part is he listens to every single little detail! Truly! For example, we were struggling with a song that we wanted to walk into for our grand entrance. We were thinking maybe something in the EDM realm, but not as “party”. I had happened to mention to Anthony in passing that Kurt loves Frank Sinatra; not only did Anthony end up finding a Frank Sinatra remix for the entrance song that was PERFECT, but he played a Frank Sinatra song for our last dance of the night. It was really special to us as Kurt is not much of a dancer, but loves dancing to Frank. We had no idea he was going to do this, but we were really happy that he listened to those small details; it surprised us! And certainly meant a lot to us. We also loved the online event planner. I am a spreadsheet person, so to input every single detail in this planner was amazing. Additionally, there were no mishaps the day of or questions of when to do what event or play what song when! The event planner is a must. We were very very pleased with the music and atmosphere of the night and we would 100% recommend Anthony and IR for any event. IR is like no other wedding DJ!! It’s funny; most people view a live band as the crème de la crème for music at a wedding reception, but there is no comparison when IR is your vendor. I would chose Anthony and IR to play for my event every single time over a live band. We booked incredibly early to lock Anthony down for our wedding date, and we got a steal of a deal. With that said, even the regular price would have been a great value. We know other couples that have paid significantly more than IR’s prices, and it has been inferior quality. Great value!!
Anne & Tom 5/7/16 – Minneapolis Golf Club (Justin Roff)
I wanted to follow up with you to let you know what a fantastic job DJ Justin Roff did at my wedding on May 7, 2016. Nearly everyone we talked to said it was the best dance floor they had seen at a wedding! We were so pleased with Justin’s song choices, communication, and professionalism. Justin met with us in person at a coffee shop for almost an hour to talk about song choices and how the night would go. This put us at ease. During the course of the night he checked in with us on the timeline at just the right moments. He was really on top of things and tuned in to the vibe of the crowd. He played a polka for my husbands Scandinavian family. My husband and I had also been torn between two songs for our first dance. As a surprise, he played our second choice song near the end of the night for a slow dance in honor of the bride and groom. It was awesome and a really special touch! We are so happy with the service we received from Justin Roff and I wanted to make sure you knew. Thanks Justin! We thought you did a fantastic job – one of the best dance floors we have experienced at a wedding. Thanks so much for making our day run so smoothly and be so much fun!!
Laura and Derek 5/7/16 – Minneapolis Event Center (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi is an awesome DJ. From the first conversation I had with him I know we were going to have a great dance. He listened to all my thoughts and concerns. He was prepared for our con-call. The dance was great! He stuck to our playlist, but really watched the crowd and made the right adjustments. We have gotten so many comments on how great our dance was, Bengi deserves a lot of the credit!The entire experience was great. Bengi was awesome! Loved the website interface and the level of detail that you allow. It really helped us plan and make the day great.
Sarah and Taylor 4/30/16 – Lowertown Event Center (Eric Darling)
Everyone we worked with was very friendly. Everything was so easy – from booking to payments. Eric was AWESOME! We had so many compliments at the end of the night. We could not have asked for a better DJ. He was on top of everything and played great music. He had everyone dancing from the start of the night to the end. He put up with a lot of our crazy guests and their random requests. I would recommend him to EVERYONE! The pricing was the best value that we could find in the cities. Everything was so great. We loved working with Instant Request and Eric
Lara and Ben 4/30/16 – Fountain Room in the Lumber Exchange (Anthony DuBose)
Everyone was great to work with The planning software was great. It helped get us organized for working with other vendors, photographer, etc) and we found most of the songs and the ones we couldn’t were added for the event. Anthony Dubose played the perfect blend of all the types of music we were looking for, kept people on the dance floor all night long. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough. The sound was great. Should have used the DJ stuff vs the venue sound system for the ceremony, would have worked out better. I love the organization of Instant Request. From the software to how prepared the DJ was on the day, with a schedule printed off and reminders of when we were aiming to do the various kinds of dances, etc. I would highly recommend Instant Request to other. Many guests mentioned how great the DJ was
Kayla and Anthony 4/23/16 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Brandon Holland)
Brandon was Incredible. He was the perfect match for us as a couple and for our guests. We had a musician emergency and he was willing to help us out if needed, and he kept the party rocking and rolling. By the end of the night people asked us if Brandon was Anthony’s brother because they looked similar and they had similar personalities. We sincerely have contemplated throwing a benefit just so we can have another dance party and invite Brandon to DJ for it. He simply made our reception magical.
Tonia and Paul 4/23/16 – Minneapolis Club (Andy McClure)
Andy was exactly right for us. When I met him in person, he immediately gave me the confidence that everything was going to be done the way we wanted. Our event was somewhat complicated (ceremony, cocktails and dinner all in different rooms, plus some additional entertainers that has specific requirements for sound equipment) and after meeting with Andy I had no doubts that everything would go well. His style was also just right for our guests.
Sara and Devin 4/23/16 – Marriott MInneapolis Southwest (Charlie DuBois)
Thank you for making our night so much fun. The lighting looked amazing and really brought the decor to the next level. The music was perfect and the dancefloor was almost always full. Thank you again for everything, especially for your honesty when my husband tried to tip you twice! You are the best!
Katy and Jake 4/23/16 – Day Block Event Center (Joshua Burkett)
Josh and the person he was training were both awesome! They accommodated any need we had but most importantly they kept people on the dance floor all night long. He exceeded our expectations. He was laid back but on the ball. Our initial meeting with Josh really put us to ease. He took time out of his busy schedule to learn about our story and we felt very comfortable with him from the start. He was the face of your company and he probably earned you some referrals during our wedding. He was easy going, funny and again just kept the party going with people dancing at all times.
Jessie and Ben 4/16/16 – Medina Entertainment Center (Jimmy Bogen)
Thank you so much for being our DJ at our wedding! Everything was so perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ! You were great! Thank you!
Nicole and Jeff 4/16/16 – Commons Hotel (Bret Christiansen)
We had a terrific experience with Brett C. at Instant Request! We just had our wedding at the Commons Hotel this past weekend and all of our guests loved the music that was played. We wanted someone who could read the crowd and appeal to all ages and he did an absolutely wonderful job!!!
Rachael and Christopher 4/9/16 – Summit Manor (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was fantastic! We had nothing but compliments all night about how much fun everyone had because the music was just so fun! Bengi did an amazing job both fielding requests and creatively putting together songs that would flow very well. It was one of the best parts of our reception! I can’t think of a single criticism. If we could do it over again, we wouldn’t change one thing about the DJ! Thank you everyone at Instant Request for doing a phenomenal job. It really made out night super fun for everyone!
Anna and Ryan 4/1/16 – Aria (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was awesome. The night could not have gone better for us; he read the crowd and played engaging music all night. We enjoyed the staff’s personality the most. Particularly Anthony, he was fantastic and all smiles, all the time.
Laura and Jerik 3/26/16 – Bachelor Farmer (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony exceeded our expectations and made the event so great! Perfect fit for our style and met all our requests. It was a great night. When putting together a wedding, things get stressful as there is a running checklist of thousands of things that need to be done and accounted for, Instant Request provided us a service and essentially did everything for us. It wasn’t a hassle by any stretch of the imagination – it was a nice to not have anything to worry about.
Alanna and Adam 3/19/16 – Radisson Hotel Roseville (Randy Grubba)
Randy Grubba, our DJ, exceeded all my expectations as our DJ. He was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. He was friendly, outgoing, and always kept us on time with the reception events! You could not have picked a better DJ for us! What I liked best about Instant Request was that the event planner was all online and that we never had to meet in person multiple times with the DJ to go over the wedding. Having so many other appointments with other wedding vendors this made the DJ aspect of the wedding a breeze. Not only that but the staff and DJ were both super nice over the phone and email, making me much more relaxed and excited about the event! I would recommend Instant Request to all my friends getting married who want a great DJ at their event!
Jennifer and David 3/12/16 – Fountains of Ramsey (Andy McClure)
Instant request did a fabulous job at our wedding. We worked with Andy! We used instant request for both the ceremony and the reception. Andy communicated with me before wedding and helped me to pick music for my ceremony. He showed up early and was ready when the ceremony started. We had some younger kids at our wedding and Andy did a wonderful job with them. We didn’t have many people dancing but Andy kept the party alive all night long. Andy was super flexible and allowed me to make changes until the last minute. I would highly recommend instant request for your next party or wedding. I was 100% satisfied with their service!!
Pahoua Sweet 16 Party 3/12/16 – Marquette Place Apartments (Bret Christiansen)
Last night couldn’t have gone better and most of the fun that was had was due to Bret. He created the club atmosphere our niece wanted for her Sweet 16 and could not have been nicer or more attentive to our requests. It was an excellent decision on your part to assign him to our party. I would recommend him and your company without hesitation.
Lacey and Jesse 2/27/16 – Solar Arts Building (Anthony DuBose)
Now that we’re back in the country and sorting out our lives as a married couple, we wanted to send you a huge THANK YOU for doing a fantastic job at our wedding on Feb 27! You read the crowd perfectly and had people dancing all night long, which was exactly what we requested. People were absolutely raving about you, and we feel incredibly lucky to have had your services on hand.Thanks again, and we’ll be suggesting you to any of our friends getting married and looking for an amazing DJ!
Aubrie and Steve 2/20/16 – Calhoun Beach Club (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was fabulous!! We gave him a lot of control with the music he played and he kept the guests on the dance floor! We have heard great feedback about him since the wedding from our guests. He also did a wonderful job helping Steve out with his surprise song he sang to me at the reception. I loved that I knew Steve, my parents and I would not have to worry about anything. Anthony was calm, experienced and trusted. He took the appropriate time during his in-person meeting with Steve and me to ask any information he may need for the day of. We knew we were in good hands and that was a very comforting feeling! Your DJ can make or break your wedding. I have had two friends already booked with you after we booked at the end of Summer! Coming from the wedding industry, we knew you were the best and will continue to spread the word about our experience with you. We appreciated all of Anthony’s hard work and time! We had an incredible day and were so happy to have Instant Request as part of it!
Breanna and Andy 2/6/16 – Marriott Minneapolis Airport (Justin Roff)
Justin Roff was perfect. He was professional, high energy, polite, and talented. He played a great mix of songs we had in the playlist and mixed some of his own in there. He knew when to play what, and to string similar songs together. Very good DJ voice, and good at commanding a crowd. I simply couldn’t have asked for a better DJ.
Christina and William 1/30/16 – McNamara Alumni Center (Charlie DuBois)
Charles suited our style very well, he exceeded expectations! He was approachable and fun. Sound and lighting were wonderful, and added a very special element to the space. McNamara is a tougher building, acoustically, but you couldn’t even tell. We liked how easy everything was, and the insane price break we got from the McNamara Wedding Showcase! It felt like we were getting a really quality service for a total bargain price. We had so many comments afterwards that the DJ was putting them back on a “workout plan,” because they couldn’t stop dancing with all the good music. It was exactly what we wanted. Probably the biggest value of all our vendors, given the discount we received. I’d still suggest paying full price to others, but can’t complain about the discount!
Nadia and Joseph 1/23/16 – James J Hill Reference Library (Eric Darling)
Eric EXCEEDED all expectations. He was wonderful and a perfect fit for our style and made it a beautiful night with great music
Heather and Craig 1/23/16 – McNamara Alumni Center (Rick Ausland)
We chose to get a Black Tie DJ and we were extremely impressed with Rick Ausland. He went above and beyond anything we could have asked for. When we had our Face-to-Face meeting we knew that we were going to be in good hands and that he was a perfect match. We had a great time just at the meeting and talking over the styles of music we enjoyed. Turned out he enjoyed a lot of the same categories of music we did. As former pep band members music has been our whole life. Rick was great on the day of as well. He played all of our music we had planned out even things we had forgotten about. He helped our night move very smoothly. He was professional and helped us have a fun time. All of our guests said he was amazing as well. He made sure to fit in some the songs they were requesting as well and everyone love how fun and outgoing he was. I would recommend him to anyone of my friends and family who are looking for a great DJ. The music sounded great it really filled the hall out nicely. Not too loud and right on balance. I have been to many weddings and that seems to be something that a lot of the DJ services don’t take into consideration, the size and quality of the sound of the room. Sometimes it was too loud for the space or the music system was set up and it bounced off walls funny and didn’t sound good. For our wedding everything sounded amazing. The lighting was even more spectacular than I was hoping it would be. It really showed off our beautiful venue in all of its glory. The colors really fit in with our theme. I received so many compliments on how great they made everything look.The best part about Instant Request was how professional everyone was. Over all of the communications I had the top priority of everyone at Instant Request was that my day was just how I wanted it. This is an amazing quality in any service. Customer service was not just their goal it was their priority. I am truly grateful for that. I thought the pricing was a Great Value! We got way more than expected for what we paid, in service, quality, and a great product. They truly care about every aspect of their company and nothing is left to question. We looked at many companies, some may have been cheaper but nothing could compare to anything we received through Instant Request.
Kendall and Anthony 1/2/16 – Minnesota Boat Club (Jimmy Bogen)
My husband and I recently got married and we worked with Jimmy from Instant Request as our DJ. The whole thing was so simple, which was wonderful amidst all the craziness of wedding planning! They have a great online planner that helps them match you with a DJ. Then nearer to the date we had a phone meeting with Jimmy, our DJ. We talked through the different parts of the reception, the introduction, toasts, first dance, etc. He worked with our venue to coordinate set-up and tear down details and at the wedding itself, he did a fantastic job. The planner allows you to specify how outgoing or chatty you want the DJ to be–we wanted a pretty conservative DJ and LOTS of dancing. Jimmy delivered exactly what we were hoping for. He did a great job of gaging the dance floor, picking songs from the long list I had put together, taking requests, etc. The fewer things you have to think about on your wedding day the better, and working with Jimmy and instant request, I didn’t have to think or worry about the music or mic at all!
Becky and Steve 1/2/16 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (Justin Roff)
Justin was a GREAT fit!! He did exactly what I asked him to. He had great energy, and kept everybody wanting to dance until the end of the night. He did a great job reading the crowd, and playing music that would keep everyone dancing. What I liked best about Instant Request, is the quality of the DJ. He was professional, fun, flexible, and listened to what we wanted. He felt like a friend. I know all of your DJs are probably great, but when I recommend Instant Request, I recommend that they ask for Justin.
Alicia and Chris 12/19/15 – Profile Event Center (Anthony DuBose)
Thank you so much for everything the night of our reception. Anthony picked out some great music to keep the party alive. We couldn’t have asked for a better night of music. Everyone had an amazing night.
Stephanie & Casey 12/5/2015 – St. Paul Athletic Club (Jimmy Bogen)
We were very happy with Jimmy as our DJ! He set up a call before the wedding to make sure he knew how we wanted everything to go. He had suggestions where we needed them, but was also completely open to our ideas.
We liked how easy going and fun he was. At our wedding he was there plenty early to set up and worked with the personal attendants on where everything was happening. We only saw him in passing before the wedding, and he had everything under control. It was so nice we didn’t need to worry about anything.
And the most important part to us–the dance–was so much fun with Jimmy! He really knew what to do to get the crowd dancing. We had a FULL dance floor from the time the dance started until we shut it down at midnight. He didn’t just get our young friends on the dance floor, but also had our parents friends and older relatives out there with us.
Afterwards, we received so many compliments about Jimmy! Everyone loved his energy, the music, the song transitions. We were very glad he was our DJ and would recommend him to anyone!
Laura & Josh 12/5/2015 – St. Paul College Club (Scott Wilkie)
We had a winter wedding so got a significant discount on the price of the DJ service. We were very impressed with the service from the beginning. The representatives were easy to work with and didn’t pressure us at all. We actually chose the company based on the website- it was so easy to use. I loved that we were able to fill out a questionnaire about all of the details of our wedding so that we could be matched up with the most fitting DJ. Our DJ, Scott, was amazing- the dance floor was packed the entire night, and we got so many compliments on how fun the dance was and what a great DJ we had. We were able to make our own playlist, which we appreciated, and Scott added more songs and requests that were appropriate for the mood of the crowd. He played all night- from the start of cocktail hour through dinner, and of course through the last song. He was respectful and professional and fun all at the same time. I would highly recommend Instant Request (and Scott!)!!
Kelly & Brian 11/28/2015 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Justin Roff)
So pleased with Instant Request and our DJ Justin! I would definitely recommend Instant Request for a wedding DJ. Their website is easy to use and provides endless samples of music to listen to. It can also be used to plan your music for your entire night. Our DJ, Justin, contacted us before the event and reviewed everything with us. After speaking with him we had complete faith in his ability to make the night awesome. He was a great MC for the night to get the speeches and dancing going and knew how to read the crowd perfectly to keep people out on the dance floor. My feet are still recovering from all the dancing I did in my rented tux shoes 🙂
Mary and Anthony 11/28/15 – 413 on Wacouta Event Center (Bengi Durgunoglu)
We had “Benji” as our DJ, and he was fun & professional. He definitely was able to judge the crowd accurately and keep the dance floor full all night. Great DJ! Very easy to work with. All of my inquires were addressed right away. Benji was very accommodating as well…it was nice to be able to talk with him before the wedding so that everything went smoothly.
Kelsey and Derek 11/14/15 – Events in Kasson (Natalie Jensen)
Natalie was perfect. Great personality, good taste in music, knew when to go with faster/slower songs. We liked how easy everything was, and most of all, how great our DJ was.
Elizabeth and Joe 11/14/15 – McNamara Alumni Center (Eric Darling)
We loved the event planner. It was simplistic and easy to navigate. It was great to get to put in our own music requests. Eric was absolutely fantastic. Before the wedding he was very insightful and friendly. During the wedding he was very approachable, he was easy going. Our guests had a blast at the dance due to him! We LOVED working with him. He kept the sound at a great noise level so that we could still have conversations with family and enjoy the dance. A friend recommended your services to us and I would recommend to anyone getting married.
Dylan and Connor 11/14/15 – Carlson Towers Rotunda & Amphitheater (Jimmy Bogen)
The office staff was friendly, accommodating, timely and extremely helpful with e-mails and phone calls.
The online event planner software was very useful. It was really helpful in organizing the music for all the different parts of our day and the sample playlists were great. Our DJ, Jimmy, was great. He fit our style perfectly and completely listened to our likes and dislikes on the day-of, even when many people were requesting songs on our “do not play” list, which was much appreciated. What we liked best about Instant Request was our DJ. He was a perfect match for us and we enjoyed working with him. We also enjoyed the level of experience and professionalism at Instant Request in general. It made us feel like we were in good hands and it was one less area of our wedding to worry about. There was nothing we were disappointed in whatsoever. We thought Instant Request’s pricing was GREAT. We were initially meeting with another vendor who tried to tell us we needed double the lights that Instant Request said we needed to achieve the same effect. We felt like they were just trying to up-sell us and get us to spend as much as possible. We never felt that way working with Instant Request.
Amy and Brett 11/14/15 – Mill City Museum (Kailen Nelson)
Kailen was awesome, did a amazing job, and I would recommend him to friends as well I was amazed at how great the DJ was, he kept people on the dance floor and the song changes were seamless. Couldn’t have asked for more
Misha and Peter 11/14/15 – Millennium Hotel (Ben Nordquist)
Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to make our wedding night entirely perfect! You Rock!
Carly and Doug 11/14/15 – Holiday Inn and Suites in Lakeville (Greg Briggs)
Greg Briggs was awesome- many, many compliments from guests with what a great job he did.
Kaylynn and Tom 11/10/15 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (Rick Ausland)
Rick A. was AMAZING – The guy kept people on the dance floor all night long, and knew what to play and when to play it. His commentary was fun and colorful and I would hands down recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ. Both the sound and uplighting were great. Uplighting helped set the mood and finished off the room nicely. Rick A. was great – the DJ makes all the difference in the world at a wedding, they keep the party going. He was easily the best part of Instant Request for our day. Great price for what we got. We were extremely happy with it all.
Samantha and Bryan 11/10/15 – Majestic Oaks Golf Club (Ben Nordquist)
Dealing with Instant Request was a very easy process from start to finish. The online event planner was very useful. Especially having the suggested playlists which made it much easier to decide on things. -Ben was awesome, very sweet guy who played music that fit our taste and style. He even took time to write us a card appreciating the wedding ceremony and whatnot. I would highly recommend him! I truly appreciated how IR accommodated our needs for the wedding day and working with our budget. Between that, the ease of the event planner, and our awesome DJ, I am pleased with the entire experience
Natalie & Casey 11/7/2015 – Lafayette Club (Ryan LaRue)
Ryan LaRue did an AMAZING job at our wedding. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and never have I seen so many people rush to the dance floor for the first song of the night. He was considerate of our music must-plays and really nailed the music from cocktail hour, dinner to the dance party. I had so many people from the wedding rave about the music and how much fun they had dancing, and of course Casey and I had a blast! From the lighting to the music, Ryan really made our night extra special and lots of fun. He is awesome! Thank you for asking about Ryan and for our friends that are engaged, they all know to use Instant Request. 🙂
Kari and Patrick 10/31/15 – CHS Field (Jimmy Bogen)
Jimmy was perfect. The sound and lighting setup exceeded expectations.Jimmy was the bomb and everyone I talked to was extremely well spoken, organized, and professional. I was confident that I was working with people who knew what they were doing
Abby & Paul 10/30/2015 – Green Acres Event Center (Anthony DuBose)
Anthony was amazing!! I received so many compliments on the great music that was played…I gave Anthony somewhat of a direction, but not much and he took it from there and hit it out of the park! He was very nice and outgoing. Yes I would recommend Instant Request DJ and to request Anthony! GIVE THAT MAN A RAISE! Really……he needs a big one!
Jessica & Derek 10/30/2015 – Edina Country Club (Zach Bayerl)
Zach was great! He was super friendly starting with our phone call and he did a great job keeping the dance floor full! Super easy to work with, affordable and great DJ!
Lisa & Tyler 10/24/2015 – Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown Minneapolis (Jimmy Bogen)
You guys were awesome and Jimmy did a tremendous job with the wedding. Everything from the online event planner, lighting and the DJ’s interaction with everyone were second to none. We will recommend you guys highly to anyone for any function. Thanks again for helping make our wedding a truly special event.
Chelsey and Kyle 10/24/15 – Day Block Event Center (Nate Anderson)
We wanted to select more than one “genre” for the cocktail hour, and we were able to discuss that with Nate in our meeting. Nate was awesome and definitely met our expectations and was a good fit for us. He was very professional, paid attention to detail, and was willing to be flexible.
Emily and Hieu 10/24/15 – Lafayette Club (Eric Darling)
We got paired up with Eric who was an awesome DJ that took care of us very well. I really appreciated that he was very accommodating of some scheduling change-ups we had for the entrance and greetings. He played a nice blend of music from his selection as well as songs we requested on the Online Planner (including all but a few of the “Must-plays”, which we were fine with). Also, we ordered DJ uplighting and ceiling texture lighting. They were a bit expensive, but in the end, the purchase was worth it for adding that “WOW” factor to the room and to get people in the right mood. The night was fun and festive thanks to Eric and Instant Request. These guys are definitely the go-to for a wedding DJ that will get your night done right!
Katelyn and Daniel 10/23/15 – Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel (Kailen Nelson)
Kailen did a great job of getting people to dance and played songs in a great order. People commented on how they thought it was great that he played more family-friendly songs right away and more current music later on. The lights were beautiful and the sound was excellent. Kailen was very easy to work with and provided great customer service all the way through the process.
Kaley and Brett 10/17/15 – MN History Center (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was our DJ and he absolutely met and exceeded our expectations!! He was so friendly, fun, and accommodating to our requests. He kept the dance floor packed all night long! His DJ services were one of the main things that made our wedding reception so memorable! The planning software was very user friendly! We loved that we could specify the type of DJ that we wanted and a general idea of the music we wanted played at our wedding. We also liked that the software made it easy to select the type of music we didn’t want played. The best part about instant request was that you really can customize the type of experience that you want and then have a DJ assigned based on that. Bengi was so friendly during his interview call and the wedding reception itself. He was able to give us really good recommendations ahead of time (e.g. whether or not to do a dollar dance, how long those typically last, etc, how to handle father/daughter and step-father/daughter first dances) and those were really important to us and we appreciated his professional opinion. The pricing was fair and the service we received was outstanding.
Ashley and Nick 10/17/15 – Edina Country Club (Justin Roff)
We had a great experience with instant request DJ! We upgraded to the black tie DJ and it was definitely worth it! Guests were on the dance floor all night and the dance floor was overflowing! It was perfect and reasonably priced!
Lauren and Matthew 10/17/15 – Clyde Ironworks in Duluth (Kailen Nelson)
Merry Christmas from the new Mr. and Mrs. Schulz! We cannot thank you enough for your incredible job DJing at our wedding. The dance floor was always full and everyon had an incredible time. Thank you for sharing in our joy as we celebrated the new chapter in our lives. Warm Wishes,
Marissa and Joseph 10/17/15 – Earle Brown Heritage Center (Robert Hayles)
Robert was a great entertainer and made sure to keep the music choices fit the mood we were going for. He understood what we were going for, listened to our specific requests and made sure our guests also got to request some songs! We didn’t add any extra sound or lighting, but what we had was perfect! Our guests were always on the dance floor and never said it was “too loud” like we’ve heard at other weddings. Great sound quality for the open space we had! Also, there weren’t too many strobe/flashing lights that can sometimes be a bit much! Everything about the planning was simple and efficient. Our guests had a great time and we loved the music…one of the most important parts of our wedding day! The price was very good for the quality of service we received! I was referred here by my sister and another close friend and will be passing the good reviews on! Compared to other DJs we looked into and other experiences our friends have had with their weddings, I think we got a great price for the value! Robert was great and look forward to passing along a referral to friends in the future!
Missy and Brian 10/16/15 – Dellwood Barn (Anthony DuBose)
The office staff was wonderful, always prompt with sending emails and adding things last minute when we needed it.. We found the event planner VERY helpful. Great tool to have for song suggestions and loved how it walked you through the process and kept you on track. . Anthony D was absolutely perfect for us. We were beyond happy with his professionalism, fun upbeat personality, punctuality, organization, and great music selection/skills! He was always quick to reply to any questions/concerns I had and took extra time on the phone with me to walk through our entire day to make sure everything was perfect. Not once did I ever see him not smiling! We had complete trust in him and he delivered! The sound and lighting were great. Even outdoors with the wind blowing it was easy to hear the music. . It’s difficult to pick my favorite thing about Instant Request. From the quick and courteous emails from the front office, the helpful online event planner to the best DJ and great quality sound, as a whole the Instant Request team was seamless and a pleasure to work with. The only thing I didn’t care for was that the day and night ended so quick! I will aboslutel recommend Instant Request to others. I already have 3 friends/family weddings in 2016 and will be giving them your information. THANK YOU again Shawn, Matt, Anthony D and everyone else at Instant Request for providing a great quality service for the biggest and best day of our lives!
Jenny and Reece 10/10/15 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Brandon Holland)
Brandon was AWESOME!! We literally had the dance floor full the entire night because our DJ made sure he played music that everyone liked and kept them dancing all night long. Our DJ, Brandon, was fantastic and had such a great vibe all night.
Brook and Brandon 10/4/15 – Nicollet Island Pavilion (Alex Knight)
Thank you to you & your team for making Brook & Brandon’s wedding such a success! I cannot say enough good things about Alex. He was professional, helped me with anything I asked & handled the rogue bridesmaid singing the first dance like a pro- haha! I hope to work together again in the future.
Emily and Mike 10/3/15 – BayView Event Center (Ryan Weber)
Everyone was very helpful and accommodating. The online tool made the whole process very simple and easy to work through. Our DJ fully met our expectations and fit well with the theme of our wedding. The dance floor was packed for the majority of the evening 🙂 I really appreciated the fact that we were able to really customize everything to fit our wedding theme, personalities, families, etc. It was great to have a say in this part of the process.
Kayla and Sam 10/3/16 – Cannon River Winnery (Bengi Durgunoglu)
Bengi was great! We received a lot of compliments on the music he played and he kept the dance floor busy. Everyone also loved the shoe game questions.
Tracy & Cory 10/3/15 – St. Patrick’s Church in Oak Grove (Andy McClure)
Andy met and exceeded my expectations. He did an amazing job. I would highly recommend you guys. Andy kept the party going. We got lots of compliments from our guests.
Amy and Peter 10/3/15 – Weisman Art Museum (Joshua Burkett)
The event planner was very useful. It made us think through a lot of timing issues and order of events throughout the night. It also made us feel more confident collaborating with the DJ and that everything would be covered. Our DJ Joshua was great. He was very responsive and helpful throughout the night and had a great read on the room. He played a nice variety of music and kept the energy up and really delivered on the day of. Couldn’t be happier. We booked quite early and you were offering a special discounted rate, but even without that I think it would be a great value.
April and Jack 10/2/15 – Grand Event Center in Northfiled (Charlie DuBois)
The online event planner was useful in that it helped us walk through every step of our reception, including many things and details we hadn’t thought about. It is a little tedious, but I think that’s necessary because spending more time on the front end in really completing the planner thoroughly, made for a seamless event on our wedding day. The time we spent putting in to our planner was well worth it, and having the flexibility to change a song or two if needed, even up to day-of our wedding, was amazing (thanks to Charlie, our DJ!). Charlie was professional, engaging, fun, and reliable. He did what we asked and when we needed it (especially the time-sensitive entrances and dances), and was spot-on. We really appreciated his attention to detail and timing. The dance floor had a great energy with the uplighting too, I think everyone enjoyed that touch. Charlie played great songs, he was a fun DJ, reliable, great price, easy to get a hold of someone if we had any questions or concerns. Both my husband and I were very pleased with our choice to go with Instant Request for our wedding. We got a great deal because our wedding was on a Friday night instead of a Saturday night, which really helped seal the deal for us. We had a great experience working with Instant Request, and were very pleased with the services and DJ (as were our guests!).
Chelsea & Nate 9/26/2015 – James J. Hill Reference Library (Nate Anderson)
We cannot say enough positive feedback out DJ Nate Anderson. Nate was truly a joy to work with and we received terrific feedback about Nate’s DJ work from friends and family at our reception. Nate was flexible where it mattered and recommended excellent songs and other aspects of our reception that we adopted and that turned out to be spot on. I would hire Nate to DJ an event in a heartbeat and would enthusiastically recommend Nate to anyone.
Tiffany and Louis 9/19/15 – Airlake Airport in Lakeville (Josh Perkins)
Thank you for such a great experience. Our DJ was amazing and friendly. He entertained our crowd and we all had a blast. Thank you for being a part of our big day!
Jenna and Aaron 9/12/15 – Wild Marsh Golf Club (Andrew Najafalipour)
Instant Request was awesome – our DJ, Andrew, was very attentive to what was going on throughout the night. He made sure all of our requested songs were played, but also read the crowd quite well.
Allison and Peter 9/12/15 – Rush Creek Golf Club (Joey Atkinson)
We never had any issue getting in touch with any of the office staff. They were very friendly when I came in to sign with Instant Request, and when I had questions afterwards they were always available and helpful. We enjoyed using the software and getting to create our own playlist. No suggestions – it is really user friendly, and fun to use. Our DJ (Joey A) was awesome! Friends and family said the music was great, and that the DJ was able to sense the crowd, and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. He also touched base with my husband and I multiple times during the night to make sure we were happy with the music. We have recommended him to anyone we know who is using Instant Request.We continue to recommend Instant Request, and specifically Joey A to all of our friends who are getting married. We have friends who have gotten married and have paid double what we did. We got a very good price from the wedding fair, and it was well worth it!
Sarah and Joe 9/5/15 – Science Museum of MN (Joey Atkinson)
We booked Instant Request when they were running a promotion, the price seemed pretty reasonable. Since our ceremony and reception were in the same location and no extra setup was required, they were willing to throw in microphones for the ceremony at no extra charge. They also would have played music for it but we were able to find some musicians last minute. The planning piece was pretty easy/low stress thanks to the online planner that we filled out ahead of time and call we had with the DJ to finalize details the week before. We had Joey A. as our DJ and thought he did a great job keeping people on the dance floor, helping keep the timeline on track, and making any announcements that we requested. Would recommend!
Jennifer and Brian 8/22/15 – Carlson Towers (Eric Malmberg)
We loved our DJ and are still getting compliments about him. He was a great fit for our style. Eric was very accommodating and great at his job
Elizabeth & Anthony 8/21/2015 – Nicollet Island Pavilion (Nate Anderson)
Our DJ Nate A was BEYOND amazing. He did music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The entire night our music was on point. During the reception, the dance floor was CONSTANTLY packed. My husband and I said that one of our main priorities for our wedding was to have a DJ that made our wedding fun and Nate went above and beyond that!! To this day our guests have been commenting how amazing our reception specifically was and what a fantastic DJ we had. We also used Instant Request for lighting and that was great as well!! Thank you so much Instant Request!!
Anna and Derek 8/7/15 – Minneapolis Golf Club (Zach Bayerl)
Zach was awesome. By far the best DJ we’ve had at a wedding. It made it a fun party atmosphere
Hands down our DJ was the best part of the night. You could tell it wasn’t work for him. He was having fun with us and we have received many compliments on him since the wedding.
Natalie and Matt 7/18/15 – Residence (Charlie Mitchell)
Overall we could not have been happier with Instant Request and mostly our DJ Charlie – he was amazing. Since the wedding I can’t even count the number of people who have commented how good of a job Charlie did. He was fun, professional, and really made the night. The event planner software was very useful – it was a bit daunting getting through all the tabs, but we were very happy with the end product The DJ did not meet our expectations – he far exceeded them. Charlie was fantastic! He could not have been a more perfect fit for our event. The sound and lighting were great – which was more impressive given the wedding was in the middle of a field.
Jessica and Colin 7/31/15 – Harriet Island Pavilion (Rick Ausland)
Thank you for being such a kickass dj. You totally killed it. The two of us and all 250 of our guest thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks to the great energy and jams you brought to our reception. If you ever need a referral from a happy customer, you know how to reach us. Thanks again! Wishing you all the best and happy holidays
Trisha & Ricky 6/29/2015 – St. James Hotel in Red Wing (DJ Jason Q)
The online software was extremely easy to use and fun to be able to pick out songs we felt were appropriate for our wedding. The DJ was great, he was able to read our crowd and played music that everyone enjoyed as well as picked the party up when things slowed down. The sound and lighting were perfect for our venue and everyone had a great time.
We enjoyed how easy it was to get things lined up and taken care of. Weddings are extremely time consuming and take a lot of planning and Instant Request was very simple and easy to use. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a DJ. The price was absolutely one of the best things about Instant Request. It was within our budget and met/exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
Alyssa & Ryan 6/20/2015 – Lusten Resort (DJ Kristofer S)
I wanted to let you know that we had an awesome time and that your DJ rocked it! The office staff was very helpful. No matter who answered the phone, I was always able to get my questions answered. Kristofer absolutely killed the reception! So much fun! That you made it easy. I did not have to constantly check status or direct the flow of the music at all. We also liked how the DJ was dressed appropriately for a wedding and was not “flashy” or intrusive.
Amanda & Michael 6/20/2015 – St. Paul College Club (DJ Sean H)
Epic Awesomeness: I flippin love our DJ!! He was great, listened to the things we wanted and the things we didn’t and totally made it feel like her own. The company as a whole was great too. They were very accommodating and were able to answer tons of our questions. They even were able to play a song that my fiancé recorded and incorporated it into our ceremony and dance. Reasonably priced; a definite must if you’re still looking!!
Miranda & Ken 6/20/2015 – FIVE Event Center (DJ Alex L)
Alex surpassed our expectations. He was awesome and many of our guests young and old, sang his praises. We really liked the ease of the online interface for booking, paying, coordinating, was great too!
Rachel & Dustin 6/20/2015 – Café Lurcat (DJ John A)
We had a wonderful evening and everything worked out as best we could have ever anticipated it to!
On behalf of Rachel and myself we would like to extend our gratitude to you and your company for being a part of our evening! John was everything we could have anticipated and he performed professionally and accommodated each of our requests as the evening wore on without question. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for professional DJ services for any kind of event or wedding.
Steph & Markus 6/19/2015 – Rush Creek Golf Club (DJ Justin R)
OUR DJ CRUSHED it, Justin was awesome. Above and beyond expectations. Perfect fit. Good value for a huge part of the wedding, never go cheap on the DJ.
Amy & Tim 6/14/2015 – Bauhaus Brew Labs (DJ Anthony D)
Everything went very well and is much appreciated. I have nothing but positive feedback for the office staff and especially Anthony. The online stuff was simple and worked out very well. The playlist was followed. I can answer all questions specifically if you would like but it was a five star experience not much else needs to be said. Thanks again for everyone who contributed to making our reception a memorable one!
Ashley & David 6/13/15 – MN History Center (DJ Bengi D)
We decided to use Instant Request for our DJ and for our Uplighting for our wedding! It was very important for us to have a fun feel as an end to our formal wedding and with our young crowd we wanted a company that could deliver that feel. First for the uplighting we had seen the work they had done in our ceremony space and loved how they were able to transform a formal museum into a party space with the use of lighting. The night of it was perfect and gave the room the feeling we were looking for. For the DJ we couldn’t have been happier with the process. After filling out our preference sheet we were matched with Benji, who from the first phone call was so much fun! We wanted a DJ who could read the room and know what the crowd needed in order to keep them on the dance floor and happy. Benji was able to take the lead with some of our recommendations and get our whole group on the dance floor and keep them there until the final song. It was so nice having someone who really looked at what people wanted and used that to help him select each and every song instead of just sticking to a basic playlist. It was nice to see a company that could select from so many of their staff to bring you exactly what you wanted from your DJ experience. Everyone on the staff, both that we saw that day and worked with to set up everything over email, was so responsive and professional we were impressed every step of the way.
Sarah & Paul 6/13/2015 – Fountain Room in the Lumber Exchange Building (DJ Eric H)
Eric Humphreys was AWESOME! We had the dance floor full from the first song right through the last. Eric got our style and we loved the music. Our DJ was great and the planning process was easy with the event planner online.
Alexandra & Chad 6/13/2015 – Winehaven Winery in Chisago City (DJ John A)
We can’t brag enough about our experience working with John Archila from Instant Request! He was on top of everything and delivered beyond expectations. Communication was timely and helpful, the online event planner was an absolute lifesaver, and we may be biased, but our DJ was the best. We paid a small additional fee to reserve a Black Tie DJ and we are SO glad we did! Everything was incredible and EASY, which is exactly what every couple planning a wedding hopes for. John ensured that everything ran smoothly on the big day, kept the entire crowd dancing, and went out of his way to make sure my husband and I were having a great time. It was obvious that he is very passionate about his work and was genuinely excited to be a part of our day. We even found a note in my purse at the end of the night from him thanking us for letting him DJ our event! THANK YOU John (you are so talented!) and Instant Request for everything you did to make our wedding so special. We would highly recommend Instant Request to any couple planning their wedding!
Michaela & Mike 6/12/2015 – Hilton MSP Airport Mall of America (DJ John A)
We never had a bad experience when talking with office staff. Everyone we talked to responded quickly and they were very cordial when we had questions.
The event planner was extremely helpful. Using that software, we were able to nail down all the details and along with the DJs help of course, give our guests one heck of a good time.
John did an amazing job and had the dance floor FILLED the whole night. The color the up lights provided was amazing and the sound was great. People could have conversations in the back as it wasn’t too over bearing, but still plenty loud for the folks dancing. Everything was on point.
Juliana and Jeff 6/12/2015 – Windows on Minnesota (DJ Steve F)
My sister and two of my best friends used Instant Request for their wedding so I knew I was signing up for a quality experience and boy did they deliver. Steve, our DJ was amazing. I had people texting me the next day saying they had never stayed on the dance floor for so many consecutive songs ha-ha! They were prompt, professional and easy to work with through the whole experience. Would recommend them to anyone!!
Nicole & Alex 6/6/2015 – Medina Golf & Country Club (DJ Natalie J)
We’d like to let you know that our DJ, Natalie Jensen, did an absolutely fantastic job for our wedding. We were more than satisfied with her music selection, crowd reading, and her attention to keeping us in the loop over the course of the night. We always felt like we were in control. She worked through the kinks in the night seamlessly.
As for the office staff, we were pleased as well. For the most part, our questions were answered thoughtfully and promptly. We did feel like we got a decent deal on our night. We booked pretty early on, so the price was relatively low.
Overall, we were very happy. We would recommend IR to friends.
Anne & Nick 6/5/2015 Aster Café (DJ Rick A)
Rick was AWESOME! We would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding in the twin cities. He was professional and very easy to get along with. Most of all, he delivered on his promise to get people on the dance floor 🙂
I liked that most of the communication was done online and the software really let us communicate our style/choices before being paired with a DJ. We were on the fence about having a DJ or just plugging in an iPod and we’re SO glad we ended up using Instant Request and Rick!
Jessica & Andrew 5/30/2015 – Lafayette Club (DJ Rick A)
The online event planner was helpful to fill out prior to meeting with our assigned DJ so we could tweak it with him. Rick did an exceptional job reading the crowd to adjust music to keep people on the dance floor.
Lindsay & Reid 5/30/2015 – Dancing Dragonfly Winery (DJ Ryan W)
Absolutely! They followed up quickly and were very knowledgeable about all of our questions. I loved the online event planner, I was pretty particular with my music and being able to lay out specific songs I wanted played just took that stress off my plate. We had a last minute beat box performance and Ryan was so accommodating! He also knew when it was a good time to talk to the bride and groom without interrupting or needing a lot of direction.
Instant Request was a great value compared to other DJ’s I researched.
Dani & John 5/30/2015 – Keller Clubhouse (DJ Steve J)
Our DJ was a perfect fit!
Laura & Michael 5/30/2015 – Minikahda Club (DJ Austin S)
Our DJ was perfect. He kept the dance floor packed until midnight.
Lindsey and Duane 5/30/2015 – Water Street Inn (DJ Nate A)
We used Instant Request for our ceremony and our reception on 5/30/15. Our DJ, Nate A., was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was very organized and prepared, and was able to get the crowd up and dancing. He read the crowd super well, even with a large range of ages. He brought details to our attention that we might have overlooked in the planning process. He listened to everything we wanted, and made it happen! Instant Request is very detail oriented because they want to make sure everything runs smoothly. They kept in constant contact with us since the beginning, and were readily available whenever we had questions. The online system they use for gathering all of the wedding day details, such as ceremony music, timing, wedding party, first dances, grand marches, toasts, etc., made our planning very easy and stress free. We were able to pick out certain songs that we marked as ‘must play’, and they had their personal recommendations for songs along the way. Overall, Nate was a hit! He did a fabulous job, and had people dancing until close. We would highly recommend Instant Request (and Nate A.) if you are looking for an amazing DJ.
Kyndra & Ryan 5/24/2015 – Minnesota Valley Country Club (DJ Bengi D)
Our favorite part was having Bengi be our DJ. Bengi was very confident and organized which made us feel comfortable to not worry about the music at all. We knew Bengi had everything under control. Bengi was amazing and very very professional. He was exactly what we wanted in a DJ with being experienced, keeping the party going, and always accommodating to our needs. His ability to read the crowd as well as personality were a perfect fit for our party.
Sound Was great all night. There were no problems at all, very smooth transitions from music to people speaking for speeches.
Meghan & Andrew 5/23/2015 – Dellwood Country Club (DJ Jason F)
The DJ did such an excellent job! The music they played was exactly what we had requested.
Joan & Andy 5/23/2015 – Loft at Studio J in Stillwater (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony, with Instant Request, was the BEST DJ ever! We met him at a wedding fair and immediately booked him to be our DJ. He is so much fun, and so relaxed, he wanted to make sure we had the best time at our reception and really worked with us to make that happen. He was so accommodating, we wanted to have a customized playlist during our cocktail hour and dinner hour and he was totally open to that. We had a planning meeting with him to go over everything, which was really helpful. He walked us through our first dances, the wedding party introductions, anything we had questions on. Anthony was a lot of fun, I’m so happy we chose him and Instant Request!
Greg & John 5/23/2015 – Mill City Museum (DJ Jimmy B)
The whole process was easy. I didn’t feel like I needed to be checking in a ton before or the day of the wedding – everything was taken care of. The DJ was great. Wedding guests all commented how much they enjoyed the music.
Hannah & Nathan 5/23/2015 – Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West (DJ Joshua B)
The DJ far exceeded our expectations. He was excellent in meeting with our needs. He kept the dance floor hopping the entire night, even after we (the bride and groom) left.
Kate & Peter 5/16/2015 – Christos Union Depot Place (DJ John A)
John A was amazing – he kept the dance floor going all night and was a great fit to our style. We got tons of compliments on how great the DJ was and how much fun everyone had because of him. Instant Request gave and their quick responsiveness to things we needed, John A also kept in touch with me (the bride) all night to make sure our needs were being met. The staff was very accommodating with our tricky schedules.
Marissa & Matt 5/16/2015 – 5120 Restaurant and Onyx Bar (DJ Joey A)
We loved the DJ. Joey was a great person. He was always making sure we ready for everything and that everything was okay. If we had questions, he was there and ready to help. He did an amazing job at helping our niece “teaching” her how to use the DJ booth. The online event planner was great. It was easy to use and I loved how it was set up.
Nicole & David 5/16/2015 – Lowertown Event Center (DJ Eric M)
Ease of planning. With everything else going on in the planning phase, instant request provided the tools to easily manage the sound and lighting. Also, being able to meet the DJ was a great experience and we knew we would be well taken care of after meeting!
Tiffany & Scott 5/16/2015 – Minneapolis Event Centers (DJ Anthony D)
We like when our DJ really read the crowd and switched up the music when it needed to be. Everyone was very friendly.
Lindsey & Robert 5/16/2015 – Tartan Park (DJ Josh P)
We both loved the online event planner and it really helped us format our special day and how we wanted. The staff was very friendly and responded promptly to any questions I had regarding your services.
Josh our DJ was awesome. He did a great job keeping the dance floor full of people all night and everyone that we talked to had a blast. He was a great fit for our style of wedding. We both loved the online event planner and the flexibility of the DJ. We also liked how our DJ was able to read the crowd and keep people dancing for most of the night.
Julie & Pam 5/15/2015 – U of M Arboretum in Chaska (DJ Brandon H)
Brandon was great to work with and very accommodating to our requests. Very accommodating and Brandon was great to work with both before on the phone and emails and also for our dance. We definitely would recommend your services to others.
Katie & Gene 5/9/2015 – Lowertown Event Center (DJ Zach V)
The DJ was awesome. He did a great job of following our requests made prior to the day, but then also just going with the flow of things that night. He was very patient with our last minute decisions/changes, etc. Our favorite part about our service was the event planner, the DJ himself, and the price!
Stephanie & Brian 5/9/2015 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (DJ Ryan L)
Ryan was fantastic 🙂 He worked with us throughout the night and kept things moving perfectly. Played the music we requested and was fun and flexible! The Event planner was great, the customer service and e-mail correspondence was helpful, and our DJ was awesome!!
Maureen & Jason 5/2/2015 – Minneapolis Club (DJ Bengi D)
Our experience with Instant Request was great all around! We all really enjoyed dancing until midnight rolled around and we had to wrap up the party. The DJ was incredibly easy going and flexible with last minute changes/updates. Overall we would definitely recommend Instant Request!
Ashley & Justin 4/11/2015 – Crystal Lake Golf Club (DJ Rick A)
Rick was awesome. He was so friendly and played great music to help get people on the dance floor. He was helpful during speeches/toasts so that we could have the mics to the right people. He also made sure to announce our photo booth several times during the night to remind people to take pictures!
This is the first time I’ve used a DJ, but the process was seamless – from the beginning when you matched a price quote I received from another company, to the conversation with Rick. He really listened to me and also helped make suggestions of him own, which I loved!
Pricing was definitely a good deal. It was less expensive than some companies I found, and the customer service/DJ was above my expectations! I’ve heard such horror stories about people’s DJs they’ve had for their wedding and we didn’t! Everything about our day was perfect. Thank you, and please thank Rick again for us!
Sarah & Phil 4/11/2015 – St. Thomas Aquinas (DJ Justin R)
The planning process was very efficient and everyone was helpful! We had Justin- he was AWESOME! So kind and energetic we LOVED him. Very positive and worked hard to help us out in every way possible. I would definitely recommend him!
We thought so! We had a large crowd on the dance floor most of the reception- thank you DJ Justin!
Lauren & Dustin 3/27/2015 – Weisman Art Museum (DJ Rick A)
Instant Request was very responsive to calls and emails. They spent a lot of time explaining the packages and answering my questions before we signed the contract. The DJ did a great job. He played a lot of stuff from our playlist and people were dancing all night. The sound quality was good and the lighting was beautiful.
Tiana & John 3/21/2015 – Rogers Community Center (DJ Chad V)
The online planner worked great! We didn’t have any issues. The costumer service was fantastic. Never felt I was being annoying with my questions.
Heather & Joel 3/20/2015 – U of M Arboretum in Chaska (DJ Andrew N)
The online event planner was great!! It made our planning fast and easy! Our DJ was awesome!! He played exactly what we wanted!!
Sarah & Chris 3/20/2015 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was an absolute joy to work with before and on our wedding day. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ to work with. He truly was a big part of why the day was so much fun! Chris’s son did a surprise performance for us that Anthony helped with and he made it a truly special moment.
Jareesa & William 3/14/2015 – McNamara Alumni Center (DJ Jason Q)
We hired Instant Request based on a friend’s recommendation and I’m glad we did! I really like their Event Planner tool, where we could put in a ton of information about our reception, the type of music we liked, etc. The DJ followed everything to the T, and played great music that had everyone dancing until the night was over.
Marie & Justin 2/14/2015 – Eagan Community Center (DJ Charles D)
Our DJ Charlie DuBois was amazing! He helped everything run smoothly, he was a calming presence and went above and beyond to help anyway he could during the wedding. He’s a good guy and we were very impressed with him. And he kept the party going! We can’t say enough good things about him.
Samantha & Joe 1/17/2015 – Millennium Hotel (DJ Rick A)
The online event planner was useful and easy to use. The DJ did a very nice job and made our dance floor a success.
Krista & Derek 1/17/2015 – 413 on Wacouta Event Center (DJ Ryan L)
Ryan LaRue’s incredible service was the best part of our experience. In all the chaos of planning, music fell by the wayside and we booked less than two weeks before. His phone call the night before and his professionalism the day of were great and he made the whole event come together perfectly. Also I didn’t know we all loved Taylor Swift that much.
Hilary & Rasika 1/3/2015 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ Rick A)
Rick was AMAZING in our pre-wedding conversations and on the day!!!
Thea & Stephen 12/31/2014 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Justin R)
Our DJ, Justin Roff, not only met but way exceeded our expectations. He was simply brilliant. He very clearly had everything under control – he was as if not more involved in ensuring the perfect flow of things than my day of wedding planner. He was the perfect fit for everyone in the room- the dance floor was never empty and almost every guest stayed until the end. Justin has such a great, warm personality matched with the fact that he is amazing at what he does. I’m forever grateful that he was able to join us. BEST DJ EVER, I’m sure of it.
The online event planner software was AWESOME. It felt really good to have all of that information clearly laid out for us and for our DJ to refer to. I have no suggestions- I was a little ahead of the online event planner on a few new hit songs but it was super easy to request as an add and the office responded almost immediately.
Heidi & Cassie 12/31/2014 – 5120 Restaurant and Onyx Bar (DJ Chad V)
Our DJ, Chad, was great. He seemed to genuinely care about making sure our night went exactly the way we wanted. He created a fun and upbeat vibe that was perfect for the evening. He did a great job of emceeing the dinner and getting the party going. We loved that he checked in with us several times throughout the night to ask how we felt it was going. Many guests commented on how great it was that he played their requests and hosted the midnight countdown for the New Year.
The online software was extremely helpful in our planning for the evening as well as music selection. We could tell that Instant Request is very professional and has a lot of expertise in weddings and big events. It made it much less stressful that we could just follow the on-screen menu and be sure that we hadn’t missed any details. They also purchased music that was not already available.
Jennifer & Brandon 12/31/2014 – Walker Art Center (DJ Jimmy B)
Jimmy was AWESOME!! He fit our style and exceeded our expectations – he was professional and all around a great guy. He had our guest’s dancing the whole night and we received numerous compliments on the DJ and the song choices. We loved using the online event planner – it was great to be able to come back to it as we got more details of our wedding figured out. It was so easy to use, I have no complaints!!
The lighting and sound was perfect – we didn’t do any extras but what the DJ brought with him was perfect!
Lauri & Jason 12/20/2014 – BayView Event Center (DJ Alex K)
Your office staff was SUPER friendly, accommodating, and very timely with emails & follow-ups. One of the biggest reasons I booked with your company is because my initial emails with Mitch were so helpful & informative. He went into great detail when answering my questions, and I was so impressed! Other companies I initially interacted with were nowhere near as detailed & as prompt with their responses, so I immediately knew your company was something great! After booking with Instant Request, all of your staff provided me with the SAME helpfulness & promptness as I initially encountered with Mitch. Everyone at Instant Request is awesome!
We had DJ Alex K at our wedding. He was very professional from the get-go. I think the online event planner was a super useful tool for guiding Alex in the perfect direction that we had envisioned for our wedding. He made sure to ask questions so we were all on the same page in order to make our vision come to life, and he did AWESOME! He was great at tailoring the music to the crowd’s liking & made sure everyone had a great time.
This is a hard question to answer because I liked EVERYTHING. If I have to narrow it down, I’d say that your company was awesome at keeping in super close contact with me from day 1. I know I had issues with getting my slideshow to you guys by your deadline, and you helped ease my stress by extending the deadline & being so kind by saying “No problem!” I also dragged my heels with the online planner & didn’t use it as early as I should have. I was having last minute anxiety at making sure the planner was done exactly how I wanted it to be done since it had such a huge impact on my wedding day, and you guys said “No problem! We will extend the deadline to you, and if you for some reason can’t complete it by the extension, just let us know & we will extend it again if you need!” You were very flexible with an anxiousness & last minute personality, so for that I am forever grateful 🙂
Kelly & Scott 12/13/2014 – Sheraton Bloomington (DJ Eric D)
Eric was great and super friendly. The pricing and service was great!
Cady & Jack 12/13/2014 – Burl Oaks Golf Club (DJ John A)
The whole process was very easy – paying online, completing the survey, plenty of communication to know what still needed to be done. Everything was professional and simple to set up. John was great! I knew what I was getting because he did my brother’s wedding, but he was great about reading the crowd and playing music to keep people dancing all night.
Nicole & Mat 12/6/2014 – St. James Hotel in Red Wing (DJ Brandon H)
The event planner was very useful and had a large selection of music. It was easy to use and provided some great suggestions. Our DJ exceeded our expectations and was a great fit for our style. We very much enjoyed having DJ Brandon as a part of our day.
We were able to take advantage of the winter discount, so it was an excellent value.
Megan & Reed 12/6/2014 – Guthrie Theater (DJ Anthony D)
The event planner made it very easy to set up and put in the type of music we like.
Jenna & Nick 12/6/2014 – St. Paul College Club (DJ Bengi D)
Bengi stuck to our playlist and did a great job interacting with guests without being a distraction. Everyone loved the music.
Britta & Derek 11/29/2014 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Bengi D)
SO easy to work with. Perfectly matched with our group & needs. Friendly, responsive staff. Overall PERFECT!
Rebecca & Eric 11/28/2014 – VFW in Golden Valley (DJ Brandon H)
Every person I spoke with was courteous and helpful. DJ Brandon was able to personalize the sound based on the hall and having a louder area and a quieter area per my guests’ request. DJ Brandon was excellent and he was able to accommodate our style, my mother’s style and my guests’ requests wonderfully. We had great feedback from our guests about his professionalism.
Lyndsay & Jeronimo 11/14/2014 – Landmark Center (DJ John A)
Our DJ John Archila was amazing! Our guests loved him and we had a blast with him!
Jill & Mike 11/14/2014 – James J. Hill Reference Library (DJ Travis B)
Travis exceeded all of our expectations, he was professional, fun, and did a great job of mixing our requests while working in additional music that fit all periods of the night. I would highly recommend Travis to other clients.
It was great having the ability to preview songs right in the planner. Also the planner helped to streamline the process when it came to discussing the night with our DJ.
Brigid & Dan 11/8/2014 – 413 on Wacouta Event Center (DJ Ryan L)
Great DJ and did a great job keeping things moving an upbeat! The lighting system was awesome with the up lighting and worked perfectly with our venue. We really enjoyed the event planner and was very easy to use!
Heather & Daniel 11/8/2014 – Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell (DJ John A)
Your office staff was amazing and we loved the quick responses and communication! The DJ went beyond our expectations! Perfect for us! Your online system let us be in control of which songs to play and the DJ had fun with that and he made it blend very well!
Suzie & Steve 11/8/2014 – Lafayette Club (DJ Steve F)
Steve and I were so impressed by Instant Request! Our DJ, Steve, was AMAZING! The music he played was exactly what we had wanted. Our guests danced and had so much fun! We got so many compliments on our DJ as well as the lighting, which was so beautiful and added to the ambience of the room. Steve was so professional and easy to work with. We had a blast at the reception!
Our DJ, Steve, surpassed our expectations. He was so professional and played exactly the music we were hoping to have played. He checked in with us through the evening to make sure we were pleased with the music selections. Prior to the wedding, he took time to talk with us on the phone to discuss what music and feel we wanted for the reception. The music he played inspired our guests to dance. He was awesome! We were so happy and grateful for Steve! He made our reception so much fun!
Amanda & Brent 11/8/2014 – St. Paul College Club (DJ Alex K)
Alex K was AWESOME! He did everything flawlessly with very little direction. He seemed like he was having the time of his life too. Great energy!
Rachel & Austin 11/8/2014 – Mississippi Dunes Golf Links (DJ Jimmy B)
I wanted to let Instant Request know how much we loved having Jimmy Bogen as our DJ! Our guests were dancing the entire evening and they all had a blast. We cannot express enough how awesome of a job we think he did. He was up for any changes we wanted to make last minute and was extremely flexible. Thank you so much for sending him our way! We currently live in GA but we will definitely be recommending Jimmy and Instant Request to anyone we know getting married around the Twin Cities!
Grace & Allen 11/1/2014 – Carlson Towers Rotunda & Amphitheatre (DJ Anthony D)
Extremely helpful, accommodating and timely! The sound was great. The lighting of the columns was great.
Saffron & Dustin 11/1/2014 – Rush Creek Golf Club (DJ Zach V)
Zach was amazing! Couldn’t have asked for anyone better!
Jessica & Quinn 10/26/2014 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Brandon H)
I just wanted to let you know that everything went perfect at my daughter’s wedding on October 26th at the Calhoun Beach Club. Brandon was terrific. He made sure everyone had a great time and he looked like he really enjoyed himself as well. If anyone asks us about your company we will gladly tell them that they should use you. Thanks again for making the wedding a really great experience.
-Steve Waldman (Father of the Bride)
Ashley & Justin 10/25/2014 – Nicollet Island Pavilion (DJ Justin R)
The staff was great! Very professional and were able to accommodate minor changes throughout the night! They were always accessible and easy to get in touch with. We loved the online even planner! It helped us stay very organized and allowed us to discover a few songs we could not remember the name of, but really enjoyed.
Justin was great! He was always thinking ahead and new how to keep the crowd on the dance floor enjoying their time, he was wonderful.
What I liked best about instant request is your ability to pretty much control every aspect of your event or as little as you want, depending on how active you are w the online planner. It really put a lot of minds at ease as we were able to take a lot of different music suggestions to add to our event to satisfy everyone.
Kelly & Ben 10/25/2014 – Loft at Studio J in Stillwater (DJ Kailen N)
Everything was perfect with the DJ! Kailen did an amazing job of facilitating, playing awesome music, and went above and beyond our expectations. I wouldn’t have changed a thing! The cocktail music was off of my uncle’s iPod and my mother commented that it was too quiet to hear but I think that had more to do with the venue and the level of noise than the DJ—it’s background music after all. The event planner allowed us to clearly communicate our style of music and event with the DJ and the phone conversation was nice to iron out any last minute questions.
Katherine & David 10/25/2014 – MN History Center (DJ Ryan W)
I liked that the DJ was helpful and responsive to our preferences and needs.
Alice & Chris 10/25/2014 – Kellerman’s Event Center (DJ Brandon H)
Mitch was awesome when we were first setting up our appointment, during our first meeting, and when we were booking our date! Brandon (our DJ) was great as well. He was good about returning emails and answering all of our questions.
Great price and very professional!
Morgan & Kyle 10/25/2014 – Midland Hills Golf Club (DJ Rick A)
The online event planner is genius – it’s the reason we choose Instant Request, and made the process so much easier. Rick was AMAZING!!!!! We cannot thank him enough. He exceeded our expectations, and we were flooded with nothing but amazing feedback from our guests.
We couldn’t be happier with our service!
Lynnae & Todd 10/25/2014 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Andy M)
We got lots of complements on the sound level, many of our guests stayed later because they were not blown out! They were knowledgeable, and could “do the right thing at the right time” without being told/requested.
Allison & Michael 10/18/2014 – Wayzata Country Club (DJ Justin R)
Our entire experience with Instant Request was wonderful. The office staff was very friendly and very accommodating. Communication was always timely. The online event planner was very helpful. I can’t imagine planning a playlist in any other way. It was nice to be able to search for specific songs, but your playlists were extremely helpful and reminded us of songs we may otherwise never could have thought of, but loved!
Justin went above and beyond our expectations. He was better than we could have imagined. His style was exactly what we were looking for and I can’t tell you enough how many people complimented us for our DJ and what a great job he did. From start to finish, we were more than pleased with our experience. Justin was exactly what we were looking for in a DJ. We expected people to dance, but not as much as they did. From start to finish, Justin kept everyone dancing. He played all of the music we had selected, but included songs we didn’t even think of. He was the best!
Kelly & Andrew 10/18/2014 – Doubletree Park Place (DJ Natalie J)
Natalie had people on the dance floor from 7:30pm to 1:00am – no stopping! She was wonderful. The online planner is great to work with as you prep for the big day.
Beth & Chad 10/18/2014 – Jax Café (DJ John A)
Honestly, we were very impressed by the professionalism and how awesome the setup is down in Bloomington. The event planner in One word, AWESOME. If I had to look up all those songs on the internet, I wouldn’t have done it.
John was perfect. We had a ton of compliments… even “Best Wedding DJ Ever.” I think the online event planner, meeting John in person and the high level of service all around. You guys run an outstanding business start to finish.
Shayna & Joseph 10/18/2014 – Mill City Museum (DJ Steve F)
Steve was wonderful!!! He did an AMAZING job. It was a pleasure working with him and he had the perfect amount of interaction with our guests. He was great at feeling out the vibe of the crowd and coming to us if he had any questions. The whole experience with Instant Request was great. I’m very happy we had Steve as our DJ.
Kelsey & Scott 10/17/2014 – St. Anthony Main Event Centre (DJ Bengi D)
Bengi was fantastic! We had a blast and the dance floor was full the whole night. He was so helpful and had great ideas. We have recommended him to our friends!
Olivia & Diorelle 10/17/2014 – Loews Hotel (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was great! Everyone had a blast and he definitely was the perfect fit for the types of songs we wanted. People are already asking me where I found my DJ so they can use him for their own weddings.
Nicole & Shawn 10/11/2014 – Red Barn Farm (DJ Chad V)
We had Chad V as our DJ and he was great. During our phone meeting we discussed everything and he answered all my questions. I moved that he was willing to get a little creative and crazy with our grand march idea I had from a you tube video I had seen. It was challenging but he was all for it and he pulled it off perfectly. We also had a masquerade theme and Chad and his assistant participated by wearing masks too! I would recommend him 100%!!!!
Yes price was fair. I love up front pricing and no bull with hidden fees or costs. The price quotes were accurate and never changed from start to end. U all broke down exactly what was what and I appreciate that.
Kelli & Justin 10/11/2014 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Bengi D)
He was a great fit for us and everyone commented on how good he was.
Jackie & Brett 10/11/2014 – Lafayette Club (DJ John A)
We absolutely LOVED our DJ! We had John A. and he was amazing at keeping energy high, the music flowing well, and fit perfectly with our “crazy” group. Our dance floor was packed from beginning to end. It is really nice having the online planner so you can go in and make sure everything is organized. When your assigned DJ calls you close to the wedding, he already knows all the details and has your planner printed with notes. Everything ran so smoothly and he was SO organized! I have nothing but great things to say about Instant Request!
Sydney & Brian 10/11/2014 – St. Paul Hotel (DJ Justin R)
We were EXTREMELY pleased with Justin!!
Rachel & Britton 10/11/2014 – Golden Valley Golf and Country Club (DJ Robert H)
He was AMAZING! We had so many compliments on our DJ and heard great feedback like, “He really read the crowd well!” We couldn’t be happier!! I can’t say enough great things about Instant Request, our DJ, and our wedding in general. We wanted a party, we wanted people to dance and enjoy themselves and we got exactly that and so much more!
Everything was perfect!
Brian & Richard Pietz 10/11/2014 – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (DJ Jeremy L)
Just wanted to drop you all a note saying we couldn’t have been happier with our DJ Jeremy L at our wedding reception last Saturday. He was attentive, friendly, and did a great job for us.
Erin & Dan 10/5/2014 – Loft at Studio J in Stillwater (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was cool, very friendly and selected music based on our profile and was dead on! Lots of comments on how great our music was!
Alisha & Andrew 10/4/2014 – Dellwood Country Club (DJ Doug L)
I loved having the custom playlist with a large variety of music options/genres as well as the timeline of events for the evening.
Doug did a fabulous job! His style was just what we were looking for- he was outgoing and could tell that he really cared about our wants/needs. He checked in with us numerous times throughout the night which I really appreciated.
Jenny & Chad 10/4/2014 – James J. Hill Reference Library (DJ Nate A)
We liked how Nate really coordinated a lot of the evening and made it a really great, very personalized service. He was perfect.
Molly & Logan 10/4/2014 – Camrose Hill Farm (DJ Hyun L)
We loved Hyun, he was extremely helpful in keeping the timeline moving and he read the crowd well to decide what music to play next.
Rachel & JP 10/4/2014 – St. Anthony Main Event Centre (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was awesome! He did a great job and more than exceeded expectations.
Nicole & Jared 10/4/2014 – Edina Country Club (DJ Charlie M)
Charlie did a great job! We still had people ripping it up at 12:30! Thank you so much! We had the time of our lives, and the DJ was awesome!
Mackenzie & Luke 10/4/2014 – Camp Tanadoona (DJ Charles D)
I wanted to say thank you for all of your help on Saturday. You are hands down the greatest DJ we’ve ever experienced at a party or wedding. Everyone was raving about you and the music you were playing. And thank you for sticking around a little past your 1:00am cut-off…no one wanted to stop dancing! We really appreciate your help with the projector set-up and video as well. Everything was just so perfect, and you were the best, very professional and so easy to work with.
Julie & Kelvin 10/3/2014 – Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown (Instant Request DJ)
Our DJ was wonderful! He played great music and kept the energy high. It was easy to communicate our needs via the online event planner, it was helpful to speak with him before the ceremony, it was a good value and our DJ delivered, he was just what we asked for!
Rebecca & Adam 10/3/2014 – Rum River Barn and Vineyard (DJ Andy M)
Andy McClure did a wonderful job of accommodating us on our wedding day. We had an outdoor ceremony under an open barn on a COLD October day (it even snowed right before the ceremony!) and he still made it work to have the music beautifully executed for our guests to hear. He was very good at checking in with us throughout the day, and keeping us on schedule with the important dances (we kept getting distracted). The music was what we wanted, and we had guests out on the dance floor which was important to us. I appreciated the quality of service in which we received throughout the process from start to finish. Our DJ was incredibly professional, friendly, and attentive. The online planning service was also very helpful while being a communication key between us and our DJ.
Jessica & Bert 10/3/2014 – Lowell Inn (DJ Zach V)
The DJ Zach was fantastic!!!! He fit our style very well and really impressed our guests with his ability to read the crowd! The online event planner was useful, not just for helping me choose the specific music for my event, but also for planning the flow of the evening. I appreciated having that as a resource.
I was happy with the timely and effective communications from the office staff. They were quick to answer any questions I had. Our DJ really made our experience with Instant Request great. He was the best part.
Renae & Ali 9/28/2014 – Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake (DJ Brandon H)
Brandon was excellent.
Annette & Paul 9/27/2014 – Mermaid (DJ Andy M)
Everyone I worked with via email was more than timely with responding, and very courteous and accommodating! The event planner was a HUGE help in compiling everything we wanted for the day of.
Planning all the music with you guys was just so incredibly easy for us. That was wonderful. As I mentioned above, it would have been nice to be able to access our event planner, just to look it over again, after it had been “completed.” I’m a meticulous planner that likes to check, double-check and triple-check my work, so having the event planner “taken down” got a little nerve wracking right before the wedding.
Cari & Corey 9/27/2014 – Freeport Community Center (DJ Natalie J)
I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback. It was a huge crowd and she kept them all on the dance floor. Natalie was amazing and stayed connected well.
Lauren & Kyle 9/27/2014 – Hazeltine Golf Club (DJ Brandon H)
Brandon was a perfect match for my style and wedding group and very knowledgeable and talented. Everyone loved him!!!!!!!
Andrea & Sean 9/27/2014 – Union Depot St. Paul Waiting Room (DJ Nate A)
I had requested Nate who I was put in contact with immediately. The event planner, info on payments and all other info we needed was readily accessible. We love the event planner! So awesome to be able to customize what I wanted to hear, and more importantly what we did not.
NATE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a band and a DJ and he was so willing and helpful to make sure that the two worked well together. When we met with him prior to the wedding he asked all the right questions and we knew he would be a good fit. My friends and I love dancing (and love bugging DJs to play our music) but Nate completely nailed the playlist and kept everybody happy. It was an epic dance party which was exactly what we wanted.
As I said, I loved being able to customize in the event planner! I also loved Nate’s easy going nature. We had my brother MC, we didn’t do any of the typical wedding stuff (bouquet toss, dollar dance, garter etc.) so we were really just looking for someone to come in and rock the dance floor… and that he did!
Rachel & Danny 9/27/2014 – Olympic Hills Golf Club (DJ Ryan W)
Ryan did a very good job, he was easy to work with and very professional.
Margo & Philip 9/27/2014 – Rush Creek Golf Club (DJ Travis M)
They helped us when we asked questions and gave a great recommendation for a DJ we would like when we told them what we were looking for! The event planner very easy to use and helped organize all the information needed. I do have to say that I we are very picky about the sound in terms of loudness. I hate going to weddings where the music is so loud your ears are ringing for hours afterwards. The sound was perfect!! Nice and loud, but not so much that you noticed later or that people couldn’t talk. So thank you!!
You were overall very professional and helped us make sure we were happy! Travis was awesome and really made sure to keep everyone on the dance floor!
Angela & Brandon 9/27/2014 – Afton Alps Chalet (DJ Anthony D)
We Loved our DJ! We liked the website and meeting with the DJ ahead of time. We’ve already got another bride to book with Instant Request.
Janelle & James 9/26/2014 – St. Anthony Main Event Centre (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was awesome! We were so happy with his professionalism, his ability to listen and hear what we would like for the night. He had great attention to detail and he fit our style perfectly!
We liked the value. I feel like the cost for the actual production was lower than expected. We got a steal I think!! And of course we loved the memories our DJ created with all the great music he played that allowed us all to have a great time!
Chrissi and Joseph & Jenny and Jon 9/26/2014 – Historic Hope Glen Farm (DJ Travis M)
Our DJ was awesome!! We were really happy because we had requested him and you honored that request! Our DJ and the communication was VERY GOOD!! I had lots of questions and they were answered completely and promptly!
Katie & Lawrence 9/26/2014 – Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake (DJ Justin R)
Everything was more than what we expected, extremely friendly staff. Justin was an amazing DJ and was very friendly and always making sure the music was right and everyone was having fun and getting involved and playing requests.
They were very friendly and made sure that the right music was played and how interactive and communicative they were. It was a great value!
Erica & Bob 9/20/2014 – St. Paul Athletic Club (DJ Tom C)
Tom was amazing! He reviewed our entire event planner with us at our meeting before the wedding. He listened to exactly what we wanted for our wedding and he did a great job carrying it out! He was able to keep EVERYONE on the dance floor all night! We were very impressed with Tom!
Nicole & Lance 9/20/2014 – Edinburgh USA Golf Club (DJ Jeremy L)
We wanted to thank our DJ for the most amazing time at our reception! He did such an amazing job! He was so easy to work with & talked with us before the big day to figure out what we wanted to happen most! We left some choices up to him & he didn’t disappoint! The online event planner was great and made making choices just a little bit easier! Along with our requests he picked great songs & kept the dance floor busy! Overall we can’t really choose one great thing, our expectations were beyond met with Instant Request! From the great price, lighting, the sound, the friendliness & easy to work with DJ we would absolutely recommend you guys & when we renew our vows sometime in the future we would use you guys again! Thanks so much for making our night amazing!! 🙂
Shaina & Kyle 9/20/2014 – Plymouth Creek Center (DJ Everett M)
Our DJ was absolutely fabulous!!!
Amy & Ben 9/20/2014 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (DJ John A)
John read the room and crowd really well…we had people dancing the whole night and I’m confident each and every person was out on the dance floor at least once.
MJ & Peter 9/20/2014 – Residence (DJ Whitney N)
Our DJ did an amazing job of keeping everything going, despite some unexpected inclement weather that made this difficult. Our amazing DJ, Whitney, unbeknownst to us until hours later, stood ankle deep in mud with a smile on her face after rain hit our reception tent. She was a great fit for our guests and made sure everyone had fun on the dance floor.
Jenna & Kevin 9/20/2014 – Rosebrook Farms Barn (DJ Robert H)
Thank you for being a part of our wedding! We were very happy with the music and entertainment you provided and would definitely recommend you. Thanks again for all your hard work, especially moving all your equipment multiple times for the ceremony, cocktail and dinner music. We appreciated it!
Candice & Jaime 9/19/2014 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ John A)
John absolutely killed it. When we think back on the wedding in the future, one of the things that will stick out will be the reception and how John facilitated it in the best way possible. Jaime and I keep talking about him 2 weeks after…that’s not creepy, right? John came extremely prepared (and early!) and made sure everything was set up and ready to go. He introduced himself early on and quickly confirmed all of the ceremony song choices since I had made some last minute edits. All night we never had to worry about making sure things happened or happened on time because John was always one step ahead. All night he handled himself as a true professional while also having fun. We liked to see that he enjoyed himself (or we hope so!) like when he would lead the Cupid Shuffle or other songs like that. He visited the photo booth and signed the guest book, which was awesome, he really felt like part of the wedding and not just working another evening gig. One of the things that we loved about John the most was how he interacted with the guests. We had a good mixture of young and old, Scandinavian Minnesotan, and Mexican guests. Most relatives from Jaime’s side are all Spanish speaking so John would announce things in both Spanish and English, which we thought was the nicest touch. He played a perfect mix of Spanish songs, top 40, polka, 70s, early 2000s, everything that we had indicated on our planner. He played multiple songs of a genre in a row (which we haven’t seen a lot at weddings) and it was great because people would stay out on the dance floor instead of one song and sitting down right away. Every song was mixed into the next so there was literally no break in the music all night. He showed skill in his job, rather than just pushing play on a playlist like Jaime and I have seen at other weddings.
Jaime and I went to 9 weddings this summer so we saw a lot of different styles, vendors, and catastrophes. After every wedding we would talk about what we liked and didn’t like, and we were the most nervous about the entertainment since it really makes or breaks a reception. Ours went perfectly, thanks to John, we would not have changed a thing.
The planner was comprehensive so we never felt like we overlooked something or didn’t have all details in line. Our DJ, was great with implementing our last minute changes and additions, even after the planner had closed. It was very much appreciated as there’s so much to cover I think I changed song choices about 20 times! I liked that it gave options for different genres, dances (like macarena, anniversary dance), or traditional pieces (like bouquet toss) as I would have definitely forgot about them with all of the last minute planning. The song library was extensive. We had a folder of Spanish songs that weren’t in the song library that we wanted played throughout the night and John was awesome at finding all the songs and making sure they were played. It was really easy to share the planner with our parents so everyone was on the same page with order of events, song choices, etc.
Jaime and I cannot recommend John and Instant Request enough! When we talk about the wedding with our friends and family, people always bring up the reception and how smoothly it went and how John had great control of the guests, tempo of the night, everything.
Erin & Hans 9/19/2014 – MN History Center (DJ Anthony D)
The event planner was probably my favorite part of Instant Request – being able to have as little or as much control over the music as we liked. Being that we are both total music junkies, had an eclectic crowd attend our wedding, and like SO many different styles & genres of music, the online planner was awesome! Although it was a little work upfront to get everything in there, it really meant we didn’t have a care in the world (as it related to music : ) ) on the big night. We just listened, danced, and enjoyed.I particularly liked the ability to pick “must-plays” and star them, vs. choosing others that were “nice-to-haves”. Our DJ did a great job of reading the crowd and playing the must haves when appropriate, but also filled in with other great songs the crowd loved that we didn’t even think of. You guys also found some of the songs we requested that weren’t in your database, and Anthony sent them over prior to the big day to ensure they were the arrangement/mix we had hoped for.
Anthony was wonderful! He was so much fun, yet so professional. You could tell he really took his job of “helping” people have a good time seriously. He was always checking in with us and/or looking for cues from us to meet our expectations. He was very friendly & personable, had a great “announcing” voice, and our friends & family loved him! He seemed to genuinely be having a good time, too. He announced a few song dedications and that meant a lot to some of the special people in our group. And we will never forget his mixing in of “bust a move” – the little record scratches on every “…busta” were awesome. He matched our play list perfectly, using our must-plays and then filling in with others the crowd loved. Our entire dance floor was packed from the first song to the very last.
Chrissy & Brad 9/19/2014 – Science Museum of MN (DJ Alex K)
Alex K was fantastic. Low key, played all the songs we wanted, got the dance floor packed. The DJ’s style definitely accommodated what we were looking for. Someone who was low-key, played what we wanted, showed all of the speakers how to use the microphone.
Pricing was perfect as well, especially compared to other places who clearly try to take advantage of wedding couples.
Amanda & Jason 9/19/2014 – Wayzata Country Club (DJ Brandon H)
Brandon was so much fun! Great DJ and made the atmosphere enjoyable. He was a great fit and just what we were hoping for!
Meredith & Eric 9/19/2014 – Golden Valley Golf and Country Club (DJ Jimmy B)
We absolutely LOVED Jimmy! He kept people on the dance floor all night; he also helped our videographer get hooked up to the sound system, and helped keep things running smoothly for us. Overall, he went above and beyond- we will definitely recommend him to friends and family!
We really appreciated that the pricing was clear with no extra added/hidden fees. We had such a positive experience with you- we are so grateful. The DJ service was one less thing we had to worry about and that was so helpful when we were in the depths of wedding planning!
Amy & Abraham 9/14/2014 – Birch Hill Barn (DJ John A)
We really liked that our DJ spoke English and Spanish as we had a bilingual wedding.
Marina & Jeremy 9/14/2014 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (DJ Justin R)
JUSTIN WAS AWESOME! Excellent service and flexible DJ!
Anna & Eric 9/13/2014 – Crowne Plaza St. Paul (DJ Josh P)
We will be recommending Instant Request to others in the future. For the price, it absolutely met our expectations. Thanks for helping make our special day great!
Jane & Chris 9/13/2014 – Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center (DJ Jason F)
Office Staff was very friendly! Every question I had was answered in a timely fashion The online event planner was AWESOME! It made everything so easy and I was happy that I was able to plan everything down to the last detail and then when it came time to speak with my DJ about my event he just had to confirm what was in my planner and we were set to go!
Jason was a perfect fit for our wedding! He was accommodating to both our song requests as well as our guests! He kept our dance floor packed all night which was awesome! He was extremely organized and professional 🙂 I would recommend him to anyone!
I found the pricing to be very affordable for what we got!
Gillian & Andrew 9/13/2014 – Woodhill Country Club (DJ Justin R)
JUSTIN EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY!!!!!! Justin was amazing; his choice in music was perfect and he had the ENTIRE crowd dancing all night. He took our directives and playlist and his own suggestions in stride and did such an amazing job. He was doing such an amazing job we would have been happy to have him just pick all his own songs all night but he still came back and asked us to consult on whether he was sticking to the playlist enough. We also had some tricky requests for our father/daughter and mother/son dances and he accomplished them PERFECTLY. I cannot sing his praises loud enough. We love Justin!
Emily & Chris 9/13/2014 – Rush Creek Golf Club (DJ Everett M)
the software was very useful. We both love music, but aren’t very music “savy” and know a lot of artists or songs, so it was very useful for us. The DJ was definitely a good fit, and met beyond our expectations.
Lindsey & Michael 9/6/2014 – Horse and Hunt Club (DJ Eric M)
Our DJ was the best he kept everyone dancing all night. He was perfect and met all our expectations.
Jennifer & Corey 9/6/2014 – Olympic Hills Golf Club (DJ Hyun L)
We LOVED Instant Request, and will recommend to everyone looking for a DJ! Extremely! The chat feature is what we used most to communicate, and everyone we talked to was excellent! We could not have asked for a better DJ! Hyun was fantastic– he read our crowd perfectly, played great songs, was extremely fun, all while providing fantastic service! He checked in with us a few times throughout the night which we appreciated, but didn’t have any suggestions because everything he did was great. Many of our friends and family commented on how great he was, and took his card for future events. I am a type-A extreme planner, and I was able to let go and enjoy the night because he took care of everything!
From the great value of service, the online planner, the equipment, and our fabulous DJ– everything was above expectations. We are the first of our friends and immediate family to get married, so there are many people we get to share our experience and advice 🙂
Kelsey & Preston 9/6/2014 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (DJ Justin R)
Justin was perfect! The dance floor was packed all night! We got so many compliments!
Susie & Brandon 9/5/2014 – Rochester Art Center (DJ Anthony D)
Loved the online even planner software! Had a great music library stocked full of suggestions to help the planning process and the staff was very timely and friendly with re-opening my event planner account so I could add some more song requests.
Anthony D was absolutely amazing! He understood exactly what I was looking for – had a great eclectic mix of music genres to accomodate all ages/preferences of my guests and myself. We had several odd ball music requests that were family jokes and some of the songs may have been difficult to find but Anthony hooked us up and was able to work in the surprise songs we had planned – we had so much fun dancing all night!
Great price & quality together is something you don’t always find. I was very impressed with the staff willing to go above & beyond to help out their customers. I would definitely recommend Instant Request to other people!
Molly & Adam 9/5/2014 – Gale Woods Farm (DJ Jonathan W)
You have an excellent planning tool. Our DJ was great, laid back and easy to work with. He really felt the crowd and was an excellent DJ.
Patty & Eric 9/5/2014 – Aster Café (DJ Kailen N)
My daughter Patty used your company for her wedding on 9/05/2014 at the Aster Cafe. I want to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you. You were always very polite and professional. Your service helped make our event a success.
I also want to compliment our DJ, Kailen N. He was fabulous and very, very professional. He took care of every issue that came up with professionalism and made us feel confident that things were going to go exactly how we wanted. We really appreciated everything he did for us that night. He did an excellent job.
Roni Rose 8/31/2014 – Nicollet Island Inn (DJ Andy M)
Andy M was just the right person for us; low key, organized, adaptable and he also made helpful suggestions the night of our wedding.
Audri & Cody 8/31/2014 – Medina Entertainment Center (DJ Travis B)
Thank you Instant Request for a FABULOUS wedding reception!!!! We received so many compliments about how fun the dance was and even the reception staff made a point to come and tell me that they have never seen so many people on the dance floor and stay for the whole night!
There is no regret with our decision to go with Instant Request! Thank you for helping make our wedding memory an incredible one!
The software was easy to use and helpful in giving our DJ a good direction of what we wanted our wedding music to be. It asked all the questions we didn’t think about regarding our reception.
We have many good things to say about Instant Request, one of which being how flexible the DJ is about meeting you before the wedding. It was a huge fear that we would not be able to communicate with the DJ very far in advance from the wedding, but this was quickly put to rest when Travis made every effort to fit into our schedule. We also loved their balance between taking the flow of the dance into their own hands and checking in with us to make sure we were happy with how things were going!
From our original quote, the price was sill very competitive with other companies we were looking at. The thing that solidified our decision was what was included in our pricing. They have state of the art equipment, which we found other companies sacrifice, their staff is so accommodating and of all companies you got to meet your DJ the quickest with Instant Request, which for us was a huge deal!
Briana & Martin 8/31/2014 – La Belle Vie (DJ Alex K)
Quick answer: Alex did a phenomenal job. We couldn’t have wished for a better DJ!
Emily & Matt 8/30/2014 – Carlson Towers Rotunda & Amphitheatre (DJ Anthony D)
Very friendly and accommodating! He was able to get the guests involved with dancing and engaged with wedding festivities.
Lindsay & Nick 8/30/2014 – Edina Country Club (DJ Jason F)
I had a wonderful experience. Setting up the DJ for our wedding was a easy experience. The online event planner was phenomenal. It gave us the control to hear what we wanted on our wedding. That way Jason could cater to the vibe in the room based on how the crowd was.
Jason F was amazing. He kept the party going all night long. There was never a dull moment, people loved him and asked for his information to use him in the future.
Fiona & John 8/30/2014 – Minnesota Boat Club (DJ Ryan L)
Ryan was wonderful to work with and played great music. Instant Request is easy to work with, transparent pricing.
Jan & Gene 8/30/2014 – Christ Luthern Church in Minneapolis(DJ Andy M)
Andy M was very personable, very pleasant. He followed our event planner…..played the music at a level that people could still converse, which we think is difficult. He was a low-key DJ, which we appreciated, being that we are older (over 70), with many older guests. Guests commented over and over on his wonderful choice of dinner music. We were very pleased with the entire evening’s entertainment. Previous to the wedding, he addressed several questions we had, having nothing to do with music (serving cupcakes, the prayer, etc.). Also assured us that everything was being taken care of, this was very reassuring for us. At the end of the evening, he left us a very warm, gracious note saying how much he had enjoyed working at our wedding; saying he had been welcomed and treated so very well by our family and friends.
You were accessible; were located in any area easy to reach and park. You immediately got us the event planner, which was extremely helpful. Not having any experience with DJs, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Our DJ did an outstanding job; was very professional.
Elise & Eric 8/30/2014 – Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda (DJ Rick A)
The DJ was the perfect choice and had a great personality.
Alicia & Tony 8/30/2014 – Queen of Excelsior (DJ Travis M)
Our DJ was awesome! We ended up with some last minute venue changes and Travis was able to go with the flow and improvise as needed.
Emma & Craig 8/29/2014 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ John A)
Our DJ, John, was amazing!! All our wedding guests said, “Your wedding had the best music!” It was a perfect progression of older songs to newer songs. He read the crowd very well, and took song suggestions and mixed them in seamlessly. John had great energy and stage presence! He also checked in with me half way through the night to make sure everything was going smoothly and I really appreciated that. The office staff was extremely friendly and filled us in on all the necessary details.
I loved how Instant Request selected a DJ that was our age because he knew the audience. The dance floor was FULL until the end of the night! 100% I would definitely recommend John!
Carrie & Yaron 8/24/2014 – Rum River Barn and Vineyard in Hilman (DJ)
Yaron and I live in Europe so we really relied on vendors to communicate with us over email. Instant Request was flexible in this way and always happy to communicate with us in the way that worked best for us. Our DJ was a perfect fit for us and for our guests. I liked the way our DJ seemed to understand us and our vision so quickly. It made us feel confident and required very little effort on our part.
Ellie & Matthew 8/23/2014 – Private Residence (DJ Bengi D)
Bengi was great, we really enjoyed having him, he did an excellent job, and would recommend him any day of the week!
Kris & MiKayla 8/23/2014 – Holiday Inn St. Paul-I-94-East (DJ Eric M)
I just wanted to send an email to your company thanking Eric M for doing an amazing job with our wedding.
He kept the dance floor going all night long, and he helped out in any way possible to make the night wonderful.
We have people coming up to us still after the wedding and telling us how much fun they had, and what a great time the dance floor was.
Eric did and Awesome Job!!
Kaylee & Josh 8/23/2014 – Camp Tanadoona, Excelsior (DJ Justin R)
It was well worth every penny!
Justin was AMAZING! He had a great feel to the evening! He was better than what we were expecting! I really enjoyed the professionalism! From start to finish there was no worry about anything! Justin showed up early ready to look over the area and get everything going! He was fabulous!
The office staff was great! They were prompt with any questions I had in regard to the event! The planner was GREAT!! I really enjoyed using the website! One of the best sites I have used. Yes it was nice to have some lighting in there! We had a tent and when the sun when down it provided a ton of light in the tent for everyone to have blast!
Kimberly & Christopher 8/23/2014 – Eden Prairie Garden Room (DJ Andy M)
Everything went well, Andy M was great!
Cheryl & Nick 8/23/2014 – Oak Glen Golf Club (DJ Kyle M)
The online event planner is the greatest tool. It made it super easy for us to plan out our whole evening. I wouldn’t have thought of a bunch of the questions it asked us. FANTASTIC!! I loved the fact that you could preview the songs and that it gave you song selections for each part of the reception.
Our DJ, Kyle, was fantastic to work with. He had lots of enthusiasm and was flexible when the timing of things would need to change in the evening. He could read the crowd and knew the right songs to play to keep everyone engaged.
I loved the online event planner and I loved the price. Instant Request is a very professional company and I would recommend them to my friends.
Staci & Stephanie 8/22/2014 – Calhoun Beach Club
I don’t know what kind of “match-making” system you have but you would put e-harmony and match.com out of business. He was really easy-going, and awesome to work with. Our guests LOVE to dance and so do we, and he kept the dance floor packed all night long. Even doing mash-ups for song transitions, and working with my maid of honor on her speech. Really responsive and a fun guy. I have been been to weddings where the DJ basically takes a nap and lets the music do the work, but not our DJ. He was present, active, great with our guests and us! Even obliged to “one more song”…I would keep him around! We bought when there was a deal going on, but after experiencing your services, I would pay the original price.
Christina & Matt Quade 8/22/2014 – Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown Mpls (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was AWESOME, the crowd dug his style and he did an excellent job keeping everyone engaged and on the dance floor!!
Lauren & Alex 8/22/2014 – Eagan Community Center (DJ Alex K)
I thought instant request did a great job. Every time I called with questions the staff was super friendly and helpful! The online event planner was nice. Our DJ Alex did a great job and was super nice and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a dj! Thanks Alex and staff for all your help!!!
Nicole & Nicholas 8/16/2014 – Campus Club of the University of Minnesota (DJ Jimmy B)
This was awesome and a great tool! So glad it was there; it took a lot of stress of having to remember songs of the top of your head, and what dances to do, and was really easy to use! Jimmy was AWESOME! He was the perfect fit for our wedding. So nice and friendly!
Kayla & Matthew 8/16/2014 – Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood (DJ Steve F)
Steve was an awesome DJ, he definitely exceeded my expectations! It was a great price and he made the wedding dance into a great time! I liked that they didn’t have advertisement banners up like other DJ’s and he was very nice and always checked with me on how I would like the music to go for the night. I would definitely recommend Instant Request DJ Entertainment!
Kristina & Joe 8/16/2014 – Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester (DJ Jason Q)
Very friendly and accommodating! Speedy at emails! I loved how fast and easy it was to work with Instant Request. The DJ knew everything we had put on our play list for both the ceremony and the dance and I didn’t have to worry about a thing!
Ashley & Mitch 8/16/2014– Hastings Country Club (DJ Ryan L)
My DJ (Ryan LaRue) was very good at listening to what I wanted and imagined for my reception. Ryan made it clear that he was there for me and my husband, and he certainly stuck to that. While he took requests and made other guests happy, he made sure we were priority when talking to him or even requesting music. I had a lot of good compliments on our DJ. Great fit for our style, everyone wanted to dance and have a good time so he made sure that happened. I told him I wanted to keep slow songs to a minimum and dollar dance short so I can enjoy my night after months of stress and he did great with that!
I liked that I had the ability to make payments towards our account online (had so many other things to pay for so the amount of time to pay it off was perfect), the online event planner was fun!
DJ’s can be expensive, but I found Instant request to be a bit cheaper than competitors. I know people may be skeptical about being cheaper because often times we hear “you get what you pay for” but you really do get a great experience at a discounted rate! Thank you!!
Anna & Grant 8/15/2014 – Town & Country Club (DJ Justin R)
I can’t say enough good things about Justin and the service. The tool was fantastic and Justin filled in a lot of gaps we we’re thinking of.
Lee & Mike 9/13/2014 – Dakota Lodge in West St. Paul (DJ Jonathan W)
Our DJ was really supportive of how laid back we were and made sure things were working alright. I really appreciated the help with the microphone for speeches. We considered just plugging into the venue’s sound system and doing it ourself, but the price of Instant Request didn’t seem out of our reach in order to have a professional do it. And I’m so glad that we did. All of the work ahead of time really put us at ease. We went to a family wedding a few weeks before ours and the DJ and sound equipment were terrible. Using the website and talking to Jonathan before the day of the wedding calmed our fears.
Shelly & Scott 8/9/2014 – Westin Minneapolis (DJ Kailen N)
My experience with Instant Request has been nothing but great!
Thank you so much for everything!
Autumn & Jonathan 8/9/2014 – Ideal Hall in St. Paul (DJ John A)
The event planner was great it made us feel like we were involved with the music for our wedding. We like that we got to make our own playlist on the event planner and everything we liked was playing. Our
DJ had everyone on their feet all night. Thank you guys for everything John was a great DJ!
Amy & Mike 8/9/2014 – McNamara Alumni Center (DJ Anthony D)
DJ Anthony was awesome!!! He fit our style was accommodating and flexible. Our guests were happy as he played all of their song requests. We were originally supposed to have another DJ but we couldn’t have been matched with anyone better. I liked meeting with the DJ in person prior to our event. Both parties had a better understanding of the events to unfold and it made it more personable.
Hannah & Brian 8/9/2014 – Nicollet Island Pavilion (DJ Bengi D)
Bengi exceeded our expectations. He was incredibly professional, made sure the reception was about us and what we wanted, and most of all was a fun person to have included in our celebration. He absolutely fit our style! We were absolutely thrilled with how it turned out and that he was a part of our wedding! The DJ absolutely made our reception. We didn’t have a lot of specific song requests to be played we just told Bengi we loved to dance and wanted everyone to have a good time. He kept the dance floor packed throughout the entire evening, played a great variety of music that all of our guests could enjoy. We received many compliments from our guests about what a great job they thought he did and what a fun time they had. He was what we liked best about Instant Request! We would recommend Instant Request (as well as the DJ we worked with) to other people.
Gabriela & Christian 8/8/2014 – Bearpath Golf & Country Club (DJ Andrew N)
Everything was wonderful.
Allison & Micah 8/3/2014 – Historic Hope Glen Farm (DJ Justin R)
We loved our experience with Instant Request and Justin! We are so happy we went with you for our DJ vendor.
The online planner made everything very simple and helped us with planning our wedding reception. We really appreciated the communication from Justin that we received before the wedding. He was able to answer a few questions of ours, and I felt confident that he had everything in order for the evening.
Justin was such a wonderful DJ! He was easy to talk to during the reception and did a perfect job transitioning our guests from one place to another. He had great energy and kept our guests dancing the whole evening! We got so many compliments after the wedding about how fun the dance was. Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. 🙂
Thank you for everything! It was a perfect reception, and we are so thankful for yours and Justin’s help.
Allie & John 8/2/2014 – Interlachen Country Club (DJ Matt H)
Instant Request always got back to us within a couple of days (usually sooner than that I think!) and provided all necessary info, AS WELL AS next steps — so helpful!
Matt H. was AMAZING!! Meeting with him was very helpful and right from the get go he was excited about the event, and he got on our page right away. We said we wanted a fun dance party – and he more than delivered. He also DJ’d the ceremony and I was really nervous about songs “queing” at the right time and not sounding awkward etc – and I feel silly for even worrying. MATT ROCKED. Numerous guests also told me how AWESOME the DJ was and that it was the best wedding dance they’d been to (and I had a large east coast bratty contingency haha). I cannot say enough great things about how spectacular Matt made the day. In fact, I think my sister is hoping he’ll do her wedding in January (Becky McCarthy)!
I totally thought it would be more expensive and in general I felt like it was affordable for all the greatness!
Kate & Dan 8/2/2014 – Hillcrest Golf (DJ Steve J)Z
All my interactions with the office staff was great! The overall experience with them – I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Some wedding vendors treated you like another number, while working with you we were treated like an individual event that you wanted to be a part of. I really appreciated that!
Jillian & Jared 8/2/2014 – Silverwood Park Visitor Center (DJ Ryan L)
Of all of our wedding vendors, I.R. was by far the most friendly, reliable, easy to reach, and helpful. Our DJ was great. He kept people moving despite the fact that it was a beautiful night outside and a lot of people were partying out there rather than inside. He was also extremely friendly on our phone conversation prior to the wedding and knew how to be helpful on the day of the event.
Friendliness and professionalism from the second I met Mitch at the wedding fair to Ryan wrapping up the night at the wedding. At the wedding fair, almost every other vendor I talked to was rude about being on a budget, impersonal, and uninterested. Mitch was friendly and succinct, giving me all the information I needed in the perfect amount of time. I literally told my mom I wanted to hug him when we left the booth. The emails I received with reminders about due dates and planning along the way were useful and not too frequent. Any questions I had were responded to in a very timely manner. Ryan was helpful, funny, and knowledgeable about his job.
Katelyn & Tim 8/2/2014 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Chad V)
More than amazing and timely! Answered calls and emails same day and were easy to talk to as well. The DJ was awesome! He was fun, friendly, and very personable with Katelyn, myself, and guests. His style was awesome and the dance floor was seriously packed from the beginning until the end!
We just had the basics that came with normal package and that was perfect! More than enough lights and sounds. 100% of the time I would recommend Instant Request. We actually already recommended to Katelyn’s cousin that is getting married next year. The value of Instant Request was great, it was very comparable to other DJ services and the service that was provided made it worth every penny!
Andrea & Kevin 8/2/2014 – Round Barn Farm in Redwing (DJ Jonathan W)
Jonathan was just so great to work with. He was incredibly easy to talk to on the phone even though we hadn’t met in person, and he listened to all of my requests and did a great job with everything on the wedding day. He was incredibly friendly and accommodating, and he executed everything exactly according to what we discussed. He did a great job of selecting music for the various parts of the day — pre-ceremony, social hour, dinner, and dance — but he also played the music I had selected. The sound and lighting were both great. No difficulty hearing us during the ceremony, and the music was always at a good volume. The lights were great for the dance, but not too over the top.
Rylee & Kyle 8/2/2014 – James J. Hill Reference Library (DJ Robert H)
We did our research for other companies in the area. Instant Request was hands down the most organized, had the best reputation, had a unique style/business plan, and had the best price compared to other companies in the twin cities.
The instant request DJ staff was wonderful. Our questions were always answered in a timely manner and the office hours were convenient for us as well. We loved the online event planner. With the amount of meetings that come with weddings, it was nice to put it all in one place and let the DJ take it from there. YES! We loved Robert! He did a great job of keeping the dance floor alive with our style of music and by reading the crowd.
I like the combination of professionalism and convenience. It was so nice to have only two meetings, fully understand what we need to complete, and have the best DJ chosen for us. The price was also wonderful – you get a lot for your money.
Justine & Trent 8/2/2014 – BayView Event Center (DJ Joey A)
The DJ (Joey) was AWESOME! He fit perfectly for our group of wedding guests. No one wanted him to leave at the end of the night! He was very nice and flexible. I would recommend him to anyone.
Alyssa & Ryan 8/1/2014 – Refuge Golf Club (DJ Matt H)
Matt Houchin was our fabulous DJ! We loved working with him! He was very professional, knowledgeable, and kept the crowd on the dance floor throughout the night. We used Instant Request for both the ceremony and reception music. Matt did absolutely perfect job timing out our ceremony music. It was so perfect it gave me chills.
The Event Planner was also an amazing tool to use. I had so much fun going through the songs and designating my “Must Play List”. Instant Request was always quick to respond to my emails too. I would highly recommend Matt & Instant Request.
Nicole & Josh 7/26/2014 – Happy Gnome in St. Paul (DJ Jeremy L)
Jeremy was great. He kept the group dancing all evening long. Very highly recommended for his ability to read the crowd, play a good mix of music and work in some requests. matched up a DJ to my specific requests for personality type and musical preferences. Thanks for doing a great job and making our wedding night a fun success. I received many compliments about the great DJ.
Lisa & Ryan 7/26/2014 Grand Event Center in Northfield (DJ Alex K)
Alex was great . Very professional and fun! We have already recommended to multiple parties.
Hanna & Alex 7/26/2014 – Golden Valley Golf and Country Club (DJ Travis M)
Travis was extremely helpful and personable; he was the perfect fit for us. We loved the planning software; it made it very easy to not forget anything!
Anjali & Benjamin 7/26/2014 – Semple Mansion (DJ Eric D)
The DJ was perfect for our wedding! He stuck to my list with little deviation!
Meghann & Sam 7/24/2014 – Bar Lurcat (DJ John A)
We were glad to have our DJ direct the flow of the music and the evening. John was exceptional in every sense. Super fun, yet very professional. Could not have been happier. Sound and lighting were terrific. Just enough to light up our space without being tacky or overwhelming. Sound system was also great. Instant Request was a joy to work with. Definitely impressed with the customer service, I had all my questions answered promptly. And John was perfect! Without a doubt, Instant request would be the service I would recommend for any couple’s wedding. Exceptional service and very reasonably priced. Certainly you have the best value in a DJ service I have seen! I can’t imagine a better value in a service. Completely full-service, full-day coverage, and exceptional staff DJs.
Elizabeth & Evan 7/20/2014 – Dellwood Country Club (DJ Rick A)
The DJ was so good. He was better than I expected & was very professional. He was such a good fit for our wedding. He handled my mother perfectly and really helped the guests get into copy-cat kissing & all the dancing. How they took care of everything on the day. It ran so smoothly and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I loved how they talked with the other vendors and were so professional.
Yes, I think for all the work they did and how much stress they took away from me on the day, it was definitely worth every penny.
Thanks for everything!
Lyndi & Danny 7/19/2014 – Residence (DJ Kailen N)
We had an excellent experience with Instant Request. Office staff was very friendly and helpful every time we talked. The online planner was great and really helped us think through everything. Kailen was an awesome DJ. He got there early to set up the PA system for the wedding, allowing the musicians to sound check and practice. Cocktail hour music was exactly what we wanted. He read the crowd perfectly during the reception and flowed seamlessly from song to song. The dance floor was packed from the first song to the last
Elizabeth & Michael 7/19/2014 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Nate A)
Nate did an amazing job and we were so happy we had him as our DJ. The music was great all night long and he did such a great job of adjusting to the crowd. He also did a great job during the dinner and speeches… and helping with our “couple trivia”.We were very happy with the job he did.
It was easy to custom build a play list and we were happy that we could choose our own DJ.
Christina & Wally 7/19/2014 – Prestwick Golf Club (DJ Kyle B)
Kyle Bennett was such a great DJ! He was very kind, friendly, and did such an amazing job keeping the dance floor packed the entire night! He followed our wishes to a “T” and we had nothing but positive comments about him from our guests. We would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who asks! We liked the fact that it was easy to work with you. It was great to have the online planner and to be able to put everything into one place and have everyone on the same page. We never had to worry about things going wrong with the DJ. We felt very confident that you had it covered and we knew it would be a successful night of dancing because of that!
The online event planner was extremely helpful!! It was so nice to have all the questions answered before talking with the DJ. Some of the items on the planner were things we wouldn’t have thought to have a plan for, but we were so glad we did! It was great to know the timeline of the night ahead of time. It cut down on any worries we would have had about how things would play out the day of.
Krista & Dolan 7/19/2014 – Private Residence (DJ Eric M)
Eric was awesome! We loved him!
Jillian & Tony 7/19/2014 – Lafayette Club (DJ Anthony D)
The black-tie service was worth every penny and getting to meet Anthony up front was great. Anthony exceeded our expectations and was a perfect fit for our style. I think he did exactly what we asked, which was to be an MC, give us directions, but not take over the wedding either. Anthony was great!
The best was probably a combination of Anthony being a good fit for us as well as the on-line planner. The planner just makes everything easy for us and we don’t need to call or ask about every little detail but can just put it all into the planner (like requesting music you did not have).
We had a lot of guests comment on how good the music was and how good the DJ was. We would definitely recommend to others and put in a special recommendation for Anthony as well.
Pricing was great. We reserved just about a year and half out and were able to secure a big discount too. Compared to others you were on par or just under so it was a great value. The DJ price also then motivated us to keep everything under the same company when we added the up lighting and the DVD and screen service.
Stephanie & Ryan 7/12/2014 – Villa Bellezza in Pepin, WI (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was a great fit and a fantastic DJ for our day/night!! Anthony packed our dance floor. He did a fantastic job and it was well worth booking specifically him! For a summer wedding in the prime of wedding season… It was in line with other competitors but, the guarantee of having DJ Anthony booked specifically …was worth the added cost.
Catherine & Andrew 7/12/2014 – St. Anthony Main Event Centre (DJ Jason Q)
Our DJ was Jason Quaynor and he was fabulous. Very professional and friendly, and we had a great time planning with him. He took really, really good care of us and was also very professional in dealing with one of our more inebriated guests who kept hitting on him. Our apologies for that!
Jason had our music tastes, styles perfectly. We could find almost any song we wanted somehow.
Kristi & Andy 7/12/2014 – Depot Minneapolis (DJ Rick A)
He was amazing! So easy to work with and did a wonderful job. Friendly, easy to work with, focused on us and making our day great.
Quinn & Jeffrey 7/12/2014 – Fort Snelling Club (DJ Charlie Mitchell)
I thought the DJ’s who were assigned to the reception for Quinn and Jeff were wonderful. They did an excellent job of playing what the kids chose, and were attentive to the mood of the party, the people, dancing etc.!! They were perfect. I was very pleased with Instant Request and would certainly recommend your company to others. Thanks so much for helping to bring such a memorable event to our guests!!
Camille & Adam 7/12/2014 – Kellerman’s Event Center (DJ Tom C)
The office staff was great. Mitch was super helpful in our initial meeting as well as with email support throughout. Instant Request matched us up with a great DJ. They absolutely met our expectations. The price combined with the service was sooo easy to work with. I will definitely recommend Instant Request.
Russ & Trevor 7/5/2014 – Loews Hotel (DJ Anthony D)
Special thanks to Shawn and Mitch for taking extra good care of us! Anthony exceeded all expectations and the dance floor was packed the whole night. The event planning software gave us a lot of peace-of-mind, throughout the wedding planning process things changed and we thought of new ideas/songs, it was really nice to be able to just login in and make sure we had everything captured correctly rather than having to manually make a list or call on the phone.
Beth & Eric 7/2/2014 – Riverwood Inn & Conference Center (DJ Jeremy L)
Our DJ was AWESOME! Our dance floor was packed from 7:30 until 1:00am. Although we had many songs picked out, we asked him to play whatever kept people on the dance floor. We had a blast.
Betsy & Logan 06/29/2014 – Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake (DJ Jason M)
If the bride and groom wish to have a family appropriate dance party, I would highly recommend this DJ. He was exactly what we were looking for! The online event planner was extremely thorough and helpful for walking through the entire evening and made sure all requests were accounted for. Our DJ was fantastic! He was able to read the room and keep the energy up and dance party going all evening!! Our guests LOVED the clicking of the glass game that we played where the guests kiss in the way that they want to newlyweds to kiss. I loved that our DJ was able to read the room and choose songs that all ages would enjoy in order to keep the majority of people dancing all evening!
Shilpa & Dan 6/28/2014 – Day Block Building (DJ John A)
Everyone was great to work with! The planner software was very useful! John was awesome! We loved having him as our DJ and would recommend him to anyone else! Everything was great!
Ashley & Jon 6/28/2014 – Refuge Golf Club (DJ Jason M)
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would email with any questions and Instant Request was able to give my knowledgeable answers in a very timely manner. Yes I thought that the online event planner was very useful. It was great to have ideas and suggestions for the ceremony music, first dances, cake cutting, cocktail hour, bouquet/garter toss as well as songs I wanted to be played during the actual dance. It was nice to see how the reception would play out.
Jason did a great job and was pleasant, friendly and easy to work with. He said if I needed I could call, email, text anytime throughout the planning and process which was very nice, helpful and reassuring.
We also raffled off a shotgun at our wedding and Jason was great at announcing when we would be selling tickets, was awesome at narrowing down the winner and really got the crowd involved and excited with anticipation.
Darcy & Tom 6/28/2014 – Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove (DJ Bengi D)
Bengi was amazing! The DJ that you paired us with was fantastic. He was very accommodating, very flexible, was able to handle any issues that came up the day of. We were more than happy with him. Price was very competitive and fair.
Jessica & Chris 6/28/2014 – Minikahda Club (DJ Nate A)
Nate did a really great job at my wedding. I didn’t want a lot of microphone use or auctioneer talking by the DJ and he did (or didn’t do) just what I asked for! Props to NATE!
Sarah & Andrew 6/28/2014 – Macalester College (DJ Matt H)
All in all – a wonderful experience.
All of the staff I worked with were wonderful; after we signed the initial contract, staff realized we had other friends that used your company and they asked if we wanted anyone specific. That was really nice!
The software was awesome and I hope really helpful for our DJ. By the time we had our conversation a couple weeks before the wedding, it was super easy to run through everything. The music selection is huge and wonderful! We really appreciated all the options provided.
Jessica & Aaron 6/21/2014 – Chambers Hotel Mpls (Le Meridien) (DJ Alex K)
The online planning system was great and easy to use! We loved being able to preview songs and put together a list of our favorites songs to share with our DJ. Alex was PHENOMENAL – he went above and beyond the entire day (and leading up to the day) and was great at reading the crowd and keeping the party going! We really enjoyed the ease of the online event planner and we can’t say enough how impressed we were with our DJ.
Katia & Ryan 6/21/2014 – Stoneridge Golf Club (DJ Anthony D)
We worked with Instant Request to DJ our ceremony and reception. Anthony D was awesome! Everything went flawlessly with the ceremony and he kept the dance floor packed at the reception. He was awesome!
Lean and John 6/21/2014 – Blaisdell Manor (DJ Andrew N)
The attentive manner of your office staff sold me at the outset! The event planner software was exceptionally useful! It allowed me to become organized in terms of timeline for the event and then inspired other questions I would need to ask or consider when planning out the rest of the event. Andrew was very courteous and professional! He received music requests from guests and the bridal party throughout the night, and everyone had an enjoyable evening as a result! I would wholeheartedly recommend the use of your service to other brides or any major event requiring music, audio and/or lighting! Instant Request is the whole package for bringing all of the elements of an event together!
Amber & Steve 6/14/2014 – Target Field (DJ Charlie T)
Laura & Benjamin 6/14/2014 – Guardian Angels Parish in Oakdale (DJ Doug L)
The DJ was AWESOME! We received lots of compliments about him! Very professional, friendly, kept everyone on the dance floor!
Courtney & Mike 6/14/2014 – U of M Arboretum in Chaska (DJ Brandon H)
We loved the online event planner. It was so helpful to be able to set out the timeline and all of our preferences in the planner. It was one of my favorite things about Instant Request. Brandon was great. He was on top of everything and played great music.
Lyndsey & Chris 6/7/2014 – Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda (DJ Zach V)
The staff was very responsive to emails/phone calls. Our DJ was a very good fit for us, we really enjoyed having Zach at our wedding. The DJ also had very good spacing/planning on how/when he played songs. The pricing was comparable to other providers and I think you provide a better service compared to other weddings I have been to.
Kelly & Brian 6/7/2014 – Erte Restaurant (DJ Sean M)
Our DJ did SUCH a great job, we really liked him! We will definitely be recommending Instant Request to others.
Abigail & Steven 6/7/2014 – Olympic Hills Golf Club (DJ Jason Z)
Quality song selection, good handling of the playlist during the wedding, ability to keep things going and not linger on a song if it was dying on the dance floor, professionalism and good service
Jayne & Andrew 6/7/2014 – Edgewood Farm (DJ Kailen N)
Kalen was awesome!!!! We cannot say enough good things. He was accommodating, kind, and professional. He helped throw a great party.
Vanessa & Jonathan 6/7/2014 – Winehaven Winery (DJ Everett M)
Office Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Style was great – classy, but up for a great time! His smile, politeness, and professionalism were exceptional.
Carly & Nate 6/7/2014 – St. Paul Union Depot (DJ Charles D)
Charlie was phenomenal! We can’t say enough good things about him. He kept everyone dancing until the bitter end. We really appreciate how he carried the night and our venue was a tough one for sound and he still did a great job. The office staff was definitely friendly and accommodating from the first call to our last!
Molly & Nyle 6/6/2014 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ Justin R)
Loved the event planner and the fact that we could select our style as well as eliminate unwanted music. Our DJ went beyond our expectations, He did an awesome job! We loved that we could rely on your expertise and experiences at Aria to create the best evening possible for us!
Mary & Josiah 5/31/2014 – St. James Hotel (DJ Rick A)
We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. He did everything we asked and then some. The DJ was a good fit for our wedding. Great personality and kept everything going throughout the night. Professional staff, genuine, on time and very detailed in what they were doing and offering.
Angie & Reed 5/31/2014 – Rosenwood Farm (DJ Travis B)
Travis was INCREDIBLE. He really was an absolute delight to work with. He was flexible, empathic and so incredibly pleasant with all of our guests. It absolutely poured on our wedding day and he was fabulous about watching the weather, speeding us up when we could get something done in between downpours (like the grand march) and keeping the timeline flexible when it got a little pushed around because of weather.
Meghan & Tyler 5/31/2014 – Camrose Hill Farm (DJ Charlie M)
Charlie was great. He definitely followed our preferred genres and responded to the guests well with great music choices! The lighting definitely adds a little something to the dance party!! The event planner was such a great help to planning our music selections for the day and evening and even to help plan other details as well.
Lesley & Zeiter 5/31/2014 – Atlas Grill (DJ Jason Q)
Jason was a great fit for us and very accommodating to our event since we alternated between DJ and live singer. Everything looked and sounded great!
Staci & Mark 5/31/2014 – TPC Golf Club in Blaine (DJ John A)
John A. was an EXCELLENT FIT! He was high energy, was very polite to our guests and was probably the highlight of our reception. Every guest commented on how much fun he looked like he was having and how good of a job he did. We could not recommend him highly enough. (I would give him a 15 on a 10 point scale)
The online event planner was VERY GOOD! It really helped my bride and I to figure out what it was we wanted. We were very thankful that our DJ walked us through our selections and was able to help provide additional input and clarifications. The sound and lighting system was bigger and grander than we had envisioned for the base package. We were very happy with the equipment and John’s knowledge of his set up.
We got a great package with an AMAZING DJ for an even better price. We definitely got more than we expected! As a price conscious shopper I thought that I was sacrificing on DJ to spend money elsewhere. It turned out that we got way more value for way less money than we had expected. Instant Request is competitively priced, their services are amazing and they DJs know how to throw a party!! I would recommend Instant Request to others without hesitation.
Raya & Mike 5/31/2014 – Day Block Building (DJ Ryan W)
Ryan was absolutely fantastic. He followed all of our requests in the planner, was pretty hands off and played a perfect mix. Would not change a thing! Response time to emails was VERY quick, which was greatly appreciated. We absolutely LOVED the event planner, it was one of our decision making factors and would recommend it to anyone! Most of our songs for the night were chosen by us, such a cool feeling! I also liked that there was a deadline, it gave us a goal to finish ahead of time!
We had not issues with the sound at all and the uplights looked great, along with the lighting on the dance floor!
Nikki & Chad 5/31/2014 – Radisson Blu at MOA (DJ Ryan L)
Yes, I usually talked with Mitch and he was very helpful and always answered my questions in a timely matter. We loved the online event planner. Our DJ was fantastic, he did an excellent job watching the crowd and keeping them on the dance floor along with playing our must have songs. We loved the online event planner most, which is why we choose your company. We liked that there were song list ideas for whatever genre we were looking for and we liked that we could ask for a few special songs if you didn’t currently carry it. We also liked that we had the option on sitting down with our DJ or just talking everything through over the phone. We did the phone because of schedules and everything went very smoothly!
We loved your company. The people we talked with were very knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. The DJ was great and a perfect fit for what we wanted.
Katie & Mark 5/31/2014 – Bearpath Golf Club (DJ Travis M)
Everything went great!
Aurelia & Gavin 5/30/2014 – Golden Valley Golf Club (DJ Zach V)
I really do love the online event planner. It covers all the details that you think about and others you don’t so it’s great to have everything in one place. An AMAZING value!!
Emily & Jeff 5/30/2014 – Saint Catherine University (DJ Justin R)
Always! Everyone I talked to was super friendly and accommodating. Our DJ Justin R was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! He met and went far above our expectations. We were so pleased with the way our dance turned out. He played all of our favorite songs and kept everyone on the dance floor. Almost 75% of our guests stuck around to the end of our dance, which was so neat. He deserves a raise 🙂
We got the early booking deal that was being promoted when we signed up. That’s a GREAT deal for a DJ, especially with how things turned out.
Thank you so much!!!! We are so glad we picked Instant Request for our DJ service. No regrets!
Katie & David 5/24/2014 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Anthony D)
Very friendly! Everything was on time, we never had to wait for a response and all of our questions were always answered. We especially enjoyed walking into the office and the office staff already knowing who we are before we even said our names :)!!
The event planner was great to have! I not only loved being able to plan out every detail, down to what played when, I loved being able to go through the incredibly large selection of songs! This came in handy and helped a ton!
I honestly could not have asked for a better DJ! We are STILL getting compliments on how much he set the scene with everything from the music to the ambiance. Everything! I mean I loved how the music really did flow from dinner music, to older fun music for the older crowd to dance, to fun club music! I loved how the room looked with the lighting monogram “KHD” on the dance floor. And Anthony was GREAT!
Erin & Claude 5/25/2014 – Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda (DJ Kailen N)
We worked with Instant Request to do our ceremony, reception music and uplighting for the venue. They were super helpful all along the way and the online song-management tool is ADDICTIVE. The up-lighting was a great way to add mood to the venue as the night went on. Our DJ, Kailen, was great at reading the crowd, and kept people dancing all night. Everyone highly recommends this company for a reason.
Emilee & Jeff 5/25/2014 – Mill City Museum (DJ Charlie M)
We had Charlie from Instant Request as our DJ. During both the ceremony and the reception, he was flawless. The dance floor was packed all evening.
The Event Planner was very helpful and gave us confidence that our DJ would be organized and play what we wanted. We liked the distinction between “must plays” and “suggested plays”. Charlie was amazing! By far one of the highlights of our wedding. The dance floor was packed for the majority of the evening. He did an excellent job of playing what we absolutely wanted while mixing in some of our suggestions with his own picks. He even managed to mix in a polka at the request of the groom’s mom that didn’t clear the dance floor. He was very good about being responsive to us throughout the dance, and he played a pretty epic series of songs to wind down the dance. It was great.
We were a bit nervous about the ceremony sound because of those specific instructions, but when he pulled it off smoothly, we knew the rest of the night would be great.
We really liked the Event Planner. We also liked the overall professionalism (website, Event Planner, DJ’s attire, etc), which is part of what drew us to Instant Request in the first place.
Instant Request might be a little more expensive than the others, but it was totally worth it. They were great.
Laura & Tyler 5/25/2014 – James J. Hill Reference Library
Our DJ was excellent, many folks commented on how good the DJing was. We felt that the music played really reflected well the choices we made in the online software. It felt like us. 🙂
Jenna & Mike 5/25/2014 – TPC Golf Club in Blaine (DJ Zach V)
We were on a very tight budget and were able to get a promotional discount. It was a great value to begin with, but knowing now what a great service we were provided, if we hadn’t gotten the promotion I would still consider it a good value. We loved the amazing DJ, staff, and the online planner.
Katie & Kevin 5/24/2014 – Cadillac Ranch in Maple Lake (DJ Jason F)
Our DJ was very accommodating in setting up a time to talk when it was convenient for us. We could not have asked for a better DJ, he did a fantastic job!
We were able to inform you upfront the type of dance we wanted and you were able to match our needs to one of you many DJ’s. Each wedding is different, and we were able to customize our reception to our needs. No one at Instant Request tried to make us change our minds in regards to the choices we were making. Everyone was very willing to make our day special. Everything was perfect.
Kelsey & Marc 5/24/2014 – Cafe Lurcat (DJ Nate A)
Our DJ, Nate, was AMAZING, and definitely exceeded our expectations. He kept everyone on the dance floor, until 2 am, and I had several comments from guests about what a great job he did! We thought the online event planner was very helpful during our initial meeting with our DJ. The answers from the event planner gave the DJ a better idea of what we were looking for. I thought the questions about specific songs (i.e. the Macarena) was a good idea.
We really liked the professionalism of the DJ. Nate truly loves his job and did such an excellent job reading us and playing music that would fit our taste AND keep people dancing. He was incredible thorough and timely with emails. If I had to do it again I would not hesitate to choose Instant Request as my DJ service.
Katie & Michael 5/24/2014 – Wayzata Country Club (DJ Steve F)
Everyone was very helpful and timely in answering our questions! . It was great being able to customize everything and have it all in one place. It was nice being able to make selections a little bit at a time and take a break and come back to it when we wanted to.
Steve was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. He was so accommodating and let us add in songs that weren’t on the online planner list and helped my dad to customize a surprise father-daughter dance song. At the reception, Steve checked in with us multiple times during the evening to run things by us, which we really liked. It was great to feel like we knew what was going on and that we could make any last minute changes we wanted to. He was so nice and definitely fit our style. He had a great way of making our wide variety of music selections flow nicely throughout the evening.
The level of professionalism, the ability to customize everything, and the customer service were all at a wonderful value.
Tracy & Nick 5/24/2014 – Medina Entertainment Center (DJ Mike M)
We had Mike M. (DJ Milk) for our wedding dance. He was great – kept everyone dancing and played songs from our playlist as directed. . Price/value isn’t beatable!
Jackie & Ryan 5/23/2014 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Matt H)
Yes he did a great job. I thought he was a good fit. I liked how easy it was to use the online event planner.
Katy Huntley & Kevin 5/17/2014 – Midland Hills Golf Club (DJ Ryan L)
We had zero problems getting questions answered or getting a hold of someone. The online event planner was genius. I am very picky when it comes to music and being able to pick out every song I wanted to hear and even songs I didn’t want to hear was very useful. The DJ exceeded our expectations. We were worried that people would not dance but the dance floor was full all night and we still get compliments on the music and DJ. My favorite part was the interaction between us and the DJ. The DJ listened to us to customize what will be played and respected out taste in music. Also, the online feature was wonderful to work with. Best value in town.
Alyssa & Matt 5/17/2014 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ John A)
We liked the, friendly staff, pre-set lists to select music from, wide variety of music, flexibility to choose songs and rely on an expert DJ. He was amazing! We would recommend him to all of our friends.
Lindsey & Jason 5/17/2014 – Edina Country Club (DJ Ryan W)
Absolutely! Instant Request was recommended to us and we were very happy with the level of service we received. Ryan was great and helpful and listened to what we wanted. He was definitely a good fit and all of our friends and family danced well into the night! Very good value for the level of service received.
Mandy & Luke 5/17/2014 – Tanners Brook Golf Club in Forest Lake (DJ Anthony D)
The DJ was absolutely perfect! He was the best. So perfect, outgoing, fun, listened to our requests. Did and awesome job!
Brittany & Brian 5/17/2014 – Town & Country Club (DJ Charles D)
I really liked the online event planner. Very easy to use and the ‘build your own playlist’ is brilliant. Everything turned out better than how I imagined it. I liked that everyone was very easy to work with. I received answers to my questions right away and IR was right there when i had a problem, willing to fix it.
Amey & Sara 5/17/2014 – Atlas Grill (DJ Whitney N)
LOVED our DJ (Whitney), the communication prior to the wedding was easy and she assured us that it would all be taken care of and it was seamless for the ceremony and the dance. She was fun and was the right fit for what we wanted for our wedding. The event planner was awesome, very user friendly and fun to use. The Online planner was very helpful in preparing for our wedding, it actually made us think more in depth about what we would want since there were so many questions. Everyone we had contact with was helpful and professional.
Jen & Jen 5/17/2014 – Bearpath Golf Club (DJ Rick A)
We had Rick as our DJ and he did a FANTASTIC job. He listened to our selection of music choices, and did a great job of playing the songs we chose as well as similar songs to keep our group rocking all night! He kept the dance floor packed, and was very attentive to everything that we needed. He offered great suggestions, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! We had a pre-wedding meeting with him over the phone so he could gauge our personalities, and approach the wedding in the way that was best for us. We couldn’t have been happier!!
Erika & Joseph 5/17/2014 – Kilkarney Hills Golf Club (DJ Jason Q)
I want to say thank you again for the awesome service, our DJ (Jason) exceeded our expectations immensely. He did a wonderful job, and we have gotten numerous compliments how our wedding was the most fun wedding they’ve ever been to. Awesome job Jason!
Jinnie & Chris 3/29/2014 – Grand Event Center in Northfield (DJ Andrew N)
Instant Request was the best value we saw when booking and definitely worth it.
Janene & Tom 3/22/2014 – Semple Mansion (DJ Kjell N)
We received SEVERAL compliments on our DJ. So many people were dancing…from the beginning of the dance, to the end…that we had to move tables to accommodate all the bodies/dance moves.
Karla and Chris 3/7/2014 – Wabasha Street Caves (DJ Justin R)
I just wanted to thank you again for being so awesome last night!! Everyone had a blast and there was always someone on the dance floor!!
We appreciate the attention to detail and concern for the sound during the ceremony. You Rock!!
Pam & Chris 3/1/2014 – Silver Lake Auditorium (DJ John A)
EXTREMELY friendly and accommodating. I called once with a question and was blown away by the kindness and promptness of the service. John was our DJ and was also prompt with emails and phone calls he SURPASSED OUR EXPECTATION. He was a perfect fit for us and went above and beyond his responsibility to make everything memorable and stress free. I can’t speak more highly of John A. He was so easy to work with and took care of us. We didn’t have to worry about anything. He was organized, thoughtful and we had FUN!! I also liked the simplicity of the event planner. THANK YOU for making our day so special!
Ellie & Zhiming 3/1/2014 – James J. Hill Reference Library (DJ Zach V)
The online event planner made it easy to plan the event and then make changes as needed. The DJ confirmed everything so I could adjust at that point as well. We left it up to Zach primarily and he did a good job. He was very professional. For the speeches the sound system was better than I thought it would be, it was easy to hear.
Betsy and Matthew 2/22/2014 – Edinburgh USA Golf Club (DJ Rick A)
Rick Ausland was our DJ for our wedding day and he was absolutely wonderful!!! He added such a calm, friendly & professional demeanor to the night which is exactly what we had hoped for. Everything we wanted to adjust as the night evolved he was extremely accommodating on and did exactly what we asked when we asked. I would recommend Rick & instant request without hesitation to anyone looking for a DJ service for their big day.
Thanks again RICK you were AWESOME and made our wedding day perfect!!
Annie & Levi 2/22/2014 – Landmark Center (DJ Steve F)
We loved our DJ! He did an amazing job. The lighting was perfect. It really set the mood. He made sure that every song we wanted played was played. He would give us a timeline of how much time we had left in the evening and asked what songs we wanted for sure to be played. the DJ was very flexible. We did not plan to have a guarder toss, but spurr of the moment I asked him if he could find a song so we could do it. He didn’t miss a beat. It was awesome!
Kristi & Ted 2/22/2014 – Mendakota Golf Club (DJ Brandon H)
It was fun going through the songs together, and definitely helped us communicate to our DJ what we liked. Brandon was an awesome DJ. Very friendly, and even got in on a flash mob coordinated by the groom’s sister. We loved him for our dance–there were people on the dance floor the whole night!
Erica & Marc 2/15/2014 – Golden Valley Golf Club (DJ Steve F)
Steve was super. He was so great with all my requests, addressed my concerns, and made me feel comfortable that he’d take care of everything – and he did! The flow of the reception was awesome, he read the crowd, and totally delivered. Everyone had so much fun!
Maureen & Thomas 1/25/2014 – St. Paul College Club (DJ Nate A)
DJ Nate is the best DJ in Minneapolis. DJ Nate exceeded our expectations in every way. The sound and lighting was perfect from beginning to end. I could not have imagined a better out come. I will continually recommend Instant Request to everyone I know, Instant Request is the #1 DJ company in MPLS.
Tessa & Adam 12/31/2013 – 601 Graves (DJ Rick A.)
When we had our initial meeting we got about 10 steps out of the office before we turned around and said Yes for instant request! Everyone we dealt with was friendly, accommodating and got back to us immediately, which is great when planning for an event like a wedding! Rick “The Tap Dancer” Ausland was amazing. The only thing that we didn’t care for was that the night had to end!
Mandi & Matt 12/7/2013 – Grand Palms Event Center in Chaska (DJ Joey A)
We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding reception and wish we could do it all over again! We would like to give a big thank you to Joey, for playing some ‘NSYNC! 🙂 We had been to a wedding prior that had used Instant Request and we thought the entertainment was great. When we began the search for our DJ for our wedding, we had met with a couple other companies, and Instant Request just stuck out so much more to us than the others. We loved everything about your company. The speedy response, the attentive customer service, and the overall end result. Joey was a great DJ, played all the songs we wanted and more, he was accommodating and attentive the whole night. Definitely, definitely going to recommend Instant Request to all our friends/family/co-workers, etc! Thank you, thank you for making our wedding reception the best!
Erin & Dan 11/9/2013 – Semple Mansion (DJ Nate A)
Everyone was wonderful, from start to finish! Nate was amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. We had countless compliments of Nate and the music! Nate made the night so easy for us! I was nervous about the timing for everything…grand march, speeches, first dance, etc. He handled everything so we could just sit back and enjoy. He also checked in with us to see how everything was going and if we were enjoying the music. He definitely cares! All the stress was taken off our plate and it was the most wonderful night. We were the last two on the dance floor and didn’t want it to end! Thank you, Nate, for making it such a special night for us!
Erin & Jonah 11/9/2013 – Great Hall (St. Paul) (DJ Travis M)
We want to say that Travis was the BEST…not OK, good enough, or merely acceptably professional. He did a great job. He had a friendly attitude, played a good mix of our list / requests / his adds, and made everything easy for us. Our favorite vendor of the day. Couldn’t recommend him or Instant Request any more strongly. Thank you for your part in making our wedding a wonderful day!
Mara & Joshua 11/2/2013 – Vadnais Heights Commons (DJ Brandon H)
I loved that Instant Request is established and has a good reputation with MN brides. I felt that I could book with Instant Request without having to go back and forth to ensure you guys were trustworthy, good quality, etc. I felt that I could contact the office and expect a knowledgeable and timely response. It was nice to trust you guys and focus my attentions on more demanding tasks.
Laura 10/26/2013 – Edinburgh USA Golf Club (DJ Mark K)
Yes! He seemed like a perfect fit for our style. He was calm and relaxed yet did the job and kept things going. He seemed very professional and didn’t get overly involved or “hyped up”, which we appreciated. It was just the right amount of interaction and it was great to not have to worry about things, he was on top of it all. The event planner was very useful! It even helped in figuring out what all we wanted to have during the reception – grand march, dances, speeches, etc. We liked how you matched us with a DJ based on our responses on the event planner and what we were looking for. Mark seemed to fit perfectly into the overall “feel” we wanted for our day.
Lindsay & Danny 10/26/2013 – Harriet Island Pavilion (DJ Zach V)
Everyone had a blast and kept telling us it was one of the most fun weddings they had been to in a long time. We had a groomsman in the wedding party who owns a DJ company, and even he had great things to say about Zach!
Kristen & Colin 10/26/2013 – Rush Creek Golf Club (DJ Andrew N)
One of the best DJs and music we have seen/heard based on the weddings we have been to!
Sydney & Nick 10/26/2013 – The Grands at Mulligans in Sartell (DJ John A)
John was the GREATEST DJ EVER! He was friendly and accommodating. Many guests commented that not only was he the best DJ they’ve ever heard at a wedding, but also that he seemed like a great guy. We agree!
Jen & Michael 10/25/2013 – Wabasha Street Caves (DJ Brandon H)
Our DJ Brandon was amazing! He fit just perfectly into our event, our reception rocked and he made the right calls to make it always entertaining and not boring. Everything sounded great, if people have an event in the Wabasha Street Caves St. Paul, I’d definitely suggest Instant Request again.
Heather & Heath 10/25/2013 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ Steve F)
The DJ was great and exactly what we wanted. He was friendly, kept the party going and had a easy-going personality that we liked. I liked how helpful they were when we had questions. They were great when it came to our last minute decision to use their equipment for the ceremony in addition to the dance. Yes, the value was good. We received good service for a reasonable price.
Lizzie & Dustin 10/19/2013 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Rick A)
Rick. He’s the man and did a great job.
Emilie & Ryan 10/18/2013 – MN History Center (DJ Matt H)
Matt was awesome! He did a really great job – kept the party going, was on-top of his game and was an all around great guy. After the wedding we received many compliments about Matt!!! Every interaction – mostly email, but the calls too – was awesome. Super helpful, incredibly professional!
Steffanie & Benjamin 10/12/2013 – MN History Center (DJ Matt H)
Our DJ exceeded our expectations. He was warm, friendly, professional, and kept our party going all night!
Katie & Nick 10/12/2013 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Jason Z)
Jason Z was amazing and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He fit our style perfectly and did an amazing job.
Catherine & Matt 10/12/2013 – Tartan Park (DJ Jason M)
He was great. Excellent mix. Dance floor was full all night. Friendly, accommodating, music mix. Allowed Uncle Dave to sing two songs.
Brittany & Cody 10/12/2013 – Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown Mpls (DJ Tom E)
Tom was AWESOME!!! Definitely fit our style. He checked in with me periodically to make sure we were timing everything correctly. He was super patient with me as I was trying to make decisions and remember everything. After researching other local DJ companies, Instant Request is an excellent value and, even though I had expectations, they were still exceeded.
Nicole & Brandon 10/11/2013 – Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard (DJ Matt H)
Organized and personalized service.
Emily & Robbie 10/6/2013 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Nate A)
Nate was great! He was very friendly and helpful when we had concerns or questions about what to play. He read the room well and knew what to play when.
Andrea & Jim 10/5/2013 – Minikahda Club (DJ Rick A)
I was in a wedding last year that had a DJ for both the ceremony and reception. He came late to the ceremony and didn’t have all the music my friend had requested for the ceremony! I never had to worry that something like that would happen. Rick was well-prepared and early 🙂
Christina & Ryan 10/5/2013 – Lost Spur Golf Course in Eagan (DJ Zach V)
I had a wonderful experience with instant request, I liked how accommodating the DJ was. He listened to everything I wanted and everything turned out perfect.
Jonna & Bryan 10/4/2013 – Mill City Museum (DJ Justin R)
The online event planner was extremely useful and helpful. Justin was absolutely perfect! He was attentive to our requests and brought a lot of energy to our wedding. He couldn’t have done a better job with our sports style introductions; we’ve received so many compliments!
Jamie & TJ 10/4/2013 – Carlson Rotunda (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony D. was our DJ, and he was wonderful! He kept me on the dance floor all night which is exactly how I hoped it would be. Multiple guests also told me that they loved Anthony.He played great music all night which was incredibly important to me. It was perfect! I also loved the online event planner. So helpful! The DJ and all Instant Request services were amazing!!!
Danielle & Sam 9/28/2013 – 514 Studios (DJ Kailen N)
Kailen was fantastic. Perfect fit for our style.
Katelyn & Christopher 9/28/2013 – Mendakota Golf Club (DJ Laura K)
The event planner was probably my favorite part of wedding planning. She was absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. She had great energy and was so professional. I LOVED her. I loved being able to tailor the event planner to match my style and I loved that I knew the style would be played the night of my wedding. Music is really important to me so it really made my night to hear songs that I loved playing during my reception and dinner.
Kelsey & Eric 9/28/2013 – 601 Graves (DJ Jason Z)
Jason Z met our expectations and beyond! He was a great fit for our style. We literally had to push our guests out the door at 12:30am. The dance floor was not bare once throughout the night…we couldn’t have asked Jason to anything better!
Mackensie & Drew 9/28/2013 (DJ John A.)
I liked how accommodating they were when we had to change our DJ a few weeks before the wedding. I also liked how John worked so hard to ensure we were having a good time. He also was dressed very professional and acted in that manner the whole time all the while seeming like he was having a blast with us! We had people of the dance floor all night long, which is exactly what we wanted!I would 100% recommend them and already have!
Dana & PJ 9/28/2013 – Private Residence (DJ Tom E)
I LOVED having Tom as our DJ. He was absolutely fabulous. (You should give him a raise!) Everyone was on the dance floor. In fact, my guests kept commenting how awesome Tom was. We are so grateful for him. He was on top of everything, he was in constant communication with us, and everyone danced!
Meg & Jeremy 9/21/2013 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ Tim O)
The office staff was great. The first impression I received was friendly and made me feel like I had that person’s full attention – and one of the reasons we went with Instant Request. The online event planner was GREAT it was very helpful and also allowed us to really plan out our night.
Thanks again for all your attention to detail and planning!!! We really appreciated it – you guys made us feel like we weren’t just “another client”.
Heidi & Patrick 9/21/2013 – Eagan Community Center (DJ Travis B)
Travis was a great DJ. He was extremely professional, and did a fantastic job. We could not have asked for better. He showed up early, to set everything up and coordinate with us. He was not intrusive but took care of what needed to be done. His music selection and DJing skills were second to none. Fantastic!
Jennifer & David 9/21/2013 – Grand Banquet Hall in Stillwater (DJ Rick A)
He was great. We trusted him to play to the crowd and use his professional expertise. He was dead on all night.
Jill & Nick 9/21/2013 – Bearpath Golf Club (DJ Justin R)
I really liked how personal everything was…it was so great to be able to have the call with Justin before the wedding to go through the online event planner and details so I was confident everything was set up the way I wanted it and then didn’t have to worry about it the day of the wedding. The online event planner was very useful, it reminded me of things I never would have thought of.
Serin & Steven 9/20/2013 – Carlson Rotunda (DJ Steve F)
DJ Steve was AWESOME!! He did everything I wanted and had the dance floor going the whole time. I would recommend both him and Instant Request to others.
Raquel & Dan 9/20/2013 – Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester (DJ Zack V)
Very prompt customer service, the online event planner made things really simple, and it was priced right.
Alaina & John 9/14/2013 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Rick A)
Rick did a fantastic job! He played our favorite bands but also new what songs to play to get the crowd (of all ages) on the dance floor!
Nicole & Tim 9/14/2013 – Hudson Golf Club (DJ Mike F)
The lighting especially made the mood and decorating extra special.
Ashley & Jafai 9/14/2013 – Solera Event Center in Mpls. (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was great. We chose Instant Request due to good reviews online and the service stoop up to our expectations from the reviews.
Jenna & Noah 9/13/2013 – Crow River Winery in Hutchinson (DJ Matt H)
Our DJ was great. He played off our list and took a few requests. He was very respectful, timely, and fun to work with.
Molly & Kyle 9/7/2013 – Stonebrooke Golf Club (DJ Zach V)
Zach! So friendly, accommodating and easy to work with!
Sasha & Ken 9/7/2013 – Mississippi Dunes Golf Club (DJ Rick A)
I loved the opportunity to set up our DJ song playlist online through instant request, we had a lot of input on our dance songs, ceremony songs etc. You get matched with a DJ according to song selections, personality etc. We were paired with Rick, he was great, would recommend them, price was very reasonable as well.
Tiffany & Kevin 9/7/2013 – O’Gara’s at the State Fairgrounds (DJ Anthony D)
Anthony was AWESOME. Perfect fit for us and he rocked it all night. Very professional. Great people. Anthony is a gem.
Brittany & Bobby 9/7/2013 – Regan Hall (DJ Alex K)
It was perfect, the DJ was outstanding!
Katie & Eric 9/7/2013 – Henderson Event Center (DJ Tom E)
We absolutely loved our DJ he was awesome, he kept the crowd going and he kept playing music and played everything that we loved. It was perfect!!
Kaity & Antonio 9/6/2013 – Emerson Pavilion (DJ Justin R)
I am thrilled to give you guys nothing but stellar marks for your work on our wedding 9/6/13!! It really put my mind at ease that if I ever had a question Matt and Justin were very prompt in their emails with answers. Probably my top favorite thing about working with Instant request! Yes, very much so! Justin was great in being flexible to the needs for our event and he kept our crowd dancing until it was closing time. 🙂 The accessibility and friendliness of your staff was just “out of the ballpark” great! Absolutely!! 100%.
Molly & Cameron 9/1/2013 – Calhoun Beach Club (DJ Nate A)
80 songs was a lot. We struggled with that. We expected the DJ to be the expert on what to play and now and NATE did that. Our dance floor was packed all night! Nate was amazing! He did a great job and people are still talking about our dance. We had actually planned on more people going home before the end so the only issue he created was that too many people were left! Which is not a problem at all!
Katie & Brendon 9/1/2013 – Bunker Hills Golf Club, Harvest Grill (DJ Ryan L)
Instant Request is a rare find in the wedding industry as its value is exceeded by its cost. We couldn’t have been happier with their service. We only asked that he get people to dance and he sure did. He had the dance floor packed from the first song until the last!!!
Stephanie & Tony 9/1/2013 – Riley-Jacques barn (DJ Justin R)
This software tool was amazing. It allowed us to plan out our night and gave us the assurance that we would have a good flow. Justin did an excellent job! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a great event. He went above and beyond in every way and took tons of stress off of us. He made sure the event went smoothly and that everyone had a good time. He was a very good fit for our style. I really appreciated the fact that going into the big day I already felt comfortable with how things were going to happen. I had peace of mind throughout the night knowing that with Justin we were in good hands.
Beth & Brandon 9/1/2013 – St. James Hotel in Red Wing (DJ Charlie T)
The DJ was very nice and did a great job playing our requests and taking our requests. I’d say he was a good fit to our style. The office staff was great! They were very knowledgeable and easy to work with.
Lindsey & Scott 8/31/2013 – Four Seasons Dance Studio in Minneapolis (DJ Sam E)
Sam Eaton totally killed it at our wedding. We highly recommend him to DJ at anyone’s wedding, including our friends’, hands down. He had the right level of enthusiasm, drive and leadership to really keep people moving. For weeks after our wedding, everyone has commented on how much fun the dancing was. Sam knew when to be reserved, and when to be frontal. He was a joy to work with and a pleasure to have as our wedding DJ. The lighting was incredibly well done and made our venue feel like a legit dance club! It had just the right vibe and presentation. We would’ve had it no other way. You guys are the best and really made it a no-sweat day for us. I don’t know anyone else that could do it as well as you guys can. We’ll definitely be recommending your services to our friends and family members who are next up to the altar! I’ve DJed professionally in the past and know how the business works. You guys really provide everything we needed, and it didn’t bust our budget. Anyone that argues needs to realize that quality counts, and every dollar spent is worth it! There’s so many reasons why you’re the best in the Twin Cities!!
Katherine & Brett 8/31/2013 – St. James Hotel in Red Wing (DJ Andrew N)
I knew I could rely on Instant Request because of your outstanding reputation. I also liked the online event planner, it made it very easy to find and select the music we wanted. (The DJ) was a perfect fit for our style. He provided exactly what we asked for in advance but was flexible when we asked for something else during the dance. He exceeded our expectations!
Lisa & Andy 8/31/2013 – Holiday Inn and Suites in Lakeville (DJ Ryan L)
We had Ryan L, and he was fantastic! Ryan was exactly the style and personality we were hoping for! We could not have asked for a better DJ. We received many compliments on his song selection. A couple of times people started to leave the dance floor and Ryan changed the song immediately, and those same people turned around to come back and dance! That is impressive. Ryan was handled all of our requests perfectly, from the grand march, to the first dance, all the way to the end, he was a perfect DJ for us! Absolutely no complaints, we would highly recommend him – and Instant Request to anyone!!
Jennifer & Kevin 8/31/2013 – Golden Valley Golf Club (DJ Andy M)
The online event planner was very helpful; it definitely made us think of everything. I know we would have missed things otherwise. (The DJ) exceeded our expectations. He was exactly the right level of interaction with us and the crowd, he fit our style perfectly.
Leslie & Erik 8/30/2013 – Riley-Jacques Barn (DJ Alex K)
Alex did a fantastic job! He fit in perfectly and honored completely what Leslie and Erik wanted for their wedding. The sound was just right for each portion of the evening, from happy hour to the ceremony, during dinner, then dancing!
Sara & Allen 8/24/2013 – Christos Union Depot Place (DJ Travis M)
Oh my goodness Travis was amazing! He was so great to work with. Totally fit our style and the level of energy we wanted (which was a lot!). We appreciated when one of our family members asked for a polka before the dance floor was open, he approached us quietly and asked for permission to accommodate this guest’s request. AWESOME! Plus he killed our grand entrance! Allen and I had goose bumps the whole time. 🙂 Travis showed up dressed to the nines and he fit in perfect as though he planned it! The one thing we requested of our DJ was to keep the dance floor packed…and Travis delivered! We’ve had so many compliments on the music and energy and we’ve already given out your company and Travis’ name out to many people! We couldn’t say enough good things about you guys!
Caroline & Roth 8/24/2013 – Gale Mansion (DJ Randy G)
Randy was fantastic! Gauged the dance floor and changed songs appropriately – even played some great songs outside of the custom list which were a hit. He delivered on all our tasks, and was very accommodating during our initial call – had very thoughtful suggestions.
Mindy & Thomas 8/24/2013 – Villa Bellezza in Pepin, WI (DJ Brandon H)
It was everything we hoped for!
Christen & Ryan 8/23/2013 – Christos Union Depot (DJ Zach V)
Thank you so much! Zachary Vinge did a phenomenal job at our wedding! We couldn’t be happier with the lighting and the music at our reception!!!
Adrienne & Eric 8/17/2013 – Crowne Plaza Northstar Minneapolis (DJ Chris B)
Instant request was amazing! They give you so many options, that you can review online so you have plenty of time to decide and think it over. During the wedding our DJ was very chill, which was exactly what we wanted. He did a great job of mixing in typical wedding songs, our preselected songs, and requests from our guests. Highly recommended.
Rebecca & Todd 8/17/2013 – St. Paul Hotel (DJ Sean B)
The DJ was great and did a good job. I asked to switch from country back to rock and he did it immediately after the song was finished. I enjoyed the country for a bit, but the dance floor was requesting the change so they could get crazy again.
Jennifer & David 8/17/2013 – Afton Alps Chalet (DJ Jason Z)
Everything was great!
Kristina & Kraig 8/17/2013 – Lafayette Club (DJ Nate A)
Thanks! Nate-Dog was the best!!
Kim & Ryan 8/17/2013 – Bearpath Golf club (DJ Justin R)
Justin did an AWESOME job. We had so many people comment on how fun he was. His interaction with the crowd was very energetic and positive, without being over the top. The music mix he played was perfect. Our dance floor was packed the whole night. He made it such a fun, enjoyable, and memorable night for us. We were very impressed and happy with our DJ and how he ran the entire night. He was so organized and flexible. We liked how he came and introduced himself to the bridal party, got us all prepared and knowing what we were doing for the grand entrance. Also, when we forgot to bring pieces of paper with all the couples names for the ‘clanking of glasses’ part, he was very easy going and just said we could have the mic and call out people.
Julie & Kyle 8/17/2013 – Aria at the Jeune Lune (DJ Charlie T)
I loved how accommodating you all are, you do an exceptional job with customer service and going above & beyond. Charlie was awesome, he made our dance floor so much fun!
Emily & Zach 8/17/2013 – Kozlak’s Royal Oak Restaurant (DJ Laura K)
I loved how nice and accommodating everyone was. Unlike some other companies, I really felt that everyone I talked to wanted to help us get exactly what we wanted for our day, which was very refreshing.
Laura & Ben 8/17/2013 – U of M Arboretum in Chaska (DJ Anthony D)
The staff was very friendly and efficient on returning calls and emails. Our DJ, Anthony, even met with us at the location near our house and was very gracious to us when we met up a bit later than intended because we were on opposite sides of the café. He was very professional, personable, and considerate. The (online event planner) was great! It was very helpful in deciding what songs/music style to use during different parts of the event. I was so relieved that I didn’t have to come up with a million songs myself! Anthony Dubose rocks! He is the best DJ ever! If I ever have another event that should need a DJ we are requesting him again. We met Anthony at the Arboretum wedding fair and before him, we weren’t even considering a DJ.He was so personable and showed us how great our wedding could be that we knew we had to request him personally. The (sound and lighting system) was beautiful and fun. My friends and family had a blast dancing on the dance floor- and they aren’t even dancing types! The dance portion of the evening was the best.
Christina & Brent 8/16/2013 – Bearpath Golf Club (DJ Justin R)
The staff was friendly, especially our DJ Justin. He was very good and he got the crowd into the dancing. His experience worked out very well to determine which type of song to pick next in order to get a lot of crowd participation.
Erin & Mitch 8/16/2013 – Brackett’s Crossing Country Club (DJ Andrew N)
Pleased with everything! Couldn’t have asked for more!
Cassandra & Andy 8/10/2013 – Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave S (DJ Sean B)
It was easy to use the planner and our DJ was very friendly and great at playing music that the crowd wanted to hear.
Kristen & Kyle 8/10/2013 – Elm Creek Chalet (DJ Jason M)
We will never forget the amazing job you did!!! The online event planner software made planning the music for the night extremely easy, and fun!! Our DJ did an amazing job. We could not have imagined a better DJ. Easy to plan all the services for the day, this made it so there was no confusion on the big day!! Instant Request made everything from booking to playing music for our wedding a breeze. It was nice to pick what songs we want and what songs or type of music we do not want at our wedding. We cannot thank Instant Request and our DJ Jason enough.
Stephanie & Jereme 8/10/2013 – Marquette Place Apartments (DJ Nate A)
The pricing was a good value, especially since we had DJ Nate. He was absolutely awesome to work with and helped make our wedding such a memorable event. Also, it was nice that the price included the “full night” so that we did not have to stress about the exact ending time. DJ Nate exceeded our expectations. He followed the planner but also made adjustments as needed. He never “took over” but made sure that everything he did aligned with what we wanted. He was a perfect fit for our style – casual and kept the dance floor crowded.
Cathleen & Mike 8/10/2013 – Depot Minneapolis (DJ Justin R)
Mike and I were so happy with Instant Request for our wedding. Thank you so much! Justin did such a great job for us on our wedding. Here are the questions you sent me that I answered. Have a good day! YES!!! Justin and his partner that helped out did such a fabulous job on our wedding day!! He was such a great fit also for our wedding. They both were very professional too! Yes! We loved every bit of it. We especially loved how you could get our last name on the dance floor. Everyone we talked to was very friendly and professional. We were very happy!!! Absolutely Yes! We were both so happy with Instant Request. They did such an amazing job on our wedding. Everyone we talked too, thought the music was great. We had so much fun!! Thank you!
Amanda & Jake 8/10/2013 – Gillespie Center (DJ Chad V)
I would sincerely like to thank your company and especially Chad. He kept following up with me throughout the night and whatever anybody asked for a request or anything he would play, he was the best! Thank you so much I am very happy that we decided to go with Instant Request as our DJ service.
Melanie & Eli 8/3/2013 – Marriott Hotel in Rochester (DJ Justin R)
The DJ was fantastic!!
Katy & Beau 6/29/2013 – Silverwood Visitor Center (DJ Kailen N)
Kailen Nelson did a fabulous job. Our schedule was thrown off and he made accommodations as necessary. The dance floor was packed all night! We had so much fun! We were able to have a lot of input. We wanted a night that reflected us- our eclectic mix of music- and very limited DJ interaction. Kailen did a great job setting us up for a great night. He mixed our playlist well, helped coordinate getting our speakers the microphone, and did a nice job reading the crowd and speaking only when necessary. We would definitely recommend Instant Request to others!
Jen & Joe 6/22/2013 – Maple Leaf Event Center Chanhassen (DJ John A.)
I liked that the price included unlimited hours of coverage. Most of the DJ services were based on a limited number of hours. I was able to enter all my info and requests which helped the DJ know what I was looking for prior to us meeting. John was great and did a fabulous job, He was outgoing and friendly which was what I was looking for.
Lindsay & Steve 6/7/2013 Little Log House Village Hall (DJ Chris B)
I had instant request as the DJ service for my wedding. The price was very affordable. I liked the option to pick and choose specific songs through their online software. Our DJ was very responsive to my requests on the type of music played, he was very patient and was great at keeping me updated on the time and what was happening next.
Molly & Dan 6/8/2013 – Christos Union Depot (DJ Kailen N)
It was worth every penny. I would recommend Kailen for any wedding. He was an amazing DJ and we were extremely impressed. When he initially was laid back that had us a little worried, but he delivered way beyond our expectations and we had people on the dance floor the entire night. I have never been to a wedding where that was the case and he was a big reason that happened. The comments from our guests during and afterward reinforced our feelings about how fun it was and how great he did.
Maria & Jacob 8/10/2012
I thought that I had everything organized for the wedding but since I am a little technology challenged I was not quite sure what to prepare for the DJ. Justin, our DJ, came prepared and knew exactly what the musicians needed and took away all of the stress. The wedding was also running off schedule and because of that the DJ had to change up the night – he was able to go with the flow easily and still fulfill all of the elements of the dance we asked for. Justin was fantastic and Instant Request was very professional!
Laura & Neil 6/9/2012
Instant Request did an excellent job at our wedding. Justin was able to keep the dance floor packed all night. We received so many compliments, and everyone had a blast. Thank you!
Kim & Matt 7/14/2012
Instant Request and our DJ Kailen did a fabulous job at our wedding. We wanted little interaction with our DJ and we did. He was able to keep the vibe we wanted all night and accommodate music based on the guests reaction. All our guests had a blast on the dance floor all night long! They even helped us our with our ceremony sound just 2 weeks before the wedding!
Dana & Pete 7/21/2012
We had Travis Monroe as our DJ. He did a wonderful job! We were very happy with our music experience. He had people dancing the entire night! We highly recommend Instant Request. They made it very easy to pick our songs and worked with us for what we wanted. The online planner is very helpful and worked out well.
Sarah & 4/28/2012
No problems with the service we received prior to or day of from Instant Request. My only complaint was that they made it difficult for me to leave the dance floor!!
Katie & Dustin 7/21/2012
We couldn’t be more happy with our decision to hire Instant Request as our DJ for our wedding reception. The online event planner is so convenient and all their staff could not have more polite. Our DJ, Eric was awesome! He played great music that made all our guests dance. I would recommend him and Instant Request again and again.
Carol & Ramy 7/7/2012
We work abroad, so we had to plan many aspects of our reception online. Their online planner was incredibly helpful. Once we finished that, they assigned us a really great DJ, Rick Ausland. He liked many of the same songs we did, and was very accommodating with our guest requests. I have to say that the fact that they do not ask for tips was awesome. I find it SO tacky when vendors show up with a “tip hat”… yuck! But we didn’t have to worry about that, as we were able to tip our DJ privately after the party.
Stephanie & Seth 7/6/2012
Instant Request was not only great to work with, they gave us an excellent DJ that made our reception SO much fun! Our DJ was super helpful and willing to sit down with us and talk things through. We also used them for lighting and it made the venue so much more lively and beautiful to have all that extra color! We were so happy with the service!
Sari & Ryan 7/13/2012
Instant Request is amazing! I have seen them at many other weddings and immediately knew I wanted them at my own. Tom, my DJ, was great at reading the crowd and feeling out what they liked best. He was great with my 4 year old girl too! He got on the dance floor and danced with us, sang along, and had lots of creative ideas! I would never pick anyone else! Very reasonable prices too!
Libby & Chris 5/18/2012
We used Instant Request and had Anthony D as our DJ, He was AMAZING! He played just what our guests wanted to hear and kept them on the dance floor! We got more than our moneys worth. Since our wedding, our guests haven’t stopped talking about Anthony and how great of a job he did!
Lindsey & Steven 6/1/2012
Holy Cow! Instant Request matches you with a DJ that they think would work well with your reception and style. I don’t think they could have matched us with a better DJ. He was about our age and new what all the “new, trendy and popular” stuff was while still staying close to our playlist. The DJ helped guests interact and get their dancing shoes a blazin’ on the dance floor with out being obnoxious.
Emily & Chad 4/14/2012
We interviewed several DJ services prior to picking Instant Request. After our first meeting we knew this was the company that would provide the most professional service. Their non-aggressive yet confident approach to selling the business was a welcome surprise compared to the competition. Their prices were fair and we added the lighting package. The online service was a breeze. We talked to our DJ about 2 weeks prior to our wedding day and walked through the details. The entire night kept us on track. When the dance floor was starting to slow down, he changed the music and got everyone back on the floor. It was an excellent experience and the up lighting added a a beautiful ambiance. We would definitely recommend instant request.