Welcome to Dream House Productions! We are the Chicago Indian Wedding DJ you dream of having at your wedding celebration. For over 10 years we have been the pioneer in the Wedding DJ industry in and around Chicago. Our team of Chicago Indian Wedding DJ’s, MC’s and technical staff have always focused on going beyond what is expected of us. DHP makes sure we come out with a W every single time. Our amazing track record speaks for itself via testimonials left by our “real” Indian couples. Dream House Productions is proud of our 5-star reviews across the board on sites like The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google, Facebook and Yelp to name a few.
Our approach to weddings is focused not only on providing you with a talented Indian wedding DJ. We take it one step further in having a vested interest in the planning aspect of your big day. The importance of not only playing a great selection of music to dance to but also understanding the importance of following the program is key. Our staff will work closely with you during the planning process leading up to the day of your event. Putting our vast experience in the industry and suggesting various options for you to make your night one to be remembered is important to us. Prior to your event, we will carefully study your program, timeline and touch base with you throughout the allotted time. Therefore, ensuring that everything that was planned is executed accurately and in a timely manner.
At Dream House Productions we pride ourselves in understand and providing a solution for all your needs as a couple. We will consult with you and present various add-ons and options to make sure your wedding stands out from others. Dream House Productions can offer you Uplighting in the color of choice, customized monograms, moving heads and trussing options, LED video walls, dry ice effects, cold spark effects, wall gobo designs, vinyl dancefloors, projector, and screens just to name a few.
We absolutely loved working with Ruki and the Dream House Production team!
We hired them to DJ 2 days of events for our fusion, multi-cultural Indian and Chinese wedding (Indian ceremony and dancing, Chinese reception) with Western elements, and they executed awesomely!
In addition to being very personable, kind, and energetic, here are a few highlights that set them above and beyond:
– Attentiveness: Ruki took the time to speak with us multiple times, including talking for an hour(!) a few days before our wedding, to make sure all the song choices were to our liking. I felt he really listened to our needs and the music we wanted for each event, as well as gave constructive crowd-appropriate song suggestions.
– Efficiency/quickness: Admittedly, we were slackers and didn’t fill out the song portal till the last minute. However, Ruki and his team were amazing and were able to turn out the playlists for 2 very different events (a dance reception and a sit-down banquet dinner) super quickly!
– Cultural competence: For our dance reception, Ruki was very mindful about song choices that would also cater to the older, Indian crowd including bhangra. We really appreciated his insight to help keep all the guests dancing!
– Ability to work well on the fly: In addition to our putting the playlist together last minute, my mom did not have the Chinese Tea Ceremony planned till last minute (not recommended, haha). Ruki was so accommodating and was able to read all the names of our relatives (complicated Chinese and Indian names may I add) with very short notice and talk through the whole tea ceremony, which turned out better than we imagined.
– Easy to use portal: The DHP portal to create our playlist was very easy to use, and even gave us some really helpful song suggestions via awesome lists of music for various genres.
Also, shout out to Vaughn Goy! When Ruki had a family emergency on the first night, Vaughn seamlessly stepped in and was able to hold down the fort. A huge testimony to his talent and ability to read the crowd is that the DANCE FLOOR WAS FULL THE ENTIRE NIGHT from the time it opened!! It started to rain (cue the Alanis Morissette) part way through the dance reception and the power went out, but he was able to handle that “mini-crisis” calmly and efficiently so that the party could continue on. And thank you for the suggestion for the last song (good choice on the Third Eye Blind), and for playing an encore song! We and the guests made a big dance circle and sang our hearts out to Bohemian Rhapsody. It was one of my favorite memories of our dance reception!
Overall, we may have not been the easiest clients to work with due to all our time delays, but Ruki and his team handled it all so patiently and professionally. More than 1+ month after, we are still getting compliments on how great the DJ/music was, and how much fun everyone had. Thank you, Ruki, Vaughn, and Dream House Productions! I could not imagine entrusting anyone else with the music on our big day. Highly recommended!!
Alice & Sidd Bhola.
I know it’s a little late, but here goes.
We got married August 13th, 2017 in Detroit. We couldn’t have picked a better DJ than Ruki. I wanna thank The Knot for the recommendation.
From the time of initial contact to the day of the wedding; he was very professional, always reachable in case of a query or doubt. He did such an amazing job coordinating everything.
He just wasn’t our DJ, but he had even arranged for our uplighting around the venue. It made it ever so magical.
At the night of our reception, there were a lot of last-minute add-ins (you know how Indian weddings can get) and Ruki was super patient and accommodating; that literally made our day. The music was on point! Everyone had such a great time.
Played the perfect mix of songs to keep the crowd on their toes all night.
Thank you so much Ruki, you made that day so much more memorable!
We already had so many people at the wedding itself ask about Ruki and Dream House; we were more than happy to pass on the contact info. So yes! we definitely recommend him to anyone planning a wedding. You will NOT regret it.
Thanks again Ruki
Shilpa & Vishi Dalavayi.
Reviewing a DJ in general, especially one as great at Ruki and DHP, requires a lot of words, and so I’m going to try to break it down for anyone looking for a fantastic DJ for their event (you should book him. seriously)
What Services did he do for you?
I believe we had the premium package — he DJ’d our sangeet (inc. performances), baraat, ceremony, and reception, and got us the uplights.
in a word, absolutely. When we met Ruki, we were relatively early in our planning. From the get-go, Ruki was professional, kind, gave us tips for a successful DJ experience, advised us on how he works, his timeline as the date gets closer, and is happy to answer any DJ questions for us. As we continued working with him, we developed a great rapport, and as we filled him in on our progressions with planning, he had some really helpful tips to share with us.
mixes/choice of music?
We actually got a ton of compliments on the music. Even aunties were coming up to the both of us and commenting on the music! Ruki is definitely current, and I personally think his mixes were excellent. What’s great about his set up is that you provide him with must playlists of songs, and “absolutely do not play” lists. We made sure to keep out stuff that the definitely didn’t want (macarena? yikes) and stuff that we absolutely wanted to hear. Generally, I told him to keep it new, pop/hip-hop, and bhangra-y, and let him have at it. It turned out great.
His sound system was great for us — we had approx. a 250 seat wedding, so we didn’t need something super loud/etc. Ruki has pretty much all the equipment one would need for a super large wedding as well — the couple who referred him to us had a 500 or so seat wedding and had zero issues with equipment.
With the lighting stuff, we also didn’t do a whole lot here (i think we did his premium package set up). As I said, for the smaller venue it was really great. (we also had party LED batons for the dance floor which we thought were a great addition to the party)
One thing especially to be aware of is that he has his own uplight set. Depending on who you’re using for decor, your typical decor company will probably charge you more for uplights than Ruki will. We saved a decent amount just on that, and as you start to approach your budget markers, every bit of savings helps.
Honestly, not really. Anything that Ruki can help with he does, and any glitches over the course of your wedding night/weekend that involves him are fixed ASAP. If I had to do it again or had to help out with anyone else’s, I would absolutely recommend Ruki.
Rishi & Priya Jain.
When my wife and I began looking for a wedding DJ we were overwhelmed. We had a mixed culture wedding (Indian & Catholic ceremonies) and were having a hard time finding someone that could DJ for the Sangeet, Baarat, Indian Ceremony, and Reception, while also having a mix of both Indian/current hits/classic wedding songs mixed in. When we met Ruki he knew exactly what we were going through and looking for. He walked us through all of the steps and absolutely crushed every event. He had everyone dancing the entire weekend (Even me and I hate dancing)! The mix of music styles/cultures was perfectly done. Ruki also helped explain everything related to the events in the planning phase which was great because I would have definitely not have known what to do/pick for several of the Indian events.
In addition to the above, he was extremely responsive throughout the entire planning process and even helped with a few things that I consider going above and beyond his normal duties. He met us on his own time before the wedding to ensure all the details were correct and that we had the proper songs picked out. Picking Ruki is like getting a free wedding event consultant along with the DJ.
As noted above, we had Ruki for 2 days and 4 separate events, which all went very smooth! Ruki is a definite must-have for wedding receptions, especially if you are planning a mixed culture or Indian wedding.
Vic & Shruti Bernadi.
My wife and I got married in June 2018. We’re both very Type A people when it comes to organization and planning, especially when it came to our wedding. We talked to and received quotes from several DJs for our [traditional Indian] wedding and [Bollywood & hip-hop mixed] reception. Many were recommended to us by friends. We were not impressed by many of the DJs we talked to prior. Many of them seemed unorganized, had poor communication skills, and some never even got back to us. We got DJ Ruki’s name from a friend and contacted him. Within 2 minutes of our first phone call, we knew he was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He was extremely organized, articulated many details that we would have never thought of, and did a great job of explaining his services and options in terms of packages. After the phone call, we talked about it and decided to book him that very moment. We called him back right away and did just that.
A few weeks before the wedding, we met in person and went over everything, including the order of events and what information he needed from us. There were a few things that we missed like the song playing for the cake cutting but with his experience, he helped ensure we had everything ready to go.
The morning of the wedding, DJ Ruki was set up and ready to go, without any additional direction from us. In terms of the traditional Indian/Hindu wedding ceremony, there are very specific songs to be played at specific times. I edited those tracks, numbered, and sent the mp3 files to DJ Ruki ahead of time. Without any rehearsals, the entire wedding ceremony went on without a hitch.
We also had entrance songs for the reception that I edited and labeled. The MCs made a mistake with one of the entrances but DJ Ruki was quick to fix it. Other tracks such as the cake cutting, first dance, mother/son dance, and father/daughter dance were all played in order at the correct time.
For the reception dancing songs, Dream House Productions/DJ Ruki has an online portal to login to and you can search and add songs that you’d like him to mix. You can categorize them into Definitely Play, Maybe Play, and Do Not Playlists. The whole process was very convenient and made it simple for us to choose [English] songs we wanted to play. Since we had an Indian wedding, we also sent him a playlist via an Excel document of Hindi/Bollywood songs we wanted for both the baraat (grooms procession) and reception dancing. Overall, the song selection could not have been simpler. He had the dance floor full the entire night and we had friends that don’t usually dance never even leave the dance floor.
As I said before, organization and communication were a huge priority for us. There were no moments where we felt that DJ Ruki was out of the loop. He coordinated with our other vendors to provide the best service that he could and we could not have been happier. We always had open lines of communication and he always got back to us in a timely manner. We have absolutely no regrets in hiring Dream House Productions and DJ Ruki to manage and DJ the most important day of our lives and no one else should have any hesitations about hiring him either!
TLDR: Best DJ we could have imagined. He was well organized and did everything we could have asked for. All the tracks and mixes were spot on and the dance floor was full all night. Everyone had a blast.
Aian & Megha Mazumder
BDJP! Best Disc Jockey Period!! DJ Ruki did a phenomenal job at our wedding. When hosting a wedding, one of the core items you have to nail down to ensure your guests have an epic time is having great music, and DJ Ruki delivered!! DJ Ruki excels at reading the crowd (different ages and ethnicities) and balances the music accordingly. He is well versed in Indian music and kept the Indian parentals and adults on the dance floor busting a move. He then seamlessly transitioned to more American music for the young adults. DJ Ruki doesn’t just play one song after another either. He’ll play the main chorus and melodies of a song while surveying the atmosphere and engagement on the dance floor, switching it out for another in such a way that energizes the guests and keeps them moving and dancing hard. And from song to song, DJ Ruki is working hard, spinning, mixing, and overlapping tunes to provide ridiculous transitions from the current song to the next. Overall, when you still see over 200 guests on the dance floor after 1 AM, you know DJ Ruki is hitting the right notes and providing the crowd unparalleled entertainment. For your guests, there is nothing more you can ask for from your DJ.
Aside from the dance floor duties, DJ Ruki does a great job with event management logistics and making sure your wedding and all its events and moving parts take place on time without a hitch. He works with all the vendors and banquet hall staff to make sure everyone is on the same page and ready to execute their responsibilities for items like the cake cutting or bride and groom’s first dance. DJ Ruki is professional, organized, and reliable, and he knows when to take charge. During our wedding, we had a program with several performances and speeches back to back which included instruments, singing and dancing, music, multimedia, and other technology, and with his experience and expertise, the program went flawlessly. DJ Ruki ensured everyone was ready to go when the bride and groom and their families were ready.
If you want a DJ for your wedding, choosing DJ Ruki will be the easiest decision you will make during planning. There is no need to speak to any other DJs. You will not be disappointed and you and your guests are guaranteed to have a fantastic time. I recommend DJ Ruki for everyone.
Nihar & Sapna Kanodia.
Indian weddings are our specialty. Our Chicago Indian Wedding DJ service caters to Sangeeth’s, Garba’s, Mehndi’s, Baraat’s, Varaat’s, Nikka’s, Valima’s, Shaadi’s, Hindu, Christian & South Indian Ceremonies, Receptions, Engagement Parties, and many more.