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 & hiphop 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 setup 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 Play lists. 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 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.