TESTIMONIALS

The Best Wedding DJs in Chicago: Dream House Productions has an amazing track record of performing all around the US. We have entertained Brides & Grooms, Corporate Clients and their guests in many states such as IL, MI, IN, OH, MO, CA, AZ, WY, WI, FL, NY, NJ, RI, TN, SC and NC to name a few. Our years of experience as the Best Wedding DJ in Chicago has taken us to great heights and won us numerous awards. The Knot’s Best Of Weddings Award for 2018 & 2019 in a row is one example. Here are some testimonials left by our amazing clients on Dream House Productions.

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Please note that these testimonials have been extracted from sites such as The Knot, Wedding Wire, Yelp, Facebook and, Google.

Annie L

I recently attended a wedding that Dream House Production played at. I was very impressed with the team! Paul and Ruki were very professional and enjoyable. They were great at announcing the bridal party- I’ve heard some awful mishaps at previous wedding with other DJ’s and it ruins everything! So this is very important to me and stood out how organized they were. The music overall was fantastic- they got the guests dancing right away throughout the entire night. I would definitely recommend Dream House for entertainment needs!

Lily C

Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for more from Ruki who played our NYE wedding in December. He was a breeze to work with, interfaced with our planner & event venue on his own and brought in all the necessary equipment without us having to think about it. He rolled with last minute schedule changes and was just generally go with the flow, which was great. But MOST importantly, he kept everyone on the dance floor ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Our wedding planner said he’d never seen people hit the dance floor (& stay on the dance floor) that fast after dinner! Thank you, Ruki for making our wedding an absolutely epic weekend. Highly recommend!

Tara C

Ruki played at my company Christmas party, and did a fantastic job! He was professional, showed up early, and made sure that my guests were enjoying themselves the entire night. Thank you!

Rishi J

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.

Overall Happiness?

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 play lists 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 keep it new, pop/hiphop, and bhangra-y, and let him have at it. It turned out great.

sound/lighting system?

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 add 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.

Any Disadvantages?

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 is fixed ASAP. If I had to do it again, or had to help out with any one else’s, I would absolutely recommend Ruki.

Brandy C.

If you want the best wedding DJ, Ruki Dole is him!!My husband and I had previously seen Dream House Productions at another wedding where we danced all night and decided to look no further for our own wedding a year later. Although we didn’t think it was possible, Ruki did an even better job at our wedding and had guests from 20-70+ years old dancing for 5 hours straight! Our friends and our parents friends are still telling us how much they danced and how great the DJ was.

Our wedding was at a hotel so Dream House Productions provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception as well as uplighting. Everything they did was fantastic and we truly believe we had the best dance party ever with the help of Ruki Dole and Dream House Productions. We couldn’t be happier to recommend this company!

Ambreen A.

We selected Ruki as our Wedding DJ, he was very professional, just a text/phone call away. He worked with us for our song selection and literally had our back throughout our events. We were looking for someone who was able to cater to both South Asian and American Weddings, Ruki did a great job of this. He was able to feel out the crowd and play the appropriate music to keep people on the dance floor. I am very happy that we chose him to be our DJ, he also worked with us with our budget. All our guests were happy and enjoyed themselves the whole night.

Aian & Megha

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.

Alice C.

We absolutely loved working with Ruki and the DHP 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 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 from 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! Could not imagine entrusting anyone else with the music on our big day. Highly recommended!!

Scott G

We got married about three weeks ago, and I still have not stopped hearing from our friends and family about how great the music was. The dance floor was full the entire night, and everyone had a great time.

Ruki does a great job of reading the room and making sure that he isn’t playing things that are inappropriate for the audience, or that people just aren’t vibing with.

I’d seriously recommend Ruki to anyone that wants the kind of wedding where people are up on their feet and moving all night long.

His MC-ing was great as well, you can tell that he has been doing this for a while.

His price was also super competitive, though we did get a bit of a discount as our venue already had DJ equipment in place so there was little to no setup required.

Lindsay M.

Dream House Production/Ruki is AMAZING! I first met Ruki and became acquainted with his skills at a popular bar in Chicago. Then, he was the DJ at one of my best friend’s wedding. I was so impressed that I recommended him to two friends/future sister-in-Law’s in Indianapolis for their wedding. At each wedding, he was professional and mixed the music like a total pro. After knowing him for 6+ years and seeing him DJ at 3 weddings, I finally got to hire him at my own wedding this past August (also in Indy). He did not disappoint! It would be a huge mistake not to hire him – he will make your wedding! Thanks again, Ruki!

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Annie L

I recently attended a wedding that Dream House Production played at. I was very impressed with the team! Paul and Ruki were very professional and enjoyable. They were great at announcing the bridal party- I’ve heard some awful mishaps at previous wedding with other DJ’s and it ruins everything! So this is very important to me and stood out how organized they were. The music overall was fantastic- they got the guests dancing right away throughout the entire night. I would definitely recommend Dream House for entertainment needs!

Lily C

Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for more from Ruki who played our NYE wedding in December. He was a breeze to work with, interfaced with our planner & event venue on his own and brought in all the necessary equipment without us having to think about it. He rolled with last minute schedule changes and was just generally go with the flow, which was great. But MOST importantly, he kept everyone on the dance floor ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Our wedding planner said he’d never seen people hit the dance floor (& stay on the dance floor) that fast after dinner! Thank you, Ruki for making our wedding an absolutely epic weekend. Highly recommend!

Tara C

Ruki played at my company Christmas party, and did a fantastic job! He was professional, showed up early, and made sure that my guests were enjoying themselves the entire night. Thank you!

Rishi J

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.

Overall Happiness?

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 play lists 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 keep it new, pop/hiphop, and bhangra-y, and let him have at it. It turned out great.

sound/lighting system?

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 add 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.

Any Disadvantages?

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 is fixed ASAP. If I had to do it again, or had to help out with any one else’s, I would absolutely recommend Ruki.

Brandy C.

If you want the best wedding DJ, Ruki Dole is him!!My husband and I had previously seen Dream House Productions at another wedding where we danced all night and decided to look no further for our own wedding a year later. Although we didn’t think it was possible, Ruki did an even better job at our wedding and had guests from 20-70+ years old dancing for 5 hours straight! Our friends and our parents friends are still telling us how much they danced and how great the DJ was.

Our wedding was at a hotel so Dream House Productions provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception as well as uplighting. Everything they did was fantastic and we truly believe we had the best dance party ever with the help of Ruki Dole and Dream House Productions. We couldn’t be happier to recommend this company!

Ambreen A.

We selected Ruki as our Wedding DJ, he was very professional, just a text/phone call away. He worked with us for our song selection and literally had our back throughout our events. We were looking for someone who was able to cater to both South Asian and American Weddings, Ruki did a great job of this. He was able to feel out the crowd and play the appropriate music to keep people on the dance floor. I am very happy that we chose him to be our DJ, he also worked with us with our budget. All our guests were happy and enjoyed themselves the whole night.

Aian & Megha

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.

Alice C.

We absolutely loved working with Ruki and the DHP 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 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 from 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! Could not imagine entrusting anyone else with the music on our big day. Highly recommended!!

Scott G

We got married about three weeks ago, and I still have not stopped hearing from our friends and family about how great the music was. The dance floor was full the entire night, and everyone had a great time.

Ruki does a great job of reading the room and making sure that he isn’t playing things that are inappropriate for the audience, or that people just aren’t vibing with.

I’d seriously recommend Ruki to anyone that wants the kind of wedding where people are up on their feet and moving all night long.

His MC-ing was great as well, you can tell that he has been doing this for a while.

His price was also super competitive, though we did get a bit of a discount as our venue already had DJ equipment in place so there was little to no setup required.

Lindsay M.

Dream House Production/Ruki is AMAZING! I first met Ruki and became acquainted with his skills at a popular bar in Chicago. Then, he was the DJ at one of my best friend’s wedding. I was so impressed that I recommended him to two friends/future sister-in-Law’s in Indianapolis for their wedding. At each wedding, he was professional and mixed the music like a total pro. After knowing him for 6+ years and seeing him DJ at 3 weddings, I finally got to hire him at my own wedding this past August (also in Indy). He did not disappoint! It would be a huge mistake not to hire him – he will make your wedding! Thanks again, Ruki!

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