Weddings

YOUR SPECIAL DAY

I’ve been a DJ for more than fifteen years and I have accumulated a vast collection of music. The diversity of my music collection makes me an ideal and decidedly un-cheesy wedding DJ. A wedding is such a special occasion and I’m always excited and honored to be present. When booked to DJ a wedding I work closely with my clients to find out their tastes and must-have songs. The style of music is whatever you’re looking for: I can seamlessly blend slow dances of old, 60s soul, 70’s funk, 80’s hits, with the best hip hop and today’s hits. Whatever the crowd I know how to keep them dancing. I’ve spun at more than 100 weddings and I’ve learned what people want to hear. You can always tell me songs you want to hear or would rather not hear. Your wedding day is all about you!

PRICING: For weddings I charge a flat fee of $2000 for up to 6 hours of music. This price includes travel within 25 miles of Oakland, set-up/breakdown, a great sound system and a microphone — I’m also a fun and sincere MC. I’m particularly proud of the fact that many of my wedding clients are referrals from previous couples. All bookings are confirmed with a contract. I also ask all couples that book me to return this info sheet at least two weeks before the wedding.

For weddings outside of the immediate Bay Area I charge $1/mile round-trip.

ADD-ONS

*Lighting Package: $200 – This add-on includes colored lights, a laser, strobe and more.
*Ceremony Amplification: $500 – Amplifying the ceremony is a tricky job requiring special equipment. I bring one lapel mic for the officiant and one wireless handheld mic for everyone else to use.
*Extra Set of Speakers: $250 – Sometimes people want music in more than one area.

SAMPLE MIX

A journey through many genres to get the crowd dancing at a typical wedding! This is a compressed version of what I might typically do over a few hours. Enjoy.

Wedding Mix by Leftcoastdj on Mixcloud

 

TESTIMONIALS

David & Iris: We hired Alxndr to DJ our wedding in Santa Cruz after having enjoyed his sets at clubs and festivals and having heard good things about his ability to delight a wedding. And he was amazing! With that background, I knew he would have no trouble getting our dance-loving friends to shake their bodies, but I was especially impressed about how he got our whole multi-generational family on the floor as well! His music ranged from brand new beats to old-school swing with everything in the middle, with never a cheesy moment. He did a great job of working with our planner and the venue to MC key moments and really set the feeling for the whole reception. Everything about working with him, from getting ideas about what sort of music we wanted, to his punctual arrival far from home in the woods, to his own sound system, was Professional with a capital P! And his smile is infectious. The only downside to hiring Alxndr was that our dance floor was too small to fit everyone who he inspired to get up at the same time!

Anna & Mather: We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. We’ve never been to a wedding where EVERYONE (even my 85 year old grandfather) danced from beginning to end. After the last song played, people where shouting for more! Alexander has a keen way of knowing exactly how to get the entire crowd moving and was completely professional from beginning to end. He’s also an awesome MC minus the cheesy banter. It’s been 5 months since our wedding and still one of the most common memories about the whole event was how amazing the DJ was. From the beginning of the wedding planning process, we didn’t care if people remembered the flowers, the food, the little details that every bride obsesses about – what was most important was to create a laid back, fun, laughter filled event with memories that we and our guests would remember forever. Alexander was definitely a huge part of making this happen. We couldn’t be more grateful!

Leah & Ryan: Ask and ye shall receive.  My husband and I were pretty specific about the music we wanted to hear at our wedding.  Alex listened to our requests and delivered beyond our expectations.  When you lose count of how many compliments you get on the music, you know you’ve picked a good DJ.  Thanks for making our wedding perfect!

Matt & Justine: We found Alex on the Internet, and after meeting and interviewing a few other DJs Alex seemed to be the most articulate in the way that he operated. We and our guests were very pleased with his services. He was personable with everyone and got people dancing and kept it that way until the end. He also has a good voice, not overbearing and not annoying. He worked well with the wedding coordinator and the crew who was filming. He even recorded the sound for the ceremony and sent the file to the people filming. We would highly recommend Alex for your wedding.

Paul McStowe: Professional, cool, and accommodating with the innate ability to read the crowd, DJ Alxndr knows how to keep the party moving. My wife and I continue to receive compliments for selecting Alxndr. A dj can make or break a wedding… DJ Alxndr certainly made ours. Without a doubt, THE BEST wedding dj I have ever heard.

Kate & Jake : Alex was the perfect DJ for our wedding. Personable, affable, calm and professional, he was a pleasure to work with. However, Alex’s biggest strength are his turntable skills. His ability to keep the party going via his seamless transitions between classic songs and contemporary hits is a testament to his skill and ability to read the crowd. Many of our guests commented on his prowess as a DJ and wondered where we found such a talented individual. I can’t wait to hire Alex again.

Sydney & Ben: We hired DJ Alxndr to play at our wedding after a friend, who had seen him DJ at another wedding, recommended him. We were so impressed — he played great music all night, and kept the dance floor packed until the end of the reception. Everyone, of all ages, was dancing. Our guests loved him! He was professional and easy to work with (even when we made last-minute changes to the time we wanted him to show up and to our first song), and charged reasonable rates. We couldn’t recommend him more highly!

Dennis & Danielle: Thank you so much for being part of our wedding – the music you played was fantastic, you were great as an announcer, and definitely kept the party moving. You were super professional and are great at doing your thing – which was great for us since we had so much other stuff to worry about. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Jessica & Danny: We are very happy that you did such an amazing job! We don’t know how anyone could have done a better job than you. Soooo not cheesy, and we have been getting rave reviews for the past 2 days. We loved all of your fantastic, original, and perfectly mixed music. Another thing that we loved was that the mic and sound for our ceremony was flawless. We can’t tell you how many weddings we have been to where there is feedback during the ceremony.

Rob & Chloe: We had a very diverse mix of guests in terms of age and background so I was worried beforehand about whether people would dance. And I didn’t want a cheesy wedding DJ that would play the same old music you hear at every wedding. My worrying was for nothing. DJ Alxndr was fantastic. The music was fun and high energy. He had us dancing like mad until the end of the night. To this day people are complimenting us on how great the music and dancing was at our wedding.

Kevin & Ayesha: DJ Alxndr rocked our wedding and managed to get all of our guests – a really diverse group of friends, young and old family members – up and dancing. We really wanted a DJ who appealed to everyone – and Alxndr did just that. We had a hard time getting our guests to stop dancing at the end of the night, and he really made our wedding a party and a night to remember. Alxndr was really accommodating about our music requests throughout the night, is really reasonably priced, brought in all his fabulous equipment to our event an hour from San Francisco, and managed to keep our dance floor crowded till the very end. Thank you Alxndr!! You know who we’ll be calling on for future parties and celebrations.

Matthew & Merav : Thank you once again for an incredible job at our wedding! The ceremony audio and music was perfect, our first dance, the dinner music, and the PARTY! excellent. You “wrapped it up in a bow.” The music was truly what we hoped for and everything else was just an added excellent bonus. You can send any prospective clients our way for a scorcher of a testimonial!