John was an excellent DJ. He worked closely with us to sculpt the exact experience we were looking for, and was extremely accommodating to our wants and needs. He has a strong understanding of what works and what doesn't for a given event, and as such was able to help guide our choices--resulting in an overall experience that was a MUCH better than what it would've been had we been left to our own devices. In addition, I was wholeheartedly impressed with the attentiveness he paid to the changing moods/desires of the crowd at the event itself. While sticking primarily to the previously-planned set list, he also exhibited an excellent ability to deviate as/when needed. He constantly kept in touch with us throughout the night to ensure the music was still living up to our expectations, and was highly amenable to any changes that arose (something I VERY much appreciated, after many DJ-does-whatever-they-want experiences I've had in the past). Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. I have absolutely no complaints about John, and only praise to offer. Anyone who has ever thrown any major event (be it wedding or otherwise), knows that the music is a VERY important piece of the puzzle. Great music can make an event incredible, while bad music can kill it completely. Because of this, I hate leaving DJ selection up to chance, and I would caution others against doing so as well. On that note, I would recommend John Vavrin highly.
I wanted to tell you personally once more that Lisa and I had an excellent time at the wedding, and we absolutely loved having you as our DJ. I've had many horrible experiences in the past with other DJs, and you really were the complete opposite. Most DJs seem to have their own idea of what they want to do, or want to just be given a set list ahead of time and play it without deviation. The fact that you paid such close attention to our needs/wants (while also directing us in areas where, due to experience, you really do know best) really sets you apart from other DJs. Even just the fact that you made the effort to keep in touch with me throughout the evening in order to help guide things along made a huge difference. You have an excellent understanding of music and atmosphere, and in all honesty the night would not have been the same (not nearly as much fun) had your skills been absent. It was a pleasure to work with you, and I can guarantee you that if I'm ever in need of a DJ again when in MN you'll be the first I call.
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. If you keep doing what you do, I don't think you'll have any problem winning the praise of those you work with in the future.
Hi John and thank YOU again for DJ-ing our wedding!!!! The music was ON POINT!!! Everything really went off without a hitch. It was a dream come true for both Danielle and I. The place really sounded and looked amazing. We loved the lights and the starting lineup entrance for our wedding party was done perfectly. SO FUN!!! i want to do it again haha! I will definitely refer you to friends. -Justin & Danielle V.- Lafayette Club
John, I just wanted to send you a thank you for the awesome service you provided for our wedding. I had so many people tell us what a great party we threw and I want you to know that it was because of your excellent services that our guest truly had a wonderful night. The dance floor was always full for the entire 4 1/2 hours. Your 2 1/2 hours of music for the cocktail hour and dinner was perfect. We had a fantastic night of fun. I will be recommending you to all our friends for their future DJ needs. Thanks again, Trever and Missy
"Thank you John!! Kendal and I had such a great time!! You truly helped make the day stress free and kept the party going through the rain! It was so awesome and we are so thankful for everything you did for us. Thank you again! Dan & Kendal P- Reidel Farm, Fridlye
We had John and were so happy. We found them online sometimes that can be nerve racking not having a 'friend' recommendation; however I would assure you these guys are legit and amazing to work with. John arrived early, saved the venue with Dinner music (the venue's piped in music wasn't working), he agreed to stay longer AND...he was so accommodating. Our wedding attendees were not big dancers (we knew that prior to) and when the Football Bowl Game was turned on the dance floor dwindled. However John partied with those still dancing and played their requests and those watching the game still enjoyed the party atmosphere/sounds. It was perfect for us.
-Maria B-The Millennium Dome
I wanted to thank you for making our wedding so entertaining. You didn’t hesitate to go with the flow and you executed our vision perfectly. The ceremony music was exactly how I dreamed and the reception got every single person out on the dance floor, at least once, which was what I was hoping for. Thank you for mixing the father daughter dance up for us and for being patient with us as we changed things up a bit. My husband really loved your work and was raving about you for weeks after the wedding! We thought you were an excellent choice for a DJ & would recommend you to our friends and family. Thanks!!!"
-Chelsea & Dustin M.
John, Thank you so much for the pictures and for doing such a great job at our wedding! Everyone enjoyed the night so very much including Jake and I! We will think of you in the future if asked about DJ's. You have a great talent and I couldn't have asked for anything more :) I love the pics, it's so much fun to see all of the different ones and yours are wonderful! Thanks again,
-Melissa and Jake G.
"We just wanted to send you a note to thank you again for all that you have done for us. We could not be happier with our decision in choosing you for our DJ. You were so professional and courteous every step of the way. Do other DJ's actually check the radar for rain activity in order to make the most out of the good weather?? I think not - but you did!! You checked with us on things when necessary, but were always so kind and never made us feel like our hectic wedding was ever a problem for you and we thank you for that. In addition to you doing all that we had discussed in terms of the layout of our evening...you shocked a lot of people after the reception ended. You stayed to clean up all of your equipment - in the rain - and then also helped our friends and family pick up the leftovers of the wedding. Wow!! And if that wasn't enough, you then sent us some pictures that you had taken of the day. That was so very sweet of you!! You are amazing and we will definitely highly recommend you to anyone who will listen and any other event in our lives that needs some good music! Thanks again and take care!"
-A&J, Arden Hills, MN
“We had the pleasure of doing business with DJ John Vavrin at our daughter’ wedding on August 3, 2013. John made it very easy to communicate with him about his part in the reception. He accommodated our every need with a smile and helpful suggestions. John came to our house to review song choices and to preview his set up area. On the day of the wedding he arrived and set up his equipment so quickly and quietly that we didn’t even notice he was there. John helped us with a microphone system for the toasting and he even took some photos of the service. What more could we have asked for? We would gladly recommend DJ John to friends and would be happy to use him again ourselves.”
-Jennifer and Barry F, Chanhassen, MN
"Our DJ, John Vavrin, did a great job at the wedding reception for our daughter's wedding. From the first meeting, he was cordial and professional. He made it easy to put together music for the evening and had great knowledge and experience in how to orchestrate the evening. We were relaxed and confident. As evident by the dance floor that night, people were having a great time. Very good job. Thanks!"
-Bill N, Minneapolis, MN
"John did such a great job! Everybody has told me how fantastic the music was all throughout the wedding. We all had an amazing time dancing for hours and he was able to find any song we requested no matter how crazy our request was. He listened to everything I suggested when we were planning the music for the wedding and he did a fantastic job in putting everything together and made it perfect. John, I can't thank you enough!"
-Debbie H, Elk River, MN
“John Vavrin was very professional and accommodating. Working together to arrange our wedding party's entrance music, John displayed a knack for what it takes to be a great DJ. John played a great variety of music for dance as well as sentimental choices for a wedding reception scene. Very open to requests and ideas, I would have no problem recommending John to friends and family, and he will be the one I call for any future DJ needs. Thank you John!”
- Martian A, South St. Paul, MN
"We had John Vavrin not Paul but I have to say John was very professional and accommodating. I would use him again for sure!!!!! "
-Tracey M, Savage, MN
"John Vavrin was the actual DJ and he was fantastic!! I would recommend him and Paul to anyone. I took a stack of his cards and plan on passing them out to everyone! “
-Bev R, Golden Valley, MN
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