The Other Wedding DJ – Chris Ward

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Chris Ward and I love music.

I’ve been a touring drummer for the last decade with Pattern is Movement. I’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with artists like The Roots, St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Shabazz Palaces and tour all around the world. I’ve also been booking shows for years at Philly’s own Johnny Brenda’s. My life revolves around music and that is why I love to DJ.

 

You might wonder – what makes me The Other Wedding DJ?

Well, I’m not your traditional wedding DJ. I won’t be playing ‘The Electric Slide’ nor will I be bringing any props (see: inflatable guitars, saxes, etc) with me. The way I see it, I’m just hosting the best dance party you’ve ever been to and it just so happens to be your wedding. What does that look like? I’ll be spinning Motown, Madonna as well as TLC, Prince and Beyoncé just to name a few. All of my years of listening to and performing music has helped me hone the ability to read a crowd and when I’m spinning a wedding – my focus is to get and keep the party going.

 

So, when you hire me, you’ll get a DJ who is emotionally invested in your day. We’ll work together to figure out the songs you’ve got to hear on that special day as well the ones you do not want played. My job is to get everyone dancing from your Grandma to your best friend and I take that responsibility seriously!

Evan Hertzog
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Chris was overall our guests' favorite vendor. He worked with us to create the right ~vibe~. He knew exactly how to work the space with the audio. He fed off our energy on the dance floor and made appropriate calls based on the reactions of our crowd. You can't go wrong booking The Other Wedding DJ! Amazing to work with from start to finish. If I could do 10/5 stars I would!
Leo Brussel
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Chris is an expert- cool, talented, fun. He knows what you want, he plays what you didn't know you needed, and understands what you absolutely do not want played. He has huge range and knowledge, and knows how to make your party good. Most important is what he won't do: he won't play Closing Time when your drunk friends demand it.
Amelia Aretz
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Chris is the best choice around! You could not ask for a more fun and personalized experience for your wedding. Chris is communicative, helpful, and most importantly, kind. His demeanor immediately assured me that our party was in the best hands. You can tell he takes the time to look through your suggestions/wants so you get exactly the experience you are looking for. He shared ideas and was available to talk whenever we needed. Thank you, Chris, for making our night incredibly special!
Brandon Foster
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Chris absolutely crushed it at our wedding. Tons of communication and very knowledgeable between our venue and (of course) music. Our guests didn’t sit down once after the music started. Highly recommendEDIT: we just came from a wedding 6 months after ours and multiple people told us we had the best music at any wedding they’ve ever been to. Couldn’t recommend more
We are so glad we decided to book Chris to DJ our wedding! From the moment we reached out, Chris was responsive, knowledgeable, kind and helpful. He listened to all our wants and needs and gave us incredibly helpful feedback. The app he uses to get your must play and special moment songs is super easy to use and made this part of the communication really seamless, and man did he throw down on the song selection! I could not have asked for a more well curated playlist! We had the best time dancing at our wedding and all of our friends and family raved about Chris. I wish we could do it all over again! Thanks for everything, Chris!
Katherine H.
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We are so glad we decided to book Chris to DJ our wedding! From the moment we reached out, Chris was responsive, knowledgeable, kind and helpful. He...
LZ RN
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Chris was the perfect DJ for our wedding! From the very first call (which felt more like a full nerd-out session of all our favorite bands) up until finalizing our playlist, coordinating with the emcee and planner, Chris was the best."Wedding of the century" was one of our guests reviews when talking about the music! And while Chris kept the music to our style, he did so good throwing down Missy, and several guest started to break dance!Chris made the music of our wedding the highlight of the night, giving certain songs a whole new meaning to us, sparking memories we will never forget.I would recommend Chris for your wedding in a heartbeat!
Lyndsey Fox
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The truth is, I wish we could afford to have Chris follow us around and score our every day life - that's how much he got us. Chris is so passionate about what he does and it comes through in the way he runs his business and the work he produces. For us, music wasn't just one part of the night - it was the glue that tied it together. From day one of talking to him, we could tell Chris felt the same way. He speaks of music at a big event as a way to non-verbally cue moments, and emotions and to ensure that the night feels organic. We were nervous when looking for a DJ for our wedding because my now husband and I have such different music tastes, but somehow Chris managed to weave The Waterboys, Wu Tang, Dawes and Donna Summer into a magical night where the dance floor was never empty. Chris worked with us to incorporate an antiquated Jewish tradition into the end of our Hora and was kind enough to walk us through a few different ways that he's done the Hora before. Taking that kind of interest in your client's cultural customs is a special kind of magic. Couldn't recommend Chris more.
lyndsey F.
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The truth is, I wish we could afford to have Chris follow us around and score our every day life - that's how much he got us. Chris is so passionate about...
Ryleigh Freund
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Chris was absolutely wonderful to work with from start to finish! He made the wedding planning process so enjoyable and he was very organized. He made our wedding into the best party- which is what we wanted 🙂 couldn’t recommend him more for your wedding day!!
I could never put in words the absolute professionalism and sheer talent of Chris Ward as our Wedding DJ but I will certainly try. From the very beginning, he was informative, friendly, and to the point. Even the UI of his online booking process was impressive. He worked so diligently and precisely with my Husband and I getting ready for our big day. And the way he DELIVERED on the big day- my guests are still talking to me about it and it's already been 3 months since. I can't recommend Chris enough as your DJ for you next big event. You absolutely won't regret it!
Lusi Klimenko
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Chris was wonderful to work with and did an incredible job DJing our wedding. He was extremely responsive, flexible, and helped put us at ease about the flow of the reception and our music selections. Everyone had a great time and our guests kept raving about how much fun they had on the dance floor. Highly recommend!
Brandon F.
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Chris absolutely crushed it at our wedding. Tons of communication and very knowledgeable between our venue and (of course) music. Our guests didn't sit down...
Kate Svigals
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Benji djed our wedding in September and it was the dance party of our dreams. Had everyone on the floor til 2am!
Samantha Dubin
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Chris was amazing. He was so thorough and well organized with everything. Everything leading up to our wedding made us feel so confident for our big day. He went above and beyond for everything. He even went to check out our venue space prior to our wedding date which made us feel that he truly cared about our special day. All of our guests wouldn’t stop dancing and talking about how amazing the music was. He made sure our timeline was always on point and that was so important to us! He played our must play music and everything was incredible from the time I sent my deposit to the end of our wedding night. Sometimes we felt that he was our wedding planner, but better 😂!! Everything was perfect!!! Thank you so much Chris!!!
Samantha D.
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Chris was amazing. He was so thorough and well organized with everything. Everything leading up to our wedding made us feel so confident for our big day. He...
Ryan Nasino
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Chris was outstanding for our wedding. He made collaborating on the music we wanted incredibly easy, and kept several generations on the dance floor all night. We got lots and lots of compliments on the music. Cannot recommend Chris highly enough.
Chris was one of the first and easiest vendor choices we made for our wedding - we didn't even bother contacting anyone else after we talked to him! It was really important to us to have an awesome dance party but to also have a music vibe that felt like "us" throughout the rest of the day. Chris provided DJ services for our cocktail hour, dinner, and reception and transitioned seamlessly between the different vibes and spaces for each (even with having to move up and downstairs multiple times due to the rain plan). Chris was super organized and thorough throughout the whole planning process, and I feel like he really took the time to get to know us and our taste in building the playlists for each part of the day. We trusted his creative instincts completely and he absolutely delivered! Multiple people commented about how good the music choices were during dinner and cocktail hour and what an incredible dance party he crafted during the reception. And, on top of everything, Chris was such a kind and warm presence to have as part of our wedding day. 10/10 recommend hiring Chris to be your wedding DJ!!
Rachel S.
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Chris was one of the first and easiest vendor choices we made for our wedding - we didn't even bother contacting anyone else after we talked to him! It was...
Evan Zimmerman
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Chris was the perfect addition to our wedding. From the very first contact through the post-wedding communications, Chris was top notch. We were so glad we found The Other Wedding DJ and that he was available for our day.Our guests comments were that the music was actually too good because they couldn't stop dancing. "Why is the music at this wedding so good" was something we kept hearing throughout the evening.Chris made collaborating on the music / vibe for our event so seamless. We were thrilled.I would recommend Chris for your wedding in a heartbeat.
Evan Z.
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Chris was the perfect addition to our wedding. From the very first contact through the post-wedding communications, Chris was top notch. We were so glad we...
Kelly Kay
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Chris DJ’ed our wedding in Philadelphia and did an amazing job. Beforehand he made sure to connect with my husband and I to get a sense of our music style and how the reception will go. He paid attention to every detail we went over and offered great suggestions as well. He made sure the night flowed smoothly and the dance floor was full. Highly recommend!!
Kelly K.
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Chris DJ'ed our wedding in Philadelphia and did an amazing job. Beforehand he made sure to connect with my husband and I to get a sense of our music style...
Geoffrey Gund
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Chris is the ideal wedding DJ! He's attentive, communicative, incredibly easy to work with, and most importantly, he made sure we got exactly what we wanted out of our wedding: a big dance party with all of our loved ones.He played all the right songs at all the right times to get and keep the party going. If you want a wedding DJ who is a pleasure to work with and will make sure you and your guests all have a great and unforgettable time, stop looking and book Chris!
Geoffrey G.
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Chris is the ideal wedding DJ! He's attentive, communicative, incredibly easy to work with, and most importantly, he made sure we got exactly what we wanted...
Chris did our wedding last night and I can’t overstate just how much he crushed it.Super attentive to the vibe, makes sure he totally understands what sort of thing you want and don’t want on the playlist, and he ACED it.No notes. Spent the rest of the night after the wedding getting compliments on our DJ.
Nick Hoffman
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Chris was amazing from consultation to wedding day!Chris gave very thorough descriptions of what he could provide, what to expect throughout the planning process and, what to expect on our wedding day. On top of making it very simple to select the day of music and proper vibe, Chris was also amazingly helpful in answering any wedding questions and acted as a great 3rd ear!On the day of our wedding Chris crafted the perfect list of songs that matched both of our own unique tastes while mixing in music that would keep all ages on the dance floor. Chris's ability to read a room's energy and how to change it for optimal fun is unparalleled and we truly could not imagine any other DJ to be our vibe conductor for the day!
Nick H.
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Chris was amazing from consultation to wedding day!Chris gave very thorough descriptions of what he could provide, what to expect throughout the planning...
Polina Dineva
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Hiring The Other Wedding DJ for our wedding was one of our best decisions! Chris' passion for his work, his kindness, and his attention to detail truly set him apart from the rest.Chris is a genuine artist who exudes passion for his craft. Throughout the planning process, Chris displayed exceptional responsiveness and thoughtfulness. He dedicated time to understand us as a couple, attentively listening to our musical preferences and our vision for our special day. Further, he was incredibly open to incorporating some Balkan folklore to honor my cultural heritage (which was an absolute hit with our guests)!On the wedding day, Chris arrived early to set up, ensuring that everything ran smoothly. He coordinated seamlessly with our venue to maintain the timeline we had set. His transitions between songs were flawless, and his ability to blend different musical genres and eras catered perfectly to guests of all ages throughout the night. Chris played an invaluable role in making our wedding a joyous and unforgettable celebration.We wholeheartedly recommend The Other Wedding DJ to any couple seeking a DJ who goes above and beyond to create a fun yet intimate atmosphere. Chris, thank you for crafting a wonderful night that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!
Nathaniel Engel
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Chris is absolutely amazing!! From the very beginning of planning until up to the very end of the big night he crushed it. Through our conversations you can really feel his passion for what he does and the thought and care he puts into his work. We had a very high participation rate on the dance floor and Chris kept it that way for the entire night. What really stood out to me when working with Chris was his drive to make sure our vision came to life. We had discussed doing a pretty specific introduction to our wedding and Chris was ALL IN! Even saying he was going to practice the timing and make sure it was perfect for the day of - I really respect that and thank him for contributing greatly to our unforgettable day!!
Nathaniel E.
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Chris is absolutely amazing!! From the very beginning of planning until up to the very end of the big night he crushed it. Through our conversations you can...
Erin Sweeney
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We hired Chris to DJ our party (it was technically not a wedding!) in June. The communication, expectation-setting, and execution were all perfect. I loved our playlist and Chris's overall chill vibe. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
Marisa S.
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Chris is an incredible DJ and did a great job at our wedding of combining our eclectic tastes and putting in some classic but fun jams that our parents...
Nishant Pandya
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Chris was the DJ for my wedding's ceremony, dinner, and reception. He was INCREDIBLE to work with. He is so thoughtful in the way he thinks about music, sound, and supporting an event. He works with you to learn what you want out of an event and brings such a wealth of knowledge on what has worked/has not worked at prior weddings he has been to without pushing outside of your vision.He is so thoughtful as he learned the pronunciations of all my family members' names and leaned about the Indian wedding ceremony to make sure the music cues went well.I cannot recommend working with Chis highly enough. He is the ultimate teammate for whatever event you wish to host.
Nishant P.
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Chris is the best! I cannot sing his praises highly enough. From the time we hired him, he was so in-tune with what my wife and I hoped for out of our...
Kristin S.
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Chris Ward, The Other Wedding DJ, was a wonderful DJ at our company event! He chose the perfect music to set the lively mood for our lunch and meeting. His...
Scott Barnebey
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To say Chris Ward is the best would be an understatement. We got so many compliments throughout the night about how much everybody loved the music. From soundtracking the dinner portion to enlivening the dance floor during the reception, he was the secret ingredient for a perfect vibe.Right from the start Chris understood our vision. He was very eager and willing to take on any and all challenges or crazy ideas we threw at him. Not only that, he was incredibly helpful with organizing and helping to plan the processional and recessional, which included accompanying live musicians. You think you are hiring a wedding DJ, but what you don't realize is you are hiring an expert crafter and audio enthusiast who understands how to work with the acoustics of a room and the flow of the evening. Chris is one of those who truly appreciates the nuances of an event, curating the mood of every moment. He knows how to read the room and every beat flowed perfectly from one scene to the next.He is very engaging and communicative, and we greatly enjoyed our video calls where we got to walk through the plan of attack from start to finish, and more importantly talk about our favorite music! He is so easy to work with, and you don't know how much you need that until you're in the thick of wedding stress. He made us feel right at home, and took the time to really understand us and tailor the soundtrack of the event to us as a couple. We felt comfortable trusting him to fill in all the gaps of details we didn't even think about, and welcomed all the suggestions for capturing meaningful moments based on his expertise and instincts.Chris's contribution to our wedding will forever be a highlight of the evening, and an unforgettable memory on top of an unforgettable night. Thank you so much, Chris!
Scott B.
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To say Chris Ward is the best would be an understatement. We got so many compliments throughout the night about how much everybody loved the music. From...
Steven Chamblin
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Chris did an amazing job. Throughout the whole process he was very communicative and accommodating. He was very thorough and did a preliminary site inspection and worked with us to make amazing choices. Chris killed it during the whole wedding and we couldn’t have done it without him.
Holly W.
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We booked for Chris for our NYE party and there is no doubt- HE MADE THE PARTY! We never stopped dancing! He is so talented and a ton of fun! Everyone loved...
We couldn't have made a better choice than having Chris as our wedding DJ. He was so wonderful to work with and made everything about the wedding process easier. Chris arrived early and was a life saver during our ceremony by providing a microphone that we needed last minute.The first thing everyone remembers about our wedding was the music! He really listened to our vision and everyone was on the dance floor all night. I highly recommend him for your wedding, you will not be disappointed!Chris, thank you so much for treating Patrick and I as friends and making our wedding day a dream. We appreciate you!
Chris was incredibly friendly and approachable from our very first introductory call! He has a very well-organized planning process, the Vibo app he organizes the music selections with is super user-friendly too. He also had a very keen sense of what is cocktails vs dinner vs dancing music choices which was great for us being naturally wedding newbies and stressed about how to get the right vibe for friends & family for a truly memorable, fun party/night. He knew his craft so well but was also so approachable and friendly about the process and we felt like we got the best of all worlds - he helped us integrate our unique tastes into the playlist and feel represented in the selection, he helped us avoid things like overplayed wedding songs or artists we maybe wanted to avoid, his setup and booth were beautiful (and he was open to adjusting the aesthetic if needed which we didnt but awesome he offered) and every guest told us he was a highlight of the night - "No skips! Amazing DJ!" , even our parents and the older guests which was great. He truly made for the most incredible party we could ever hope to host, the most memorable of our weddings (we had two events and this was by far our fave) and we are honestly blessed we found him!
Chris was incredible friendly and approachable from our very first introductory call! He has a very well-organized planning process, the Vibo app he...
Nathalie Weiss
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I worked with Chris for a 500 person event at a museum. He was a pleasure to work with. He is professional and as a musician as well, so he ensured the music matched the vibe of the event throughout the evening.
Nathalie W.
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I worked with Chris for a 500 person event at a museum. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. He is professional and as a musician as...
Natalie Weaver
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We hired Chris for our Wedding in November 2022. Chris was amazing to work with! He was exactly what we were looking for in terms of his style and love for music. He clearly demonstrates his passion when planning the music for the wedding. My husband and I appreciated Chris' vision for the night and his method for using our selections and building on our playlist with his own expertise to keep people dancing. We thoroughly enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to others. We also had many compliments from our guests and they did not want him to to stop playing. Thank you Chris!
Spencer Ruskin
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Chris is amazing! He not only kept everyone at our wedding on the dance floor all night, but was a joy to work with throughout the whole process. From the beginning, he was kind, thorough, and completely professional. He outlined exactly what to expect, communicated clearly and consistently, and was easy-going and friendly in all our interactions. And most of all? The man knows music, and clearly does this from a place of love and respect for the power music has to move people.My wife and I genuinely can't say enough nice things about Chris. His recommendations were all on point, he was knowledgeable and passionate and never judgmental, and he played an amazing set all night. If you love music and dancing, don't book another wedding DJ, book The Other Wedding DJ!
Spencer R.
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Chris is amazing! He not only kept everyone at our wedding on the dance floor all night, but was a joy to work with throughout the whole process. From the...
Ariana Gillman
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I cannot sing Chris’s praises enough!!! This is the wedding DJ you want! Point. Blank. Period. The process with Chris from start to finish was seamless and flawless. Chris is not your average DJ who shows up and does the typical wedding shtick. He approaches each of his weddings with thoughtfulness, love, and care and really makes an effort to get to know your vibe as a couple. I have never had a DJ who is so involved in the sociology of DJ-ing and how to cultivate the best party we have ever seen. He is incredibly organized, has extensive knowledge of multiple genres of music, and is all around an AMAZING guy to work with. I would recommend Chris to anyone who wants a wedding they’ll never forget. Once we hit the dance floor, we never left!! As it should be, and Chris made sure if that. Thank you so much, Chris!!!
Joe Nathan
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Chris was awesome from start to finish. Booking, planning and communication were very easy. The music app he provides is great tool to help plan the event.Day of event could not have gone smoother. Chris had the dance floor going for hours and even had us dancing during picture time!Highly recommend Chris for your event!
Joe N.
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Chris was awesome from start to finish. Booking, planning and communication were very easy. The music app he provides is great tool to help plan the...
Tim Mounsey
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Chris helped us throw the best dance party on our wedding day. Leading up to the day, Chris was extremely well organized and communicative - making sure that he understood the personal music tastes of my partner and I. During the wedding, Chris masterfully weaved in his own style with our favorite songs. Would recommend to anyone looking to have the best dance party without the wedding cliches.
Karen M.
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Chris is the absolute BEST!! There are not enough kind words to describe him. From the minute we were engaged, I knew the music would be the heart and soul of our wedding. After countless Google searches, I stumbled upon Chris’ extremely cool website (and, glowing reviews) and was sold. His site/description reminded me of someone with whom we would be friends and lo and behold, I felt an instant connection during our first call. He was hands down one of the kindest, most organized and responsive vendors with whom we worked. Chris is unbelievably knowledgeable about music and patiently talked through the various questions we had regarding the evening’s flow. His user-friendly app allowed us to fully prepare for the wedding night ahead of time. Our guests are STILL complimenting the DJ! The dance floor rocked until the bitter end. We absolutely loved Chris and cannot recommend him enough. He’s the man!
Karen M.
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Chris is the absolute BEST!! There are not enough kind words to describe him. From the minute we were engaged, I knew the music would be the heart and soul...
Sam N.
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My partner and I highly recommend Chris for all your DJ needs. Chris DJ'ed our wedding in June 2022. He put in the extra time and effort to make sure he...
Cara Hertneky
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My husband and I truly enjoyed working with Chris Ward (The Other Wedding DJ), as we planned our wedding. Chris was consistently professional and very helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. He is extremely knowledgeable about sound systems, music, and all that goes into planning our perfect wedding playlists.Chris even took the time to take a walk through the wedding venue with us, so that he could be fully prepared for all of the different sound set ups necessary, as we utilized his services for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.Chris has a calming energy and is a great listener, which was so appreciated as we discussed our visions for the wedding. He gave great suggestions when we asked for them, and also helped us to create our own unique playlists for our celebration. Everything went smoothly during our wedding ceremony and reception, thanks to Chris. He even worked with our other hired musicians to ensure the entire event was a success. Our wedding reception was an absolute blast and a huge dance party! Chris was so good at reading the dance floor and keeping the party going all evening long!If you are looking for a wedding DJ, who is easy to work with, extremely professional, and very talented, please consider The other Wedding DJ! We highly recommend working with Chris Ward!
Bradie Williams
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Chris DJ'ed our relatively non-traditional wedding/dinner celebration in June 2022 and we could not be more pleased. Chris was incredibly easy to work with, a great communicator, flexible, and worked flawlessly with all of our other vendors. He offered valuable input on the music we wanted to hear during different parts of the evening, and also on overall wedding logistics. Most importantly to us, the dance party felt like our party, with all of the music lining up to our tastes while at the same time bridging the gaps between generations to keep everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. Would highly recommend working with Chris!
Dan M.
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Chris absolutely killed it. He was super professional and accommodating. We keep receiving compliments about how great the music was at our wedding and we...
Alex N.
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Chris was everything we could have asked for in a wedding DJ, and honestly so much more. He asked us great questions to help us figure out what we wanted in...
Kevin Sharkey
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I would highly recommend getting Chris to DJ your wedding! Chris DJ'd our wedding in March 2022, and he did a fantastic job! From the beginning, Chris was easy to talk to, and it was clear that he is truly passionate about what he does. He also worked closely with us to understand our style and musical preferences. When our wedding was postponed due to COVID, Chris was extremely accommodating. We also really appreciated Chris's proactivity in coordinating with some of our other vendors to work out day-of logistics. Chris made a point to be familiar with the venue beforehand. He arrived early on the day-of to make sure the set-up was just right. Most importantly, he got everyone up on the dancefloor, played awesome music, and made sure everyone had a great time!
Kevin S.
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I would highly recommend getting Chris to DJ your wedding! Chris DJ'd our wedding in March 2022, and he did a fantastic job! From the beginning, Chris was...
Chris was our DJ for our November 2021 wedding. And he was fantastic to work with. He was accommodating when we had to delay our original November 2020 date. Chris was our favorite vendor to work with while we were planning our wedding. He understands art of putting together a great playlist and really listened to what we wanted in regards to the music for our wedding and also as an MC. I cannot recommend Chris enough.
Bridget G.
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Chris was our DJ for our November 2021 wedding. And he was fantastic to work with. He was accommodating when we had to delay our original November 2020...
Kayla Adiletto
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There is truly NO ONE better to DJ your wedding than Chris. I’ve been to many wedding and experienced some rough DJs, so when it came time to plan my own wedding, I knew I needed to find the right person. Chris was everything and more. He curated a perfect vibe and it was as if we were long time friends the way he captured mine and my husband’s taste. He was so good, that my friends and family were clapping and yelling “one more song!” at the end. Hire Chris, you won’t regret it.
Meghan Hughes
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Chris is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's attentive, professional, detail oriented, and just the nicest person. His talents took our wedding to the next level! We continue to receive compliments from our friends and family specifically about Chris and how great the music was at our wedding. Hire him for your wedding! It was the best decision we made!
Meghan O.
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Chris is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's attentive, professional, detail oriented, and just the nicest person. His talents took our wedding to the...
Marina Goland
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Selecting a wedding DJ was very important for us, as I love music and have quite an eclectic taste in music. I've been to many weddings where everything was perfect except for the music, which completely killed the vibe and then I've experienced the opposite, and remembered how memorable those weddings were. Chris was recommended to us by another wedding vendor, when I expressed my anxiety about finding a DJ and not wanting a "typical wedding DJ." Well Chris was not that! First and foremost, he's a super nice and organized guy - incredibly responsive, detail oriented and thoughtful. He spent a lot of time getting to know us, understanding the vibe of our wedding, music tastes, etc.. He had a very detailed questionaire to understand everything about our music tastes, and executed perfectly! Our reception was exactly the fun, eclectic dance party we wanted, and our cocktail hour/dinner had the perfect blend of indie/international/jazz tunes we loved! All of our friends and family raved about the music and just how much fun they had. If you want an amazing wedding DJ, Chris is your guy! Cannot recommend him highly enough!
Alex DeLuccia
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Chris is the absolute best wedding DJ! We worked with him for our wedding on 08/15/2021, and have an endless amount of good things to say about him. At the onset of wedding planning, my wife and I knew that music would be an incredibly important aspect of our wedding, and agreed that we needed to work with someone who would be able to seamlessly integrate the music that is most meaningful to us into the proceedings of such an important and sentimental day. Chris was the perfect fit for the job. From the beginning of the process, Chris was professional, knowledgeable, courteous and super easy to work with. When we made the decision to postpone our wedding from 2020 to 2021, Chris immediately let us know that he was available to work the new date that we had chosen. His flexibility in switching dates helped provide peace of mind in the overall process of moving our wedding back a year - things just would not have been the same without Chris at the DJ helm! We had many questions along the way, and Chris was patient with us in answering them, and was always willing to jump on a phone call to talk through details. The day of proceedings (cocktail hour, dinner and dance) could not have gone better - his music selections for each portion of the evening were simply phenomenal!! After our wedding, my wife and I received heaps of praise and positive feedback for Chris's song selections. We will forever be grateful to Chris for creating the atmosphere for such a joyful evening.Simply put, there is no better wedding DJ than Chris. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Alex D.
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Chris is the absolute best wedding DJ! We worked with him for our wedding on 08/15/2021, and have an endless amount of good things to say about him. At the...
Chloe Bowman
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Music is super important to my husband and I, so our choice in DJ for our wedding (8/29/21) had to be perfect. And The Other Wedding DJ was just that. Chris made our entire day run smoothly, from the ceremony to the reception. Out of all of our vendors, Chris was the most attentive to detail and wanted everything to be perfect. He was very responsive, we spoke to him numerous times before the big day to make sure we were all on the same page. We are still getting compliments on the music and how fun the night was. The dance floor was packed the entire night. We cannot thank him enough for being a part of our special day! I would recommend him to anyone.
Jorge S.
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Music is super important to my wife and I so our choice in DJ for our wedding had to be perfect. The Other Wedding DJ was just that. Chris made our entire...
John Kuhn
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We feel so lucky to have worked with Chris. He was our wedding DJ at Bok in South Philly on 8/7/21. Chris is a clear and conscientious communicator. He was thoughtful and detail-oriented in emails, and jumped on phone calls a couple times with us, too, to make sure everything was in order prior to our wedding. Booking through his website was easy, too!The day of the event, Chris was incredible. He arrived early, and set up sound systems for us in two locations. He was relaxed and fun. He'd had us share some of our Spotify playlists with him in advance, so he knew our style, and he also shared a sample of different genre sets he's used in the past, too. The music was so good that guests literally started dancing before dinner, and people didn't leave the floor until the very end of the night.Lastly, Chris is super kind. I can't recommend him enough! Again, we feel so lucky he was available for our wedding.
John K.
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We feel so lucky to have worked with Chris. He was our wedding DJ at Bok in South Philly on 8/7/21. Chris is a clear and conscientious communicator. He was...
Rossana Duffy
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Chris was the best DJ we could have possibly picked for our wedding! He was attentive and detail oriented from the very beginning, which we deeply appreciated. He made sure our wedding flowed smoothly, and seamlessly rolled with the punches even when some things changed at the last minute. He was able to make the party fun, without using any cheesy gimmicks that other DJs may employ. Our wedding was about a month ago and we are still getting rave reviews about the music from our guests. We would be happy to recommend him to anyone for other weddings and events!
Rossana D.
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Chris was the best DJ we could have possibly picked for our wedding on 10/31/2020! He was attentive and detail oriented from the very beginning, which we...
Emily Hiserodt
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Chris was amazing from start to finish. He was extremely detail-oriented, attentive, and just all around seemed like a super cool dude. We really liked that he had surveys for us asking for us to pick our top 5 'need to hear' and bottom 5 'do not dare play this at our wedding', among other music preference questions. We loved that he was super open to us giving him inspo playlists that we created on Spotify for our cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. He played everything we wanted to hear from our playlists and 'filled in the blanks' with PERFECTLY aligned song selections of his, and he did it really well. We received a lot of compliments from our guests at how great our DJ was. Also, we aren't dancers! We wanted everyone at our wedding to have the option to dance if they wanted, but we more so wanted just chill hang-out vibes (which was perfect given that we had a pandemic wedding and we much preferred everyone to just enjoy themselves outdoors social-distanced - instead of crowded together spewing potential covid particles everywhere - while having some good convo and drinks while enjoying some great music). On that note, Chris was also super safety-oriented, which we very much appreciated. We are the first of our close friends to get married, and we will absolutely be recommending him to any of our Philly-area friends that decide to get married in the future!
Danielle U.
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When more than one family member ends up in a split on the dance floor you know the music is hitting! My partner and I are truly thankful to have had the...
Madalynne
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Wow! What a great DJ! My husband + I had to cancel our destination wedding and plan a new wedding here in Philadelphia. Chris was a pleasure to work with. He offers a customized selection of music, which we wanted. He is easy going but professional and made our wedding day perfection... even during a pandemic! Thanks Chris.
Maddie F.
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Wow! What a great DJ! My husband + I had to cancel our destination wedding and plan a new wedding here in Philadelphia. Chris was a pleasure to work with....
Julie Gibson
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My fiance and I hired Chris to DJ our upcoming wedding on 10/18/20. Little did we know that a pandemic would change our world, and along with it, all our plans for the forseeable future. Unfortunately, we've had to totally restructure our wedding plans since most of our guests will not be able to come. Our new plans can not include Chris, and he has been AMAZINGLY SUPPORTIVE and UNDERSTANDING given this unpredicted situation. Although we can't speak for his DJing (although I'm sure it would have been awesome), he is the BEST kind of person you could hope to work with. What a kind, honest and professional person!!! I will definitely hire Chris in the future should we ever need a DJ, and I will be recommending him to all my friends and colleagues!
Julie G.
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My fiance and I hired Chris to DJ our upcoming wedding on 10/18/20. Little did we know that a pandemic would change our world, and along with it, all our...
Isaac Loftus
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My wife and I searched high and low for a wedding DJ that fit the vibe and sensibility we were looking for. Our number one priority was having a great dance party. Rather than an MC we wanted an honest to goodness DJ. We couldn't be happier that we decided to hire Chris. Once dinner ended the dance floor was full all night! People were having so much fun we decided not to stop to cut our cake. We were having too good of a time. He not only exceeded our expectations but was an awesome person as well. I'd give him six stars if I could.
B C.
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Our wedding needed good food, tequila, and a great dance party. Those wild dance dreams came true thanks to the brilliant stylings of Chris Ward aka The...
Megan Levi
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Our wedding needed good food, tequila, and a great dance party. Those wild dance dreams came true thanks to the brilliant stylings of Chris Ward aka The Other Wedding DJ. On the dance floor Chris brought the funk, the noise, the oldies-but-goodies, the hip hop, the appropriate selection of pop, and he even managed to work in some of our weirder requests. During each part of the night he created the perfect atmosphere with his carefully considered program that appealed to guests of all stripes and ages. Cocktail hour was celebratory and sexy. Dinner was smooth and energetic—but Aunt Betty could still hear her conversation. He was on his equipment game—including a custom DJ booth—and provided mics for speeches. Almost as important as the post-dinner dance blitz was our slightly complex ceremony. We married ourselves—no officiant—so the music cues were really important to keep time and set the tone. We had two phone calls and a few emails leading up to the big day—which, in the midst of wedding planning, was the perfect amount of hands-on time—and Chris nailed everything. It was a magical evening made more so by the thought and care that Chris put into the soundtrack of our night.
Sarah B.
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I work for an event venue and we have hundreds every year. Chris is on our preferred vendor's list because he always does an amazing job. He has been hired...
Sarah K.
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Chris was the perfect DJ. He really took the time to understand the vibe we were going for with our wedding. We weren't the Cha Cha Slide kind of crew, but...
Amanda B.
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Words don't do justice to how grateful we were to have Chris curate and DJ our wedding. He is professional, receptive, and responsive, all while maintaining...
Jesse P.
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Chris made my wedding. We wanted to go for something different than that typical wedding DJ playlist and he delivered. We had some requests that he worked...
Martin S.
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I have the great fortune of knowing Chris for years through the Philly music scene and his monthly DJ nights. When my wife and I decided to get married,...
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