Why finding a good DJ is HARD (and why this one is so so good) #Sponsors#DJ#music Posted Dec 19 2017 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. You can take the tunes were on point at Dani & Nathan's wedding | Photo by Alexa Nahas Photography Let's admit it, finding a wedding DJ is one of the harder challenges in wedding planning. There are a lot of… well, duds out there. Cheese, obnoxiousness, and really traditional people abound in this industry. And when it comes to something as important as the literal mood of the wedding, you want someone GOOD. We're careful when we partner with DJs for that reason. You've got to find someone who can customize the experience to your crowd and make sure it works. Doro & Gretchen's wedding | Photo by J. Benson Photography When you know you found a good one Stylus DJ Entertainment is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Jane Elizabeth of Stylus DJ Entertainment is one of those perfect-for-us DJs who does EVERYTHING we want in soundtracking a wedding. She's been DJing for more than a decade, learned how to work crowds in a chill, non-cheesy way, and how to mix the perfect set of tunes for dancing, mingling, board gaming, slow jamming… whatever you've got in mind. She understands that every offbeat wedding is different and has different needs, including which genres, songs, and styles to hit and which to miss based on your needs. Becky & Jake's wedding | Photo by Holtz Wedding Photography Stylus is a team of six DJs (five of whom are women!) who DJ all around New York, Philadelphia, and beyond. With Stylus, you can give as much or as little input as you like into the song selection process. You may have a total soundtrack ready in your head and just needs some finessing or a director or you want someone to take the reins and create a kick-ass soundtrack for you. They'll ask all the right questions to create the atmosphere you'll dig, whether it's unusual and indie or a bunch of dance classics. Stylus also keeps track of what's trending and popular in wedding music, so they're ready to make recommendations based on what people really like to hear. They'll dig into their archives for unusual choices, too, when you want to find the perfect song to make a moment pop. Shawn & Andrew's wedding | Photo by Morina Photography You can get a feel for their playlists If you use Spotify and want to get a feel for their playlists, they're right here. You can find some of their most requested songs (like "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen, "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce, "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire, and "Poison" by Bel Biv DeVoe!) and some trending songs (like "American Girl" by Tom Petty, "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne, and "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran). Wes & Mike's wedding | Photo by Emma Cleary Photography Shiny, happy people who hired Stylus! We have a couple of super happy clients who wanted to share their experience with Stylus that may be helpful in your decision to partner up with them: “We can’t thank you enough for making our night great. I don’t have the best memory, but I will never forget my time on the dance floor at our wedding. In particular, the last 7 songs or so (when I had spare time to dance my little booty off) was literally the best half hour of my life. Thank you so much for helping to make it happen…P.S. my cool uncle had some high praise for your Bob Dylan choice and asked that I pass it on to you.” – Josh Taylor “We have very strong opinions about music, and one of the first DJs we talked to assured us they would listen to our suggestions, but on the day of, they would play ‘whatever it took to get people dancing.’ We wanted to be able to have the music we loved on our day…when we talked to Jane, she immediately seemed to get it.” – Arielle DiGiacomo It's Jane Elizabeth!Photo by Sarah Fry for Lauren Fair Photography If you're ready to take the plunge and finalize your wedding DJ, you are in for the most rad experience with Stylus. Start thinking of the way you want your guests to feel and get a DJ from Stylus to start building that playlist to make it happen. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Flowers & whimsy galore at this forest wedding in Sebastopol NEXT Ride the rosé trend with these rosé signature cocktails Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. 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