4Sure DJ Puts the “Club” in the Montgomery Club
If you’re looking to have a wedding where no one is sitting down for more than dinner then Ryan Levin from 4Sure Entertainment is your guy. Deciding on the kind of music you want to have at your wedding is a big deal, but when your best friend’s brother is one of the greatest Chicago wedding DJs your decision becomes a little bit easier. I’ve known Ryan’s younger sister and one of my bridesmaids since we were in playgroup together at age three. Ryan has always been the biggest ball of energy from as long as I can remember and he translates that into a passion for getting all the guests up and out of their seats when he DJs. I’m not trying to brag or exaggerate when I say that our wedding had the most packed dance floor of any wedding I’ve ever attended. And it wasn’t just the younger people up and dancing, our parents and their friends, and even the grandparents were hitting the dance floor hard. One of the things both Taste Tester #1 and I noticed during our wedding was how well Ryan read the crowd. If he put on a song that people weren’t getting excited for, he quickly transitioned to the next one. That was one of my favorite parts of having a DJ over a band. If a band strikes up a tune and people leave for their seats, they just kind of have to finish it out, but if you have a DJ they can easily transition to the next song that will get people dancing again.
We also gave Ryan a playlist ahead of time with songs we’d like to hear along with songs we didn’t want to hear. Ryan did an excellent job of incorporating all of our favorites into the evening’s playlist and left off the ones we weren’t a fan of. It’s so important to work with an entertainer who is going to cater to you, and not to what THEY like. Everyone has different tastes and you want to be sure that the DJ or band you’re working with listens to you the customer. Ryan also did an excellent job of incorporating our guest’s requests into the line-up as well. If someone came up to him and requested a song, you can guarantee that a few minutes later you’d see that person’s face lighting up.
Ryan was an excellent MC (Master of Ceremonies) the whole evening and kept the flow of the night running smoothly. We decided to have a dance set before having people sit down for salads and many people hadn’t experienced that before. It was a fun way to get the party started after cocktail hour and before people sat down for dinner. Ryan also managed to herd the crowd with just his voice and get people in position for our first dance, the father/daughter and mother/son dance, the speeches and even a surprise performance from some of our musically talented friends. People kept coming up to us throughout the wedding to let us know how awesome they thought our DJ was. With over 15 years of experience, Ryan really has a professional grip on turning a wedding into a true party.
Ryan says his favorite part of doing a wedding is seeing everyone have a good time. “I like the looks I get from people when I play their song, I like the compliments I receive after each event. And most importantly I like making a memory for people, I step into their lives for just a few short hours and I make sure they never forget how much fun they had.” We can honestly say that Ryan accomplished his goal, our wedding with him as our DJ will be a night we remember forever!
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