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Those five star ratings aren’t a joke; 1st Choice DJ Services deserved them. I can’t imagine doing our reception over again without them being there. Our DJ did everything we expected (play great music, manage the party by judging what people were enjoying, making a few well-timed jokes to loosen people up at the right moments, etc.), but he also did a lot more. I didn’t realize how helpful it would be to have someone reminding us to eat, bringing us glasses of water, tucking my wife’s dress under our table so it didn’t get stepped on, and all of the other little things like that that weren’t part of the basic job description as our DJ, but come with choosing someone as excellent and professional as them. Definitely recommended.

Best DJ in Raleigh, Best DJ in North Carolina, #9 in the US and #9 worldwide!

Thank you for such an awesome job! Everyone had a great time!

Ok, I have to give credit where credit is due: I just watched 1st Choice DJ Services play the best damn 80′s-90′s set hands down in a very long time. The art of reading a dance floor has been lost until tonight. Thanks for the great flash back, you know how to move a crowd.. Hands down.

Absolutely the best wedding DJ ever!

Best homecoming dance ever!

We interviewed about 10 other DJs before we chose 1st Choice DJ Services. Our DJ was the only one who really understood what we wanted and left us confident that he could handle all the vital details while we focused on the other more important details. Everything went off without a hitch the day of the event and we were ecstatic with our choice. We would highly recommend 1st Choice DJ Services to anyone.

1st Choice DJ Services was such a wonderful addition to our wedding. Our DJ was there early to ensure set up was complete and did a wonderful job entertaining until the end of the night. He was great to work with, managed time well, responsive, and exceeded our expectations. Our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the experience, and the music selection was awesome! Our DJ’s many years in the industry showed throughout the entire event. He was professional, yet kept the party fun. We would recommend 1st Choice DJ Services to anyone looking for an event DJ!!

Randy Strum was a pleasure to work with throughout our wedding process. Randy offered advice and ideas leading up to the wedding that were very helpful. We described the feel that we were looking for and he made that happen. We had a really fun time at our wedding and all of our guests did as well. We definitely recommend Randy Strum for any event.

We were very very pleased with Randy’s good work. He was very professional, friendly and worked the crowd with exactly what we were hoping for. We especially liked his attire. We will highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a professional DJ. Our special “thank you” to Randy. He’s the best we’ve ever seen.

Thanks for a memorable evening. Your command of the crowd and enthusiasm are second to none.

Randy with 1st Choice DJ Services did a great job!

1st Choice DJ Services DJ’d my wedding reception/party. It was more of a “party” than reception because our actual wedding was 2 months prior to the party and was a very small destination wedding. Our DJ and I communicated over phone/email. Without much direction from me (bad bride!!!), he read the crowd and perfectly orchestrated the flow of the evening. 1st Choice DJ Services was great! We had an awesome evening!!

Our wedding was just about a month ago and our DJ did an amazing job! We met with him before the wedding and went over every detail. He got to know us and what we liked and didn’t like. He responds to emails very quickly, which was great when you are so busy with planning. On the wedding day he kept things moving and on time. He kept up with our caterer, which really made the dinner run smoothly. 1st Choice DJ Services really knows how to keep the guests engaged and played just the right music for our crowd. 1st Choice DJ Services is a wonderful dj service and person and I would recommend their services to everyone!

1st Choice DJ Services was awesome to work with; our DJ was very quick to respond to questions, very personable. Our reception was incredible. He did an amazing job playing a great mix that was crowd pleasing. It wasn’t the typical wedding reception where the older crowd leaves after cake; he had all ages on the dance floor until the end of the night! My 85 grandmother even got up to dance. We didn’t have a wedding planner to tell people where to be and when to eat, etc. Our DJ directed the crowd in the right direction all night, which was a huge help. 1st Choice DJ Services are great at what they do and it shows through the parties. I highly recommend 1st Choice DJ Services!

1st Choice DJ Services provided a DJ for my wedding. We were very happy with the experience. Our DJ was flexible with our wishes and kept our friends and family dancing all night long. Overall we were very pleased and would recommend their services for other events.

Our DJ from 1st Choice DJ Services was a great emcee. Our DJ played most, if not all of our requested songs. He did not overpower the event with lots of talking. Instead he kept the event flowing and the music going, only occasionally making an announcement ir a well-timed joke. His website wasn’t the most intuitive, but it was servicable. We would definitely recommend him to others, as many of our guests remarked on how much fun they had. We feel our DJ was an important part of this.

1st Choice DJ Services was a fun dj. He found some songs for us that weren’t normally played at weddings per our request. He really went above and beyond.

Rodney Holmes was a great DJ. The dance floor was full all night and it created a very festive atmosphere for the entire night. He was great. He was also very receptive to suggestions from the bride and her guests on the type of music to play.

He played everything I wanted and was totally professional, friendly, and approachable. He made everyone feel comfortable with accepting requests and he had such a warm and positive attitude from the moment he arrived. We were 110% satisfied wth our dj. We loved you Rodney!

Rodney was great at reading the crowd and playing the right music. Would definitely recommend him to other couples!

Rodney was great! He made everything so easy!

I highly recommend Rodney for DJ and lighting services. Throughout the process he was always easy to communicate and very personable. He set up the sound for our outdoor ceremony as well as our indoor reception. We had lots of requests for music and Rodney accepted them graciously. He even said he enjoys when couples get involved in the process. He arrived many hours prior to our event and had everything completely ready to go on time. He did a fantastic job.

Rodney Holmes was absolutely amazing! We used him for both our cocktail hour and reception. He showed up at the venue at 1pm to set up for the 6:30 cocktail hour! He was so sweet too. He helped my mother set up and hang up items while he was there. My husband and I have received nothing but praise about how awesome the music at our wedding was. People stayed on the dance floor from the time dinner ended until we kicked them out. Even the older people at our wedding were up dancing! He played such a great mix of oldies and new music to keep the entire crowd entertained. He was awesome!

Rodney, was excellent. Our entire group of family and friends had a great time. We even starting dancing during the dinner music, then all through the night. A D.J. can break or make a wedding and Rodney did everything and more for the best wedding ever.

Thank you to 1st Choice DJ’s for making our Wedding Day perfect. Rodney met with us a few times in person to go over our playlists, special dances, etc. His attire at the Wedding was very professional and he kept the dancefloor full the entire night. I have already recommended them to a few my girlfriends getting married as well.

Rodney was excellent! He played the right music at the right times, listened to all requests and demands of the bride, and did an overall great job throughout the entire ceremony and reception. THANK YOU!

Rodney was absolutely phenomenal. We literally had wedding crashers (from another wedding) because our party was having so much more fun and our music was amazing. Rodney was great to work with before and during the wedding, he was incredibly responsive to email, music requests and questions. I would recommend him to anyone who has a vision for the kind of party and music they want at their celebration and wants it handled masterfully.

I can’t say enough great things about Rodney and his DJ services for our wedding. His communication prior to our wedding day was amazing as we changed so many details and added so much to his work load and he was great throughout it. I didn’t have to ask him again and again to make sure he had the little details right, it all came out perfect. We had an outdoor wedding setup and 20 minutes before the ceremony it rained and due to his great planning, he was able to move all the equipment effortlessly into the backup venue on the property and it worked out better. I HIGHLY recommend working with Rodney as he will be the least stressful vendor you’ll work with for your event.

Randy Strum was our DJ and he was excellent. He played music that we liked and kept our party going to the end. He was easy to work with and a nice guy. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Provided professional service and was able to read the crowd well! Thank you!

Randy Strum provided DJ services for our wedding last March. He was awesome throughout the entire planning process and incredible for the actual wedding night! Our friends and family never left the dance floor. You can’t go wrong with 1st Choice Customized DJ’s.

Working with everyone was one of the easiest parts of our party planning process! Emily is extremely accessible and accommodating. The planning process was so simple and stress free. As if that wasn’t enough, the music was FANTASTIC! Everyone at the party danced the entire night. DJ Rodney did an unbelievable job of reading the energy of the crowd (and age range). I highly recommend using this service for ANY occassion!!

Rodney and his crew did a phenomenal job! They came out three days early to a rehearsal just to make sure that everything went smoothly the day of the big fundraiser. He pre-mixed music for 5 different fitness instructors so that there was no lag in fitness segments during our 100 minute challenge! They anticipated things we hadn’t thought of and were an integral part of the success of the event. I won’t use anyone else from now on!