For those of you who are unsure of the value of a DJ/MC, let me tell you through my experience that it's one of the most important elements to a successful wedding. The quality of the music, the sound and orchestrating throughout the wedding easily influences the mood and the atmosphere. For me the wonderful scenes from my family and friends' support and participation made my day sweet and a memory of a life time. Now onto the DJ. I can't be happier to have hired Craig from Bugsie to be our DJ. Throughout the wedding planning he was extremely responsive, attentive to our needs and easy to work with. When you have a dozens of vendors you have to deal with, on top of the preparations for yourself and your partner, having those qualities are so important and really helped control my stress levels. Due to the unique space in my venue - on a boat, we found out one week before my wedding that it was unrealistic to have music in both the reception area - when guests enter, and the ceremony area - when guests sit down at the same time. He went above and beyond and brought in another DJ to help without extra charge. Our wedding timeline was very customized with a lot of dependencies, again due to the unique space situation. He was one of the few vendors on my wedding who had it perfectly. All the announcements were coordinated and delivered perfectly. The music was great. Our dance floor was full immediately after it was open, and lasted throughout the whole night. People were having a blast and they kept wanting more after it's over. The sound came out nicely in my wedding videos. The sound is tricky on a boat as it doesn't travel far in the open air. Yet all the speaking and music instruments were clear. Everyone had a lot of fun at our wedding and I later found out a lot of our wedding guests made friends with each other and stay connected afterwards. A big thank you Craig and Bugsie for going above and beyond to make our day so special!
-Michael & Hui 8/18/2012
Craig was wonderful. He offered us helpful feedback on music as well as other aspects of the wedding events and flow for the day. He understood quickly what we liked and didn't like and thus easily picked great music for the whole day. His confidence and charm put us at ease quickly knowing our wedding was in good hands. We interviewed a few other DJ's and worried about their cheesiness and never for a minute worried about that with Craig.
-Mathew and Emily Tabor 8/12/2012
Craig was wonderful! He really understands what kind of music and "feel" you want at your wedding. He was great at helping us select songs for the cake cutting, wedding procession, etc. I even changed our first dance song the morning of our wedding, and he was able to change it with ease. Craig is a professional in every sense of the word and you definitely won't regret hiring him as your DJ. I really think that the DJ is one of the most important decisions a bride has to make and I definitely made the right decision in selecting Craig as our DJ.
-Stefanie & Brandon Palmer 7/7/2012
We were so grateful and pleased to the Bugsie Production in playing on our wedding. They were easy to work with, communicate and quick in corresponding to our emails. Craig of Bugsie made so many suggestion and help me on my decisions in finishing program of my reception. The event would have not been as perfect as it could be without the help of Bugsie entertainment. It was the best decision to choose them to play at our wedding. Very highly recommended.
-Hung and Janet Ha 6/30/2012
Craig from Bugsie Productions was phenomenal! He worked with us prior to the wedding to really get a feel for what we wanted and he was able to adjust to the crowd while at the wedding which kept the dancing going. I've already passed his information along to several friends for their upcoming weddings and would not hesitate to recommend him.
-Aric & Carissa Twohy 5/11/2012
We wanted you to know that we heard from many of our guests that it was the best DJ they had ever heard! We Agreed! Totally made the reception memorable. I’ve never seen a more full dance floor!
Kelsey & Doug Rickabaugh 7-25-2009
Thank you so much for DJ''ing our wedding. You did a fabulous job. We couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. Please tell your wife thanks for letting you work on her birthday. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends and families weddings. Thanks again!
Ken & Jeana Fisher 2009
Thank you so much for DJ’ing our wedding. We were so pleased with your professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile for our special day. From the initial visit, to stopping by our home in person, to catering the song list to my finicky and unique selections, to providing a back up in the possible case of not being able to work (due to the birth of your daughter), we are highly impressed with your work. You were perfect. You provided the ambiance for the ceremony and dinner, then brought the party for the reception. What a great time! People continue to talk about what a fabulous time they had at our wedding and it wouldn’t have been possible without your work. It was a prefect day that we’ll remember for a lifetime. - Kat & Ahmed Elbortoukaly 10-25-2008
Thank you so much for everything you and your staff contributed to our wedding. The reception was such a blast. You did a great job! It was a pleasure to work with you and would recommend you to anyone! - Wendy & Paul Mitsuyama -6-14-2008
We want to thank you for a fun evening! You helped make the Mother-Son Dinner Dance a great success. You played fun music for both the moms & sons and the treasure hunt was a big hit! Looking forward to working with you again
Sandie Swartout & Debbie Carlson “2007”
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful job at our wedding on August 4th 2007! I have had so many compliments, and it was so fun to know that I could leave it all up to you and everything would be taken care of! I did not worry about anything, and it all came off without a hitch. The music choices were perfect, and it was great to just enjoy the night. Thanks again so much, and from some of the pictures that I have gotten back, it looked like you enjoyed yourself to! I am so glad that you did this for us; and thank you so much!
Amanda and Andy Heilman ~8-4-2007
Craig - just want to thank you once again for your part in our wonderful wedding. We had so many comments on how great you were and just wanted to pass on our thanks for such a great job. Sorry we did not get to say good-bye like we should have -- that sparkler ending was a killer but worked perfectly -- a huge surprise to the kids. Again, thanks Craig for a job well done.
Nancy Bariletti 9-2-2007
Thank you for being a part of our day! – Aaron & Heather 9-23-2006
Thank you again for your DJ expertise! Lee and I received numerous comments on your song selection and how you kept everything flowing. I especially appreciate the time you spent with me ahead of time planning out everything and being so open to suggestions. I attribute much of our reception success to you! You even got Bubba to breakdance and Lee''s cousin did the worm. You were such a big hit in fact, that one of the bridesmaids is interested in your services for her wedding Aug. 4th 2007. Thanks!
Megan & Lee Freling 10-14-2006
THANK YOU! Outstanding job at our event. You provided the perfect atmosphere - people are still emailing me and talking about the event today and I know your tunes and service helped make it a great night.
Jeff Blaine 12-1-2006
Brandon and I want to thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding - we had such a fun time. A lot of people have told us how great you were. Thanks again,
Brandon & Megan Pickering 7-9-2005
Thank you so much for doing an incredible job of keeping us and our guest entertained at the reception. We had such a great time and received so many compliments on what a great DJ we had! They were right, you are awesome!! Thanks again!
Jason & Susan Takamaru 10-29-2005
Thank you so much! Everything we have heard since the wedding has been great, and everyone keeps saying that the music was awesome and it was the best reception ever! Way to go! You even attracted wedding crashers! We are so thankful to have someone we know and trust responsible for making it a night to remember for everyone! Thanks again
Mr & Mrs. Austin & Kirsten Harvey 12-31-2005
Craig Slater, with Bugsie Productions, performed his DJ services at our wedding ceremony and reception in August of 2004. He did an outstanding job and we would definitely recommend his services to our friends and family. He was very friendly and easy to work with. Craig was very useful in helping us plan the timing and order of our events, so that our wedding and reception moved in a smooth and timely manner. With Craig acting as our Master of Ceremonies, we did not have to worry about a thing. We did not experience any quiet or awkward moments, due to his experience and ability to read the crowd. He directed our guests politely and professionally. Bugsie Productions provided an exceptional music selection and was willing to fulfill any special requests we had. Bugsie Productions was a great addition to our ceremony and wedding! Thank you.
Kim and Nathaniel Brost 8-14-2004
People need to look no further! My big day was 9-18-2004. I had first phoned Bugsie Productions, and within a couple of days, my wife and I had met Craig for lunch. He was very likeable and friendly and experienced, we felt very comfortable with him, and his services as explained. Done deal!! We hired him. We had left that day with a nice organized agenda and a song catalog with all types of music available for all types of people to choose from. Small homework list to do, we picked out the traditional songs for the wedding dances. Good to go. He then met with us one day before the wedding to get everything straight and have a look at the place and be available to us for any questions or concerns we may have... Very comforting! (You can imagine the day before... enough said) The Big day is here, and let me tell you, he and his set-up looked GREAT! My wife and I where so popular that we had no time to think about small details or possible pitfalls that may lie ahead, or the exact structure or timings of the traditional nice wedding reception. Craig did a fantastic job as MC for the announcements. (Introduction, best man toast, first dance, cake cutting, garter toss etc). The music was just right for the moment, he played our special songs just right and when it was time to get rolling he new just what to play to keep everyone having a great time!! Craig is a very friendly and approachable type of person; therefore it was easy for anyone to make requests of all ages, types, or music likings. This was exactly what I was looking for!! In summary: Take comfort in Craig (Bugsie Productions) to enhance and bring a great time to your big day. Instead worry about the things you can’t help but worry about (misplacing the rings, tripping on the dress, messing up your speech, or your zipper being down as you give the toast. etc.) He has your back!! And has our solid recommendation!
Johnny & Andrea Waterbury 9-18-2004
"We hired Bugsie Productions/Craig Slater to perform our DJ services for our wedding on April 5, 2003. We were very satisfied overall with his professionalism and with his ability to work with what we wanted. If I had to tell someone else about the company, I would tell them that Bugsie Productions is very courteous, they work with your schedule, they are very helpful and knowledgeable in picking out the right selections for your event and that he did a wonderful job for us and I know he would do the same for you. The MC and music was a big factor at our reception, as I wanted everything to be just right, as would any bride/groom to be. Overall the music and service at our reception was great and I would hire them again in a heartbeat. You only have one wedding reception and you want everything to be perfect – by hiring Bugsie Productions/Craig Slater, you''ll get just that..."
Aaron & Charise Law
"Bugsie Productions did a fantastic job on our very special day! Craig was very enthusiastic, polite and professional. We met multiple times before the wedding and he was very involved with our planning which helped keep theday moving along as scheduled. That''s a HUGE relief for a stressed out bride! I''ll definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a dj for any type of event!"
Brandy& Jim Reed 11-1-2003
Thanks to all of you for helping to make this event such a success! I look forward to working with you again soon.
Nancy Little, Coporate Condierge, LesConcierges/ Microsoft Morale Program
Bugsie Productions was hired as a supplier for DJ music at the Microsoft Company Picnic, for various weddings this summer and other events I have coordinated. This company has proved themselves to be a hard working and dedicated supplier. Bugsie Productions is always willing to participate at various events and provide information on new ideas, industry music trends and perform any task asked of them supporting the client’s event. As one of Bugsie Productions customers I have found them to be a friendly, fun and enthusiastic supplier. Bugsie Productions and Craig Slater frequently demonstrated initiative to take responsibility for keeping us informed on innovation within the industry. Bugsie Productions is accountable for financial value, service delivery, and quality and customer service. The DJ work that Bugsie Productions facilitated for the Microsoft Company picnic was a great asset to the attendees and their families. Bugsie Productions brings several years of experience and knowledge with them in serving a diverse group of clients. I would highly recommend Bugsie Productions as a preferred supplier of choice for your music and entertainment needs.
I want to say a BIG THANK to all of you for making my party a success! Everyone had a great time and I really appreciate all the work you did to make it happen. Being new to this group, I had a hard time reading what everyone wanted and the bottom line is, I wanted them to mingle, talk, laugh and enjoy the people they were socializing with. You made an event that accomplished all that and more. Thanks again, and I look forward to doing business with you again.
Barbara Clark Administrative Assistant MS E-Biz Content Mgmt Server