Chicagoland Wedding DJ's - Tone Productions

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Listen to what Brides and Grooms have to say about Tone Productions and the DJs at the end of their Wedding Reception


 

  

 

2013 The Knot Best of DJs in Chicago

 

  

 

Preferred Wedding Photography Partner

 

Chicago Wedding Photographer Timothy Whaley 

 

 

Preferred Photo Booth Partner

 

Chicago Photo Booth Rental 

 

  

Preferred Formalwear Partner

 

Chicago Tux Rental 

 

 

 

 

2011 The Knot Best of DJs in Chicago

 

 

TheKnot.com DJ Best of

 

Chicagos Best Wedding DJ Service

 

The Knot Brides Recognize Tone Productions in "The Knot - Best of Weddings"

 
 

1. Can we pick what music gets played?

2. Why are there two DJ's at every wedding?

3. How many hours can the DJ's play for?

4. How far in advance should we book Tone Productions?

5. What if we want a song that you don't have?

6. Can the DJ's use a fog machine, bubble machine, or confetti cannon?

7. How many appointments can I make with Tone?

8. What if I cannot make it into the office for a meeting?

9. How do we choose a DJ?

10. Is there an extra fee for booking a

       particular DJ?

11. Is set-up time included in your price?

12. Do the DJ's take breaks?

13. Can we make a DO-NOT-PLAY list?

14. What if I don't know the name of a song?

15. Do you charge a downtown fee?

16. How much is the deposit for booking?

17. What forms of payment do you accept?

18. How many slow songs do we pick for the dancing portion of the evening?

19. Is tax or gratuity included in the pricing?

 

 

 

1. Can we pick what music gets played?

You may be as involved as you'd like in the music selection for your Wedding Reception. Normally, couples will provide some type of music list, usually between 5 and 30 songs. On average during the dancing portion of a reception, we play anywhere between 40 and 50 songs. This is why depending on the length of your list, we ask that you have 15 to 20 must plays, then the DJ's will know which songs are most important.

 

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2. Why are there two DJ's at every wedding?

Two DJ's are provided at every wedding so we can help coordinate everything with you and the vendors you've hired. We will find the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen for the Bridal Party Dance, and we will let you know before any important activities happen. This will keep your reception running smooth. Also for couples who'd like our DJ's to be interactive, two DJ's allow one to pass out party props, teach dances, and interact with your guests while the other DJ continues to play music.

 

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3. How many hours can the DJ's play for?

Our all-inclusive wedding package includes up to 6 total hours of playing time. This works well because most banquet halls provide packages between 5 & 6 hours. After 7 hours of playing time, overtime is always available for $75 per 1/2 hour.

 

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4. How far in advance should we book

Tone Productions?
Depending on availability, Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions are booked anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 years in advance…most couples book between 6 and 18 months in advance. We perform at up to 11 Receptions a night, so the earlier you book with us the better chance you have securing the specific DJ you were recommended or referred to.

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5. What if we want a song that you don't have?

We guarantee 100% of your requests! As long as we have your final song list one month prior to the wedding, and the music is available to buy.

 

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6. Can the DJ's use a fog machine, bubble machine, or confetti cannon?

We have fog machines, bubble machines, and confetti cannons available at no extra cost. Be sure to check with your banquet facility to verify they allow them (most do not).

 

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7. How many appointments can I make with Tone?

As many as you need! Most couples will have a minimum of two meetings, one initial meeting, and at least one month prior to the wedding another final meeting to set all the specific details. However, if you need to come in for more meetings to listen to music or to ask any questions, give us a call!

 

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8. What if I cannot make it into the office for a meeting?

Many couples prefer to meet in person.  We do have three appointment locations for your convenience open until 10:00PM.  They are in: Oak Lawn ~ Joliet ~ Lombard. 

 

However, if you are unable to make it into one of our offices, we can always have a phone consultation to go through any details and to answer any and all questions. 

 

Also, improved for this year, on-line meetings / webinars. 

 

You can join us via webinar for your initial or final meeting on-line.  You will be able to view everything as if you were in office with us from your home or wherever your internet connection may be. This is the preferred method for out of town couples, military couples or busy couples that cannot make it into one of our offices.

 

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9. How do we choose a DJ?

There are a few ways to pick a particular DJ. If you have seen a DJ perform in the past we could always check their availability for your date. You can set up a meeting in our office where you could have a consultation with an available DJ, you can view our DJ Profiles or watch a video of a specific available DJ in action. If you'd like to set up a consultation, please call our office at      (815) 267-8533.

 

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10. Is there an extra fee for booking a particular DJ?

NO. Since a majority of our bookings are referral based, we do not charge any extra fee for requesting a specific DJ.  In fact, if you have seen someone perform, we’d prefer to assign that specific DJ to your wedding!

 

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11. Is set-up time included in your price?

There is no extra cost for setup or breakdown of equipment. We charge only for the actual time we play.

 

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12. Do the DJ's take breaks?

The DJ's do not take breaks, this is one of the many reasons Tone provides 2 DJ's at each reception. By doing this we can play non-stop throughout the entire event.

 

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13. Can we make a DO-NOT-PLAY list?

YES!  Along with a playlist you can make a DO-NOT-PLAY list, including any song titles, artists, or styles of music you would not like to hear.

 

Our DJ’s are very strict in making sure we abide by these lists, after all, it’s YOUR wedding!

 

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14. What if I don't know the name of a song?

If you are unsure of the title or artist of a song, ASK! Our office staff would be more than happy to research anything for you. Just let us know as much as you know about the song, and we'll go from there!

 

 

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15. Do you charge a downtown fee or travel fee?

Yes!  Performing in Downtown Chicago requires 3 to 4 hours extra set-up and breakdown time.  And parking can range from $25 to $65. There are many factors that determine our travel fee. Our office manager calculates the distance from where the DJ travels, not from our Main office, the day of the week, weather based on past experience, holiday and special events that take place throughout the city and suburbs of Chicago. 

 

Please call our office for specific fees.

 

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16. How much is the deposit for booking?

The deposit to reserve your date is $600.00, this secures everything and the balance is due the night of your reception. Final Payment is acceptable the date of your reception or anytime before.

 

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17. What forms of payment do you accept?

Anytime before the date of the wedding, we accept personal check, cash, or credit card.  If you are paying your balance on the date of your wedding, we only accept cashier’s check, money order, or cash. 

 

 

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18. How many slow songs do we pick for the dancing portion of the evening?

For the dancing portion of the evening typically we play 4-6 slow songs. If there are other slow songs or ballads that you would like to be played, we suggest adding them to the cocktail or dinner hour.

 

 

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19. Is tax or gratuity included in the pricing?

In Illinois there is no sales tax on services. This means the agreed upon fee is the absolute final price; everything is included. Gratuity or tipping for our DJ's is not mandatory. If you feel the DJ's have surpassed your expectations, and you'd like to further thank them, feel free to tip them. The DJ's would love the compliment.

 

 

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Was your question answered here? If not, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

 

 

 

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