He wasn't completely horrible, but he certainly sold himself better than he was. He usually took at least 2 days to respond to all my emails, When we had our final meeting, i had to give him ALL of the information over again. He had forgotten just about everything we had previously discussed.
When it came to his performance at the wedding...there was much to be desired. He didn't seem to understand his equipment very well because he was late with the recessional music & he messed up on our grand entrance song causing it to play double.
He never checked to make sure everyone was present before starting the music for special events. for example, I missed the first play through of the cake cutting song cause i was going to the bathroom, my dad missed the cake cutting entirely! & My husband was absent for the bouquet toss & we had to hunt for him in order to do the garter toss, causing a 10 minutes pause of nothingness.
Later on he had to run across the dance floor in order to put more music on, because he was distracted talking to the waitstaff at the buffet. He also tripped on his wires & killed all the music for another 5 minutes of silence.
the 1 thing that has me peeved most is that I had told him that i didn't want any participation songs. (macarena, electric slide,...) didn't matter if even my mother requested it. the answer was no! well he apparently only understood half of that. Because about 1/2 hr into the dancing, he sent a guest to me for permission to play electric slide, in which case i had to tell her no myself. WTH?? that was SO embarrassing!!! no bride should have to be put in that situation!
after I gave him the above review on weddingwire.com he completely bashed me calling me a drunk and abusive bridezilla (completely opposite of the truth) beware his temper!
I think I'd do 3 1/2 stars if I had the option. Ron was OK... he did his job. He was very friendly & professional most of the time. However, when he'd answer emails, he usually didn't answer all of my questions. He was also going to be our officiant, and he emailed me asking why we wanted a civil ceremony, and after I told him that we aren't particularly religious, and my fiance (now husband) isn't Christian, he became very distant (even though he ended up only being our DJ). But he provided both ceremony & reception music, which was what we were looking for, and he did a decent job of DJing. I wasn't there for half of the reception, (between bustling my dress several times -- it came undone -- and doing some extra photos outside with my new husband, and of course the reception pretty much ending an hour and a half early thanks to Maple Dale), it felt like he played more oldies music than the newer stuff, which surprised me. Very few people danced to the fast songs, but were willing to dance to slow songs, but he continued to play lots of fast songs too, leaving the dance floor empty except for one young girl.
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