Phil Birdsell DJ MC Entertainment

Over 20 Years of Experience

"IT WAS THE BEST DAY
OF OUR LIFE!"
Phil with a Wedding Couple

Over 20 Years of Experience

"YOU MADE OUR DREAM WEDDING A REALITY!"
Couple Doing Dance

Over 20 Years of Experience

"YOU ROCKED OUR WORLD!"
Group Of Cheering Men

Over 20 Years of Experience

"IT WAS THE BEST DAY
OF OUR LIFE!"
People Centering the Bride

Over 20 Years of Experience

"YOU MADE OUR DREAM WEDDING A REALITY! "
Couple Cutting Cake

Over 20 Years of Experience

"YOU ROCKED OUR WORLD!"
People Centering the Couple

    Over 20 Years of Experience

    MASTERFUL EXPERIENCED WEDDING DJ MC IN THE RENO TAHOE AREA

    Wedding Packages​

    All Packages Include

    • Music Search, Studio, and Recording Time
    • Wardrobe to Complement Your Event
    • All Set-Up and Breakdown Time
    • Business License and Liability Insurance
    • 20+ Years Professional Experience
    Wedding Couple

    CEREMONY PACKAGE – $450*

    (If Booked by the End of This Month – $350*)

    All Planning Time and Coordinating Services Personalized DJ and Wedding MC Services For:
    • Seating of the Guests
    • Seating of the Parents
    • Groom and Officiant Entrance
    • Attendant’s Procession
    • Bridal Procession
    • Ceremonial Music
    • Recessional Music
    • Professional Sound System
    • Microphone for the Officiant, Bride, and Groom
    • Customized Great Sounding Music
    Smiling Couple

    The Gold Package – $1,500*

    (If Booked by the End of This Month – $1,200*)
    4-Hour Reception Time
    Personalized DJ and Wedding MC Services For:
    • The Grand Entrance, First Dance, and Toast
    • Father-Daughter Dance and Mother-Son Dance
    • Couples’ Dance, Money Dance?
    • Cake Cutting and Throwing of the Bouquet
    • Taking Off the Garter
    • All Dance and Party Music, Special Requests
    • The Last Dance
    • All Planning Time and Coordinating
    • Professional Sound System (With Backup)
    • Cordless Microphone for Toasts
    • Customized Great Sounding Music For:
    • Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, and Party Music
    • Second DJ/Assistant
    Phil Birdsell with a Wedding Couple

    The Platinum Package – $1,900*

    (If Booked by the End of This Month – $1,500*)
    5-Hour Reception Time
    Personalized DJ and Wedding MC Services For:
    • The Grand Entrance, First Dance, and Toast
    • Father-Daughter Dance and Mother-Son Dance
    • Couples Dance, Money Dance?
    • Cake Cutting and Throwing of the Bouquet
    • Taking Off the Garter
    • All Dance and Party Music, Special Requests
    • The Last Dance
    • All Planning Time and Event Coordinating Services
    • Professional Sound System (With Backup)
    • Cordless Microphone for Toasts
    • Customized Great Sounding Music For:
    • Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, and Party Music
    • Second DJ/Assistant
    Couple with Their Guests

    The Ultimate Package – $2,450*

    (If Booked by the End of This Month – $1,950*)
    Complete Ceremony Package and Unlimited Hours of Reception
    Personalized DJ and MC Services For:
    • The Grand Entrance, First Dance, and Toast
    • Father-Daughter Dance and Mother-Son Dance
    • Couples Dance, Money Dance?
    • Cake Cutting and Throwing of the Bouquet
    • Taking Off the Garter, All Dance and Party Music
    • Special Requests, The Last Dance
    • All Planning Time and Event Coordinating Services
    • Professional Sound System
    • Cordless Microphone for Toasts
    • Customized Great Sounding Music For:
    • Ceremony,
    • Cocktails, Dinner, and Dance Party
    • Second DJ/Assistant

    Live Vocal Blending Added to Any Package at No Extra Charge!
    *Price based on up to 150 guests.

    Questions for Your DJ*

    1. Are you insured?

    Absolutely! Insurance is a part of any legitimate business. Liability and casualty policies protect you, your guests, and the DJ company.

    2. Are we guaranteed that you will be our DJ?

    Absolutely! Unlike the companies with multiple DJs, I will personally talk with you, meet with you, consult and plan with you, advise you, and help you choose your wedding music. I will be your DJ/MC at your wedding, with an assistant, if necessary or desired.

    3. What do you charge to secure the date?

    Approximately one-third of the total price.

    4. What is your DJ Experience? 

    I personally have DJed/entertained over 6,000 weddings and private and corporate events.

    5. Do you charge extra for travel?

    In most cases, I will travel 45 minutes from the Reno area at no extra charge. Rates for travel outside these areas vary, depending upon the destination.
    6. Will you emcee the event?
    Of course! This is the responsibility of a professional DJ.
    7. Do you provide a demo tape or video?
    No, I customize your wedding and reception with you to uniquely fit your taste and personality. If I showed you a video that wasn’t your style or taste in music, it wouldn’t be in my best interest. Think about it; if a DJ did something wrong at a past wedding, it certainly wouldn’t be on the tape you receive from him. Instead, I provide references.
    8. Do you take requests?
    Certainly, as long as the request is appropriate for the event. If a song seems inappropriate for an event, a good DJ will explain the reason and ask for an alternative selection (this is at the bride and groom’s discretion).
    9. What type of equipment do you use?
    I use quality professional DJ gear, such as Bose, Shure, Yamaha, American DJ, and VirtualDJ. My equipment is serviced and maintained to ensure smooth performance and a nice appearance. Also, I always have a backup system with me.
    10. What type of music do you play?
    I have a very extensive library, which continues to grow. Included in my library are pop, rock, country, oldies, standards, hip-hop, soul, swing, funk, Latin, salsa, Merengue, Banda, cumbia, Motown, disco, big band, ballroom dance, reggae, jazz, classical, R&B, and Top 40 – you name it!

    12. Do you take breaks?

    Not on your time. Unlike live musicians who need several rest breaks, my services are non-stop throughout your event.

    Pricing Information

    What should you know about DJ pricing?
    In post-event surveys, clients stated that the contribution provided by the DJ toward the overall success of their special event was 85%! Whether it was a wedding reception, corporate event, or private party, its SUCCESS or FAILURE depends upon the quality of services you receive from your party DJ. They’re entertainment-driven events.
    Even though food, photos, and decor are important, these items pale in comparison to the overall success of your event! The DJ entertainer is the difference between a great event or just another social gathering.
    How much should you pay for your disc jockey?
    You will find that professional disc jockeys will range from $350 to over $5,000, with an average of $1,200 for a 4-hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.
    A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours in your special event, but it may appear that you are only paying for 4 hours. Consultations, music purchasing and editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education, and other business-related endeavors add to the overall success of your special occasion.
    Why is there such a wide range in DJ pricing?
    1. They don’t offer all the services a truly professional disc jockey will. This means using home or inferior stereo equipment, a limited music library, no backup equipment, and little or no advanced planning, which leads to major problems at your wedding reception, corporate event, or private party.
    2. Most “DJs” have absolutely no training. They figure if they can play a CD, then they can run any party or special event. And, this could be one of the most important days of your life, YOUR WEDDING!
    3. The DJ industry is full of people looking to make an extra buck. Their focus is on their real job during the week. If they mess up your event, neglect to show up, or give a very average performance, they have nothing to lose. They will still get their real paycheck every two weeks.

    Wedding Outlines

    For Your Ceremony

    In church, outside, or garden, I carefully plan with you for all special music for:
    1. Your Pre-Wedding Music
    2. Your Bridal Party Processional Music
    3. Your Bridal Processional Music
    4. Any Special Song During Ceremony
    5. Your Recessional Music
    Smiling Wedding Couple

    For Your Reception...

    1. Cocktail Music
    2. Your Grand Entrance Music
    3. Music for Your First Dance
    4. Dinner Music
    5. Father-Daughter Dance
    6. Mother-Son Dance
    7. Couples’ Dance (Who’s Married the Longest?)
    8. Everybody Dance and Party Music
    9. Music for Money or Honor Dance
    10. Cake Cutting Music
    12. Girls for the Bouquet Toss Music
    13. Guys for the Garter Music
    14. Your Last Dance Song
    16. Exit Music (If You Leave Before Your Guests)

    As a wedding MC, I make all announcements, so your guests clearly understand the festivities about to take place. I provide non-stop music during your reception, from romantic ballads to high-energy dance music. I always dress to compliment your event.