Paul Michaels Events is a full-service DJ and Entertainment Company specializing in weddings for today’s modern couple.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Chicago Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Paul, from Paul Michaels Events.
Where have you been featured?
We’ve been featured as a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards Winner year after year, and we’ve also been featured by TheKnot, and had a write up in VoyageChicago, an online magazine featuring local businesses in the area.
Why do couples love working with you?
Our entire team knows the primary goal when working a wedding: do everything possible to remove all stress from the bride(s). We have years of experience under our belt to help make sure we deal with everything before the day of the wedding. Of course, surprises can happen, and we’re there to deal with them, but we want to help our couples throughout the entire process so they don’t get stressed out and overwhelmed. We want them to simply enjoy their day and let us worry about the details!
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
I think my favorite part is the level of trust we build with our clients, and then being able to deliver and exceed our promises. I love the moment when I arrive at a venue and the couple sees me, I usually hear “Oh good, Paul’s here, we’re all set!” and you can tell that they know everything is being handled, and they are going to have an awesome party.
How did you get started?
I got started back in high school, working for a local DJ company in Naperville (where I grew up). I learned from some of the best entertainers in the area and was always thinking about the pitfalls and mistakes that I need to avoid when running my own company. I started as an assistant and worked my way up to become their youngest head DJ!
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Personalized, Energetic, Passionate.
What’s your setup like?
I’m really OCD about our setups, and everyone who works at Paul Michaels Events knows it. We make sure we have a visually clean, professional, and unobtrusive setup. We want it to be impressive, but we don’t want to call all the attention to us with a super flashy setup. Your wedding is about YOU, not us. We make sure all cords are safely taped down and out of the way, so much to the point that most people don’t even see them!
We use all top of the line audio and lighting gear and have backups on-site for anything that could fail or go bad. Happy to talk more about models and makes with anyone interested.
What budget range do you cater to?
Our weddings start at $1400, and in some cases, that’s where it ends as well! We do offer add-ons based on necessity (for example, having a ceremony in a separate outdoor space), as well as want (such as some lighting options). For those shopping by price exclusively, we may not be the best option as we aren’t the cheapest out there. However, we’re perfect for those looking for incredible value for their money spent. I can promise that we will go above and beyond to provide you exactly what fits for your wedding, as affordably as possible.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
I’m going to list two, but I think it’s not cheating since they have the same song title: ‘Don’t Stop The Party’ by both Black Eyed Peas and Pitbull (again, those are 2 different songs)
Paul was the DJ for my wedding with Brian as his assistant on November 10, 2018. He did an amazing job with the music, lighting, being an MC, and photography! When you get Paul Michaels events you not only get a DJ but you get a package deal! Paul communicates with your other vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly. His suggestions were on point and made my wedding an amazing experience!! I recommend Paul Michaels for any future events!
Paul Michaels Events was AMAZING! Paul was so detail oriented and on top of his game during our planning. Our wedding went flawlessly and was so much fun because of their music! Their equipment was top of the line and the software they used to prepare for the event made the process of selecting music seamless and fun. I can’t say enough good things about their DJ services. Worth every penny. :):)
Paul did my wedding last week and absolutely crushed it. He was very professional from the first phone all the way until the end. Paul was easy to work with and constantly went above and beyond to make sure what we asked for and delivered. Paul also has a great feel of the crowd and makes sure that the party never stops. If I was going to get married again I would hire Paul Michaels Events again! Lol