Hiring your wedding DJ is an important step to making your wedding reception go off without a hitch. The team at Sound By Design has you covered with their highly trained, super fun, and experienced “family” of wedding DJs.
A big thanks goes out to the Sound By Design crew for sponsoring this article and in general being awesome. In fact, we are launching this article just as they celebrate 26 years in business – that’s a lot of happy couples!!
1. Sound By Design’s History
Before Sound By Design became one of the premiere Milwaukee wedding DJ companies, a group of family and friends were hitching rides from their moms every Saturday night to bring the party to area high school dances.
Fast forward 26 years, and thousands of events and weddings later, and you have one of Milwaukee’s top DJ companies. This experience shows every time Sound By Design does a wedding.
2. A Family Business
The Sound By Design team is truly a family run business. All of their DJs are family, in-laws or close friends of the family. This allows a consistent level of quality and expertise for every wedding with an emphasis on individualization for each event they are part of.
In 2021 longtime DJ and Director of Operations, Torie Gamez took full ownership of the business. Torie has been with Sound By Design since 2001, so he knows the business and how to take care of couples that book them.
And continuing with the “family business” tradition, Torie and his wife Tiara, owner of Events to a T, have created a newly formed parent company Events By Design. This new parent company brings Sound By Design, Events to a T and Films By Design together under one roof, making the planning process even more fun, easy & stress free for Milwaukee couples!⠀
3. The Team Makes Your Experience
One of the best things about Sound By Design is their amazing team of DJs and production folks. Not only is this crew highly trained, they are all best friends and have a ton of fun working with each other and with the couples they serve.
The average tenure of a Sound By design DJ is five years, so they bring a ton of experience to making your wedding the best it can be.
The other thing about the Sound By Design crew is that they are all fun guys. Every time we hang out with them they make us laugh – and we see that as one of the best traits a DJ can have. Meet the Sound By Design team here.
4. They Design, You Party
Like most couples hiring a DJ, you’ll want one that can read the crowd and keep your party moving. Sound by Design’s DJs have rocked hundreds of weddings, so you can rest assured your dance floor will be packed and your wedding will be the party to remember!
You know when you hire Sound By Design, you’ll get a consistent level of quality and expertise. But they’ll also provide you with the SBD Experience, which they’ve perfected over the years.
These guys know their music (see their awesome Spotify playlists here), and they use their knowledge to bring the party to your wedding. As we said above, all the DJs are best friends, which means they spend a lot of time together. This allows them to talk about and share music with each other to ensure they are always on top of the trends.
5. They Worry, So You Don’t Have To
Planning an EPIC wedding doesn’t happen by itself. The Sound By Design team meets with each couple multiple times throughout to ensure every wedding is set up for success.
In addition to building a perfect playlist, they’ll help you put together a flawless timeline. While they are great DJs, they also know how to MC to guide your guests through the night.
A Sound By Design DJ is matched to your wedding based on multiple influencing factors. From your venue, personalities and music taste, the goal is to connect you with a DJ that will be a great fit.
Your DJ will meet with you and your fiancé before your wedding, allowing you to discuss all aspects of your day. Our suggestion, as with other good wedding vendors, is be honest.
Let your DJ in on some of your worries about your day so they can plan ahead to avoid them. Leverage their expertise to determine the flow of your reception so things like your first dance, garter toss, or other traditions and transitions go smoothly.
6. The Other Cool Stuff They Do
You’ll get the SBD Experience if you just use them as a DJ, or decide to add on additional services such as lighting, video or a photo booth. Here’s a few of the services SBD offers in addition to their DJ service:
Venue Lighting Design
Lighting a space is a great way to transform a venue and accent its features. But Sound By Design offers more than just the standard uplighting – they will help develop a plan that will elevate the look of your wedding.
From romantic string bulbs, to highlighting architecture with uplighting, to colorful party lights during dancing – lighting can elevate any venue atmosphere.
You’ll also be able to customize your lighting to fit your venue and/or the design aesthetic of your wedding. SBD’s lighting options are endless and they’ll work with you one on one to find the best lighting plan for your big day.
If you’re looking for a photo booth, Sound By Design offers that too. Their photo booth package offers a modern open concept design. It also comes with some cool extras, such as text to phone, an instant online gallery, GIFs, filters and boomerang video, just to name a few.
If you’re looking for a videographer to capture your big day (and you should be!), check out SBD’s affiliate company Films By Design.
Film By Design’s award-winning videographers will create an amazing film of your wedding day so you can relive it over and over for generations to come.
We’ve been very impressed with some of the videos we’ve seen from Films By Design (see the article we wrote about them here), but please check them out for yourself below:
7. Industry Relationships
Being in the wedding industry for 20+ years, Sound By Design has forged relationships with most of Milwaukee’s top wedding vendors. This is important because it helps them work with your venue and other vendors to ensure your even goes off without a hitch.
In addition, SBD has a unique relationship with Hackbarth Hospitality Group – the owners of several of Milwaukee’s top wedding venues as well as all of the Camp Bars in town.
Exclusive DJ at Amazing Venues
Sound By Design is the exclusive DJ and lighting provider at several amazing venues run by the Hackbarth Hospitality Group. This means if you book these venues you don’t need to worry about finding a DJ, Sound By Design will take great care of you!
Sound By Design is the exclusive DJ and lighting provider at the following venues:
If you are looking for a DJ with a proven track record of successful weddings, be sure to check out Sound By Design. Their extensive experience will ensure your wedding reception is executed flawlessly and traditions maintained so you can sit back and enjoy your wedding day with all those closest to you.