You want to have the best dance party you’ve ever had at your wedding?! Great! Hire DJ Zimmie! We first saw him at our friend’s wedding and immediately decided to hire him for ours. He expertly managed all the sound needs for our wedding and helped us think through the flow of how the party would go and kept that flow running perfectly. Somehow, I danced for three hours after my wedding and couldn’t believe how quickly it passed, because DJ Zimmie’s perfect DJing kept everyone dancing and moving. People raved about the party for months and we were over the moon happy about how it all went!
Mariana & Brian // 2.13.2016
We hired DJ Zimmie on a recommendation from another vendor, never having even met him in person until our wedding night. He was extremely responsive via email throughout the planning process, offering to get on Skype with us when necessary and providing some really good suggestions on our timeline for the day. The day of the wedding, he was there early, checked in with everyone and then threw an absolutely killer party. I’ve never seen a DJ read a crowd better — we had 150 people on the dance floor for 2.5 solid hours. Three weeks later, we are still getting compliments on our DJ from guests old and young. In fact, another couple at our wedding liked him so much they’ve now reached out to him about their celebration. I’ve genuinely never seen people have more fun at a wedding and I think Zimmie set the whole tone. LOVED that he is not your typical cheesy wedding DJ — he wasn’t on the mic unnecessarily throughout the night and we avoided all the terrible wedding dance traditions (i.e. the chicken dance). We like to think we have pretty eclectic music taste and there wasn’t a song that he played that I wasn’t thrilled to dance to. He was mixing his own music on the spot too! Absolutely could not recommend him more and I think his prices were a steal for someone of his talent level.
Frank & Ali // 5.30.2015
I can’t begin to explain the magnitude of how important DJ Zimmie was at our wedding. My friends originally had planned on taking care of our musical needs by hiring a different DJ, but due to an unforeseen event, he had to cancel. In his sincere effort to remedy my musical vacancy, he offered Zimmie as a substitute. We live in L.A. and were unable to meet face to face due to the fact Zimmie lives in Portland. This of course left us slightly terrified, but we trusted that we were in good hands due to his professional manner and musical knowledge via email and phone. The day of our wedding was magical and I can’t imagine that being the case with any other DJ at the helm.
First off, Zimmie was early. He set up shop and I was finally able to put a face to the name. I am kind of a weirdo when it comes to music. Until I realized that Zimmie was a bigger weirdo and much further advanced in both technique and knowledge, I had wished I could be the groom AND the DJ. Just before the ceremony I talked with Zimmie to explain songs and timing. After my third visit he waited till I was finished and calmly told me, “Don’t worry man, just go get married.” It probably doesn’t read as gentle and relieving as it was, but I promise you, it was precisely what I needed to hear. The ceremony and the reception that followed were as close to perfect as one could hope. Our guest list was quite diverse, both in general and musically, as I’m sure most weddings are. Practically EVERY guest complimented us and Zimmie directly on his selection. And let’s not forget to mention, his MC skills!!! Appropriate, comedic, and classy. Do NOT leave your once-in-a-lifetime event in the hands of chance. Make the best decision you can and invite the man of the hour, DJ ZIMMIE!
-Richie & Rachel // 11.5.2014
DJ Zimmie and Modern Event Solutions could not have been better.
Zimmie was so flexible about how we communicated in the preceding months, enabling us to email anything from long lists to random thoughts, and he always provided thoughtful responses.
He totally understood the tastes we prefer and the vibe(s) we had in mind, even when we totally pivoted away from the one piece of guidance we gave him in our initial discussion.
Zimmie knew just what to play — and what to NOT play. He did a *phenomenal* job of knowing when to honor requests from the audience and when to…acknowledge them and then put them aside. This was both in accordance with the “blacklist” of no-no’s we provided but also, more broadly, based on his own judgment. We agreed with every call he made.
We needed some very tight coordination around our first dance, and Zimmie was on point. After that, we just wanted things to be as festive and high-energy as possible throughout, and Zimmie delivered on that 100%.
We could not have been happier with what Zimmie brought to our wedding. As we look back, we wish we could have our wedding again every month…in that dream scenario, we would be happy to use DJ Zimmie every time.
-Gautam & Katy // 9.20.2014
“We used DJ Zimmie for a business award ceremony for IREM (The Institute of Real Estate Management). He worked with me for several months to incorporate music with every award and was SPOT ON while people were gaining their accolades. He was professional and a lot of fun making our event really stand out. I heard nothing but praise following the event and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again for an event that needs music to make it a great night!”
Chapter #29 Oregon Columbia-River President
President of Fortress Property Management, Inc.