14 Years as a DJ with hundreds of successful weddings & events. We have the best rates for the quality of service we provide. Not your weekend warrior, fly by night DJ company. We are licensed to operate in the San Diego area and we are fully insured which most venues in San Diego require. Award Winning DJ and we are Proud members of The American DJ Association & the Nation Association for Catering & Events (NACE). Gibbs Productions is Southern California's premier choice when it comes to quality, professional entertainment.
Our philosophy is that your party is YOUR event! We look for and welcome every opportunity to customize your event to meet YOUR needs, and we understand from experience that each event is different.
No attitudes, no DJ ego! Your event may be once in a lifetime, therefore everything we do is geared towards ensuring that we meet YOUR expectations!
We know we're not the cheapest DJ but we'd love to explain why we along with many high quality companies in San Diego charge what we charge.
First we realize you could very easily plug an ipod in with all your favorite selections, but always remember you get what you pay for. When you get us, here's what you're really paying for.
A company with 10+ years of real high end wedding experience along with upscale private parties. Fully insured should anything we do cause damage to you, your guests or your venue. We provide planning assistance, detailed forms and assist in filling them out, making sure every detail is not missed and there is a well balanced structure to your big day. We have top of the line equipment so that there is less likely the chance of interruptions during your event, and should that ever happen we have back up equipment standing by. While we are not a multi-operational company with lots of employees to pay, we do have equipment to pay for, hundreds of thousands of music selections we have to purchase, rent to store the equipment, the insurance, the traveling fees, marketing, equipment maintenance.
Many clients often believe we will just show up and push play for 4 or 5 hours. The reality is our job starts months before we ever get to your wedding. We meet with you for an initial interview to make sure we are the right fit, we meet again to go over the planner, and often times meeting a final time to make sure the event planner is finished up, prepare and make sure we are all on the same page. After that we take the time to pre-plan all of your music selections, loading them up onto multiple systems to ensure a backup plan is in place should electronics fail. We will go to your venue with you, to do a walkthrough to make sure we know where you would like us to setup our equipment and any other extras such as lighting, pipe & drape, market lighting layout, speaker positioning, ceremony setups etc. We then show up 60-90 min in advanced if not more depending on the services we have been contracted for to make sure everything is setup on time. The day of the event we are professionally dressed and prepared to interact with you, following the schedule we have carefully planned out together, and we mix your music seamlessly to keep the energy flowing. We are always attentive to the crowd when it comes to dancing and make sure the right music is playing to keep people moving. We also act as your professional MC to orchestrate everything that is happening without being too vocal and taking the spotlight away from you or your guests.
So as you can see it's more than just plugging in an ipod and pressing play that makes an event successful, it requires, skill, proper equipment, knowledge of the wedding & music industry just to name a few. There are many reputable companies out there that will do a great job, they may charge more they may be cheaper than us. You can typically expect to pay between 500-700 for a DJ with 1-5 years of experience. 700 - 900 for 5-8 years experience and 900-1200 for a DJ with 10+ years experience. Again you are getting what you are paying for. Many DJ's found online at such sights like craigslist, are most likely not professional, are very inexperienced, don't know how to DJ weddings, don't know how to dress their equipment properly, they are rarely insured or carry backup equipment, and most have only DJ'd for a few months and don't have the expertise to deal with most situations that will come up at a wedding. Do you really want to hand over the most important day of your life to someone who could very well mess things up?
The DJ is what could really make or break your big day. People will always remember 3 things from a wedding....
1. What you looked like (your dress & photographer)
2. Where it was at (your venue)
3. How much fun they had (your entertainment)
We really hope this has given you a different perspective on what a DJ really does to make your event successful. Best of luck to you all.