FFrom: DWBJR 374 [mailto:dwbjr374@___.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:55 AM
Subject: An awesome "FIVE STAR" wedding
Thank you for an excellent job as DJ at my daughter's wedding. You were actually more of a Master of Ceremony than a Disk Jockey. From your introductory greeting to your farewell last dance, you were professional, entertaining, and fun.
I have been to many weddings and most were not even close to as enjoyable as my daughter's wedding. I know I'm biased but, your skillful and outstanding microphone presences made it a remarkable memory. It's going to be a long time before I go to another wedding with as much music and fun as you provided all the guests.
Everyone who attended had positive comments for you and how you guided the evening. From the serious events: first dance, cake cutting, etc.; to the not so serious events: Hula-Hoops, Limbo, etc.; you provided seamless transitions between events.
Please extend my thanks to your assistant, Brandon. I'm sure his presence is necessary for your success as well. I am more than satisfied with the service you provided. It will be my pleasure to recommend you to anyone and everyone.
Thanks again Don and Brandon,
Dearest Don Paul,
writing this letter to thank you for your wonderful performance at our
wedding. You were not just a DJ playing tunes--You were a true Master of
Ceremonies. You went out of your way to please our guest and made
certain everything went smoothly as planned. Your professionalism was
very evident as you took control of the crowd leading them from one
event to another with ease. At the same time you never took away from
our night as I have seen many other DJs dancing and hopping around like
singing monkeys! And the annoying voices they usually have that can’t
get the attention of the crowd to get to the next event. You did none of
these things. You were down to earth and your natural voice took charge.You
sure did work ‘em!
for taking the time to get ask so many questions to make my side of the
family feel comfortable. I thought it was sweet of you to offer to play
Korean songs for my parents and their friends. You explained many
American traditions during wedding receptions to me as well as finding
creative ways to implement them into Korean traditions and customs.
American and Korean sides of the family raved about you! You did such a
good job keeping the guests on the dance floor. People were telling us
they were ready to get off the dance floor to take a breather, but
couldn't because a song they loved came on. Remember, we said no Atomic
Dawg, guess what? People asked "What happened to Atomic Dawg, he didn't
play it." I thought you would find this funny. Hopefully, the next
couple take your word for it, people love the "Atomic Dawg"
you truly take pride in what you do. You keep up one of the nicest web
sites I've seen. The whole way you handle your business is refreshing.
You're right about the no frills and extra costs. You had everything we
needed and more. You worked very hard and our families would like to
thank you. We are looking forward to seeing the video you made, I know
it will make us laugh and smile.
We hope you
have a wonderful New Year! Thank you for making our wedding a blast!
recommend you to anyone, tell them to give us a call! We are so glad we
found you. The best to you and your family.
and Hun Piazza
Connie Kusold [mailto:kusoldc@----.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:53 AM
Subject: Terry & Connie Varner* Thank you!
Your grandson, Brandon was also an asset to the
entertainment for the evening. We greatly appreciated the video you
took also, it was so nice to watch....we missed so much because we were
dancing, it was rewarding to see how much fun all of our guest were
having too. We will highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Thank you so much Don.
We just wanted to let you know how happy we are that we chose you to be
the D. J. at our wedding reception. Your professionalism shined through
from the beginning of the reception all the way to the end. You
definitely chose the perfect line of work...your voice, warm
personality, and good sense of humor made for an awesome evening. We
had so much fun! You played all of the songs we requested and chose
others that kept the dance floor hopping!
Connie & Terry Varner
From: Matt.Henneman@----------.com [mailto:Matt.Henneman@------.com]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 12:59 AM
Subject: May 2, 2009 Henneman Wedding was a blast
Melissa and I wanted to thank you for making our special day a success.
We had a great time
at our wedding and so did our guests. Our friends and family could not
comment enough on how good our DJ was and the excellent variety of music
he had. We asked you to keep everyone dancing and that you did.
Thank you again for
making our wedding reception memorable and we will definitely recommend
you to our friends and family.
Julie Mills [mailto:juliemills527@___.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 5:47 PM
To: Don Paul
Thank you soooooo much
for such great entertainment at the wedding! What a blast thanks to
you!!! We were told by so many that you did such an amazing job, from
the music selection, to the singing, to getting everyone on the dance
floor. I heard from more people that they were sooooo sore the next
week from getting down on the dance floor!
So thank you so much
for adding life to the party and making our wedding as special as it
was. I hope you had half the fun we did.
Thanks again and have a
have received the reception videos that you made for us...they are
great! You guys captured so many great moments, and we are so glad to
have the DVDs for our memories- what a great bonus!! Thanks a million!
entertainment that you provided at our wedding on October 25, 2008, was
wonderful! We have received a lot of compliments from friends and
family. You have a great speaking voice, and you kept things going very
smoothly. Most importantly, you kept everyone dancing all night long!
That was great! I loved that you started with the electric slide...that
really caught people off guard. Thank you for helping to make our
special day extra memorable. We are very glad that we chose you! Hope
you had a nice holiday. Thanks again to you and Brandon!
Robert and Julie Roach
From: Sagan Byrne [mailto:juliesjugheads.3day@___.com]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 9:40 PM
To: Don Paul
Subject: DJ THANK YOU
Five Star Entertainment -Don Paul
Thank you so much for being the disc jockey at our fundraising party this year.
We would be honored to have you again next year. You made the party a huge success in raising money for our Breast Cancer 3-Day team, without you it would not have been the same.
Your promptness, hard work, great selection of music, and not to mention for graciously staying over 2 hours extra keeping the party going. When you stayed those extra hours, you not only kept the party going you also helped us create great family memories.
Everything was wonderful and you were the best! Thank you!!!!!
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 12:13 AM
Subject: Thank you!
Dear Don Paul,
We cannot thank you enough for DJing at our wedding reception on June
26th of this year! Everyone said that it was the best wedding that
they've ever been to and we have to agree. Kevin, Kendra and myself
danced all night along with just about everyone else in the hall. Our
other DJ canceling on us last minute was a blessing because you were
fabulous...from the very beginning to the very end and you were 100%
professional, interactive and fun!
You are so talented, we were so sad that it had to end. We hope to have
you DJ for us for parties that we have in the future. We can not wait to
sit down and watch the DVD together either...that's such an awesome
bonus! Thank you for all of your help and for making our wedding extra
special. People will be talking about it for years to come.
Kevin, Maddy and Kendra
From: WILLIAM SALEM [mailto:salem.20@___.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 7:47 AM
To: Don Paul/ Five Star Entertainment
Subject: Thank you
Sarah and I would both just like to thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. Our wedding is now known as the "Fun wedding" and you were an important part in that.
I hope you and had a good time. We look forward to talking to you again.
From: Jane Martinez [mailto:mafegalvez@__.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:49 AM
Dear Don Paul;
You DJ'd a 70th birthday party for my father recently and I was so impressed with your professionalism and talent that I just had to comment in writing. What a party!
The music was excellent - everyone was up and dancing, even the people who normally sit on the sidelines and just watch. You had a varied selection of music, including salsa, merengue and tango, which was the theme music for our party because my father hails from South America. You were friendly and courteous throughout the evening, taking requests from guests and finding the time to walk around making a film of the evening's events as well.
We were all so pleased with your work and would highly recommend you to anyone desiring to plan a party featuring dynamic musical entertainment. Thanks, Don Paul!
From: Nikki Biltz [mailto:nkulesh@___.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:29 PM
Subject: thank you
Dear Don Paul
Pete and I would love to thank you for the great time you gave us at our reception!! Our families are still calling to tell us this was the party of the century. You played every song we asked for and more! You kept the dance floor moving until the very end!
I have recently passed your card along to a friend getting married next summer.
Thanks again! Pete and Nikki Biltz
February 21, 2008
Dear Don Paul,
I would like to thank you on behalf of Jon and myself for everything.
The music definitely set the mood at the wedding and you played everything that we wanted. I was so happy to have chosen you through my Cousin Dave. You played everything we asked for and more and the CD you made us of all our wedding music was an awesome gift and a good touch and the DVD was even better!
Thank you again for everything and working with us on all of our needs. We will certainly keep you in mind for future family events !
Tiffany and Jon Potkalitsky
January 5th, 2008
November 1, 2007
Five Star Entertainment
We can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by! In (finally) finishing our thank you notes, we certainly could not forget to send one your way. Thank you for the fantastic job as Master of Ceremonies on our special day. You always knew the right song to play and kept the evening flowing beautifully. Also, please thank your very able assistant for us.
We’ll be sure to recommend your company to any and all!
Steven & Mary Becka
(wedding date 9/22/07)
From: nicole simione [mailto:nkole66@__.com]
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 9:28 PM
Subject: Adam and Nicole Lassiter's wedding
Dear Don Paul,
Adam and I would just like to Thank You so much for the fantastic job you did DJing our wedding reception. Everything went perfect and you had the dance floor packed all night! Which you obviously already know since everyone made you play one last song like 5 times! We still have our friends and family calling us letting us know how much fun they had! We actually seen people up there dancing that we've never seen get up and dance before! You are a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to being able to use your services again and recommend you to my friends and family! Thanks again for helping to make our wedding as special and fun as it was!
Nicole and Adam Lassiter
We just wanted to thank for an outstanding job you did at our wedding reception. We have heard from many of our guests that your services were top-notch. Talk about an amazing sound system, and perfect timing on your part to play just the right song at just the right time! We never had to ask you once to play a song we had requested at our first meeting, and that means more time for us to party on the dance floor. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that we know who is searching for the perfect entertainment for their reception. The video you provided for us was way more than we ever expected! And to think that we could have paid a professional Videographer for the same thing just blows our minds!
You helped us capture our amazing reception when we thought we couldn't have done it due to budget concerns. But thanks to you, we can watch our friends and family have a blast since we missed all of it as we were greeting other guests, because most of the day was truly a blur! You did an outstanding job and you went way beyond the expectations of a "typical" DJ. We will ever be grateful to you for making it so personalized and perfect. And it looked like even you were having a good time! (My family commented on what great shots you got of the jazz quartet on the video! We watch the video constantly!)
Thanks for playing a huge role in making our wedding just perfect!
Alex and Stephanie Ristau
Dearest Don Paul,
We are writing this letter to thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding. You were not just a DJ playing tunes--You were a true Master of Ceremonies. You went out of your way to please our guest and made certain everything went smoothly as planned. Your professionalism was very evident as you took control of the crowd leading them from one event to another with ease. At the same time you never took away from our night as I have seen many other DJs dancing and hopping around like singing monkeys! And the annoying voices they usually have that can’t get the attention of the crowd to get to the next event. You did none of these things. You were down to earth and your natural voice took charge.You sure did work ‘em!
Thank you for taking the time to get ask so many questions to make my side of the family feel comfortable. I thought it was sweet of you to offer to play Korean songs for my parents and their friends. You explained many American traditions during wedding receptions to me as well as finding creative ways to implement them into Korean traditions and customs.
Both the American and Korean sides of the family raved about you! You did such a good job keeping the guests on the dance floor. People were telling us they were ready to get off the dance floor to take a breather, but couldn't because a song they loved came on. Remember, we said no Atomic Dawg, guess what? People asked "What happened to Atomic Dawg, he didn't play it." I thought you would find this funny. Hopefully, the next couple take your word for it, people love the "Atomic Dawg"
Don Paul, you truly take pride in what you do. You keep up one of the nicest web sites I've seen. The whole way you handle your business is refreshing. You're right about the no frills and extra costs. You had everything we needed and more. You worked very hard and our families would like to thank you. We are looking forward to seeing the video you made, I know it will make us laugh and smile.
We hope you have a wonderful New Year! Thank you for making our wedding a blast!
We would recommend you to anyone, tell them to give us a call! We are so glad we found you. The best to you and your family.
Christopher and Hun Piazza
Dear Don Paul,
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did for our wedding reception. You not only played music, but also did announcements and special requests. It was great to see so many people out on the dance floor having a good time. It’s also nice that you take a video of the reception. The movie turned out perfect! It’s like being at the reception again. You captured all the important events of the evening. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married.
Marina and Matt Edwards
Mr. Don Paul,
My husband and I wanted to drop you a quick letter to let you know how much we enjoyed your entertainment at our wedding. Having hired other DJ’s before, and realizing firsthand how difficult it was to do business with most of them, we were very nervous about the entertainment at our wedding. Your website lured us to you because of all the valuable information you provided. You were more than willing to meet with us twice at your home to go over all the details. I found this gesture an excellent way to earn our trust. You opened your home willingly to two complete strangers to ensure us that we were dealing with a "real" human being who cares about making our wedding day special.
You took great care in arranging our play list making sure that the music kept everyone on the dance floor all night. The music was so good that the bride and bridesmaids from the wedding in the next room came into our party to enjoy the music and dance. When a bride is willing to leave her own reception and go to a stranger’s party, you know the music has to be great! You played all of our special songs and we received nothing but compliments from our guests about how wonderful the music was and how beautiful the light displays were.
Since you were there, you know how much our families love to party, and you conducted yourself very professionally, but you knew when it was time to have fun as well. Since you had spent so much time getting to know us, we considered you a friend rather than a "hired DJ".
The video that you made was just wonderful, and a great idea. Since we were so busy talking to all of our guests, we missed a lot of the action on the dance floor. Your video made us feel like we didn't miss a thing. You got all of the memorable shots….the cake cutting, the bouquet toss, the garter throw, etc. We laughed for hours at our friends and family dancing the night away.
Thank you again for a job extremely well done, and feel free to contact us in the future for a reference. By the way, you have our permission to use the "YMCA" dance that was videoed at the wedding on your webpage if you would like. You have to admit that was hilarious.
Stan and Melissa Casteel
Dear Don Paul:
We just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding on June 19th. Considering we had our wedding ceremony at the hall and did not have a rehearsal, we were quite nervous about how things should be done. We should not have worried at all. You stepped right in and directed everyone through the entire event. We were simply amazed that we didn't have to ask or request anything from you. You knew just what to do and just when to do it. We attended a wedding reception earlier this year and the DJ was awful. He did not bring the information regarding the bride, groom, and wedding party. He also did not bring his notes on which songs were requested for the first dance, the bridal dance, etc. Let me just tell you, it was awful. Many guests left early and nobody even danced. We did not have any of these problems. You were more than prepared. At our initial meeting, you wrote down all of our requests and even the order in which we wanted each event to take place. You didn't miss a beat. Everything flowed like clockwork. We were even amazed that you were able to find some of the more obscure songs we requested.
The dance floor was hopping all night and everyone had a great time. If all this wasn't enough, the video was the icing on top of the cake. We had family and friends who could not attend because they live out of town. Since you sent us our video so quickly, we were able to make copies and send them with our thank you cards to our friends who could not attend. Our phone has not stopped ringing. Since they were not able to attend, they said the video was the next best thing.
Dave and Denise Bertolone
Dear Don Paul
We would just like to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our reception. We received so many phone calls from family and mends telling what a good time they had and what a good variety of music the dj played. They said it really made the reception. For me looking out at the dance floor and seeing so many of our guests out on the dance floor all night long having so much fun made me so happy. I knew everyone had a good time.
The video tape of our reception was such a special touch. It is something I will always be able to look back on. I watch it all the time. We love watching- all the - messages people left on the video. To see all the things that were going on while you were doing something else was very nice. My favorite is when you captured so many special moments of the reception. We love looking back and watching during our first dance and seeing our 2 year old niece walking up to or my brother sing on the microphone.
We just wanted to thank you for a job well done.You made our day a great one!
Bill & Tiffany Hexter
Tony and I would like to thank you for your work at our wedding . We had the best time, and everyone who went to our reception had fun too. We especially loved our video that came very shortly after the wedding. The video was great! I was so happy to have it from beginning to end, because the end was way more funny! Everyone gets much wilder at the end of the night! We opted not to have a Videographer, so it was really nice to get something to cherish from our wedding day at no extra cost.
Brittany and Tony Vavro
Dear Don Paul,
Last Saturday was extremely hot and humid. It rained. It poured at times. There was lightning and thunder. When the sun did peek out, it made it even more sticky outside. It certainly was not the best date we could have picked for Grandma’s 100th birthday party, BUT all of the above did not matter because every guest, young and old, had an absolutely wonderful time. We danced. We sang. We laughed and thoroughly enjoyed.
We are so thrilled that we decided to hire you as our DJ and emcee for this event. Your choice of songs that you played and your professional skills speaking directly to the crowd were wonderful.
I know that it was a long afternoon for you working in the hot garage and you must have been totally exhausted. I hope that you truly know how many people you made happy that day!!!
Commemorating 100 years of life is a rare occasion and this celebration will not be forgotten. We are so glad you were a part of it.
Sharon Smith and the family of Josephine Prokop
We would like to give you our heartfelt thanks for your service at our wedding. The way you handled the preparation and event was great. We appreciated the meeting before our wedding to get the specifics of what we wanted. Even more importantly you followed our instructions during the reception. You played every song we wanted and didn't play any songs we did not want. Our instructions had been to keep the dance floor going and that is exactly what you did. We received several compliments on our reception saying it was one of the best if not the most fun wedding they have ever been to. We recently went to another wedding and while it was a nice reception, it did not have the excitement ours did. There weren't a lot of people dancing and the DJ didn't do anything really to get people out on the floor. That experience helped us realize even more how important a good DJ is for a wedding reception and how grateful we were to you for your service. It made the difference between just another wedding reception and one of the best ever. We also appreciated having the CD of music played at our wedding and the 2 hour videotape at no extra charge. They are both a wonderful keepsake from our special day. Finally, Ben's sister is now getting married this upcoming September and I think she says it best:
We talked about the DJ last night and both agreed of all of the weddings we have gone to we felt that people danced more at your wedding than any other wedding, and the DJ kept the crowd out on the dance floor.
She should be calling soon :)
Thank you again for helping make our reception exactly how we had pictured it.
Karen and Ben Campbell
Even though our wedding was 5 months ago, and we are extremely busy with our new lives, we still think about what a great job you did at our wedding. The DJ decides the tone of the reception, and it was exactly like I dreamed. You played the songs we checked on the list, you were professionally dressed, you got the crowd going, and had a great announcing voice. After the wedding, so many people complimented me on our choice of our DJ. I have already given your name to several people for their upcoming weddings!
The video that almost wasn't able to be made, turned out amazing. It was so funny to go back and watch people dance and socialize. You don't realize how much you miss and don't see that night. It's nice you make that video as a part of your DJ service. Not too many people do that.
Thanks again for sending me the video and making our wedding so memorable to us.
Eric and Kelly Johnston
Dear Don Paul,
Bob and I want to tell you what a great job Five Star Entertainment did for our wedding. We received so many compliments on our DJ. Everyone had so much fun. We still can't believe that the dance floor was always full! Family that we know never dance, were out on the dance floor just dancing away having a great time. Thank you so much for making our day even more special.
We also want to let you know how much we like our video. It was even better than we expected. What a nice memory of a night that passed so fast for us. I definitely recommend Five Star Entertainment for weddings...and any function where you want good music and a great time! Thank you again for such a wonderful job!
Bob and Michelle Ivancic
Dear Don Paul,
I just had to write you to tell you what a great job you did for our Wedding. After waiting 16 years, I really wanted this to be perfect and special and thanks to you, it was both I You did a wonderful job with the crowd. You knew how to keep people on the dance floor and the floor was never empty. You announced everyone's name perfect. You did everything I asked you to do and there were no surprises. Plus, you added some advice to make things even better.
An added bonus was the video I What a great job II You really caught some Special memories for us. A lot of people tried to tape for us, but it was not even close to what you did I The lighting was great. We didn't even see the video camera going from table to table.
My husband and I want to thank you for the great memories and.
helping with our special day. After almost two months everyone is still talking about what a great time they had and that it was one of the best weddings, or was the best wedding they ever went to. Anyone who goes with your service will be very satisfied. They can call us at 216 ----if they want verification of what I have written in this letter.
Again Don, from my husband and I, we thank you for the wonderful memories.
Sincerely, Your happy newlyweds,
Denise and Scott Rectenwald
Mr. Don Paul,
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did to make my 50th birthday party Special. I received numerous compliments from my friends on how wonderful the music was. Your timing of the “surprise” and the music played while I was greeting my guests was just perfect. I loved your special comments throughout the evening. They made me feel very special even if it was for just one day.
Please feel free to stay in touch because I’m sure we will be having more parties very soon. You can also use me as a reference for your business.
Take care and God Bless you and your family !
These are not all of the letters I have received. Email addresses are not complete for privacy reasons. They will be on the original copies mailed.
All these original letters are in my office for anyone to see. I would like to personally thank all
my clients that that took the time out of their busy lives to send me their comments.