Guys Tips

2018 Winter Bridal Show Special

SAVE ON WEDDING PACKAGES THIS WINTER!

 

IMG_2151 Think about the last few weddings you’ve been to.  Did you have a good time?  Did you stay at your table all night or were you on the floor dancing the night away?

The wedding DJ is the main person who makes the reception stand out.  More than just playing the music, the DJ is in charge of the flow of the evening, coordinating the entire night.

OUR GOAL:

Make your wedding a once in a lifetime event… focusing on every detail, even the smallest ones… so you can enjoy your wedding, STRESS FREE!

 

Guys on the Radio: DJ Service rated BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018 by theknot.com.

 

 

Book the Diamond Package

For our stress free DJ services plus unlimited time, ceremony sound, the latest wedding lighting trends including full room uplighting, personalized monogram light, plus TWO add-ons, ceremony sound, wedding officiants, live music, photo montage, and Sisters Stress Free Cleanup.  Booking this package saves you $500 on average, plus an additional $200 off the package if you book by September 30th, 2017.

We are also offering $200 off Gold and Platinum DJ packages during our Bridal Shows.

Want a stress free wedding with day of planning from the Sisters?  Save $100 on all Sisters Stress Free Planning packages.  Click to view their packages.

 

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BONUS – Bridal Show Giveaway!  

Text your wedding date to 815-780-9092 to enter to win a Day of Planning Services, a $800 value!  Winner drawn on February 28th, 2017.  Must use Planning Services by December 31, 2020. *Standard text rates apply.

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UPCOMING BRIDAL SHOWS: 

1.7.18 – 12pm – 3pm – Romance in the Park Bridal Show @ Starved Rock Lodge

1.21.18 – 10am-2pm – Bridal Expo 2018 @ The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens

2.18.16 – 11am – 2pm – 38th Annual Illinois Valley Bridal Show @ IVCC (Sisters Planning Only)

 

 

Want more?  Read what brides are saying about the Guys….

Read our reviews on The Knot.

  • I knew what a professional awesome guy JC was before my son's wedding, but I have to say, he went completely over and above anything we could have ever expected! From the gorgeous monogram and uplighting, to the slideshow, it was perfection! The dance floor overflowed with happy guests because he played the music � that kept people happy and enjoying themselves all night! I would say the DJ is the most important part of your party, and if you don't use Guys on the Radio you're missing out!! Thanks JC, you made our day!!

    Angela Dahl
  • Matt and Tommy did an amazing job at our wedding! We loved working with them and they made the day extra special. The dance floor was never even remotely empty, exactly what we wanted. And they made sure to play all the songs (even the ridiculous ones) that we had requested.

    Megan Heiting
  • From the first time we met with JC, we knew we had made the right choice. We got the Platinum package and are happy we choose it. The uplighting was beautiful and the lighted monogram unique. The guys choice of music kept people dancing all night. So happy we used them.

    Laura Gerke
  • Sooo incredibly grateful to Jon for everything on our wedding day! Brad and I cannot thank you enough! Thank you for dealing with all our last minute requests and thinking of every detail! The time you took to get to know us and make sure that everything went off without a hitch! We cannot express our gratitude! I can honestly say there is not a better Dj service around!! All of our guests had an amazing time and were dancing almost the whole night! Any promotions you need from us just ask!

    Devin Wignes
  • Guys on the Radio are the guys to have for your wedding DJ!!!! I believe the DJ is the most important vender besides the venue!!! JC did an awesome job!! He was easy to work with and enthusiastic about our wedding the entire time!! If you are looking to have the best wedding ever and want your friends and family to truly enjoy your reception book Guys on the Radio right now!!!!!!!!! Thanks guys!!!

    Taylor Myers
  • If your looking for the best, this is it. They made our wedding reception fun and exciting. So great to work with

    Becky Stiles
  • I don't typically write reviews but I would recommend Guys on the Radio to anyone getting married in the near future! They kept the party going all night and were willing to adapt to any last minute changes. They played all the songs we requested plus requests from our guests to keep people dancing.. Shoutout to Jon and Joe. Thanks for making our day memorable!

    Khari Storey
  • Guys on the Radio are the premier DJ service in the Illinois Valley!! They played everything we asked them to and more. Tommy and Joe went above and beyond our expectations and helped make our night so special. They were asked to do the almost impossible by timing the song we gave them for our entrance to the second and they nailed it!! I highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to hire the best in the area!!

    Phillip Thomson

The Knot Best of Weddings 2018

So, we just got this email from The Knot to let us know we won ‘Best of Weddings’ 2018 for DJ’s in our market.

Thanks to our INCREDIBLE crew!
Sloppy Joe, DJ Hotlips (Tomascz), Kevin Kramer, Zam Zam, The Sisters Stress-Free Planning (Amanda and Melissa), Bobby T, DJ Haylz, Rod & Gary! Plus, thanks to Flash Foto Booth and Totally Kreative Video for teaming up with us this year… And thanks to our “CFO,” Steve Goodwin (Myfamilyonabudget) for incredible support.

Thank you to all of our clients who we have LOVED working with in 2017. You have made this a memorable year for us! We appreciate you having us as part of your special day. And… we still have a packed December full of winter weddings to come!

JC & Shap
#BOW2018

 

Here’s the official Press Release:

 

GUYS ON THE RADIO: DJ SERVICE NAMED WINNER
IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018
Twelfth Annual Best of Weddings Awards, From the #1 Wedding Planning Website, Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

SPRING VALLEY, IL/January 9, 2018— Guys on the Radio: DJ Service are pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2018 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app.

In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“We are blessed to have an amazing team of professionals that strive to make sure every detail is covered to make a bride and groom’s special day stress free,” said owner JC “Phillips” Heerdt.   “Thank you to all of our clients who we have LOVED working with in 2017. You have made this a memorable year for us! We appreciate you having us as part of your special day.”

As the number one online wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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About Guys on the Radio: DJ Service
Guys on the Radio: DJ Service is the Illinois Valley’s Premiere Wedding Service Boutique.     Offering clients stress free Entertainment packages with DJs, MCs, Live Musicians with top of the line sound and lighting, as well as Day of Planning Services, Officiants, Videography and Photobooths.   Owners Jon Shapiro and JC Heerdt started the business in 2011, and in 2013 were recognized by the Illinois Small Business Development Center as part of the 40 Under Forty class of leaders in the area.  Visit guysontheradio.com or social media: Facebook.com/GuysontheRadio and @guysontheradio on TwitterSnapchat and Instagram.

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading online wedding brand and app that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

 

 

I just got engaged. Now what?

Exactly! What does come next? You’ve never done this before. You might have been in a few weddings or helped a sibling. You’ve dreamed about your wedding day and now it is becoming a reality. You want this to be fun experience for you. You don’t want to be stressed out with the planning (lots of planning) and picking the right services for you.

photo courtesy of Seth Morris Photography

Sisters Stress-Free Planning, a division of Guys on the Radio:DJ Service, have reached out to all their past couples as well as friends in the Illinois Valley Wedding Industry to put together weekly tips and exclusive offers to help with planning your wedding day. This is totally free for you to use.

Sign up for free tips by clicking here.

We asked married couples about their wedding day, “If you were to give advice to engaged couples about their upcoming wedding day… what would you tell them? Is there one thing you would do different?”

Most of the responses came back reminding couples to stop and take a moment to soak in the day.

“Honestly- Don’t worry so much about your guests being happy. Enjoy your day! It goes waaayyy too fast!” – Christa Hammers

“At some point between dinner, cake and special dances take a few minutes alone together.” – Nyree Tevis

“Don’t sweat the small stuff – guests will remember food, drinks and music. Don’t stress out about things you can’t control…. like weather 🙂 Soak up every minute of the day- you spent months planning and it flies by.” – Chelsea Gergovich

And, a plenty of reminders that this is YOUR wedding day.

“Take the opinions of others trying to tell you how to do it, how it should be done, what you need to do with a grain of salt. It is your day, and while help from others is nice, it can get to the point where it’s too much. And believe me, EVERYONE will have an opinion or advice to offer. It is YOUR day not theirs. Make it the day you want and just like everyone else said, enjoy it, because it really does go by so fast.” – Jessica Scott

Are there secrets to planning different services for your wedding day? Yes.

Here’s a quick tip from Emilie Overy of Flowers Plus in Streator, “The best time for you to call and schedule a wedding consultation with a florist is after the bridesmaid dresses have been chosen. I HIGHLY encourage you not to wait to book a florist until the dress has been picked.

This will save you hours of additional planning.”

How about photography? Mary Morris of Seth Morris Photography, “Narrow down what you preferred stye. View lots of photos and decide what you like and what you don’t…. Look for a photographer who showcases that style. An experienced, professional photographer will showcase images that display their style. Talk to the photographer on the phone or meet them… Make sure you get along. The photographer is by your side the entire day. You need to like them. “

Get more tips like these by signing up for free wedding planning tips and exclusive offers from Sisters Stress-Free Planning by clicking here.

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Garter Activity

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Garter Activity
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Ginuwine Pony
2 Queen Another One Bites The Dust
3 Marvin Gaye Let’s Get It On
4 Nelly Hot In Herre
5 Kenny Loggins Danger Zone
6 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
7 ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man
8 Justin Timberlake Sexyback
9 Warrant Cherry Pie
10 Lalo Shiffrin Mission Impossible Theme
11 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
12 Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady
13 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
14 Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing
15 Daft Punk Get Lucky
16 Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands To Yourself
17 Baha Men Who Let The Dogs Out
18 M.C. Hammer U Can’t Touch This
19 ZZ Top Legs
20 LMFAO Sexy And I Know It
21 Yello Oh Yeah
22 Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. Blurred Lines
23 Jay-Z Big Pimpin’
24 Tim McGraw Real Good Man
25 Salt ‘N Pepa Whatta Man
26 Flo Rida Right Round
27 Tone Loc Wild Thing
28 Van Halen Hot For Teacher
29 George Thorogood Bad To The Bone
30 Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor
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Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Bouquet Toss

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Bouquet Toss
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
2 Meghan Trainor Dear Future Husband
3 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun
4 Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
5 David Guetta Where Them Girls At
6 Spice Girls Wannabe
7 Beyonce Run The World (Girls)
8 Ludacris Move B***h
9 Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot
10 Weather Girls It’s Raining Men
11 Kelis Milkshake
12 Christina Aguilera Lady Marmalade
13 Kanye West Gold Digger
14 Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
15 Supremes You Can’t Hurry Love
16 Kool & The Gang Ladies Night
17 Michael Buble Haven’t Met You Yet
18 Little Big Town Little White Church
19 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
20 Blondie One Way Or Another
21 Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
22 Queen Another One Bites The Dust
23 Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl
24 Martina McBride This One’s For The Girls
25 Bruno Mars Marry You
26 Nelly Furtado Maneater
27 Dusty Springfield Wishin’ And Hopin’
28 Beyonce feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
29 Destiny’s Child Independent Women Part I
30 Shania Twain Any Man Of Mine
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Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Cake Cutting

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Cake Cutting
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Maroon 5 Sugar
2 James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
3 Archies Sugar, Sugar
4 Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself
5 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
6 Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
7 Jack Johnson Better Together
8 Adam Sandler Grow Old With You
9 DNCE Cake By The Ocean
10 Blake Shelton Honey Bee
11 Michael Buble Everything
12 Ray LaMontagne You Are The Best Thing
13 Natalie Cole This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
14 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
15 Bruno Mars Marry You
16 Jason Mraz I’m Yours
17 Queen You’re My Best Friend
18 Jason Mraz Lucky
19 Cake Love You Madly
20 Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight
21 Lumineers Ho Hey
22 Frank Sinatra Love And Marriage
23 Sara Bareilles I Choose You
24 Average White Band Cut The Cake
25 Train Marry Me
26 Etta James At Last
27 U2 Sweetest Thing
28 Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot
29 Plain White T’s 1,2,3,4
30 Beyonce Love On Top
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Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Wedding Party Dance

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Wedding Party Dance
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Walk The Moon Shut Up And Dance
2 Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling!
3 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk
4 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
5 T.I. Bring ’em Out
6 Black Eyed Peas Let’s Get It Started
7 Bruno Mars Marry You
8 Chris Brown Forever
9 Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places
10 Bruno Mars 24k Magic
11 Pharrell Williams Happy
12 Sister Sledge We Are Family
13 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem
14 V.I.C. Wobble
15 Cupid Cupid Shuffle
16 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
17 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
18 Kool & The Gang Celebration
19 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
20 Randy Newman You’ve Got A Friend In Me
21 Beyonce feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
22 DJ Casper Cha Cha Slide
23 Jagged Edge Let’s Get Married
24 Maroon 5 Sugar
25 DJ Snake feat. Lil’ Jon Turn Down For What
26 Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris We Found Love
27 Kenny Loggins Footloose
28 Pitbull Fireball
29 Heavy D & The Boyz Now That We Found Love
30 Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling In Love
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Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Mother Son Dance

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Mother Son Dance
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Rascal Flatts My Wish
2 Lynyrd Skynyrd / Shinedown Simple Man
3 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
4 Tim McGraw Humble And Kind
5 Boyz II Men A Song For Mama
6 Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance
7 Phil Collins You’ll Be In My Heart
8 T Carter A Mother’s Song
9 Kenny Chesney Don’t Blink
10 Rod Stewart Forever Young
11 Beatles In My Life
12 Van Morrison Days Like This
13 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
14 Lady Antebellum Never Alone
15 Backstreet Boys The Perfect Fan
16 Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
17 Ben E. King Stand By Me
18 Dixie Chicks Landslide
19 Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately
20 Garth Brooks Mom
21 Mikki Viereck A Song For My Son
22 Eric Church Like Jesus Does
23 DJ Keo All To You
24 Jason Mraz 93 Million Miles
25 James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
26 Josh Groban You Raise Me Up
27 Nat King Cole Unforgettable
28 Elton John Your Song
29 Paul Simon Loves Me Like A Rock
30 Mark Harris Find Your Wings
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Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Father Daughter Dance

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For Father Daughter Dance
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Heartland I Loved Her First
2 Tim McGraw My Little Girl
3 Bob Carlisle Butterfly Kisses
4 Temptations My Girl
5 Rascal Flatts My Wish
6 Chuck Wicks Stealing Cinderella
7 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
8 Krystal Keith Daddy Dance With Me
9 Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight
10 Stevie Wonder Isn’t She Lovely
11 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
12 Dixie Chicks Landslide
13 Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
14 Nat King Cole Unforgettable
15 T Carter Daddy’s Angel
16 John Mayer Daughters
17 Darius Rucker It Won’t Be Like This For Long
18 Beatles In My Life
19 Paul Simon Father And Daughter
20 Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance
21 Tim McGraw Humble And Kind
22 Edwin McCain Walk With You
23 Bruce Springsteen When You Need Me
24 Tom Petty Wildflowers
25 Ben E. King Stand By Me
26 Jason Blaine Dance With My Daughter
27 Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately
28 Rod Stewart Forever Young
29 Al Martino Daddy’s Little Girl
30 Trace Adkins Just Fishin’
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Top 30 Most Requested Songs For First Dance

Top 30 Most Requested Songs For First Dance
This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made using the DJ Event Planner song request system.
Rank Song Song Title
1 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
2 Dan and Shay From The Ground Up
3 Sara Evans Perfect
4 Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling In Love
5 James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go
6 Thomas Rhett Die A Happy Man
7 John Legend All Of Me
8 Brett Young In Case You Didn’t Know
9 Etta James At Last
10 Ray LaMontagne You Are The Best Thing
11 Brad Paisley Then
12 Christina Perri A Thousand Years
13 Lee Brice I Don’t Dance
14 Lonestar Amazed
15 Ben E. King Stand By Me
16 Ed Sheeran Tenerife Sea
17 Jason Mraz I Won’t Give Up
18 George Strait I Cross My Heart
19 Tim McGraw My Best Friend
20 Shai Yours
21 Chris Stapleton Tennessee Whiskey
22 Michael Buble Everything
23 Ellie Goulding How Long Will I Love You
24 Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight
25 Adele / Garth Brooks Make You Feel My Love
26 Lifehouse You And Me
27 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
28 Brett Eldredge Mean To Me
29 Elton John Your Song
30 Ben Rector Forever Like That
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