Extraordinary wedding entertainment is more than just music and lights. It’s about you.
We are not your average wedding DJ, and as you might expect, we do not charge an average fee. If you want a guaranteed one-of-a-kind, fun and personalized wedding reception, the kind you have read about in our reviews… Collaborate with Stefan today!
We are the only Montreal DJ to offer a full 100% money-back guarantee!
What Is Included?
- Stefan Jez as your bilingual (English/French) Master of Ceremonies and DJ, plus an assistant
- Sound and Lighting (from elegant to extravagant – customized for you and your venue)
- Comprehensive wedding reception events planning
- All the time and creative effort that we need to create your perfect wedding reception results
- Flawless direction, coordination and execution of your reception events
- Unlimited reception performance time
- Personalized introductions throughout your reception
- Creating and sharing your Love Story and/or recording a Custom Audio Edit for your first dance
- Backup equipment on site
We can offer you a wide variety of enhancements to bring your wedding up to the next level. Here are a few:
- Complete Ceremony Sound Systems
- Separate Cocktail Sound Systems
- Monograms (projected)
- Monograms and Photo Montage on 40” LED Screens
- Video Screens and Projectors
- Entire room Uplighting / Architectural Lighting
- Dancing on a Cloud (Dry Ice) (done the right way!)
- Sparkulars (cold spark fireworks)
- Party props
If there is something we didn’t list, don’t worry – just ask! We might be able to provide it for you, or refer you to who’s best!
In order to maintain our unique level of service, Stefan only takes on a limited number of wedding couples each year. Ask about your date availability today!
What We Do
Sound and Music
Of course we will be playing music! More importantly we want you and your guests to be able to speak to each other over dinner, without yelling. When needed, Uptown Xpress will bring extra sound equipment to “even out” the sound in your room. By doing this we do not need to keep the volume annoyingly loud. This also guarantees everyone, even in the back row, will hear those important speeches.
Our musical library spans the decades with hits dating back to the 40s and to the latest hits of today. We also have an international music collection to add that touch of tradition to your night. We always take requests!
We always travel with backup equipment, should something happen, we are prepared.
Coordination / Planning
Stefan will coordinate the wedding reception activities throughout the night. You will not have to worry about a thing! Throughout the evening, Stefan will make sure that anyone giving a toast, or having a special dance, is given enough time to prepare before being introduced. Stefan will also coordinate with your photographer and videographer so they know what is coming up next and can be completely ready for it.
Uptown Xpress offers a wide range of lighting effects, from basic dance floor wash lighting to elaborate computer controlled custom light shows to entire room uplighting. Lighting can transform a space into almost anything you can imagine! Haze machines are used when permitted to enhance the “look” of the light show. Haze will not be used to make the dance floor a cloudy or smoky place. Ask Stefan what the difference between smoke and haze is!
Master of Ceremonies and DJ
Stefan Jez will get your crowd moving with animation, games and dancing throughout the evening. There are no surprises, everything we do will have been discussed and approved by you during our planning meetings. As your MC, Stefan will not be the center of attention by speaking on the microphone all night long. You are the reason everyone is there!
You have many choices and decisions to make. Here is a list of question, with our answers, you can ask your potential wedding DJ to help you make the right choice. Click or tap on any of the questions below to see the answer.
What is a Love Story?
This makes for a very personal, romantic, emotional, genuine and unique part of the reception. I usually present the Love Story right before your first dance; it’s the perfect way to transition into it!
Another time to tell your Love Story can be at the beginning of the night before or in lieu of the grand entrance, that is something unique and no one will be expecting it!
What is an Audio Edit?
An “Audio Edit” is a process that I can do with you to enhance your first dance song, or parents’ dance song. Using a special voice recorder, I will work with you in the comfort of your own home to record these messages that you want your husband, wife, mother or father to hear during that dance.
Imagine how amazed and surprised your guests will be when they hear your voice in the song! Not to mention, imagine how your partner or parents will feel when they hear it, too! Get the Kleenex!
How many hours do you provide music for?
Do you take requests?
Are you bilingual? Do you speak French?
Do you have references?
How far in advance should we book you?
We’re from out of town but getting married in Montreal, how can we meet you?
Will you be the one at our event?
Can we come see you in action at a wedding?
Do you have insurance?
How much do you charge?
There are so many factors that go into the price of an event, that is why we want to meet with you to discuss your special day. But to give you an idea, for a wedding in the Montreal area, our packages range from $4000 to $5500+ with most of our couples spending $4500.
Why do you charge so much?
What are Personalized Introductions?
I can make your reception truly unique by personalizing each introduction I do for every speaker. Tell a very short story about them, how long have they known you? When did you meet? Have you travelled the world together? Maybe they are the one that introduced you to your new spouse?
By adding some of these small details to each introduction I make, your guests feel more connected and interested in what is happening. It feels more personal!