Extraordinary wedding entertainment is more than just music and lights. It’s about wedding planning, wedding coordination, having an MC and a DJ, and using stories to really personalize special moments. 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… Reach out to Stefan today!
Wedding performance pricing begins at $5500.
We are the only Montreal Wedding DJ that offers a full 100% money-back guarantee!
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, contact Stefan now!
What Is Included?
- Stefan Jez as your bilingual (English/French) Master of Ceremonies and DJ, plus an assistant
- Sound and Lighting
- 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
WEDDING DAY ENHANCEMENTS
These are the most popular enhancements couples choose for their wedding:
- Complete Ceremony Sound Systems (with super high quality microphones and sound – battery powered available) – $500
- Separate Cocktail Sound Systems – $250
- Dancing on a Cloud for First Dance (Dry Ice) – $400
- Photo Montage on 40” LED Screen – $350 per TV
- Room Uplighting / Architectural Lighting – Starting from $300
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!
What Is The Process?
- Have an initial Zoom with Stefan to see if we are a good fit for each other
- Digitally sign contract and take a 50% initial payment to secure your date
- Have a ‘discovery’ meeting 5-6 months before your wedding. We talk about the ‘big ideas’ and brainstorm about your wedding day!
- Work on your ‘homework’ to provide Stefan with all those details
- Have the final planning meeting 1 month before your wedding and take the final 50% payment
- Have the best day of your life at your wedding!
What We Do
We want to make sure you and everyone at your wedding is having the best experience they have ever been a part of. There are many factors to make this happen.
Master of Ceremonies and DJ
Stefan Jez can get your crowd moving with animation, games and dancing throughout the evening. These are not “cheesy” gimmicks. Everything Stefan does as the MC has a purpose, and is presented genuinely. 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!
As the DJ, Stefan will play a variety of genres and styles to keep everyone happy and having fun. We always take requests and constantly “read” the room to get a feel of what everyone wants to hear.
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.
Sound and Music
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.
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!
We always travel with backup equipment, should something happen, we are prepared.
I know finding a Wedding DJ in Montreal is tough!
You have many choices and decisions to make. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help you.
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!
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 spouse 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?
I always suggest people book their wedding entertainment at least 8-12 months ahead of time. But of course if there is an opening, sometimes I’ll get booked one or two months before!
We’re from out of town but getting married in Montreal, how can we meet you?
I have entertained for many out of town couples over the years. I can easily set up an online video call using Zoom!
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?
For a wedding in the Montreal area, my price ranges from $5500 to $6500+ with most couples spending $6000.
There are many factors that go into the price of a wedding reception, that is why I want to discuss your special day with you.
My service includes more than what you’d expect from a regular wedding DJ. I am your MC and DJ, I help plan and coordinate your wedding, and create a truly unique and personalized experience – guaranteed!
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!