The Best of 2017

With 2017 winding down, Rod and I want to thank all of the amazing couples and clients we worked with this year. We've had an exciting year and it's all because of the people and communities we work with.

 Geneviève and Dave, photo courtesy Matthew Hicks

Geneviève and Dave, photo courtesy Matthew Hicks

Throughout the year, we DJ'd so many amazingly fun weddings. We couldn't have felt more lucky to have met the great couples we did, and I think it's safe to say that the couples enjoyed it as well. Here are a few snippets from their reviews:

We had an absolute blast, dancing the night away with our friends and family and everyone was raving about the music. They truly catered to everyone - our nearly 90-year-old grandmothers were dancing up a storm all night as well, much to everyone’s surprise! They played everything from motown to 90s hip hop and were more than willing to take requests, ensuring everyone was happy.

I always thought it was interesting when people said their wedding day was the best day of their life, but I can honestly say it was, and Kat and Rod played a huge role in making our day a success - thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Jenna
We could not be happier with the DJ’s services at our wedding!!! It was exactly what we wanted the dance floor was absolutely hopping from the first song to the very last. We had some specific and unusual requests about the service and what should and shouldn’t be played but they accommodated and far exceeded all of our requests beautifully. I really cannot say enough good things about them! Some guests told us they wanted to head out before the end of the night but felt unable too as all the songs were too good to stop dancing. We keep hearing from everyone what a total blast they had and that it was the best wedding/party they have ever been too. We are so very happy with everything and would certainly recommend to anyone wanting to have a good time.
— Stephanie
Kat and Rod picked a great mix of retro and current music, and had the whole dance floor bumping until late into the night. We are a tough crowd to please musically, with lots of people loving obscure stuff and others loving current pop hits. They seamlessly struck a balance and it was such a pleasure having them!
— Geneviève

2017 has been so much more than just amazing gigs though. At the beginning of this year, Nerd vs Geek DJ Services underwent a big re-think. We refocused what we wanted to be and do. Sure, we still want to DJ and bring fun times to weddings, but we also wanted to add more meaning to what we do. At so many weddings, we hear about the importance of the community that's gathered, which struck a chord with us. So we made the community the center of our business and started to work from there.

We’ve committed that for every gig we book, we donate $15 to Aspen Family Services and another $15 to a charity that's part of our client's community.  Last week, we transferred the funds and donated $330 to charities including Aspen Family Services, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary, Antyx Community Arts Society, Calgary Zoological Society, YMCA, Alzheimer Society Canada, and Diabetes Canada. We really couldn’t be happier about this accomplishment. 

We also joined some local organizations (REAP and Calgary Bridal Alliance). This helps cement our place in the local and local wedding community.  We switched to as many local suppliers as possible including switching our banking to First Calgary, getting our gasoline from Centex, and choosing local options for various supplies and gifts (my personal favourites being the glamorous wedding cards we get from Wrinkle and Crease and elegant bonbons from The Chocolate Lab).  These changes bring us to 56% local suppliers (up from 38% in 2016). We also took some steps to further reduce our paper waste and carbon emissions by cutting down on physical packages for couples in favour of e-packages, using electronic contracts, and using tele-conferencing or green transportation to get to client-side consultations.

We have big plans for 2018 brewing already - we hope to continue to build a strong community using music to bring people together (and, hopefully, to dance). If you know someone getting married, or throwing a party of any sort, we hope that you recommend Nerd vs Geek DJ Services. And, we’d love to work with more charities next year, so please pass our name on to anyone you know. (More information can be found on our website: https://www.nerd-vs-geek.com/our-community/)

 Lindsey and Chris' Wedding

Lindsey and Chris' Wedding

May you continue to experience the child-like freedom that good music and dancing brings! 
- Kat and Rod Dornian, Nerd vs Geek DJs