In Their Own
Hard work, dedication, and professionalism never go unnoticed. I am grateful that some of the coolest people I have ever met share their special day with me.
In their own words, here are just a few of the amazing couples I’ve had the honor to serve over the years and what they have to say about their experience working with me.
Amber & Jason
Brown Family Homestead, Leavenworth, WA
If you are wedding planning; you want Tony on your team. My husband and I planned a Washington wedding from Alaska during the COVID nightmare. Most of the communications with Tony was done via webcam since we weren’t able to go back and forth to Washington. Tony was very responsive to everything and not only had plenty of ideas but he has the best ideas. If you pick him you unlock a world of possibilities for your ceremony and reception. Prior to having him I just thought I would pick a few songs, play the wedding quiz game and call it good. I was so wrong. Once I got to see his presentation ideas I knew we were in the best hands. There were multiple parts of our wedding that the guest had never seen before and moved them to tears, laughter and the best party opener after a year of masks and social distancing. He knows the right way to do everything in his lane and he pretty much becomes your day of coordinator, or their huge helper. He helped us with our floor plan and he always kept us informed on what was going to happen next. It felt like the wedding was a production. A Grammy winning production at that.The moment I realized we had made the best decision for our wedding by hiring Tony was as I was getting ready the day of. It was about three hours before the wedding and I was getting my hair done and just mentioned to my wedding party “Oh crap I hope Tony is able to set up and doesn’t get lost or anything.” My maid of honor said “umm… he’s been here for a while and I am pretty sure he is all set up.” He adds absolutely 0 stress the day of the wedding!
Tony is very professional and his ultimate goal is to be there for you and your partner as well as keeping everyone involved and to have everyone leave at night saying “That DJ is my new best friend.” I had so many comments after the wedding saying it was the best wedding they had been to. My Grandma and my friends are still commenting on how great Tony was. I can’t say it enough: Pick Tony as your DJ and you will not regret it!
Tony was our MC and DJ for our wedding in October. We could not be more happy with our decision to hire Tony for our big day.
My wife and I live in Texas and had to plan our Bellevue, WA wedding from afar. Tony was super easy to plan with via Skype, email, phone, etc. He was as available as we needed him to be. Tony was also super flexible in meeting with us at the venue on the specific dates we flew up to visit. Right after meeting with him, you’ll find it obvious that Tony has a TON of experience doing high-quality weddings and takes his work very seriously; an absolute pro. After our initial meeting/consultation, we knew Tony was going to knock it out of the park.
On the day of, Tony’s team ran circles around the people working at the venue. They were the first vendor to be ready, even with all the additional lighting/sound systems we requested. Once the reception started, we wanted Tony to be 100% in charge, and he was. He provided crystal clear instructions to us on the use of microphones for speeches, entrance/introductions, where to walk, etc. Tony was a calming and reassuring guide when we were obviously nervous and hyped-up, and he kept the reception moving and on-time. Once the party really started (dancing time!), Tony was in his element. He nailed the exact music mix and vibe we were going for, and the dance floor was absolutely PACKED the ENTIRE time with both the younger crowd and our parents’ generation.
Tony’s company also has a photo booth team that can be hired for weddings, and it was the perfect fun activity for our guests. He also designed a monogram of our initials, which was projected onto the walls and provided the perfect touch.
Overall, my wife and I are extremely happy and felt everything was perfect. Tony – thank you for making our wedding so awesome, and please share our appreciation with your team!
Donald & Kendall
Bellevue Club, Bellevue, WA
Michelle & Brad
The Kelley Farm, Bonney Lake, WA
I think what every wedding has in common is wondering how will the day actually progress, what will happen? That is where Tony steps in! He is not just a wedding DJ; he is a master communicator, part wedding planner and all-knowing-day-of-wedding coordinator.
Tony made us feel so at ease with what was happening every step from our wedding planning to the big day! Once we met with him and let him know what we were looking for we knew he would be great for us. He gave us a (massive) binder filled with everything he needed to make our day a success. He asked what type of music we like, what we envisioned the feeling of the wedding would be, who was in our wedding party, why we chose them and what the wedding meant for us as a couple. He made sure we, as a couple, picked every piece of music from before the ceremony to the different songs walking down the aisle to our big exit (Grease’s You’re the One That I Want!).
Tony truly cares about what he is doing and realizes that he is a huge part of the entire day. On the day he setup his equipment quickly (I didn’t even notice him!), made sure music was playing while the guest arrived and made the whole ceremony seem flawless. He worked with us to write little intros for all the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen and did an awesome little welcome when we arrived back after the ceremony. They each got their own moment and the guests got to know about them. We had people tell us after how cool and fun it was to watch our wedding party and learn about everyone. Our entire wedding day went quite quickly and photos took a lot of time so Tony had to fill in a bit and speed up other parts, but overall he made our wedding perfect.
I feel like he truly knows how important his job is and how to keep guests entertained and how to work with the couple throughout the process. I would recommend him to any couple planning a wedding. He made everything from planning to execution a breeze.
Before meeting with Tony – my mom, my husband and I were drowning in details and plans. After meeting with Tony, we all took a huge sigh of relief. Booking him was a no-brainer. He takes his career so seriously and put 110% of his time and efforts into making our wedding personal, fun, organized and flawless. Not only is Tony incredible, he has the best group of employees. We opted for his videography service – Matt was awesome and captured every moment so we can relive our whole wedding again and again. The Mirror Booth was a huge hit with our guests and Josh made the experience even better for them.
Anyways, back to Tony. By the end of our planning sessions and time for the wedding, Tony became a friend of ours. It’s so easy to talk to him and tell him what you want or don’t want and he never made us feel like we were asking too much or being indecisive. Every meeting, he and my husband ended up chatting sports and shoes it really felt like we were having a close friend work for us. Not only did we love him but our guests are still raving about him. Usually commenting on how funny he was, how organized he was and of course, his music.
We didn’t have to worry about a thing through the day of the wedding, we had 100% faith and trust in him that he would take care of everything and he exceeded our expectations in every way.
Bottom line – if you want your wedding to be a blast, to go off without a hitch and have your guests talk about it for years to come, BOOK TONY.
Casey & Kody
Laurel Creek Manor, Sumner, WA
Lauren & Migel
Sodo Park, Seattle, WA
When our original venue was shut down by the city of Seattle just 14 days before our wedding we were scrambling to reorganize every little detail. One of those details happened to be hiring a DJ last minute. We were SO lucky to have Tony suggested to us. He was already booked with a photo booth rental and found a way to reorganize his schedule to be available for our big day!
Even with the major time crunch, he never made us feel like he was doing us a favor. He was incredibly professional and kind. Tony met with us via video messaging a few days prior to go over details and to get to know a little bit more about us and our wedding party in order to make his emcee-ing more personal and fit us. He was also available via email to answer last minute questions that came up. Tony was respectful of our budget and gave us peace of mind to know all our audio needs were set for the perfect event and have a wedding day to remember.
Not only did all the mics and audio work perfectly for us and our space throughout our ceremony and reception, the music was exactly what we hoped for and got our guests up and dancing at 4 pm on a Sunday! Tony was also a wonderful MC that helped the reception flow very nicely. He did a great job with all the information we shared with him and made it all feel very personal and fun. Tony, we are forever grateful for the memories that were made because of your hard work and dedication.
Thanks to Tony, our PNW wedding of 100 people was the BEST, most FLAWLESS day of our lives!!!
We met Tony at a friend’s wedding just four months before our own, where we danced non-stop for three hours. We saw how well he worked with the couple, and so we wrote to him the following week to book him; we didn’t need to research another DJ. Right away, he sent us a planning binder to fill out. It took a while, and even a little soul-searching, but his attention to every detail of your personalities and relationship is so apparent in his execution of the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s like he’s known you for years! He also has brilliant ideas to make your ceremony & reception unique, fun and memorable.
The day of the wedding was so seamless, which is exactly what a nervous bride and groom are looking for. He had no questions for us, set up everything perfectly on his own, and let us do nothing but have the time of our lives. My husband’s grandparents were skyping into the ceremony, and they could hear our vows perfectly because of the sound quality Tony provided.
The best moment of our reception was immediately after cutting the cake. All of our guests were gathered around us and the cake on the dance floor. The moment we were finished sharing our first bite of cake, he played the BEST dancing song. The dance floor was PACKED for the rest of the night!!! I feel bad that hardly anyone ate cake, because they never stopped dancing, but that’s a great problem to have! Every single person has told me it was the best wedding they ever attended.
I hope that Tony is still a DJ when our children get married. I’d fly him to the other side of the world to be at their weddings!!!
Sarah & Cole
The Kiana Lodge, Poulsbo, WA
Adrianne & Ricky
Historic 1625 Place, Tacoma, WA
Once we had selected Tony, he was on the phone with us, setting up in person meetings that worked around our schedule (we had an out of town wedding, and we live thousands of miles away) and doing whatever he could to make the process easy for us. You can tell that he has years of experience. He presented us with a 90-some page book, filled with ideas and suggestions to make our reception exactly what we wanted. He tweaked everything so that it was in the order we wanted, in the way that we wanted… he really made the process easy.
Lastly, you can tell that Tony takes a lot of pride in what he does. You can find a DJ anywhere that can say, “And now, here’s the wedding party.” Tony had us do some “homework” and provide him with info on our whole wedding party so that he made the whole night very personal. Instead of announcing just any maid of honor, he knew fun facts about MY maid of honor, had the perfect song to intro her, and just made it all very “us.”
These are all MC-type functions… he’s also a KILLER DJ! Again, he had solicited a ton of input from us on what kind of music we liked and disliked, and what our guests would and wouldn’t want to hear… and I remember thinking several times during the night, “Woah! This is an awesome mix of song x and song y! Go Tony!” He really made our night a lot of fun, and we were very glad he was a part of it. We definitely recommend him 🙂
This leads me to Tony. We had heard about how great he was because he was actually hired as the DJ for my husband’s step-sister’s wedding. From the first moment we met Tony he was incredibly professional and you could see the passion he has for what he does. We received a binder with everything you could imagine that we would need to know or details he needed from us to help create the perfect evening! He explained to us he is not a DJ but a master of ceremonies, well we can definitely attest to that!
Tony did an absolutely incredible job and exceeded every expectation we had and more. There was not one single moment that the dance floor was empty, he had it packed the entire time! Our friends and family had an incredible time and kept coming up to us during the reception with compliments of Tony and the music!
From the very start of the planning process, Tony was always available to help walk us through the process and answer any questions. He consistently put me at ease if I felt overwhelmed about the timing of the evening with dinner, introductions, toasts, first dance…so many things to think about but Tony would always remind me, “I will take care of everything” and he did just that! He really did an awesome job and we would highly recommend him, not as a DJ, but an master of ceremonies! Thank you so very much Tony!!!
Rosanna & Nathan
The Sorrento Hotel, Seattle, WA
Julia & Cody
Mountain View Manor, Buckley, WA
Tony was hands-down the BEST decision we made when planning our wedding! We had so many guests coming up to us telling us this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to and they all raved about how amazing our DJ was!
From the moment we met Tony, we knew we needed him for our wedding. He is so organized, thorough, and knows how to make your wedding run smooth. It will truly be the best wedding ever for you and your guests because you get so much more than a DJ with Tony. He gives you all the tools to make your wedding run smoothly and ensure everyone has an amazing time! He gives you homework which is extensive but helps you plan the perfect day! He has lots of great ideas that he will share with you and we incorporated many of those ideas into our wedding; our guests loved it!
We had an outdoor venue and Tony came with us to tour the venue and decide where the best place would be for him and the dance floor as well as a lot of other details we wouldn’t have even thought of! He had the sound perfect so our guests were able to hear our entire ceremony and he had all our songs timed perfectly. He made us look great! His introductions for our bridal party were so funny and he set the tone for the whole wedding!
It really was such a fun, beautiful, and perfect day and we owe it all to Tony! I can’t imagine our wedding without him!
I originally wanted a live band for our wedding day, but our ideal playlist was too varied for one band to do (within our budget anyway). DJ Tony Schwartz came highly recommended from our venue’s list of preferred vendors, and I can certainly see why!
I am one to judge based on a business’s website, and I was hooked as soon as I saw his. I could tell that he is a seasoned professional, and that was evidenced in every interaction I had with him. He is highly organized and has his craft down to a T. He even gave us homework in the form of a giant binder, and through this binder, we were able to more fully realize our own vision for the big day. Tony is very communicative, answers all questions and emails in a timely manner, and took the time to get to know us, spinning together a perfect blend of his expertise and our own personalities. He went the extra mile to do a recording of our love story leading up to the first dance, and everyone absolutely loved it!
Our wedding was a smaller affair, but Tony kept the dance floor full and satisfied for all our dancing friends and family throughout the night. He heard me when I said I wanted maximum time on the dance floor, and he delivered with my extensive playlist. All I have to say is that he absolutely CRUSHED IT, and we couldn’t be happier!
Angie & Chris
The Kelley Farm, Bonney Lake, WA
Meghan & Ben
Laurel Creek Manor, Sumner, WA
Being a fairly organized bride, I loved that Tony is so purposeful with his meetings and process. After our initial meeting, he put us to work on our “homework,” which played a huge role in making our night a success. We were able to share our likes and dislikes, and his organized approach helped us walk through the flow of the evening while we planned.
His communication is also fantastic. His responses are timely and he is totally flexible. We changed a few minor details a couple days before our wedding and he graciously rolled with it.
When it came to the actual wedding, WOW. Tony ROCKED it. From working with our ceremony guitarist to ensuring that we were all in the right place at the right time and ready for the next step in the night, he was organized, prepared, quick, and positive.
I’ve also never heard so many people talk about how much they loved the DJ. His playlist was exactly what we had in mind – you could tell he put so much thought and effort into our big day. Our friends and family didn’t want the night to end!
We can’t recommend Tony enough! Thank you again for making our night so special, Tony!
I highly recommend working with Tony!! He was so easy to work with; he was organized, detailed, and was quick to respond to my emails. During our pre-booking experience, Tony was kind enough to meet with my fiance and I via Skype since we were not able to meet in person due to our busy schedules. After talking with Tony, we knew right away that he was a professional and would provide great DJ/Emcee services.
After booking with Tony, he was very thorough with our pre-event planning. He mailed us a planning binder with several sections that included things like order of events, ideas and suggestions, ceremony and reception music planning, timeline etc. He walked us through every step of the way making sure that every moment of the wedding and reception was pleasing and engaging for our guests. From what I have heard, our other vendors also enjoyed working with him and had a “team effort” attitude.
We loved the personalization he offered as the Emcee while our family/friends were giving their speeches. He shared small fun facts about them and played a fitting song for each person as they approached the mic for their speech. Our reception had a great flow and I believe it was because of Tony as the Emcee. Tony was great and reading the crowd and playing music accordingly. The dance floor experience was AWESOME! Everyone loved the music choices and style. It was fun, lively and entertaining! My new husband and I loved spending time on the dance floor with our family and friends. We ended the night with a special song as we were whisked away.
Our only wish was that our reception could have lasted longer!! Our wedding day was so special, one we will never forget. The time FLEW by and before we knew it the night was over. Thank you Tony for helping to make our wedding day so incredible!
Rachel & Tyler
Trinity Tree Farm, Issaquah, WA
Kim & Justin
Sodo Park, Seattle, WA
I was the type of bride who had very specific ideas about the tone of the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Tony executed on all of these things flawlessly, blending everything together into a totally cohesive and beautiful musical soundtrack to our day.
Tony’s unique mash up style had us all on the floor the entire night. The best part was exchanging some knowing glances with Tony throughout the reception, because he totally made our wedding so incredible and unforgettable, and I think he knew how much I loved it! Our guests are still talking about how it was the most fun they’ve ever had at a wedding– and the credit for that all belongs to Tony.
I would absolutely never even consider hiring another MC/DJ if I had to do it all over again. Tony was the backbone of the party and did such an amazing job. He was so responsive and so wonderful to work with!!
Tony’s model is unlike any other DJ I came across: he is with you throughout the planning process and helps create a detailed outline for your wedding day, meticulously designed to your tastes to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly all night and properly reflects you as a couple. I genuinely appreciated all the thought and detail that went into our planning sessions with Tony, and I was absolutely overjoyed on the day of our wedding with how fantastic Tony was! He’s got a great personality that will mesh well with you, your wedding party, and your family/friends. He offers MC services to keep everything on schedule, and as a DJ, is second to none!
OUR DANCE FLOOR WAS PACKED ALL NIGHT with excellent song after excellent song! I have been to tons of weddings, and I’ve never experienced a music mix and dance floor quite like the one at my wedding – and it is all owed to Tony. Each and every request we had was met, and exceeded every expectation I could have had. He has the uncanny ability to determine which songs are best for which moment, and does all the music mixing live: this is no pre-recorded music list!! Tony is the best there is: do yourself a favor and make your wedding reception one for the record books by hiring Tony Schwartz!
Andrea & Bryan
Laurel Creek Manor, Sumner, WA
Tony is the best! He has so much passion for his job – and he takes it very seriously! He is extremely organized, everything is very personalized, and the end result is exactly what we wanted!