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Wedding at Foxchase Manor in Manassas, Virginia
“The planning process with Ateet for our August wedding was seamless, he was able to accommodate any changes we wanted to make. When it came to our reception, we had DJ Monica. She was very professional and delivered exactly what we asked for, a mix of new bollywood, latin/reggaeton, and 90s-now hip hop/pop. People stayed on the dance floor until the end of the night and we have received so many compliments on the DJing. Monica also DJed another wedding I was in a couple of months later and again, there was never a point in the night where people weren’t on the dance floor. I would highly recommend her for any DJ needs. She is fantastic and can accommodate a variety of musical tastes and play to any crowd!”
Amar says “We used Planet DJ Productions for our wedding reception. Ateet was great to work with for pre-wedding coordination, and on the big day DJ Monica setup and played exactly the type of music we asked her to play to cater to our audience and keep dance floor packed. Excellent experience!”
Wedding at Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland
“We had planet dj for our wedding reception, and they went above and beyond as if it were a wedding in their own family. Monica and Ateet listened to exactly what we wanted and at times even told us if we should consider something different. Even when we had last minute hiccups that were not related to the services contracted, they pitched in to make sure our day was perfect! Would definitely recommend this team for all weddings! They are amazing and were awesome at making sure we got exactly what we wanted!”
Wedding at Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C.
“Planet DJ Productions provided my husband and I with DJ, dhol and uplighting services for our DC wedding earlier this month. Our DJ was Monica Shah who was amazing from beginning to end. She met with us prior to our wedding and walked us through each step of the ceremony and reception and was extremely thoughtful in her guidance and recommendations. On the day of the wedding, everything was flawless– even my mom, who is rarely complimentary, said that she did a wonderful job. Monica also quickly adapted to our emcee’s request for a dance and did a great job at all of the announcements. Additionally, Ateet was wonderful during the decision-making process– he was extremely responsive to all of my questions (of which there were many) about both the DJ services and lighting services. Both Monica and Ateet were very easy to work with and extremely trustworthy. I felt fully confident going into our wedding that they would execute and ensure our guests stayed on the dance floor.
I think the biggest indicator of Monica’s DJing prowess was the fact that some of our guests– who I would describe as anti-dancers– were out on the dance floor. It seemed like everyone really enjoyed dancing and had a lot of fun– and they played the perfect mix of music to make sure everyone had a good time.
Lastly, I really appreciated that Monica encouraged my husband and I to make the music at the wedding about us. Especially at Indian weddings, I think it is easy to give in to the pressure of accommodating everyone else’s preferences and forget ours– but thanks to her help– everything was balanced and well-done.
I strongly recommend Planet DJ Productions and am truly appreciative of the care and concern they demonstrated in making sure our special day was perfect.”
Wedding at Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland
“Working with PlanetDJ Productions, I found Ateet extremely professional, client focused, and solutions oriented. He worked with us to understand our true motivations and then figure out how to meet those needs. We worked with DJ Monica and were thoroughly impressed. You have the ability to request a DJ and while we didn’t request DJ Monica, we just got lucky and definitely recommend her for other mixed couples. Not only were the ceremonies flawlessly executed, but the reception was truly epic. Our wedding featured Indian, American, Caribbean, and Peruvian guests and to see the dance floor filled non-stop was all we could have hoped for. They listened to our specific requests to incorporate unique Peruvian music on our “must play” list and used their skills to blend the genres appropriately. I said that I wanted to feel relieved, but really I felt free and it was even better than I could have imagined. We’ll remember the night for years to come.”
Sangeet at Ronald Reagan Center in Washington D.C., and Wedding at J.W. Marriott in Washington D.C.
“We had a great experience with Planet DJ and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ. Monica and Ateet worked with us on 3 separate events throughout our wedding weekend including setting up audio for a professional singer and DJ’ing our reception. They were extremely responsive throughout the entire process and worked with us to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. Everything was flawlessly executed throughout the weekend and our friends loved the music that Monica played on Saturday night. “
Wedding at Hilton Rockville, Rockville, Maryland
“We are more than happy we chose Planet DJ Productions as our DJ for the reception! The ambience looked amazing and exactly as we expected. We had a skit at the reception and Ateet and his team ended up improving the sound quality that gave it a theatrical effect. The spotlights/ intelligent lighting moved from one character to the other flawlessly. The songs kept playing all night without any pauses one after the other, thanks to Monica! We danced all night and my legs still hurt (one week after the wedding!). The reception evening went by smoothly regardless. I have never seen an event where the mic does not squeak, but our reception sound system was impeccable, thanks to Ateet! True professionalism I must say. We bought a couple of GOBO monograms and textures and hence the price shot up but they were worth every penny spent! Great work guys!” -Fareen & Kamran
Wedding at Lauxmont Farms in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
“Ateet, Monica and team were so great for our wedding and so very easy to work with as we were out of state. They are so organized, even my wedding planners were raving about their client intake website which covered so many questions and was so comprehensive. My fiance and I loved that they could incorporate so many different types of music in order to make our crowd happy which was comprised of Indian, Jewish, American and Hispanic guests and Monica hit it all! My favorite part of the wedding was actually something that Monica thought of which was to have Indian music playing during the ceremony at the point where my husband tied the Mangalsutra and they KILLED IT! It is honestly my favorite memory of the ceremony and I can’t thank them enough for the perfect execution. The team was great and my venue was not easy to work with in terms of location and onsite management so I give major props to the sound technicians for doing an awsome job for our outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour (especially in the heat). Thank you for making our wedding memorable and working with us in such a timely and professional manner.”
Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland
“You know when a guy just has it all together? Enter Ateet Ahuja. If he wasn’t a fearless entrepreneur, you’d find him as a name partner at a global consulting firm – that’s the level he plays at. One phone call with him and you’ll see what I mean.
We have no doubt he’s the hardest working guy in the business. You simply can’t operate with that level of commitment, attention to detail, and client focus unless you are. We were so impressed by his process of making us feel understood – we asked him to DJ himself – and it was the best decision we made.
People will tell their children stories of this dance floor. The unbelievable energy, the ridiculous dance offs, losing all track of time – let’s just say my Indian aunt who is in a wheelchair shut down the floor chanting one more song well after midnight.
Special credit to Jake and Sam for creating an ambiance that brought life to the room. The Planet DJ team doesn’t just play music, they don’t just show up, they don’t just sit back in the booth. What they do, and why you hire them, is because they create unbelievable experiences through lights and sounds. Couple that with their focus on client service, discipline, organization, and commitment to quality – as you close out your own dance floor – you’ll realize hiring was one of the best decisions you ever made.”
Wedding at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia
“Planet DJ was fantastic and handled all the sound & music for the entire day from the ceremony to cocktail hour until the last song of the night. Ateet was extremely organized and with their online planning tool had all the music ready to go and did a great job MC’ing the program for us as well. Our venue (Castle Hill) was a little unique so they put in the extra mile to travel all the way to Charlottesville for our wedding walk thru and came early to make sure all the power & connections were ready to go in our rustic barn setting. Their attention to detail was essential and made sure everything went off perfectly on the actual wedding day. We had a Jewish / Christian / Indian wedding so they were able to get all aspects of the different cultures down with starting out with the Horah / Mezinka and playing some Bollywood music to get the crowd going on the dance floor. Planet DJ was one of the best wedding vendors we picked and we’re extremely thankful!”
Wedding at National Press Club in Washington D.C.
“We used Planet DJ for our Hindu and Christian wedding ceremonies, an afternoon tea hour, cocktail hour, and reception and they absolutely nailed it!! Our wedding was a really long day and we had very specific requests throughout–we wanted romantic Bollywood songs for our tea hour, classic rock for cocktail hour, southern soul for the dinner, Indian flute music during our Hindu ceremony, and specific tracks for our processionals/recessional during our Christian ceremony, and Planet DJ’s DJ Monica completely blew us away. Planet DJ was extremely flexible in the weeks leading up to our wedding, when we changed some of our songs and added several events to the docket, and DJ Monica did an excellent job emceeing our reception, to include doing a live fade in/out of several songs for our first dance, providing a specific track and microphone for a vocal performance by my mom, and mixing both Western-style and Bollywood-style dance tracks for the dance floor. Who else could mix the likes of Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj with multiple Bollywood songs and have an entire ballroom of guests of varying backgrounds raging the whole night?? It was awesome. Planet DJ also provided two beautifully lit-up trusses with moving lights that provided spotlighting, dance floor lighting, and even mood lighting during dinner, which all added such great ambiance to our event. Their online system is super clever and allows you to submit and change all of your requests in one place, making it very easy and convenient to communicate and make changes. All in all we were absolutely thrilled with Planet DJ and highly recommend them for any wedding, but especially those requiring a multicultural touch.”
Four Seasons in Baltimore, Maryland
“We were extremely happy with everyone at Planet DJ Productions! We used Ateet and his team for our DJ/audio and lighting needs and we were not disappointed. Our DJ Monica was fantastic and accommodating for our last minute song requests. We had a fantastic mix of Indian and American music throughout the night. Overall, we had the best night ever and this group helped make our night EPIC! We also had a photo booth provided by this company, which was a hit with our guests. Would highly recommend this company and would use again!!”
Sangeet at Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna, Austria and Wedding Ceremony at Stadtpalais Liechtenstein – City Palace in Vienna, Austria and Wedding Reception at Palais Liechtenstein – Garden Palace in Vienna, Austria
“I don’t think it’s possible to explain how much Ateet and Planet DJ Productions mean to us. They were an incredibly integral part of our wedding festivities which comprised of 4 wedding events in Vienna, Austria, throughout which they not only took care of logistics but helped to make it the most unforgettable weekend of our lives. They took the challenge of a fusion Indian and Chinese wedding and set a new standard beyond what we’ve ever experienced. We still pinch ourselves for being so lucky to have them DJ our wedding. They set the tone and made sure everything ran smoothly. We love Ateet and his talented team. “
Wedding at Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland
“Planet DJ was fantastic and we highly recommend them. For the baraat, we hired both the dhol player and the SUV. Ateet had an awesome selection of music that complimented the traditional dhol player. They both were extremely energetic and had the crowd involved and dancing the entire time.
They also provided our sound for our outside ceremony. The mics were of good quality and everyone was able to hear the ceremony clearly.
The reception music was superb. Ateet provided an upbeat selection of both Indian and western music that kept the dance floor crowded all night. The music was the correct volume throughout both dinner and the dancing after. The process for creating your first dance/parent dance/must play/do not play list is very easy. They are also able to get other music if requested in advance. Additionally, if there are any special performances, they are able to cut the music properly.
The uplighting for our venue was beautiful. Planet DJ is able to provide any color for the uplighting and the quality of the lights is stellar. We also used the fog for our first dance which was great.
Kabir (the party motivator) was probably the best addition to our night. He was upbeat, engaged the crowd, and everyone loved him. He taught everyone Bhangra and he even ensured that we were well fed and brought us drinks. He and Ateet worked flawlessly together.
We also hired the photobooth through Planet DJ. You receive an album with the photos as well as notes left by your guests. You also get copies via dropbox and dvd of the photos to share with friends.
Overall, we can’t recommend Planet DJ enough. They are incredibly responsive to any questions or concerns. They provided feedback about our layout for the reception to make sure it would work. They were also able to talk us through the timeline to make sure it flowed perfectly.
Kabir and Ateet provided everything we could have asked for from our DJ. Please don’t hesitate to work with them! “
Wedding at Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia
“Our DJ, Monica, was awesome! She played a great mix of music for my wife and I, and threw in a couple surprises for us as well. Working with Ateet was also great throughout the entire planning process. He was extremely responsive, and was able to accommodate a few last minute changes for us. The entire experience of working with Planet DJ was great, and more importantly, the music was awesome!”
Wedding at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia
“From Day 1, Ateet was very responsive. He always made time for phone calls and responded to our emails right away and is super easygoing, which really put our minds at ease during the stress of wedding planning! We loved how organized they were and had all of our music selected well before the wedding. Our wedding reception was an absolute blast thanks to Planet DJ, and would recommend them for all types of events!”
Sangeet in Potomac, Maryland and Wedding at Omni Shoreham in Washington D.C.
“Planet DJ was one of the best wedding vendor choices we made. Ateet was responsive at every stage of the planning process and gave us confidence that him and his team were perfect for our event. We ended up using Planet DJ for both the dhol and mobile DJ during the Baraat (which remains one of the highlights of the day for our family and friends), ceremony music, uplighting and dance floor lighting during the reception, and DJ Riz for the reception. We had numerous guests come up to us and say that they had never heard a better wedding DJ before, and we completely agree. DJ Riz found a way to get the entire room on the dance floor and moving, incorporate Indian, Greek, and Western music (multi-cultural wedding), and seamlessly incorporate requests from the couple and our guests throughout the night. Lastly, we had a rain delay for the baraat, and, as with most weddings, some scheduling adjustments/changes as the day went on, but the team was more than happy to be flexible and work with our coordinators on the fly to keep the energy high and event moving. Cannot thank Ateet, Riz, and the entire PDP team enough.”
Shagun at Melrose Caverns in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Mehndhi at Port Republic Town Hall in Port Republic, Virginia, and Wedding at On Sunny Slope Farm in Harrisonburg, Virginia
“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Music, decor, entertainment. Its a complete package! Definitely recommend them!”
Sangeet at Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church Banquet Hall in Potomac, Maryland , Wedding at Four Seasons in Washington D.C.
Planet DJ was flat out amazing. We used them for two events for our fusion wedding weekend. We had a traditional Indian pre wedding event and for which we used lighting and DJ services. Everything was without a doubt flawless. The dance floor was packed and DJ Riz was flowing well to play songs based on the crowd. I barely remember not dancing. Ateet was also able to be there for the event which was great. We had met with him to lock down things earlier and he was our main POC so it was nice to have him there. But everything was clearly relayed to DJ Riz which made us feel at ease. On Saturday we used planet DJ for DJ during our reception to play when our band was taking breaks as well as during dinner. In addition we used them to have a mobile DJ in Georgetown for my Baraat. They also arranged for one of the greatest dhol players ever. It was an epic event where we essentially shut down traffic in Georgetown with great music and dancing. I will remember that forever. The reception was flawless. Seamless transition from band to DJ and back. They played everything we wanted and how we wanted. The long and short of it, if I have an event I ever need music for, or really entertainment at all, Ateet, DJ Riz and Planet DJ Productions is my first stop. Especially if you are doing fusion Indian and American weddings. These guys are pros.
Sangeet and Wedding at Sheraton Premiere in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
Amazing all-in-one production studio that knows how to put together the ingredients to a jamming wedding. We got in touch with Ateet and his crew well ahead of time to book him, as the company gets booked up for multiples events even on the same weekend. We booked a combination of lighting and sound production and DJ for our multi-day Indian wedding…and boy did they bring the fire! First of all, they were extremely professional. They worked with us and were flexible even leading to the week beforehand to make sure our music plan and needs were in place. Their online music arrangement form was great, as it covered events in the wedding that we hadn’t even thought about. Second, they were extremely detail-oriented, working even with our photographers to make sure that they had the perfect shots. Third, their DJs do this again and again – so they know how to sense the audience vibe and play music accordingly. We had DJ Riz, who did our whole wedding weekend, and he CRUSHED it. He was incredibly nice, accommodating, and we wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to join our special celebration. Fourth, their lights setup is SERIOUS stuff. If we could go back and do it again with a larger budget, we would definitely take advantage of the creative talents of the lighting team – they are able to come up with some amazing productions! Thank you, Ateet, DJ Riz, and to the entire Planet DJ productions team!!
Wedding at Molon Lave Vineyards in Warrenton, Virginia
I really wanted to say thank you so much Saturday, that was a blast. I have no end of compliments for DJ Riz, not just from me, but all of my guests as well. My mom asked for DJ Riz’s card, so she can book him in any future events as well! Riz, I also wanted to thank you for helping me keep the catering staff on time for things like the cake cutting, I was kinda floundering a bit since they didn’t seem to be moving things along on their end. I feel like you really went above and beyond. Thanks for making that the best night of my life!
Wedding at Greetree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York
Ateet and his crew were absolutely on point from start to finish. We have a very large and very opinionated family and he was able to sift through all the conversations and make the event something we will never forget.
Wedding at Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C.
Ateet and his entire team did an AMAZING job with our wedding. The lighting was exactly what we pictured and the music was perfect. We had an Indian/Arab/American wedding so there was a lot of fusion and Planet DJ Productions handled it beautifully. We wanted a good mix of Indian music, Arabic music and English music and our dance floor was completely packed until the very last song. There were a few last minute changes to our timeline and the music and they handled it flawlessly. Guests have been complimenting us left and right on the music and how much fun they had dancing at our wedding. We would seriously recommend them to anyone looking to have the dance floor on fire!
Wedding at Bethesda North Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland
Planet DJ were some of the most professional vendors we dealt with during our wedding planning. You can tell Ateet is experienced in the business as he obsesses over all the right details. We had an Indian and Albanian wedding and Riz mixed the music so well it was hard to tell any transition at all, every aspect of the diverse crowd was please. Thanks a lot guys!
We used Planet DJ Productions for our Punjabi-Albanian wedding as well as for the sangeet preceding it. Ateet was very helpful and attentive throughout the planning process, always easy to reach and ready to advise us on how best to use our budget for the event. The uplighting, GOBOs and towers all looked great and were even better than we imagined. DJ Riz managed the music and Ram was our dholi. They both did a fantastic job and worked with us to coordinate songs and speeches until the last minute. We were so happy with the results, could not recommend Ateet, Riz, Ram, and Planet DJ Productions enough.
Wedding at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia
Ateet was awesome in helping us plan and anticipate our needs, and went out of his way to make sure every detail of the planning was in place before the big day. DJ Riz — the best DJ I could have asked for!! Seamless transitions between Eastern and Western songs — exactly… what we wanted! The dance floor stayed packed the entire night!! I also loved that the lights and music were coordinated — the room looked so good!!
Wedding at Narmada Winery in Amissville, Virginia
We were married at a winery in Northern Virginia in May 2016 and we would highly recommend Planet DJ and Ateet. Here are some additional specifics:
– Pre-Planning and Organization – Ateet did a great job assisting us and our wedding planner in preparing for the wedding day and reception. His scheduling and song selection tools were easy to use. He checked in with us with a conference call the week before as well to make sure all of our bases were covered;
– Sound Quality and Acoustics – The sound quality and acoustics at the reception were excellent. His speakers produced a full and rich sound in our large tented reception. He also took care of the speakers for the string trio at our outdoor ceremony;
– Song Selection – I am Indian and my now husband is white so we wanted a fusion reception that incorporated both Bhangra and contemporary American R&B/pop/rock. Ateet did an awesome job transitioning between the different music types. It was exactly what we wanted;
– Energy and Demeanor – Ateet had excellent energy! As our emcee, he got the crowd up on the dance floor. He was easy to work with and many of our guests commented to us how great they thought that he was;
– Open Air Photobooth – I highly, highly, highly recommend the open air photobooth! Our guests loved it! It was wonderful to have a copy of all of the photos from the photobooth after the wedding. This was money well spent!
– Lighting – The only lighting we ordered from Planet DJ was two tower lights. We thought they made a minimal impact overall in the tent. However, this was not due to anything on the part of Ateet or Planet DJ. We would recommend working closely with a wedding planner or equipment vendor before making decisions regarding lighting. All venues, tents, and preferences are unique so this is a personal decision depending on what you want;
– Flexibility – Ateet did a great job despite some wedding day obstacles from mother nature (rain and mud). We appreciated his positive attitude and his ability to keep things on track despite a power outage.
Overall, we were impressed and would definitely pick Planet DJ again. Five Stars.
Sangeet at Newport Mariner’s Museum and Wedding at Kingsmill Resort and Spa
Ateet and his crew were great! Super responsive, clear in arrangements, and ready to have fun. Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding!
Ceremony and Wedding Reception at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown, West Virginia
It was literally the best day of my life and Ateet and Riz were such a huge part of that!! OMG I can’t convey in words how amazing the reception was! From the beginning, they were very responsive/friendly, never waited more than a few hours for responses to questions, very flexible (we had to add a few services fairly close to the wedding and they were super accommodating), they set up early, and were great with all our family and friends! The dance floor was full from the first song to the last song! Every selection was fantastic from the Bollywood tunes to the English ones. Every single person we talked to absolutely raved about their work and demeanor!! They were down to earth and so much fun (they danced from behind the booth all night!!); it made the whole night that much better. Being able to hang out afterwards was awesome because we could just let loose and not worry about anything. The PDJP guys were PERFECT! Can’t imagine anyone else having done our wedding! Thank you so much!!
Sangeet and Wedding at Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, New Jersey
Words cannot begin to describe the friendliness, dedication, professionalism and overall service that Ateet Ahuja and his team of planet DJ productions provided. Our wedding weekend couldn’t not have gone better and a big part of that is because of Ateet and the planet DJ team. I cannot say one negative thing about them. Everything went perfect and the team went above and beyond our expectations. And if anyone knows the complexity and organization required for an Indian wedding, you know it’s not easy for things to go perfectly. With Ateet, it did go perfectly. I would recommend to everyone looking for a DJ and/or lighting to go to Ateet Ahuja at planet DJ productions! Thanks Ateet!
Garba, Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C.
Ateet and his team at Planet DJ were responsive and professional throughout the planning process for our wedding, and delivered consistently high-quality sound across multiple events in multiple spaces. They coordinated with a string quartet and an eight-piece rock band, provided dance floor lighting and large projection screens for slideshows. Most importantly, they delivered clear audio of ceremony officiants and speeches at the reception. We had a lot on our plates for a large wedding, but we didn’t have to worry about the sound at all – Ateet and his team had it covered.
Wedding at Bleues on the Water in Glen Burnie, Maryland
PDP helped set up for our ceremony music, provided uplighting and provided the music for our cocktail hour and reception. We had guests from every culture attend our wedding, it was truly a blended event. Ateet and his team played music that appealed to everybody’s tastes – Indian, American, Latin, etc. Somehow PDP managed to get everyone, and I mean everyone, on the dance floor. Our guests were dancing from beginning to end and they still talk about how much fun they had on the dance floor. Ateet and his team were also very courteous, friendly and professional.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at The Homer Building in Washington D.C.
We use PDP for lighting and DJ services for our wedding. Ateet was responsive and proactive when we first were soliciting quotes, which is why I went with him in the first place, and he was consistently amazing throughout the planning process. At the actual reception, my father-in-law made some requests that had us deviate from the schedule. Ateet confirmed things with me, and was totally willing to switch things up in order to accomodate. It’s been a couple of weeks, and our guests are still commenting on how fun the dance floor was.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harwood Hills Farm in Harwood, Maryland
We used Planet DJ for sound at our ceremony sites, dj, party motivator, some lighting, photobooth, dhol player and dj van during our traditional hindu baraat, so we used them for A LOT. They were always responsive and easy to communicate with during the planning process. The services provided the day of were stellar and our guests had an amazing time. We wanted to focus on a combination of hindi, farsi and American music and they delivered. Our guests from each different culture never stopped dancing which is a testament to how good the dj and motivator were. I would highly recommend them, especially for a fusion wedding.
Sangeet at JW Marriott in Washington D.C. and Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C.
We had a 2 day South Asian Fusion wedding and we worked with Planet DJ Productions on both nights. They were amazing!! They provided the DJ, Bhangra Dancers, Dhol Player, Lighting, a custom GOBO and Lekos lighting (a design using lighting on our dance floor). I can’t tell you how great it was to get so many services from the same vendor…I only had to reach out to Ateet, our point of contact from the start, rather then keep track of different vendors for each service. We had lots of questions regarding lighting and decor. Ateet was great & so incredibly helpful. I reviewed with him some of my budget limitations/concerns and he was really helpful in recommending what we could do to get the most esthetic impact without blowing my budget. We went for totally different looks on both nights (Colorful for the Mehndi/Sangeet and more formal for the Western Wedding) & everything came out lovely (everyone kept commenting on how good everything looked). He was such a professional, always organized and prompt in his responses (which isn’t something you always find). They have a great online system for putting in your music requests, schedule, itinerary of events, etc. to make sure everything happens exactly the way you want. I didn’t have to worry about a thing & during our Mehndi event Ateet made sure everything got started in a timely manner. The Dancers & Dhol player were great. We had some specific requests regarding where we wanted them to enter from, stand and perform. Ateet made sure everything happened just as I requested. As for the DJ, DJ Riz was phenomenol!! We had put in music requests, but made it clear we really wanted to keep everyone on the dance floor. He was able to read the crowd perfectly!! He had everyone dancing until the very end of both nights!! He was so amazing…we got tons of compliments on the music, both nights, from all our friends and families (both Desi and American). I can’t say enough good things about DJ Riz and Ateet!!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Hyatt Chesapeake in Cambridge, Maryland
What can we say about Ateet and his team! They are simply amazing!! From the start, Ateet was flexible, patient, responsive, attentive to details, and so easy to work with! Planet DJ Productions were very professional both during the planning phase as well as the day of the event. They took care of everything to ensure we had no issues that needed to be brought to our attention. From the start of the baraat, to the end of the reception, they were amazing! Ateet provided us with so much guidance in terms of the types of ideas, his networks of connections and vendors for the different things we wanted to do. The lighting and sound were on point, and we still have some our guests asking about Ateet and his vendors! The DJ kept the party going literally all night! We were dancing non-stop for 3 hours! Our guests cannot stop talking about how awesome the music was, and top it off we had a great time!! Our hotel coordinator had so many great things to say about Ateet and his team, one of which was they were so easy to work with. Hands down, the best production, DJ, lighting team to work with! Thank you Ateet, John and the entire team for an amazing day! It was perfect!!!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbour View in Woodbridge, Virginia
We used Ateet and Planet DJ Productions for our wedding ceremony and reception. and we cannot say enough good things about them! From our first meeting with Ateet, he was throwing all kinds of great suggestions our way. They were on point with all of our required tracks and timing for entrances. The equipment they use is top of the line and the sound quality throughout was excellent.
We hired a Party Motivator (or, MC if you will) through Planet DJ Productions as well. His name is Kabir and he is awesome! He had our party rocking from start to finish, was very accommodating with last minute schedule changes and requests, and added a great comedic element. All of our guests were ranting and raving about Kabir as our host and we are so glad we went with this option. As for the music selection, it was ON POINT. The DJ and Kabir had a perfect mix of classic indian (for the older crowd), contemporary indian/bollywood, and american top 40. They also played a good contingent of songs we pre-selected to play, and I am so happy to say that we got a solid 30 minutes of 90s hip hop in to close the party as well. Their execution was so solid, they even had my 90-year old grandparents on the dance floor!
Once you book Planet DJ Productions, the process is so simple. They set you up in their online system where you pick and choose music, fill out a timeline, and enter all the information for your event down to the tiniest of details. Minimal prep, minimal discussion. Just show up and they execute it to perfection.
We also used them for our photobooth and it was a huge hit at our wedding. I’ve been to weddings before with photobooths that have only a few props and very poor lighting. Ateet’s photobooth was the opposite. Tons of props and the lighting was awesome. All the pictures came out great and we can’t wait to see our photobook (included with the booking!).
HIGHLY RECOMMEND PLANET DJ PRODUCTIONS FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT!!!!!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia
Ateet at Planet DJ Productions is AWESOME and very organized! He is very responsive and knows what he is doing. We had some unique needs with our wedding/reception and he was able to propose solutions, carry out the solution and deliver exactly what we needed. His production capabilities are flawless! I’ve been to A LOT of wedding receptions before, but I have never, ever seen the dance floor completely packed from the beginning to the very end and beyond. Planet DJ’s music flow and mixing and selection was perfect as guests of all ages continued dancing the entire time. Ateet took time to get to know us and what we wanted prior to the event and he was able incorporate more than we could have asked for!
Wedding and Reception at Sheraton Tyson’s Premiere in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
The DJ was amazing!!!!! We had a superfabulous event and everyone danced till the end as the music and the sound system was amazing! They definitely made the reception a huge success!!!!!! 😉 Extremely friendly and easy to work with and extremely professional!!! Highly recommend them for your next event!
Sangeet at Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, Virginia
Ateet and his team were wonderful on our Sangeet day. They kept everyone on the dancefloor all night long with a great mix of Bollywood and Top 40 hits. He also was great in taking into account the list of requests I sent ahead with my planner and played some great nostalgic jams for my friends and I to rock out to. Wonderful night! Thanks Planet DJ Productions!
Wedding Reception at Rasika Restaurant in Washington D.C.
Perfection! We had a luncheon ceremony but really wanted to have high energy music throughout and Ateet and his team made sure to make our musical dreams come true! They played all of our favorite songs and then some and when everyone began dancing they pumped it up some more – I almost worried we wouldn’t be able to get people out of there since we were having so much fun! My husband and I love music and dancing and I will say that hiring Planet DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. It was the best music mix I have ever heard and I recognize that’s because they listened so carefully to what we liked and what was important to have on our big day. It’s been so fun now hearing from our guests how much they enjoyed it. Planet DJ will not disappoint – professional, talented, fun and a must have for any great wedding. We wish we could do it all over again and have more time with the music and seeing our families come together on the dance floor! Thanks, Ateet and team for a job so well done!
Wedding Ceremony in Gurdwara in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Wedding Reception at Iron Lakes Country Club in Allentown, Pennsylvania
We hired Planet DJ Productions for our wedding and reception and it was absolutely amazing!!! the specific services we hired them for was two dhol players, a mobile baraat SUV, DJ, Live Singer, Lighting, Photobooth, LED Stage, Draping, Special Effects, Pyro/Fireworks, Party Motivator and Cocktail Music. The event went off without a hitch at the country club where we had our reception. The event was flawlessly managed by their team and everything went on time which is hard to do in the South Asian culture not to mention we ended up saving up extra time which left more time to DANCE!!! The live singer started the night off with 45 minutes of live entertainment to get everyone on the floor after which the Celebrity DJ took over and took the party to the next level! The lighting and special effect were superb, really made the room come alive! At the end of the night, no one wanted to leave the party and they even created a Sparkler send off for us along with real fireworks in the sky as we drove off in our convertible. it was an unforgettable night that will live in our memories forever.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.
A HUGE thank you to Ateet and his team for everything they did to make our wedding so memorable. From the barat, to providing music for 2 different ceremonies, everything ran so smoothly from start to finish. All of our guests had a wonderful time at the reception–we received a ton of compliments about the music, and appreciated how Ateet read the crowd well and played music accordingly. It was no easy task given that we had a large mix of Indian and non-Indian guests! He was accommodating, flexible, and obviously well versed in working fusion weddings with tons of moving parts and last minute requests/changes. It was totally seamless. In the months leading up, Ateet never failed to respond quickly to my countless emails and requests, which was such a relief for a control-freak bride like myself! Overall, he was just fantastic to work with, and we can’t recommend him and his many services highly enough. Thanks, Ateet!
Wedding Ceremony at the Hindu Temple in Adelphi, Maryland and Wedding Reception at Marriott Waterfront Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
My wife and I had a unique wedding. She is Serbian and I am Indian. It was a true fusion wedding / Our guest list included people from around the world and we needed a DJ that could provide a diversity of music. The majority of my family and my parent’s friends were Indian. However, we didn’t want the music to be a one side . We were looking for a DJ that understood the unique aspects of both wedding and could keep the dance floor hopping. As far as lighting goes, my wife works in fashion, and I freelance in home decore. We both have very artistic eyes and knew what we wanted to accomplish with our decore. An elegant fall theme was our goal. We also used Ateet’s services at the Baratt and temple. Since we reside in NYC and were getting married in Baltimore, MD. Meeting vendors had to occur at specific times and required flexibility. Ateet was very easy to work with and communicate with. They took time on the phone, on skype and in person to go over every aspect of our event. One the day of our event, Ateet was amazing at the temple and personally was at our venue to ensure everything went according to plan. At our reception, DJ Monica delivered flawlessly. Our guest loved the music and never stopped dancing. They also loved the lighting and we received several complement. Planet DJ is worth every penny and we would gladly use them again if we had to do everything all over again.
Wedding at Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, Virginia
Ateet and his staff were great to work with and exceeded every expectation. He was very responsive and spent a great deal of time assisting us choose our music and define our event schedules and logistics for our Bengali fusion wedding. Not being very familiar with Indian music, he helped us pick the best mix for our events. The events went off without a hitch with Ateet running the show. The lights, music, and MC were all tailored to fit our event and really made our day special.
Sangeet at the World Trade Center in Baltimore, Maryland and Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville, Maryland
Planet DJ Productions did a great job at our wedding and sangeet. We used them for a couple of services and we were very happy. They provided music, lighting, a dhol player, mobile baraat, and a photobooth for our wedding at the Grand Lodge of Maryland. Ateet was one of the most professional vendors we worked with. He was extremely responsive and usually emailed us back within the same day. He also has an online planner which helped us organize all of our music.
The music at both events was amazing and the Planet DJ Productions team really got the crowd going. We also wanted the reception room to be filled with blue lighting and it looked amazing on our wedding day. The mandap and reception stage also had uplighting and we had a fog machine on the dance floor so the effect was out of this world.
A lot of people loved the photobooth and we are really grateful we got it at the last minute. There was a mistake on how the pictures were printed out but Ateet is going out of his way to fix it and send us the new copies, which most vendors would not do. We just received the scrapbook and the photobooth team did a great job with it. You can tell they put a lot of effort into the scrapbook.
The dhol player was also amazing. We still receive compliments because he did such a great job and was really enjoying himself.
I highly recommend Planet DJ Productions. We were so happy that Ateet was personally available to attend the wedding because he went above and beyond (he even made sure the groom and I had drinks at the reception because we had been running around so much).
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the American Institute of Architects in Washington D.C.
Planet DJ Productions was great to work with and we had a wonderful experience. Ateet and his crew surprised us with a few lighting enhancements that gave our event an additional “wow” factor that our guests noticed and enjoyed. This is a very professional company and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Wedding Reception at the Hilton Rockville, in Rockville, Maryland
So blessed to have Planet DJ Productions as my vendor! Everything was absolutely perfect. The uplighting provided was beautiful. I needed someone that understood I had American and Spanish guests and they did great at making the songs flow. The DJs did so well that the wedding reception had to be extended another hour. The planning process was made easy and very responsive.
Wedding Reception at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia
When I think of THE vendor that could made the greatest impact on our reception it would have to be Ateet Ahuja and Planet DJ Productions. From the moment I start working with him a year in advance in November 2012, he came ready and knew what he was talking about. I knew I could trust him as I’ve seen his other events in person, and they always blew me away. He has everything down from the lighting to the sound and to the MC duties.
I booked Ateet a year in advance since I know the guy gets booked up instantly and by booking early, we could work out any details that were special to us. After meeting with him, I got a quote within hours, and he even threw in so much stuff that I’m still trying to figure out how he did it. The guy knows what he’s talking about, and without him alone, I wouldn’t have the connection (and amazing discount) with the decorations people or with the venue itself. He’s done so many events at our venue that they knew him and his company by name, and that’s the type of person you want to run your event from start to finish.
Our program was effortless and it felt like the night ended so soon! Also, we mentioned to him that we had an idea of throwing an after party in the bridal suite and let’s just say, he delivered on that too, no surprise there! He threw in a speaker for free with a cable so guests can plug in their music and keep the party going! This is all almost out of order since I’m remembering things as I write this…here’s an example of the big surprise Ateet wanted to show my wife and I…when we walked into the ballroom he wanted to do something special, well…he bought a giant fog system and we walked into a beautiful hall, and it was amazingly lit. Everything was PERFECT! I know who I’d hire for any family party, it’s Ateet and Planet DJs! In fact, our guests loved our event so much that they’re BEGGING us to throw an anniversary party, or just a party in general…and for us, all the credit goes to the DJ!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Westin BWI in Baltimore, Maryland
Ateet and his team were incredible! We had them for our whole wedding weekend (Sangeeth, Baraat, Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception) and we could not have asked for a better DJ, music, and entertainment. From the initial planning stages, Ateet was always prompt in his responses and available by both email and phone to answer any of our questions. His team was incredibly professional and flexible throughout all of the events. He was able to keep everyone on the dance floor until the end of the night! We really appreciate everything Ateet and his team have done in making our event successful. Our guests still talk about the great music at our wedding! Would absolutely recommend them to anyone.
Garba, Sangeet, Mehndhi, Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception at JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico
DJ Ateet and his staff are fun, extremely professional, and truly care. And of course, they are incredible at what they do. You will never feel that they are a vendor of yours because of the personal touch and the kind hearts they bring to your event. They care not only because they are a good group of people, but because they are extremely passionate about what they do. They brought an extremely eclectic mix of music to our wedding (which spanned 3 days). This was important to us as my wife and I come from different cultures (Mexican and Indian). We were lucky enough to have multiple members of his staff there and we were able to see just how talented each DJ was in their specific genre of music. Our favorite part of the weekend was when Ateet took the mic and joins us on the dance floor singing along and dancing to salsa, etc. Bottom line, the weekend would not have been the same without them.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Lake View Resort in Morgantown, West Virginia
Outstanding. Wife and I had a fusion wedding and Planet DJ was able to blend the music perfectly. Dance floor was always packed. We did a full Indian (Sikh) ceremony and the Dhol player not only set the mood, his advice to myself and groomsmen (all white) was priceless. These guys are the best, but book early because they are in high demand.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia
Ateet is amazing and so is his company. When you have an Indian wedding and deal with Indian-specific vendors, professionalism is a quality that is so hard to find. But not with Planet DJ productions- Everything was so timely and professional and the planner in me was so utterly thankful for them. The music was on point- exactly how we described our audience and the lighting was absolutely beautiful!
Thank you Ateet & Planet DJ Productions for making our guests dance to their hearts content and for making our reception look like a fairy tale 🙂
Wedding Reception at Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
Ateet was a pleasure to work with – responsive, extremely professional, and a great DJ and MC. He offered guidance too on the flow of events for the reception which was highly appreciated. The music was great and guests danced all night. I would highly recommend him and his team!
Wedding Reception at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland
Ateet and his crew are the absolute best. the BEST. Not only did Ateet make last minute adjustments for us (moving people and equipment at the last minute) – they were also AWESOME. Jordan and Kabir had the party going so much that we all stayed for an extra hour. The music was perfect, the lights were perfect. Below, the exact text of the email I send Ateet after our dream wedding:
“Hi Ateet, First of all THANK YOU – everything your team did was just perfect – from the towers, to the music, to Kabir’s party motivation (soooo motivating!!!) you guys really made this the best party of our lives!!!
Anyway, everything was amazing- we’re working on writing the best yelp reviews ever!
Thanks again for a dream wedding : )”
Wedding Reception at Hyatt Pittsburgh Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ateet and his team were top notch! They were professional, reasonable, easy to work with, and very skilled. Many guests told me personally that our wedding was the best they had ever been to, and Planet DJ Productions played a large part in that. These comments from our guests are really all that needs to be said regarding feedback from the event.
Wedding Ceremony at Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Wedding Reception at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The most important thing I wanted for my reception, was a non-stop dance party! Ateet and his crew made this happen! The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had a great time. He played the right mix of music that we wanted. The lighting they did added so much to the overall experience. I would highly recommend working with Planet DJ if you want an awesome reception!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Sheraton Columbia in Columbia, Maryland
DJ Ateet was very helpful through the whole wedding process. He had a perfect mix of Indian and American music. Everyone at the wedding said he was an amazing DJ
Wedding Reception at Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia
We hired Planet DJ Productions for lighting at our wedding reception. We worked with Ateet to incorporate how the lighting would fit into our theme. We had a very specific concept we were going for to color-wash the walls completely. We were kept up to date throughout the entire planning process and when the day arrived, the lighting effects were phenomenal! The reception looked extraordinary! We received so many compliments from friends and family. We also had ordered an iridescent dance floor from them which complimented the room so well. To top that off the team provided us with dance floor lights which enhanced the effects even further. We are so grateful for everything this team did for us! We can’t emphasize enough the importance of lighting and how it affects the ambiance of your wedding. Planet DJ Productions are experts in this and we highly recommend them.
Wedding Reception at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia
We were SO thrilled with Planet DJ Productions’ services at our wedding. You guys provided great music throughout the night as well as excellent MCing! We received numerous compliments (as recently as a week ago) on our fabulous DJ. All of our guests enjoyed the mix of music and thought that you guys did a great job of switching between Indian songs and current popular Western music. We will definitely be recommending you to all of our friends!
Thank you very much! Hopefully we will have another occasion to work together 🙂
Wedding Sangeet and Ceremony at Key Bridge Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia and Wedding Reception at Sequoia in Georgetown, Washington D.C.
I highly recommend Planet DJ Productions if you plan to have a DJ at your wedding or other big event. They are fabulous! Very organized and prepared, and easy to work with. They create a site for you to choose the songs you want played and to include any other information, such as timeline of activities, grand introductions, first dance song, etc. They also provide uplighting for the venue and a dhol player for our Indian festivities. Our guests said they had a blast at our wedding, everyone was on the dance floor enjoying a mix of both American and Indian music – all thanks to the very friendly and fun people at Planet DJ Productions!
Wedding Sangeet and Ceremony at Key Bridge Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia and Wedding Reception at Sequoia in Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Ateet Ahuja and his group at Planet DJ Productions did an outstanding job at my daughter’s wedding on March 15th (Sangeet and Mehndi night) and March 16, 2013. Venue was wedding at Key Bridge Marriott and Reception at Sequoia, Georgetown. Feedback from our guests was extremely positive and with Ateet’s help, we created a “WOW” effect for our daughter’s wedding
Wedding Reception at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia
Ateet and Nate did an OUTSTANDING job at our wedding! They were very understanding and responsive to our requests, and they played the perfect blend of Arabic and American music for our guests. Ateet kept the crowd dancing from start to finish, and he brought a lot of energy and excitement to the event! He was very quick to communicate with us before the wedding and he answered all of our questions promptly. The website is very organized and allows you to specify just about every detail of your wedding, which was very helpful. Ateet was wonderful to work with, and we would highly recommend him!
Wedding Reception at Foxchase Manor in Manassas, Virginia
Ateet and his team are wonderful! They were always very responsive, accommodated all of my requests (event at the last minute) and their quality of service is exceptional! I am very happy I hired Planet DJ Productions for my wedding, they kept the crowd energized and the party going!! My sincere thanks to Ateet and his whole team for making the evening a wonderful and memorable event!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Westin Dulles in Herndon, Virginia
Absolutely loved having Planet DJ as our wedding and reception DJ! Ateet and his crew were amazing and incredibly friendly! All of our guests have told us the music was great and everyone was on the dance floor the whole time. We absolutely loved the music they played and they played all of our special songs that we listed on the website during the reception. Ateet and Riz also did a perfect job mixing Indian songs and American songs to please my entire wedding crowd. Planet DJ made the wedding and reception flow smoothly and we felt so relaxed and calm the entire day. Plus… the fusion dance floor Planet DJ has to rent is amazing! We were looking for a white dance floor but when we saw this, we fell in love! We definitely would recommend renting this dance floor! Lastly, the party motivator, Kabir, was wonderful! He kept the party going and made an effort to include all of our guests. We can’t say enough great things about Planet DJ!
Ateet was professional, organized, and also very flexible. You could tell he was very experienced at what he does. When my family and I first met him last year, he gave us great suggestions and recommendations. He was very knowledgeable about the entire Indian wedding process. It was extremely helpful for my parents and I as this was the first wedding in our family. He communicated with my coordinator at the venue and we didn’t have to think about a thing.
We would highly recommend Planet DJ for anyone looking for a wedding DJ – THEY ARE DEFINITELY THE ONES TO CHOOSE! We can’t wait to have another reason to use their business! Thank you guys for everything you did to make our day extremely special and memorable!
Odyssey Cruise Ship in Washington D.C. and National Harbor
Ateet and his team were absolutely great; very responsive, and never let me feel like any request I made was too much or impossible to meet. He also has a great variety of music and was able to read our crowd very well, everyone kept telling us how much fun they had. I highly highly recommend Ateet and DJ Planet Productions.
Wedding Reception at Baltimore Museum of Industry in Baltimore, Maryland
Ateet and Jordan were hands down the glue to our reception. They worked with us every step of the way to make sure that every song we wanted to hear was played and that everyone stayed on the dance floor. Our wedding was a decent size to trying to keep everyone in one place was quite the task (our reception was at a museum so there were lots of “shinny objects” that could easily grab the attention of our guests). We did custom entrances for each of our bridal party members and Ateet and Jordan let us make changes up until the day before without hesitation. Needless to say, the entrances were EPIC thanks to them. I would highly HIGHLY recommend Planet DJ Productions to any couple looking to ROCK their reception. Everything from their quick responsiveness, to the lighting and down to helping us figure out the flow of the night was incredible. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our night EPIC!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Maryland
There should really be 10 stars for this team! Planet DJ Productions was by far our favorite vendor to work with during our wedding planning process. Ateet and Jordan were very responsive to our needs, provided great advice when needed, and guaranteed a day we would never forget. They could not have kept their promise any better. The lighting was so beautiful in our reception building and they kept everyone (I mean EVERYONE!) on the dance floor all night long. My husband and I had an absolute blast and will never, ever forget the most perfect wedding day imaginable! Thanks again to Ateet and Jordan for making our experience so worthwhile. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for DJ or lighting services in the future. Thanks again!!!
Sangeet and Wedding Ceremony at Hilton Rockville in Rockville, Maryland. Wedding Reception at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland.
Planet DJ Productions rocked our 2-day wedding! Ateet and his crew were amazing! From the beginning, Ateet asked the right questions; checked out our venue so we could have an informative discussion; gave great lighting suggestions; worked w/in our budget; never pushed us in any one direction but gave us good advice; responded to questions promptly; have a great database/intake form; and really got to know what we wanted. He and his crew were so friendly (interacted w/ the kids amazingly well); dressed professionally..and just rocked!! One month later, our guests are still talking about the DJ and music!
Sangeet, Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
If you are looking for a DJ who knows exactly how to get and keep people on the dance floor then look no further because Planet DJ Productions was absolutely INCREDIBLE. It was really important to me that my reception was really high energy and fun and I knew from the first 5 minutes of them starting that I didn\\\’t have ANYTHING to worry about. They made my reception feel like everyone was at a night club and they have an unbelievable read on the crowd! Most importantly, they were complete professionals, very organized, and very easy to work with. Also, their setup includes an LED facade which just totally enhances the dance atmosphere! I will be recommending Planet DJ to ALL of my friends!!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia
Ateet from planet DJ productions simply did an amazing job. From the beginning of planning the event timeline till the end he was just very professional and polite. He was very responsive to our emails which is so important when you are planning your own wedding as it can get pretty stressful. This is one vendor that made it all easier as he went the extra mile to convert audio files, prepare the timeline ensuring nothing was going to be missed. He really cares about making sure that the couple has a great time as this is their special day. His music and lighting were fantastic. He is very detailed on what the couple wants and ensures nothing is missed. My guests have come to me saying how much they enjoyed the dancing at my wedding, thanks to the services provided by planet DJ productions. I have already referred 2 couples that are getting married this fall 2012. Also, one very important thing- he worked very well with other vendors such as the whitehall manor location which is key in ensuring a smooth wedding planning as not all vendors will approve- but Ateet is very well known in his industry and he did an absolutely perfect job. Thank you so much Ateet!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia
Planet DJ definitely exceeded our expectations for our wedding! We had an interfaith wedding with a baraat, Hindu ceremony, Christian ceremony, and reception, so it was a long day with a lot of details and different music. But Planet DJ did an amazing job and pulled it all off! Ateet was the consummate professional and very responsive throughout the planning process. The dhol player was great, too. Our guests raved about the music, and the dance floor was packed, which is testimonial enough. Thanks so much to all of you at Planet DJ!
Sangeet at 111 Place in Cary, North Carolina and Baraat, Wedding Ceremony, and Wedding reception at Marriott Raleigh City Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
Thanks for the most amazing weekend of our lives! Planet DJ Productions is the most professional vendor we had at our wedding. While we only hired them to provide music/MC services for the weekend, they provided their expert opinion during the weekend on other aspects of our event. If they saw something out of the ordinary they let us know and that went a long way in making the event run smoothly. The music/MC skills are A+. All of our guests had a great and memorable time and we had a blast. While we did not select any music with them, they completely understood our style and knocked it out of the park. We definitely recommend Planet DJ and look forward to hopefully working with them again…or better yet going to a party where they are working! Great Job Ateet and Jordan!!!
Wedding Reception at VisArts Center in Rockville, Maryland
Ateet, I wanted to thank you and your staff for doing an amazing job at our wedding. Not only did you take care of the music, but you kept the evening running on time and smoothly. You honestly served as a wedding planner for the day. Considering this was a fusion wedding with two different cultures coming together, the music was amazing. Our guests commented on how much they loved the flow of the music and the music selection. And they loved the DJ. Overall, your staff was professional, fun, and easy to work with. I would recommend your company to every bride and groom out there. You made our evening run smoothly and made it memorable. Thank you so much!!!! Hoda and Ken
Sangeet, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Avash and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding wonderful! You were absolutely fabulous at our sangeet and reception, and the music you played was perfect and really fit the personality of our wedding. All of our friends and family were raving about the music you played and our GOBO. We are so happy you were able to be part of our wedding, and again, thank you for making it special!
Anjeli & Avash
Wedding Reception at Waterford in Springfield, Virginia
Planet DJ Productions provided the music and lighting for our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding reception that we hosted at the Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. I was looking for someone who could understand two cultures as this was a Pakistani and American event. Ateet was superb and knew what I wanted, I had to spend very little time explaining the evening organization to him and how we wanted excitement yet not a club feeling. It was very helpful to be able to complete the information on their website for the evening which helped me organize my thoughts.
The lighting was exactly the right touch and the dance floor monogram was a nice feature. We were able to stay within our budget for the entire production yet had a beautifully lit room. During set-up they were patient with me to choose the right look.
The music was wonderful during the cocktail reception as well as the dinner and later for dancing. We had a mixed age group and a mixed culture. Ateet worked with me to coordinate the flow of the evening for announcements and toasts as well as switching music from one genre to another. All of our guests have since told me how much they enjoyed the music and dancing.
I am so glad that we chose to have a keepsake cd so that we can go back and re-live the sounds of the evening! I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Wedding Reception at the Waterford in Springfield, Virginia
All we can say is WOW! OK..we lied. We have so much positive things to say about Planet DJ Productions! The services we used included cocktail hour and reception music (DJ Ateet), a motivator (MC Jordan) and lighting.
Lighting It was impressive! All of our guests were mesmerized by the lighting, which changed colors throughout the night. Our lighting package also included a customized monogram which was projected against the wall. After seeing DJ productions work, we are firm believers that all weddings should have lighting. It totally adds a layer of pizzazz. We even had our macho guys friends describe how beautiful our reception was!
Music & MC DJ Ateet and MC Jordan were amazing! They took the time to meet with us to discuss timeline/flow and music selections. We were a little worried because we had very specific details on how we wanted to do our grand entrance/timing and music cue. They were on point and didnt miss a beat! We had our reception at the Springfield Waterford. We had asked the Waterford to triple their standard dance floor size. We started to second guess our decision but found out that the triple sized dance floor was still too small. I kid you not…DJ Ateet had EVERYONE (old, young..it didnt matter) on the dancefloor plus people spilling out because it was so packed! To complement DJ Ateet, MC Jordan was a true professional making announcements, hyping up the crowd and helping keep get everyone on the dancefloor. Our guests couldnt stop commenting on how much they loved the energy, music and dancing. Everyone was on the dancefloor till the very end and requested that we keep the party going!
For a beautiful, fun, impressive wedding..choose Planet DJ Productions!
5 out of 5 stars!
Indian Ceremony at Hay Adams in Washington D.C. and Jewish ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception at Ritz carlton in Washington D.C.
We are so happy that we chose Planet DJ productions for our wedding!
We had two separate wedding events on the same day, and Ateet managed them both seamlessly. Ateet was a pleasure to work with from day one. He was always very attentive, flexible, responsive and professional. He\’s really easy to work with and made us feel comfortable about everything. We had a mixed Indian and Jewish wedding, and both Ateet and Jordan were a great team during the reception. They knew exactly what to play and how to keep everyone on the dance floor until the last song. Ateet and Jordan emceed, and they were great, they kept the crowd engaged and having fun the whole time, while being very professional. They knew how to mix the Indian and American music, and keep everyone dancing. Ateet also did the lighting for our ceremony and reception as well as the sound for our ceremonies. He did an excellent job with the lighting, and really enhanced the space for both our ceremony and reception. I would highly recommend Planet DJ Productions. They are professional, flexible, responsive, and do fantastic work! Thank you Ateet and Jordan for a wonderful wedding!
Best, Sabrina & Ben
Wedding Reception at the Tower Club in Tyson\’s Corner, Virginia
We used Planet DJ to provide music and lighting services at our wedding. Hopefully this review provides a good idea for other couples looking for a DJ for their wedding.
Ours is an inter-cultural/international wedding, so we were looking for someone who could not only play top 40, but also play international music. When we first spoke with Ateet he spoke about playing at similar weddings before. It definitely helped that they were rated as the best DJ by knot.
Financially, Planet DJ also made a lot of sense to us. We eventually ended up getting lighting services from Ateet as well.
The wife and I live in a different city than the wedding venue and we were unable to meet Ateet in person until a couple of weeks before the wedding. This was never an issue since he was always easily reachable over phone or email. If he were unavailable over phone, he would let us know and have us contact him over email.
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Our guests and us had a ball at the wedding. We gave Ateet a list of songs to play at the wedding and in some instances the order of playlist. Ateet and Jordan did a great job in working the dance floor that night. I had never seen so many people dance for so long at a wedding. I could only give so much credit to alcohol and I definitely think that the music kept everyone dancing. They did a great job of playing the right songs at the right time; there was no slow moment at the wedding. Our contract for the venue and the DJ ended at 12 AM that night and they had to ask people to leave, as most folks wanted the party to continue.
The wife and I both highly recommend Ateet and Planet DJ. Despite all the things that keep one occupied, stressed out and busy on the wedding day, we had a wonderful time and loved the music.
Wedding Reception at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Virginia
Planet DJ was a wonderful addition to our fusion wedding! Ateet and Nate did a fantastic job blending both Italian and Indian music for the whole night – it was the perfect mix and exactly what we envisioned. We cannot imagine our celebration without Planet DJ. Thank you so much!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Belvedere in Baltimore, Maryland
Sejal and I really enjoyed working with Ateet and Jordan pre and during the wedding. You have been extremely open, flexible, attentive and professional, and we never had to worry one second about any music related aspect of the event. That is priceless when organizing a wedding. We can\’t thank you enough for it.
As for Jordan, it was fantastic having him around the day of the wedding. From the Baraat to the end of the reception, he has been nothing but attentive, discrete, on top of everything. The van with the music during the procession was a blast, the music during the ceremony was well timed and in sync with the Brahman, and the reception music was simply incredible. Jordan is the DJ Everyone would like to have for their party: always present when needed, discrete the rest of the time, and expert to mix our playlist with some of his own music. A pleasure through and through.
Thank you again, Ateet and Jordan, for a beautiful wedding.
Sejal and Brice
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Lighthouse Sound Golf Course and Country Club in Ocean City, Maryland
Planet DJ Productions was outstanding, entertaining, and did it in a fun professional manner. Everyone at the wedding complimented us on our decisions on the food, the decorations, and especially our DJs. They threw a top notch party for us! Thank You Ateet and Jordan for making our wedding day even more special.
Haruki and Jamie Nakamura
Wedding Reception at Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland
Planet DJ was recommended to us by our reception venue and we are soo happy to have chosen Planet DJ for our wedding DJ. Our DJ, Jordan, was very professional, played great music, and kept our guests dancing all night. Thank you Jordan for helping make our special day perfect!
Wedding Reception held at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC
Our wedding reception went off without a hitch and turned into the non-stop party we were hoping for all thanks to DJ Ateet and DJ Jordan. DJ Ateet carefully made sure that our diverse music requests were reflected in the playlist and all our guests left the wedding wanting to keep dancing. Ateet and Jordan were able to seamlessly move between Arabic, Dabkeh (traditional Palestinian dance), Haitian Kompa, Latin, and contemporary R\’n\’B and Hip Hop music – no small feat. It was truly a pleasure working with Planet DJ Productions and we highly recommend them, especially for multi-cultural weddings like ours.
Thanks for an amazing party and for all your help in making our night so special. Astrid and Maher – Married, June 11, 2011
Wedding Reception at Hilton in Fairfax, Virginia
We had a great time. Jordan was amazing. Everyone is STILL saying how awesome it was and for some it was the best wedding they have been too. I would definitely recommend Planet DJ Productions to all of my friends for any event they are having. You guys went above and beyone the duty of just being DJs. You helped us through the wedding planning stages up to the wedding night. I wish I could do it all over again just for the fun that was had. Thank you guys very much for making our reception the talk of a few towns and for ensuring it will be something that will never be forgotten.
Sangeet at Dover Downs in Dover Delaware and Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Deerfield Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware
The best decision I made after saying yes to my husband was hiring Planet DJ productions. Not only were they extremely professional but they became family during the wedding weekend. They asked my husband and I if there was anything I needed not just related to their services but if I wanted a drink. They cared for us the way your favorite uncle or your closest cousin does. I can not express in words my gratitude to them for making my wedding one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Ateet and Jordan have a combination that you rarely see. They were professionals through and through but went the extra mile that only family does. The lighting was phenomenol and I got compliments from every single guest. Their music selection had both indians and swedes up and dancing the entire time. They mixed the music in a way that complimented everyone\’s taste. You just can not ask for better. I am truly grateful to them.
Marcus and Kanan
Wedding Cermony and Reception at Marriott Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland
We wish to thank DJ Ajit and the entire Planet DJ Production family for taking good care of us on our special day… despite the madness.. we recall Ajit constantly checking up on us and making sure that everything was perfect… we will not forget Ajit announcing our very first entrance together as husband and wife….his energy and enthusiasm got the crowd pumped and set the proper tone for the entire night…He cared enough to make sure that everyone was having a blast on the dance floor and did whatever he could to make our night more memorable. Indira and I were fortunate enough to work with him. thank you for the wonderful memories Ajit!
Niranjan & Indira Sagapuram
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, Virginia
Planet DJ Productions was the best vendor at our wedding. They were extremely responsive, organized, friendly, and experienced. We had a fused Indian/American wedding and were not sure how we were going to blend the music. DJ Jordan did an amazing job. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I, the bride, who am not typically much of a dancer, could not resist being on the dance floor for most of the night. We will be recommending them to our friends and family and if we have future social gatherings that call for a DJ we will hands-down be calling Planet DJ again for their services.
You rock! Ashley & Deshu
Wedding Reception at Doubletree in Columbia, Maryland
Thanks to Planet DJ Productions, everything went off as planned with the reception on the 18th. I did not have to worry about anything, because Ajit came on time and had everything set up well in advance. This means a lot, because the wedding cake was delivered late–and it was the wrong one! Everyone agrees that the party was a fun one, and your DJ services certainly take the credit for it. Ajit understood the mood of the crowd–and he made the party rock! He was extremely respectful of the groom, and honored his song choices. Also, at the end of the party, Ajit made the groom come to the dance floor to do one last bhangra. That was a nice touch.
Thank you very much for your professionalism, and I shall certainly call you when we plan our next party.
With best wishes, Meena Khorana
Sangeet at Claret Hall in Clarksville, Maryland and Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Sheraton Columbia in Columbia, Maryland.
We would like to thank Planet DJ for making my wedding a memorable event. Your efforts really brought life to the party and you were very accommodating, pleasant to work with and lively. The lighting was amazing and added to the experience. I have received innumerable compliments regarding the music and the lighting and it is exemplary that you were even able to find Tamil songs requested by my eager uncles on such a last minute notice. I would certainly recommend your service to others in the future. Planet DJ should be complimented not only on their music and lighting but also on the fact that you were easy and pleasant to work with and very professional. It was very clear that your chief focus was to make the party memorable and keep the bride happy !!! You brought life to the party and I once again want to thank you for that.
Sangeet at Private Hall and Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland
Ateet (of Planet DJ Productions) was fantastic! From Day 1, he was clear and thorough in the deion of his services, and he guided us to an appropriate and \”custom made\” package based on our needs. He was also extremely patient in dealing with my father, who was footing the bill. And he was flexible in contract negotiation and negotiation of his own time: when I asked him to do both of our wedding events, he immediately cleared his schedule so that we would be his top priority.
Ateet was always ready to meet with us to discuss and rediscuss anything: lighting, hours of music, first dance songs, etc. He also was very responsive by email before, during, and even after the wedding, and continues to be a resource in the post-production of our wedding video.
We had a multi-day wedding, and Ateet was a pleasure to work with on both days. He accurately read and responded to the crowd, and kept people on the dance floor the whole night… we had to ask him to stay an extra hour because everyone was having so much fun and didn\’t want the party to end! And every song request (and even the last minute changes with the father daughter song) was honored without the blink of an eye… or a pause in the music!
Ateet and Planet DJ Productions were an amazing team during our weekend wedding events. All of our friends were impressed by them, and at least one couple amongst them has hired Planet DJ Productions for their own wedding. That\’s the ultimate compliment!
Mehndhi, Sangeet, and Ceremony at Residence in Potomac. Wedding Reception At Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.
Planet DJ Productions provided me with DJ, lighting, generator rental, party favors, and a dhol player. It was my one stop for a bunch of services which was great! Their DJ\’s worked closely with me to develop a playlist that was perfect for each event (I worked with them for 4 of my events). They were always quick to respond to my emails and are very organized. I HIGHLY recommend them to everyone.
Wedding Reception at International Country Club in Fairfax, VA
Ateet was great to work with. We learned of Planet DJ Productions from a friend who used Ateet for his wedding. Their music catalog is extensive. If there was a song they did not have they will find it without a problem. They do a fabulous job of seamlessly incorporating many different styles of music into your reception. Planet DJ also provided the sound setup for our outdoor ceremony. Everything was setup nicely and worked well. We did not have a single incident of that annoying microphone feedback. Everything was great and we would definitely use them for future events.
Reception at Hyatt Baltiimore
I am so happy that I went with Planet DJ Productions! I wish there were more stars I could give them. I had used Ateet and his crew for a graduation party several years ago, where they did an amazing job. When time came for my wedding, they were the first group I called. Compared to other equivalent groups, their prices could not be touched! Ajit and Jordan ended up DJing my wedding and they did a wonderful job. They took the time to find out exactly what I wanted, and made sure they were prepared for the event. When the reception time came, they had everything setup and never missed a beat. We ended up getting their lighting package as well, and it was better than some clubs I’ve been to. Once the music started the dance floor never emptied. Ajit even surprised me with playing a pair of bongos live with some hip hop music. These guys did such a great job and their professionalism is unmatched. Thank you Planet DJ Productions!!!!
Wedding Reception Hilton Bethesda
Hiring a DJ was probably one of the hardest parts of my wedding planning process. I knew how important hiring a good DJ meant for the quality of my reception, so I didn\\\’t want to take the task lightly. After asking around for recommendations, I hired Planet DJ Productions for my wedding reception on August 21, 2010.
Just wanted to thank you and let you know that our DJs did a phenomenal job on Saturday night! The music was amazing…and all our friends/family had a great time! Please let Ajit know that we appreciate all his efforts…he was so organized and made sure everything ran smoothly.
I have nothing but good things to say about your company. Everyone was extremely responsive to my emails, always available for my numerous questions, and great to work with. They did a phenomenal job at my reception and kept the dance floor packed all night. The music was amazing and our friends/family had a great time!
So glad we went with Planet DJ Productions! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, experienced and organized DJ company!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Strong Mansion
Oscar and I wanted to say thank you for the great job you did with our wedding! You were so helpful in figuring out the logistics for sound over a large area for the ceremony, and we appreciate you reusing the same equipment for the reception to keep costs down. As an MC, you did a perfect job with introducing each event and pacing it all appropriately. And the dance music was just what we and the guests wanted as evidenced by everybody dancing the rest of the night!
Thank you for helping us make it such a fun and perfect day!
Wedding at Episcopal Church, Wedding Reception at Martins West
Ateet did a an extraordinary job with making our wedding day utterly amazing. He coordinated and provided the videography, photography, dj, lighting, and the entertainment. He really kept the party alive. Our family and friends were very impressed. Even months later, people are still telling us that it was the best wedding I have ever been to. He made everything happen just right. He handled the ever-changing requests with perfection. He did a great job coordinating both of our indian and american cultures of music and traditions. The team was very professional, personable, and accomodating. Very reasonably priced. We couldnt be happier with his services. Best event planner out there!!!! Would definitely recommend Planet DJ Productions for any event and I will definitely use him again for any another important events in our life.
Wedding and Reception Hunt Valley Manor in Maryland
The wedding night was very nice. Planet DJ Productions had a nice variety of music which everybody at the wedding found to be exceptional. The music kept everyone happy and out on the dance floor well past the time we left our own party. Thanks for an awesome time! Steve and Gretchen
Wedding Reception at the Strathmore Mansion
DJ Ateet and DJ Viper were fantastic at our wedding at Strathmore mansion. Ateet was prompt and organized, he scouted the site earlier and his preparation clearly paid off. His set with mixed Indian and American music was outstanding. The dance floor was packed and kept going non-stop up to the very end. Thank you again, our wedding would not have been as amazing as it was without you. Neil & Jo
(Interracial Wedding – Indian/Colombian) Wedding Reception at Marriott in Bethesda, MD
The decision to hire your services for our reception was the smartest decision we could have made. Not only did you help us plan the music we would be playing, you were able to adapt to the changes we made during the reception. My guests were raving about you in the following days. I would recommend your DJ services to anyone without hesitation. Navi Bhandari
Wedding Reception Martin’s West (Baltimore, MD)
Ateet, Ajit, and Ricky – thank you for your outstanding DJ and Dhol services at my sister’s wedding reception in Maryland. Everyone at the reception had nothing but high praise for the professionalism and excellent service provided through-out. Ateet provided outstanding service months ahead of the reception until the end of the reception as well. The event was fantastic thanks to you all! We recommend Planet DJ Productions for everyone hoping to have a lasting and memorable wedding overall! Thanks again! -Rita M.
Sangeet at Brambleton Clubhouse(Ashburn, VA), Wedding and Reception at Foxchase Manor in VA
Thank you so much for making our wedding just right. We are so happy that we hired your company to not only take care of the entertainment but also the wedding planning. Your wedding planners made the whole process so easy and streamlined that we didn’t need to worry. It was too easy for us to get married and enjoy the day since you took care of and hired all the vendors required. For others who want an easy process, should really consider Planet DJ Productions. They provided us with the DJ, Dhol Players, Photography, Videography, Caterers, and Decorators. It truly was an amazing event! Thanks again! Neha and Nipun
Sheraton in Pittsburgh, PA
“I have known Ateet for 5 years know. I had first hired him as a DJ for my wedding reception in Pittsburgh and then started using him as a preferred DJ for my own wedding business. Ateet has provided excellent service to all my wedding clients. He and his team always exceed customer expectations. They are friendly, organized, and always provide excellent service.” Nila Roy – Wedding Planner Great Weddings (www.greatweddings.net)
Wedding Reception at the Marriott in Bethesda
Having a dj who was experienced and interactive was hard to find within our price range but Planet DJ Productions took the time to understand our needs and customize our event. We will be using them in the future and we recommend them to anyone who wants a dj who gives your event a personal touch. Thanks again!! Scott and Jessica
Ladies Sangeet at Hotel Palomar, Arlington, VA Cocktail Hour, Wedding Reception at Parc Hyatt Washington DC
Dear Ateet, THANK YOU for your above and beyond performances at our wedding in December. You & your team really made it a wonderful night for us. Your music selections matched the mood of both the Sangeet & cocktail reception night and our guests. We wanted everyone to dance and have a great time and did we ever. Everyone had a great time from the youngest to the oldest, and commented on how many people actually got up to dance; I attribute that to both the music and the outgoing/carefree family members! The music certainly had a lot to do with the success of the party – Your ability to work wonders on the crowd is amazing. You are truly gifted in knowing people and in creating a perfect atmosphere. Also importantly, you have a wonderful sense of professionalism. We truly cherish the great work from you and your entire team in making our wedding so special and memorable. Thank you once again Sanjay & Divya