Searching for a wedding DJ in Portland, OR? Paradox Productions is voted "Portland's best DJ." With Paradox DJs there is no worry about a Cheesy Wedding. We will MC and provide a modern style mobile DJ service by the most award winning wedding DJs in Oregon and SW Washington... Read More.

Whether it's an annual holiday party, a large sales event or a customer appreciation occasion, Paradox DJs will take your event, and brand to the next level. As professional turntable-mix DJs, you and your guests will experience the most cutting edge DJ experience on the market... Read More.


Paradox DJs have been involved with the most popular night clubs and radio stations in the Portland area. This is what we call "the real deal" when it comes to turntable DJ mixing, which is EXACTLY what your students are looking for with "turntable" DJs as the modern day Rock-Star... Read More.

Paradox DJs can bring you a celebrity style party or an intimate celebration. We will discuss with you the details and vision of your event in order to customize our services to your tastes and preferences. Also, you and your guests can build a personal playlist in our Music Database!... Read More.

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Paradox Productions - The best wedding Dj in Portland, Or and Vancouver, WA. We service a wedding, birthday party, school dance, corporate event or other special event in Oregon and Washington. Also DJ for destination weddings. Paradox Productions is a professional wedding DJ and MC company that has been part of the Oregon wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in turntable DJ mixing, Emcee / MC, uplights, photobooth and day of wedding coordination.

Portland Wedding Photographers:
Powers Photography Studios - Jessica Hill Photography - Bryan Rupp Photography - Lauren Hurt Photography - Benjamin Edwards Photography - June Bug Weddings

Portland Wedding Vendors:
The West End Ballroom - The Foundry - Charlottes Weddings - Wedding Venue Vista Hills Vineyard - Pearl Sutio Portland - Aimee J'adore Makeup - DJ Lure Weddings - Cloud Nine Events and Accessories

Real Weddings and Events by Paradox:
Wedding Wire Reviews - {BARBI + DEVIN} sunriver resort | Kimberly Kay Photography - Alex and Erin's Joyful Wedding - Stephen and Nicole’s Fun Portland, OR Wedding - Alex and Erin at The Sentinel - Gabe and Araceli’s Traditional Garden Wedding - Jenkins Estate Wedding | Lin + Frank - | Andrew and Michelle’s Elegant Portland, OR Wedding by Powers Photography Studios - Bridal Bliss | Eunji Military Wedding at the Governor Hotel - Lauren Hurt Photograpny | Erin and John at The Nines Hotel - West End Ballroom | Michelle and Andrew - Green Villa Barn | Samantha and Jeremy 7.26.14 Oregon Coast Wedding at Mcmenamins Sandtrap - Kimberly Kay Photography | Erin and Ryan at Sunriver Resort - Wedding in Portland | Erin and Alex - Oregon Bride Magazine | Devin and Robs Calssy Fall Wedding - Camera Art Photography | Amanda and Andy at Portland Art Museum - Kim le Photography | Kimvi and Steven at Oregon Winery - Krissy Allori Photography | Julie and Steve at Riverplace Hotel - Kimberly Kay Photography | Sunriver Resort - Amanda LLoyd Weddings | Tara and Kelly at Brides Parents Property - Jos Photographers - Aubrey and Ryan at Portland Art Museum - GH Kim Photography | Helen and Gabe at The Governor Hotel - Bryan Rupp Photography | Renne and Josh at Skamania Lodge - 36th Anniversary for Mom and Dad - Charlottes Weddings Annual Open House - West End Ballroom 
| Megan and Kelvin - Bridal Bliss | Grace and Paul's Featured Wedding - Bridal Bliss | Eunji and Edmund’s at the Governor Hotel - Jessica Hill Photography | Desiree and Rocky at Benson Hotel - West End Ballroom | Porltand Welceomed

Blog Features:
Day 29 0f 30 Paradox Productions | Champagne Wedding Coordination - Bravo! | The Cost of a DJ - Blogger | Jen Babbitt - Romantic Wedding at Sentinal Hotel Wedding Coordination Blog - Portland, Oregon's Best DJ | Jen Babbitt - Champagne Wedding Coordination | DJ Paradox of Paradox Productions - Wedding Photographer Powers Studios Interviews Paradox Productions - Amy Vining Photography | Epic Prom by Paradox DJs

Online DJ Resources:
Barrowed and Blue | Portland Weddings - Project Wedding - Bride Rush - Thumbtack DJ - Manta DJ - Platinum Mixlab - DJ Paradox - Wedding Experience - The Wedding channel | The Knot - Mitzvah Wire - Bravo Wedding Guide - Christian Wedding Professionals Assoc. - Project Wedding - Martha Stweart Weddings - Wedding Bee - Best Portland Weddings - Wedding Aces - Bridal Buds - MyWedding - Event Wire - Birthday Wire - Prom Wire - Wedding Wire - Bride-to-do - Wed Brilliant

Paradox DJs on Youtube:
2015 Paradox Wedding DJs - Wireless Speakers at Bridal Veil - Custom 1st Dance by DJ Paradox - Casey and Hayley Amazing 1st Dance - School DJ | Prom DJ | DJ Paradox - Sunset High School - Dane Party DJ | DJ Paradox - Prom Dress Fashion Show | I Have a Dream Foundation | DJ Cutt and DJ RPM - Delpian School | Sweetheart Ball - Best Wedding Vendors in Portland - Oregon Bride Magazine | Best DJ in Portland - Paradox Productions - Best Wedding DJ in Portland | Paradox Productions 2014 Promo - Wedding Dance Party at World Trade Center - Paradox Productions - Oregon Bride Magazine - Best DJ in Portland - Paradox Productions - Wedding Uplights and Birthday Gobo at Marriott Waterfront - Paradox Productions - DJ Lure of Paradox Productions - Wedding and Evnt DJs - Best Wedding DJ in Portland | Justin Babbitt | Custom Audio Design with Multiple Wedding Scenes - Vancouver USA Marathon | DJ Paradox | Energy Events - The Best Wedding DJ in Portland - DJ Paradox in the Mix

Music by Paradox DJs:
Soundcloud Music - Soundcloud Music - paradox-1 - Mixcloud Music - DJ Paradox

Social Media:
Facebook | Paradox Productions - Facebook | DJ Paradox - Facebook | Justin Babbitt | DJ Paradox - Linkedin | Justin Babbitt - Twitter | DJpdx - Wedding dj on Google - Instagram - Pinterest

Betsy & Tain | Nov. 2014

Now that we’ve solved the mystery of wedding DJ prices, let us move on to yet another pressing question; How do I choose my wedding DJ? Clearly we learned from my last entry that this decision is crucial to the overall success of your wedding day, and should not be taken lightly. Just follow these three simple steps, the process will be a breeze.

Go to the wedding planning hubs like wedding wire, the knot or mywedding -just to name a few- and read your little heart out. These reviews are priceless!! They are a direct reflection of the services provided by the DJ’s you are interested in, written by couples who were just married and used their services. This is kind of demented, I know, but I like to sort the reviews from low to high so I can read the bad ones first, just to weed out the weaklings. It sounds so wrong, but feels so right. 

If their site looks like something out of the AOL days, get the heck outta there! It is essential that your DJ be hip with the times sister!! If their site is archaic, that means their planning process probably is too. I personally like DJ’s who have their booking forms, planning docs, payments etc etc all available online. I mean c’mon, in this the most technologically advanced climate we’ve ever seen, there’s no way you’ll catch me with pen to paper trying to write out my request list, or whipping out a stamp to snail mail anything to anyone, nossir! I’d venture to say that even though you and I have most likely never met, that you agree, and here’s why... What are you reading this article on right now? I betcha you live most of your life through that powerful device, and ya know what, wedding planning on that thing is going to improve your wedding planning process just like the invention itself has simplified your life.

After you’ve completed steps one and two, narrow the field down -if necessary- to your three favorite DJ’s, and meet with them in person. Meetings are a crucial step in figuring out who best matches up with the personalities of you and your better half. You will be spending the next year planning, exchanging emails and meeting with this person, so you need to like their personality. From there, get into the nitty gritty. A true professional will have an amazing presentation of their services for you, and should leave little left on the table as far as questions for you to pose them. However, just in case that doesn’t happen in your DJ meetings, here are a few points to cover...
How do we select our music?
WIll you also act as our emcee?
Are the following things included in the package I am interested in: ceremony music, cocktail hour music, dinner music, reception music, setup, teardown, travel, microphones (one for officiate and one for emcee), dance lights?
What time do you arrive for setup?
Do you have backup gear in case of emergencies?
What does your contract require of us? Or, more simply put... What, if anything do we need to provide for you?
Are you insured?

Once you’ve made it through all three steps, you’ll realize that - cue the amazing John Legend - alll of you loves all of your DJ. Ahhh, how sweet love is.

- Jen Babbitt | DJ Manager | 2014

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Lemme break it down for ya' even further...

If you have a very limited budget can only allocate $600 or less to your DJ budget, then you need to be very specific with your expectations to the DJ you hire... All the while, keeping in mind that you can't ask much of him. He's still learning. Don't expect him to emcee and throw an incredible dance party, he's not there yet. Maybe consider having him just play for a couple hours at the end of the night. I would lump this DJ into the buyer beware category.

If you fall somewhere in the $650 - $950 range, you're in a bit better shape. However some of the same cautions listed for the previous category remain, like be very specific while not expecting too much. Remember, even if he is a career DJ, this price point for special events means he's not well versed in weddings. To DJ weddings well, you have to do them often. This DJ is fully capable of playing music for you, taking requests and maybe even making some announcements, but limit your expectations to just that, nothing more.

If you're working with $1000 - $1400 you're getting there. This DJ has now worked multiple wedding seasons, and is starting to book during the slow season as he's beginning to make a name for himself. He is starting to acquire better gear, which means better service for you, and has learned to come prepared for the unexpected. His emcee skills are much improved, meaning he can be trusted to make announcements and play music all night with no issues. 

If you can allocate $1500 or more for your wedding DJ, you're golden. This DJ is the top of the line. Why is that so important? Hmmmm.... Who's going to have the mic all night? Who's going to make sure transition between cake cutting and first dance, and every other transition are seamless? Who's going to be announcing you and your man as newlyweds for the first time to a room full of family and friends? Who's gonna get those guests up off their toosh and onto the dance floor with you? It's a big deal. The role of the DJ is entirely underrated. As a coordinator, I can tell you that your DJ can and will make or break your wedding. Research shows that the number one thing guests remember about weddings they attend is how fun they were, or weren't. The food can be succulent, the decor can be amazing, you can look like a supermodel, but if your guests are bored out of their minds, or forced to sit through some awkward, nervous just plain weird announcements made by a less than average DJ, your screwed... Their experience, and yours is ruined! Not to mention all the benefits that I listed above. Really, it's a no brainer. 

All things considered, here's what I suggest if you are not one of the lucky ones who have already budgeted for a $1500 plus wedding DJ. Ready for it???


It's that important. If you really think about it, I mean really think, you'll realize how little sense it makes to budget $8,000 for food and only $800 for your DJ. Yes the food has to be good, but if your DJ is bad, no one will remember the food anyway... They'll only remember how bad the DJ was! You cannot seriously go out and taste every wedding delicacy in town, try on insane amounts of dresses, hand make every trinket to indulge your guests senses in the love you and your man have for each other only to hand the biggest day of your life over to someone you can't trust to pull it all off. If all the hard work you put into your wedding day is marred by the memories of how bad it turned out, then you officially just wasted a year of your life. You know it's true, we've all heard the stories. But hey like they used to say on Reading Rainbow, "don't take my word for it" just go type "bad wedding DJ" into google and see what you get. The DJ should not be the last thing on the checklist... It should be one of the first, because the ones you can trust your wedding with book up fast. 

Oh, and BTW... If your bothers, Uncle's, cousins, sisters co-worker is a DJ, and offers to do your wedding for cheap, ruuuuuun Forest, run!! There's a reason I didn't even address this jokester. Your wedding is too important for that kind of nonsense. 

Long story not so short, it may take a few hours or days to figure out what areas of the budget you're going to cut from to make sure you're wedding will be in the hands of a PROFESSIONAL DJ, but I promise you my dear, it will be worth it. You will thank me later..

- Jen Babbitt | DJ Manager | 2014

As the DJ Manager for Paradox Productions the question, "how much should I plan to spend on my DJ?" was literally the number one question I was asked. Since relinquishing my manager title to focus entirely on coordination, this is still one of the most frequent questions I am posed. Clearly it is time to put pen to paper... Or fingers to keys to help ya'll make sense of the madness. 

First of all, I totally get why it's so confusing... DJ prices are all over the place! But hey, remember when Mom told us so wisely when we were just knee high to a grasshopper that, "You get what you pay for?" Well sorry to tell you this one kids, but like most of her unsolicited advice, she was right. You absolutely get what you pay for. Here's how the massive range in DJ pricing breaks down:

$200 - $600: The novice. At the beginning of a what will hopefully be a budding career. He does weddings a couple of times a year and doesn't own much equipment. Most often you will find that these DJ's advertise on Craigslist as their first attempt at growing a business.

$650 - $950: This DJ is a few years in now. He's getting better, starting to buy more equipment and learns something new at every event. He is most often better at one aspect of his job than another, i.e. a better DJ than emcee or vice versa. He is still a part time DJ, supplementing with either a full time job, or DJ'ing in clubs.

$1000 - $1400: This is a pretty solid DJ. Most likely he does weddings full time only during wedding season, but has another job or works for a DJ company. He is slowly adding higher quality gear and becoming a more well rounded DJ.

$1450 and up: This is your professional DJ. This is all he does. He most likely owns his own DJ business, employs DJ's and works weddings year round. He specializes in hosting any type of event, and can read your dance floor like a book. He owns all top of the line sound and lighting equipment, and shows up to every event with back up gear in case of emergencies. He has your timeline, your request list, your ceremony music, your first dance and so on all prepared weeks before your event

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