Maine DJ Patrick Daniels

Maine DJ Patrick Daniels
" We make your dreams, reality ."

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year from Double Platinum!

 From all of us at Double Platinum Celebrations, we hope you have a wonderful and safe Happy New Year! Our resolution for 2015: to keep filling the dance floors from Bangor to Boston! Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

No I - in Team

When deciding to hire a vendor for their services, there are many factors you probably take into consideration: cost, professionalism, customer reviews, etc. But of all these aspects, how important is a back-up plan in your selection of a vendor?

In an earlier blog entry, backup equipment was highlighted as being an essential component of any well-prepared DJ. But what should happen if the DJ themselves becomes suddenly unavailable? It's not pleasant to think about, but when paying out hard-earned dollars, don't you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you're going to be in good hands no matter what happens?

Double Platinum Celebrations has a leg up on the competition, mainly because when a customer hires us for their function, they are truly hiring us. On your Special Day, we leave nothing to chance, which is why we have backup Djs ready to go should the unforeseeable happen. A company with one or two Djs can advertise cheap costs, but they don't have a backup plan. Why take the chance? Choose peace of mind: choose Double Platinum Celebrations !

Peace of Mind

When you're purchasing a product or service, as the customer you should feel content and secure knowing that your money has been well-spent on a quality purchase.

What separates Double Platinum Celebrations from the competition is not only our state-of-the-art sound systems, but what you don't see after we're all set up: backup equipment. Any good DJ – and for that matter, any service-providing vendor – will always be prepared for the unlikely scenario where something does go wrong. Double Platinum Djs always take the extra time to pack extra equipment for every part of your function, whether it be an extra speaker, a second mixing board, or an extra laptop. At Double Platinum Celebrations, we're honored to be a part of your day, and why we don't leave anything to chance.

Monday, December 1, 2014

We Love Taking Song Requests !

As professional Djs, all of us at Double Platinum Celebrations pride ourselves in providing exceptional service at every single function where we're hired to perform. When it comes to weddings, we pride ourselves in making sure your first dance, dinner music, bouquet and garter toss, etc. go off without a (musical) hitch! And of course, what wedding would be complete without dancing? This is where the bridal party and the guests get to show each other (and sometimes themselves) what they're made of!

But let's say a guest really wants to hear That Song – the one they know will get everybody even more pumped than they already are. Should they approach the DJ?

The answer: absolutely! The professional and caring Djs of Double Platinum Celebrations not only look forward to requests from the crowd, but we anticipate them as well. That's why every DJ brings a huge digital music library to every event, and that's why we encourage guests to approach us at any time with requests. We've all been to a function where the (non-DPC!) DJ may have seemed a little less-than-receptive to any guest requests. It can be a little jarring to approach a stranger and ask them a question, regardless of the setting. That's why the courteous staff of Double Platinum Celebrations will ensure that no matter the request, your experience will be nothing less than spectacular!

DJs vs. Ipod Weddings

It's your wedding day – the event you've been planning for the last year (and most likely, your whole life). The flowers are arranged exactly as you specified, the photographer is snapping away, the guests are starting to arrive for your reception – so far, so good. And here's the big moment – your first dance! You and your spouse take the floor as that special song starts to play. The moment is perfect – everything you've dreamed of. You're midway through this most special of moments. And then....

The music stops. You immediately whip around to look at the DJ, only there is no DJ: just a table with an iPod on it. Your groomsman that was supposed to be manning the controls simply pushed play and walked away. Now there's a painfully awkward lull while 2-3 people hover over the iPod, trying to figure out exactly what happened. Not that the crowd is paying attention – they didn't know it was your first dance because nobody made the announcement. And while every third person in attendance might have their own iPod, none of them have your special playlist that you worked on for weeks in anticipation of today.


If you spend 10 seconds scouring the Internet, you can find a million arguments for and against using an iPod for your wedding. The only consistent “benefit” seems to be the cost, and yes, an iPod wedding can be done. But why take the chance? There are no redos on your wedding day: you only get one ceremony, one introduction, one first dance, one dance with your father/mother, etc. A Double Platinum DJ can make sure those moments are perfect, and will eventually become the memories that last long after the last slice of cake has been dished out. A Double Platinum DJ is your official master of ceremonies – he/she makes sure every event happens exactly as you envisioned it, and that you and your guests are always aware of what's going on thanks to our state-of-the-art sound systems. A Double Platinum DJ always brings back-up equipment in the unlikely event that it is needed. A Double Platinum DJ can reach into their huge digital libraries and pull out the song that you forgot about until you were on the floor dancing with your grandmother! An iPod can do none of these things, and in fact can severely take away many of those perfect moments you were hoping for.

It's a simple but true formula: iPods subtract, Double Platinum Djs add.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Make your next celebration, A Double Platinum Celebration !

Double Platinum Celebrations DJ Service is ready to make your wedding day all you had hoped it would be, AND MORE!

With a large experienced  team of DJs, you are sure to find the perfect DJ for your special day.

We don't just book events. We allow you to speak, or meet, with your potential DJ to make sure that you are a good fit.
Double Platinum Celebrations, is a tried and true company with hundreds of testimonials and reviews that can be found on our website. (  



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Is your DJ listening to you?

In the wedding industry, whether a vendor is providing music, flowers, photographs or the venue, communication is first and foremost the key to any successful working relationship. It goes without saying that the needs and wants of one customer can (and usually are) completely different from those of the next. Any good vendor will know this going into a conversation with a prospective client, and will work as hard as they can to provide the product and/or experience that the clients are looking for. This is especially true of Djs.

By this point in your DJ search, you may have already spoken to multiple companies. In some cases, if you decided not to hire a professional DJ, price may have been the determining factor. But many companies – DJ or otherwise – occasionally forget that good communication is really the key component to building these successful relationships. A poor first contact with a vendor generally tells you everything you need to know about them. And when it comes to something as important as your wedding day, a bad first impression could be leading to a much bigger problem before you've even walked down the aisle!

At Double Platinum Celebrations, we take great pride not only in providing exemplary service on your special day, but in customizing your details based upon your specifications! Read a sampling of our online reviews
and one thing becomes clear: customers rave about our attention to detail and our willingness to go the extra mile to make your reception sparkle. From the first meeting to the last dance, the professional and courteous staff at Double Platinum Celebrations  is ready to make your day, your way!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Your Wedding DJ: A big bang for your buck

If somebody were to ask you what you thought you would spend out of your total wedding budget on a DJ, what would you guess? 10%? 15%? Even more?

A recent study released by surveyed around 13,000 brides to track wedding trends for the year ending 2013. And what did the study find? Nothing new here: weddings are expensive and getting more so every year! Last year, an average wedding ran a price tag of nearly $30,000.

But an even more interesting number emerged: 3.5. That's the amount of the average budgeted wedding that is allocated for DJ services. 3.5%!

Of course, every wedding is different, and the percentage of your wedding budget spent on a DJ may be higher or lower.. But that low number does raise two good points:

  1. 3.5% is considerably lower than one might think when looking at the price tag of any vendor. After all, the study also found that videographers, wedding planners, florists, photographers, and wedding bands all had significantly heftier price tags than wedding Djs. And...
  2. For such a low price, a wedding DJ can have a huge impact on your special day, so while you may be getting a lot for a noticeably smaller cost, are you getting what you paid for?

While we can't speak for others, the professional and courteous staff at Double Platinum Celebrations guarantees you will receive top value for your dollar! From our flexible payment schedules to our Customized Wedding Packages, our stress-free wedding consultations to our online event planners, our state-of-the-art sound systems to our huge digital music libraries and so much more, Double Platinum Celebrations is ready to make your day 100% your way!

The (booking) season is upon us!

As you can probably guess, spring and summer are extremely busy for all of us here at Double Platinum Celebrations. By the time we reach October, we've been packing dance floors across the state every single weekend for nearly half the year!

But when the temperature drops and the weekend events slow down, we enter a new (and equally important) season: booking season!

During the winter months, Double Platinum Celebrations is hard at work meeting couples, matching those couples with the perfect DJ, and guiding them through our simple and convenient planning process custom-fitted for each wedding. It's during these crucial months that Double Platinum begins the process of making sure your day happens exactly the way you've always envisioned it!

How and why is this important to you, the customer? Our dates fill up very fast, and a date that is available one day could very well be booked the next. When securing any vendor, but especially a DJ, who can only perform at one function per date, it is crucial to book early. The Best Maine Djs of Double Platinum Celebrations are highly in-demand across New England, and our 2015 calendar is already starting to fill up! Don't wait any longer: click here ( for a customized quote!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Secure your vendors early !

How is your planning process going?

One of the most important parts of your wedding planning process is going to be securing your vendors.

Among churches and venues, making sure that you secure your wedding entertainment should be at the forefront.

Typically, we book events anywhere from 9-12 months in advance.

Start your planning process early, and make sure you do your research before making final decisions.

We are Maine's largest DJ service, providing entertainment from Boston to Bangor, for the last 10 years.

Please check us out online at for all of the information that you may need.

Inquire on the right side of  our website  page and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New Talent & Responsibilities at DPC

Thank you to  Kevin Duran for stepping up as Operations Manager since last fall through April. Kevin accomplished many things; new logo design, new marketing materials, brought some new talent to DPC, and
was instrumental in the layout and implementation of the DPC booth at our winter wedding shows as well as assisting with many behind the scenes day to day minutia that helped keep things rolling at DPC.
It is now wedding season and Kevin will be returning to his full time DJ responsibilities packing dance floors. Kevin isn't going away just putting his DJ hat back on.

 Alan Day who has been handling payroll and administrative duties at DPC will be taking over as Operations Manager reporting directly to DJ Pat . Alan has a marketing background and brings many fresh innovative
ideas to DPC. Welcome Alan !

 We also have a new webmaster, one Alex Sirois. Alex has been doing some minor upgrades to both of our websites and as well as keeping the sites current and updated.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Uplighting available for 2014

Uplighting now available through Double Platinum!

Uplighting you ask? What is uplighting?

Uplighting is an ambiance that is created when placing light fixtures around your reception hall in your wedding colors. These light fixtures are placed on the floor, and aim to the ceiling. The effect and the mood that these lights create, is unimaginable! We can match any color!

Double Platinum now offers completely wireless uplighting packages for any event! No wires means no mess! Wireless lights create a sleek, modern atmosphere.

2014 Dates are filling up!

Ask us about our award winning services today!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring is in the air

Make it official, at least on the calendar, Spring is here!

It may not feel like it yet, but with the arrival of Spring, comes beautiful springtime wedding ceremonies!

You want to be heard!   Double Platinum Celebrations can provide wireless lapel microphones for your officiant, and hand held microphones for any of your guest speakers. You want all of your guests to hear as you exchange vows with your beloved one. We will also provide all of the music for your ceremony.

We have all that you need to have your outdoor, dream wedding!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Is your DJ a Professional ? Is your DJ using a Legal Music Library ?

By now, consumers are all aware of anti piracy laws, and the repercussions that come with these acts. Whether it be through illegal film downloads, illegal software downloads, or the largest one of them all, illegal music downloads, it separates hobbyists from business minded individuals.

Reputable DJs that run reputable, legitimate businesses, purchase their music through music subscription services and through record pools. Through these services, DJs are able to get the highest possible quality songs for your event.

Ask your DJ how they obtain their music.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Photo Booth & Uplighting Packages now available with Double Platinum Celebrations !

 Double Platinum Celebrations is proud to announce new  optional packages for 2014 !

We now offer wireless uplighting ! Imagine your next event with 20 wireless uplight fixtures . The Mega Pro Par 64 series are  compact but the par 64 puck is larger than most fixtures giving you  a brighter more powerful beam. Our Uplighting link is here

 We have now partnered with Maine To Boston Photo Booth for discounted package rates on Photo Booth Rentals and DJ services. Maine To Boston Photo Booth Rental have multiple high quality booths and  can provide  a unique Green Screen backdrop to enhance your photo booth experience.

 Dates are filling quickly. This is a limited offer .

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Hit Songs of 2013.. Will they make it in 2014 ?

What were the big songs go 2013 that will work their way into 2014?

David Guetta F Sia
One Direction
One Thing
Flo Rida
Whistle (Warning Content)
Chasing The Sun
Havana Brown F Pitbull
We Run The Night
Back In Time
Wiz Khalifa
Work Hard Play Hard
Cher Lloyd F Astro
Want U Back
Calvin Harris F Ne-Yo
Let's Go
Olly Murs F Chiddy Bang
Heart Skips A Beat
Maroon 5
One More Night
Justin Bieber F Big Sean
As Long As You Love Me
Some Nights
Alex Clare
Too Close
Chris Brown
Don't Wake Me Up
Sean Kingston F T.I.
Back 2 Life (Live It Up) (Clean Edit)
Nicki Minaj
Pound The Alarm
Taylor Swift
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Let Me Love You
Will.I.Am F Eva Simons
This Is Love
Owl City And Carly Rae Jepsen
Good Time
Zedd F Matthew Koma
Ho Hey
Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven
Megan & Liz
Bad For Me
Ed Sheeran
The A Team
Swedish House Mafia F John Martin
Don't You Worry Child
Ellie Goulding
Anything Could Happen
Flo Rida
I Cry
50 Ways To Say Goodbye
Phillip Phillips
One Direction
Live While We're Young
Justin Bieber F Nicki Minaj
Beauty And A Beat
Don't Stop The Party
Die Young
Feel Again
Gangnam Style
Nicki Minaj
Va Va Voom
Enrique Iglesias F S. Adams
Finally Found You
Taylor Swift
I Knew You Were Trouble
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis F Wanz
Thrift Shop
Maroon 5
Cab F Bruno Mars
Calvin Harris F Florence Welch
Sweet Nothing
Christina Aguilera And Blake Shelton
Just A Fool
Ready Set
Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)
Carly Rae Jepsen
This Kiss
One Direction
Little Things
Script F Will.I.Am
Hall Of Fame
Jonn Hart F French Montana
Who Booty
Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire
I Found You
Ludacris f Usher & David Guetta
Rest Of My Life
Conor Maynard F Ne-Yo
Turn Around
Kelly Clarkson
Catch My Breath
Bruno Mars
When I Was Your Man
Forever Now
Sammy Adams
Only One
P!Nk F Nate Ruess
Just Give Me A Reason
Lupe Fiasco F Guy Sebastian
Battle Scars
Imagine Dragons
It's Time
Mumford & Sons
I Will Wait
Carry On
Rihanna F Mikky Ekko
Of Monsters And Men
Little Talks
Pour It Up
Olly Murs F Flo Rida
Trouble Maker
Pitbull F Christina Aguilera
Feel This Moment
Justin Timberlake F Jay-Z
Suit And Tie
Benny Benassi F Gary Go
Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke f Pharrell and T.I.
Get Lucky
Daft Punk

You may be sick of some of these songs, but take the time to read the list, so that you can make sure that your party is well rounded!

Add a handful of classics to this list like Loveshack by The B52s and Shout by the Isley Brothers, and you have yourself a great wedding playlist!

At Double Platinum Celebrations, Maine’s largest and best wedding DJ service, always have these songs on hand, as well as extensive digital libraries!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Brides line up to speak with DPC at 2014 MWA Wedding Show !

Double Platinum Celebrations had a great showing at the Portland Wedding Show at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, in Portland, Maine.

Our booth was very well laid out, and very aesthetically pleasing to those in attendance. Our DJs did a great job of answering all of those important questions that were asked, and we couldn’t have been happier with the turnout.

This is booking season! After February, our availability for the 2014 will be limited, as we book 50% of all of our functions during this month.
Please click on the right side of our homepage, on the customized quote button, so that we can get an accurate quote to you as soon as possible.

We are Maine’s Largest and most requested DJ Service for weddings!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Double Platinum Celebrations Wins Wedding Wire Award 4th Straight Year !!

We just won the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice  Award for 2014 !

Double Platinum Celebrations www.mainedjpat  wins the WeddingWire 2014 Couple's Choice Award !

Buxton, Maine - January 8, 2014 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company is thrilled to announce Double Platinum Celebrations has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Couple's Choice Awards for 2014 for Disc Jockey Services.

Recognition for the Couple's Choice Awards 2014 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences with WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Double Platinum Celebrations stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community nationwide, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding djs and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

"WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community," said Timothy Chi,WeddingWire's Chief Executive Officer. "With the annual Couple's Choice Awards Program, "WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals from across the United States and Canada.
We applaud Double Platinum Celebrations for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year."

We are happy to announce that Double Platinum Celebrations is among the very best Disc Jockey Services within the WeddingWire network. which includes leading wedding planning sites
WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings,Project Weddings, and WeddingBee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Couple's Choice Awards 2014.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

Monday, January 6, 2014

Double Platinum Celebrations awarded the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Awards 2014 !

We Won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014!
Thanks to our past clients! The winners of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 are determined by recent reviews from newlyweds, recognizing the top 5% of Wedding Pros in the WeddingWire Network.