In a nutshell, the value significant exceeded the cost. Micheal was geniunely as invested in making our day special as we were and it made our lives so much easier. We would highly recommend Micheal! Start to finish, working with Micheal was by far the least stressful part of our wedding planning. My finance (now wife) found him online and we coudn't meet for the standard intro meeting, so he invited us to one of his sets at Capital Pub. We got a great feel for what he liked to play, how he worked and interacted with the crowd. We chatted with him for a few, set up a future meeting, but we pretty sure he was our guy. The planning process was very simple, we told him what we were interested in, what we liked to hear, what our guest like, etc. He shared with us his philisophy, his contigency plans in case something went wrong on the day of wedding, put together some info with on the spot song suggestions (guy's got quite the mental music catalog) and some other thoughts on the day. He worked great with the caterer, venue, photographer, etc and kept the show moving and the party going. He kept everyone engaged, from the young to the old and it was great mix. He arrived early and prepared and stayed late with us. We wanted to reception to feel like a party for everyone and Michael hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Micheal and highly recommend his services!