Wedding DJ, Entertainment, and Up-lighting

Guests dance at a wedding reception

Will your DJ make your Wedding Reception Unforgettable?

* Reception Venue – Done at $2800.00 for rental.

* Caterer – Done at $5200.00 for food (You decide which caterer.  This is a rounded figure including Tax and Gratuity).

* Alcohol – Done at $7000.00 for Open Bar for 4 hours including Tax and Gratuity.

* Photographer – Done at $3500.  This is the average!  Don’t go cheap on the pictures.  When you are 80 years old, your family will be going through the boxes and find them!  Make sure they are worth looking at.  You want them to say, “When I look at this album, it’s like I was there.”

Here are their links again.  Call them talk to them.  Tell them Margaret from Simple Elegance Events and Designs sent you!

Downtown Design and Photography
EMC Photography
Holly Birch Photography
Staske Photography
The Studio Salon, Photography, and Day Spa
Wright Photographs

It is adding up, isn’t it.  But we’re ok because we have a budget.  We talked with our families and we know who is paying for what, RIGHT.  YOU DID DO THAT, DIDN’T YOU?

Let’s talk DJ

Your DJ and/or entertainment are very important to the success of your wedding day.  Your DJ can make or break the reception.  Not only do they need to have a great personality and fresh ideas, they need to have a back up system.  Ask the DJ about his or her experience.  How many weddings have they done?  What will they do if people stop dancing, can he or she motivate the crowd to return to the party?  A DJ should also understand the type of music you enjoy.  What type of crowd is he or she trying to entertain?  Your DJ should also ask about your customs and family traditions.  Knowing what is appropriate for you and your guests will make sure that everybody has a fun time during your reception.  Price should not be the only determining factor for finding a DJ.  Quality of service and presentation should.  Talk to your DJ about what he or she does. Ask him or her why they became a DJ.  I will say it again, when a good DJ is invested in his or her trade, he or she will be invested in you and your wedding.

Here are some Fantastic people to work with.  We highly recommend each one of them.  I have provided the links for you to explore.  It is important to meet with your DJ and get a feel for them.  Do you click?  Can your relate to him?  Can he or she relate to you?  It is a personal choice, just make it an informed one.  DJ wedding packages will start as low as $695 and range as high as you want to go.

88 Broadway Events http://88broadwayevents.com/

DJ Tim Williams

Elite Entertainment, Ryan Mennanga http://www.elitemobiledj.com/

Star Talent Events, Justin Bond http://www.startalentevents.com/

There they are in a nutshell.  These guys are fantastic.  I personally cannot say enough about each and every one of them.  Go to their websites and find out a little more about them and what they have to offer.  Remember the questions to ask, here they are again.

Ask the DJ about his or her experience.

How many weddings have they done?  What will they do if people stop dancing, can he or she motivate the crowd to return to the party?

A DJ should also understand the type of music you enjoy.

What type of crowd is he or she trying to entertain?

Your DJ should also ask about your customs and family traditions.  Knowing what is appropriate for you and your guests will make sure that everybody has a fun time during your reception.  Price should not be the only determining factor for finding a DJ.  Talk to your DJ about what he or she does, why should you hire him?

Ask him or her why they became a DJ.

Do they have up-lighting?

What other services do you provide?

After you have talked with them, which one is a good fit for you personally and your budget?

I will say it again, and again, when a good DJ is invested in his or her trade, he or she will be invested in you and your wedding.

Remember, Keep things in perspective! Until tomorrow.

 

2011 Margaret Moore, www.simpleeleganceeventsandweddings.com
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