Wedding DJ, Entertainment and Up-lighting

Guests dance at a wedding reception

Will your DJ make your Wedding Reception Unforgettable?

*Reception Venue-Done  $2800.00 rental

*Caterer-Done $5200.00  Food (You decide which caterer this is a rounded figure including Tax and Grat.)

*Alcohol Done $7000.00  Alcohol Open Bar for  4 hours including Tax and Grat.

*Photographer-Done $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!

Kelly Lyle Photography

Mark Romine Photography

Karen and Nate Bridges Beyond the Well Photography

Divine Photography Kimberly

Kira Kwon

Jason and Amanda Southern Reflections

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 reccomend each one of them.  I have provided the links for you to explore.  It is important to meet with your DJ 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.

Bugsbee DJ Plus Gregg Bugsbee  http://www.bugbeesdjplus.com/

Elite Entertaimnment -Ryan Mennanga http://www.elitemobiledj.com/

Joe Beck Entertainment -Joe Beck (Obviously) http://www.joebeckentertainment.com/

Premier Productions Ben Miller http://www.thepremierproductions.com/?gclid=CNfzys3866UCFQO8KgodRhP1og

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

Absolute Light and Sound Reviews and contact information

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 you have uplighting?

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 agian 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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