When should we book our entertainer?
After you have secured your reception hall you should begin to seek out and reserve your entertainment. Typically in the wedding industry a professional’s calendar books 1 to 2 years in advance. Once you have found any professional you are interested in try to reserve them early to avoid having to settle for what may be available as your celebration nears.
What’s different about your entertainment service?
An average DJ company typically shows up at your event, plays music, and makes some general announcements. Our 2 entertainer philosophy allows us to become more involved at your event alleviating worries and stress for our clients. Our service includes not only providing atmosphere for you and your guests but also crowd interaction and onsite coordination awarding you comfort, peace of mind, and a greater opportunity for success on your special day.
What can we do if we haven’t budgeted correctly for a professional entertainment company?
Your entertainment choice will affect every single person at your reception. Years later your guests will remember 1 of 2 things – what a great time they had or how they didn’t enjoy themselves and left early. Most guests will not see your limousine or remember your flowers, favors or decor. Focus on your priorities and adjust your budget accordingly. Entertainment on average accounts for only 5% of your wedding budget, yet is responsible for 85% of the success of your reception.
How long does a normal wedding reception last?
Most wedding receptions range from 4 to 6 hours. They usually begin with 1 hour for cocktails so you can have time for photos after your ceremony. Dinner can call for another hour (sometimes more) depending on these variables – your amount of guests, your choice of dinner service (sit-down, buffet, or stations) and how much time you may use if you are planning to greet guests while they are seated. Afterwards you can usually account for 30 to 45 minutes for event formalities (i.e. cake cutting, first dance, parents dances and so on) scheduled according to you throughout the evening. The rest of the time is dedicated to you and your guests for fun and dancing.
Can we request our favorite music and tell you some songs we may not want?
Absolutely. It’s your day and we want you to be able to make the most of it. When planning your music selections just remember the one thing brides and grooms often overlook is what their guests might enjoy. This celebration is all about you but it’s also about you hosting the event for your diverse group of family and friends. A successful reception involves 3 factors – the bride and groom – the guests – and the music and entertainment.
Will you work with our photographer and other vendors that are part of our day?
Certainly. We work side by side with all of your professionals so you can get the best all of us have to offer.
Do you travel outside of the Pittsburgh area?
Yes. We have provided our entertainment services in Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, even Florida. Wedding receptions often bring family and friends back to Pittsburgh from out of town locations allowing us these opportunities. A custom travel quote is arranged in these situations.
Do you provide back-up equipment?
Definitely!! We always bring reserve equipment “on-site” to your event ensuring our clients they can avoid a catastrophic failure.
How do we reserve your services?
There is a deposit due at the signing of the contract to reserve your date. Your remaining balance is due no later than 30 days prior to your event.
Do we pay for the set-up or teardown time you need?
No. We only charge you for the time in which we are providing the service – currently our wedding minimum is 4 hours of coverage.
Can I make last minute changes?
Yes. Approximately 1 month prior to your reception we meet to discuss the information you have provided in our online planning area. As the day gets closer (sometimes at the event) you may decide to make a revision. We do everything possible to try to fulfill your requests.
Do I need a wedding coordinator?
Our service includes reception coordination, however if you feel you need help in selecting flowers, favors, and other items a wedding planner might be in your best interest.
Choosing the right professionals for your celebration enables you to make the most of every moment, which is paramount for a “once in a lifetime” celebration.