Category Archives: Weddings

FVE Sound Advice: A Well Received Reception

When speaking with your entertainment provider, timing and organization are key points of discussion  to obtain a lasting impression with your guests.

A typical reception time layout happens as follows:

  1. Cocktail Hour
  2. Entrances
  3. Dinner
  4. Speeches
  5. Dances

Don’t be afraid to mix things up a little. Your guest and entertainer will feed off of your energy as you make your entrance. While the first 2 will not change, the remaining 3 can be blended and meshed together.

You can have your first dance as a married couple right after you enter. You can mix in your speeches in between courses. Do make sure you co-ordinate the timing with your entertainer and MC, even if you have a wedding planner on staff.

FVE DJ Services always advises our clients to have the MC go over the agenda on the night of prior to the start of service; to make sure any last minute timing changes are noted. One thing every one wants to avoid is dead air time during a reception.

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FVE Sound Advice: Requesting a DJ Quote

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As we come to a close of 2013 and enter into to a new season of events and weddings, booking a disc jockey will be on the list of items to take care of.

Be prepared with a list of questions to ask from your entertainers, however be prepared to provide the following information to your DJ:

Date of event – this will always be the first item entertainers need  to make sure we are available   

Location – this could be the city or the actual address of the event or wedding. As much as we all would like traveling to be Free, it will be a factor in the cost of services

Number of Guests – this is an approximate number. Why would a DJ want to know this particular piece of information? Well if you have 250 guests attending, we need to prepare for enough sound to allow all to enjoy.

Budget – Ah yes, the dreaded question most clients do not like to answer. Though this item is optional, it will let a DJ know how much services they can give you to maximize the experience you are expecting. It also let’s you know what you can get from the provider and make that informed decision much easier.

With the above items, anyone can quickly give you an estimate over the phone, via email, or instant message. 

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