Party Packages
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Basic Party Package - (40 people or more) BEST DEAL
Includes:
A Full Sound System
 Full Lightshow
DJ/MC
 4 hour Event
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Small Wedding Package - (50 people or more)
Includes: 
A Full Sound System For Reception
 Full Lightshow
2 Man Show
DJ/MC
Package 1: Reception Only.. 4 Hours
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Basic Wedding Package - (50 people or more)
Includes: 
Music For Cocktail Hour
A Small Sound System For Cocktail Hour
A Full sound system For Reception
 Full Lightshow
2 Man Show
DJ/MC
Package 2: Cocktail Hour and Reception.. 5 Hours
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Full Wedding Package - (50 people or more)
Includes: 
Music For Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
A Small Sound System For The Ceremony
A Small Sound System For Cocktail Hour
A Full sound system For Reception
 Full Lightshow
 2 Man Show
DJ/MC
Package 3: Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception.. 6 Hours
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EXTRAS

Cocktail Hour
For Basic Party Packages:
The Cocktail system is a remote sound system for your cocktail hour if held in another room or outdoor patio area. hourly rate

Wedding Video Package
50" flat screen and/or 5'x7' giant screen rear projection for Video Montage of about 100 Pictures w/music of your choice.
 Plus zap shots of the event that is displayed during the event all added to your flash drive at the end of the event.
$400.00 (add $200 if we build Montage)

Photo Booth
Big photo Booth, with Backdrop, Props, unlimited photos thumb drive... 2, 3 or 4 hour Rates
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SOUND SYSTEM DETAILS

The Cocktail System
The Cocktail system is a remote sound system for your cocktail hour if held in another room or outdoor patio area. This system includes: 1 or 2  15" self powered speakers good for background music.

The Full Sound System
2 QSC Powered Subs, 2 QSC Powered 12" Speakers. Pioneer SX3 Controller, DBX-Driverack PA+, Basic Lightshow, HP Laptop running Serato or Virtual DJ with 5TB of Music and Videos, Sure wireless and Line 6 wireless Mics..

 



 

POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A DJ

When you plan a party of any sort, your objective is to ensure that your guests have a good time, period. Your choice of entertainment, particularly if you are considering a DJ, is crucial to that end. Who you choose for your wedding reception or special event will have a greater degree of effect than any other factor, such as food or location. The DJ you choose is a direct reflection on you. Here are some important points to remember when you interview a DJ company.

Prompt return of your phone calls or Emails: You should expect to get a call back or an Email back within 24 hours. Many DJ’s are out working and may not be able to return your call within an hour or two.

Willingness to meet with you and present his/her service: Will the DJ try to meet with you soon, or is he/she just trying to book the date sight unseen? Is their material neat and professional looking, and is their presentation organized and informative?

Is the price too good to be true? It seems that the DJ is often the last service chosen, after much of the budget is expended on a venue, food and clothing. This often leads brides and party planners to shop for the cheapest price possible because of a lack of resources. This often backfires when holding out for the lowest price. However, if you have adhered to the guiding principals noted here, you will know to avoid services that have a rock bottom price because they will not be able to display the level of quality and attention to detail that EVERY client deserves!

Do you LIKE the person that shows up? There is NOTHING worse in the world than having to do business with someone you do not like. Choosing the person who “feels” right is the most important factor in picking the right entertainer for your party or reception. The DJ you choose should be very open about what he/she can do for you and should volunteer information and “show” you that knowledge base.

Is the person knowledgeable about your type of event? There are all kinds of DJ’s. Club DJ’s, wedding DJ’s, Rave DJ’s…the list is endless!! Can the DJ you interview handle your type of event? Ask the DJ how many events of your type that he/she has done.

What sort of documents does the DJ use to procure your business? In a good interview, the DJ should show you several documents. First and foremost is a planner. This planner should impress you enough to the point where you begin to understand that the DJ you are hiring is a professional, and is capable of handling your event. A sample copy of the CONTRACT to be used should be available as well as a schedule of pricing information. A DJ may also give you a list of references. CALL THEM!! Ask if there were any issues or problem areas when the person dealt with the DJ.


Does the DJ use professional grade equipment? If the DJ does not have pictures of his or her gear, you should ask to set up a time to see the equipment or see pictures of the DJ’s set up. Although there are many fine home stereo equipment components made, they are not suitable for commercial or repeated use and varying room conditions. The DJ should be able to tell you what he/she uses and characterize the equipment as professional grade.

Will the DJ offer to meet with you AFTER signing the contract to plan your event? A professional DJ is ALWAYS willing to discuss your event at any time before the event starts, and should display the flexibility to accommodate changes and help you solve problems. Meeting your DJ to plan your event is of paramount importance to a successful event such as a wedding reception.

Will the person that you interview be the person that will perform at your event? This is THE most common complaint about the DJ industry today. The person you meet turns out NOT to be the person that actually does your show. Often, you are not made aware of this. Ask the DJ you interview if he/she will be the actual person performing, or will someone else perform the event. You need to know this UP FRONT before you sign a contract.

Consider this when pricing your DJ service: You should consider your DJ service an insurance policy that ensures that all of the other money you spend will not result in bad memories or a less than enjoyable occasion. You do get what you pay for. Good entertainment is NOT cheap, and cheap entertainment often is NOT good!! And yet many people will pay far more for a cake, flowers, or food than they will for the most crucial ingredient at a party – the music. When was the last time you saw a cake reading a crowd and spinning a CD, motivating a dance floor crowd, or making announcements in a dignified elegant way? Further, when was the last time you heard a guest tell you “Boy, that prime rib was great, I can’t wait until I go to another party to have that again”? No, that DOES NOT HAPPEN. Instead, they talk about the music that was played, and whether they had a good time or not. The music is always what they will talk about and whether the DJ was any good or not.

Your DJ, if you have chosen a good one, will display many of the following skills and attributes before and at your event:
- Master of Ceremonies
- Party organizer
- Sound technician
- Light technician
- Ability to read a crowd and pick the right music
- Flexibility to adapt to sudden changes
- Follow the plan that you and he/she have worked out using the planner
- Seamless continuous music at all times unless otherwise specified
- Extensive library of music
- Professional grade of equipment
- Audience motivator
- Ability to co exist and coordinate with other professionals at your event

 

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