WHAT TO EXPECT
Our very first consultation will allow us to share a great deal of information about how you envision your Wedding Reception, Sweet 16, Anniversary, etc. Think of it as a big Q & A session and general brainstorming. This is usually done several months in advance. Once the event date is secured and an agreement is fulfilled, I will begin laying the framework to develop your program.
A few weeks prior to the event, I will review the details with you again, covering every phase of your flow chart including song selections, the order of events, special announcements, etc.
Whenever in-person meetings are not always possible, I'm happy to conduct any meeting via Skype, over the phone or through email, whichever method is most convenient for you!
MASTER OF CEREMONY – It’s fairly common for Couples to skip on the services of a separate Wedding MC, and instead rely on the Maître d' or other qualified person to conduct the formal announcements.
A Master of Ceremony however, is a seasoned professional who is very comfortable in front of a microphone, surrounded by small crowds or large audiences, and can articulate their thoughts with a strong command of the English language. Professional MC’s are fluent in the art of public speaking and can speak clearly, boldly and confidently. The Master of Ceremony is also an entertainer, as he or she must be engaging, lively and often times spontaneous for highlight moments like the Couples Entrance, Couples First Dance, Bouquet Toss, etc., all the while maintaining an eloquent demeanor.
This is a skill that takes years to master.
For many Couples, the MC is the "Quarterback" of their event team, expertly managing a program that requires the flow of events to be as interactive and fun as they can possibly be.
Finally, The Master of Ceremony is the liaison between the Wedding Couple, the Maître d', the Headwaiter, the Photographer, Videographer and the DJ, essentially making him or her indispensable for the duration of the event.
AUDIO SYSTEM – A mission critical part of your event! This is after all, a Celebration, and a Celebration needs music! Dancing is an integral part of the process, therefore the music must be clear and full of dynamic, rich sound.
For these reasons, YORKVILLE is my preferred choice for audio. Using self-powered main speakers and self-powered subwoofers, I can achieve optimal acoustics in your event space. From beginning to end, the volume level is constantly monitored and adjusted accordingly. Never too overbearing, all of the music highs and lows will have great emphasis as you and your guests dance the night away!
MICROPHONE – Supported by the YORKVILLE audio system, I use SHURE wireless UHF mics for clear, crisp vocal announcements, with little to no interference and drop-off.
MUSIC - Thousands upon thousands of song titles, all 100% digital, from 100% digital sources, conversant with all music genres. I will never play music with explicit lyrics or tracks with poor audio quality and I'll adhere to your strict "no-play" list. Along those same lines, I will be pleased to honor a "must-play" list so that you can enjoy
your favorite songs throughout the evening!
UPLIGHTING – A very popular enhancement feature that allows the use of lights to highlight a section of the event space.
Using LED “wash” lights or LED Light Bars, I'm able to achieve a warm glow at the Bride and Groom table, creating a beautiful backdrop.
LIGHTING – The dance floor comes alive with the right lighting and encourages your guests to dance!
Using a variety of LED fixtures from American DJ, Chauvet and Eliminator, their outpout can produce multi-colored beams of richly colored lights and patterns that pulse, spin and strobe to the music.
Nothing energizes a room like great music and party lights!
DJ FACADE (Booth) – there are 2 types available:
1) a black carpeted façade that has subtle elegance and will fit any decor.
2) a white façade that uses white Lycra material to allow a variety of lights to flow through. This gives the DJ booth a colorful illuminated appearance that is widely popular today.
EQUIPMENT DRESSING – The speaker stands, speaker poles and light stands are covered using black entertainment skirts OR the white Lycra material to allow a variety of lights to flow through (the same as the white DJ façade).
Along with the DJ Booth, our equipment is displayed with a very clean and elegant appearance. All cables, wires, tables and other gear are out of sight, out of mind!
Why is this important? Pictures and videos will be flowing freely as the evening wears on, so our appearance must be impeccable!