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One North Carolina DJ Bride Interview with Wedding Master of Ceremony Laurie Kuerlemann and DJ Thomas Kuerlemann

Questions and Answers from a recent client consultation

Here at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, we firmly believe that a personal consultation with our client prior to booking is an essential part of delivering the ultimate wedding entertainment experience.

WHY DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT?

We love the whole atmosphere of weddings! We really consider it an honor and privilege to work with you on this special day. We really enjoy helping create the right atmosphere. It’s all about YOU – you are the “Stars of the show” and we’re here to make sure that’s the case.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU DO?

On average we do around 25 each year. Some events are evening affairs while others have been all day events including a morning ceremony, afternoon cocktail hour finalized with an evening of dinner and dancing.

DO YOU HAVE TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS WEDDING COUPLES?

We do. We always ask our clients to review us so that future brides can get an honest appraisal of the service they received from us. This is why we strive to always be professional and courteous throughout the entire planning phase from the initial consultation leading all the way to your wedding day.

YOU’VE GOT A NICE WEBSITE, BUT WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER DJS?

We like to think that we are uniquely different from other DJs in that we’re a husband and wife team that LOVES what we do. We’re not a show up and “Press play” kind of DJ company. There’s so much more that goes on before the big day.

We like to meet with you first so we can get to know each other a little to ensure we’re a “good match”. We want to share your vision for your special day then make it even more special and unique for you.

Peace of mind – after meeting us you’ll know what we’re like. They’ll be no interruptions when we arrive and the plan for your evening will be in place.

Attention to details – it’s the little things that make a difference. Using your names when introducing your first dance for example – it’s all about getting it right the first time….there are no second chances.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

This! I’m a full-time Master of ceremony, host and entertainer with a background in wedding planning. This allows me to offer an exceptional level of service and the time to make your day the BEST wedding reception EVER!

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ANY TRADE ORGANIZATION?

We are members of the National Association of Mobile Entertainers (N.A.M.E) – an organization set up to promote high standards, professionalism and ethics along with continued education in all things related to the wedding industry. Additionally, we are part of the Wedding Vendors of the Hudson Valley and have been certified as Endorsed Professional Entertainers by the American DJ Association.

We have also received the Couple Choice Award from Wedding Wire for 2013 and 2014.

MY VENUE HAS ASKED FOR PROOF OF INSURANCE? WHAT DO I DO?

Public Liability Insurance covers third parties in the event of an accident or damage claims attributable to our conduct or our equipment.   We can supply copies of our insurance documentation directly to your venue well in advance and will send you a copy so that you can rest easy knowing that it’s been taken care of.

 WILL YOU BE OUR MC/DJ ON THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING?

YES! My husband and I will be the ones that show up for your event. I will concentrate on the duties of host and Master of ceremony to make sure everything is going as planned. My husband will concentrate on the sound system and ensuring that everything sounds amazing. The appropriate music will be played for your cocktail hour, and then transitioned to slightly more upbeat music when your guests make their way from cocktail hour to the main ball room. This transition is important as it sets the tone for the rest of the evening. All of this will be done while maintaining the perfect balance of volume and sound quality. The idea is to allow your guests to hear the music but still be able to carry on a conversation with the other guests. This is an important detail which allows the guests to introduce themselves to others, mingle and reconnect with family and friends. Having a separate person to act as Master of Ceremony and another to handle being the DJ is something that really sets us apart from 80% of the other DJs out there now. Most DJ companies have a single person doing both the music AND acting as master of ceremony from behind the DJ booth. With us, your Master of Ceremony will be out among your guests, creating a more personal and intimate feel to your reception.

THIS SOUNDS WONDERFUL BUT MAYBE YOU’RE TOO EXPENSIVE! CAN WE AFFORD YOU?

Wedding are expensive! Bear in mind the time and money you have already committed to your reception and then the impact that your choice of entertainment will have on how everything will turn out.

If you’ve chosen a beautiful venue, great food and invited your family and friends, why risk spoiling it by booking a DJ based purely on price?

Something to think about is that your DJ company will provide 80% of the entertainment at your reception. How will you feel if your guests start to leave early because they’re not enjoying themselves?

 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU WORK BEST WITH?

Couples who understand the importance of value over price and who are willing to put time into working with us to plan the perfect evening.

Couples who recognize that it’s best to put the enjoyment for a large part of the day in the hands of a professional.

Couples with a vision of how that day will be, what they will feel, what their guests will feel and how this will be achieved.

Couples who are open to suggestions and advice on how to make their wedding day even more special than they ever imagined.

 WHO IS NOT GOING TO BENEFIT FROM YOUR SERVICE?

Couples who are going to select their entertainment based solely on price without looking at value. Do you really want to hand responsibility for your reception to someone you’ve never met or found on Craigslist?

Do you want your wedding reception to feel like a 40th birthday party or a generic mold of every other wedding you’ve been to? We call this a McWedding. . .hundreds of weddings done the same exact way!

 CAN WE CHOOSE THE MUSIC?

Of course you can! We’re more than happy to accept a playlist in advance. We can work together and come up something that will represent both of you as a couple and match it with the feel of your wedding day.

 WE DON’T WANT OUR CLASSY VENUE TO BE OVERPOWERED BY HUGE AMOUNTS OF GEAR.

Us either! We use a discrete, neat and tidy area that will blend with the room. We use a small yet powerful state-of-the-art sound system and a selection of high quality lighting to suit your style and taste.

On the gallery page on our website, you’ll find a lot of examples of how our setup fits into different venues – small, medium and large.

 THIS ALL SOUNDS PERFECT! WHAT DO WE DO NEXT?

Email, call or text us to schedule a “Get Acquainted” consultation. I’ll answer all your questions and share with you my ideas and experience to help you determine exactly what you want from us.

If, following the meeting, you’d like to book with us, then I’ll fill out a contract form which we will go over, putting in all the information pertaining to your day. A 25% retainer will secure our service. Once received, we’ll be under contract to you and you can move on with planning. Included with your booking package, we’ll give your unique username and password for your online planner that you can access 24/7 on our website. There you can plan you entire reception, fill-out “Must Play” forms, enter your bridal party information and so much more. Everything you need will be at your fingertips and only a few clicks away.

 

We’ll then be available by email, phone, text and video chat any time you need us.

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