Your event is obviously important to you and those around you. Your’ve been cautious in planning the event around dates and potential conflicts. You’ve got the flowers, the venue, the photographer and you’ve taken painstaking detail to make sure the event reflects all things important to you and your event. Now who do you hire for entertainment?
There are entertainment choices from acoustic musicians, orchestra, live bands, comedians, and much more. More often then not you will be choosing between one of MANY local mobile entertainment companies to provide Disc Jockey services. In reality it’s a very wise choice as most dj’s are able to play music from a very large area, don’t take breaks, and in many cases are very talented emcees as well.
If you do indeed want to choose a dj for your event, where do you start? At last look (according to Google) there are no fewer than 30 yes THIRTY dj’s here in the greater Sioux Falls area. How in the world do you narrow your decision? Everyone is AWESOME. Everyone has a HUGE music library. EVERYONE is going to tell you that they are you’re best bet. I realize in this day and age, and by the intended sarcastic tone, that things aren’t always as they seem.
What’s the answer? Do some homework! Talk to other event professionals about who they recommend and what service providers they respect. What about price? I know some dj’s in the local market that average a $1500 or more for their services and some for $500. What’s the difference? PLENTY! True professionals charge what professionals charge and they do so for good reason. Some dj’s are overpriced at the lower end of the spectrum. Professionals attend conferences, educational seminars, emcee workshops to hone their craft and deserve the rates they earn.
Think about this when you are looking for entertainment for your next event. What is it worth to have a great entertainer at your event? What is entertainment “Worth”? What’s it worth if they do a great job and do everything goes great? What’s it worth if they are late? What’s it worth if they dont show up at all? You’ve spent all this time, energy, and money to make this event COUNT! If your guests don’t stay around to enjoy the evening because of a lackluster entertainment choice, or one who’s MIA, it’s all for naught.
Cheap entertainment is seldom great. Great entertainment is seldom cheap.
On Saturday, February 18th, Pinnacle Productions had the opportunity to work with Laura and Kevin McGuire for their wedding reception. The reception was held at beautiful Stoney Creek Inn, in Sioux City Iowa. Laura picked out an elegant purple and it was brought to life in everything; from chair covers, uplight centerpieces, and the amazing lighting design set throughout the entire room.
The guests began to arrive at 5pm, and were greeted by host couple Rod and Loreta Tompkins; uncle and aunt of the bride. The bridal party arrived at 5:30pm, and right after the introductions, Mr. and Mrs. McGuire shared their first dance as husband and wife.
The bride and groom had pick out a wide variety of music that they enjoyed and the guest requested music all night long. The most memorable part of the night was when Kevin went to remove the garter and pulled out the largest pair of “granny panties” I have EVER seen…. The crowd laughed and Laura blushed
A big thanks to Holli and her staff at Stoney Creek for everything they did that night….
Also to Kevin, Laura, and Reed (Laura’s son); you guys were amazing to work with a TONS of fun…. Pinnacle Productions wishes you many many happy years together!
On Sunday February 19th brides from all over southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota converged on the Centers at SMSU in Marshall MN in order to discuss their perfect day and assemble their own “Dream Team”. From photographers, florists, formal wear and last but not least wedding entertainers, the show was well represented with vendors from all over the region.
We were able to talk to several area brides and network with other wedding professionals to discuss the upcoming wedding season and how to work together to make sure we are exceeding the brides expectations.
In the Pinnacle Productions booth we were happy to showcase our uplighting, starry ceilings, textures, and more to the many brides and their “wedding planners’ as well. We educated many on our hands on approach to a successful wedding celebrations, the power of a great emcee, and finding ways to keep the crowd engaged without the chicken dance, and the proverbial “cheese”.
Full time entertainers, full time service, quality care and real relationships for our brides and grooms…
For the very best in lighting and sound design for your special day, call us today 605.376.5716
Saturday February 18th, 2012 Jeff and Kathy Heitkamp and 100 of their closest friends and family gathered at the beautiful Old 77 Bar and Grille for a night of singing and dancing. It was a low key affair with relaxed dress codes (bride in a white sun dress and the groom in khaki cargo shorts, a hawaiian shirt, and flip flops) that everyone enjoyed. The bride and groom prepared some snacks for the guests and the brides youngest daughter prepared a slideshow with clips from Jeff and Kathy’s destination wedding two weeks earlier in Jamaica!
I (Chris) have known the bride and groom for approx 7 years when they first sang with us at a local karaoke show. Since then they have showed up to several of our events and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them over the last few years. Throughout the night, many karaoke singers and many dancers were participating busting a move or flexing their golden pipes, and as the dust settled at the end of the night… A great time was had by all!
Jeff and Kathy, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your celebration. The greatest honor we have as entertainers is when acquantances become your friends and plan their wedding around your schedules. I couldn’t be more honored to have been a part of your day, and a friend in your lives. Thank you and may your lives together be long and prosperous!