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Swanson Entertainment co. offers DJ & Emcee Services, Event Host, Wedding Singers, Dance Floor Lighting, Make Up Artist, Bridal Party Hair Services, Day of Coordination, Live Bands, & Acoustic Performances.
Wedding packages can all be ungraded and customized to fit your needs. 

Full Wedding Package -- $995

  • Includes 6 Hours of Play Time

  • Includes DJ and Emcee Service

  • Custom Song Selection

  • 1 Hour Bridal Consultation

  • Wedding Worksheet

  • Dance Floor Party Lighting

  • RECEPTION TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Vendor coordination

  • Ceremony Music (if in the same location & within the 6 hours)

  • Lapel Mic for Cermemony

Wedding Reception Package -- $695

  • Includes 4 Hours of Play Time

  • Includes DJ and Emcee Service

  • Custom Song Selection

  • 1 Hour Bridal Consultation

  • Wedding Worksheet

  • RECEPTION TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Vendor coordination

  • Wireless Mics for Toasts

Upgrades

  • $165 per Hour Overtime

  • $200 Additional Set Up

  • $170 Dance floor lighting

  • 2 Up Lights for $37

  • Vocalist and Musicians Available

  • MakeUp Artist & Professional Hair Stylist Available

*Deposit required to hold your date

Once you book you will be provided with the password to enter the VIP area to access the Wedding Worksheet.

MY FAVORITE VENDORS

I have worked with the venders listed and they are awesome!

Wedding Planner

Wedding Cake

Cakes by Joli: Joli

Misc.

Cake Cutter: She Takes the Cake: Jeanette Hinson (704) 707-6020

Venue

Breezy Meadows Farm: Mooresville, NC (704) 651-8730

Photographer

Florist

Catering

Box Car Grille: Statesville, NC (704) 397-9287

The Smoke Pit: Concord, NC (704) 795-7573

Important Tips and Things to Remember

TIMELINE ​(Write out the timeline or supply DJ with a copy from your planner)

Speak with other recently married couples

Ask them what their favorite part of their wedding was and what they wish they had not stressed about and take their advice if you can to ease your worries and stress.

Recruit Help

Remember that you’re not in this alone! Your bridal party, family members and especially your fiancé are here to help. Be sure to delegate some tasks to take some of the load off of you. You need someone else to know the details for the day of because you will be behind the scenes for a while and then busy entertaining guests.

Figure out Your Social Media Strategy

Whether you want to broadcast your wedding to the world or have an unplugged wedding, strategy is key. Hashtags, signage and photo booths are a great way to get guests posting on social. If you’re more private, include signage about an unplugged ceremony or have the officiant make a quick announcement before proceedings begin.

Consider a Day-Of Coordinator

Even when a full-service wedding planner isn’t in the cards, hiring a professional to oversee the day-of details can be a game changer. This person can keep track of vendors, keep everything on schedule and do all the tasks you won’t have time to do while you’re getting ready and having the time of your life.

Create a Schedule of Events

Create a schedule for the run-of-show at your wedding. Include things like when vendors will arrive, when the ceremony will be, when the first dance will happen, when the cake will be cut, etc. Be sure to give a copy to your MC, photographer, maid of honor and anyone else that should be in the know.

Plan your toasts

Make sure you confirm with your Best Man or Maid of Honor that they are willing and ready to give a toast.
If you have special glassware for the bride and groom for toasts be sure to have that on your table and ready to go before the reception starts. Nothing makes a Best Man shake with nerves is being put on the spot with no planned out speech!

Cutting the Cake

Make sure you have your cake cutting knife out on the table before the ceremony.
Who will assist? Will they cut the cake for the guest after you’re done? Provide plates and forks.
How to cut the cake together:​ With the bride closest to the cake and the groom behind her, place both of your hands onto the knife. Cut an inch into the cake and slice down cleanly. Then, make a connecting cut for a wedge, using the cake knife to lift the wedge out and onto the plate.Then cut into two small pieces and feed it to each other. The DJ will usually count down from 3 and get the crowd involved.
No cake? That’s ok! Cut your cupcake or dessert in two and feed that to each other.
*Older guests take cutting the cake as a sign they can leave and it use to be the typical last event at a wedding.

Bouquet & Garter Tips

Have a tow away and keep your main ones for your memories

Need a Professional to cut your cake? Jeanette Hinson come highly recommended for this service! 704-707-6020
Secure Power for Entertainment
Bands and DJs both need a power source to use during their performance. Make sure to secure this power source in advance. This is particularly crucial if you are having an outdoor reception, where power may be limited. If you have a generator for the band, make sure it is specifically calibrated to handle musical equipment. Many generators are not designed for this function and will cause musical equipment to stop working in the middle of your reception. If at all possible, have wall power for musicians, as it is much more reliable.

Keep Your Entertainment In The Same Room

No matter what you have at your wedding, it is most important that everything is kept in the same room. The band or DJ, food, bar, photography booth, and other attractions need to be in the same room. This prevents guests from dispersing everywhere which leads to a very dull dance floor and low energy at the dance floor. Keeping your guests in one area promotes excitement, interaction and energy. If you have music in one room, a bar in another, a photo booth in another, desserts and candy in another and cigar rolling outside, the energy and excitement will disperse very quickly. Many fads that claim to create a ‘different’ feel throughout the reception’s different areas often look great on paper but fail in reality. If you have 150 people split up into different areas, you end up having something that feels more like five birthday parties than one spectacular wedding.

Take Care of the Children

If children will attend your wedding make them a coloring or fun table just for them and make sure to provide

paper plates for them if you are using fine china.

Be Conscious Of Time

Although your wedding reception is a special time for you and your family, many guests will be tired toward the end of the reception. Many planners suggest keeping your reception to four or five hours. This limitation will also save you money. It may also be a good idea to have a shuttle service or keep a cab services contact information on hand in case any of your guests have a little too much fun.

Will you do a send off?

Will we need to do a fake send off before it gets dark or before the guests leave?

Send Off Ideas:​ Birdseed, Sparklers(get extra long ones), Bubbles, Flower Petals, Glow Sticks (get the longs ones), Chunky Glitter Confetti, Leaves, Snow, Balloons, Lanterns, Ribbon Wands, Sprinkles, Feathers, Cap Guns, Silly String, Kazoos, Paper Airplanes, Butterflies
Make sure these are set out and ready to go at the beginning of the reception and the Coordinator & MC knows what the detailed instructions are.

Say Thanks

Gratitude goes a long way. You should always arrange for small gifts for your wedding party and anyone else who played a big role in your planning process. Don’t forget mom, dad , grandma and grandpa. Even making a little thank you speech after the toasts are made is really sweet and thoughtful. Another thoughtful thank you is to thanks everyone who helped out during the planning and day of tasks. Pre-make them a nice thank you card to hand out at the reception. Tip your vendors with a sweet card as well. Sometimes that thank you card the day of really makes someone feel good about what they did for you.

Have Fun!
What will guests notice most? A stressed out bride and groom! Be sure to have fun on your wedding day and truly enjoy the moment.

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