Last weekend (Saturday Night), I had the honor and privilege to DJ a friends wedding ceremony and reception at the Warwick Allerton in Chicago (312). The guests danced all night at the reception and it was a fantastic opportunity to work with some new vendors in a great city. The next morning, I traveled back to Metro Detroit for a wedding reception in Ann Arbor, MI (734). This party also had a great amount of upbeat energy especially for a Sunday evening reception!! As the 2015 wedding season wraps up, I have many upcoming events all over the State of Michigan including Metro Detroit (313), East Lansing (517), Grand Rapids (616) & Holland (231).
In the past, I have performed at events in Cleveland, OH (216) and Las Vegas, NV (702). Typically, I travel with my equipment if the driving distance is within reason. I will also include a travel fee in the event price and take care of my own lodging arrangements.
When booking a Las Vegas type event or alternative destination wedding, travel arrangements must be planned with extreme efficiency. Several additional factors also come into play when booking an event this far from home. Below is an example how one past client and I worked together to make the process seamless.
LAS VEGAS WEDDING – WORLD MARKET
*Clients agreed on fee for the event service/travel/lodging, signed an agreement with Lawton Lunce Mobile Entertainment
*Arrangements were agreed upon for the weekend. Lodging, flight and DJ arrival was scheduled early two days prior to the event date in case of any flight delays (weather, etc.)
*Clients booked an initial round trip flight for me 6 months prior to the event date. Together we met with a local production company
*Lighting and equipment were secured with the local production company. They agreed to setup the sound system and lighting the night before the event date at the venue so I may test and verify all equipment is functioning properly. A continuity plan is also established for backup equipment and devices (i.e. In the case of renting 2 powered speakers: If one powered speaker isn’t functioning the night of the event, the other can fully provide enough sound for the venue).
*Equipment is setup and tested the night before the wedding reception. Lighting is also tested.
*I DJ’d the event on the agreed date and completed our agreement. Production crew retrieved their equipment and completed their agreement.
Your entertainment choice is extremely important for your special day! I would welcome the opportunity to help you with the planning of your destination event. Click on the RESERVE NOW tab and fill out the RESERVATION FORM to inquire about availability for your date!