11/28/2018 0 Comments
If you're planning a 2019 wedding, quinceanera, sweet 16, holiday party, or any event, in the Austin/central Texas area, then you are definitely interested in the trends! Booking great entertainment should definitely always be a priority! Booking a great band, DJ, or live entertainment is always a must. However, it's always a great idea to consider booking other entertainment options, too. Not everyone dances, or is able to dance, so it's a good idea to consider other options. Here are a few entertainment options you can consider.
These are just a few great entertainment options that we've seen. We'll certainly write more as we see the trends. Best of luck in your wedding or event planning!
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New Year's Eve is a big deal, every year, everywhere! If you're planning to book a DJ, rent a photo booth, or book a band, then it's time to book as soon as possible! Why? Because there are a limited number of DJ and photo booth companies and for certain holidays, such as Halloween and New Year's Eve, many more people and businesses will choose to have a special event to celebrate.
When we say many more, we mean far more than the usual number of events happening around the Austin/central Texas area. Numerous DJs, bands, musicians, photo booths, and entertainers get booked for bars, clubs, and restaurants all over Austin, central Texas, and of course all over the entire country! This creates a limited supply, but a much higher than usual demand. Not to give you an economics lesson, but you likely already know that supply and demand drive the prices for services.
So to answer the title question, "how much do DJs and photo booths cost for NYE," is not an easy question to answer. The answer is, it depends on who you ask. Some companies will truly take advantage of this and charge far higher rates than usual. Some companies will literally charge double their normal rates, simply because they know they can. :(
We choose not to do this. We run our business with integrity and choose to not take advantage of these situations. Be aware, though, we are one of very few companies who don't do this. :( Don't believe me? inquire with any DJ, band, or photo booth company, and ask about booking any other Monday, (NYE is on a Monday, this year) or even a Friday or Saturday night. Find out their rates, and then inquire about booking that SAME company, after you have their first quote,of course, for a New Year's Eve event. You'll see the obvious price difference.
We charge our regular rates and may add a little more, but only because we pay higher than normal pay rates to our DJ and photo booth staff to work holidays. We get it, it's a holiday and most people don't like to work holidays. So we offer a holiday rate and bonus for our staff. We want to be fair and keep our staff happy. Happy staff = happy clients, and happy staff + happy clients = happy business owners, so everyone wins! This is similar to what many companies offer their employees for working a holiday. No one likes working for companies who don't offer holidays off or at least holiday pay. At least we don't, anyway.
The hard part for us is that because so many people love to celebrate NYE, we often have a really hard time finding staff to work these events. This creates an even more limited supply and demand. :( We'll usually book 1-2 events and that's all we can book. Not because we want to limit the supply, but because we just don't have the staff who are available to work.
We know everyone loves to celebrate NYE! There's something magical about ringing in the new year with all of your close friends and family. Some people will go out and celebrate it at their favorite place, others may have a party with their close friends and family, and others may simply sleep through it all. haha :)
Regardless of what you choose to do to celebrate the new year, if you choose to have an event or party, you need to book your DJ, book a band, or rent a photo booth for your event as soon as possible! We literally mean, BEFORE Thanksgiving, to ensure you get the best DJs, bands, or photo booth rentals for your event. Don't get stuck paying high rates for terrible service! :(
We hope this has been helpful in providing an inside look at the cost to book entertainment for your New Year's Eve event. Now, you know a little more about why the rates are what they are. As always, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help!
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Wedding at Cypress Falls - Wimberley, TX
Saturday, we had a blast providing a DJ, photo booth rental, and lawn & giant games for this fun wedding, at Cypress Falls Event Center, in Wimberley, Texas! We were truly honored to be a part of Lacy & Jerry's wedding day celebration. Our DJ Jimmy, did a great job keeping the guests moving and shaking to their favorite Country, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's, Top 40 & more, on this beautiful night under the Wimberley, Texas sky!
The lawn and giant games were a huge hit and kept the guests entertained throughout the night! This was a great choice for Lacy & Jerry, since not everyone is a dancer.
Photo Booth Fun at This Wimberley Wedding!
Amy kept the wedding guests entertained at the photo booth, throughout the evening. There is never a shortage of people who want to take selfies at any wedding or event we do! :) We're so happy that everyone had a great time at this wedding. Thanks to Lacy & Jerry for allowing us to be a part of your big day!
An Awesome Wedding at Umlauf Sculpture Gardens - Austin, TX
Saturday, we provided a DJ, photo booth rental, and uplighting, for a fun wedding ceremony and reception, at Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, in Austin, TX. The ceremony took place near sunset time and it was perfect! Michael and Caroline read their sincere, heartfelt vows to each other, with their friend Patrick, who also served as the officiant! Caroline and Michael had lots of their close friends and family attend their special day!
We loved the wedding cakes at this fun wedding! The groom, Michael, loves Bucee's so much that his groom's cake was with the Bucee's logo! If only Bucee's knew this, perhaps they could have sponsored some of the wedding costs! :) Speaking of wedding cake costs, this couple had a brilliant idea of how to save. It's an idea we've discussed on this very blog a few times. We're glad they took our advice! The wedding cake to the left has only the top 2 tiers that are REAL! The other tiers are not real, but look EXACTLY the same and no one would ever know! The cut the cake and sheet cake was served to the guests at a fraction of the cost! Brilliant idea! :)
We also provided a photo booth for the wedding. The newlyweds and all of their friends and family had a blast with Diana, taking selfies at the photo booth! Caroline and Michael were very creative and found a way to include their pets, without having to ask someone to pet sit, on site! They made cardboard cutout prints of their dog and cat! They were hilarious and people LOVED them. Everyone wanted to take pictures with them, more than our other props, surprisingly! :)
Caroline and Michael also got a custom-made photo album. We are always happy to facilitate the process of adding photos, writing custom messages, etc. This is a great way to also remember your wedding! The guests will take one picture, and the other goes into the album. Additionally, we always give our brides/grooms a flash drive, with all the digital files from the photo booth, that night.
James Bond Party at League of Rebels - Austin, TX
Saturday, we provided a photo booth rental for the League of Rebels' "Bond Bash!" This was a James Bond themed event. Everyone came, dressed in their Bond attire and had a great time. They had a live Jazz band, and used our photo booth, as well! We had black and white "vintage" photos, as well as color photos. The guests had fun and so did we! This is a great holiday party or corporate event party theme! We'll likely see many more James Bond Bashes, in the future!
Overall, we had a great time, this weekend with our weddings and events. We look forward to doing it all over, again, this weekend!
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When it comes to wedding and event planning, there are numerous things to consider when planning your special event. One of the main expenses for your wedding or event is the catering. The more guests you have, the more it costs to feed them, of course. The average cost for catering for an Austin wedding with 101 - 200 guests, is around $7,400 - $12,000, according to costsofweddings.com
If you're planning on a budget, there are a few ways to help save on the wedding catering costs. Here are five great ways to save.
These are just a few great ways to save on your catering expenses. Be sure to check out our 20 Smart, Money-Saving Tips article, for even more great ways to save!
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Wedding and event trends are always a hot topic! One new trend is giant lighted marquee letters for weddings, quinceaneras, parties & events! What are these? Well, the picture above explains it all. :) We recently began offering these letters and they're a huge hit! Everyone wants their event to be unique and personal. This is one way to do it. You can add your name, initials, company name, numbers for birthdays or quinceaneras, sweet 15/16s, etc. The possibilities are endless!
We also have the ability to change the light bulb colors, as well. These giant marquee letters are a great way to add a personal, finishing touch for your event! Though these letters may be a new trend, they also offer a classic, timeless look and feel, for your event. They look great in the background of your pictures, and your guests will love them, too! Trust us, your guests will be taking selfies with these letters, all night! :)
Add a Custom Monogram For Your Wedding/Event
If you don't quite have the space for our giant lighted marquee letters, you can easily go digital! We can add a custom monogram for your event, and shine it on the floor, the wall, near the main table, and anywhere else! The monograms are a great way to add a unique look to your event!
If you want your monogram to "pop" and really draw attention, we can even create a custom video/animated monogram for your wedding, quinceanera or event! These monograms always look great! The video will have a variety of effects and it is a sure way to add flair to your event, to make it different and memorable! All the monograms, below, are video files that look great. If you want to see them in action, just ask us and we can send you the links!
Whether you choose to rent our giant lighted letters, or a add a custom monogram, these options will look great at your event! No one wants their event to be exactly like any other event. These letters and monograms are a great way to ensure that your event is different and unique! Contact us, today, and let's discuss your event options.
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