Metro Detroit Wedding DJs and Live Percussionists
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Frequently Asked Questions

Hi. I’m Darren, the owner at Love + 1 Entertainment. I hope the following answers to our FAQ help you to learn more about our company. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please contact me at [email protected] or call/text at 248.761.6900. I’ll get back to you asap.

 

DJ and Planning.

Yes. All our DJs have a minimum of 5 years of wedding experience. Most have more. Our DJs also act as your emcee which is equally as important as being an awesome DJ. All our DJs are true professionals experienced in wedding formalities and procedures. We book more weddings than any other type of event.

Yes. Wedding DJs are unique in that they have to be knowledgeable in all genres of music. Our DJs carry their entire music library with them to every wedding.

A DJ’s job is to keep people on the dance floor. We do that by reading the crowd, taking requests, and always playing your “Must Play” songs you’ve chosen in your Online Entertainment Planner. Because of the sheer number of weddings our DJs have performed at, keeping a dance floor packed is like second nature.

Yes. Being a great emcee is equally as important as being a great DJ. We emcee your entire wedding including your grand entrance, formal dances and more. We speak clearly, project into the mic and keep a good flow of events. Our DJs are conversational without being cheesy. We don’t overuse the mic and make it about us. This is your day and we respect that.

Yes, with our Online Entertainment Planner. It’s where our couples communicate all their wedding day entertainment details to us including Must Play & Do Not Play playlists, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Dinner Music playlists, timeline, wedding party names and more. Your wedding is unique to you so our Wedding DJ Package is fully customizable. With our expertise and assistance, it’s a piece of (wedding) cake! The Online Entertainment Planner is an amazing tool that comes standard with our Wedding DJ Package. It keeps everything organized and is extremely user-friendly.

Yes. Our Online Entertainment Planner is where our couples communicate all their wedding day entertainment details to us including Must Play & Do Not Play playlists, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Dinner Music playlists, timeline, wedding party names and more. Most couples pick out a handful of songs they want to hear and leave the rest to us to read your crowd and keep the dance floor packed all night long. Your DJ will schedule a final phone meeting with you the week of your wedding to finalize all your music choices, details and plans.

No. Some couples don’t pick out any songs and we’re fine with that. Our DJs are experts at reading a crowd. We do, however, need to know your formal songs like your grand entrance, first dance, etc. As the owner, I’m always available to help if you’re having trouble trying to think of a good song or two.

Yes. As the owner, I’m always willing and available to work with our couples throughout the planning process which includes music selection, timeline, logistics and more.

Yes. Unless you don’t want us to. We play the requests that keep your guests on the dance floor.

Our Online Entertainment Planner, which comes standard in our Wedding DJ Package, has a music section for you to customize to your liking. It includes playlists for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. Some couples don’t enter any music and we’re fine with that. If you decide to have us choose your cocktail and dinner music we usually go with Crooners, Standards, Smooth Jazz, Motown, etc.

Yes. Weddings aren’t nightclubs. No f-bombs or other profanity.

Yes. We can and will play anything you want. We work with you to get the exact songs you want played.

Yes. All our DJs have huge music libraries covering all genres. If for some reason we don’t have a song you’re requesting, we’ll get it for you.

We constantly update our music libraries with the most current music by watching the charts, new releases, etc.

Yes. You’ll have a final phone meeting with your DJ the week of your wedding to go over the details in your Online Entertainment Planner. Need to chat with your DJ before your final meeting? No problem. We’ll set that up for you.

Yes. We have a backup DJ with proper attire, equipment and your Online Entertainment Planner ready to go.

Yes. All our DJs have a backup speaker, mic, cables and a backup music library.

All our DJs arrive 2 hours prior to their start time. Sometimes earlier if the there is a larger setup.

Proper attire all the way. If you prefer that we wear a casual outfit, that works for us too.

We take a dinner break at the same time as you and your guests. Other than using the restroom, that’s it. We keep the music going non-stop during these times and throughout your entire wedding.

Yes. As well as the percussionist (if applicable).

We have been in the wedding DJ business for over 10 years. All of our DJs have a minimum of 5 years of wedding DJ experience. Most have more.

Yes. We help you as much or as little as you would like us to. I’m always available to work with our couples throughout the planning process. We’re a smaller company so I literally have the time to work directly one-on-one to answer questions and help when needed.

Add-ons and Extra Equipment.

Uplights are individual light units that sit on the floor and are usually placed along the perimeter of the room pointing up to highlight the wall, column, arch, ceiling, etc. Our uplights use LED technology and are programmable to the color of your choice. Take a peek at our uplights gallery to see how you can accent or transform your room to match the atmosphere and vibe you’re looking for.

Our live percussionists play during the open dancing. They play along by following the DJ’s lead. They have a couple of stand-up bongos, snare drums and cymbals. It’s very interactive and fun. They bring tambourines and shakers and invite your guests to come play with them. It’s a great photo-op and really adds excitement to the dance floor. Be sure to check out our live percussion videos to get a taste of what it’s all about.

Yes. Additional sound setups are available as an add-on. We can set up anywhere inside or out providing there’s power and adequate shelter.

Yes. Our photo booth is powered by ShutterBooth, Michigan’s first premier photo booth company. With more than 6,000 events successfully hosted and over 1,000,000 photo strips taken. ShutterBooth offers up to a $300 savings if booked through us. Take a peek at our ShutterBooth page for all the details.

Yes. You can order any add-on at any time pending availability. Extra time can be added at any time.

The only professional musicians that we offer are percussionists. However, we’ve worked with many varieties of professional musicians and would be more-than-happy to assist you in securing one.

Payment and Contract.

Your deposit is due at signing and is what reserves your date and DJ. Final payment is due two weeks prior to your wedding date.

Yes. There are no extra charges for setup or breakdown. We have no hidden charges.

If your wedding is outside the Metro Detroit area there may be a travel fee. Extra time does incur additional fees. There is a small processing fee. All fees are included in your contract and itemized on your invoice.

Yes. Our contracts are e-sign.

All these details are covered in our contract. Contact us to find out more.

Miscellaneous.

Since weddings are a private affair, we don’t ask any of our current couples if we can bring any prospective clients to look-in. Also, many venues don’t allow this and we don’t want to take our DJs focus off of their wedding at hand. We do, however, have testimonials to look over.

Yes. All of our DJs are covered. A copy of our certificate of insurance is available upon request to you and/or your venue.

Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint and outlying areas. This isn’t set-in-stone so feel free to drop us an email to find out if we serve your city.