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Fourth Annual Ed Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund Singles Bowling Tournament


Lang's Bowlarama on 225 Niantic Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island sponsored a bowling tournament on July 8, 2018 to raise money to provide a scholarship to a college bound Rhode Island junior bowler. Bowlers paid $25.00 for an afternoon of bowling to fund the scholarship. Students submitted an application (including an essay) which was the basis for awarding the scholarship. The student with the best application won the scholarship. A bowler won a cash prize, free bowling and a commemorative plaque.

Maria Gaskell and I offered demonstrations of a number of our Education By Entertainment Mind Games activities during breaks in the bowling.

The activities we demonstrated included:
  • Spelling SPOT really fast five times, followed by answering the question "What do you do at a green light." People often say STOP, but the correct answer is GO.
  • Trying to catch a falling dollar while it passed through our participant's fingers.
  • Performing a number of activities while wearing glasses that made everything look upside down.
  • Our Details Activity in which our Awesome Participant Kristal Coppinger was asked what was on her hands while she was securely blindfolded. (Answering the question correctly is really challenging!!!)
We also recognized Kristal's performance by presenting her with a plush animal, a trophy and an awesome ribbon.


There were no other vendors involved.


Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education By Entertainment


edited by DrRonShapiro on 7/19/2018
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

1 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Dresses
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com wrote:
Congrats! Beautiful Dress



Thank you!! Do you have a photo of your dress?
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com
Posts: 5

2 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Dresses
Congrats! Beautiful Dress
Hello, Wedding on a Budget!

Here's what you should do? Check with venues for a weekday rental. Their space is not that busy during the weekday so they are willing to rent it for way less that weekend rate, which we know runs roughly $3000 and more.

For example, our past bride last year (July 4) had a small budget, and we advised her to look into weekday rental. She lucked up and got a weekday (Tuesday) for $600, this included chairs, tables, standard white linen and other amenities; she brought in outside catering and used us for consultation and day-of-service.

I don't know where you are located but. you should be able to find a venue with reasonable weekday pricing. If you need more help, send you an email with your concerns.

Good luck,
Philly Wedding Planner

ddcat2043476 wrote:
scife2663413 wrote:
Hello! My fiancé and I are planning a wedding in the Philadelphia area. Our budget is 8k or less and our guest count is 125-130. Every venue we find is ridiculously expensive in this area for all inclusive. I don’t think it’s outrageous to have a nice wedding for 125 ppl at a 8k budget but I am losing hope trying to find a place. Please help!!!


Greetings,
Wedding on a budget. We would love to assist you with the wedding of yours dreams and budget. As a full service Catering and Event planning company, we also travel across the United States. We have created weddings and events in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Washington, North and South Carolina, Florida, Kentucy and California to name a few. Contact us as soon as possible as it was unclear as to your date in the post.

Chef Byrd
770-733-0525
Congrats to you both and all the best! smile Regarding your question, tungsten are becoming popular rings with guys who are looking for something different. We think you should go with what your taste and style leads you to. You don't have to follow the typical gold and platinum metals... Check the store's policy on these selections before purchasing.

adele2768204 wrote:
Hi all, I have recently proposed to my girlfriend and we are planning a wedding. We are a little tight on the budget, so we decided not to buy too expensive wedding rings. We came across these beautiful rings - https://lalaserengraving.com/tungsten-rings/tungsten-wedding-band/. What do you know about tungsten rings, are they good as wedding ones? I really like that you can order any engraving you want.



Wedding Planner in PA
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com
Posts: 5

2 days ago
Topic:
Anniversary!
Great advice!

Here are more great ideas that you can consider for parents and your own anniversary!

Your marriage is an everyday celebration, and that one day of the year you get to celebrate your love for each a bit more. The traditional gift for the first year anniversary is paper... So, do you have to do the traditional paper or go beyond traditional? Well, you don’t have to...

Click to see them http://www.weddingssoireeblogbykmich.com/2018/07/best-anniversary-gifts-for-him.html
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com
kmicheventplanning@gmail.com
Posts: 5

2 days ago
Topic:
Be a DIY bride
Hello DIY Bride;smile

Congrats on your engagement and good work so far on your planning!smile

It's great that you can save money on the things you want for your wedding; we love a great saving here and there. However, keep in mind that you should always do research on companies or sites you plan on using before moving forward. Remember, this is your moment to shine, and you don't want any chaos on your big day, right?

With that, you mentioned you ordered from wish.com. Have you ordered from them before? Have you seen what the items are like - is it quality or just... blah? (You really don't want your guests to know that you got any of your items for cheap, only you should know that. You want to WOW your guests from the time they enter the ceremony to the reception area...)

Most sites do not do returns (its WYSIWYG) thus setting up a lot of stress for individuals. So, you are stuck with whatever you purchased without any recourse. Therefore, make sure you read their disclaimer before ordering anything.

Lastly, check to make sure you don't need a permit to have your wedding in the park. Most counties require you to get one before you can have an event there. These permits usually include limitations, whether you are allowed to have alcohol or fire and so forth.

One other thing. Make sure you designate someone to be the buffer between you and the setup crew. This person should be there with you through the initial planning, reliable and have an idea of what's going on; or, hire a day-of-service coordinator. They will review all contracts (if you have) and meet with any and all vendors (again if there are any) and oversee ceremony rehearsal, setup, and breakdown; this is dependent on what's in their contract and what you agree to.

For more ideas, visit our DIY page here - http://weddingsbykmich.com/diy-brides

With great enthusiasm,

Wedding Planner in Chestnut Hill, PA
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

6 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Dresses
Want to show off your wedding dress? Post a photo of your dress or maybe a dress you're planning on getting for your special day! Where did you get from and how much did it cost?

I included a photo of my dress (front and back) that I wore below. This dress was from David's Bridal for $850.00.





Video is arguably the most effective way to communicate a message in meetings, conferences or strictly for marketing purposes. Unfortunately, technical difficulties often arise when dealing with them, which is why we have put together this quick guide to set you up for a worry-free video presentation!

1. Have a Backup Ready to Go
If your laptop crashes or runs out of battery, you’re going to be in a tough spot, which is why you’ll want to have another option. Having another device on hand is a must. See if a colleague (or the venue) has one that you can use if needed. In order for a backup device to be effective, you must also have a copy of your video ready to go. We recommend having the file on a flash drive as well as having the file available online via DropBox, Google Drive, YouTube or any other preferred medium. It’s always better to have and not need than to need and not have.

2. File Sizes: Less is More
Keeping a small file size for your video allows you to do so much more. If you need a backup version ready at a moment’s notice, a large file may take far too long to transfer from a flash drive onto a computer, and it will take even longer to download from the internet. Try to aim for less than 100mb/min.

3. Don’t Rely on Wi-Fi
It may come as a surprise, but not all venues have accessible Wi-Fi. Even if they do, the signal could be weak—and for a video presentation, this is not something you want to risk. It’s a nice bonus to have reliable Wi-Fi, and it may be your last resort if you’re downloading a backup from the internet, but it’s always better to have the file on your device ready to be played without issue at a time of your choosing.

4. Sound Check
There is a big difference between your laptop speakers and the speakers that will be used to fill a venue. No matter what venue space you’re using, be sure to test your video beforehand to hear it the way the audience will. You may find that the music is too loud and masks the voices that communicate your message. After you’ve put in so much effort to create the perfect video, you don’t want your audience straining to pick up the message.






5. Know Your Screen Space
While it’s crucial to make your essential titles and images stand out, you’ll want to make sure they aren’t so large that they get cut off at the edges of the screen. Projectors and/or other monitors can slightly distort the frame which may lead to some content being cropped out. No drastic adjustments are typically needed as long as you leave about 7-10% of frame space around the edges. It will be best to test out your display in advance, if possible, so as to maximize the space you have while keeping it crop-safe.


Read more at https://www.channelaudiogroup.com/blog

If you have any questions or you would like to share some other helpful video presentation tips, feel free to email us at contact@channelaudiogroup.com. We’d love to hear from you!
cwisn2817095
cwisn2817095
Posts: 1

13 days ago
Topic:
LGBTQ weddings and events
The Fountains Country Club is a great property which is now owned and managed by Concert Golf Clubs. As a result, we are now able to offer our Private Club to nonmembers for a variety of special events such as weddings,LGBTQ events, Mitzvahs, special birthdays, corporate events, school events, etc.
This private Country Club is a beautiful venue located in Palm Beach County. Let me help you create your special day!
I am willing to work with you to accommodate all budgets. I would love to have you come by to see our venue and discuss any event plans you may have. When meeting with a potential new client, I like to give them my full undivided attentionso, I do like to work by appointment. Please phone me on my direct line at 561-642-2706 or email me at cwisnewski@fountainscc.com. I look forward to meeting you.
All the best,
Colleen
Colleen Wisnewski
Director of Catering & Sales
4476 Fountains Drive
Lake Worth Fl 33467
561-642-2706
cwisnewski@fountainscc.com
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

22 days ago
Topic:
daughter 15 birthday party
Guest

23 days ago
Topic:
daughter 15 birthday party
hi I'm looking for A hall I'm Skagit county Washington please email with any ideas at
ericamartinez1012@gmail.com
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

23 days ago
Topic:
Event Planner: How do you search differently?
Hi,

You can create a listing on our website to display your business information. Please create a listing under the category: Party Equipment Rentals.
Create a listing here: https://www.eventective.com/addlisting
Hello Hi; I have a question from event planners.

I am looking to give a special offer for event planners who are renting out a restroom trailer. I would like them to get to a special page on our website.

Can you help me think on how Event Planners would search for renting a restroom trailer different than a person who is planning his/her own wedding?


https://goo.gl/ie5VkK
info2031798
info2031798
Posts: 2

25 days ago
Topic:
Company Team Building Events
TEAM BUILDING IDEASCorporate TransportationWhich company team building ideas should I do? The team building experience is an essential part of any companies growth strategies. By working together management and staff can learn from one another. By identifying your group’s strengths and weaknesses will make your group stronger.
Make your organization stronger with these “Top 10 San Diego Team Building Ideas”. We provide these ideas for you to help build your team and company. If you are not in need of limousine transportation services please thank us by liking or sharing our page.
Before we get into some these team building activities we would like to get into the importance of a team.
1) SOCIALIZING
Networking or socializing improves team morale and productivity. If your team is happy and focussed on your companies goals you have a greater propensity for success.
Try and stay away from hiring employees who have low E.Q. (Emotional Quotients). These individuals tend to hyper-focus on personal issues and are not level-headed, or good listeners.
2) PERFORMANCE
Teams working together on fun activities will break communication gaps and increase performance.
These team building events will show to you which of your fellow employees can focus on tasks. Unorganized individuals will waste time and slow down unit cohesion.
3) COMPETITION
Competition always will bring out the best in great workers. It will also shine a light on those who may need you to push them in the right direction. Constructive criticism and confidence building may be exactly what your “lagger” needs. Be sure not to embarrass them or shame them in front of peers.
4) TEAM SPIRIT
When your team is all on the same page and hyper-focused on the ultimate goal you will have champions 100% of the time. Regardless of the outcome you will all come out winners and carry you on to success.
You won’t win all your company fights but you will see how your team learns from their mistakes. Sometimes defeat will bring a team closer together and make them work harder to achieve.
5) CREATIVITY
Creativity or problem solving is something a team will always do better. There’s a big reason why “think tanks” have solved the world’s toughest problems. Bouncing ideas off of one another also takes off the pressure of one person having to come through all the time.
6) COMMUNICATION
Last but not least, Communication! Without communication, every team and individual will fail. Time is of the essence, and the inability to understand one another will cause more headaches than achievements. Make sure your team is on the same page with their projects.

16 AWESOME TEAM BUILDING EVENTSNow the fun part is figuring out what you should do? Here is a great list of 16 Team Building Ideas for your company.
In the past, we have worked with numerous companies. We have done Company Bowling outing. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Del Mar Races. Pokemon Go. Treasure Hunt. Scavenger Hunt. Christmas Lights party. Fourth of July fireworks picnic. Vegas Party Bus. Wine Tour. Brewery Tour. Padres Baseball. Rams / Chargers Football. Community Service. Outdoor Concerts. ** Bonus Ideas** – Horseback Riding, Sky Diving, Best Shot Golf Outing, etc…. Feel free to email us with any of your awesome ideas and we will give you an extra bonus discount.
info2031798
info2031798
Posts: 2

25 days ago
Topic:
Surprise!!!!!!!!!
My sister is having a big birthday party and she has no idea that my entire family and her two best friends will be flying out to be at the party. We are planning to surprise her at the venue and are looking for a really cool way to do it, instead of just walking in to the party and saying "surprise". (This is not a surprise party just 5 of the best surprise guests).



It would entirely depend on what your Sister loves! We have a great list of whats cool to do in San Diego for groups!

https://www.sdhotlimos.com/san-diego-limo-services/

Perfect for 5 to 50 people!
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 394

28 days ago
Topic:
Surprise!!!!!!!!!
Hi Garim2942052,

Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it.

Ron
Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
DrRonShapiro1981@SigmaXi.Net
http://www.EducationByEntertainment.com
garim2942052
garim2942052
Posts: 1

28 days ago
Topic:
Surprise!!!!!!!!!
It Sounds great that you want to give surprise to your sister, I am totally agree with Dr Ron Shapiro advice. You can add games like "Name The Guests" or "Act It Out" to have fun with your friends. Here i found top fun games for party that you can choose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cvQJ4w-tgg https://bit.ly/2K9T1AE
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

June 19, 2018
Topic:
Testimonial
Hi Eventective! For our 50th High School Reunion in the San Jose, CA area, our committee started with you to begin our search for a venue. Your site was terrific for helping us narrow down the search from 330 venues to 13, to eventually 3. We selected the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, and couldn't be more pleased with the Event Manager, Amy, and her staff! Your website made it extremely easy to find all the information we needed in our search, and even had direct links to the venues listed. We will definitely use Eventective again and again as our first stop for party and venue sourcing! You made our job so easy! Thanks! Peggi Garvey




Peggy,

We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience using Eventective. We hope your high school reunion was a blast!

Thank you for the testimonial and we hope to help you with your next event.
justi2165236
justi2165236
Posts: 1

June 17, 2018
Topic:
Business Retreat on the Tampa Bay
Bring your retreat to our slice of paradise at Little Harbor Resort.
We offer special business meeting rates for 10 rooms or more over looking Tampa Bay.
Our meeting room offers a nice private and intimate space to work on team building and brain storm new ideas.

Give us a call today!

Justin Rosales
813-912-6167
jrosales@littleharborresort.com
www.staylittleharbor.com
Guest

June 16, 2018
Topic:
Testimonial
Hi Eventective! For our 50th High School Reunion in the San Jose, CA area, our committee started with you to begin our search for a venue. Your site was terrific for helping us narrow down the search from 330 venues to 13, to eventually 3. We selected the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, and couldn't be more pleased with the Event Manager, Amy, and her staff! Your website made it extremely easy to find all the information we needed in our search, and even had direct links to the venues listed. We will definitely use Eventective again and again as our first stop for party and venue sourcing! You made our job so easy! Thanks! Peggi Garvey
Woodlands Country Club is open to the public for all corporate holiday parties! We are located in Tamarac FL on Commercial Blvd just west of the Turnpike in The Woodlands neighborhood.
THIS MONTH ONLY we are offering a holiday promotion!! Book your party before June 30th and receive a FREE BOTTLE OF WINE ON EVERY TABLE!! That's right, FREE WINE! Who doesn't love that?!
Our venue comes equipped with a main bar and lounge, two cocktail areas, an outside patio, three semi-private banquet rooms, as well as a 6,500 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom with built-in stage and dance floor. Even better, your event will be completely PRIVATE. No other guests or golfers will be in the building.

Ready to impress your co-workers this year? RESERVE THE BALLROOM AT WOODLANDS TODAY!!! And surprise your guests with WINE!

Ok, ok. Want one more promotion? Some more free gifts? You got it. Mention you read this forum on Eventective, and receive a COMPLIMENTARY GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A ROUND OF GOLF FOR FOUR!

Contact me, book a party, and get free stuff!!!! Christina Drucker, Woodlands Country Club, 954-601-1530 CDrucker@ClubLink.ca
Hi! How exciting.

In the past I did an event for a company that had a 10 year anniversary as well.
We decided to do a "through the decade" party. So what we did is each department was assigned a decade and they had to dress from that time period. Then we highlighted each department and thanked the for the companies success but in the style of their decade. It was very fun and everyone really enjoyed the theme. If you like the idea let me know, I can send you over more details of what that event had! (kuptain@goeventti.com)

Also, if you want to check out my service we do event evaluations where we go to your event and compile a detailed report for you. That way once your event is over you have a stack of tips on how to maximize ROI and your bottomline for next year. Visit us at goeventti.com.
katri2926940
katri2926940
Posts: 1

June 3, 2018
Topic:
Live cigar rollers?
Having cigar rolling at your event for party is a big hit amongst clients. You should choose to have a cigar roller for your event. Why not female cigar rollers?


www.cigarbella.com
rache2925191
rache2925191
Posts: 1

May 31, 2018
Topic:
Meeting Space Available
We have meeting and dining space in our facility year round. Sticks and Stones is located in Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine. Very unique atmosphere. We also offer corporate team-building events with curling in our Olympic Training Center.
Call Rachel with any questions. 763-780-3328 ex 18.
littl2769520
littl2769520
Posts: 1

May 30, 2018
Topic:
Budget Friendly Wedding Officiant
Rated #2 Best Officiant of the year on Indy A List. I travel to your location with a fully customized Wedding Ceremony to legally Marry you. Find all the information you need on my website at https://indygetmarried.com
Congrats!!

Lesley Acevedo
Indy Get Married
317-918-4431
littlemeles@gmail.com
https://indygetmarried.com
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

May 29, 2018
Topic:
Sweet 16 Seating On a Budget
morbi2922628 wrote:
Hi! I'm planning my sweet 16 on a serious budget - max $200 to $300. One thing I haven't been able to find anywhere for low cost are tables and chairs! We considered using hay bales for seats and covering them with fabric, but that still leaves the question of tables.

For reference, the party is outdoors, and we're expecting at most 30 guests, but the number will probably be closer to 20-25. The local rental place does folding chairs for $2 each and $10 for a table, and with the amount of guests we have (plus the cost of having to cover each table) it's just not realistic for us.

The party theme is "rustic royalty", so I'm open to things that are more rough.



You could do a picnic style where people sit on the ground to eat (on blankets). You could place some hay bales around for guests to sit on. People sometimes do not need a table to eat.
morbi2922628
morbi2922628
Posts: 1

May 28, 2018
Topic:
Sweet 16 Seating On a Budget
Hi! I'm planning my sweet 16 on a serious budget - max $200 to $300. One thing I haven't been able to find anywhere for low cost are tables and chairs! We considered using hay bales for seats and covering them with fabric, but that still leaves the question of tables.

For reference, the party is outdoors, and we're expecting at most 30 guests, but the number will probably be closer to 20-25. The local rental place does folding chairs for $2 each and $10 for a table, and with the amount of guests we have (plus the cost of having to cover each table) it's just not realistic for us.

The party theme is "rustic royalty", so I'm open to things that are more rough.
Excellent planning guide you posted.
Game Baltimore is a vast 10,000sf event venue located in the central DMV area in Baltimore, Md just 12min from BWI Airport.
We book conferences, seminars, trade shows and more from all over the world.
Call anytime!
Tara M
Event Coordinator
443-354-0046
Game Baltimore
tara@gamebaltimore.com
I promised myself that after hearing the bands they have, I'd reach out to event planners and make sure they know about these guys! If you're looking for a great band/music for your next event anywhere in the US, call Jack Morelli. Amazing musicians at a wide range of reasonable prices (weddings, non-profit events, all kinds of music, all kinds of events). www.jackmorellimusic.com phone: 631-335-2390 They're simply amazing! email: jackmorellimusic@gmail.com
Which activities do you like in corporate event?
queen2916983
queen2916983
Posts: 1

May 20, 2018
Topic:
Be a DIY bride
I am a DIY bride. I have planned my wedding thus far. My FH and myself are getting married July,23 2020. I have searched and planned from Mason jar mixed drinks to my own catering menu. Ordering from wish.com to Dollar tree.com and walmart.com allows me to save money. I am making my own decor and hoping to have a beautiful outdoor park wedding. With diy buffet catering.
Guest

May 18, 2018
Topic:
Suggestions for Unique Meeting Formats
Harrisburg Golf Simulator! Order in dinner or eat out afterwards.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

May 17, 2018
Topic:
Help with recommendations and testimonials?
delta693673 wrote:
Hi EVeryone! How does the vendor tell customers where to recommendation or giv testimonial? Thank you!


At the bottom of each listing, there is a button to write a recommendation. if you are logged into your account, you cannot see this button on your listing. However, if you send out a link to your listing to your past clients, they will see the button and can write a recommendation for you.
Hi EVeryone! How does the vendor tell customers where to recommendation or giv testimonial? Thank you!
Does anyone know of places that will let you have a pool party in the Prince George's County, Maryland/Washington, DC area?



Have you tried contacting the hotels in that area to see if they would allow you to use the pool area?
Does anyone know of places that will let you have a pool party in the Prince George's County, Maryland/Washington, DC area?
I often use local rental service to get an event equipment such as Mobile staging, Restroom facilities, event cleanup, ticket booths collection gates, Sanitary stations, Power generator and Crowd control barriers from Jee Biz Total Event Solutions. So you can consult with your local event organizer.
rhyth2628564
rhyth2628564
Posts: 1

May 14, 2018
Topic:
stage, lights and sound!
Any weddings, prom parties, bridal shower, sweet sixteen, quinceanera parties. etc..coming up? If you are in need of professional services we provide stage lights and sound for any type of event. We count with a big inventory and can make your dream party come true. feel free to visit our page and find more cool picture of what we do!.

Guest

May 12, 2018
Topic:
Pointers for my First outdoor banquet!
If your event is on your property please consider having a pest control company come out and treat your entire yard prior to the event.

For heat, check the typical temperatures at various times of day and schedule your event accordingly.

You can, of course, rent various types of heating devices if it gets cool in the evening.


Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education By Entertainment
Guest

May 12, 2018
Topic:
18th Birtrhday
It all depends upon what you and your friends/family like to do.

  • What do you enjoy doing most?
  • Are you adventuresome?
  • Do you like surprises?
  • Do you view this as an event for you? For your friends? For your family?
Also, you cannot overlook the fact that events vary from bring very inexpensive to very expensive.

  • How much money do you want to spend?
  • What are your priorities in therms of event?
  • How many people do you want to include in your celebration?

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
Hi Michele,
My name is Mary Norred I am a Wedding Coordinator for Norreds Weddings and Events, LLC. We are on Eventective you can look is up we offer many services, so feel free to check out our website at Norredsweddingsandevents.squarespace.com. One of our services pertains to Virtual Wedding planning contact us to find out more information.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 64

May 11, 2018
Topic:
18th Birtrhday
Bailey1119 wrote:
What would be a good idea, theme, and venue for my 18th birthday?


18th Birthdays are exciting! I would take a look at some venues listed in your city here:
https://www.eventective.com/muncie-in/party-reunions.html

Some top locations would be:

Eventfully Yours, LLC, Marion, IN

Delaware Country Club, Muncie, IN



Good Luck!
Bailey1119
Bailey1119
Posts: 1

May 11, 2018
Topic:
18th Birtrhday
What would be a good idea, theme, and venue for my 18th birthday?



Event planners are often responsible for making countless decisions ranging from catering to entertainment, down to the smallest details such as place settings. Not only is the decision-making process stressful, but it can be a logistical nightmare dealing with all of the different companies and vendors for each service. In many cases, AV is the staple of an event for speeches, music, slideshows, videos and more. We believe that a reliable AV company should always make sure that you are fully prepared. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, so we have compiled a short list of questions you should be sure to ask your AV company prior to your event.

Can you work with my budget?
Failure to be upfront with what you are looking for as well as your budget can result in a huge waste of time and energy—both of which are scarce while planning an event.

Right off the bat, let the AV company know exactly what you need (speakers, microphones, projectors, live mixing, streaming, etc.) and how much you are willing to spend. If you don't know the AV space very well, there’s no need to worry. It is perfectly fine to let the company know where the event is, how many people are attending, and what you will need the equipment for (speeches, live music, projecting a sporting event, etc.). They will be able to tell you the specific equipment that it would require and if they can do that within your budget.

A lack of transparency here could lead to getting all of the AV planned only to realize they cannot do it within your budget, or perhaps they can be within budget but can’t provide a crucial service you need.

Are there any issues with the venue?
Be sure to go over your venue contract thoroughly and don’t hesitate to ask your AV provider for help— they will want to know what they are working with at the venue. Some venues actually penalize clients who hire an outside AV provider, some don’t supply power, and we’ve seen a multitude of additional rules and restrictions that an AV provider would need to know beforehand. It is far better to be aware of any limits or issues during the planning phase. An AV issue on event day is the last thing you need while making sure everything goes smoothly.







What additional information do you need?
As always, the more communication, the better. When working with an AV provider, countless questions can be answered to help them execute a seamless event for you.

Some questions to answer up front for them are:
  • What content will be presented using their equipment?
  • How many people will be attending the event?
  • How many microphones are needed? Wired or Wireless?
  • What is and isn’t provided by you or the venue?
  • How much space will they have?
  • Will they have access to wifi or ethernet (if needed)?
  • Will you require an on-site technician for troubleshooting or more complicated equipment operations?

Some questions to ask them are:
  • What are their needs for bandwidth, power, and space?
  • How much time is needed for setup and strike (teardown)?
  • How many site passes will they need for their staff?
  • What kinds of microphones/speakers/projectors will be best?

Once all of the information is communicated, always be sure to ask your AV provider if they have any additional concerns so event day troubleshooting can be avoided at all costs.







Can you do a walkthrough?
Having your AV provider tag along for a walkthrough can be a significant way to prevent any misunderstandings ahead of time. Walkthroughs allow them to work much more effectively and efficiently. They will be able to plan the load-in and setup, find the locations of nearest outlets, take measurements, snap photos, and address numerous potential obstacles that too often need to be figured out on the day of the event.

What team will you be bringing?
Depending on the size and technical specifics of your event, your AV company will most likely come in the form of a team. Often, a larger team will come in to help with setup while only two or three people are needed to remain on-site during the event. It is always good to know how many will be staying and what they will be operating so that no oversights occur. The most important detail to figure out is who the point person is going to be. In most cases, you’ll communicate your needs with this person, and they will know who on their team to talk to and how to effectively address your needs—similar to the relationship between you and your client in regards to the entire event.







Conclusion
Dealing with an AV company on such an important piece of your event may seem daunting, but it really comes down to communication. If you are sure to be upfront about your budget and your needs, ask the right questions, and put as much effort as possible into preparation for both you and your AV company, you are sure to be covered.

The best part is once these are all addressed, chances are you will find a company that you work well with to service your future events—which can end the stress of searching, allowing you to spend more time overseeing your event on all other ends.


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Awesome wedding venue tips. Thanks
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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May 8, 2018
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Is Uplighting Necessary?
Most DJ packages come with uplighting. However, I told my DJ that I did not want any, and he just did not use it. If you want the room dimly lit with candles, then have the lights turned down and make sure you have candles on each of the tables. Simple smile
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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May 8, 2018
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Pointers for my First outdoor banquet!
You may want to consider tiki torches or bug repellent candles. Normally those work. Having bug spray on hand is not a bad idea either. Bugs can be out any time of day, but they seem to really come out after 6 or 7pm at night. It depends on your location.
berna2813116
berna2813116
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May 8, 2018
Topic:
Is Uplighting Necessary?
Hi,

I really dislike the look of a wedding when the whole room is glowing in a purple or blue (or any color) light. I don't need strobe or those colored light circles flying around the floor. Does a DJ's uplighting offer something different than these things? I have never hired a DJ before. When I picture my wedding I picture a dimly lit room with lots of twinkle lights and tea lights. Do I need uplighting to complete this look?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

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It is in June so how do you manage bugs, heat, etc.? Do's + Dont's? There will be about 40 people. What time of day(plus evening) is best?