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So you’re almost done planning your event. The venue has been secured, permits have been acquired, and all of your AV vendors are in place. You think everything is good to go, but then the age-old question comes up, do I need an audio engineer? Some events require a skilled audio professional, while some can get by without one. There are many reasons not to ignore the quality of your event's audio. For instance, event attendees are much more likely to notice poor audio before they notice other production deficiencies. Before we discuss whether your event needs an engineer, it is important to understand the role of a live sound engineer. The engineer’s responsibilities are numerous and range from setting up the sound system and any components, coordinating details with performers, ensuring the quality of the mix, and monitoring the level of the PA’s output. The engineer is the direct liaison between you and the MC, DJ, musicians and/or speakers. Many times your engineer will be able to determine exactly what your event might need and have the ability to communicate your needs to your performers. Skilled live audio engineers understand the way the human ear reacts to audio waves. You won’t even notice subtle mix changes when professionals are at the helm. We’ll cover the techniques they use to accomplish this refined sound in a future blog.

Working with this definition of an audio engineer, let’s run through some basic info to consider that will help you make your decision.

Quite possibly the biggest factor necessitating a need for a skilled audio engineer will be the size of your event. If all of the AV equipment needed at your event is a simple two speaker sound system with one microphone for a speech, it may be hard to justify the expense of an engineer. Most people will be able to understand the basic functions of a small audio mixer with a short demonstration. AV companies should always be more than willing to show customers how to use their rental equipment. Still, in this example, a skilled engineer will be able to tune the PA speakers to the room and equalize the sound of the speaker's voice as well as blend in transitional music before and after. Even for an event with a slightly larger setup consisting of multiple microphones and personal stage monitors, an engineer is not always required if little to no mix changes will be needed during the event. This is most often the case for small conferences where the only sound source will be spoken word. Nonetheless, if peace of mind is a determining factor for you, it is always nice to have an engineer present to troubleshoot any issues. For larger events with audio that needs precise attention to detail such as a concert you may want to consider having more than one engineer. A common practice is to have one engineer that handles front-of-house (FOH) sound and one that handles on stage sound mixing (monitors). For even larger events, it is typical that the production company will also employ a system engineer, who oversees other on-site engineers and the sound system itself.










As you can tell, there are many factors to consider when planning an event needing sound reinforcement. Your AV company will always be able to provide an audio engineer to run your rental equipment, and if they don't have one in-house or can't recommend one, RUN! When in doubt, it’s best to play it safe and hire an audio engineer to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at Contact@ChannelAudioGroup.com or drop us a call at 615-715-7911. We’d love to hear from you!
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When it comes to live sound sound equipment, every engineer seems to have their own opinion about how things should be done. Some will prefer one brand of speaker over another, some will have specific types of cables that they like to use. The great thing about operating live sound equipment, however, is that outside of a few defined guidelines, there really are no rules. At Channel Audio, we have our own preferences, just like anyone else. Read further to find out what we like!









Speakers

Electro-Voice
The EV logo on a PA speaker is an immediate sign of quality. For 90 years, Electro-Voice has designed and engineered leading‑edge sound reinforcement solutions. Engineers appreciate that they can get their hands on EV equipment without spending a fortune. The new ELX series of powered portable PA speakers represents incredible and rugged quality.

JBL
It is hard to talk about live sound equipment and not mention JBL. Founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing, the company took on his initials and began producing loudspeakers and various other audio electronics. Today, JBL manufacturers everything from car speakers to waterproof bluetooth speakers. JBL’s PA speakers are known for their bass response, quality, and rugged construction.

Microphones

Shure
Just like JBL, it’s hard to find a live sound setup not using anything made by Shure, the manufacturer of the iconic SM58 and SM57 microphones. Some engineers claim that they could mic a whole band with just SM57s. Beyond the famous pair of SM series microphones, Shure has a microphone for nearly every application.

AKG
If there was a list of most iconic microphone manufacturers ever, AKG would have to be a close second to Shure. At Channel Audio, we love the versatile D112 Dynamic Mic, and never hesitate to use for anything from a bass drum, to a bass amp or floor tom. Continuing the theme of other manufacturers on this list, AKG microphones are known for their rugged quality.

Live Mixing Consoles

Mackie
For a long time, Mackie has made some of the most widely used portable analog mixing boards. With their distinct appearance, many engineers have cut their teeth on a Mackie board. Mackie’s low noise mic preamps pioneered the industry standard for modern preamps. It is hard to find a mixing board that doesn’t draw some design elements from the earlier Mackie boards.

Midas
Live sound technology has rapidly evolved, and a company that has been at the forefront of the digital live sound revolution has been Midas. Midas mixing boards can look like a spaceship cockpit to a non-engineer. Midas digital boards are consistently a few years ahead of their competition.

Power Amplifiers

Crown Audio
Channel Audio exclusively utilizes Crown power amps for all of our passive PA systems. A subsidiary of the Harman Professional family of brands, Crown exclusively produces some of the highest quality power amplifiers available to sound engineers. In recent years, Crown has pioneered power amp technology with their DriveCore™ circuitry, seamlessly integrating the amplifier drive stage into the power output stage fusing everything into a chip the size of a dime.

Cables

When selecting cables, there are many companies that produce quality cables. Instead of only selecting a few brands, there are some tell-tale signs of high-quality audio cable. The noise floor ratio should be as low as possible, the cabling should be shielded and braided, and the manufacturer should be utilizing a high-quality connector such as one manufactured by Neutrik or Amphenol. Many times, you can obtain a higher quality cable at a cheaper price by making it yourself! Simply buy some high quality 3-pin cable wire and connectors and get to soldering.

Tips & Tricks

  • Always turn on your PA system’s power amps at least 15 minutes prior to feeding signal through them. This allows the circuitry to warm up and stabilize.
  • Don’t buy cheap cables! You can have some of the best amps and speakers in the world, but cheap cabling can let you down.
  • PA speakers with wood cabinets tend to sound warmer and fuller with more accurate frequency response than those enclosures molded with plastic.
  • An easy way to keep your cables organized and rolled is tie-line. Grab a large roll off eBay or Amazon and attach some to the end of all of your cables.
  • Lastly, take care of your gear. Gear that is properly maintained not only looks better, but will sound better and be much less likely to break down on the job.

If you have any more questions about our audio equipment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email atContact@ChannelAudioGroup.com or drop us a call at 615-715-7911. We’d love to hear from you!
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Many people in need of renting a PA system for their event may have little to no idea of how a typical PA works, thus leading to the possibility of renting a system either too large or too small for the event’s requirements. One unique feature of PA systems is that no two are alike. While many manufacturers might make every component that a system needs, it is common to mix and match components from different manufacturers, usually stemming from an engineer’s personal preferences. This guide will explain the basic parts and functions of the most common type of PA systems, basic setups with ground supported speakers. We won’t be getting into large scale concert PA systems with line arrays in this post, those types of systems deserve their own post Let’s dive in!

What is a PA System?

A PA system stands for “Public Address System.” The origins of the PA system dates back to around 1910, when the Automatic Electric Company of Chicago, Illinois, announced it had developed a loudspeaker, which it marketed under the name of the Automatic Enunciator. By 1913, multiple units were installed throughout the Comiskey Park baseball stadium in Chicago, both to make announcements and to provide musical interludes. Charles A. Comiskey was quoted as saying: "The day of the megaphone man has passed.” PA systems don’t just refer to the speaker cabinets prevalent at music venues and festivals. Any system of one or more speakers designed to replicate audio or speech to a group of people qualifies as a PA system. However, for the purpose of this post we’re going to talk about typical concert and event PA systems.

Main Components

Speakers
The first component that comes to mind when thinking about PA systems is the most important one, the speakers. PA speakers come in countless different shapes and sizes. There are three main types of PA speakers: mains, sometimes referred as “tops,” subwoofers, sometimes referred as “bottoms,” and stage monitors. Each type of speaker serves a different function within the system, but each depend on each other.

Main Speakers create the bulk of the PA’s sound. In basic PA systems, the main speakers are either placed on speaker stands or mounted on top of the subwoofers. Main speakers in your basic PA system are normally sized between 10’-15’ with a smaller tweeter speaker above the woofer.

Subwoofers are larger than the main speakers and produce lower frequencies than the mains. This has the effect of “filling out” the sound that the ear will here. Subwoofers are typically 15’-20’ speakers, although dual 12’ subs have become more common. To separate the sound of the subwoofers and mains, a crossover unit will almost always be employed. The crossover is usually rack mounted and separates the signal going through it by frequency, sending lower frequencies to the subwoofers and higher ones to the mains. An important part of tuning a PA system is selecting the correct crossover frequency for the room in which the PA is situated.

Stage Monitors are usually positioned near the performer or speaker to help them hear themselves. They are on a separate mix than the mains and subs, also known as the front-of-house speakers. Many main speaker are purpose designed to also act as stage monitors if so required. Stage monitors are usually on the ground tilted at an angle towards the performer.









Amplifiers
PA speakers can either be passive or active. Active speakers have an internal amplifier of their own while passive speakers have no internal amplifier and require an external amplifier to convert the line level signal of the mixer to a level where it can drive the speaker to the necessary volume. Amplifiers can be an expensive item, but deservedly so. In a passive PA system, you are trusting the entirety of the system’s sound to one component.










Mixing Consoles
A mixing console is one of the most important parts of a PA system and like other PA components, the options on the market are endless. A mixing board will have a set number of channels and is responsible for combining sounds, routing, and changing the volume level, timbre (tone colour) or dynamics of many different audio signals. Inputs on a mixer are commonly XLR and TRS (¼’). A mixer can provide phantom power for capacitor microphones, pan control on each channel, and monitoring mixes, for the stage monitors. Most mixing consoles will have left and right main outputs and individual outputs known as auxiliary sends, most commonly used for stage monitors or effects.










Cabling
To connect the components of a PA system and transmit audio signal, various cabling is required. PA speakers most commonly take one of three forms of cable: XLR, TRS, or Speakon. Mixers and amplifiers usually have main outputs and inputs of both XLR and TRS. Some amplifiers can have a form of RCA outputs called banana cabling. Using the correct cabling when setting up a PA is vitally important. If wrong cables and/or connectors are used, equipment may not operate correctly. In the worst-case, using the wrong cables or connectors can be dangerous.

Effects
An optional, yet common component of a typical PA system is effects. Many modern mixers will have have onboard effects, however effects paired with a PA system are usually outboard, meaning stand-alone units. Common effects paired with a PA system are reverb, compression, delay, gates, and equalizers.

Sound Sources
PA systems have various application, thus there are a variety of common sound sources for PA systems. The most common source is the sound from a microphone. Microphones also have a variety of uses and placements, ranging from vocal mics, instruments mics, and room mics. PA systems are also great at reproducing already recorded music. Music can be played through a PA system by feeding the sound through one or more channels on the mixer.

Signal Flow
The signal flow of audio within a PA system is inherently simple, however there are many points at which a novice might become confused. Every PA system is different, however a typical signal flow is depicted in the figure below.










Operation
Operating even a simple PA system can be frustrating, although rewarding. For many small scale events such as speeches and conferences, little to no tweaking of the settings on the mixer is required after soundcheck. However, for large scale productions such as concerts, it is imperative that an engineer is present to mix the sound for the duration of the event. Due to the complex nature of music, vital changes to the PA systems sound are often required constantly. Those renting a PA system can often regret opting to forego hiring an engineer, as they find out quickly that their event’s sound required much more attention to detail.










If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email atContact@ChannelAudioGroup.com or drop us a call at 615-715-7911. We’d love to hear from you!
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So You Need to Find an AV Company

If you are someone in need of an AV company’s services, the options you find yourself with after a quick google search can be daunting. One company may advertise “stunning and elegant events,” another might say that they stock “the best equipment on the market.” Even if you know a fair amount about AV equipment, sorting through the different companies you find can be confusing. This blog post will teach you everything you need to know to make an informed decision when selecting an AV company.

First Things First… Industry Lingo

If you are an AV expert and just searching for the best company, this section won’t be of much of use to you. However, for those of you who don’t know exactly what you’re getting yourself in to, let this be where you start!

Labor Rates
AV companies will almost always break down their labor costs into two categories: Day Rates or Week-Rates. An industry standard day rate accounts for approximately 10 hours of labor, while a half-day is usually around 5. AV companies might also charge you for a travel day if your event is more than a few hours away from their headquarters. Travel days are charged at a half day rate.

Equipment Rental Rates
The cost of equipment rental is charged separately from labor on your quote/invoice (we’ll get to those in a second!) Different pieces of equipment will have different prices set by your AV company. Newer equipment will usually be accompanied with a higher rental rate than older gear, but that doesn’t always mean it’s a better option. Some of the most trusted equipment in the industry hasn’t been updated in years. You can expect that the main pieces of your rental, speakers, projectors, screens, and microphones will all be listed as separate line items on your quotes/invoices. It should be expected that all accompanying items to your main pieces of equipment, such as cables and stands are included. Some AV companies may elect to simple charge for a “cable package” which would include all necessary cabling.

Load In and Load Out
Load in refers to the time the equipment is delivered and/or setup. Load out refers to the time that the company breaks down equipment and takes it out of the venue. Load out is sometimes referred to as “strike.” Although it seems self-explanatory, there are some nuances to remember with load in and out times. Always make sure to budget for enough load in time. Your AV company should inform you how long it should take to setup your equipment. If you are coordinating times with the venue, make sure to inform them of the allotted time. A rush load-in can be extremely stressful for all parties involved. It is important that ample time is allowed to test any complicated equipment you might be using.

Quoting & Invoicing
When you approach an AV company about an event, they will ask questions to determine what equipment you will need, and whether they will be able to service your event. Your quote will contain a list of equipment that you will be renting and individual prices for each item. These are referred to line items. Most quotes will also show labor quotes, or you may be given a separate quote for labor. After you accept your quote, an AV company will usually follow up with an invoice. The total amount displayed on the invoice should never differ from your quote!









Common AV Equipment

Speakers
Almost always refers to PA, or public address speakers. These are broken into a variety of categories. Common ones are mains (tops), subwoofers (bottoms), stage monitors, and line arrays. Mains function as the primary speakers in a PA system, producing most of the frequency range. Subs fill out the sound of a PA system, boosting low bass frequencies, making for a powerful sound. Stage monitors are speakers facing the opposite direction of the primary PA speakers, providing sound for any performers or speakers on stage so they can hear themselves. Line arrays are a completely different class of PA system. They are made up of a number of usually identical loudspeaker elements mounted in a line. They are commonly flown, or rigged, from a ceiling or structural beam.

Microphones
There are a wide variety of microphones, all with differing shapes, sizes, pickup patterns and applications. While your AV company should be expected to recommend the best microphones for your event, it is good to know some basic information about them.

Wired vs. Wireless: When deciding between wired or wireless microphones the manner in which they will be used is crucial. If the performer needs to have a wide range of movement, a wireless microphone is the best option. If the performer will be stationary, a wired mic will be fine.

Lavalier microphones (Also known as lavalier, lapel, or body mics): Lav mics are small microphones used for television, theatre, and public speaking applications in order to allow for hands-free operation. They are most commonly provided with small clips for attaching to collars, ties, or other clothing.

Headsets: Similar to lav mics, headset mics are hands-free, offer a higher quality sound, and are less hidden than lav mics. They most commonly wrap around the head and position a mic in front of the performer or speaker’s mouth.









Projectors and Screens
A critical part of any presentation or visual event, projection systems project any visual medium onto a screen, or sometimes a wall. Projectors have become a mainstream item and many people possess a good bit of knowledge regarding their usage, however there are some important things to remember!

Rear Projection vs. Front Projection: Most, if not all modern projectors can project onto a screen situated either in front or behind the intended audience with little to no quality loss. The main factor to consider when choosing between front or rear projection is the room in which the projector will be in. If people will be situated in front of the screen, it is best to opt for rear projection. Don’t forget to ask your AV company if their projectors can do both rear and front projection!

HD vs. SD: Just like a TV or an online video, some projectors can project in high definition, while others only project in standard definition. Make sure you know whether your event’s visual elements require an HD or SD projector. The standard aspect ratio of an HD projector is 1080p. While an SD projector is most commonly 480p. Remember, you don’t always need an HD projector! For a simple text slideshow, you can save money by opting for an SD projector.

Drapery and Lighting
Some AV companies only focus on audio systems and projection, while some full service AV companies also provide drapery and lighting.

Drapery: Drapery is a simple and elegant way to transform an event space. Drapery consists of colored or white fabric draped over standard sized drapery poles. Drapery can hide an ugly backdrop, cut a room in half, or simply provide a beautiful touch to a reception.

Lighting: Lighting is a vast field of expertise, which is why there are some companies that just provide lighting. There are various types of lighting systems, ranging from a simple array of colored lights on a pole, to full fledged concert lighting systems with various shapes, sizes, colors, and functions. When combined with drapery and projection services, lights can make an event stand out!

What to Expect From an AV Company

Prompt Response Time
The AV industry is a competitive one. If you reach out to an AV company during normal business hours, they should get back to the same day, if not within an hour or two. An AV company that is slow to respond might be a sign of an unorganized organization.

Modern and Functional Equipment
While some AV equipment has been industry standard for many years (Shure SM58), AV technology is always progressing and changing. An AV company that only stocks old and unreliable equipment is a bad sign!

Knowledgeable Staff
If your rep can’t explain to you what a piece of equipment does, or if they’re unsure of what your event needs, RUN! While some AV equipment is self-explanatory, a majority of AV equipment requires a trained and skilled technician. Make sure you are confident your AV company knows what it is doing.

Honest Advice
While business is business, a rep for an AV company shouldn’t be scared to offer honest and unbiased to you regarding your event. If an AV company isn’t able to service your event, they shouldn’t hesitate to tell you. On the other hand, if you think you need more equipment than your AV company usually provides to events like yours, it is a good sign if they suggest that you might not need that extra subwoofer or stage monitor you thought you did.

Arrival at Agreed Upon Times
Load in and Load out can be tight at some events. Always expect your AV companies’ technicians to arrive on time or early!

References
If an AV company is serious about their business, they should have no problem sending you a list of previous clients. Ask these clients any questions you might have regarding the service they received from the company.

Professionalism
While the relationships formed in the AV industry tend to be close and long-lasting, you should always expect all communication with an AV company to be succinct and professional. No text messages at 9 o’clock at night, no incoherent emails. A business that values professional communication is one you can trust.









Questions to Ask an AV Company

Can you explain my quote?
An AV company should have no problem explaining anything and everything on your quote. Some line items can be confusing. You shouldn’t be expected to know what “QSC K12 2-Way Powered Speaker - 1000 Watts” means on your quote. Ask your rep to walk you through your quote line by line. Beware, some companies might be trying to confuse you with long model numbers and confusing language! Don’t hesitate to ask an AV company why they chose the items on your quote. Furthermore, if your event is on a tight budget, ask where you might be able to save some money by going with a less expensive piece of equipment. An AV company should be able to tell you which items on the quote are important and necessary, and which items are flexible. Remember, the price on your quote should NEVER differ from the price on your invoice!

Is this new equipment?
As mentioned earlier, the AV company you choose should be keeping their inventory up to date with changes in the industry. That said, there are some great pieces of gear that still hold their own after many years! If the equipment isn’t new, the AV company should be able to explain why and how it is still serviceable. Some of the best analog mixers and microphones are 10-20 years old. Don’t be scared if you are renting some older equipment, but make sure it is in good repair and relevant to your event.

Can I do better than this equipment?
A good AV company should always be honest. If you ask your rep if you can do better than the equipment the company has suggested for you, they should be open and honest with if you they don’t have a better piece of equipment. Remember, this is your special event; you want to find the best company to suit your needs.

How are you different from your competition?
A good AV company will try to stand out from its competition. Your point of contact should easily be able to tell you how they are able to stand out from their competition. Some AV companies truly beat out their competition. Sometimes, if your rep gets a feeling you might be looking around at other companies, they might be inclined to offer you a discount to stick with their company.

Who is my main point of contact?
No one wants to juggle talking to a seemingly endless amount of people. It is standard practice for you to have one main point of contact within your AV company. Don’t hesitate to ask for one!

What other services do you offer?
AV companies offer a variety of services, and sometimes it might be not be readily apparent that they offer something else your event might need.

Let’s Sum This Up..

At the end of the day, you want to find an AV company that you can trust. On the day of your event, you should have no worries about the services you are paying for. Don’t hesitate to ask anything, there aren’t any stupid questions! There are a lot of AV companies on the market, take your time making a decision.


If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at Contact@ChannelAudioGroup.comor drop us a call at 615-715-7911. We’d love to hear from you!



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This week the Penmar Community Arts Society announced their most recent project which involves opening up the Flamingo venues to bring live music, fundraisers and special events to Whalley. I am working with David Geertz on outreach to the Surrey community about this project and about opportunities for corporate and private groups to use these spaces.

An article about the project is published in the Surrey Now this week https://www.surreynowleader.com/entertainment/surreys-flamingo-bars-will-fly-again-with-live-music-and-more/ Penmar Community Arts Society will be managing this operation and booking bands and groups to use the venues (we are taking down the stripper poles). As well as fulfilling our own mandate of making live music and events accessible in small communities we are contributing to the revitalization of a neighborhood that is in need of more arts and culture and stimulation for local business.

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This week the Penmar Community Arts Society announced their most recent project which involves opening up the Flamingo venues to bring live music, fundraisers and special events to Whalley. I am working with David Geertz on outreach to the Surrey community about this project and about opportunities for corporate and private groups to use these spaces.

An article about the project is published in the Surrey Now this week https://www.surreynowleader.com/entertainment/surreys-flamingo-bars-will-fly-again-with-live-music-and-more/ Penmar Community Arts Society will be managing this operation and booking bands and groups to use the venues (we are taking down the stripper poles). As well as fulfilling our own mandate of making live music and events accessible in small communities we are contributing to the revitalization of a neighborhood that is in need of more arts and culture and stimulation for local business.

Private Venues for Fundraisers:

An interesting opportunity for you is the potential for an event in an exclusive venue for your group. We have three venues on site and are very flexible to accommodate the type of event that will work for you. We have nightclub style, pub style or music hall style venues.

We have a permanent casino set up on site. There are no delivery or setup fees, and you do not need any additional bar licensing or insurance. Our venues are close to Skytrain, have secured parking and we can offer no-fee online ticket sales. All of our venues have a fully stocked and staffed bar, a performance stage, a dance floor and sound and light systems.

This is a great way for you to hold a unique, private event while giving back to the community. We can also help you book bands or other entertainment as a stand-alone event or along with a casino night. We are creative and can help you theme your night as well.
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6 Factors of The Reliable Event Tent Manufacturer
Reputation and Reviews
Testimonials are the straight reflected of the customers who have bought event tents from the company. Notable company review site to reference is Google Places. You can ask the company to see if they have handwritten notes from the customers. As the leading event tent manufacturer, Shelter has provided our clear span structures to Mozambique government and owning the high reputation.
“We have just been shocked by about her delivery you did for 15,000 seater tent that was on our TV today” the review of a client who just watches the tent on TV.
Service
Cooperating with a company that provides a considerate and turnkey customer service will affect the success of the business. The company you choose for your clients should have the professional project manager, installation team, and after-sale service. Also, the quick response time when answering email and calls is the considerate service of a company. The reasonable response time is between 24 to 48 hours, you know the jet lag is an irresistible factor. Choosing a company provides event location planning to ensure proper event flow and enhance the level your event venue. In addition, Shelter offers after-sale tracking to the clients. We will contact the event planner of the event effect and the using situation of the tent building.
Products Quality
It is the most important factor to ensure the event will be successful or not. We have already published an article to distinguish the quality of event tent, check here. All of the event tents structures are made by hardpressed aluminum alloy frame which has the 30-year lifespan. And the material of covered membrane is double coated PVC polyester fabric which has the perfect performance in waterproof, UV resistance, and fire retardant (DIN 4102 B1 M2).
Cost
Cost is the decisive factor in budget controlled. Of course, the high-quality product has its own price. You should pay attention to some of the manufacturers who sell the tent product in low price. So how to decrease the budget in reliable tent quality. You need to ensure you have found a real manufacturer or just a tent agent. As the actual event tent manufacturer, Shelter has its own material and product line to reduce intermediate cost. Also, the project manager will offer the turnkey solution by their experienced site planning. In this case, your clients will control the budget effectively.
Product Offerings
Depend on different demand of your clients, you should choose a tent manufacturer which is providing wide product range. If the manufacturer does not have the item you need for your clients, you may find the other companies from the beginning. That will be a hard work. So you should confirm how many product series of the manufacturer you have found. In Shelter, we offer numerous product options including clear span structures and geodesic dome tent for any occasion. No matter your client is event management, wedding planner, industrial contractor, glamping resort owner or private user, they will find out the suitable product on our side.
Delivery
Last but not least, delivery is the factor of time management. It is not an easy job to find out a reliable tent manufacturer in high reputation, high quality, high budget controlled and wide product series. If the delivery time can not be guaranteed within 24 hours after manufacturing and packing. That will not be an economical management anymore. In event planning, the venue is an important thing for the guests. You need to find a company which is in high effectiveness in designing, manufacturing and delivering.
andre2559454
andre2559454
Posts: 1

12 days ago
Topic:
Party Room Rental
hi guys, Please help me to find the place to me, and my friends, we would like a place to have a New Year Party..... 20-25 people, we can bring the food, we can bring our music too. we just looking for the
the place
to make party thank you so much your help.
Geena
Geena
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16 days ago
Topic:
String Quartet for your Event!
String Quartet in Appleton Wisconsin!
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Geena
Geena
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16 days ago
Topic:
Hire a String Quartet!
String Quartet based in Appleton, Wisconsin!
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I know this area well and can help you find a venue that matches your needs.

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mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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Posts: 36

17 days ago
Topic:
Sweet Sixteen on a budget
chleb2491714 wrote:
Need some ideas for a Sweet Sixteen on a budget.Need an affordable but elegant hall in Katy area.



Hi, have you tried submitting a request out to the venues in your area? Here is a list of them:
https://www.eventective.com/katy-tx/party-reunions.html
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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Posts: 36

17 days ago
Topic:
Weddings on a budget
crazy1274533 wrote:
Looking for venues in Orlando fl area that won't break the bank


Have you checked out the Ramada Suites Orlando? Their rentals seem to start around $350/day.
mlarochelle
mlarochelle
Administrator
Posts: 36

17 days ago
Topic:
Rent a Hall, Space or Room for Birthday Party!
Hall for about 175 people it’s a 50th birthday party



Check out some of these party spaces: https://www.eventective.com/victorville-ca/party-reunions.html
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daily2558203
daily2558203
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18 days ago
Topic:
Wedding Limo Service
DFW Limo Pickup provides best Wedding Limousine Service in Dallas and Suburbs. Our cars are neat and clean. Our prices are also reasonable.




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mlarochelle
mlarochelle
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19 days ago
Topic:
My Listing Doesn't Come Up on Search?
info2552788 wrote:
Hello!

Brand new to Eventective. I'm just using the free listing to try this out before committing further.

If I search for a venue, using parameters that should bring up my listing, my listing does not show up! I also have added information and
venue type" but cannot figure out how to update event type for this location eg; wedding, business convention, and so on.

Thank you in advance for your help!




Hello! What is the name of your listing? If you have a free account on Eventective, then you will only show up on your hometown city page in the category you created your listing under.
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Hello!

Brand new to Eventective. I'm just using the free listing to try this out before committing further.

If I search for a venue, using parameters that should bring up my listing, my listing does not show up! I also have added information and
venue type" but cannot figure out how to update event type for this location eg; wedding, business convention, and so on.

Thank you in advance for your help!
I was invited to present a version of the Education by Entertainment Mind Games program at the Providence Academy of International Studies (PAIS) Class of '07 Tenth Reunion on August 26, 2017. The event was organized by Elsie Fernandez and Daniela Soriano with support from Yadira Baldayac and Rosa Ramirez.

The event was held at the Mezzo Lounge on 393 Charles Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The restaurant provided a very nice dinner buffet followed by social conversation and the Mind Games program.

Class members gathered from around Rhode Island and as far as New York. The event committee supplied all decorations and I served as the impromptu photographer. We had the privilege of celebrating a birthday and a recent marriage with special activities at the reunion.

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Event Organizer Elsie Fernandez provided the following testimonial: Ron was a great entertainer during our 10 year reunion, he kept the audience engaged and truly made participants reexamine the way they perform their day to day activities. It was not only a pleasure to work with him on my class reunion but also a pleasure to get to know Ron as a person. Book him for your next event, you will not regret it!

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We are now offering a limited number of special discounts for events on available dates in December and January in Southern New England.

If you need ideas for a "Do It Yourself" event, please check out our Birthday Suggestions website.

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Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education By Entertainment
Hall for about 175 people it’s a 50th birthday party
Nice idea to celebrate birthday party.. Me also support efforts to make birthdays special to rejoice every moment of each other's lives..
just like my Facebook page to get the latest update for ideas to make birthdays special for friends https://www.facebook.com/HBDfriend/

Guest

21 days ago
Topic:
My Sweet 16
Nice idea to celebrate birthday party.. Me also support efforts to make birthdays special to rejoice every moment of each other's lives..
just like my Facebook page to get the latest update for ideas to make birthdays special for friends https://www.facebook.com/HBDfriend/
If you are planning a wedding or bridal shower / bachelorette party, this shop has some really affordable products! They are completely customizable and super cute.
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I saw this discussion board so I just figured I would share!
rmrey2551958
rmrey2551958
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23 days ago
Topic:
Making Magic Happen on a Budget!!
If you are planning a wedding or bridal shower / bachelorette party, this shop has some really affordable products! They are completely customizable and super cute.
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I saw this discussion board so I just figured I would share!

Guest

23 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
If you are planning a wedding or bridal shower / bachelorette party, this shop has some really affordable products! They are completely customizable and super cute.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FusionWorksPrinting?ref=l2-shopheader-name
I saw this discussion board so I just figured I would share!

Guest

23 days ago
Topic:
Wedding on a BUDGET!!!
If you are planning a wedding or bridal shower / bachelorette party, this shop has some really affordable products! They are completely customizable and super cute.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FusionWorksPrinting?ref=l2-shopheader-name
I saw this discussion board so I just figured I would share!
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Come join us for an Afternoon Tea Party! Bring your friends and meet our "Royal" Host of Tea Parties! Sir. Randy M. the First! This Saturday at First Class Events & Venues. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/royal-tea-party-tickets-39136976751
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I know here in Saint Louis that budget ISS possible at some really great places. So it really depends on what you are looking to do. Did you look into banquet spaces or was it just hotels.

I am a decorator/designer....And many tines we create the space no matter where. Sorry I am not there.

But I do offer amazing invites ( I am told that...so I humbly say it😊). So if you are looking for beautiful invites...in your case about 25-30 of them I can provide that.

Marie
www.reedunimagination.com
I know here in Saint Louis that budget ISS possible at some really great places. So it really depends on what you are looking to do. Did you look into banquet spaces or was it just hotels.

I am a decorator/designer....And many tines we create the space no matter where. Sorry I am not there.

But I do offer amazing invites ( I am told that...so I humbly say it😊). So if you are looking for beautiful invites...in your case about 25-30 of them I can provide that.

Marie
www.reedunimagination.com
miche2535604 wrote:
Hi! Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for great, cost effective vendors for a November 2018 wedding! We have already booked our house; it's across the street from the beach where the ceremony will be, and the backyard will serve as the reception venue over looking the lake. We have approximately a $6000-$7,000 budget (including taxes, not including tips) left over for the ceremony, reception and coordination of both for 60 guests total. I have looked into all-inclusive companies around Destin, FL and it seems they all fall in the $10,000-$12,000 range for 60 guests, which is impossible for us if we want to have a honeymoon.
Some things we are looking for that need to fall in that range:

-Photography/Videography
-Ceremony w/ everything (officiant, chairs, arbor, music, coordinator, beach set up/break down, etc)
-Reception w/ everything (catering (laid back style like buffet or stations), tables, chairs, additional lighting, cake, cake cutting, possibly bartenders (can do self-serve if necessary), DJ/Master of Ceremonies, coordinator)
*We are supplying our own alcohol and center pieces for the tables as well*

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!


Thanks in advance!
Michele smile




Hey there. We can offer wedding invitation. They are on Eventective site or view my site at www.reedunimagination.com
I was just wondering if any DJ's get gigs using eventective. I'd like to hear from my fellow DJ's.

Thanks.
crazy1274533
crazy1274533
Posts: 1

26 days ago
Topic:
Weddings on a budget
Looking for venues in Orlando fl area that won't break the bank

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27 days ago
Topic:
Reunion for retired nurses
I will check out Prohibition, and now I see that the Crabhouse and Oyster House on Market both offer reasonably priced dinners, which is what I want. I'll take whomever gives me the most options at the best price....Thank you for the reply!