Planning a great event has several moving parts, and no doubt you’re full of questions! Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Below is a list of questions we think will help you out, but the best way to get the answers you need is to simply give us a call! We are here to help in any way we can!
WHAT KIND OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer entertainment services for all types of events, including weddings, proms, bar mitzvahs and corporate gatherings. DJ’s, uplighting, monogram spotlights, photo booths and dance floor rentals are just a few of the things we can offer.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
Our equipment is professional grade and state-of-the-art, ensuring reliable service and top-notch presentation for your event.
DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?
Yes! We always have backup equipment and on-call staff should anything go wrong.
ARE YOU LICENSED & INSURED?
Yes. Premier is licensed as required by the state of Tennessee and carries liability insurance to protect you, your guest and our team should anything happen.
HOW SOON SHOULD I BOOK MY ENTERTAINMENT?
Generally, we recommend booking 6 months to 1 year prior to your event date as popular services and event days will sell out – particularly during peak event season (Apr – June & Sept – Oct). We will always work hard to accommodate last minute requests as well as suggest alternative services to bring your vision to life.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS?
We ask that clients make an initial payment of 25% to secure your date & services. Payment plans are flexible and we request that your balance be paid in full 2 weeks before your event date.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DJ’ING?
Each of our DJ’s has at least three years of experience and has graduated our extensive Premier DJ Academy training course. Many of our DJ’s have been performing 10 years or longer.
WHAT’S BETTER - LIVE MUSIC OR A DJ?
It depends on what kind of vibe you want to set! Consider the genre of music first. If you are trying to go the more guitar and instrument route, perhaps a band might be best. Still, DJ’s offer the most variety, the most familiar version of a song, and better still, the most value and space saving set-up.
COULDN’T I JUST DJ ON MY OWN?
Sure but then you have one more thing to worry about and manage on event day. You will enjoy your wedding or event a lot more if you can relax and enjoy the day as a guest. Professional DJ’s will manage the flow of your event (making announcements and introducing the bridal party). They are also able read a crowd and respond to keep your dance floor full – something an IPod or automated software simply can’t do.
WHAT ABOUT SONG REQUESTS? HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO PLAY?
We collaborate with all our couples and clients on music for your event, working from the largest music database in Middle Tennessee. During the planning process, you will have access to our online planning portal that gives you complete control of what the DJ should (and should NOT play). And if you can’t find the song in our library we will search high and low for it elsewhere.
CAN THE DJ PLAY EXTRA TIME IF I NEED IT?
Absolutely. Once we confirm that your venue and other vendors can accommodate a later end time for your event, we happy to keep the party going! Your DJ can discuss rates for any extra time in advance or the night of your event.
DO WE HAVE TO FEED THE DJ?
Nope. Our DJ’s eat off-site before your scheduled event. Of course, if there is extra wedding cake…
SHOULD WE TIP THE DJ?
This is completely up to you. Gratuity is not included for the DJ in our agreement. If you feel they did a fantastic job for you, 10 – 20% is a typical amount to tip.
PHOTO BOOTH FAQs
WHAT TYPES OF BACKDROPS DO YOU HAVE?
We offer 8’x8’ enclosed booths which allows your guest to enter into an fully immersive backdrop as well as “open air” backdrops that can fit into smaller event spaces. We have inflatable backdrops, green screens, gold & silver glitter, and standard black backdrops to choose from.
WHAT ABOUT PROPS FOR THE PHOTO BOOTH?
We will provide you with funny masks, hats and other high-quality props. Of course, you are also more than welcome to bring your own!
CAN WE SHARE OUR PHOTOS?
Definitely – you can easily email, text or upload photos to facebook or twitter.
HOW MANY COPIES OF EACH PHOTOS DO WE GET?
As many as you want. We can print doubles, triples, as many as necessary to make sure every guest and you photo guest book all get copies. Plus, we use high-speed event photo printers so no one is standing around waiting for pictures.
CAN YOU CUSTOMIZE THE PHOTO STRIP?
Yes! We are able to include names, dates, themes, monograms, and backgrounds on our photo strip. Your photo booth attendant will work with you to design something you love.
GOBOs and Monograms
WHAT IS A GOBO OR MONOGRAM?
A Gobo (or monogram as it is referred to at Premier) is when a lighted image is projected onto a surface. Often for weddings, this is the couples’ monogram or initials creating a personalized focal point on the wall behind your wedding cake, on the dance floor or elsewhere at your receptions. Gobos can also project a company logo or other pattern.
WHAT COLORS ARE AVAILABLE?
We have most any color available but generally recommend for a monogram standard white light as this makes the details easiest to see.
CAN I PICK THE DESIGN?
You certainly can – we have 12 templates to choose from that can be customized with your names, initials and date. View PDF
HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED TO HAVE A MONOGRAM?
The monogram projector can be installed at any distance away from the wall; the further away, the larger the image. We recommend 10ft as the optimal distance. Also, keep in mind the darkness of the area. The darker the wall, the brighter the image.
CAN I PROJECT A MONOGRAM ANYWHERE?
Yes, A monogram will project onto any surface, however some surfaces (like a blank wall) ensure the details of the design are easiest to see. Uneven surfaces may distort the image.