How To Find A Wedding DJ That Will Motivate You

How To Find A Wedding DJ That Will Motivate You

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Start with your  WHY?

We’ve put together a guide to help you in planning out the Vision for your Dream Wedding.  Coming up with playlists for an evening is easy, but how it fits and when its played? that makes the real difference.

  1. Why are you having a wedding reception:  Is it because it’s a tradition? If so, what is it that you like about the tradition of it? Are there any traditions that are specific to your area? We know the Winnipeg & Steinbach areas have traditions of their own that are heavily influenced by peoples faith. Traditions are important items to make note of – they will determine the style of your wedding, after which you can ask your DJ/ MC about ideas that will honour traditions you decide to include.
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  2. What do you like or dislike about weddings: This is important so you can focus on the things you want and avoid the ones you don’t.  Sometimes brides get caught up in the smaller details and completely forget about the things that will impact the experience for them and their guests. Think about what will matter in the end, keep in mind music and how it is played that will set the mood and energy of your big day! Ask your DJ/ MC about ideas for showcasing the things you do like and possible passing over the ones you don’t
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  3. What do you want your guests to feel and say about your wedding afterwards?:  Remember, you are creating a party for ALL attending.  This will be a day to remember and reminisce about for years to come.  What you provide for experience will play a big part in that. Some words we’ve heard our couples from the Steinbach area mention are classy, rustic, fun, country while Winnipeg brides & grooms sometimes say Fun! Dance Party! Crazy! Again, your Wedding DJ/ MC will be able to affect the guests experience in a big way so be sure to explain your vision and the experience you want to create and expect that he/she will be able to give ideas.

    * Special thanks to Paper Moon Photography for the awesome cover photo

Once you have been able to understand all of your WHY’s you will be able to build on them and start planning out the details!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR … 6 Questions to help form the vision for your dream wedding!

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Written by Christa Mentuck

– Christa is a budding marketer for Summer Bounce Entertainment. She enjoys Sports, the outdoors and being among fun loving people. Come back soon to read more of Christa’s Blogs.

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What to look for in a Winnipeg, Steinbach or Even a Manitoba Wedding DJ

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If you’re searching for  Wedding DJ in Manitoba or specifically Winnipeg and Steinbach Area?

First thing you should inquire about is their Training, followed by experience and a more things!

  1. Master Of Ceremonies Training: There are different levels of training in this area such as Marbecca Method. Having a properly trained and polished DJ who is also the MC can have a lasting impact on your event. A host who can lead the guests in the direction of fun, get them involved in all the activities you’ve provided for them and keep them laughing makes a good time. Yes a trained professional can still do a better job than a cousin or friend and guess what everyone will assume you’re friends any ways 🙂
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  2. Conferences: Attending a conference for industry training is important. Examples include Mobile Beat Las Vegas, Midwest DJ’s Live, Canadian DJ Show to name a few. Yes DJ’s do have work conferences, attending these events shows that your DJ is serious about learning all they can to be the best for you on your wedding day. This is how DJ’s keep up on trends and know whats coming next in the world of entertainment and weddings. There are also local Winnipeg Dj associations that keep members in good standing.
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  3. Professional Development: DJ mixing classes, The Entertainment Experience, Voice-over training, Acting, Improv, Audio editing and much more. Attending a professional development class like The Professional Process or Make It Grand! and our other courses, is what will keep your DJ/ MC polished and be able to comfortably and effortlessly guide your guest at your wedding. This is how they are able to make you look good as a couple and cause your guests to talk about your wedding for years to come. Many trainers will travel to Winnipeg and Steinbach areas to provide their training to DJ’s & MC’s in a bid to raise the level of professionalism you get from a DJ.
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Remember:

Your DJ is ultimately a reflection of what you want on your big day so choose wisely.  What they do, how they act and what they play will set the tone for the day!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR …. 3 steps to finding the perfect wedding DJ !

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Written by Christa Mentuck

– Christa is a budding marketer for Summer Bounce Entertainment. She enjoys Sports, the outdoors and being among fun loving people. Come back soon to read more of Christa’s Blogs.

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Sound Track For Your Engagement

Setting The Mood

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Sound track to your engagement. Summer Bounce Entertainment, Winnipeg wedding reception, DJ MC

In every movie you’ve ever seen, you know what sets the mood? Music!

Music is also one of the very few tings that can bring back a special memory in the blink of an eye.  When it comes to planning out your engagement having the perfect song playing can deepen the moment – not only will you be setting the mood but you will be creating a memory of a lifetime!

 

1. Throw-back Memories:  Do you two already have a song that you know is “Your Song”? If so this would be a sure way of capturing a moment that the two of you can embrace and will be sure to send tingles down her spine.

2. Plan for it:  Decide where and when you want to propose, pick the perfect spot for the proposal.  If it’s in a restaurant, a public arena, or outside co-ordinate with the venue or owner what your plan is, get in touch with the owner/manager of the venue, and ask to have your song(s) played at a specific moment.  Having other people (secret helpers) who know what you are doing helping you will make it more magical and will also put you at ease which will help you focus and enjoy the moment.

3 Song Selections: Here are some specially selected songs that can set the sound track for your engagement selected by a professional DJ from Summer Bounce Entertainment:

10. Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor

9. Marry Me – Train

8. H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line

7. Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore

6. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

5. From the ground up – Dan + Shay

4. Wanted – Hunter Hayes

3. I won’t give up – Jason Mraz

2. Simple – Florida Georgia Line

1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran Ft Beyoncé

 

A bonus/favorite of on or our DJ/ MC’s Brenton Thompson

* ” You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne ” *

 

Once she says “Yes!” you can go on and start to plan your big day!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR …. A Professional DJ’s Top 10 Songs to make your Wedding fun, exciting & unforgettable!

Top 10 songs picked by a professional DJ in winnipeg, for Wedding Receptions

Top 10 songs picked by a professional DJ

Written by Christa Mentuck

– Christa is a budding marketer for Summer Bounce Entertainment. She enjoys Sports, the outdoors and being among fun loving people. Come back soon to read more of Christa’s Blogs

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Must Have’s When Popping The Question

If your thinking of getting down on one knee soon but don’t have a plan you have come to the right place!

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We have put together a few planning tips for the perfect engagement followed by information to help you and
your ‘Bride to be” plan a Wedding of your Dreams that will be sure to have everyone go through an array of emotion that will be remembered for a lifetime!

Find The Perfect Ring

Find out what she likes. This can be tricky but done successfully if planned out carefully.  Girls often dream and talk about the “perfect ring” together.  So if you do you research you are sure to find out some specifics.  Talk to her sister, her best friend or even a co-worker that you know you can trust to keep it a secret.  If she hasn’t already talked about the perfect ring to them they will be able to start a conversation that will lead to that.

Go Shopping.  If she is expecting you to be popping the question more likely than not she will hint at what she likes while shopping.  If not you can go by a jeweller and act as if you are buying your mom a gift for a birthday or Christmas and see what her eye gravitates to. The shape of diamond, the settings she likes, what kind of gold she prefers – all are important.  And if you want to take it a step further you can have a discussion with one of the employees, tell them your plan and they can help you out on that end.

Social Media. Look at your girls Pinterest and Instagram.  Girls create boards in Pinterest to save all of their likes and must-have’s to either buy or create.  If there is a ring on here you are on the right path, may even be the exact ring she wants.  She may have a couple so this is where you can look at the similarities and bring these pictures to a Winnipeg or Steinbach jeweller to help you come up with the best choice!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR …. 6 Questions to help form the vision for your dream wedding!

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Written by Christa Mentuck

– Christa is a budding marketer for Summer Bounce Entertainment. She enjoys Sports, the outdoors and being among fun loving people. Come back soon to read more of Christa’s Blogs

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How to Make your Wedding Social Go Viral!

September 13, 2016

Written by our friends from www.hitup.social

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1. It’s All About the prizes!

Do you know what people like more than cheap drinks and awesome music? Sweet prizes!
And no doubt you have a stellar line up put together for your social but…
are you doing enough to build the hype?

Here’s a tip: Each week post a photo of one of your prizes to Facebook and Instagram.

  • Add a good description and be sure to include what it’s worth.
  • Always include links to the important stuff like your Facebook event page.
  • If you’re on Facebook include multiple photos to boost your post and get it seen by more people!
  • Start a trend and tag friends in a comment under your post.
  • Last but not least don’t forget to #hash #tag it!

2. More Fun with Social Media

Okay so you have the hype for your prizes down and people are getting excited.
Now what? You need to keep your friends and family interested and engaged
with your event.

Why not do a mini contest? Put on your thinking cap and get creative.

Here’s a few ideas:

  • Whoever posts the 10th comment on your post instantly wins a pair of tickets.
  • Whoever posts the goofiest photo of themselves on your event page scores a handful of free raffle tickets.
  • Early bird gets the worm! First 20 people to buy their tickets are entered to win a bonus door prize.

Add some cool or funny graphics to go along with your contest too and you’ll be
sure to generate some good laughs and much needed buzz around your social!

3. Make Buying Tickets Crazy Easy

People are stoked for your wedding social but what really matters is that they grab
their tickets and show up right?

Selling your social tickets online with hitup.social makes buying tickets to
your social something anyone can do in under a minute from the comfort of their phone!

Not only that but your hitup.social page is extremely shareable online,
meaning the link to your hitup.social page can go viral with friends and family.
Anyone who has that link has instant access to buy your tickets whenever they like!

hitup.social is absolutely FREE to use and it’s a ton of fun. Check it out.

4. Recruit your Crew

Still not going as viral as you’d like? Hey don’t worry it’s a lot of work!
That’s why you’ll need to enlist your friends for help!

You’re probably already relying on close friends and family to help with your
social, and they’re probably more than willing to help you promote online too —
but they might not know how. Make sure you guide them a bit and feel free to
send them to this article for advice.

Do you have a cool tip or trick for going viral online? Let us know!

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What can a Steinbach/ Winnipeg Wedding DJ learn from a magician for fun cocktail hour ideas

So on Saturday May 3 I had the pleasure attending a birthday party for friends of ours son in the Niverville area. On our way all I could think of was me reliving my childhood, attending birthday parties that started at noon and ended at 4 in the afternoon, ice cream, cup cakes and goody bags oh how I love the goody bags. Then. Reality hits me and I remember that I’m an adult and I gotta stand by the side while all the kids have the “real fun” oh man…this sucks !

When we got down stairs I noticed that there was a gentleman who they said was from Winnipeg, he was setting up and he had a a Bunch of playing cards, took a closer look and It was Alex Hamm the Magician.. Sweet! If anyone knows me they know I’m a huge geek for magic and all things mythical. Today was getting better by the minute

When it was time all the kids got ushered in they made a semi circle and Alex jumped right in, he had them eating out of the palm of his hand, kids and adults alike were amazed. He got the adults involved with tricks that made sense for adults which I could totally see working at wedding reception during cocktail hour.

 

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At one point this Winnipeg Magician used kids as magicians as well, which helps to tie things in, cement the moment in their minds and make the birthday party fun & memorable, I don’t know about you but that’s got “Fun Wedding Idea” written all over it.

I noticed that he started to pull random things out of thin air and from behind people’s ears (typical right?) until you see that these things light up and then get caught in a brown paper bag, a little trippy

There was times he took audience belongings and made it look like he destroyed it ( which freaked out the owners ) but got a good chuckle when they got it back in one piece, and he did a pretty good job of getting the hosts involved on.

I’m thinking that as an interactive DJ company in the Winnipeg and Steinbach area who specializes in personalizing wedding ceremonies & receptions I’d be very interested in pointing my couples in the direction of a magician like Alex Hamm.

What I’ve learnt from this Winnipeg magician “Alex Hamm” is that using something like Magic can definitely entice and awe your guests during the cocktails while the bride and groom are busy getting their wedding pictures done.

 

If you’d like to find out more about us and maybe have our services for your wedding reception please CLICK HERE or call 204.392.5659 CELL

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Winnipeg Wedding Social DJ – After Red River Business Exams for Steve & Paloma

So on Friday May 2, 2014 We (DJ Brenton & DJ Jules aka Julio Hernandez) performed a Winnipeg Wedding Social for Steve & Paloma. Man was it epic!, they both were students at the Red River college in Winnipeg and Friday was the last day of exams for them and all their fellow business students, their wedding social was held at Greendell community center on Woodlawn Ave in Winnipeg (which just got a face lift by the way) and all the students were piling in, like literally… just pouring in through the doors they finished off the final exam about 4 hrs before the Wedding Social started.

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Heritage Museum and it was a great time. When they contacted us about a year ago they were thrilled that we were available and excited to be their DJ’s for their Winnipeg Wedding Social. During our first “get to know your Social DJ” meeting they were pretty thorough on what they did and didn’t want, which was awesome. I recall Steve saying “first off.. NO country! we want classic rock and top 40’s” and the Paloma threw in with a big smile “and Latin music! , my family is Spanish and they love to dance”. Which is good because we know it’s important to play what the couple wants. At the end of the meeting we sent them home with a copy of our very own ” “How to Make More Money at your Winnipeg Wedding Social.” it’s a book we wrote which compiles all 9 years worth of doing Winnipeg and Manitoba wedding socials in to a 45 page planner which our couples have dubbed their social planning bible.

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Between that day and their wedding social on the 2nd there were many emails back and forth and tons of text messages. About 6 weeks before the wedding social we got together at our office in Winnipeg to plan the wedding social, we went through a time line, we created schedules for their wedding party to work, we picked more music, and set pricing for drinks and silent auction tickets as well as gave them pointers on how to abide by the new MLG (Manitoba Liquor & Gaming Commission)

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Come social night we got there and setup plus, had a projector set up with pictures of Paloma & Steve for the guests to watch, by 10 pm our dance floor was hopp’n after we taught out first interactive dance, “The Cupid Shuffle” and then from there we pumped them up, danced with them, taught them interactive dances and created a fun Wedding Social.

Our silent auction draw which would normally take 30-45 minutes to draw 15 regular prizes, 5 grand prizes, 50/50 and stock your bar. Only took a whopping 12 minutes, just by using a simple trick which we share with all our couple who book with us.

And now were scheduled to do the music, sound system and microphones for Steve & Paloma’s wedding ceremony in August at the formal gardens in the Assiniboine Park.

 

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We love entertaining and offering interactive DJ services that compliment and add to our couples wedding socials in the winnipeg, Steinbach area and weve even been to Saskatchewan in places like Arcola, Kisbey, Alida, Manor, Carlyle, Arcola and Mooseomin and even been to Kenora, Red Lake, Balmer town, Cochenour & Earfalls .

If you’d like to have us help you plan an amazing Wedding Social please call us at 1.204.392.5659

Email: contact@summerbounce.net

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DJ Customer Service… Learned from a gas station

So today after driving around in Winnipeg,  picking up wedding Social tickets from our printers. I noticed my gas light come on. (geez!) Winnipeg, rush hour traffic?… not good. Heading down Regent ave I though to myself I know there’s a gas station somewhere around here. Just before hitting Panet rd (which is my turn off)  I pulled unto the lot for a Petro Canada Gas and there was 1 car filling up and 5 pumps open (sweet!!) but then just on the other side of my turn off was a Co-op gas bar (even better!!)

I hate pumping my own gas, not that i’m too good for it but the smell of gas just makes me sick… literally… turns my stomach and all.  So I went a little further (past my turn off) because Co-op is know for full service, I waited behind 2 other vehicles filling up until it was my turn (probably would have been long gone if I was at Petro).  I hoped out, the attended uttered, Fill? yup ! regular ? you bet!. I headed inside. While waiting I grabbed 2 cans of energy drinks, chocolate and gum. The cashier was juggling 2 tils as customers came up and paid.

 

When it was my turn I asked.. are you guys always busy? she answered with a very proud yes ! what about the gas station next door? why is noone there? she replied … well I guess people just love coming here? After driving away and weaving through the parking lot to avoid the dreaded Winnipeg traffic it dawned on me. I probably paid more for my gas, plus I bought some other items there were over priced but I didn’t care because I got what I wanted and that was to GET SERVED! mind you the customer service was still lacking quite a bit but it was way better that what I was ever gonna get next door.

As a DJ I can learn a lot from this experience, If I was satisfied with just basic customer service, what would happen if the customer service was stellar? or better yet, actually top notch? I’d be spending even more money ! If I can provide my clients with a service that wow’s them and makes them happy to do business with us then I can grow my business with a solid base. I thought I was doing that but there is much more that I can do to help my customers! much more ways to make things easier for them. At their Weddings & Social events much more ways to make it more fun for their guests even before the party starts.

 

As a Wedding & Social DJ i’d love to wow my customers socks off because I care about them and want them to care about me and my staff as well. I’m thinking that in the very near future i’m going to deliver even more for my customers when they least expect it. Winnipeg won’t even see it coming. Petro Canada you need to offer more “service” Co-op ! I know you guys can do better… Raise the bar a little higher.

 

Customer Service…. we need it back !

Winnipeg & Steinbach DJs on Wedding floor plans & seating charts

When it comes on to get your Winnipeg/ Steinbach reception ready for your guests there are lots to consider and one of them is the floor plan. it should be given the right amount of attention but not too much because then you get caught up in the little things and before you know it you’ve made a mountain out of a mole hill. (trust me if you do, you will drive everyone away from you)

 

A few things to consider in Manitoba are the young, the old, the unborn and especially in Winnipeg Wedding Scene the easily aggravated.

The young – if you’re having kids at your wedding if they are really young, you may want to have high chairs available (some venues in Winnipeg or steinbach area provide high chairs) or make room for strollers, if they are old enough to interact with others consider putting all the children together in an area of the room that will give enough space for them to run around and a little ways away from the head table or cake or food or dance floor area. I once seen at a wedding in Steinbach a 4 year old ran into the cake table, it was all over the floor after that. You also want to keep them away from the DJ area as kids love playing hide and seek and tag and around sound equipment is not place for kids.

 

The old – many times grand parents are placed in front of the dance floor so they can be front and center to see everything but once the dancing begins and the music gets turned up the older guests get quite frustrated because its too loud even for them, they just want to visit and catch up and they can’t do that, or in some case their tables have to be moved to make room for the actual dancing which is a popular thing in winnipeg. All of the above reasons can drive them home earlier than  you hoped. When planning for your floor plan be sure to put the older guests somewhere that they can still see but won’t be made uncomfortable maybe somewhere like the center of the room the second row of tables from the dance floor.

 

The unborn – If you have friends or family that are pregnant having them close the the rest rooms is always a great idea. If you or anyone you know has ever been pregnant you’ll know that they visit the restroom 2 times as much as anyone else. when it comes on to being close to the music or dance floor that’s not generally a problem if the mom can handle the music and dancing then she’s good to go.

 

The easily aggravated – Ok maybe not the best choice of words but what I mean is if you have members of the family or friends who don’t get along but are both invited then you will want to sit them as far part from each other as possible and I mean far. not like 1 table over where they can see the other persons lips moving and be wondering if they are talking about them (lol) but far apart so there are no issues. I’ve seen a hand full of weddings both in Winnipeg & Steinbach that we have the the DJ’s at and where family gets put together and don’t like each other and end up causing an uproar at weddings. Not a good idea

 

When it comes to the DJ/ Entertainment or Party its extremely important to have the DJ directly in front of or next to the dance floor. IT IS A BAD IDEA TO HAVE ANY TABLES BETWEEN THE DJ AND THE DANCE FLOOR. We’ve seen to many times where family is siting right next to the DJ and are screaming at him/ her to turn it down but then there are people on the dance floor yelling TURN IT UP!! any other floor plan will be problematic.

 

Below i’ve shown you pictures of good floor plans and also pictures of bad floor plans.

 

When all else fails you can always nix the idea of a seating plan and have everyone sit where ever they want. this will allow all your friends from Winnipeg to sit with other Winnipeg friends, all your steinbach peeps can hang with the others from that area as well it really depends on how important an aspect like this is to your wedding planning.

 

Let me know what you think of this blog post, like it, don;t like it let me know.

feel free to contact us 204.392.5659 or 204.326.5168 contact@summerbounce.net

 

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Winnipeg/ Steinbach Wedding/ Social DJ’s go to Las Vegas

It’s not very often that someone goes to Las Vegas, especially from the Steinbach, Winnipeg area. However we just finished our 7th DJ conference in Las Vegas and it was great fun.

 

As a wedding DJ it’s important to be able to keep up with whats current in our industry. Not only around Winnipeg or Steinbach for weddings or socials but also around the world. We head down there and meet with all the companies that offer items that as DJ’s we can offer to our Wedding & Social clients to make their events more fun, memorable, exciting and in the case of Wedding Socials MORE PROFITABLE!.

While down there we came across some great Photobooths that can be used at wedding receptions and its a great thing to have because more and more photo booths are becoming a staple at weddings. It’s a great alternative to those who don’t dance and when the props come out its a hoot!

 

We also got some T.V. Game shows that were Similar-to-Wheel-of- Fortune, In-the-style-of-Jeopardy and Just-Like-Family-Feud. These were amazing to play, we had a big screen which made you feel like a real game show contestant, there were buzzers, there was sound effects and an very funny host. This is a game that would work great during cocktail hour at a wedding reception to get the guests in touch with some fun facts about the couple. It can also be used at rehearsal dinners to get the 2 families to know each other better and just like in the Steinbach or Winnipeg Area. There are lots of families that never know each other until the wedding, so why not get to know each other with a Game Show night filled with questions about the families?

 

These are also great at Wedding Socials to get the guests there early.

these are great to ahve at your Steinbach Wedding or Winnipeg Social

 

To find out how the photobooth or the Game Shows can help at your Winnipeg/ Steinbach area Wedding Reception or Wedding Social please give us a call 204.392.5659 or visit our website www.summerbounce.ca or email contact@summerbounce.net

This is a great form of entertainment for those who don’t dance in Steinbach or winnipeg