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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!

This post was brought to you by the team at www.hitup.social.
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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

3 Ways a Winnipeg DJ can help make your wedding amazing!

When it comes to weddings one of the people who should know the most about the day is the DJ. With such a small wedding industry in Winnipeg, Steinbach and surrounding areas it’s important for us to help our brides & grooms as much as we can.

I’m gonna give you 3 ways that a Winnipeg DJ can help you make your wedding amazing and just keep in mind that not every DJ is experienced or competent enough to pull these off, but we can.

 

1. Brides Surprise Message @ the Wedding Ceremony

We recently did a wedding in Kenose Lake, SK for Samantha & David. (Yes Dj’s can travel that far) During the planning Sam told me how much her and David were in love and she’d love to surprise him at every turn during the reception and she wanted the help of her wedding DJ to pull it off, that’s when I suggested why not start at the ceremony? Everyone is so used to seeing flashy hings happen  at the reception… why not take them all by surprise?

So we sat down and I recorded a little audio interview with Sam “About David” she blushed every time she though back to when they were just high school sweethearts or when they finally got engaged. After asking all the right questions I left the room and gave her only once instruction. “I want you to talk to David as if he were right here and it’s only you and him. I left for 5 minutes.

At the wedding ceremony as David waited at the front his eyes widened when Sam came down, but what really floored him was when she got about 1/2 way the music slowly faded and her voice came in and for the next 10 – 15 seconds she told him exactly what she was excited about and why. The look on his face and the emotions that she expressed to him were memories that will be remembered for ever.

We arranged with the officiate and the photographer so they were able to get them selves ready and the photographer Tatum Durbya from Paper Moon Photography in Saskatchewan did an amazing job capturing it all.

 

 

2. Ring Security & production @  The Ceremony

Jill & Keith had  1 son and wanted to integrate him in the wedding as much as possible, they told me that they wanted kyle to be the ring bearer but he was a little shy and they weren’t sure how he’s react and wanted the help of their DJ’s who were providing sound and microphones for the ceremony to pull it all together. After chatting a bit we figured Kyle really loved action movies and Mission impossible was one of his fav’s We managed to get him a pair of sick shades and a black ear piece that made him look like he worked for the secret service and very very small black suit case. We them found the theme music to Mission impossible and he was sold on it!

 

during the wedding ceremony he almost stole the show, guests were snapping pictures it was the best wedding ceremony that most guest around the Winnipeg or steinbach area had ever seen.

 

Here’s an example of what ring security can look like.

 

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 3. Bridal Party Flash Mob @The Ceremony

We were out in Brandon for Wedding and it was all held inside. When the ceremony started, we had soft music playing as the officiant walked in, the music faded and when we hit play all the guest could heard was “Party Rock is in the house tonight!!” each member of the wedding party came shuffling and dancing the best moves as they came down the isle. The guests went wild and had a good laugh. Then when it was the bride & grooms turn to come in they did the same. They had all practiced a few dance moves and were showing them off for sure.

 

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help make your wedding ceremony FUN! and Memorable give us a call 204.392.5659

 

Summer Bounce is a Winnipeg DJ Service but we also do Cash Cubes!!

So there will be a restaurant & Bar show happening at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. We will be providing our cash cube to a company called Toledo foods. The cash cube will be used inside their booth to help entice their guests and get them to enter the draws.

believe me when I say every time this machine comes out the people of Winnipeg go crazy. in past years we’ve also used it for the wonderful wedding show.

How can this help you if you’re planning a Wedding Social in Winnipeg or anywhere in Manitoba for tat matter? Well we’ve all seen 50/50 draws at wedding Socials around Winnipeg and it’s the same thing right? some unwilling member of the wedding party walks around with a bucket and a roll of tickets, when they come up to you, you can barely hear what they’re saying because the music is so loud so they simply point at the tickets and give you a 1/2 smile/ smirk to which you just shake your head and continue with your conversations.

But now it’s your Wedding Social and you want everyone to be pumped about buying 50/50 tickets. You want your social to be profitable and wow your guests, with a cash cube you can do just that. the booth is filled with “funny money” and it’s setup close to the front door or by the DJ table so everyone can see it.

All your guests see are dollar signs in their eyes as they watch all this money (that could be theirs) blow all around in the whirlwind of winnings.You can get your wedding party members to hop in and really show how excited they are to grab all the green. When your guest see how exciting it looks they’ll all be asking just one question.

How can I get in there?

All you have to do is buy a 50/50 ticket and if you win… instead of getting only 1/2 the prize why not jump into the cash cube and grab at ALL of it. everyone will be digging deep into their pockets to get a chance.

Just in case you’re thinking “are loonies & toonies gonna be flying at people heads?” No we have funny money is $1 denominations makes it more fun that way.

If you’d like to have a cash cube for your Winnipeg Wedding Social then visit our website http://www.summerbounce.ca

New Years Eve Party DJ’s in Arcola Saskatchewan

January 1, 2014

So we’re on our way back from Saskatchewan and guess what??? every gas station is closed .. on a wednesday?? really?? oh wait! aahh yes its NEW YEARS DAY! good thing we filled up yesterday

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE from all of us a at Summer Bounce Entertainment.

Last night we went to Arcola Saskatchewan to DJ for a New Years Eve Masquerade Ball. To start the night off they were very nice to us ( their DJ’s) they put us up in a hotel called the Chaparral which for a small town was very nice.

There was a Hypnotist called Jaydee, he had some volunteers who came up and he got them hypnotized and made them do some funny stuff, we have a few pics of it as well. I’ve heard of people getting hypnotized, i’ve also heard of people pretending but I know Jaydee did good job, we laughed. I wonder how a hypnotist would do at Wedding Reception or better yet at a Wedding Social !! (note to self, maybe a hypnotist can help couples make money at a social)

The New Year’s Eve Party was awesome, at about 11:45 PM about 200 people grabbed champagne from the bar, then we called everyone onto the dance floor at 11:55 PM and then being the crafty DJ’s we are (Mostly Julian) came up with the awesome idea of playing “Europe – The Final Countdown” . Everybody. Went. Nuts! on the chorus and sang their hearts out! it was a great way to ring in 2014 then I there was a balloon drop and each balloon had prizes for those who caught them. I (Brenton ) then called my wife to tell her happy new year, first time in 10 years we’ve been apart on New Years Eve. The party went straight until 2 am and the last song of the night was “Black Jack Billy – Booze Cruise”

On our way back stopped in to see an old friend and his family who lives on the border of Manitoba & Saskatchewan, had a little bit of lunch and now as I write this blog we are getting gas in Sirous MB headed eastbound.

Happy New Year everyone and wish that all your dreams come true but for this to happen YOU have to take action to get you closer to your goal.

If you’d like to book our DJ services please call 204.392.5659 or visit our website www.summerbounce.ca

Dj's at the New Years Eve Masquerade Ball in Arcola Saskatchewan

Dj’s at the New Years Eve Masquerade Ball in Arcola Saskatchewan

Steinbach/ Winnipeg DJ’s heading out to Rough Rider Turf

Today is December 31, 2013 and we’re somewhere in the middle of no where!! lol ok ok maybe not quite but we about 30 Km from Sirous MB and we’re heading to Arcola SK to DJ for the New Years Eve Masquerade Ball. DJ Brenton & DJ Jules will be entertaining, plus i hear they have a pretty awesome hypnotist on just before us, should be a good show.

So most couples who are having events they generally think that if they are out of town the DJ won’t travel … well we do and we’re traveling 5 hrs to SK. for the new year we planning on DJing for more wedding receptions around the Winnipeg and steinbach area and maybe more SK events.

also i wanted to tell you about a new contest we are having this week called Pose N Post and it’s being held on our facebook page here’s the link http://l.inkto.it/1ge81

all you gotta do is get ready with your smart phone and watch the video to find out what you’re suppose to take a pic of and enter the contest.

If you’re looking for a Winnipeg or Steinbach DJ for your Wedding or Social and you want an interactive DJ who can make it fun and help you plan it so its profitable give us a call 204.392.5659 or visit our website