Do You only do weddings?
No, although our company is named Modern Era Weddings we design, produce, document, and perform at many different types of events including but not limited to: Corporate events, Nightlife Events, Birthday Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, Festivals, Funerals, Parades, Charity events, Races, Wrestling Matches, and basically any other event type you can think of.
Why don’t you list your prices? Are you trying to rip me off?
Actually quite the contrary, while we do already have a certain price for our services in mind, we would rather see if we can customize our packages to suit your exact needs for your budget. This doesn’t mean you will get a $1500 DJ for $500, but we can certainly assist you in finding the right entertainment, or documentation for your budget. We have produced over 1000 weddings and tens of thousands of public, and private events, and we would rather help you avoid the pitfalls of event planning, than lose your business over a couple hundred dollars.
When should we book our DJ, Photographer, or Videographer?
Most brides begin to think about booking their entertainment about 1 year in advance for the services they care most about. Our DJs, Photographers, and Videographers are all highly talked about and referred through word of mouth amongst our clients. If there is a specific person on our staff you would like at your wedding we recommend you inquire 8-12 months before your wedding date.
When should I book Lighting?
Most standard lighting designs do not take more than 3 months to complete from the design phase. While we do recommend you reserve a date, lighting consultations and designs can wait closer to your wedding date. We have a large enough staff to accommodate multiple lighting productions on the same date.
Can we book a photography, lighting, or videography package without booking the DJ?
Yes! All of our services work as independent departments. We strive to set ourselves apart from the companies that will only allow you to use their other services if you book their DJ. However, we do have amazing all in one packages that save you A LOT of money while booking multiple services.
What is a Nightclub or Mixing Style DJ?
When people used to think of DJ’s they would think of some corny older gentleman in a tuxedo playing the electric slide and teaching everyone how to do it while he hoola hoops around and throw glitter on your grandma. While we think that would be hilarious to see, that is not the type of person you want at your event. We are young, creative, talented DJ’s who have been working to ensure that we have other talents besides just teaching the electric slide. We have worked years to be able to mix two songs together seamlessly so there is no dead air through out the night. We have all also worked in many different atmospheres and at a variety of events, where we learned how to “Read a Crowd” and also the basic of event coordination. Do you want some one who is going to be playing hop scotch on your dance floor? Or a highly trained professional who can make mash-ups live and uses the energy in the music to get the party going
There is a specific DJ or Photographer I am interested in, how do I make sure I get him?
Put it in your inquiry. All of our DJs, and Photographers are highly sought after, not only for private events such as weddings but also in the bar and nightclub industry. If there is a certain DJ you are interested in make sure you put their name in your inquiry so we can check their availability.
How much should I budget for professional entertainment?
Most websites will say that you should budget about 5% of your total budget towards your entertainment. We feel our our pricing is more than competitive in the market for the quality of work we provide.
Why do the Artist’s have different prices?
We get asked this all the time, and the answer is simple. We let our artists choose where they want to be priced in the market. We have heard too many horror stories from our entertainer friends about companies that will charge $2000 for a DJ or photographer and then only pay them $500, does that seem fair? All of our artist’s are incredibly talented creatives who deserve to be treated better than that, so we let them charge what they want for an event.
Do your packages really include unlimited hours?
Yes it does, and when we say it we mean it! We want to ensure that your photograpgher and videographer are there for the times you need them on the day of the event, and some of our DJ’s have performed at weddings that went into the early hours of the morning, and they had an amazing time! If your venue will let you, and the party is incredible, why would we want to leave? Keep it going all night long!
How do I choose my DJ, Photographer, Videographer?
We send you over personalized information for the artists we have available on that date, including a bio, portfolio, social media links, and whatever else we can get from them. You see who you think fits your style, and then we set up a consultation with your picks to see who will be the perfect person to help make your event incredible.
Can I request my own music?
Of Course! We even take it a step further than that. We utilize industry leading technology to put all of our planning forms in an easy to access website that you can log into from any location on any device. Not only can you put your Must Play, and Do Not Play request lists in, but there are also sections for the event time line, and other general planning information.
What if my artist gets hit by a bus the day before my wedding?
While that would be really sad, and we would all cry, don’t worry! All of our artists’ s are familiar with our on-line planning service. This means that any of our elite staff members could print out your planning forms and perfectly execute your wedding. (while mourning their co-worker on the inside).
What is my artist finds out they can not work on my event?
Since our founding in 2010 there have only been 4 times when we had to switch out an artist for someones event, and each time it was for a special circumstance (family members wedding, personal event). When our artists sign a contract with you they know they have to do whatever it takes to make your event special, and that they are personally who you want to work with. Still in very specific special circumstances we have had to switch people our, but the clients knew months in advance and still had an incredible event.
Do you travel outside of your markets?
We have locations and personnel in multiple cities across the U.S. to better serve you We love working vacations!
How do you deal with artists traveling for a wedding?
We have strict travel guidelines in place before we think about sending artists to other cities to perform. All artists must arrive in the event location city at least 24 hours before their work commences on the event day. This gives us time to reroute flights, or artists in the event that an emergency comes up. Although we take pride in never having to cancel an event, we work to ensure we don’t even come close to any type of issue when it comes to transporting and housing our artists, equipment, or performers.
Do your artists always travel to different cities?
Some do and some do not, some of our artists have day jobs in the entertainment or another industry, families they want to spend time with, or other restrictions that do not allow them to travel. Some of our artists want to see the world, visit family in different cities, or hold multiple residencies and want to work in different markets. We want to accomodate all of our artists and clients to ensure that they are getting the quality of service they expect from Modern Era, without the headaches of worrying about the event. Some of our acts are nationally touring, and we we have to reroute them to your event, some of them do shows in cities all across the county and are used to the issues that could potentially arise with relying on travel to events. In a nutshell, we are much more worried about missing an event that you are, its our name on the line, and through a lot of logistical planning we have never had a performer miss an event (without month’s of notice) since our companies inception.
Can I change my songs at the last minute?
Yes! All of our DJ’s have access to online services and are able to download last minute requests in most locations.
Do you work with the other vendors on my weddings day?
We are very particular about the way we coordinate our events day of, you deserve nothing less than perfection and we strive to deliver that. That being said it is very important that we communicate effectively with your other vendors to ensure that everything is running smoothly and there are no mistakes.
Ok I’m sold. how do I book?
Once we receive your inquiry one of our Booking Manager’s will contact you directly about your special day. If you like what you hear, he will send you a contract for his services. Returning that contract with the deposit will lock your services in for your event. Contact Us!
Method of payment accepted?
Modern Era Weddings currently accepts All major credit cards, Personal Checks, Company Checks, Cash, and Money Orders.