Ceremonies and Receptions...
engaged and planning your Wedding is supposed to be fun,
but looking around for musical entertainment for your Reception
can be very time-consuming and confusing. In a recent Wedding Magazine
Survey, 70% of Brides said that they felt that the Entertainment
for their special day was the most important part of their Reception.
After your meal is done, what do you and your guests plan on doing
for 3 hours if there's no music? At Sound Investment, we want you
to call us at 203-770-2595 to make an appointment and seriously
take a look at why we're better and what we are offer - a side by
side comparison to other companies that you may be considering.
your Wedding is in Connecticut, The BEST Advice that we can give
you is to hire a Local, Experienced DJ Company with back up DJs.
Out of State DJ's have little or no experience when it comes to
working at Connecticut's finer Reception Facilities. We can tell
you stories about us getting called from desperate couples on their
Wedding Day who booked Out Of State DJs that were either: Stuck
in Traffic on 95, The Merritt Parkway, 684 or 84; Couldn't find
the Reception Venue; or just Showed up late. Who needs that?
have a Package for Every Budget!
DJ's = Happy Couples
Let's face it, Your Wedding Reception is a one-time shot,
the ONE DAY that you have planned for since you got engaged.
You owe it to yourself, your family and your guests to rely
on Sound Investment to make all of the hard work planning
your day pay off. Your Wedding Reception is no place for
inexperienced amateurs that "Play DJ" on
the weekend. At Sound Investment, this is our Full-Time
Profession, not something we do "on the side".
Remember, the DJ is the Quarterback
of your Wedding "Team". Some area DJs need
to play Group Dances (if you want it or not), stand on Speakers
and turn your Reception into a Circus because to them it
is really about "them" and not about "you".
Beware of Companies that OFFER PHOTO,
VIDEO & DJ for a Combo Rate! You will
quickly discover that although they may have been in business
for years (doing one service), they may actually have no
experience or only a year or so playing music at Weddings.
You may even discover that they use Sub-Contractor DJs from
Other Companies or only just bought a DJ Company. There
should be an ASTERISK on their Website and Literature letting
you know! Our Warm and Friendly, "Down-to Earth"
style will allow your Parents to Relax, your Guests to feel
Welcome and You to Enjoy your Day! Since 1984, Brides and
Grooms have counted on Sound Investment's Seasoned Veteran
DJs for their Wedding Reception and they have not been disapointed.
Our DJs are CONSTANTLY receiving GRATUITIES after Wedding
Receptions. We're that Good. We are so confident that you
too will be impressed with our level of committment and
service that we are the ONLY DJs around that offer a Money-Back-Guarantee
on our "A" and "B" Wedding Packages,
the ones handled by our Master DJs.
No one has ever asked for their money back. At Sound Investment,
You're a Friend First, then a Valued Customer!
make it easy for you to plan your Wedding Reception Online. Once
you have joined our Family of Brides and Grooms you will be given
a username and password with 24 hour access to our site. After you
Login you can:
Update your Address, Phone #'s and Personal Information
Schedule monthly Credit Card payments
Work on your Bridal Party Introduction Sheet
Work on your Event Planning Sheet
Choose the Level of DJ Interaction for the Reception
Work on your Ceremony Script
Select and HEAR the music for
Audition potential First Dance
Select and HEAR the music for
Print out or Email copies of above to friends and family
An AUTOMATIC Email to us everytime
you change details so we're always on top of your Event
Satisfaction Survey after your Reception
at Fox Hill Inn
Music Library Screen Shot
out music for the Reception should be fun. Most Brides and Grooms
pick songs from our Online Music Library of 5,000,000 titles, PLUS
5 Million songs on Apple's iTune's site. On our music site you
can pick "Must Plays" and "Do Not Plays" in
addition to general requests. If we don't have a song on your list,
we will purchase it and get it for you at no additional charge.
Just be careful of what you pick! People tend to dance to songs
that they know or have heard at other Wedding Receptions. If you
want a lot of dancing at your Reception you need to make sure that
your musical selections will appeal to to a wide segment of your
guests. Our Hot 100 List will help
you pick out music or offer suggestions that "works" for
your guest list. Sound Investment will always honor the songs on
your list and those requests from your guests BEFORE we play something
Actual Music List - what NOT
to do, and Why
Sound Investment Ceremony Music
/ Cocktail Music Systems...
your Ceremony at your Reception
Site? Is your Cocktail Hour
in a different room than the Reception?
Perhaps you should consider using one of our
Battery-Powered, Wireless Speaker Systems? These systems
are not "Boom Boxes" or Cheesy Karoke Machines that play
Cassette Tapes that the other DJs use, if they have anything at
all! When used in conjunction with equipment from our Sister Company
it works Flawlessly!
Can run off of AC/ DC Power
Small but Powerful
Has Inputs for Lav Mics, RCA's for Music
Wireless option - Good for 200 yards away!
Real PRO GRADE A/V Equipment
System at Ethan Allen Inn
iPod and Our Sound System - Great Together!
Master of Your Own Domain...
those Brides and Grooms who would love to share their favorite iMix
of Cocktail or Dinner Music with their
Guests, we are the only DJs to offer complete Plug & Play capability
for Your MP3 Player. Just set up a
Playlist of your own Special Songs that really mean a lot to both
of you and your Guests. You can even rent
a complete Sound System from our sister company and do the
entire Wedding yourself!
Our Hook-up works with all Players
For use during Cocktail or Dinner Time
Set up a Playlist, We'll do the Rest
You get to put a Stamp on Your Reception
MP3 Player will Sound Better over our Systems
FREE for All Wedding Clients
was by far the best music mix I have ever heard played at a wedding;
and the great thing it was mine..."
Thomas Pinelli, 6/27/09
successful Wedding DJs means that we need to know many things: Protocol,
Tradition, Music Knowledge, Psychology, Public Speaking and the
ability to "read" the crowd. But we also need to be a
little bit of "Wedding Coordinator" too. For your Wedding,
it is our responsibility to:
Do a Site Survey of an unfamiliar Venue, if neccessary
Have EVERY SONG on your MUSIC
Arrive 60-90 minutes early for Set up
Test all equipment prior to Guest Arrivals
Have music playing as Guests arrive, even if it's early
Be dressed formal, in a Tuxedo
Follow your reception plans and keep them on track
Line up your Bridal Party
Instruct the Best Man on the Toast
Establish a rapport with your guests
Coordinate Introductions, First Dance and Dinner with the
Catering Facility, Photographer and Videographer
Get people on the dance floor in between courses
Keep our finger on the "Pulse" of your Wedding
so that it doesn't get boring.
Keep the music volume at a resonable level during Dinner
Alert the Photographer/Videographer if plans unexpectedly
Handle the Cake Cutting
Introduce Parent Dances
Announce any Birthdays or Anniversaries you may provide
Tastefully handle the Garter/Bouquet Toss
At Sound Investment we have worked with every Photographer, Videographer
Over 350 Catering Venues
in this area. Check out our Venues Page
to see if your Reception Site is listed.
do Many Outdoor Weddings
Wedding Reception Ideas...
Adobe Premiere Screen Shot
Infocus LCD Projector and Da-Lite Screen
Powerpoint and DVD Video Slide Shows
are becoming increasingly popular at today's Wedding Receptions.
We have seen some pretty bad PowerPoint shows by well-meaning guests
and Short, Expensive "Videographer" Shows using "Un-Restored"
photos with specks of DUST/DIRT on
them (because they charge you a lot to remove flaws).
"Sister" Company can Create a DVD
Slide Show for you or Provide the necessary
equipment to show it to your Guests during your Reception.
Even if you don't use Sound Investment for your entertainment needs
and want this for your Reception, we'd be happy to talk to you.
We have Two Staff members that are fluid in Adobe Premiere Pro,
Apple's Final Cut Pro / DVD Studio Pro and Avid that can work with
you in Creating an EMOTIONALLY POWERFUL "STORY"
about you and your fiance with Music. Our DVD Slide Shows have become
INSTANT FAMILY HEIRLOOMS. Just provide
us with your Pictures and Video Footage, we'll provide you and your
guests with the Kleenex.
Open to Non-Sound Investment Clients
Make Your Own and have us Show it For You
60-90 Pictures, about 10-14 minutes long with Music
Includes Touch up of Old Pictures
Includes Projection Equipment, Screen, Player, Speaker
Includes Back up Projection Equipment
Includes a Certified A/V Tech to Set it up, Show it, Breakdown
Includes Delivery, We Bring it, You just "Show Up"
Includes 3 DVD Copies, 1 for you and 2 for your Parents
SI Clients pay only for the Equipment Rental
Chip Camera Rentals...
of today's Tight Wedding Budgets, some
Brides and Grooms can not afford to have a Professional Videographer
costing THOUSANDS of Dollars at their
Reception. Professional Videographers use 3 Chip Cameras that provide
Superior Image Quality. Most Couples often are forced on asking Family
Members and Guests to capture special moments during the day with
their own 1-Chip or Analogue Consumer Home Camcorders. The results
"Wobbly", Uneven Pictures
**We do need to be RESPECTFUL of our Professional Videographer Friends
and point out that they really do a Great Job. If you want all the
"Bells and Whistles" please find them on our Wedding
At Sound Investment we offer you TWO Affordable
Chip Canon GL2 Digital Video Camera
You can RENT one of our Professional 3 Chip Camera Outfits from our
"Sister" Company and have one of your Guests Videotape the
Day. It's the SAME Equipment used by The Expensive Videographers!
3-Chip Sony PD-170 or Canon GL2
Professional Tripod with Fluid Head
Enough Batteries to last the Day
Professional, Dimmable Light Source
Clip On Wireless Lav Mic for Ceremony
4 Mini DV Video Tapes
You Can also have one of our Corporate Video Guys from our "Sister"
Company Videotape Everything For you without the Editing. We Can Also
Burn EVERYTHING on DVD For You.
For a FRACTION of the COST we'll be Responsible for:
Providing ABOVE Equipment
Footage at The Ceremony Location
Footage of Picture Taking
Reception Site Footage
First Dance, Blessing, Toast, Testamonials
Parent Dances, Cake Cutting, Garter/Bouquet
Dancing until the END
You Leave with the MASTER TAPES
Editing is Available for an Extra Charge
Turn-Around is 2-3 Weeks
Remember, We have a 50 Wedding Per Year Limit and the Popular Dates/Months
go FAST! For a Personal, No Obligation Appointment, with
Prices, the first thing that you need to do is check your date (at
the TOP of Every Page) to see if any of our 5 Sound Systems
are Open. Then, fill out the online form and Submit it to us. Or
call us directly at 203-770-2595 or 203-798-9670. We will be happy
to answer your questions!