Frequently Asked Questions
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Live Mix DJ's
Question: My fiance and I have talked and have a few questions about the "live mixing." What does that entail?
Answer: "Live mixing" means that it is not a pre-determined playlist. But it does not mean that every song is a “mash-up”. We will be reading the crowd from one song to the next and transition between original songs keeping the flow of the party continuous.
Question: Does that involve putting a dance beat on the back of say, an Oasis jam?
Answer: We rarely play mashups or remixes. If we do, it will only be one and usually later in the event. But it’s all about reading the crowd. If the crowd is digging mashups, we will play them all night. But I've never seen a crowd love more than one or two mashups.
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Packages & Services
My fiance and I have talked and have a few questions about the "live mixing." What does that entail?
Live mixing means that it is not a pre-determined playlist. But it does not mean that every song is a “mash-up”. We will be reading the crowd from one song to the next and transition between original songs keeping the flow of the party continuous.
Does that involve moving on song into another seamlessly? Put a dance beat on the back of say, an Oasis jam?
We rarely play mashups or remixes. If we do, it will only be one and usually later in the event. But it’s all about reading the crowd.
I would like to talk more about the Peachtree Package. What does the videography include?
This is a great wedding video at an unbelievably low price. The service includes a 5 minute highlight film which you can stream online or download, save to a hard drive, or burn to DVD. You also get all raw footage.
cocktail hour is in the front hall? Provide speaker?
Yes. We will provide a sound system for ceremony, cocktail, dinner, & dancing (Piedmont Package +$100 for ceremony)
Projected cut out image that could be projected onto the dance floor or wall? Does Nice have this capability?
Yes. We have a gobo to rent for $250 that will project monogrammed initials or a pattern onto the wall or dance floor.
So we are thinking something like a monogram “M+N” with just a circular design or wreath of some sort around it. Is there any way we can see a proof of some sort?
Yes, we can send you a picture of exactly what the monogram will look like.
The Peachtree would definitely be the package we would like to look at, but with a few modifications. We don't want a photo booth or a videographer would the price for the Peachtree go down?
-$500 off the Peachtree or Mansion Package without Photo Booth or Videography Service
Could you please let me know if the package includes uplights to place around the room?
None of our packages come standard with uplights. You can add them on to any package for $50 per light.
Can you tell me more about the DJ/Live Band combo?
The Mansion Package is our claim to fame! It’s like having the pizazz of a live wedding band, but you’re able to hear all the original songs. Here’s the breakdown… The DJ leads the front, sax on the right, percussionist on the left - they play together creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This will “out-shine” any wedding that your guests have ever attended. Here’s a video example.
I was just wondering what was provided in the standard package.
We have 3 packages; Piedmont, Peachtree, Mansion. Our most popular package is the Peachtree… it comes with ceremony services - including microphone for officiant and music, cocktail hour music, dinner music, DJ/MC fun dance music, moving dance lights, wireless mic, online planner, and your choice of photo booth or videography service.
Can you play a backing track during the ceremony for me?
Yes. We will provide a sound system and microphone for officiant. This comes standard with the Peachtree & Mansion Packages. It’s an additional $100 for the Piedmont.
What are you rates for 2 hours?
We don’t charge by the hour, it’s by the package. So whether it’s 2 hours or 7 hours, it’s the same price. Contact us for more details.
What are the ala carte prices for both videography and photo booth?
$885 for either a la carte.
would an offseason discount apply to our date?
Off season for Nice Entertainment is January, February, July, & August
I can probably do a phone call or Skype on Friday, but getting my fiancé and dad to join in will be difficult at any time based on their schedules.
We have created an online presentation just for this reason! Choose a time that is convenient and everyone can on any device.
DJ venue walk through
We find that it is very rarely necessary for the DJ to walk through the venue. As long as there is a power outlet within 20 feet and a 6-foot table, we will rock the house!
Go over the songs that we've currently picked out and run through any open questions.
Your assigned DJ will go over songs and timeline 2 weeks before your wedding.
Does the DJ need to come to the rehearsal to time the ceremony songs.
No. Timing varies during every ceremony, and all of our DJs are equipped to adjust the song length to match the flow of the wedding.
When will my DJ be selected? Do you have a sample mix I can hear?
Your DJ is selected within 30 days, but usually within 1 week. You will have an initial conversation with your DJ to see if you vibe well. They will be able to share a mix with you then. As a reminder, you always have the right to ask for a new DJ be “re-assigned” to your event.
What sound equipment will the DJ use? Will he bring backup equipment?
Each DJ has a large professional sound system that includes 12-15” loudspeakers with 1000 watts each. We have multiple failsafe backup plans in case speakers or laptop stop working. IF something tragic were to happen, your guests would never know.
Has the DJ played the Wimbish House before?
We entertain guests at 300+ weddings per year. There’s a very high chance that we’ve played at your venue. Most venues are very similar… as long as there is a table and power, we will be able to rock the house!
Could you please let me know if the photo booth is an open air photo booth or an old school one?
Will you need 1 table for the props ?
what size table for props?
Any size table will really work... highboy, 4 foot, 6 foot. A 6 foot table is the best, but if space is limited - we can work with whatever you give us.
I've gathered that it comes with a memory book for putting pictures in as a 'guest book', is that correct?
Yes. Two copies of the photo booth pictures print out instantly. One goes home with the guest & another copy goes in the book. Here's a video example of the final result of the guest book.
how much space do we need reserved for the photo booth?
Space requirements for photo booth: 6 feet along the wall x 4 feet away from the wall)
we were wondering what this package would cost if we modified it to eliminate the photo booth?
-$500 from any package
Just to clarify regarding the photo booth. Do copies immediately print it for our guests? Do you make multiple copies (we're trying to get ideas as to whether or not to have a board they can pin the extra on). Do we get electronic copies?
2 copies print instantly. One goes home with the guest and the other usually goes in a guest book. If you would like to pin them to a board, that would work great!
Are all of your photo booths of the "Open Air" concept?
Do you offer ones that you go into, sit down in private and pull the curtain?
What are the ala carte prices for photo booth?
$885 for either a la carte.
What will be the DJ arrival time?
1.5 hours before the music starts
What will be the photo booth arrival time?
1.5 hours before the music starts
What will be the videographer arrival time?
1.5 hours before the music starts
Lights / Lighting / Dance Lights / Up Lights
What kind of lights would you provide?
Each package comes with moving dance lights. A combination of moving LED lights and wash/flood lights that make an exciting dance atmosphere.
Do you have Up Lights?
We do have Up Lights for rent $50 per light. Or 6 for $230
How many up lights should I get?
Anywhere from 2-16. If you'd like to only accent one wall, then two lights would work great.
Give me an idea of how much of the cost goes to lighting?
We have several auto-moving dance lights at each event that create patterns and effects on the dance floor. The price of an individual light can cost $100 to $500 per light. We include these lights in all packages at no charge.
What is the deposit to secure my date?
The deposit is half the total amount of your package. The remaining balance due the week of your event.
Can you send me a link or instructions on how to complete the final payment?
All payments can be made at the Nice Payment Gateway. All Clients, please search your inbox for “Invoice - Gig”.
Do y'all have an office we can meet you and what are your hours?
We usually hold client meetings in cool coffee shops that are convenient to you. But in reality most meetings are successful with a phone meeting or FaceTime.
What would be the next steps in working with NICE entertainment?
When would I be able to schedule a showcase?
We do have showcases from time to time so you can see us perform, but if you are waiting to book only after you see us in a showcase your date may not be available. Your best bet is to speak with a client consultant and watch videos and hear past bride reviews.
Client Login and Event Prep Questions
I did try to log in once and couldn't figure out where/how to add songs! Maybe that's something you can help me with.
Please watch the video on the client login page.
Now, I'm trying to sort out what songs I want for the ceremony! What do you need from me?
Total of 10 songs.
We need at least 6 prelude songs
Grandparents/Parents enter song
Wedding Party enter song
Bride Enter Song
Bride/Groom Exit Song