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Northern Lights And Sounds



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Address : po box 428
City : Goddard
State : KS
Country : USA
Phone: 316-239-9748
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We are a small company that strives to make your wedding day one that you and your family will remember for a lifetime. We go the extra mile to make sure you and your family can sit back relax and have a wonderful time at your reception. We will take care of everything. We will make sure everything is ready before announcements are made, we will clean plates and trash from the head table and immediate families tables so trash will not be in the photos. We make sure you know ahead of time when the dances will start, toast will begin and cake cutting will start, that way you and your family will not miss a second of the event. We work with all the vendors to keep the flow going smoothly, we even go as far as going to each table to release them for dinner so that the caterer can have time to restock the buffet. We try to form a relationship with the client so we can get to know them better. The more we can get to know a client the better the reception will be. For example when we got to know a prior bride and groom we found out that they met though their fraternity and sorority. When the frat brothers and sorority sisters arrived at the reception hall we spoke with them about doing their old step routines. We announced the bride and groom to the dance floor and called out their sorority and fraternity and had them do their step routines for all the guests. The bride and the groom were very excited of course they messed up, but at the end of the night they thanked me numerous times for putting it together. If it wasn't for getting to know the bride and groom I would have never known about their past times in college. This is a job all our DJ's love, although we don't really think of it as a job but more as a stress reliever. When we get to see the faces of the bride, groom and families it makes us very happy. Call to set up a time to speak with us to see if our company and DJ's would be a fit for your special day. We do not have any prices on the website because every event is customized to the event. Call any time to set up an appointment. Listed below are 40 frequently asked questions to help you get to know us a little better.




Do

you

offer

a

written

contract?
Toprotectourcompanyandyourselfeveryeventisrequiredtohaveawritten

contactwithasignaturefromthebride/groomandarepresentativefromour

company.Atthetimeofsigningthecontracta$100depositisduetoholdthe

dateofyourevent.Therestoftheamountisduebythedayofyourevent.All

depositsarerefundablepriorto60daysbeforethecontractedevent.




2.

Will

you

be

the

DJ

at

our

wedding?
Yourweddingdayisaveryimportantday.Wecurrentlyhave5DJ'sand2 that

aretrainedfullytocompleteaweddingontheirown.Youhavetheopportunity

torequesttheDJyouwouldlikeatyourevent.Sometimesduetothebusy

scheduleaDJthatyouhaverequestedmayalreadybebooked.AllDJ'sare

personallytrainedbytheownerandarenotreleasedtoDJaweddinguntilthey

can'mimic'theowneratanevent.Youwillalwayshavetheopportunitytomeet

yourDJbeforesigningacontract.UsuallytheownerandDJtrytomeetwithyou

toverifythateveryoneisunderagreementwhatisexpectedforyourspecialday.




3.

May

we

meet

with

you

in

person

before

we

sign

a

contract?
Everyclientiswelcometomeetwithus beforesigningacontract.Isuggest

meetingwithus.Aweddingisaveryuniquedaythatisoneofthemost

importantdayinapersonslife.Iwanttomakesurethatwearetheperfectfit

foreachandeverycouple.




4.

How

long

will

you

hold

our

date

for

us?
WhenacontractissignedyourDJanddateissavedindefinitely.Itis

understandablethatonepersonisnotintotalcontrolofawedding.Somany

timesafteraclientcallsustheyhavetogospeakwithafiancéeorfamily

member.Wepencilinthedateinquestionandholditfor72hoursunless

otherwiseagreeddifferently.Afterwemeetfacetofacewithaclientwegive

themthesame72hourholdunlessotherwiseagreeduponattimeofmeeting.




5.

Do

you

work

exclusively

for

this

company?
AllourDJ'sare solelyemployeesforNorthernLights&Sounds.Withtimein

trainingthatisspentwitheachandeveryDJwedonotwantanyonetopickup

any'badhabits'fromanothercompany.




6.

How

long

have

you

been

a

DJ

and

how

many

weddings

have

you

done?
StevenNorthhasownedNorthernLights&Soundsfor9yearsandworkedfor

CompleteMusicfor2yearsprior.Overthepast11yearsStevenhavecompleted

over300weddings,60cityevents,90largefundraisersand200schoolevents.

OurotherDJ'shaveworkedwiththecompanyfrom3monthsto6years.Steven
alsohashisofficianteslicenseandhasmarried18couples.




7.

How

many

weddings

do

you

do

each

year?
Currentlywehaveonaverage3weddingsamonth.Lastyearalonewehad88

contractedwedding.WearecurrentlytrainingmoreDJ'sandby2014willbe

abletoDJ6ormoreweddingsamonth.




8.

How

many

other

types

of

events

do

you

do

per

year?
Mostothereventswehavearereoccurringeventsthatwehavedonefor5or

moreyears.WeDJforallofGoddard'scityevents,ModelsforMiracles,Manand

WomanOfTheYear(LeukemiaLymphomaSociety),andschoolevents.

Whenwedoaweddingallourfocusisputonthatevent.Wedevotealldayto

theeventsoifsomethingmayhappenandyouneedsomethingwewillbea

phonecallaway.




9.

Do

you

perform

for

more

than

one

event

in

a

day?
WhenourDJ'shaveacontractedevent theywillnotworkanotherevent.Whenyou

hire ourcompanyyouhirearighthandatyourevent.Wehavehadcallslast

minutethatasingerorpianistcouldnotshowupfortheceremonyandsincewe

devotethatwholedaytoourclientweareabletoshowupandplaythemusic

fortheclientattheceremony.




10.

What

makes

us

different

from

our

competitors?
Theownerhaspriorbackgroundinweddingplanningsoeveryeventthatwedo

weincorporatetheweddingplanningsideintoyourevent.Wemakesurethe

photographer/videographerarepreparedandreadytogobeforeany

announcementsaremade,weletyouknowpriortodances,toast,cakecutting,

etc. and thatthisisthetimefameandyouhavetimetosmoke,gotothebathroom,or saybyetothatspecialfamilymember.Wemakesurethatimmediatefamily

knowsthetimelinesotheywillnotmissthatspecialmoment.Duringdinnerifit

isabuffetstylewereleaseeverytabletogothroughthefoodlinesothereisnot

aclusterbythefoodtableandthecatererhasachancetoreplenishthefood

quicklyandeasily.Wegoaboveandbeyondtomakesurethatyoureventgoes

perfectly.Manyvendorsthatwehavedoneaneventwithhavestatedthatthey

enjoyworkingwithusbecauseourcompanytookcontrolandmadetheevening

flowsmoothlyandeasily.




11.

Have

you

played

at

our

reception

site

before?
DuringourtimeintheWichitaareawehaveworkedatmanyreceptionsites

before.Ifyouarelookingatavenuethatwehavenotbeenatbeforewetryto

makeanappointmentwiththevendortocheckoutfloorplans,rules,andmake

surethatthevendorfeelscomfortablewithusebeingattheirvenue.

12.

Do

you

act

as

the

'emcee'

and

make

all

of

the

announcements?
AllourDJ'shosttheevent.Wemakeallannouncementsnomatterhowsmall

theymayseem.Wedoourbesttotakeallthestressoffyouandyourfamilies

shoulders.Yourweddingdayshouldbeahappydaynotoneofstressandworry.




13.

How

would

you

define

your

"style"

when

making

announcements?
MostofyourDJ'shavethe'radio'voice,buteveryeventisdifferentsoourDJ's

handleeachandeveryeventdifferentlyincludingtheirvoice.




14.

What

do

you

do

to

motivate

the

crowd

if

nobody

is

dancing?
Thatisatoughquestionsbecausealleventsandallgroupsaredifferent.Mostof

thetimeweplayagroupdancesongandgetoutonthefloorandhelpteach

anyonethemovestothedance.Someeventswehavedifferentgameswecan

play.ItjustdependsonyourcrowdandwhatyouandyourDJhavespokeabout

foryourevent.




15.

What

if

something

happens

to

you

and

you

can't

make

it

to

the

wedding?
In11yearsStevenhasnotmissedawedding.Hehasbeenthereafterhavinga

Childat3a.m.andoncewhilerunninga102.3temperature.Neitheroneofthese

eventstheclientorthefamilyknewuntiltheendoftheevent.Everythingcan

notalwayshappenthatway.IfthereeverwasacasethatthecontractedDJ

wouldnotbeabletomaketheevent,wealwayshaveareceptionplannerthatis

filledoutbytheclientandscannedintothesystemsoifaDJcannotmakeitwe

haveallthebasicinformationtocovertheevent.Iftheclientwasnotsatisfied

withthereplacementDJ'sperformancewewouldmakesuretomakeitright

withtheclient.




16.

Will

we

meet

again

before

the

wedding?
Ialwaystrytomeetwithaclientatleasttwice.Itisamusttohavecontactwith

theclient1weektoamonthpriortotheevent.Manytimesduetopeoples

schedulesitmaybebyphone,Skypeorfacetime.Thiswillbewhenwecollect

theplannerfromtheclient.Ameetinginpersonisnicebutisnotrequiredfrom

theclient.




17.

Can

we

visit

you

at

a

performance?
Unfortunatelywedonotallowprospectiveclientstoseeusatanotherwedding.

Thisisnotthatwehavesomethingtohidebutthatitmayappearinappropriate

tohavesomeoneshowuptoacurrentclientseventonsuchaspecialday.We

donotwanttobeassociatedassomeonethatinvites'weddingcrashers'tothe

event.AsaprospectiveclientIamsureyoudonotwantsomeoneyoudon't

knowshowingupatyourevent,eatingthefoodyoupaidforanddancinginyour

group.Ifyouwouldliketoseetheequipmentwecaninviteyoutoseeitpriorto

thestartoftheevent.Idon'tmeantosoundrudebuteveryeventwedois

specialanduniqueandwedonotwanttohindersomeone'sspecialday.




18.

May

we

speak

to

your

references?
Wehavesomeclientsthathavegivenuspermissiontogivetheirphone

numberouttoprospectiveclients.Neverdowejustgiveoutapriorclients

numberwithouttheirpermission.Manyofourpreviousclientspostcommetson

ourwallonFacebook,websiteorotherinternetforums.




19.

How

do

you

keep

your

music

collection

up-to-date?
Allourmusicislicensedthroughmultipledifferentvendorsthatspecializein

supplyingmusicforDJ's.




20.

How

involved

can

we

be

in

selecting

music

for

our

event?
Yourevolvementiscrucial.Thisdayisaboutbothofyouwithoutknowing,thetype

ofmusicyouguyslikeitwouldbeverydifficulttomakeyoucompletelysatisfied.




21.

When

do

we

need

to

submit

our

music

requests

and

event

details?
Usuallyweobtaintheplannerfromyouatourlastmeetingwithalltheevent

details.Amusiclistcanbegiventousonthedayofifneedbe.Wehavedone

enougheventsthatifplanshavechangedsinceourlastmeetingwewill

overcomeandmakesureeverythingiscorrected.




22.

Do

you

take

requests

from

our

guests?
Thatdependsontheclient.Mostclients usuallywantustotakerequestsandmake

surethatallguestshaveawonderful time.Dependingontheclientsrequestfrom

the planneranyrequestthataremadebyguestscanbeoverriddenbytheclients

notes.Weneverusethephrase,'thebrideandgroomdonotwantthat played.'

Because atthatpointalltheywilldoiscomeupandbugthebrideandgroom

till they get the song played andthatisnotsomethingwewanttohappen.




23.

Can

we

submit

a

'Do

Not

Play'

list?
Thisisyoureventwedonotwanttobeplayinganysongsthatbringupbad

memoriesorsongsthatyoujustdon'twanttohear.Onourplannerthereisa

optionofmusicyoudonotwanttoheresometimesclientsaddatypedsheetof

music theywanttohearandmusictheydonotwant to hear.

24.

When

do

you

arrive

to

set

up

for

our

wedding?
Weliketobeatyoureventatleastanhourpriortothefirstguestthatarrives,

evenifthatrequiresustosetupandleaveorstickaroundandwaitforawhile.

Wetryourbesttoneverhavetosetupwhileguestarearound.Thisgivesus

propertimetodosoundchecks,cleanup,tapecords,etc.




25.

What

will

you

wear

to

our

wedding?
EveryweddingisdifferentandeachclientgetstheoptiontocustomizetheirDJ,

evendowntotheclothing.Mostweddingisdressshirt,blackslacksandtie.

Somearealittlemorecasualandsomerequireatux.




26.

What

will

you

wear

when

you

set

up

and

break

down

your

equipment?
OurDJ'swillbe dressed in pantsandapoloshirtwithourcompany'slogo.

Typicallywe wearjeansofkhakistosetupintypicallyweteardowninour

dresswear, dependingontheweather.Thisistypicalforourcompanyunless

thebride statesotherwise.Thereasonwedonotsetupindressclothesis

becausewe wanttolookprofessionalandcleanwhenyourguestsarrive.




27.

How

much

of

a

deposit

is

required

to

secure

our

date?
Allthatisrequiredforadepositisa$100andasignedcontract.This$100

securesyourdateandistakenoffthetotalamountdueonthedayofyourevent.




28.

What

is

included

in

the

cost

of

my

event?
Thisdependsonwhatpackageyouselect.Aswehavestatedbeforeeveryevent

wedoiscustomizedforeachclient.Allpackagesarecustomizedfromamountof

speakerstohowmanylights.




29.

How

much

would

you

charge

for

overtime?
OvertimeisanonecontractedtimeandisuptotheDJ.Theaverageovertimeis

$75perhourandisdueattimeofagreement.




30.

What

do

you

require

from

us?
Webringeverythingthatweneedforyourevent.Allweneedisanoutlettoplug

intheequipment.MostofoursetupsareinportableDJboothsbutsomeofthe

smallersetupsarenot.Wehaveatableclothandskirtthatareblacktocove

ourtables,theonlythingthatwemayneedatthispointisatableclothifyou

requireustomatchyourcolors.




31.

Do

you

require

a

meal?
Wedonotrequireameal.Ifthereisextraitisnicetohave amealbutisnot

expected.



32.

Are

you

insured?

Yeswehavebasicliabilityinsurancethatcoversusforaccidents.




33.

Do

you

take

any

breaks?
Wedonottakebreaks.EvenifweeatwedosoattheDJboothawayfrom

guestandoutofvisualsight.




34.

What

is

your

policy

on

alcohol

or

smoking

during

the

wedding?
AbsolutelyundernocircumstancedoweallowanyofourDJ'stosmokeordrink

whilebeingaDJatyourevent.




35.

What

kind

of

equipment

do

you

use?
95%ofourlightingisLEDwhichwiththeheatoutputandenergyneededtorun

thelighting.Ourspeakersdiffer,wetrytokeepup-to-dateonequipmentasit

comesoutsoourequipmentisconstantlychangingandupgrading.




36.

Do

you

bring

backup

equipment

with

you

to

the

wedding?
Wealwayshaveback-upequipmentwithusforthejustincasereasons.Allour

equipmentiskeptmaintainedandischeckedregularlytohelplimittheneedfor

theuseofourback-upequipment




37.

Do

you

have

a

wireless

microphone?
We usewirelessmicsatallevents.Weusethemicsforregularannouncementsandthetoasts.




38.

Do

you

have

a

'light

show'?
Alleventshavetheoptionforalightshow.Wesuggestalightshowatevery

eventithelpssetthemoodandgivesanambiancelightingintheroomversus

thetypicalbright flourscentlightsat thatmostvenues have in their buildings.We

havetheabilitytodomonogram projection,uplighting,andintelligentlighting.




39.

Do

you

set

up

a

sign

or

banner

with

your

equipment?
Wedonotputupasignorbanneratyourevent.Thisisnotsomethingthatwe

wantyoutoseeinthebackgroundofyourphotosyearsdowntheroad when you are showing family.




40.

Do

you

belong

to

any

professional

associations

or

trade

groups?
WedonotcurrentlybelongtoaprofessionalDJgroup,manyofthesegroupsset

priceswecanchargeatanevent.




Northern Lights And Sounds is a Goddard, KS based wedding DJ. We are the wedding DJ expert for party services in Goddard, KS and nearby locations for a low price. Northern Lights And Sounds is one of the best teams for wedding DJ services in this city. Our service includes parties, weddings and local receptions and ceremonies. We have proficiency to make the wedding receptions remember able ceremony.






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