Talent City Artists, Inc.
About this pro
Talent City Artists are Chicago's premiere choice for classy, hip DJ services, live musicians and bands, award-winning photojournalism, and video production, including wedding cinematography. We pride ourselves on our ability to stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry, emerging as a leader in Chicago social events and wedding production. We believe each event is unique and requires special attention. Our team of experts will take time to understand your vision and strategize to make your dream a reality. All packages are custom designed to meet the needs of our selective clients.
13 years in business
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- What types of customers have you worked with?MME brings luxury to many parts of your wedding. Modern Professional MC's, Dynamic DJ's, Motion Picture Video, Creative Photojournalism, and Elegant Musicians. MME has been the binding force for many of Chicago's Bridal Shows that managed the sound and lighting for the Fashion Runway.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?The most important items when considering wedding DJs. According to reliable statistics, your DJ is responsible for 75%-80% of the success of your wedding reception. Make the right choice and you are virtually guaranteeing a great wedding ceremony and reception. Heres how you do that: 1. Get the DJs name on the contract: Make sure you meet with perspective DJs (in-person or on the phone). When you find one that you like and are ready to book, get their name on the contract. You need this to guarantee that the DJ you met with, and liked is going to be the same person at your wedding. This is a must! 2. Make sure the DJ you are considering understands how important his role is in the success of your wedding: The following are the bare minimums: Your DJ MUST have back-up equipment on-site, not on-call. If the music stops and your DJ has to call for back-up, your wedding reception is over. In the 45-90 minutes it takes for the back-up to arrive, youve lost your momentum and many of the guests will already have left. Your DJ MUST have a plan for a qualified back-up DJ. Just having someone on call doesnt cut it. It needs to be the right someone. Your DJ should have a thought-out and discussed plan for a well-qualified replacement. Your DJ MUST use a professional contract. Professionals use a contract so there is no confusion about the date and time of your event. The name of your DJ must be on the contract. Your DJ MUST have liability insurance (ask to see a copy). If something happens at a wedding before yours (someone trips on a speaker cord), you need to know that your DJ will still be in business when its time for your wedding. Your DJ MUST use very detailed planning papers. (More on this below) Your DJ MUST have an appropriate music library, a wedding music library. 3. The best wedding DJs are booked early: There are not that many really good wedding DJs in any given area. Get recommendations from people you trust. Start contacting wedding DJs before, during, or immediately after booking your venue. Its not completely unheard of for a bride and groom to change their wedding date based on their DJs availability.