Pulse Entertainment

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86 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Megan O.

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    Feb 11, 2018Verified
  • Katherine D.

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    We had a live mariachi band for the cocktail hour at our wedding and I love that Slable had mariachi music ready to go just in case anything happened. Very flexible and fun djs.

    Jun 6, 2017Verified
    Karl S.'s reply

    Thanks Katherine! We always like having a backup and being prepared just in case.

About this pro

Pulse Entertainment (formerly Slable Entertainment) :: Your wedding is the most important day of your life, so let our experts handle the music and event coordination! Choosing a great wedding DJ is one of the most important parts of your wedding. The difference between picking a professional and experienced DJ versus picking a cheap and part-time DJ is huge; it is the difference between having your guests go home excited about how much fun they had, or them going home disgruntled and bored. The wedding DJ is the glue that holds things together throughout the entire wedding. Our two-person DJ team will create a classy and fun event that your guests will never forget. Our sound equipment is all top of the line and our fully digital music library and on-demand playlist ensures the perfect mix. Every wedding package includes multiple face-to-face meetings: an initial meeting to discuss your desires for your wedding and sign a contract, and a second meeting a month before your wedding to discuss the details. We do not charge anything additional for planning meetings, whether in person or over the phone. Our equipment is top-of-the-line and for every piece of equipment we have, there is a backup in the extreme case that something is to go wrong. We are dedicated to making sure your event goes as planned without any complications. Often our competition will want you to book with them the second they meet you, and then they end up forgetting about you until your event. Our approach is more personal and leads to less stress and better planning. We believe that all our clients are entitled to meet with our staff in person before your event; this is not a requirement, but we are always happy to meet with you. We will be on time, prepared, and exceed all your expectations for what a DJ can be. Get in touch today and let’s talk about how to make your wedding unforgettable!

Years in business

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

161

Number of employees

15

Background check

Completed
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Photos and Videos

19 photos and 5 videos

    Q & A

    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      At your convenience we will schedule a consultation to discuss our services and outline how we can hopefully exceed your expectations. While our office hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, with advanced notice we can usually have one of our staff available as early as 7am and as late as 9pm on any day of the week for this meeting. For the initial consultation, most of our clients prefer a phone call but we are always happy to meet with you in-person as well. During this call or meeting we will go over everything involved in the wedding DJ process and provide you with different pricing options and packages. At the end of the meeting we can pencil you in for a complimentary and risk-free hold on our calendar for 10 days. If you decide you would like to proceed with booking Pulse Entertainment, to secure your date we require a signed contract and a 50% down payment of the total contract amount. Most of the booking process can be done online. We'll send you a link to our online booking system where you'll confirm the date/time/venue, and provide us with contact information. You will then receive an email with a contract that you can print out and sign. At the end of this process you can enter your credit card on our website or pay with PayPal for the down payment. If you'd prefer to pay with check, you can mail it to our office or drop it off. About a month prior to your wedding, your assigned DJs will reach out to you with a standard questionnaire and a generic wedding timeline that has been adjusted to fit your event. The questionnaire will ask things such as what types of music you'd like to hear (or don't want to hear) as well as if it's okay to take requests from guests. The timeline will include the specific events on it such as first dance, cake cutting, etc and is something you can modify as you would like. For music planning, you can be as specific or as vague as you would like. If you have a strict playlist and want us to follow it exactly, we can do that! If you don't have a clue what type of music you want to hear and want our DJs to use their judgement, no problem either! Don't worry, we will be there throughout the planning process to assist you with everything and answer any questions that you may have along the way. We ask that couples email the completed information back to us two weeks prior to the wedding. That will give us ample time to plan and prepare song requests, go over the timeline with the venue's event coordinator, and ensure that all our staff are familiar with your wedding. If needed, we may also schedule an in-person venue visit with you to confirm all the details. You've spent months planning your wedding, so now it's time to relax and party! On the day of the wedding we will show up at least two hours early and check in with all the other vendors, and then we will begin our setup. Our goal is to be ready to go thirty minutes prior to the start of the wedding so that we have buffer time in case something doesn't go according to plan. The remaining 50% balance is due after the wedding has concluded. Most couples prefer to give us a credit card number ahead of time that we can keep on file so payment on the day of isn't something that either of us must worry about, but you are more than welcome to pay the balance with check or cash as well.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      Our founder and president, Karl Stallknecht, previously worked in the radio industry. After leaving, he wanted to work in a similar field and had always been interested in DJing. In 2008 he founded Pulse Entertainment and has been DJing ever since! Since 2008 Pulse has hired additional DJs and expanded to perform at about 250 weddings per year.
    • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
      First and foremost, make sure you hire a DJ that you feel comfortable with. If you have an uneasy feeling, listen to your gut! Unfortunately, there are many bad apples out there in the DJ world and sometimes it is difficult to weed them out. Another important question is what happens if the DJ you hire gets sick on the day of the wedding? Make sure you choose a DJ with a backup plan. While a one-person DJ could do a great job, if he/she becomes sick at the last minute, your event will be ruined since they wouldn’t have a coworker who could take their place. Lastly, do NOT pick the lowest quote simple because it is the cheapest. The saying “you get what you pay for” absolutely applies here. DJs who charge less typically do not have as much experience, or are DJing on the side (meaning your wedding is not their first priority). While we don’t recommend always going with the highest quote either, make sure you understand exactly what is included in the price you pay since not all DJ quotes are alike.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Monday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Tuesday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Wednesday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Thursday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Friday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Saturday12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Coverage Area for Pulse Entertainment is about 80+ miles of Woodbridge, VA.