At Sound Precision Entertainment, we employ DJs from all walks of life. We pride ourselves on our diversity, whether it be race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. One of the best things about having a diverse staff is that each of our DJs brings something different to the table. While they are all highly professional, they also have their own unique views and experiences, which they bring to our clients.

One of those unique views and perspectives is on the wedding planning process itself. Our DJs work with couples to fulfill their entertainment needs for months prior to the event, so they’ve learned a thing or two about planning a wedding. In this week’s blog, we share our staff’s advice on how to make it through the planning process so you can enjoy your big day!

SPE Owner and CEO Scott Terranova has been married to his wife, Jillian, for 5 years. As both a married man and head of the company, Terranova has learned that research is incredibly important when planning a wedding.

“Do your homework! Make sure you’re are educated before meeting with your vendors,” Terranova said. “By checking for insurance and visiting the Better Business Bureau and review websites such as WeddingWire and The Knot, you can tell whether you’re dealing with reputable companies.”

Director of Operations John Toth Toth works hands-on with couples and has hundreds of weddings under his belt. His advice is to avoid trying to make your wedding perfect.

“If you expect everything to be perfect, it won’t be, and you’ll be upset,” he said. “If you think this will be the best day of your life, then what happens afterward? Don’t put all that pressure on yourself! If something goes wrong, let it roll off your shoulders, and just enjoy the day!”

Lending a photographer’s perspective, Capture Cleveland CEO Desmond Beasley recommends making sure your caterer and DJ are both top notch.

“I hear guests at weddings always comment on two things: The food and the music,” he said. “Make sure you don’t skimp on these to ensure your reception is memorable!”

SPE DJ Rorke Hardy advises couples to sit back and enjoy the experience, whether it be during planning or on the wedding day itself.

“Enjoy the little moments, and don’t worry if everything doesn’t go according to plan,” Hardy said. “Give yourself the space you need to enjoy your wedding.”

When he’s not DJing, Hardy enjoys running and advises stressed-out couples to use this medium to clear their heads.

“I love working out, and running is a really good form of meditation and clearing your head,” he said. “Any problems or stresses you’ve had in the day, you can leave them all on the road. Once I’ve put myself through that physical exertion, the mental stresses don’t seem nearly as bad.”

SPE DJ Aaron Terkel provides a new twist on an old favorite, which holds true whether you’re newly engaged or married for more than 50 years.

“It’s a classic line: Don’t go to bed angry,” he said. “Some things really aren’t worth fighting over.”

SPE DJ Chelsea Foster recently helped her sister with her wedding and advises couples to breathe, relax and let go.

“Your wedding day is about you and your partner,” she said. “Let your vendors handle the details while you enjoy your day!”

SPE handles your Cleveland wedding entertainment needs so you can celebrate your wedding day worry-free! Save up to $1,200 with our four brands: Sound Precision Entertainment; Capture Cleveland Photography, LLC; Red Frame Videography; and Monocle Photo Booth. For more information, contact SPE at (216) 870-4513 or scott@spedj.com

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