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We are always working hard to bring the industry’s highest level of Elegant, Fun, and Innovative entertainment to your Wedding reception or Special Event! 

Main Event Entertainment has been nominated again in these 2 voting polls: 

The Best of NH Bride voting is now open (voting ends May 31). Give Main Event a vote here – you can select these 5 categories: DJ, Justice of the Peace, Lighting & Event Staging, PhotoBooth and Musicians: http://www.bridenh.com/Best-of-Bride/

Click here to vote for Main Event for the NH A-List (voting ends May 29) http://NewHampshire.cityvoter.com/main-event-entertainment-llc/biz/693314

Be sure to share this voting survey with your friends and family so they can also vote for Main Event Entertainment!

Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote for Main Event!  We devote so much time and attention to every single event we do, it is great to be recognized by our clients in these polls!

Thank you!

 

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Here are some great tips to keep in mind before attending a bridal show. These are a great way to learn more about your local wedding talent – and have a great time! See what we mean about having fun – check out the full photo album of our recent bridal show  here.

BEFORE THE SHOW

Register Online

By registering for a show in advance, you’ll get entrance for free, and your wedding planning team will save valuable time at show check-in.

Create A Wedding Email

We recommend creating an email address specifically for your wedding; like mywedding@gmail.com or mywedding@yahoo.com. Email addresses like .edu or .gov may be blocked. Creating a temporary email specifically for your wedding will help keep your life less cluttered during your wedding planning process. You’ll be receiving a lot of valuable information and most of your communication with vendors will be via email. You definitely don’t want to miss anything important you’re waiting for in the mix of your personal emails or by heading straight to spam.

Create A Show-Going Plan

If you’ve already started your wedding planning then congratulations, you’re off to a great start! Our shows are a great tool for couples that are just starting or that are looking for a few last items to check off their list. In order to be confident and productive at the shows, we strongly suggest that you sit down with your wedding planning team and decide which vendors to target. Who do you still need to book to make your big day a success? If you’re just beginning, decide on your top categories and look to meet these vendors at the show.

Come Prepared With Questions

The show is your chance to ask the vendors everything, so don’t be shy. Come armed and ready with a list of questions.

Bring The Important Stuff

Remember the shows are to connect you with your perfect wedding vendors! Items that you should definitely make sure you have on hand are:

• Your wallet – checkbook and/or credit card. Many vendors offer show specials if you sign with them that day, so be prepared.

• Calendar – You may want to meet with a vendor at another time outside of the show to discuss things further. Bring your calendar to schedule future meetings immediately.

• Labels or Stamps – Pretty much every vendor that you speak with will ask you for your information to be entered into drawings or to send you follow-up information. Be sure to bring pre-printed address labels; we recommend template Avery 5160, or a self-inking stamp. Either way, include: your name, contact information (phone or email), and wedding date.

• Planner – Your wedding planner/organizer should be one of your “go-to” items during your planning process! You can keep track of your budget, booked vendors, meetings on your calendar and so much more!

DURING THE SHOW

Bring Your Significant Other, Family and Support Team

Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your life. Bring the people whose opinions you value the most. Your wedding planning team should provide support, input and suggestions and should be who truly know what is most important to you and your significant other! Bring your fiancé; guys tend to have the most fun at the shows and really start to get involved in the wedding planning process. Our shows offer something for everyone. Everyone feels included, contributing ideas and suggestions – our shows are just plain FUN! Plan for plenty of time to meet your prospective vendors, taste the food, wedding cake, beverages, and of course, watch the fashion shows. On average, our couples will spend about 3 hours at the show. You’re going to be doing a lot of walking, talking and collecting material, so we also suggest that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Come Hands Free

At the show you will receive a welcome bag to help you collect literature and detailed information on the vendors that you meet. Coming to the show completely hands free is strongly recommended. The last thing that you want to do is juggle your coat, a bag, and your purse, while filling out information and navigating through the aisles.

Engage With The Vendors & Ask Lots Of Questions

This is your chance…don’t be shy! After all, that’s what they’re here for. Our vendors want to help you, so find out everything you need or want to know to make your wedding perfect. Make sure you collect any information that you gather from the vendors and keep it in your welcome bag.

Take Lots Of Pictures

This is the best place to capture images and inspiration. We love Pinterest and our show is just like Pinterest, but live! So get inspired, aim and shoot! But, don’t forget to also capture all of the memories of you and your wedding planning team at the show…you’ll enjoy looking back on them later.

Stay For A Fashion Show

The fashion shows are a must see. You’ll have a chance to get a sneak peak at some of the latest wedding fashions for you and your entire bridal party. Not only will you see the latest fashions, you can also get a glimpse at your entire look with hair, makeup, jewelry, attire and flowers.

AFTER THE SHOW

Relax

You just attended a bridal show and kick started your wedding planning in the best way possible! You’ve made your planning so much easier by avoiding endless hours of phone calls, meetings and appointments. Now kick up your feet and read through the materials you collected. Browse through all of the pictures you took.

Start Organizing

Now that you’re home and have had a chance to relax and reflect on the show, you can begin to sort through all of the materials you collected. We recommend organizing it by categories. Some vendors have time sensitive offers and promotions; so don’t put it off too long. Trust us this will make you feel so good, we love organization!

Schedule Follow-Up Meetings

Ok, now that you’ve organized all of your materials, start to narrow down your vendor categories to those that really stood out to you. Schedule follow-up meetings to go over any other questions or concerns you may have thought of since the show.

Good luck in your planning!

 

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You’ve been singing in the shower but now you think you’re ready for the mike and you want to try out the stage… here are some tips to help make sure you have some Karaoke success and some FUN!

1. Go with a group: If you go with a few people you know, it will probably ease your nerves to see them perform. Plus, when you’re on stage, you’ll have a few people to look at if the crowd scares you.

2. Pick a song you know by heart: Your experience will go 1,000 times smoother if you go with a song you know all of the words to. If you don’t know all of the words, at least know almost all of them. The lyrics will be on a screen, but if you can focus on having a good time rather than the words, you’ll be fine.

3. Practice, practice, practice: Pick a song you’ve sang in the car (or your shower!) before so you know which songs you can actually sing decently. You may love Michael Jackson, but if you can’t hit any of his notes, avoid him at karaoke.

4. Don’t sing on an empty stomach: Just trust us.

5. Don’t perform while drunk: Especially if this is your first time, don’t be drunk. Nobody likes watching a drunken fool act like an idiot on stage, let alone being the drunken fool.

6. Breathe: You may be surprised at how easily you lose your breath. Even if you have sang the song a bunch of times in your car with no problem before, you have to account for the fact that you will be singing louder and your heart rate will be accelerated.

7. The bigger the crowd, the better:  With smaller crowds, you may feel like everyone is watching; with bigger crowds, you can just look out at nothing. Also, bigger crowds get more into it.

8. Stage presence: You will be amazed at how much good stage presence can make up for a lack of vocal talent or knowledge of the lyrics. We suggest getting the crowd involved and pumped up. If they see you’re having a good time, they’ll want to embrace your performance, not trash it.

9. Lose yourself in the moment: Not to quote Eminem, but seriously just lose yourself on stage; become a different person for those three or four minutes. This is kind of a piggyback on No. 8, but if you perform and just forget about everything in life, it’s an adrenaline rush.

10. Remember that anyone who boos at a karaoke bar is a a real jerk: You are not on American Idol, you are a normal person out for a good time like everybody else. Most karaoke folk are good people and won’t be harsh if you can’t sing too well. If you don’t know the words, they’ll likely give you a hard time, but as we warned you in No. 2, you brought that upon yourself.

Now go on out there and have some fun!

Our photobooth is sure getting popular – but that’s no surprise. It’s such a fun way to entertain your guests at your event.

There is just something about grabbing your friends, squeezing into a Photo booth, and striking a pose. Photo booth strips are some of the most treasured pictures in your photo box. Reminding you of that great day at the beach, that fun summer night at the carnival, and now – that amazing event you were invited to!

Our PhotoBooth will create laugh-out-loud memories, inspire fun, and create energy at your event. Uninhibited by the presence of a photographer behind the lens – the shots produced are always fun and sometimes downright hilarious! When that curtain is pulled shut – almost anything can happen! You will delight in seeing your guests of all ages produce some of the best photos taken at your event.

Unique props and costumes are available to add to the creativity of the photos. Strip style photos will print immediately after exiting the booth. Choose to add the Photo Guest Book option to your event and you will leave with a scrapbook of the photos taken and handwritten personal messages from your guests next to their pictures. Whether it be “Best Wishes!”, a heartwarming message, goofy joke, or a funny “remember when”, your scrapbook will be the perfect keepsake of your special event!

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We have seen so many wonderful ways to incorporate mother nature in our weddings over the summer. We wanted to share a few of those ideas here with you! If you are thinking about a rustic theme – these might be right up your tree!

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Event UpLighting Transforms your Setting

Main Event’s lighting service adds romance, color and ambiance to transform your function room or tent into a magically lit setting for your perfect event. Project a monogram of your names on a wall or ceiling to further personalize your venue. Our lights can also sync to the beat of the music, adding excitement and bringing your dance floor to life!

Event Uplighting is one of the newest trends sweeping the event industry. There are many different people and companies offering different levels and types of Uplighting. Main Event Uplighting is a bit different from most of the Uplighting that you may have seen. We can create an array of beautiful effects for the different levels of your specific event.

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Design

During cocktail hour and dinner we can keep one color throughout that time or program a smooth, slow change through a pattern of colors.

Once the party starts and the dance floor is packed, we can have the lights change color to the beat of the music. Enhancing the excitement on the dance floor! This is where our lights are most different from the other lighting companies. Click on the video button to the right and watch the UpLights in action, changing to the beat of the music. We also have this video on a DVD if you prefer, just contact the office and we will send a DVD out to you.

Color

Another feature that sets our Uplighting apart from the others is Main Event Uplighting creates a strong beam of light giving a more intense and impressive look to your reception room. The other types of Uplighting tend to throw a “color wash” instead of a beam of light. We can achieve any color you are looking for from light pastels to deeply concentrated hues, giving your event the tailored look you desire.

Monogram Projection

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$100 extra charge added for Monogram Projection which is your names or initials projected onto the wall, ceiling – where ever it looks best for your specific venue!

Service

A Main Event Uplighting technician will handle your lighting the day of your event. This Tech sets up the lights according to the pre-planned design that has been created with you. The Tech can move lights if needed, for example if your cocktail hour is in a different room than the reception. The Tech stays for the whole event to control and program the lights according to the design plan.

Here’s what a client had to say:

“We ordered event uplighting through Main Event DJ’s. It was AMAZING. It really made a HUGE difference in the ambiance in the room. Our venue had high vaulted (exposed wood) ceilings. And it just looked so good! The lights were beautiful at dinner and added something to the evening. When the music really got going later in the night the lights beat to the music and made it look like a night club. It was really awesome! My husband fought me so much on the uplighting (lack of funds)… but told me at the wedding he was glad I fought for it. Because he admitted that it added so much to the environment of the wedding. If you have the extra money… definitely get the uplighting!!!”

Wedding season is in full tilt and what a blast it has been so far. We’ve noticed so many different creative touches our couples are incorporating to make their day special and unique. This year we see our bride and grooms are creating an evening that communicates who they are as a couple.  It’s all about individuality!

Here are a few of our favorites!!

1. Tasting Stations

A lot of couples are keeping guests entertained between the ceremony and dinner by having tasting stations at cocktail hour! It’s a great way to sneak in their favorite foods (some couples do tacos, mac ‘n’ cheese bars, and even olive oil bars and surprise guests with something a little bit different from the usual wedding eats. We also see a lot of mini-desserts instead of passed cake.

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2. Remade First Dance Songs

Instead of dancing to Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole, opt for more current versions of classic wedding songs.  (Maroon 5 has an amazing rendition of The Way You Look Tonight and Joss Stone sings L-O-V-E with a beautiful modern twist).

3. Dress Trend: New Colors

It’s no secret that non-white wedding dresses are out in force – from rose, to even darker shades…of silver and gray.

4. Table cards

We’ve seen shutters to clotheslines, to even logs and each one is so clever!

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And while we have you check out these wedding favors that are anything but ordinary