Cleveland-Wedding-Uplighting Perfect First Dances... Every Time! wedding barn shot conny Cleveland Wedding DJs Selective Sound dancing bandw Cleveland Uplighting

Read our reviews on The Knot.LpT5kpx44RXjfqUi483ZkVVUPnAEQnKUSZdXeX7Hs_UThe Knot Best of Weddings - 2016 Pick                 Photo credits for pictures in gallery above are from Making The Moment ****

  • At Selective Sound, quality is our #1 goal. With over 27 years of experience at more than 6,000 wedding receptions, the entertainment is customized to meet your needs. Your ideas and feelings are listened to very carefully!Welcome to Selective Sound!
     
    The entertainment for your wedding reception is one of the most important decisions you will make. 10 Years from now, your family and friends might not remember what they ate at your wedding reception, but they will recall Old Uncle Jack dancing the night away with your family and friends.

    About Our Cleveland Wedding DJs

    A qualified and professional Cleveland Wedding DJs will enhance the experience of your wedding reception while remaining in the background, keeping the focus where it needs to be... On You! Our Cleveland Ohio Wedding DJs and MCs love what they do and it shows! Their enthusiasm is contagious. Our entertainers are skilled in interacting with guests and tastefully involving them in the fun. We are dedicated to provide you with a level of entertainment beyond your every expectation. Serving Cleveland & NE Ohio since 1987 CALL NOW! 440-516-0020
  • 
    
    button-youtube
  • Shocking engagement statistics….

    Given that we’re in the heart of engagement season, we wanted to quantify some of the specifics of American proposals. While data Given that we’re in the heart of engagement season, we wanted to quantify some of the specifics of American proposals. While data on average marriage age exist, there isn’t much out there on the specifics of engagements. If you or someone you know is looking for wedding planning assistance, send them this link now to contact us asap so we can help. Its not just what we offer that we can help with, but help guide you in the right direction with other vendors and venues. Contact us now! So, we surveyed 10,000 recently-engaged brides, posing questions like: How old were you when you got engaged? How old was your partner? And, how long were you dating prior to your engagement? After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast). amazing monogram with couple engagement age in the United States is 27.2 years for women, and 28.7 years for men nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship On average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years) About 2.2% of Americans get engaged under the age of 20, 74% in their 20s, 15% in their mid-30s (30-34), and about 8% at the age of 35 or older. Only 19% of women in the Northeast get engaged at age 24 or younger. Meanwhile, in the South, this figure is more than double, at 43%. Men in the Northeast present a similar case, with nearly 10% less engagements below age 24. In the West, the relatively high percentage of younger engagements might be partially explained by Utah, where 60% of the population are of the Mormon faith. In the Mormon culture, young marriages are common , with the average hovering around 23 years of age. And if you’re over the age of 27.2 and single, take note that the age of engagement (and marriage) has been on the rise for years: in 1990, the average woman tied the knot at 23. The norm for what constitutes as "marriageable age" changes quickly in America. average marriage age exist, there isn’t much out there on the specifics of engagements. ***Thank you to wedding way for this information ...
    Read More

    The shocking truth: former couple speaks out….

    When it comes to your wedding day, it only makes sense that you would be looking for the perfect vendors to help facilitate and make sure everything runs smoothly. However, with so much riding on this big day, needless to say the pressure is on. With so many entertainment options to choose, you probably find yourself asking, "Which one will put me in good hands?" Brad and Melissa Hewitt asked themselves the same question, and here is what they had to say after choosing Selective Sound Entertainment for their wedding services. Brad and Melissa got married in March of 2016 at the Cuyahoga County courthouse. Before any step of the planning process, the couple's first priority was to find the right wedding planner for them - Assuming that a good wedding planner would be able to point them in the direction of other, recommended vendors. When Brad and Melissa had it narrowed down to only two candidates, they asked the question "Whom do you recommend for our wedding entertainment?" Both planners responded with the same answer: Selective Sound Entertainment. To be sure SSE was right for them, the soon-to-be Hewitts had three criteria that needed to be met; Their DJ needed to be informative, highly creative, and knowledgeable in the wedding industry. After a short meeting with SSE President Jay R Rich, it was clear that they had found the company they were looking for. This first meeting was only the beginning of planning what was sure to be an unforgettable day, as Jay R continued to meet with Brad and Melissa over the next few months. "We met with Jay R countless times during the wedding planning process.  Each time, we felt we moved forward significantly from where we were before.  From the beginning, we had an idea of what we wanted to accomplish from the entertainment standpoint but at each step, Jay R offered more ideas to not only bring our ideas to life, but also to execute them in a way that were both unique and imaginative." - Brad Hewitt   Though the couple was originally looking for DJ services, SSE resulted in providing all lighting and audio services, staging construction, incorporating TVs and other wireless services, and even brokered the videographers for the wedding as well. Though SSE seemingly put over 100 hours into this single wedding, Jay R and the SSE team never once seemed bothered or overworked, but instead, appeared to be just as excited ...
    Read More

    Fall wedding fail? or not…….

    Fall is a favorite season to many people, and with all the beautiful foliage on the trees, it's not hard to see why! While this beautiful backdrop may only be around for a short period of time, many couples take advantage of this to accent their wedding. Fall weddings are great aesthetically, but you can tend to run into more speed bumps than a traditional Summer or Spring wedding. However don't get discouraged, luckily you have the award-winning Selective Sound Entertainment team to help guide you in the latest trends for your Fall wedding! Outdoor Venues or Barn Weddings If you're planning on having a Fall wedding, it's probably a safe bet that you pictured it taking place outside. While Fall may be one of the most beautiful times of the year, it can also be one of the most challenging seasons to accommodate to the weather. If your reception is taking place in a tent/outside, how many guests can your venue comfortably hold? If rain arrives, even if just for a quick shower, you'll need to be sure that all your guests have adequate, comfortable cover. With or without rain, you'll also need to prepare for colder weather. Barns are usually secure structures, but a tent may need walls to help keep out bad weather. Also, set money aside in your budget for portable heaters to be brought in to ensure your wedding remains at an appropriate temperature. These are a proven solution, and with some nights in October falling as low as 30º F, a majority of your guests won't hang around long if they're shivering at your reception. Another topic to consider with your venue is your catering service, your entertainment choice, and how feasible it is for both of  them to work at the venue you decide. Be sure that your vendors are familiar enough with the location to do their jobs well, and to ensure they can easily get their equipment and materials to your location! Remember that DJs and caters can use ALOT of power with their setups and that special accommodations (generators, extra supplies, etc.) may be necessary. Thankfully, your planner from Selective Sound Entertainment can handle all of your generator needs. Atmosphere (Music, Lighting, & More!): Fall weddings have their own distinct style, and it is important to accent that style with other complementing amenities! Acoustic and Indy-style music selections are good picks for outdoor/barn weddings and can set a great mood of a quaint love ...
    Read More

    WOW! I just found a wedding DJ online for only $600.00. Read this article before they are all gone!

    It seems that in today's wedding market, there are people everywhere you turn that are eager and willing to provide DJ services for you and your partner's big day. This competition has caused some DJs to lower their rates astronomically; and while the price may look good on paper, are you sure you're making the right investment? Weddings can be very expensive events, but cutting corners on your entertainment don’t find the solution to a budget problem. As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for"... and wedding DJs are not exempt from this old adage. If your spending $20,000.00 or more for your wedding day, this article is a MUST READ! Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when booking a cheap DJ for your wedding. Do They Promise DJ Insurance? Your DJ is a major working component of your wedding day, which is why it is so important that they are able to guarantee you their services no matter what! When you book a DJ for a cheap rate, there is a good chance that they will be working the wedding alone and not with a partner. MC/DJ pairs work very well together for weddings, because it allows one person to focus solely on music and keeping the dance floor packed, and the other to focus on facilitating the events and speaking on the mic. With only one person independently handling all the responsibilities, there are many risks to consider. What happens if your DJ gets sick before your wedding? If their equipment breaks, do they have backup setups to ensure you at least have sound at your wedding? Frankly, if your DJ doesn't offer any insurance, can you be sure they'll even show up to the reception? Is if the DJ is properly trained and equipped to tackle the variety of surprises that weddings tend to bring? With guests of all ages in attendance, it's crucial that your DJ is able to read a crowd and play the songs that all your guests will want to hear. With cheap DJs, you run the risk of a limited music library, potentially filled with illegally downloaded music, as well as sloppy mixing and inappropriate songs being played. You always want to be sure that your wedding DJ's music selection is digital, non suggested, and clean edited, so you won't ever have to worry about any F-Bombs hitting grandma while ...
    Read More

    Tips on Tackling the Perfect Wedding Toast

    Getting asked to make a toast at someone's wedding is a great honor for some, but can be a total nightmare for others. Here are a few tips we at Selective Sound Entertainment suggest keeping in mind before you put your pen to paper! •     Avoid Useless Clauses - One of the most common ways for a person to begin their wedding toast is with one or both of the following phrases; "For those of you who don't know me, my name is _____, and I'm the _____ (best man, maid of honor, etc). If they're at the wedding, there's a very good chance they already know who they are. Skip the filler, and get right to the key points of your legendary speech! •     Don't be Nervous! - If public speaking isn't your strongest suit, you're not alone. Even these days where communicating is easier than ever, speaking in public still sits atop the pyramid of American's biggest fears. However, there's no need to stress! If you were personally picked to do a toast, the couple is looking for you to speak from your heart, not give a valedictorian's speech. Just imagine everyone is in their underwear, and you'll do fine! •     Get Your Speech Proofread - Just because you believe your speech is the best, doesn't necessarily make it so. Be sure to have another person read over your toast before you give it, just to be sure it truly is the best it can be. •     Stand Between The Couple When Speaking - Keeping this tip in mind might just earn you a few brownie points with the wedding photographer. Aside from the beautiful pictures that will come as a result of where you're standing while you speak, it will also ensure you're seen by all of the wedding's guests, and will make your speech much more personal to the couple. •     TOAST, Not ROAST - Everybody likes to poke fun at their friends, but perhaps their wedding isn't the best place for this. Keep the jokes light, and avoid stirring up a topic that may make the guests of honor feel uncomfortable. •     Don't Tell an Unknown Story - There's nothing worse than having to sit through a story that you think may never end.... Especially at a wedding. Try to stay away from stories that only a handful of people at the wedding ...
    Read More

Follow Selective Sound