We Provide Entertainment, But What Else Do You Need?

Posted on January 22, 2015 in Akron Wedding DJ,Cleveland Wedding DJ,Uplighting

So this is the year for your big day. You are probably about six months out and locking down your vendors, flowers, entertainment, and venue. We are here to save you lots of time, and more importantly lots of headaches. No we aren’t going to toot our horn about our entertainment value. We don’t need to. You already know Selective Sound is going to provide the best music, lighting, and entertainment for your wedding. We want to talk about how you can save yourself the hassle of everything else you need.

Julie Elizabeth Event Styling can help you plan the add-ons to your wedding at an affordable price with high quality service. Julie has her degree with interior design, so she understands the room. She can help create, design, and decorate any space to give you the grand wedding you might be looking for.

Here is an example of Julie’s repertoire:

– Event Design

– Centerpiece Design

– Rentals – Linens – Tablecloths, overlays, napkins, chair covers, etc.

– Chiavari chair caps and sashes

– Charger Plates

– Vases and Candleholders

– Centerpieces and Candelabras

– Personalized Stationary – Save-the-dates, invitations, place cards, menus, etc.

– Floral Arrangements

– Creative Consultations

– Event Planning Services

The above services are perfect for not only weddings, but birthday parties, showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and special occasions.

We have worked with Julie several times and every time we see a bride talk to her, there is a special glow and smile that you just don’t see at every wedding.

Julie is easy to work with, and that is why we highly recommend her services. Our mission of providing couples with the most elegant wedding day without any hassle is perfectly inline with Julie’s work. Visit her website and set up a meeting to see how she can help add that special touch to your wedding day. Check out our services to see how we can make your wedding a reception no one will ever forget!

Selective Sound and Marigold Catering – An Unbeatable Duo

Posted on January 12, 2015 in Cleveland Wedding DJ,Uncategorized

Catering Done Right With Service To Match

When you are in an industry like ours, word of mouth references become a big part of the business you gain. Every now and then we like to do a special thanks to some of the best people we know in the wedding business.

Marigold Catering have been providing their services to weddings and other events for the past 14 years. They have been a staple in the wedding world and we have had the pleasure of working with them on hundreds of events.

Starting in 1997, Joan Rosenthal began her catering business with a simple idea: Provide good food for events where catering is not readily available. This has blossomed into the business that was named Cleveland’s Top Off-Site Caterer by CBC Magazine.

Our relationship with Marigold Catering has been going on as long as they have been around. We both have an understanding for the wedding industry, which is to provide high quality standards and collaborate with others to create a unique experience for every guest at the reception.

If you are looking for the best catering service in the Cleveland area, we highly suggest Marigold Catering. They are one of the best in the business and will make your special day even more magical.

Five Must Read Wedding Planning Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

Posted on January 3, 2015 in Cleveland Wedding DJ

Let me guess…. you just got engaged and your so excited you started contacting vendors from every major wedding category and you don’t even have a date or a venue yet.


My name is Jay R and I am the founder of Selective Sound Entertainment. As an expert in the wedding industry with nearly three decades worth of tips and tricks, I am here to share some information that you will be thanking us for years from now.

weddingtipsTip #1 – Email  Go to gmail or yahoo right now and set up a WEDDING ONLY email address. Try your name plus your future spouse’s names and the wedding year for easy remembrance – This will prevent getting spam wedding emails to your personal account long after your special day has come and gone.

Tip #2 – Price   Do not base your decisions on the best price. You are not shopping for airline tickets or electronics. Contact about 5-8 vendors after doing online research and then schedule a phone consultation or in person meeting to see the true differences. Remember, these are major decisions that can effect the outcome of your reception.

Cleveland wedding lighting, cleveland photography, cleveland djs, cleveland wedding lighting,cleveland uplighting, downtown cleveland receptions, Wyndham hotel, Westin cleveland,Rock , Ritz Carlton, Silver Grille,windows on the river, taste of excellenceTip #3 – Budget What is your true budget? Have you discussed with any family that may be contributing to your wedding?  If not, do this right away. The biggest mistake brides and grooms make is not being thorough about their true money situation. Estimate lower budget to prevent going over.

Tip #4 – Bridal Shows Are they for you? If you go to any bridal shows, you should know what you are getting into. They are usually filled with hungry vendors that are just waiting to book you on the spot. Your strategy should be simple – Go to these shows first thing when they open or towards the end before they close.  Make sure you take the time to gather information, but do not make any commitments until you research them. Our friends at Today’s Bride have two of the largest and most thorough shows around (January 11th in Akron, and January 17-18th in Cleveland).

TIP #5 – Venue Don’t spend 90% of your budget on your venue. That leaves you with little to no money left for qualified vendors. The outcome of your wedding will suffer if you hire lower price/less qualified photographers, DJs, bands, entertainment, etc.

For more tips contact a representative from Selective Sound Entertainment today.


About the writer: Jay R has been in the wedding industry for 29 years. He has booked more than 6000 weddings and met with over 15k brides and grooms.  He loves giving advice and helping couples along their journey in planning by recommending many venues and vendors in the wedding industry. Jay R and Selective Sound are known for going out of the way to help others. Check out Selective Sound on WeddingWire.

Five Star Reviews on Wedding Wire

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Cleveland Wedding DJ

Batting 1000 in 2014 

As the year comes to a close we like to take a minute to recognize our successes and where we need improvement for the next year.  One of the best resources a bride can use is the website WeddingWire – where we have a perfect five out of five star rating for the past year.

A lot of couples trusted us for their entertainment and helped bring SSE to one of its biggest years yet. One thing that makes it worthwhile is the amount of incredible reviews couples will leave for us on Wedding Wire. Having a perfect record for the past year brings us a smile as we recount each wedding we were part of.

“Jay R ensured he had everybody’s name correctly and was even great about changing things last minute – and did it with a smile!”

“I truly believe that Jay R and his team can make your reception hall dreams come true.”

“They kept the party going all night and made plenty of announcements throughout the night reminding guests of the photo booth, guest signing and every little detail was outstanding!”

This is just a sample of how awesome our couples are. We truly loved every minute working with these fantastic people.  Here is to a great year and to making 2015 even better. Cheers!

Selective Sound and Silver Grille Get Hot!

Posted on November 25, 2014 in Cleveland Wedding DJ

Rock The House Live Gets The Party Started

While the Cleveland weather gets cold, Selective Sound starts to heat up.  With some help from Silver Grille at the Ritz Carlton Cleveland, we had no problem making this wedding one for the record books.

September weddings can be tricky with the weather, but we were very fortunate on this day.  Celebrating the wedding of Nicole and Brent was one of our favorite events to date.  One of the specialties that made this wedding stand out was the addition of the Rock The House Live! band.

Our sister company started the band a little over a year ago, but judging by their sound you would think they have been playing together for many years.  From the strum of the first chord to the conclusion of the encore, there was never an empty dance floor.  Rock The House Live! can perform several genres of music – pop, rock, disco, top 40’s, hip-hop, and all the classics. Brent and Nicole were both ecstatic with the performance from the seven-piece set.

We provided one of our photo booths to capture guests having fun with the camera.  Additionally we had one of our DJs on site for the cocktail reception. Most notably our lighting designer was able to capture the true essence of Nicole and Brent’s love with colors that warmed the beautiful architecture of The Silver Grille.  When the band took the stage we were able to create lighting patterns to accompany the beats of the music and set the mood for each song.

To find out how you can book Rock The House Live! and Selective Sound, visit them online to see availability for your next event.

To see additional photos from the wedding, visit the Selective Sound Facebook Page.

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