FEATURED VENDOR: An interview with Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment

This month we sat down with our friends Rick and Debbie from Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment to learn more about their business and what they offer their clients.

Here’s what they had to say:

Q: How did Arpeggio get its name?
A: Arpeggio is a musical technique, where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously.  What does this mean? It means we take care of everything that needs taken care of the day of your wedding, just like each musical note must be played with care in order to create an Arpeggio.

Q: Who are your clients? And what types of events do you service?
A: Our clients are anyone that is getting married and looking to make a lasting impression on their guests and have them saying “that was the best wedding!” As for what we offer {aside from the basics: a DJ, DJ equipment, lights, video/photo booth} we really offer piece of mind.  The DJ will take care of the little things that go on behind the scenes to create a smooth flowing wedding reception. We work closely with all your wedding professionals as a team. Remember, we are all there for one reason; to ensure that you and your guests have the most memorable time ever.

Q: What happens if a couple tells you they are thinking of using an iPod to save money?
A: 
iPods are great for when you have a few friends over and you are getting ready to go out and you put on your favorite playlist and start cranking up the volume.  Would this really work for a wedding where you can have up to 50+ guests? Who is going to MC the evening? Make introductions? Make sure the reception runs on time?

If you choose to try and do the music yourself, there are a few items you need to consider:
– you need someone to pick up all the equipment
– someone to make the announcements
– someone to break down all the equipment
All of this takes time and who’s going to do this while at the same time being a guest at your wedding?

They will also need the following DIY iPod Checklist:

·                  iPod
·                  Mixer
·                  Microphone
·                  Microphone Cable
·                  Mixer to Amplifier Cables
·                  Amplifier
·                  Speakers
·                  Speakers Stands
·                  Speaker Cables
·                  Back-up Equipment
·                  Liability Insurance
·                  Music

 Who has all that? Other items to consider:
– most songs on your iPod gradually fade out at the end and then have a 10-15 second gap before the next song plays so there will be silence between songs.

What happens if one of your guests wants to make a request?  There’s no one there to take it so how will the song they want to hear play?

A professional DJ is more than someone who just plays music.  They are the emcee, they read the crowd and adjust music to get or keep people dancing.  They coordinate with your other wedding professionals to make sure all the events that happen during the reception are captured.  Best of all they can interact with the crowd.  The dancing portion of a wedding is typically only 1 ½ to 2 hours which means approximately only 22-30 songs are played during this period of time.  Is it worth one of your friend or a family member all the stress to ensure that everything is perfect on your big day?

Consider calling Arpeggio Wedding EntertainmentNo Chicken Dance. No Line Dances. No Problem

Contact: Debbie Tomanek
Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment
DJs – Lighting – Video/Photo Booths  – Custom Bean Bag Games
Call: 401-769-1325 x12
RI Offices: Newport & North Smithfield

Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC is a wife-and-husband photography team located in Providence, Rhode Island. We’ve been providing wedding and portrait photography services in and around Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Boston and more for over a decade.

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