Frequently Asked Questions

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What other type of events do you do?

We certainly specialize in weddings, but we love other events too! Corporate events, galas, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties- you name it! If you need music, lighting, or media just give us a call, we’d love to be there.

Can I meet with you on the weekends?

Sorry, but no. Our offices are closed on weekends because we’re all out working to make our weddings and events picture perfect! We’re more than happy to accommodate late night weekday meetings though, so give us a call so we can make something happen.

Do you work with my planner/florist/rental company/etc ?

We sure do! We’re proud to be part of such an amazing event industry here in Saint Louis, and we love getting to work with the other stellar vendors it has to offer. Just ask them about us and you are sure to hear great things.

Do you work at my venue?

We do! Chances are we’ve not only been to your venue, but we’ve been there many times! But don’t worry if we haven’t . We love new venues and are more than prepared to go check it out.

What do I need to do to book your services?

To book our services (whether it be one service or all of them,)  we require a signed contract and a non-refundable 50% deposit. Your final payment is due 30 days before your event date.

Are there discounts for booking multiple services?

Yes, however how much and on which services depends on the specifics of your event. Let us know what you are interested in and we will let you know how much you can save!

Do you offer off season discounts?

Yes, winter events, as well as those on Fridays or Sundays are often eligible for discounted rates.

Are you insured?

Yes. Our company is fully insured.

What does lighting & decor provide?

We provide lighting, draping, furniture, dance floors, and other custom pieces to help transform your event into something spectacular. We’re more than happy to come up with a solution that’s perfect for you.

Do I need to feed you?

Only if you don’t want us to pass out! Honestly though, yes. You should let your caterer know how many vendor meals you will need. On DJ packages you will only need one. On photo, video, or band services it depends on what you book. If you aren’t sure how many you need get in touch and we will let you know.

I need pricing!

Not a problem! Pricing for design generally depends on your venue, the day of your big event, and what kind of look you’re going for. Feel free to contact us today so that we can work up a proper quote.

My venue says I can’t hang things on the walls or the ceiling. Can we still do draping?

Yep! Much of our pipe and drape is free standing, meaning that we don’t need to do any kind of affixing to the walls or ceiling – so we’re able to cover or transform whatever space you’re worried about.

When should I book?

As soon as you’d like. We can only take a set number of events on a weekend to ensure that you’re given proper time and attention! These tend to book up quickly depending on your wedding date.

I know I want lighting, but I just don’t know what I want! Help?

Don’t panic! Schedule an appointment with us so we can sit and chat about your space and your style. We’ll work together to find something that you love.

Do your DJs work exclusively for Millennium?

Yes. Our DJs only work for us, so you don’t need to worry that another DJ company might double book. You can also rest assured that the DJ has been trained in, and will always uphold, the highest level of service and professionalism set by Millennium Productions.

How many weddings do you do each year?

LOTS! TONS! Seriously don’t even try to count, it’s ridiculous. Our DJs stay sharp by constantly working events. They have plenty of experience, and are always familiar with current wedding trends.

What makes you different from your competitors?

We have the best DJ team in St. Louis! We’re well trained, well mannered, and look great in a suit. We promise to go above and beyond for your event. Millennium Productions works hard to have the best DJs with extensive training, and top of the line equipment.  We don’t just play music, we help host your event.

Have you played at our reception site before?

Most likely, yes! Like Johnny Cash, we’ve been everywhere, man! And if your event is somewhere we haven’t been, we’ll be happy to check it out beforehand to make sure we can accommodate your vision of the space.

How would you define your ‘style’ when hosting an event?

Our big focus for the day is on you! Our style is not the party motivator or the entertainer, we’re there to make sure your event goes flawlessly. We do our best to make everything personal and fun  to each client – without any cheese.

Can we visit you at a performance?

No. Our events are both private and unique! We encourage you to check out our page about all of our DJs, or to schedule a meeting to chat with us at our offices! All of our weddings are individual and different, so seeing us in action at one event won’t necessarily be the same for yours.

Will we meet our DJ before the wedding?

Absolutely! Our DJs meet face-to-face with every client before their event to review all of the details for the big day and to get to know you better. If you can’t meet for some reason, we are available via phone and Skype.

May we speak to your references?

You sure can! We are happy to provide references for any past event, assuming the past client has given us the okay to do so. Feel free to check out all of our reviews, too!

How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

You can be as involved or not as involved as you want in picking out the music for your event. With our online planning forms, selection is unlimited – if there’s any thing we don’t have, we’ll get it for you! Or, if you’d rather not worry about it, our DJs are confident and comfortable using their music knowledge to keep the party going.

 

Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?

Yes! One part of your online planning forms is the Do Not Play (DNP) list. Any song listed on the DNP list will not get played, even if it gets requested.

When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?

Our goal is always to make sure we are 100% set-up and ready at least 30 to 60 minutes before the start time of the event. This allows the DJ time to review notes, coordinate with vendors, and most importantly, relax! A relaxed DJ is calm and ready for any last minute adjustments. We generally try to get into the venue 2 hours (if possible) beforehand to accomplish this.

What will The DJ wear to our wedding?

We suit up! All black is the norm – cleaned and pressed every week to insure that the DJ always looks good. If your particular event calls for something different, we’re more than happy to try and accommodate. Especially if funny hats are involved.

How much would you charge for overtime?

It’s $75/hour when booking. If you need to add hours on the day of the event, the price doubles to $150/hour or $75/half-hour.

Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?

No. Our goal is to provide the best professional DJ/Host service, by keeping the focus on the clients, and not on us.

What should I call you?

The person who films your event is a videographer (Vid•e•OG•ro•pher). If you want to get super swanky you can also call them a cinematographer. They like that.

what is a same day edit?

In this case the name says it all. A same day edit or SDE is a highlight video that is assembled throughout the day of  your event and is shown at the reception. It’s a major wow factor for your guests, and we are one of the few companies in Saint Louis who offer this service.

There are some requirements as far as timeline with this package so make sure that you give us a detailed account of your day when booking.

What are special features?

While highlights are great for sharing there are some moments you want to see in their entirety. That is where special features come in. Things like speeches, formal dances, and reception entrances can be edited to show the entire event as it happened, in real time. All highlight packages include special features.

What kind of cameras do you use?

We shoot video in 1080HD on DSLR cameras. We choose these cameras because they are small and unobtrusive while offering great quality.

 

Can I choose my video team?

Teams are assigned based on availability. We will try our best to accommodate specific requests, but we cannot guarantee a particular video team for an event.

How long will it take to get the final video?

We don’t guarantee a final date as we do our best to put our top work into each and every film we put out. However on average our turnaround time is 3-4 months.

Can I pick the music for my video?

Yes. Clients are guaranteed the use of one song to be selected from our approved vendor’s websites, www.songfreedom.com and www.themusicbed.com. We limit music to these sites because we can license this music and use it legally. If you would like to know more about why we have to use licensed music, please see THIS article. While we guarantee only one song, selecting more than one song helps us get a sense of your taste. The additional songs you send may or may not be used, depending on whether or not it fits the footage. If you don’t have time or just don’t care to choose your music, we have no problem choosing for you. Please indicate that on your planning form, or let us know within two weeks after the event.

 

Why do you need to use licensed music?

There are a lot of reasons to use licensed music, the most important being that it’s illegal not to. Artists own the rights to their music and we, as creative professionals, need to respect that. The consequences of being caught using unlicensed music can range anywhere from video takedowns and over-dubbs to massive lawsuits. Please support us, in supporting our fellow artists. Who knows, you might just discover a new favorite along the way.

Why do you ask for photos?

The photos are used for menus and cases. We ask for photos from your photographer because they are a higher resolution than what we can pull from video. We generally ask that you send 4-5 of your favorite images. Using dropbox or a similar service is the best way to do this, but you can also send an email. Your photographer is always credited on our cases when their photos are used.

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