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WHITNEY AND BRENT'S WEDDING

April, 2011 in Lincoln
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Ceremony: St Mary's Catholic Church
Reception: Grand Manse Apartments

DJ:

A+ Nightlife Entertainment - DJ - 3230 South 13th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE, 68502, USA

A+ Nightlife Entertainment

3230 South 13th Street
Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68502, USA
402-475-6483

"We were really disappointed in the quality and effort from our DJs. A+ Nightlife did my sister's wedding and did a pretty good job, so 3 years later we booked them for our wedding. Our reception was at the Grand Manse. The company did not figure out how to make their system sound well in the room. The DJ's sounded muffled and it was really irritating. None of our guests could understand what was going on. However, the house system was just fine when we used it for speeches. My husband asked the DJ to switch over to the house system, but they would not. A+ is big on guest participation, but when no one heard what was going on, we had to recruit guests to play the games. It was frustrating to me, but really frustrating to my fiance. I hated that we were pre-occupied with improving the DJ situation during the first half of our reception and that when we visited with the guests, the all mentioned how awful the DJ was. In fact, most said, "Thank goodness the DJ finally shut up". Secondly, they played several songs that we asked not to have played. For example, we had asked that they not play "Single Ladies" for the boquet toss, but they did. Thirdly, we paid extra for some additional extras. Here are two examples. One was about $75 worth of games that the DJ did not do at our wedding. Another was a game they play for releasing tables, but it obviously didn't work because no one could here him, so our coordinator just released tables to eat. This was an additional $40. After the wedding, we contacted the owner, Mike, to expressed our disatisfaction and ask for a refund for the activities we paid for that they skipped. He made excuses for every complaint and said we would not recieve a refund. He did not apologize. He said we had their best employees there. I also was upset that even with several meetings and several emails that stated what exactly we wanted, the DJ contacted us multiple times in the days leading up to the wedding. Mike is really unorganized. We made the effort to always contact his wife Brenda, who is also a DJ, with all of our information because we thought she seemed more with it and organized, but that still did not make a difference. A+ Nightlife's packages are over $1,000. I suggest using your money more wisely then we did. We were disappointed not just by the performance and quality of our DJs, but the lack of professionalism, responsibility, and integrity of the owner."

Ceremony:

St Mary's Catholic Church

1420 K Street
Lincoln, NE, United States

"Great Church. It was truly a beautiful setting for a wedding. We are both from out of Lincoln. The rules are very strict at this church, especially with decorations. The organist was hard to get a hold of and meet with, but she did a great job and played wonderfully."

Reception:

Grand Manse Apartments

129 N 10th St
Lincoln, NE, United States

"Beautiful location. Very pricey for the services you receive (lights, round tables, bar service). Their "coordinators" are college students and changed every couple months, so it was really difficult. We had about 4 different gals leading up to our wedding. The management also shifted. Another thing to think about is that you are only allowed to decorate on the day of your wedding. We hired a coordinator, and I highly suggest you do also if you use this location. Secondly, if you rent table clothes, etc, they can only be picked up the following Monday...which is usually an additional fee through your rental company. While they are very accommodating at the bar, their prices are very high and they will not negotiate on those."

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Lincoln Downtown

141 North 9th Street
Lincoln, NE, United States

"Great location for our wedding, but the really messed up our room blocks, and we booked over a year out. We had a suite with two bathrooms...perfect for bride and bridesmaids to get ready! Also, they were very accommodating with their shuttle. The night before the wedding, there were about 2 parties on our floors, which made it incredibly noisy."

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