How do I book you for my event?
Event dates can be reserved with a $300 non-refundable deposit and signed service contract. The deposit is credited towards your total event cost. Full payment is due 14 days before your event. Partial payments can be made at any time.
How can I pay?
We accept cash, all major credit cards, personal or certified checks, and money orders. Funds should be made payable to Background Solutions Entertainment.
Do you have a travel fee?
Travel is included for events within a 50-mile radius of the 20850 zip code. We're happy to travel anywhere, and can provide a specific quote based on your event location.
When do you arrive to set up for an event?
We plan to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the contracted start time. If necessary, we can accommodate earlier arrival times to the venue.
How do you dress for an event?
For weddings, our attire is always a suit or tuxedo (upon request). For corporate events, our attire is usually business-casual, unless otherwise requested. For promotional events, we can have our staff wear branded apparel. Let us know about any dress code requirements at the time of booking.
Do you have referrals?
Sure do! We are more than happy to provide our potential clients with references from past events. We want to make sure you are confident in selecting Background Solutions Entertainment for your event.
Can we drop by one of your events to check you out before we book?
Out of respect for our clients, we do not invite prospective customers to a private event. However, we do have several expos, showcases, and public events on our calendar each year. If you're interested in checking us out at one of these events, let us know and we'd be happy to share more information.
DJ & Emcee
What do you require at the venue?
We need to be within 15' of a grounded power source. We ask that a 6-foot table be provided.
What genres of music do you play?
With our extensive music library, we are able to accommodate any genre. Our tracks are edited for radio play. We will be sure to play songs appropriate for your event. If there are particular favorites that you would like to hear, just let us know in advance and we will be sure to have them.
Can we select the music?
Involvement in the musical selection is encouraged. Many of our clients have specific ideas regarding the type of music they want to hear during the event. Therefore, we are more than happy to accommodate any song requests, to the best of our ability. We take pleasure in collaborating with our clients, while providing additional suggestions and guidance when appropriate. We will be sure not to include any music genres that our clients have asked specifically not to be played.
What do you require at the venue?
Keep a 8'x10' space within 20' of a grounded power source clear for us. In our experience, close proximity to the bar or dance floor maximizes booth utilization. Overhead clearance of at least 8' is preferred. Awesome venue wifi (private network preferred) is needed for the social sharing to work properly.
What does the attendant do?
The attendant sets up and tears down the booth. They also hang around for your event to make sure everything runs smoothly. We arm them with some sure-fire tactics for making everyone photogenic!
Can we bring our own props?
Absolutely. The more props, the merrier, we always say!
Can we bring our own backdrop?
Certainly! The backdrop should be approximately 8'x8' in size. At least a four-inch hem in the top makes for clean mounting to our stand without needing A-clamps. Avoid reflective materials. Don't be afraid to think outside the box too: interesting venue walls/features can make for unique backdrops.
Does your booth work outdoors?
It can, but we would have to know more about the logistics of the event, to ensure we can run the booth properly. We require a solid, level floor (no grass or dirt), an overhead covering to protect the booth from the elements, and of course, a power source.
What is idle time?
Idle Time is for situations where the booth needs to be at your venue and set up by a certain time, but doesn't need to be operational for some time later. Rather than pay for additional service hours, you can pay a modest rate for that down time. Use this at a wedding if your venue needs to be setup before the ceremony, but the booth is for the reception. Or we can use this creatively if you don't want service time chewed up during dances/toasts/dinner, etc.
How many people can fit in the booth?
Our open-air setup allows more people to get in on the fun than a traditional, enclosed photo booth. We've seen as many as 12-15 people squeeze in at once. Without concern for personal space, you could almost certainly break that record!
Where can I find my photos?
How long does it take for my photos to be available online?
Photos will be available in our online gallery within 24 hours of the conclusion of your event.
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