As a photo booth provider in the Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hershey and York area, we have provided Wedding photo booth rentals for over three years. Having done over two hundred weddings in this time, we come across a number of great, professional vendors who service Weddings as a specialty of their business. It has been great to develop professional relationships with many of them.
We often get requests from our clients for referrals for services in the area. This is especially true if the bride and groom are from out of town. Meaning, they are not originally from this area, but, they have chosen to celebrate their Wedding day in Lancaster or Hershey. Sometimes, it is a matter of convenience for families that come from opposite ends of the state. Elizabethtown, York, Lancaster, Carlisle or the Harrisburg area, for example, provide a great central point for the groom’s Pittsburgh-based family and the bride’s Philadelphia-based family.
Due to the out of town nature of many of our clients and frequently being asked for suggestions on who can provide a Wedding cake, hair and make-up services, and even Wedding photography, we developed a list of partners that we have worked with to help facilitate connections. All of our recommended vendors on our partner’s page are Award Winning Wedding Services, based in the local area. They have achieved the distinction of being Awarded WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice Award(s) and / or the Knot’s Best of Wedding Award(s) for their high quality service and customer satisfaction.
Through our blog, we will continue to highlight many of these successful and Award Winning businesses for the benefit of our clients and perspective customers.
This week, we’d like to introduce you to HD Entertainment as one of our Wedding DJ Partners. As a female-owned and operated business ourselves, we have a profound respect for their services and commitment dedication they provide their customers.
Some background on HD Entertainment:
HD Entertainment is the area’s only All-Female DJ service. In 2017, HD Entertainment achieved the distinction of being named the Knot’s Best of Wedding and WeddingWire’s Couple Choice Award recipient in the Wedding DJ Category for both.
HD Entertainment was started by Heather Dino-Laughman over six years ago. Heather has been DJing since her teens and was trained and developed a love of the business from her father, who is a radio personality in northeastern Pennsylvania. Her musical tastes and knowledge span many genres and eras and she is excited to lead her team in event planning and coordination.
In the six years since Heather started HD Entertainment, they have completed over 350 weddings and events. The HD Entertainment team currently consists of Heather, Maggie and Amanda. Maggie is also the assistant manager and Amanda is a “headliner.” Each is a seasoned and experienced DJ in their own right. At the current time, Heather has two new ladies completing their training.
What can you expect when hiring HD Entertainment?
Having been a bride herself and planned her own Wedding, Heather and the HD Entertainment female DJ team will bring their unique knowledge, style and experience to your Wedding Day. HD Entertainment customers can expect a personalized experience, ease of communication and full access to their DJ in the process. Clients will receive help with planning and coordination, assistance with reception timelines and vendor referral assistance for other aspects of their Wedding day.
Heather is the point of contact for booking and consultations. In Heather’s consultations, she will assess each couple’s needs and interests and help make cost-efficient recommendations based on her client’s venue, date and time.
What should a bride and groom to consider first when planning for a Wedding DJ?
Keep in mind, like most things in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to event services. HD Entertainment provides a high quality, professional service while keeping their prices competitive by not maintaining a brick and mortar, retail storefront. Heather also believes smart marketing and “word-of-mouth” have been important aspects of HD Entertainment’s growth and success. Heather warns that a less expensive DJ may not mean less in terms of service, but a large price difference should be a red flag when researching providers. Don’t compromise and sacrifice quality or and peace of mind on the most important day of your life. Check reviews and he major Wedding sites before you make contact with providers / vendors.
Does Heather recommend a timeframe on shopping for Wedding DJ services?
Occasionally, HD Entertainment will get booked just a couple of weeks out from an event. More often than not, bookings are months to even two-plus years out. Heather’s suggestion is to book as early as possible to ensure your date and choice of DJ. HD Entertainment often books to capacity and their DJ’s are reserved as soon as possible, within their schedule. Couples waiting until the last minute run the risk of losing their DJ choice, date and even bargaining power. Not to mention the stress of trying to coordinate a day’s worth of activity in a short period of time.
What is the goal or long-term objective of HD Entertainment?
Heather’s goal and vision is to make HD Entertainment a trusted name and valued brand in the Harrisburg, Hershey, York and Lancaster area. A strong, female-led company that stands out above the competition in service, client satisfaction and event completion. A staff of five to six dynamic DJ’s. Heather believes a smaller approach so that training and services are not watered down or falter. Heather and her team strive to make each wedding a masterpiece of their services. She never wants to see a couple disappointed in any way, so they were keep their staff small, focused and events exclusive.
What is HD Entertainment’s Hours of Operation? Best way to contact?
Heather and the HD Entertainment team can be reached Monday – Friday from 9AM to 8PM. Saturday and Sunday’s are by appointment. Keep in mind, most of their events occur on Friday through Sunday. Feel free to call 570-578-4500 or Email heather at [email protected] .
In reading this blog, I hope you appreciate the insight into a fundamental business related to most Wedding receptions. We have had the pleasure and opportunity to partner with HD Entertainment on DJ / Photo Booth Wedding combinations on over two dozen occasions over the last two years. Some of the venues and locations include popular Wedding venues: the Antique Auto Museum (AACA) in Hershey, Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms in Elizabethtown, The Park Inn in Mechanicsburg, The Vineyard at Grandview in Mount Joy, The Eden Resort in Lancaster, and The General Potter Farm in Spring Mills to name a few, local area locations.
The HD Entertainment team provides an excellent service purely focused on your Wedding Day! The awards and acclaim they have received is a recognition of this.
As a photo booth rental service located in the Harrisburg, Hershey and Lancaster area, we are proud to partner with HD Entertainment in providing high quality, professional wedding DJ and photo booth rental combinations. Both HD Entertainment and FX Photo Booths are available for interested clients in York, Adams, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle and surrounding areas.
As Heather pointed out, premium service does not have to break your Wedding budget. If you are interested in a quality DJ and photo booth rental combination for your Wedding day, reach out to either of us at HD Entertainment or FX Photo Booths to get free, comprehensive quote for services from two outstanding female led businesses, located in heart of Central Pennsylvania.