WELCOME TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN!
We know there's a lot that goes into planning a special event. All those details, both big and small, can get pretty overwhelming at times. So we're here to take some of that stress off your plate!
At Happily Ever After Entertainment Design, we want to ensure that the event of your dreams becomes a reality!
Every function has a mood and a flow, set by music and lights. From casual to coordinated, at Happily Ever After Entertainment Design, we'll help you set the right mood and keep your event flowing seamlessly from start to finish.
We pride ourselves in working closely with our clients and the vendors they choose. We like to make sure everyone's working together to achieve your vision.
From helping you pick your music and coordinate your event schedule, to performing professional emcee duties while keeping your guests focused and entertained, we make it our mission to go above and beyond so that your event is enjoyable, even to you!
Thanks for stopping by. Please let us know if we can be of service! We'd be honored to be a part of your special event.
"After the first meeting, we knew we'd found someone who fit our style. Cori sat down with us, listened to the music that we love, sifted through our song choices, and gave us her own recommendations for what might work in each moment. Her knowledge of the wedding mechanics helped us plan the entire proceeding - our wedding could not have been more perfectly tailored! She has a fantastic sense of humor, an extensive understanding of music, and a gift for connecting with the people for whom she plays. I couldn't recommend anyone better!"
LISHA & JO W.
CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
STANDARD DJ SERVICES
Our packages include an initial consultation meeting, unlimited email and phone contact, creation of an event schedule and song list, and a final review meeting.
DANCE FLOOR LIGHTING
Dancing to great music is fun but add to that exciting lights and you've got a complete entertainment experience.
The landscape of New England is a beautiful backdrop for any event. And there are hundreds of amazing venues to choose from, We at Happily Ever After Entertainment Design are happy to be a part of your destination events, too. There is an additional charge for travel outside of a 20 mile radius of the greater Bangor area.
A BIT MORE ABOUT CORI
Cori Skall has worked in broadcasting for almost two decades, as both a radio and television personality. Currently, you can hear Cori from 3-7PM on Z107.3, where she also spent some time as a Morning Show Host, as part of the "John and Cori in the morning" show. She also worked as the host of the morning show on WNSX @ 97.7 out of Ellsworth and as a reporter for WABI TV5.
Her work in broadcasting has taken her all over the country, to radio stations all over the South East and South West. In 2002, Cori put her vast knowledge of music and experience hosting live events to good use and started working as a freelance event DJ. In 2013, she decided to go into business for herself and founded "Happily Ever After Entertainment Design."
Cori's personality, poise and professionalism bring a special sense of credibility and ease to any event. With her attention to even the smallest of details and her ability to see the big picture, Cori makes sure her clients feel comfortable and confident as they make their way to the big day! Let her help make your next event one you'll remember, for all the right reasons.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO WE NEED A DJ OR CAN WE JUST PLUG IN AN IPOD AND CALL IT GOOD?
A DJ does more than just set up some speakers, stand in the corner and press play. A good DJ is like a conductor. making sure all of the different instruments come together; at the right time, in harmony, to make a beautiful piece of music. A good DJ starts by working with you to learn what your expectations and wishes are, and puts together a timetable to help you get a better idea of how the event will feel. A good DJ makes recommendations and puts together a playlist based on your specific preferences. A good DJ reads the crowd, and makes subtle adjustments to keep the party going. A good DJ is also your go-to person on the day of your event; they will tell you if you have something in your teeth, run interference for you with your new mother-in-law, and call your old roommate a cab when he's had too much to drink. So yes, you could certainly set up some speakers and an iPod, but that's all you'll have - speakers and an iPod.
DO I NEED TO TIP MY DJ?
Tips are certainly appreciated, but are not expected. If you are especially pleased with the way your event turned out, and believe your DJ played a role in making your day a success, then you are more than welcome to reward him/her with a tip. But that is entirely up to you.
DO I NEED TO MAKE A LIST OF ALL THE SONGS OR DOES THE DJ PICK THE MUSIC?
You can have as much or as little to do with choosing the music as you would like. If you are a music lover who has a very specific taste and want to make a list, we are certainly willing to let you take the helm. If you'd like us to make suggestions, we're happy to offer our expertise. Or if you have no idea where to start, and the idea of creating a playlist intimidates you, we'll alleviate your stress by creating a playlist for you.
DO YOU TAKE REQUESTS?
Of course we do, if you want us to! Through the years, we have heard folks say that the DJ wouldn't take my request! That blows our mind! Our most important job is to make you happy. Our second most important job is to make sure your guests are having fun. If you'd like us to take requests, we'll be glad to do so.
IF THE PARTY IS GOING WELL, DO YOU HAVE TO STOP?
Depending on what package you book, if your event is going well and there's not an issue with the venue or the other essential vendors, we are usually able to stay beyond the set time, for an extra $125 for each hour, which is to be paid by the end of the event.
COULD YOU RECOMMEND A GOOD CATERER, PHOTOGRAPHER, CAKE MAKER, ETC?
We can and we will. Just click on our Preferred Vendors tab to find out more.