Applause

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Congratulations!

Finding the love of your life is one of the most exciting things you will ever experience

So, now comes the fun part—planning your wedding day.

Time to declare your love in front of family and friends through a sacred ceremony—followed by the CELEBRATION! Let the party begin!

But before the fun starts, You have a lot to think about—big decisions are in front of you.

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, we understand.

A lot goes into making a wedding run smoothly.

As you plan for this once-in-a-lifetime moment, there are some important questions that are probably on your mind, such as…

  • Who will capture your special day on video?

  • Who will provide the entertainment during your reception?

  • How are you going to find all the right vendors to make this happen?

And then the biggest question of all…

When am I going to find the time to do all this?

We know you are busy with work or school, paying your bills, sending out invitations, etc. and the thought of having to contact a bunch of vendors and vet them properly to find the right people sounds like a lot of work.

Because it is a lot of work.

The last thing your life needs is more stress.

Speaking of stress, we haven’t even mentioned your budget!

Along with all the research and phone interviews to hiring good vendors comes the fact that you must piece together all these wedding services into a package that fits your budget.

What you need now is someone who can deliver multiple services, so you don’t have to deal with 5 different businesses.

We know how much this moment means to you.

Which is why we offer something unique in this industry…

A Family Owned Business for 25 Years

Here in St. Louis, smart couples call on Applause Weddings to help make their wedding day an unforgettable event.

Applause Weddings can cover a lot of bases by bundling wedding services together into one payment. Plus (free bonus), you only need to communicate with one person.

We simplify what is on your plate, so you keep your sanity and enjoy the process. With our 25 years of experienced service in multiple areas, you never feel lost or confused. We will guide you through the planning stage and then deliver outstanding services, so your wedding day is a fabulous experience.

HAPPY CLIENTS

★★★★★

“The overall value of the Round of Applause package was well worth it and we were happy with everything! We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of extra reception raw footage included in the video service—way more than other companies provided, yet at an affordable price. Our experience with Applause went smoothly and I would choose them again if I could re-live my wedding day!

~ Chris & Ashley

★★★★★

“We started out looking for a DJ, but we came across Applause and they stood out from all the options because of their ability to deliver “all-in-one” services, not just a DJ. They offered us a different solution that enabled us to communicate on several aspects of our wedding day through one contact person. We booked it immediately! Our wedding video is perfect—it gets so many compliments. And John is by far the best wedding DJ we’ve ever seen.”

~ Matt & Sydney

★★★★★

“Applause responded to all our emails and were absolutely wonderful to deal with. Amanda and her team are straightforward and super easy going. Our wedding video turned out amazing. We love watching everyone dancing and having a good time all night. Their service went way above and beyond with many extras.

~ Travis & Leilani

★★★★★

“When we started planning our wedding, the cost was a concern. As we searched online, the cost of each individual thing was too expensive for our budget. However, Applause offered the bundle deal—which was awesome! They made it possible for us to have it all. We met them at an open house, and after reading their reviews we booked them right away. It was honestly seamless. They were very sweet and helpful from beginning to end. I was honestly very surprised by how inexpensive the package was for what we were getting—we found other videographers charging double their price and that’s without the two other services included (DJ & Photobooth). Applause does an incredible job—their timing and communication was on point!

~ Heather & Dakota

★★★★★

“We were looking for a high quality and affordable videographer—one that delivered quality service. There were so many vendors out there, but we couldn’t find a single vendor that provided multiple services. Applause did it ALL with their Round of Applause package. We were pleased with the quality and friendliness of the staff from booking to after our wedding day. Their variety of services made coordinating the day so much easier. The DJ was phenomenal! We highly recommend Applause!”

~ Amanda & David

★★★★★

“We wanted to make sure that our vendor would capture all of our wedding day so we could remember the day since it goes so fast…while searching for vendors, we came across Applause. We noticed how Applause were always quick to respond to our questions, and with their awesome package deal, we chose them. Working with them was amazing and fun. They were so respectful and went above and beyond. Thanks for being so amazing. We still talk about it to this day and everyone comments how amazing our vendors were!”

~ John & Theresa

★★★★★

“We chose Applause because they had done a lot of weddings at our venu. Our overall experience was fantastic—extremely easy to work with. We quickly trusted their expertise, which relieved our worries. We did not stress over the DJ and video one bit. They know what they’re doing. In fact, the sneak peak video that arrived three days after the wedding was a sweet surprise! We were able to watch it on our honeymoon and experience the emotions again that can be quickly forgotten because the day goes by so fast. We highly suggest going with Applause.

~ Carley & Andrew

★★★★★

“We found Applause through our search for a videographer. We were looking for a vendor we could afford and one that had a good reputation. We noticed most other videographers offered much less time spent during the wedding. As soon as we saw how Applause offers more than just videography, we chose the Round of Applause package and quickly booked them. They were organized and provided insights into how the day would progress. Our overall experience with Applause was wonderful. They provided exceptional service, and their assistants went above and beyond to make our day special. Our guests had so much fun with the photo booth! And they didn’t block our guests view just to get a better video shot, which is what I’ve seen other vendors do.”

~ Rebecca & Adam

★★★★★

“Applause truly went above and beyond to make our day magical. Through all of the rescheduling because of COVID, they were so supportive and so flexible. In March after our first attempt at a wedding was canceled, Amanda was the first person my mom called looking for advice and she truly talked us down and together we made a plan. Come September we used them for the photobooth, videography, and DJ services. They exceeded our expectations and it was magical. We received so many compliments on song selections and John had the dance floor popping all night. The fisheye photobooth was a huge hit. I am so glad we chose Applause! I highly recommend! It’s like a wedding planner and DJ in one 🙂

~ Austin O

★★★★★

“We asked our wedding venue who they have used and enjoyed working with in the past and they said Applause has everything. So we put our trust into the Potter family—who were total strangers to us at the time—and it definitely paid off! During the planning phase, Applause offered solutions but were not pushy. They offered all the services we wanted—videography, DJ, uplighting, and customized monogram. Their package deals are convenient and delivered amazing results. Thanks to their experience they can help you through anything!

~ Chris & Tara

★★★★★

“Our biggest fear was picking a vendor that wasn’t right for us and regretting the decision. Early in our search, we waited a long time to hear back from vendors we contacted. Applause would answer our questions in less than an hour. The staff is amazing. They treat you like family. They know exactly how a wedding should be run. The price is pretty reasonable, but you get so much more for your buck.”

~ Adam & Alyssa

★★★★★

“We started out searching for DJ services, and wanted to find someone we could trust. Applause was a dream come true. They worked so closely with us and always made sure they had OUR best interest in mind! We booked them immediately as soon as we saw their incredible Round of Applause package—which had everything we wanted plus a couple of bonuses. I would describe our overall experience as incredible. We recommend them a lot!

~ Nicole & Brandon

SERVICES

DJ SERVICES

Anyone can cue a song list.
We go above and beyond so that your wedding is one unforgettable night! These aren’t amateur DJ’s, they are highly trained and experienced at both the Organizational aspects and the Music needs for Weddings.

 

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PHOTOBOOTH

Our Photobooth is an open style with a Fish Eye lens, perfect for large groups! Guests will receive a print on the spot, and you’ll get a digital copy of all the photos.

 

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VIDEOGRAPHY

Are you ready to see, hear, and feel your wedding day all over again? Our all-in-one Videography package means you don’t pay for add-ons now, or up-sells after the wedding. Full Ceremony? Toasts? Drone? Sit back and relax, it’s all included!

 

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UPLIGHTING & MONOGRAM

Add some ambience with a color or neutral uplight placed around the room, architectural features, or light up the dessert bar! Plus, our monograms are custom designed so we can match your theme, invitations, whatever you can think up!

 

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 Freeze-frame those special moments that can never be captured again. Our Photography package provides you with a fully integrated team of “memory warriors” who will do the hard work while you enjoy one of the best days of your life.  

 

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WEDDING PACKAGES

We Have Your Back

As you can see, Applause Weddings is different than most of the wedding professionals you find around the St. Louis area.

What we do for our clients is provide them with maximum value for your investment.

We do this by bundling our services. This dramatically cuts down your stress levels as you only work with us instead of multiple, separate vendors.

Have you already set a budget for your DJ and Videographer? Are you also thinking of adding a Photobooth, or some creative lighting? To understand our Applause bundle pricing, please add all those together before comparing our package price. These bundles of services are meant to combine those amounts into one vendor, to save you time AND money.

Now if you are looking for just ONE service, keep in mind WE CAN DO THAT TOO!

These are the bundle packages we offer:

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+ TWO THUMBS UP

$3295

All-Inclusive Videography
  • 2 Videographers
  • Custom schedule includes “Getting Ready” through to the “Last Dance”
  • 6-8 Minute Highlight Film (edited in-house, with audio of vows & speeches)
  • Full-Length Ceremony (from 4 angles, fully edited)
  • Long Version Reception (to include expanded scenes plus full speeches and special dances)
  • Sneak Peek (released within first week)
  • Drone Footage
  • Digital Delivery for unlimited viewing/sharing/downloading

DJ

  • 5 Hours (begins when Doors Open)
  • Unlimited Music Library
  • Professional Sound Setup
  • Dance Floor Lighting
  • Experienced Emcee (to make all announcements)
  • Planning Guide (keeps things organized)

The Team

  • We will bring a team of 2 to staff your event, including at least 1 Applause Owner 

+ ROUND OF APPLAUSE

$3795

All-Inclusive Videography
  • Custom schedule includes “Getting Ready” through to the “Last Dance”
  • 6-8 Minute Highlight Film (edited in-house, with audio of vows & speeches)
  • Full-Length Ceremony (from 4 angles, fully edited)
  • Long Version Reception (to include expanded scenes plus full speeches and special dances)
  • Sneak Peek (released within first week)
  • Drone Footage
  • Digital Delivery for unlimited viewing/sharing/downloading

DJ

  • 5 Hours (begins when Doors Open)
  • Unlimited Music Library
  • Professional Sound Setup
  • Dance Floor Lighting
  • Experienced Emcee (to make all announcements)
  • Planning Guide (keeps things organized)
Photobooth
  • Open-Style, No Backdrop Booth
  • Great for large group photos
  • Real camera
  • Real photographer
  • Props
  • Full Size 4X6 Prints for Guests
  • Digital Downloads for You
Uplighting / Monogram
  • 18 Wireless Uplights (create ambiance in the venue)
  • Custom Color Choices
  • Monogram Projection on any Wall
  • Monogram is Custom Made

The Team

  • We will bring a team of 3 to staff your event, including at least 1 Applause Owner

+ SHOWSTOPPER

$7000

$5995

LIMITED TIME OFFER

All-Inclusive Videography
  • Custom schedule includes “Getting Ready” through to the “Last Dance”
  • 6-8 Minute Highlight Film (edited in-house, with audio of vows & speeches)
  • Full-Length Ceremony (from 4 angles, fully edited)
  • Long Version Reception (to include expanded scenes plus full speeches and special dances)
  • Sneak Peek (released within first week)
  • Drone Footage
  • Digital Delivery for unlimited viewing/sharing/downloading

DJ

  • 5 Hours (begins when Doors Open)
  • Unlimited Music Library
  • Professional Sound Setup
  • Dance Floor Lighting
  • Experienced Emcee (to make all announcements)
  • Planning Guide (keeps things organized)
Photobooth
  • Open-Style, No Backdrop Booth
  • Great for large group photos
  • Real camera
  • Real photographer
  • Props
  • Full Size 4X6 Prints for Guests
  • Digital Downloads for You
Uplighting / Monogram
  • 18 Wireless Uplights (create ambiance in the venue)
  • Custom Color Choices
  • Monogram Projection on any Wall
  • Monogram is Custom Made
Wedding Photography
  • 1 Photographer, PLUS images taken from video
  • 8 Hours
  • Engagement Session (includes a short announcement Video)
  • Digital Delivery with Print Release
  • Aerial Photos & Adaptive Style
BONUS – Wedding Coaching
  • Up to 2 In-Person planning sessions
  • Custom “Wedding Day Blueprint” prepared with you
  • Unlimited Text/Email Advice throughout your planning process
  • Day-Of, On-Site Coach to assist with time management and decision making

The Team

  • We will bring a team of 5 to staff your event, including at least 2 Applause Owners

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is this a wedding planner service?

No. Applause Weddings is NOT in the wedding planner business. What we offer here with Amanda is a wedding coaching service.

What is a wedding coach?

Think of Amanda as your personal wedding expert who can offer you advice based on 25 years of experience. Here is a brief checklist to help you understand the difference:

What a wedding coach DOESN’T do…

  • No decorating

  • No climbing up ladders

  • Does not sign other vendor contracts

  • Does not attend meetings with other vendors

What a wedding coach DOES do…

  • Helps navigate wedding decisions with expert advice
  • Coordinates with other vendors

  • Makes sure everyone is on time

  • Keeps your wedding day on schedule

  • Lines up wedding party before ceremony starts

With the wedding coaching service, you get 2 in-person planning sessions, where Amanda can offer you her advice and tips on anything related to weddings. She can also share other vending services she knows. Amanda offers her opinions and knowledge, then you make the final decision.

What does the DJ Package include?
5 Hours of Service, Premium Sound System and Professional DJ Setup, Dance Floor Lighting package, Wireless Mic for Toasts/Speeches, Emcee/Organization of the Event, All Genres of Music Available
Can the DJ play for the Ceremony?
For a small additional fee, the DJ can provide a separate setup specifically designed for playing music and providing a microphone for your officiant at your Ceremony.  We will begin background music 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony and play a few more songs after the end while guests are transitioning to the reception.
Do I Choose My DJ?

Because all our DJs are given scripts to make sure announcements are made in a consistent and professional tone across all events, and because we only use our in-house DJs, we handle all scheduling internally.

We have a wonderful system for collecting the information your DJ needs, so no matter which of our family of DJ’s is assigned to your event, they will be properly prepared in advance.

Do I need to Make the Playlist?
This should be a relief to you … you do not need to choose every song, but we do ask you to share your music likes and dislikes and we take it from there. It’s our job as a professional DJ Service to use our experience to read the crowd to choose what songs to play. Included in each package is also our expertly curated cocktail hour and dinner playlists which move guests through from cocktail hour mingling, to enjoying their meal, and then tapping their toes as we get closer to opening the dance floor.  Custom playlists (anything more than 10 songs) can be made for an additional fee.  Please inquire if this is something you feel you may need.
Do you take requests from Guests?
Yes! We accept guest requests but will only play them if they fit in with the vibe of the event as it’s occurring, and as long as it’s not on your “Do Not Play” list.
How do I give you all the Information about my Event?
Once your booking is completed, you will receive an email with a link to your Client Portal. You will find several forms, such as our Contract, your Invoice, and a Planning Form, which is the form you will use to provide us with all the information we need to personalize your party.
Do you allow potential clients to observe your DJs at Events?
You can rest assured knowing that we do not allow any outside people to attend our clients’ events. These are your private moments and should not be used as our sales meetings.  We can provide video samples of our DJs by request.
How many Videographers will there be at my Event?
A Lead and a 2nd Shooter are included in all Videography packages.
How Many Cameras do you Use?
We film with up to 5 cameras throughout the day INCLUDING DRONE footage.  Specifically during your ceremony, we will shoot with 4 cameras.  One in the Back, 2 on the Sides, and One in the Aisle (starts near the front for the Processional, and then moves to the Middle/Back for the remainder of the Ceremony).  It is a system we have created to best capture your FULL CEREMONY without being a distraction to your guests by constantly moving around.
How many Hours are Included:
We have an efficient system for beginning filming at “just the right time” during the time you are finishing getting ready.  We will then film during your photo session (with First Look if applicable), we film the entire Ceremony, more photos, and then the majority of your Reception.  Applause bundles include footage up to the last dance.  Encore packages end approximately one hour into “open dancing”.  The schedule is flexible, but as a comparison to other time-limited packages, we usually can fit everything in within 10 hours.
What Final Videos do I receive?
The package is all inclusive.  You’ll receive (in order):  A sneak peek (within a few days), a 6-10 minute Highlight Film (creatively edited in-house by the same people who filmed your event), Full Length Ceremony (edited together from our 4 camera angles), and a Long Version Reception.
What is a "Long Version Reception"
This will begin with your full Grand Entry, Full Length Speeches, expanded scenes of your Cake Cutting, Bouquet and Garter Toss, and Specialty Dances.  We will then provide you with dance floor footage so you can see all your guests enjoying your celebration!
What makes Applause a Better Videography choice than my Photographer/Friend/Family Member?
Outside of the All-Inclusive Package, what makes us stand out is the attention to detail behind the scenes.  We are extremely considerate of the weight of the responsibility for shooting a once-in-a-lifetime event.  This means covering our bases with backup staff, backup equipment, even making sure every recording of your “key moments”, both audio and video, are recorded from more than one source.
Can I remove Uplighting or Photobooth from the Round of Applause?
Removing any of the components of the Round of Applause package will not change its price.  It has been structured to provide maximum value for all the items included.  It has been our experience that our attention to detail is what sets us apart from “Venue Provided” services. For example, venue uplighting may not wireless or may not have custom color choices.  Remember, you can always have both, using ours to accent different areas of the room.  Also note that our Monogram is COMPLETELY CUSTOM MADE for you and is not limited to initials or names.
Your Bundle Packages Sound Incredible....What's the Catch?
This is my favorite question because it means you really GET IT!  You have shopped around, and you know that quality services like ours are expensive, especially Videography.  The answer is that we enjoy what we do, we want to work in our teams because that’s when we have the best outcome. Plus, you are not paying overhead to 3 or 4 separate companies, so we pass those savings on to you!
What is the Fee to Reserve our Date?
It is $500 to retain our services for your date.  This comes off the total.  The remaining balance is then due 10 days prior to the event.  You can make payments at any time along the way on your invoice via your Client Portal.
How far in Advance should we Book?
We book Applause Packages up to 20 months in advance and recommend this for May, June, September, and October events.  For all other dates, a minimum of 12 months in advance is ideal.  We book a large number of events per year, so it is important to book us early!
What do I need to do to Book my Date?
Simply reply to any email and let me know which package you are wanting to book.  From there, you will receive another email with a link to your booking documents.  The contract can be signed online, and the invoice can be paid online as well.
What are the Payment Options?
If you would like to pay with a credit card, our online invoice allows you to do this at any time.  When you click the payment button you will be shown a Paypal screen.  This is only our processor and you do not need a Paypal account to proceed.  Once you click through, you will be able to enter any credit card.  If you would like to mail a check, the invoice can be printed with our address.  Please let us know that you are sending a check after you sign the contract.
Once I'm booked, who will I Work With?
We are a close-knit family of “team members” so when you book with us, you can rest assured you will work with us!  We limit the number of bookings per date to ensure even in an emergency, our in-house team will be the ones working at your event. We do not pass off your booking to anyone else!
Do We need to Meet "In-Person"?
Many vendors require you to find a time in your schedule to meet up.  Our couples have found out they deeply appreciate that we do not require this.  We are confident in our online system, thorough questionnaire, and a final planning call that will take place during the last few days before your event.   If you would like to request an in-person meeting, please contact Amanda for availability and options.

FREE CONSULTATION

Your wedding day is already stressful, you don’t need the extra headaches that occur when dealing with multiple parties who run their own separate businesses and do NOT coordinate AT ALL with the other vendors involved.

You are left to do this yourself…UNLESS