Name: Shivas Gilotra
Business Name: One2 Entertainment
Wedding Specialty: DJ, Lighting, Emcee
What are some common mistakes you see couples make while preparing for their wedding?
Waiting too long to book essential items for their special day, Not being clear of their vision to all vendors, being upfront with expectations.
If you could give couples one piece of advice, what would it be?
Be open minded, while you have your visions for your wedding, sometimes they aren't the best ideas for maximizing the time and efficiencies of your weddings. Selecting the proper wedding vendor is essential because we know how things move and usually the best way to execute making weddings happen flawlessly.
What don't couples know about your business category that they need to know?
I am pretty new to the Raleigh area but have been DJing a variety of cultural and western weddings all over the nation for the last decade.
What is one question a couple should be asking that they don't know to ask (specific to you or in the general planning sense)?
What can you as a vendor offer me or my event that I have not yet thought of without breaking the bank?
What sets you apart from other vendors in your field?
I enjoy doing every wedding of every culture, it just makes me happy to be a part of bringing people together. I do however specialize in South Asian weddings which are generally about 100x more complex n details and logistics. If hired, you would be bringing that higher level of skill to your wedding for a fracture of the cost.
Tell us about your favorite wedding that you've been part of.
My favorite wedding was incredibly complex in New Orleans, LA. It happened to be a South Asian wedding which spanned over 5 days. Various venues, various levels of entertainment. My team and I worked at least 25 hours a day (yes I said 25 hours a day) to make sure that every component of the wedding the we were part of was perfect. Though we were ridiculously exhausted, this wedding turned out to be beautiful and provided me with a large sense of pride in what we had done. I would like to bring that commitment to your wedding! =)