Q: What can you tell me about centerpieces?
A: Centerpieces add a lot to your decor and help to create the ambience you want. The problem is when they get so tall or so wide that your guests can't see who they are talking to on the other side of the table. Many times these arrangements get moved off the table thereby changing the look you wanted for your reception. Don't spend a fortune on large displays that will disrupt the table conversations by guests having to "peek" around them.
Q: How important is the DJ Equipment?
A: This is actually a two part question.
I don't normally talk about what I use but for this section, I'll just say, ask the DJs you are interviewing for a photo of their setup. Is it clean looking? Does there appear to be any tripping hazards? Is his/her setup huge? During your formal dances, (first dance, father-daughter, mother-son) your photographer is going to be shooting a lot of pictures, and what is in the background is going to make a difference in how your final photos will look. An excellent photographer will already work around this; but, sometimes "that shot" is going to come when you might be standing right in front of a speaker with a big JBL logo, or some other "big box" in the background. Not that other brands are neccessarily better or worse, just look at how well it goes with your decor.
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Many DJs will tell you about the name brand equipment they use. The truth of the matter is that an excellent disc jockey can give you a rockin' party with Radio Shack equipment. A poor DJ can have the most expensive equipment in the world but if they don't know how to work it, your party will fall flat.
It is important however, that your entertainer uses equipment that is designed for mobile work and that they keep it regularly cleaned and maintained. You certainly don't want a broken connection to marr your wedding reception.
Q: What about lighting?
What is the mood you are trying to set? A cozy intimate low light reception? A more energetic limited lighting setup but not so as to "steal the show" from you, Or, an all out club style event with many moving lights?
A lot of mountain venues have an old rustic look, that's most likely why you chose it, and it looks a little awkward to use high tech lighting to change the "feel" of a turn of the century, no the other last century, venue to make it look modern. So be aware. A little lighting may go a long way.
We have clients who want no lights at all, some want very limited lighting and rarely do we see the full club lights. It all depends on the atmosphere you want to create.
Uplighting: This is where colored lights are placed around the room to give soft "color" to the walls and ceiling edges. You may choose any color imaginable and can be set up to your bridal colors easily and adds a soft elegence to your reception. Fees for single color uplighting is minimal as once the color is set, they don't have to be touched the rest of the evening. LED uplighting is a lot cooler and will not burn your guests that might touch one of the fixtures. The older bulb type can get VERY hot and should be kept away from tooling, fabric and your guests.
Uplighting can also be set up as club style lighting and change colors during dancing, making the whole room a dance of color. The fees for this type of lighting is not cheap as it consists of a lot of extra lighting, cabling and control programing. Check with your DJ for pricing.
We offer at no additional charge...
Vertigo Lighting Effect or the classic Mirror Ball
Maybe a chase light
Full club style lighting on a large truss is extra. Ask for pricing.