Choosing Your Entertainment & Special Event Lighting Service
When choosing a professional disc jockey for your wedding event, start by making sure you’re dealing with a professional. Do they have a business license and insurance? Is this a part time or full time business? Do they utilize professional equipment? Do they have backup? Are they experienced in the wedding arena? These may sound like simple questions, but it’s important to remember your wedding day is not only one of the most cherished days of your life, it’s also one of the most expensive. Don't take the risk in hiring a non-professional.
Next, check their credentials. Can your DJ provide a history of credible testimonials and public accolades? Do they have adequate wedding experience? Are they well respected in the wedding community as a reputable service with integrity? Will you need to worry about any aspect of what they promise to provide?
Finally, once you are confident the DJ you are considering qualifies with all the items mentioned above, trust your instinct. Does your DJ make you feel comfortable and confident about their ability to handle the entertainment and services at your event? Would you enjoy their performance and services if you were a guest? Do you have a good rapport with your DJ? Have you enjoyed the time spent with your DJ during your consultation? For your final decisions - don't be afraid to trust your instincts!
With Regard to Lighting Services
In today’s marketplace, most professional wedding disc jockey’s also offer complete audio/visual production services to wedding clients; this may include professional audio services for the reception, the ceremony and/or the rehearsal, plus a qualified emcee to assist the wedding couple and guide their guests at the event. It may also include special event lighting enhancements and décor such as spotlights, uplighting, gobo projection, table lighting and a variety of illuminated visual enhancements; plus video monitors, projection screens, trussing and some production services are now commonly being offered.
There are a variety of wedding vendors handling a cross selection of these type of services; however, you should remember that a qualified music entertainment service is likely to possess the technical knowledge, equipment, experience and expertise to handle all of your audio/visual needs including sound, lighting décor and emcee duties. These are areas which are natural for a sound/light technician to handle with knowledge and understanding. For example, caution should be exercised if you’re using your professional florist to provide audio/visual lighting, or your rental company to provide trussing and production equipment. It’s always best to trust your experts to handle the areas which encompass their expertise… and again, for your final decisions - don't be afraid to trust your instincts!