Having been a bride myself, I know how most want the day perfect and we tend to be meticulous to details for the big wedding day. But whist thinking about all these minute details, us brides then go forward and book a DJ for the evening and think “job done” without it even occurring to us what the DJ set up will look like. Why would it? Well, lets face it, most of us don’t really have a clue about which speaker system is what and where it would be best to position those moving heads. All we want is a darn good party where the “kids” can bop away and our granny’s can shake their hips later in the evening. We entrust this to the expert DJ.
Now working for a DJ and Lighting company, I now have a basic understanding of the vastness of quality in DJ set up. Believe me, this varies completely from one end of the spectrum to the other!
Keep the DJ Set Up Simple
It is a wedding after all, not a full blown rave. When I think of a wedding DJ Set Up, I think of a tidy booth with some simple lighting that will produce the desired ambience of romance for first dance and a good family friendly party atmosphere in the evening. For me, less is more. I believe buying into a few pieces with better construction. A colossal 80’s style over-head truss with multiple glaring lights, huge unnecessarily sized speakers and a smoke machine does not scream wedding party to me!
Dreamwave Event’s Evening DJ Set Up includes a choice of booth, discreet speakers, some moving party lighting for the dance floor and an LED wash on the wall behind the DJ in a colour of your choice.
So What does this mean?
The DJ Booth is where the guys work their magic on the decks. Dreamwave offer a choice “look” from the classic star-cloth DJ booth to our signature Decks-on-Show where you can see you DJ mixing live bringing them into the party. Having a vintage themed rustic wedding? We also have our popular rustic styled custom designed pallet booths to match your theme.
The lighting behind the DJ is just a wash of your choice of colour on the wall. The party lighting will shine onto the dance floor. Both are perfect to create the ideal wedding party atmosphere.
No Need to Pop My Ear Drums
Generally a wedding venue seeks to be romantic and welcoming to entice the prospective bride and grooms. The party room is not going to be massive and most will probably look to hold a maximum of 200 people, where some are much smaller. A good wedding DJ will make sure their equipment caters for the venue. They will balance their music volume so that it is loud enough to give a darn good party, but also low enough for guests to enjoy a good natter off the dance floor.
I know of some venues that have sound limiters installed to help control the over zealous DJ. A good DJ will not trip this off. Could you imagine being half way through your favourite song, busting your best moves on the dance floor and then everything suddenly stops as your DJ could not control the music level! Embarrassing for the DJ….and what a way to kill a party!
Don’t let a sound limiter scare you off from your dream wedding venue. As long as your DJ is aware it’s there and know the settings – your evening party will be good to go!
Bright Light, Bright Light!
Lighting is of course a key feature to any party. It is easy for a DJ to get over enthused about party lighting. They have to consider that from the outside looking onto the dance floor, the lighting may look awesome, but as a bride, I really don’t want my family and wedding guests blinded!
Dreamwave used discreet and more then sufficient party lighting and the LED colour wash reflects onto the dance floor to help create that party atmosphere. As mentioned the mood can always be further enhanced with use of suitable lighting and décor.
Cut the Clutter
Be safe not sorry! Us brides don’t want to have to worry about ugly wires and yucky bright extension cords left exposed ruining our once perfect wedding venue! Dreamwave tape down all their wiring and is neat and tidy to avoid hazards and the visual abhorrence.
With Dreamwave’s fantastic and wedding friendly DJ set up, their experience and professionalism has surged them to the top choice of DJ entertainment for weddings in Essex and Suffolk.
Want to know more?
Contact us direct and we will be happy to discuss your wedding plans.