Through a DJs eyes
Whilst a professional DJ should advise on all these things, sometimes it’s prudent to see your venue through their eyes – especially if you are not employing an all-day wedding DJ. Is there parking at the venue and has a parking space been allocated for your wedding DJ? Does the location have enough power outlets to run a mobile disco without unsafely draping wires from wall to wall and does the nature of your wedding venue allow a mobile disco set-up that is safe for your guests? A staged area can be good, as can the corner of a room or against a wall. Most professional wedding DJs will prefer that guests do not come behind them – especially children. They will require adequate safe electrical outlets and will prefer to be away from doors, drafts, windows and kitchens (water). Take a moment to consider where you might locate your wedding DJ.
What time is your wedding?
It’s easy to overlook the time required by a professional wedding DJ and their team to both set-up and take down a mobile disco. Most wedding DJs need at least 90 minutes for a basic set-up, along with a further hour to leave the venue, but do not assume that this is always the case and be aware that more complicated set-ups will take longer. Times can be dictated by location, by how easy it is to access a wedding venue and by the proximity of parking. Time can also be a sensitive consideration for events where a wedding DJ needs to be in place several hours before a wedding or where packing up cannot take place until the next morning.
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