Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wedding Floor Plans for Success!

I've been telling clients for a long time that DJ placement is VERY important when it comes to a wedding.  You can just shove your entertainment into a corner and hope for the best.  A lot of wedding planners will try to convince you of this.  They are NOT sound professionals so don't let them talk you into putting the DJ in a corner or behind guest tables.

The DJ in this video explains it very well.  The only difference is the sound system he uses probably isn't as flexible as mine.  I have the capability to angle speakers at different times of the reception and for that reason, I prefer the second to the last floor plan that he shows.  That one allows me to angle speakers outward (towards the corners of the room) until the dancing starts.  At that time, I would angle them towards the dance floor, allowing the non-dancing guests to have a conversation without being blasted with sound.  To me, that is the ideal setup.  The last floor plan leaves no choice but to blast the entire room during dancing.

As a suggestion, here's the ideal floor plan...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's all just a blur...

The last few weeks have been VERY busy.  Several three day weekends and even quite a few weekday events!  I'm going to work my way backwards and start with today's event, The Walk to End Alzheimer's.

This was a charity event I did at the Mill Pond in Brighton and was organized by the Alzheimer's Organization.  About 250 people showed up for the event to raise money for Alzheimer's research.  I provided music and a few announcements for the event.

Yesterday (Saturday 9/15/12), I got to do one of my favorite events; the tailgate party!  Liberty Title held their tailgate party right across from Michigan Stadium at the golf course tennis courts.  It's the perfect spot to tailgate, thought the catering was done by Katherines (katherines.com).  The food was very appropriate for the event and very good too.  Sloppy Joes, Coney Dogs, Cheesy Potatoes and Pasta Salad were served early in the day along with some VERY happy sno-cones, great local beer, ice cream and cotton candy.  Towards the end of the game, tortilla chips and seven layer dip was the perfect 4th quarter snack!  This is one of the longest events I've done in a while, lasting 8 hours!  They had a great time and I really enjoy doing this fun, casual party.

 At first I thought these people were really into the
music I was playing... then I noticed the orange
bucket filled with jello shots.

Even earlier this week, I did an event I've never done before.  Regardless of how you feel about politics, it still pays my bills.  On top of that, this particular candidate is a friend of mine.  He was scheduled to speak at a public debate, but when they found out he wasn't a democrat or Republican, he was uninvited, silencing his chance to speak.  Last time I checked, freedom of speech was still a right (or did they kill that too?).  Regardless of how you feel or who you vote for, I just wanted to show you that I really do ALL sorts of events.

There's more to come as I review the previous few weeks in my next post.