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My YouTube videos speak for themselves. This is likely the first time you are hiring a DJ. My YouTube channel is where you will find real world events so that you can see the difference when you hire Spark. Most couples like what they see and find the videos help them decide that Spark is their best choice.
Whether you are planning a wedding, micro wedding, private party, or any other event, there are many questions to be asked. Some of the most common questions are listed and answered below. For answers to more detailed questions, call or text me at 330-575-1777.
Why use a disc jockey?
Variety – People like to dance to music they are familiar with. I have a wide variety of music and Spark plays the popular versions and great remixes of what your guests like to dance to.
Cost – Using a DJ can mean a lower cost to you as compared to live music performers, with the advantage of all the original versions of your favorite music. You may even have money left over to upgrade other details.
Sound – A DJ can tailor the sound level very easily. I can provide music for cocktail hour and dinner while lowering the sound levels during to allow your guests to chat comfortably. The sound system can also be adjusted to fit the room, making the sound pleasing to you and your guests.
Details and Timeline?
I will meet with you in person to go over the order of events and help you decide and complete the checklist. Our app will help you with planning and make it all so easy AND convenient for you. When we meet, the very best location to meet is the reception space, if possible. At the venue, we can discuss, “see,” and plan the set-up and finalize events for the night of your reception. From the start of your reception to its conclusion, I will handle your event professionally and smoothly. You will be able to sit back, relax, have fun, and let me take care of the order of events. I realize that planning and coordination are required with caterers and photographers. I will take the initiative to coordinate all events with other reception professionals to provide a smooth and enjoyable night.
What type of audio and lighting equipment will Spark use?
Only professional top-level equipment is used, such as Crown Amplifiers, DBX processors, Denon Professional, Electro Voice Speakers, Pioneer DJ, RCF Column Arrays, and Shure Microphones. I do not cut corners when it comes to your sound quality. I have the right equipment to handle large events of over 1000 people, and just as importantly, I have the equipment to handle small events of 50 people and anything in between. All those systems are very different. Not only that, I have the ability to put together complex set-ups. Let’s say there is a patio outside the venue. I can do music out there as well – and not just random music. I can link it to what we have inside so that your guests outside can hear what is going on inside. It makes a huge difference in your wedding experience. Now, add a large long reception venue. For that, I would add speakers to the back of the room so that everyone could clearly hear speeches and toasts, while not deafening the guests upfront closer to the main speakers. You’ve been there – the event where the person speaking could not be heard in the back. It’s annoying, right? You get like every fourth word, not enough to put together what is being said. Let’s not give your guests that experience. If you have a venue like that, let’s give them something better, because we can and we should.
What about lighting?
While I always use lighting at any event that involves dancing, I do so at times that it fits the situation. For example, during your special dances, like your first dance, white lighting or little to no lighting is used so the photographer can get great pictures. I may use subtle stars moving around the dance floor at other times during slow dances. Late in the evening as the party is roaring, there could be a lot of colorful light dancing up the walls and moving through the air. Every event is unique and we will tailor the lighting, not just the music, to fit your occasion.
What music will be played at the reception?
At the heart of the Spark system is great music. The music is fun, and popular to insure that the majority of your guests will be having a great time – the whole time. We go over music together and I take whatever type of involvement you may want. In an overly simplified way, we have 2 options. 1) I can play music from a playlist you give me. Or 2) What I experience works better (and why) is if you give me some “must plays,” some “do not plays,” and then we talk about types music you like and dislike. That second option gives me the ability to adjust to the vibe of the night and feel of the crowd as well as take requests. I have a great planning app for you to use to make things super easy for you.
Uplighting is a great way to create atmosphere and turn a great venue into an amazing venue. By covering your event space with rich light of your choice of color, you can turn a space into your own unique and fun place.