Post # 1
Okay, so I am really just wanting our wedding to be a big fun party for all of our guests. I have a pretty fun crowd to begin with so this shouldn’t be too hard, but that’s the vibe we are going for. However, that’s not to say that we don’t want to maintain some CLASS as well. We are spending a pretty penny on this day! I guess once we get through all the formalities and dinner, THEN we want it to be a big fun party!
I was recently at a wedding and the DJ also had a “light show” going on. Basically some strobing lights, etc. and had you asked me this before I saw it I would have said NO WAY IN H*LL! BUT…everyone was out on the dance floor. As soon as the lights dimmed after dinner and the music started back up, they started up this light show and people danced all night long.
I inquired about the cost and can add the lights for $200 more. At this point, the money is not the concern. I’m just wondering if it would be a good add that would make folks more likely to hop on the dance floor OR if it would be perceived as the dreaded “T” word.
Post # 3
I think it would be awesome. That’s just me though. If you think it’s fun, don’t worry about whether anyone else will think it’s tacky.
Post # 4
I am going for the same party as you and if I could afford it – hell yea I would get it!
Do it up!
Post # 5
Go for it!!! Flashing lights always seem to add a little something.
Post # 6
I think that as long as you kept the lights to after all the formalities are out of the way- mother/ son and father/daughter dances, cake cutting, whatever you’ll be okay. Gotta keep it somewhat dignified for the parents friends and people who don’t like strobes/ dancing (like me, and people who have seizures) and give people enough time to enjoy the part of the reception that’s relatively calm before coming out with the crazy! If thats your scene, by all means, have at it!
Post # 7
My first thought was no way but if you liked the one your saw and your DJ is offering the same type of light show I would go for it. However, if it’s a bunch of colored rotating lights, I may feel like I’m at a high school dance.
Post # 8
@KMSull: I did immediately think of people with seizures, as I was in a car accident and had them for years. I’ve been seizure free for over 6 years now. YEAH!!
IF we did it, we would most certainly wait until all the formalities were over. I don’t want to be too crazy, I just know that people do tend to have a little more nerve when the dance floor is relatively dark…
@Slicey19: If they are colored lights…I’m not going for it. I need more information on what their lights actually look like. I don’t even do colored christmas lights. We are white lights all the way!
I’m just trying to gain a general perspective of what your reactions would be…as a guest…would you love it…or sit back and be like…”Woah, I can’t believe they did that?”
Post # 9
Okay…well I found out that the lights are in colors and it was actually the white strobe type of lights that cause seizures in people (I didn’t want strobe lights, but was thinking white only…). At first I thought that was the end of this idea, but I sent a text to my girlfriend to ask her about hers and she confirmed they were indeed in color. Strange how I don’t remember it. I also just asked my cousin about her wedding several years back (which was AMAZING….our whole family STILL talks about it) and she had them too.
I am typically so turned off by colored lights…why didn’t I notice this? I’m super confused about what I want now.
Any of you been to a wedding lately that had these LED lights that move to the music?
Post # 10
I was actually confused at your earlier post about only white lights, because I’ve never seen or heard of fun DJ lights not in color! The only white light I can think of is a disco ball. I’m pretty sure I’ll be having the colored lights for the later part of the reception. I’ve been to weddings with them and I think they are awesome. You can always turn them off if you don’t like them.
Post # 11
Yeah, I guess my thing is that they colored lights I saw reminded me of a school dance. I saw a few videos on youtube and they were a little out there, but then search for more and they look good.
You are right though, I don’t know what I was thinking, they dont’ come in white at all and the only white are strobe lights/disco ball which I surely do not want! I just emailed with the DJ and he has assured me they would only come on after the house lights are dimmed and the dance floor is open. I didn’t want them on while we were dancing or during cake cutting, etc. Just didn’t want to make it seem like a circus performance or some sort of spectacle.
Post # 12
That would be so awesome, I wish I could do something like that for our wedding. FI wouldn’t like it but I would love it.
Post # 13
I’m surprised to see that most of you so far seem to like the idea. I’m leaning more towards it at this point, if anyone else has an opinion I’d love to hear!
Post # 14
We have a very classy venue, and light shows are pretty common there. I would totally do it if we could afford to. I would say go for it.
Post # 15
I am a DJ in Santa Cruz CA and have done many weddings with Lights. One tip make sure your DJ sets up the lights unobtrusively so they dont end up the background of every picture. Lights done right can be great
Good Luck 🙂
Post # 16
Thank you, both. Your comments put me more at ease. I spoke to the DJ, he sent me pictures of his setup and did assure me they would not be obtrusive and that it will not resemble a school dance. I think we’ll likely go for it now. But, I still reserve the right to change my mind a million times….I am a bride to be, after all!