Lighting vender wants to stay for the wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
Member
1473 posts
Bumble bee

I can understand why they would want someone… but I’d have the same concerns as you. Sorry, not helpful, but it does sound weird.

Post # 3
Member
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I thought DJs usually did the lighting? Huh. Maybe this is why?

I understand their request but it does seem strange. (Is that their norm?) 

Post # 4
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

amoore2:  my DJ did the lighting for us.  I understand the request but that seems weird all the same…

Post # 5
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864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

amoore2:  here’s the thing. they’re offering you lighting equipment for super cheap. if it’s already their policy to have someone on site to monitor it for full-paying clients, i’m sure they definitely want someone there if they’re taking a big price reduction on their services too. it might seem like an odd request to you, but obviously they have a reason for it. therefore, i’m guessing the rep will probably know what she needs to take care of over the course of the day.

i highly doubt she just wants to chill and eat your cake. 

Post # 7
Member
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

amoore2:  like i said in my post, i think she will be able to occupy herself with her own tasks for her job. by all means, ask her what her itinerary will look like. also i truly don’t think your guests will notice her. as a guest at a wedding i have never once noticed anyone on staff/vendors (besides a dj, since he’s a little more “there” than a waiter or photographer). i promise, unless she shows up in a lightup suit, no one will give her a second thought.

Post # 8
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1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used to work weddings and this is not an unusual request. They usually bring a book. They have a very, very good reason to stay on site and some lighting vendors also change the colors of the lights throughout the night. No one really notices them. You should let them stay

Post # 9
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

amoore2:  I don’t get what’s so weird about the request. That equipment is very expensive and they require someone to stay with it. Be sure to provide her a vendors meal ( usually not the same food as your guests) and a chair.

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