- Nov 4, 2016
That’s not how I roll. I take at least 10-15 of the top songs requested by the bride, and I program a custom light show for those songs. I use Grand MA2. The 2 nodes alone are $4,000. My moving heads are $2,000 bucks a pop. 6 of those. My effect lights are $300/ea and I have 20 of them. That doesn’t even get into wash lights. And that doesn’t even include sound with 6 QSC tops plus subs plus Soundcraft mixers. And these mics which had to be replaced because of the FCC. 3 ULXD 2 with matching lavs and handhelds. That’s what, 5 grand? Plus time. To program lights for one song easily takes 2 days. Plus my creativity and design has to get paid for. So no, I don’t leave the house for less than $1,000 for a wedding where I will also have to meet with the bride, spec out the venue, help with planning, etc. Plus, this is my side gig. I am also a busy real estate agent and real estate appraiser. So my time is completely spoken for 48/7.Expensive compared to what?
It can be expensive, but coming from the photo world where I'd carry $30k in gear to a weddding DJ stuff is cheap.
Unless you customize for each event, you got fast, slow, sound active and few varations on that. Done once, done forever.
Be efficient on the load/unload - for 90% of my events ONE trip with the flat dolly does it. From arriving to show is 45 min give or take, and last song till drive away is 30 min.