As a full-time mobile DJ company, we’ve spent our entire time using traditional loudspeakers for receptions. With thousands of satisfied clients, you might be wondering why I’ve recently started offering Silent Disco headphones. The answer lies in the two major problems associated with using only loudspeakers at wedding receptions.
The first problem is that half of the guests think the music is too soft, while the other half think it’s too loud. This can lead to some guests leaving the dance floor or even going home early. The second problem is that everyone wants to hear different music, but there’s not enough time to play all of the requests. This can result in guests feeling unsatisfied and not having as much fun as they could.
This is where Silent Disco headphones come in. By giving each wearer their own volume control, the first problem is solved. The second problem is addressed by allowing the transmission of three different channels of music to the headphones, giving dancers three times as many songs to choose from. This not only keeps guests on the dance floor longer but also provides a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Recently we read an article in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine that gave a strong endorsement to Silent Disco weddings. The article suggested that it was not just a small incremental change but something that you had to see to believe. And it’s true – Silent Disco headphones are a fantastic solution to the problems associated with traditional loudspeakers. They keep guests happy, dancing, and having more fun than ever before.
If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to liven up your wedding reception, consider a Silent Disco. But what exactly is a Silent Disco, and how does it work?
One way to host a Silent Disco wedding reception is to have no sound system at all, with the music and announcements running solely through the headphones. However, this can be awkward during dinner when guests want to converse freely. A better approach is to have a traditional sound system for cocktail and dinner music, as well as for introductions, announcements, and special dances. Then, the headphones come out for the dance music and are worn by the dancers.
The headphones have three different channels, which allow three different dance songs to play simultaneously. The DJ or playlist transmits the music to the headphones, and there are a few options for how to do this. For example, you could have three live DJs each transmitting on their own channel, or you could have just one DJ working all three channels. Alternatively, you could skip the live DJ entirely and have three devices transmitting different playlists to each channel. We would not suggest that, but it is possible.
One of the coolest things about Silent Disco headphones having three channels means you can dedicate one channel to playing a mix of songs that the bride and groom enjoy. This way, guests can check out the playlist or dance to their own music while the bride and groom’s music plays all night long. It’s a great way to keep everyone happy and entertained.
Since there would still be soft music playing over the sound system, guests who only want to talk can stay longer and have more fun. Meanwhile, the dancers can turn up the volume as loud as they want, so they’ll have more fun and stay longer. Plus, with three times as many music options to choose from, the dancers are sure to enjoy the music. The headphones also have independent volume controls, three channels, and change color to show which one you are listening to.
Another benefit of Silent Disco is that it allows your reception to go later than allowed by noise ordinances. This is especially helpful for outdoor receptions, barn receptions, and hotels that rent rooms within earshot of the banquet hall.
Overall, a Silent Disco wedding reception is a unique and fun way to keep your guests entertained and engaged throughout the night. With the right setup and approach, you can create a memorable experience that everyone will enjoy.