wedding tips

Smoke/Fog Machine Vs Dry Ice

A smoke machine or fog machine adds a nice  atmosphere to the dance floor.  Fog unlike dry ice rises all the way to the ceiling generally, but is much easier to operate, is cheaper and has a longer life span meaning you can use it throughout the night.

Dry Ice machine uses (surprisingly) "dry ice" which is loaded in its hopper and submerged into the heated water tank by way of the external lever. From the front of the unit comes a low lying "fog" that will travel the floor, roll off a stage or stand, and drop to the lowest point of the ground. This is perfect for slow dances as the fog generally stays below you knees, making it ideal for pictures (floating on a cloud). However, it can only be used once until the ice inside the machine is gone and is more costly compared to fog machine.


<- Remember if you hire a Generic Indian Video Guy and DJ combo then YOU DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE QUALITY OF DJ FOR YOUR PARTY! Many Indian Video/DJ Combo guys grab their family friend to run the music. While some of these DJ's may be adequate, they are not professional DJ's, even if it says so on their card. 


Advantages of Intelligent Lighting:

Intelligent lighting creates a dynamic atmosphere as the light can create patters, designs and well as move intelligently with the beat of the music. The light can transform in to spot lights and well as offer 12 different colours. It can also rotate 360 degrees and hold more then 50 different design patterns which can change the environment of the dance floor for every song.


Lasers

Lasers can add a great effect on the dance floor, but it is highly recommended that along with the laser machine you also get a fog machine.  Lasers reflect off the fog to make them more visible to the audience.  The darker it is the better lasers work.


Filler/Lobby Speakers

Filler speakers tend to be in the back two corners of the hall to fill out the sound especially in long or wide hall where sound is hard to travel.  They are necessary for big halls to send the sound to the back where the main speakers main not have enough reach (mainly during speeches) and the sound level can be adjusted at anytime.  They can also be used for the lobby for background music before you allow people in to the main hall.


Fireworks

Now, fireworks are being used a lot less at weddings due to the risk factor.  Many halls do not allow fireworks due to fire hazards ie. their roof of the hall being too low and such.  Another major concern for hall owners is kids running around and getting in the way of the fireworks and if anything happens to those kids repercussions will take place - that is why many hall owners do not allow it but ask hall owners if they allow it.