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​Why ‘Silent Discos’ are the Wedding Rage for 2017

Posted by Sandy D. on

Bummed out that your venue has a curfew due to local ordinances? For those who love to party into the wee hours of the night, the new trend of “silent discos” might be something you’re interested in introducing at your wedding.

What’s a silent disco?

You may be wondering, ‘How can you have a disco that’s silent?’ Silent discos aren’t actually silent…at least not to your guests’ ears. Once a noise ordinance curfew hits, you hand out specially designed headphones to your guests that wirelessly transmits music from your DJ. Your guests can continue to listen, dance and party even after-hours. It’s like its own after-party!

Why host a silent disco?

A silent disco might sound appealing for your wedding for many reasons, particularly if you’re up against a noise ordinance. If your ceremony is late (due to scheduling, personal preference or sharing a venue with another bride), this gives you additional hours to host a fun reception without being tied to a clock. If you have several friends and family members who are night owls and love to dance, you can give them a longer time on the dance floor. Also, it’s just a really unique surprise to wow your guests!

What do you need for a silent disco?

You’ll need specially designed A/V equipment in order to host a silent disco. You can rent the transmitting headphones from various audio visual stores locally or online, and double check that these headphones are compatible with any software your DJ might be using. You’ll have to estimate the amount of headphones needed based on the amount of guests that might still be around after “normal” reception hours. Depending on how much of a surprise factor you want the disco to be, you may also want to include directions on your invitations, collateral or signage.

Happy planning!

with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)

(photos from Pinterest, Pexels)

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