In the last couple of years, many DJ’s have been integrating LED/LCD screens into their setup and stage design. It may be just one screen in the DJ booth facade, other times it is a screen on either side of the DJ and sometimes it can be half a dozen LED screens all around the DJ booth. There is an even newer and larger video option out there today too: video walls. These have been hitting the Montreal wedding DJ scene since 2013 where instead of a LED tv screen, you can have a 4′ x 4′ wall, a 2′ x 10′ wall, a 10′ x 10′ wall, or any size video wall really!

Every year, entertainers, especially DJ’s, are looking for ways to make their stage design different, cool, cutting edge and exciting. Lately it has been with these LED/LCD screens. They are a great addition for sure, they look cool, are high-tech, and add a whole new dimension to the visual show a DJ can produce. What I would like to bring to the attention of couples getting married and looking for a DJ is to be aware of what these screens are actually being used for at your wedding. What do I mean?

I am not a fan of labeling our facade with our logo or having signs around our area with logos. The only place I have an understated logo is on the back of the DJ laptop. Now, that being said, many companies with all these LED/LCD screens (and the video walls) are putting their company logo on display (or a video loop of the company logo). When you have four to six of these huge screens surrounding the DJ area, it becomes a wallpaper of the DJ’s logo.

Is that really what you wanted to see at your wedding? All those LED screens look amazing, but we are your wedding after all, not a sales conference or a bridal show.

At Uptown Xpress, I choose to use the screens to create a lovely monogram for the couple and display that on the screens. We can also put on a slide show of pictures throughout the night (that we’ve received from the bride and groom prior to their big day) of their engagement photo shoot, family photos, baby pictures etc. Making it personal and really fun!

   

We are at a wedding after all, and not just any wedding – yours! We are there to celebrate your union, your life, your family and your friends. Not to have a DJ company logo appear in all your pictures taken that night.

   

What do you think your friends and family would prefer to look at? A company logo, or pictures of you and your family and friends? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!