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Wedding Stuff – Ideal Media DJ & Lighting

Posted on April 27, 2016

Wedding Stuff with Ideal Media DJ & Lighting

After you get engaged, you have to deal with lots of Wedding Stuff. Where should you start?


Step 1: Analyze Wedding Stuff by using a Wedding Checklist

Here’s a link to a good wedding checklist that you can use to get started. Click here WEDDING CHECKLIST. It can be overwhelming for a couple to organize and do everything themselves. Another option to make things easier is to hire a great wedding planner.



Step 2: Hire a Wedding Planner

Seasoned wedding planners can make your life easier and can save you lots of time. They usually have good taste and can recommend their favorite vendors they’ve worked with on many events. From venues, caterers, DJ’s, decor, lighting, drapery, limousines, wedding cakes, dress and tux, photographers, videographers, honeymoon travel options, etc. Here’s a list of some of my favorite wedding planners:

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Step 3: Research your Vendors

It’s great to get recommendations from others, but in the end, you’ll have to do your own research and make a decision. Vendors will have different prices and experiences, which means you should ask as many questions as possible. You should check their photos, videos, website, and reviews. Once you’re comfortable with what you’ve seen and heard, that’s when you should make a final decision. There’s lots of vendors you’ll have to work with:



Event Planners






Wedding Cakes



Always remember to look over all contract and make sure everything stated is agreeable.



Step 4: Trust Your Instincts, and Book as EARLY as Possible

After checking out all of your vendors, you should reserve them as early as possible to avoid them becoming unavailable on your wedding day. Most vendors will require a deposit and signed contract in order to officially secure your day and time range.


Step 5: Use a Wedding Checklist

You or your wedding planner should go down the checklist until it’s complete to make sure every vendor is marked off.  Most vendors are ok with some changes that need to be made along the way as long as those changes are updated in your contract.



It seems like brides and planners will be using uplighting for party decorating for years to come. The effects of quality wireless lighting will always create a beautiful dream wedding space. The quantity of lights used will effect how much ambiance or glow the room will receive. Reception lighting makes a big difference for any event space.

Wedding Uplighting Cost


Other lighting options

Gobo | Monogram Lighting

Gobo lighting is having an image, name, or logo shown on the dance floor, wall, or ceiling. These images can even be projected on water like lakes, pools, or any large surface. A perfect addition for wedding receptions, birthday parties, and corporate parties.

Event Lighting


Intelligent Lighting

These are moving lights that are great effects to add to any dance party. Intelligent lights can be controlled, or can be sound activated. They are great ways to motivate the crowd to dance and turn an event into a fun atmosphere.

Intelligent Lighting, Party Lighting

 Effect lights

Lights are always cool and can be the best way to create party themes. We have lights that can create almost any color moving water or fire effect. Adding effects like these along with uplighting can create some unique party theme ideas.

Event Lighting DC



Wedding Lighting is so important because it lasts a lifetime through your wedding photos and videos. Whether it’s purple uplighting, amber uplighting, blue uplighting, we can bring your wedding decor ideas to life. Ideal Media has over 10 years of experience with party lighting and up lighting for weddings.

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Wedding Uplighting Cost

The cost for uplighting depends on a few things and the price is usually a daily rate.

• How many lights are needed

• How many colors are needed

• Transportation for long distances

• Special effects programming such as fades, strobes, or sound activation.

Uplighting prices range from $100 to $1750

Party lighting • Uplighting • Pinspot lighting • Monogram/gobo lighting • Intelligent lighting.

Looking for a DJ? We have experience as Wedding DJs, Corporate Event DJs, Party DJs, Karaoke DJs, & School DJs. See you at the party!

Check our latest Wedding Backdrops that can also be custom made for your next event.

Blue Uplighting Rent Uplights



Click here to read our most common Wedding FAQ’s (frequently asked questions)!


Click here to check out REAL REVIEWS from past clients!


Also, click here to check out our some video clips of past events!


Hope you enjoyed your info on DJs in DC with Ideal Media DJHD!

For a free consultation, contact us today at (202)704-1963.
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Preferred Venues

Washington Post Conference Center, Washington DC

Navy Yard Catering & Conference Center, Washington DC

The Newseum DC, Washington DC

Hilton DC, Washington DC

Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill MD

Celebrations at the Bay, Pasadena MD

Bethesda Ballroom, Bethesda MD

Rockville Hilton, Rockville MD

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda MD

PG Ballroom, Landover MD

Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA

Doukenie Winery, Purcellville VA

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna VA

Raspberry Plain, Leesburg VA

Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington VA

The Piedmont Club, Haymarket VA

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