In the same way I don't charge "per hour" when it comes to DJ services, I also don't charge "per light" with my lighting packages. There are a couple reasons for this.
Reason #1: All uplights are NOT the same, so you can't compare apples to apples when shopping around. (Please see "Uplighting Info" for more on this.) Some LED lights are cheaper and don't put out as much light, so you have to use a larger number of lights to make a good impact on your room. The lights I use are brighter that the average LED fixture. They can reach very high ceilings, and the beam can be seen all the way up the wall. They can also, in many cases, be used as your primary light source for the room.
Reason #2: You probably don't know how many lights you need. Isn't it easier to simply shop based on how many guests the room can hold? At the end of the day, my goal is to make sure your room looks amazing and to make you a completely satisfied customer, not to nickel and dime you on an exact number of lights. If I need to add a few more uplights to the package to make it look great, I will.
Can I see the lights at my venue ahead of time?
Yes! I am more than happy to meet you at your venue to show you what the lights look like and to help you choose a color. If your venue is a far travel distance and/or outside of the Dallas Metroplex area, I will use my discretion on setting a meeting at your venue. I am always happy to meet with you at my office at the Galleria in north Dallas, where we can also choose colors and plan all of your lighting details.
Are all uplights the same?
No, they are not, and I have written an entire page on the difference between lights. Please see Uplighting Info for more details.
What colors can I choose for uplighting?
You can pick just about any color you can think of, with the exception of dark colors. I have the ability to mix red, green, and blue to make thousands of different shades. Examples of colors for uplighting include pink/fuscia, red, purple, blue, teal/turquoise, green, yellow, orange/amber, and white.
Can I use your services for only a custom monogram/gobo?
In most cases, no. A custom monogram is something that is typically added to a larger lighting package; however, I may be able to make an exception for weddings in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Allen, and other areas in North Dallas.
What is included with a custom monogram?
When you add a monogram to your lighting package, it includes assistance with design, production of the gobo, and rental of the projector. You also get to keep your custom gobo as a keepsake from your wedding date. The design can include things such as initials, names, dates, designs, and pictures. Pricing varies based on the complexity of your design.
How do you put a spotlight on my cake?
I use a black tripod stand and clamp the light to the top of the stand. I am usually able to raise the light about 8 to 10 feet in the air. The stand is typically placed about 6 to 8 feet away from the cake table, so that it cannot be seen in your pictures.
Where can I place my custom monogram?
Since the projector must be placed on a tripod stand, it needs to be setup against a wall or in an area where it won't be in the middle of the floor. The image looks best when the projector is perpendicular to a wall; however, it is not always possible to shine it on a wall. This is because the projector needs to be about 10 to 20 feet away from the surface where it is projected (so that the image isn't too large or too small).
The monogram also looks nice when shined on the dance floor, which is usually the easiest place to put it, unless your dance floor is in the middle of the room with tables surrounding it on all sides.