Lights and Sounds supplier is very important especially if it’s not incorporated with your caterer. When talking with your potential supplier, be sure to know everything.
- date of event
- time of event
- tentative location
- contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
- tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)
During initial inquiry ask your Lights and Sounds Supplier about…
- Lights and Sounds suppliers rate
- inclusions of the package
- total number of lights equipment to be used?
- brands of lights and sounds suppliers to be used?
- possible electrical fee?
- with DJ? (in case you don’t have a musician)
- corkage fee (if not accredited with your venue)
- how many weddings they do per day?
- are you team A or team B?
- If you’re team B, will the head of the Lights & Sounds supervise your wedding?
- do they know the rules and restrictions in your chosen church and venue?
- have they worked with your chosen event stylist before, if you have any?
- have they worked with your chosen emcee/host before?
- have they worked with your chosen strings and band before, if you have any?
- contract details
- package upgrade
- package downgrade
- non-refundable deposits
- total number of crew/staff for the wedding
- crew meal preference (packed food or allowance)
- discount, promo, bridal fair schedules etc that you can avail
- payment terms (full payment or cash)
- preferred payment type (cash, remittance or through bank deposit)
- total number of meetings (personal meetup, facebook or skype)
- OOT/ Out-of-Town fees, if there is any
- Transport fees for OOT venues (some ask this separately)
- other supplier recommendations like Emcee/Host, Strings & Band, Coordinator etc
- You can check our shortlisted Lights and Sounds Suppliers with their rates.
- Wedding Detailings: Who Works What? post can also give you an idea about the importance of your supplier relationships such as Event Stylists and Lights & Sounds.
- It is also advisable to ask for sample video of their previous work so you can have an idea if they’re really good with lights, color combination and the quality of sound that their sound system can produce.