The wedding afterparty is growing in popularity. Guests and newlyweds, it seems, just don’t want the party to end so soon. So, they’ll often switch venues post-reception and kick the festivities off anew. Alternatively, some couples choose to have an afterparty so they can end the reception early and cut down on costs associated with normally pricey venues. The reasons for throwing a wedding afterparty, along with the themes and specifics, are as varied as any other, but one thing remains constant—you’ll have to keep the mood right, so your guest spirits are still high. For newlyweds in California, that often means calling the number one Bay Area wedding DJ and entertainment provider: California Non-Stop.
The Importance Of The Party Atmosphere
Despite having some of the trappings of a (possibly) fancy wedding, when stripped to its core, a wedding afterparty is still a party like any other. That means providing the right party atmosphere for your guests is essential to making sure it all goes smoothly. Sure, having the right location, the right venue, and the right refreshments is a great foundation, but there’s more to setting the mood than this.
How This California DJ Delivers
You’ll need to create an ambiance that screams “party” from the get go, and that means you’ll need support from professionals who know all about the ins-and-outs of party planning—from music, to lighting, and beyond. This California DJ has the skills and the experience to make the afterparty a success, in more ways than one.
No DJ would be worth their salt if they couldn’t spin some good tunes for your afterparty. In this area, we know no equal. Our DJs are experts at setting the mood through careful song selection and peerless crowd interaction.
Here’s how it works for the afterparty: you consult with the DJ beforehand to go over the set list to make sure they know which songs to play and when (thanks to our large library of music, there’s an overwhelming probability we have the hit songs you’ll want, even the radio-edited versions). If you or a guest has a request during the event, they can accommodate that as well.
Your DJ will arrive, on time and dressed in the manner that you have requested. They’ll set up their gear (no need to worry about setup or teardown fees), then get to work playing those sultry sounds and controlling the crowd. Our DJs are also talented MCs, so if you need them to make announcements and direct the flow of the action, they’re more than well equipped to handle the task.
Listening is one thing, but for a truly happening afterparty, singing along is the perfect way to set a loose and live mood. Our catalog is vast, so we have plenty for you and your guests to choose from. Just let us know you’ll want to be doing Karaoke at your party, then you’ll have the option of requesting songs, which the DJ will play.
They’ll announce your guests with a grand introduction, then let them belt it out to their heart’s content. When you choose our DJ/Karaoke service, we’ll also provide a video monitor with scrolling lyrics, so no one has to worry about forgetting the words to their song of choice.
Photo booths are the perfect accompaniment to the musical entertainment. They provide guests with a way to show their silly (or serious) side and keep the festivities going in a unique manner. We provide several photo booth styles for smaller and larger groups, including the traditional enclosed booth, the open air booth, and the Mirror Me booth.
Once the photos are printed (on site and with superb quality), your guests will likely be amazed and want to try it out some more. We also provide photos on a flash drive and grant access to an online gallery so you can take a look at all the snaps afterward. It seems like a simple addition, but the photo booth has been proven to excite partygoers and liven the afterparty mood consistently and repeatedly.
Lighting provides a subtle adjustment to the feel of any space that pays off in a big way. With the right ambient lighting, you can adjust the tone from subdued and laid back to extravagant and grandiose. We have an array of lighting types and colors that we can supply for your afterparty, and we’ll help you control the mood in whatever way you see fit.
Nothing beats driving in style, and a limo service is the perfect way to get from the reception to the afterparty in the classiest way possible. We can provide extravagant stretch limos that seat up to eight passengers and will allow you to make a grand entrance to your soiree.
Let’s face it, afterparties are usually happening late, and your guests might need the quick boost a delicious snack can provide. Mini donuts are all that, and more, as they can be customized with an assortment of toppings that makes the entire process a much more satisfying experience. These will delight your guests, providing you with plenty of good will and putting them in just the right frame of mind to let the good times roll.
Game Show Setup
Another great diversion that can add depth and excitement to an afterparty. We can provide a high-tech game show setup that pits contestants against one another in tests of with, trivia knowledge, and other fun categories. A bit of friendly rivalry is the perfect way to ramp up the party mood and will leave spirits high for the duration of the evening.
Planning an afterparty can be tricky business, but keeping guests entertained and supplying the right mood doesn’t have to be complicated. Remember that by working with our well-trained event specialists, you can open the door to plenty of options that will ensure that the setting for your wedding afterparty is one that you and your guests will not soon forget.