July 2019

Red-Wedding

Sustainable Weddings Are An Awesome Trend

Sustainable Weddings Are An Awesome Trend

Trends come and go, but something like sustainability is a concept that should grow. Events can create a lot of waste. Thankfully, there are some things you can do and the choices you can make to reduce the footprint your wedding leaves on the planet.

Eco-friendly weddings are a perfect theme or backbone for San Francisco brides, California weddings all over the state, or nuptials across the country.

Here are some things to consider.

Sustainable Weddings Use Digital Invitations

It may not seem like a huge issue, but your save the date cards and RSVP announcements all end up in the recycling center or landfill. You can save some money and the environment by creating a digital system to communicate with your guests.

Why not make an app or website for your wedding and refer people to it for RSVP? Even if you have to send out physical notices to some of your friends and family who aren’t tech savvy, you’ll reduce your overall paper pushing.

Sustainable Weddings Ask, Can We Compost?

Did you know that San Francisco sends less trash to landfills than any other major US city? If you provide specialized receptacles at your wedding, guests can sort their trash into compostable and noncompostable waste.

Contact SFEnvironment.org to learn about collection requirements. They may have some ideas about how to implement sorting and collection during and after your big day.

Another route to take includes reaching out to local businesses like Common Compost. They offer collection services to area restaurants among other services.

Finally, see if the venue that’s hosting you already has a composting service set up. That’s a huge bonus!

Sustainable Weddings Require A Chat With Your Florist

We don’t want to be a downer, but flowers can carry a big environmental weight. Some things you can do to reduce this includes opting for plants instead of cut flowers and giving them away as favors to your guests. Larger plants or living arrangements make wonderful gifts for your wedding party and parents of the bride and groom.

Ask your florist if they have ideas about more sustainable options including skipping the foam or incorporating a sustainable trend like sola flowers into your event.

Sustainable Weddings Give Forever Favors

Another unfortunate reality about wedding preparation is that many people throw away their wedding favors when they get home after the party. You can avoid this with a little careful planning.

Skip favors altogether or choose something guests can consume. Candy, petit fours, artisan spices, and spreads, and even coffee or teas have a greater chance of being used, not tossed.

One of our favorite ideas are the cards that come pre-loaded with seeds embedded into the biodegradable cardstock. Your guests can keep them around until the weather is nice and plant them!

Yet another idea is to mention in the card that instead of a favor, you’ve made a donation to an organization like Arbor Day in honor of each of your guests. They’ll use the funds to plant trees which reduce carbon emissions and fight the greenhouse effect.

Sustainable Weddings Soar With Green Wedding Planners

Choosing an eco-smart wedding planner will eliminate a lot of the brain power needed to green up your wedding. Ask potential candidates if they’ve given any thought to sustainable weddings or, better yet, search planners that advertise proficiency in this area.

Great Brainstorming Sesh!

Any of the local companies we’ve linked to in this article are simply suggestions to get you started. We aren’t affiliated with them nor are we endorsing them specifically by including them here.

Once you’re done going green and its time to think about equipment rentals, a wedding DJ, sound and lighting, give us a call! We offer other event services like videography and photography as well. We would love to be a part of your unforgettable day.

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Corporate DJ For Events: Our Successful Formula

Corporate DJ For Events: Our Successful Formula

Every DJ is as individual as each event they work. They have different go-to songs in their playlist arsenal, they’ve enjoyed different experience and they probably have different levels of professionalism. Here are some things we’ve learned and the lessons we take with us to every gig we book. We believe that these factors inform our approach and result in great events for our clients.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Knows How To Cater To Corporate Clients

We love working weddings and private parties, but understand that corporate functions require different kinds of skills and services. Because a brand’s identity is linked to events it throws, we have to get to know what our corporate clients are all about. Understanding their culture is one of the finishing touches on our full-service approach.

We also like to learn what the client’s goal for the event is. Are you raising funds, fostering culture, networking or announcing a product launch? When we know this, we can tailor your music and business presentations to align with those goals.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Participates In Pre Event Staging

Because many events rely heavily on their web presence, we’re prepared to participate in your website staging. You’re probably enticing people to visit your site, either to learn more about the event, donate, or sign up to attend.

Sometimes, our corporate clients want footage from the last event we worked for them. Other times, we can provide a musical soundtrack. We can help you prepare this media to make a great impression on visitors.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Obtains All Necessary Details

Obviously, we request detailed information about the actual logistics of your event as soon as we meet. We learn the date, time, duration and location of the event, and immediately block out time in our schedule. By doing this right away, we minimize scheduling mistakes. We also ask questions that may prompt you to realize you need to devote more thought to something that falls under our wheelhouse. We’ll talk about mood and goals at this time as well.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Discusses Your Playlist

We invite our clients to come up with ideas for their playlists or provide us with a strictly closed playlist that doesn’t require our input. However, we also love creating playlists that suit corporate client events from scratch. Out experience informs how we discuss music selection with your clients and we can guide them toward the best fit for them.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Dig Dress Codes

Whether your event is formal or casual, we’ll ask about the dress code so we can show up in a style that melds with the spirit of your event. This is a detail that we consider a serious part of our corporate service package.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Creates Advanced Programming

We create corporate event programs long before we arrive. This helps us eliminate last-minute snags and factor back up plans into our approach. Furthermore, the program is something we can share with event planners who want a hands-on role in our part of the event.

When possible, we prefer to defer all MC duties to a business representative. However, if you need one of our team to make announcements, we’ll block appropriate time for that in the program. We don’t take any spotlight unless you need a hand. This is all about you.

An Outstanding Corporate DJ For Events Welcomes Communication During Events

Event planners are busy on event day, but we’re always available for open communication on the ground. Check in with us at any point and feel free to make reasonable suggestions about improving our role. If we can work together to make something better, we’re all for that!

Experience Is Our Best Teacher

These are just some of the tools and skills we’ve learned are important to our corporate clients. Diamond Sonic has worked corporate events for nearly a decade. We know what works, but also welcome client suggestions and al learning opportunities along the way.

Together, we’ll make your event something special.

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