Last week, I DJ'd Karen and Dar's wedding. It was held in Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier. It was a lot of fun but I need to remember to bring an assistant next time!
I had 2 setups to do. One in the outdoor patio for the ceremony and the other in the reception area. The ceremony area was an easy setup except the speakers were so far away from where my amplifier was situated in the back corner of the patio. Fortunately, I went to the venue the day before and saw how I would potentially need long cables and borrowed my dad's 100ft speaker cables which worked perfect.
The reception setup was difficult because the room was not square, but a rectangle. Imagine a rectangular room with the dance floor in the middle and tables on two sides. The tables were appropriately named by country. Once the ceremony was finished outside, I had to lug my speakers, cables, amplifier and mixer into the reception area and setup 4 speakers in the room. Four speakers were necessary otherwise the people on either end of the rectangular room wouldn't have been able to hear the speeches or even the music.
At the end of the night, I was so tired from the heat during the day and setting up two areas, I had to sit down and take a second to just relax a bit. It took me an hour to breakdown and load everything cause I decided to take my time. I was just happy that all my equipment worked on the first try. It was a good night.
Congratulations Karen and Dar. I wish you a fruitful and successful marriage!