Save Cash, Rent a Gobo!

If you’re a DJ, or even an event lighting company, then chances are, you’ve been asked by your clients about a monogram light, or “gobo light” as some of us call it. These lights are a great addition to any package. They can be used for just about any event, but we’ve mainly seen them used for weddings, quinceaneras, sweet 15s and 16s, and company parties. Adding a monogram light is the perfect way to give your clients that personal touch!


Today’s couples are all about doing things that are unique. When you add a monogram light, it allows your couple to add their names or initials, as well as the date, which makes it more personal for them. If you’re providing it for a quinceanera, sweet 15 or 16, or birthday party, the guest of honor can have his/her initials or name, and the date, created, just the way they want it, which gives that personal touch. This allows your client(s) to have their input on how their personal monogram will look. Giving your clients the ability to have input on every aspect of their event is the best way to ensure that they’ll be happy with your services! What better way to please your client, than by letting them have as much input as they want, on their event?


Now, the technical details. Yes, the gobo projectors are expensive, and making custom gobos from steel or glass are also expensive, and adding color to their monogram, is more expensive! Steel gobos cost about $55. Glass gobos are about $90, and multicolor gobos can be $300 and up! The projector prices vary, depending on the brightness of the light, or wattage, as well as the “throw” distance, or how far away it will project the image, clearly. The good news is, there are some cheaper alternatives!

First, you can always rent a gobo projector, from a local DJ/equipment rental company, or you can even rent them from Rent My Wedding, as well. Rent My Wedding makes it super easy and convenient to rent a gobo projector, lighting, a photo booth, or anything you may need! They even offer free shipping, both ways! It can’t get any easier! Simply add the rental fee into your cost and you now have a gobo projector for your clients! It’s a great way to add value to your packages and make your clients’ experience more personal! When your clients are happy, your business wins!


head-shotJason Rubio is the co-owner and founder of Austin’s Best DJs, a professional DJ & photo booth company that provides music and entertainment for events in the Austin and central Texas area. Jason started his DJ career as a mobile DJ, at age 13, in 1991, and has since DJ’ed thousands of events, providing music and entertainment for clubs, bars, radio, concerts, festivals and various other events.

Jason is also a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education, as well as a Master’s of Public Administration, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Though Jason worked in the education field since 2003, he continued to DJ public and private events, and later founded Austin’s Best DJs & Photo Booths, with his wife, Diana, who also DJs, in 2012. Today, Austin’s Best DJs provides music and entertainment for approximately 250 public and private events per year, in the Austin and central Texas area.


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