Silent disco receptions among NY Post’s list of wedding trends

Last week, the NY Post compiled its list of six current wedding trends. Among them are some zany concepts, but we like to think the best of the six trends on this list is the silent reception. We’ve powered our fair share of silent receptions, and we’re happy to see the trend spreading.

Silent Events founder and owner Ryan Dowd was quoted in the silent reception section:

Love your fiancé but hate his taste in music?

Avoid the issue by starting the marriage off with a silent disco wedding, where guests have to wear headphones to hear the jams — either from a live DJ, a curated playlist or a mix of both by tuning to a particular channel.

“We’ve really seen it take off recently for weddings,” says Ryan Dowd, owner and creator of Silent Events.

Dan Stamm first attended a silent disco at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2004, so when it came time to plan his wedding outside Philadelphia in June, he thought it would be a unique touch.
“I thought, ‘This will be something that people will definitely remember,’ ” says Stamm, 33, who had two DJs spinning different tunes. “I had on two sets of headphones at one point. Everyone had so much fun.”

The silent reception was also a solution for an 8 p.m. noise curfew at his venue, and made for easy socializing for guests who didn’t want to hit the dance floor.

“In this case,” says Stamm, “you could literally talk to somebody by taking off your headset.”

Here’s hoping more and more silent receptions will be thrown. And if you’re planning your wedding and are interested in exploring the idea of throwing your very own silent reception, contact Silent Events and let us help you put together a reception no one will forget.

Read the full NY Post article here.


By: Silent Events

Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2015