In the excitement and big rush to organise a wedding, many people will consider the wedding dress, the photographer, the transport and the marquee(s). One of the areas that often gets overlooked is the power that will be required to ensure the wedding event runs smoothly.
Without the power running properly, the catering will not work properly, the lights might not work correctly and the best mans speech might go silent.
Sometimes people will try to run the power directly from their house, but again this will often overload the system and keep tripping the power off. Not only that, but it could be a huge health & safety issue, and in the event of a fire, it could invalidate any home insurance.
Many of the weddings we have provided power generators for will often take two generators, with an AMF (automatic generator failure) panel. This gives them both the peace of mind that their wedding will run without a hitch, as well as a simple solution to swap the generators over should the first generator fail.
The power required at a wedding will often be split into three areas:
- Catering Power
- Bar Power
- Band & Lighting.
This means we would recommend a three phase generator, ensuring that the failure of one area does not impact on the other two areas. It also means IF a phase was to “trip out”, then we can easily trouble shoot the problem, as all out generators have digital displays, which allows us to scroll through the different power sources that are requiring power. We can then see, for example, that a kettle with a dodgy connection tripped the catering phase, and can advise the caterers to unplug the kettle and switch the phase back on.
We can also provide the event lighting which might mean a tower light for the car park, or strip lighting for the catering tent. We can also provide the more luxury lighting in the main wedding marquee if required, however you will often find the marquee hire company will arrange this.
We will provide a full health & safety assessment, as well as method statements.
We would welcome the opportunity to quote for your wedding. We would also welcome enquiries from wedding organisers and marquee hire companies who wish to use our wedding power service.
Please call wedding generator hire team on 01522 778899. Alternatively, please complete either our contact form , or our quote request form.