This is the time of year where a lot of Melbourne DJ Hire’s education clients plan their schools’ valedictory nights. Most of these schools book the roaming photographers so that students can take photos with their family and a few schools book our Melbourne DJs to play music on the night to have a party celebration.
We find that there are two different types of Valedictory Nights. A night that is rather formal and a majority of the night is filled with awards, formalities and speeches. Students will arrive at the event and might have some finger food and catch up with their classmates and other parents and then most of the night will take place in an auditorium where they will receive their certificate and other awards. We find that if the school spends a lot of time on these awards, then there is less time to party and dance, hence why the school would not hire a Melbourne Dj to encourage guests to dance.
Students at these formal valedictory ceremonies really just want to hang out with their classmates as it is one of the last times they will be gathering together before they head onto the next chapter of their lives, so it is important to organise the night in a smooth way and try to get through all the awards quick enough so that every student gets a photo and certificate but also enough time to spend with each other.
The other type of Valedictory dinner we work at is really just a formal event and more like a dinner celebration rather than a ceremony of formalities. The students will get to take photos with their parents and siblings, then sit down for dinner and will be free to dance the night away with their loved ones. Some schools even hire a photobooth hire in Melbourne or request our event photographers to set up a backdrop so that the parents will have a chance to take some formal shots with their children.
So, if you are planning a valedictory for your students, be very mindful of the timeline and make sure the students get to have fun and the parents have ample time to take photos with their children.