Use a Generator for Events with No Power
If you’re planning a wedding or event, in a large, outdoor space, chances are, adequate power may be an issue. Many times people rent party boats for bachelor or bachelorette parties, 4th of July events, birthdays, weddings, engagement parties, etc. Many of the boats do not have available power, as well. For a party to be a great party, you have to have music, drinks, food, and possibly other entertainment.
If you’re hiring musicians, or if you want to hire a DJ, rent a fun photo booth, hire a caterer, or other vendors, they’ll all need a power source, especially for appropriate lighting, at night. You have a few options to provide adequate power. If you’re simply going to DIY your music and lighting, you can use a Honda 3000 Watt Generator.
This will provide the adequate power you need for powering fans, lights, a computer, and a small PA system, etc. This should easily provide the adequate power you need, for several hours. If you will power more than a small PA system, a computer, and some LED lighting, you may need to select a generator with more power. Visit the Honda site to see applications for what each generator can power.
The generator does require gas. The gas tank for this generator holds up to 3.4 gallons. You can always bring an extra gallon container of gasoline, just in case. This one tank will provide you with enough power to run the generator at full capacity (about 2800 watts, constantly), for around 7 hours.
If you’re running it at 1/4 capacity, or not using it to power a lot of things, the 3.4 gallons will power the generator for up to 20 hours! Be sure to bring energy-saving devices, such as energy star rated devices.
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Keeping Food Warm at Your Wedding/Event (DIY)
For keeping food warm, you can use a few of the Sterno Buffet Kits. This way, you won’t rely on a generator. The kits come with 2 aluminum pans, one aluminum water pan, 2 Sterno gel fuel cans, a reusable, folding chafing wire rack, and 2 serving utensils (large spoon and fork).
This Sterno Buffet Kit is $13.57 from Walmart online. You can buy 2 of these, and easily keep your food warm, if you’re simply bringing food to serve, or having a caterer drop off the food.
Overall, the DIY options, above, are great, if you’re on a budget, or want to keep expenses down for your event. You can easily rent a generator for events. However, the best, easiest option is to have each vendor be responsible for bringing their own generators.
This way, you don’t have to go get the generator, worry about getting gas, transporting it to the event, or getting it onto the boat, etc. Let your vendors do all the hard work. Your job is to show up and have fun!
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