Post # 1
I have a $4000 wedding budget so we cant afford an $800 DJ or Band so we are borrowing a DJ system from a friend and creating a playlist. I will have an outgoing family member MC the reception (announcing the bridal party as we come in and announcing the dances and setting up the songs.) is this absolutely crazy? My FIL offered to pay for a DJ but I just can ask him to do that and honestly I would rather the money go elsewhere. Any opinions on the matter 🙂
Please be nice lol
Post # 3
We’re not! No worries, a lot of people don’t have djs. It’s nice though to have someone announce stuff.
Post # 4
Ours is a little different because it’s a small dinner reception at a place with music in the background. But we’re doing our own ceremony music and I don’t see anything wrong with this idea at the reception too!
Post # 5
My cousin is going to make announcements, and my sisters boyfriend will be manning the computer to switch playlists throughout the night. They know each other a bit, so they should be able to work with each other all evening.
Post # 6
Yeah! I’m definitely doing an iPod wedding! I wasn’t super excited about having a DJ before looking at prices, to be honest. After I saw the price tag on it, I completely nixed the idea. DJ’s make me slightly uncomfortable, lol. We are going to do pretty much the same thing you are. It will be a real money saver and people will have a great time regardless of who announces things!
Post # 7
I’m basically doing what Smileyd is doing. I am having fun making our playlists on my Itunes. It’s more personal then having a DJ. Most DJs I know are soo obnoxious and play the same songs over and over.
Post # 8
We had an iPod wedding and it worked out AMAZINGLY. Dance floor was packed the whole night, and people came up to us to tell us how much they loved the music. As long as you have a charismatic, reliable friend to do the MCing, you should be golden. DJs are such a waste of money!
Post # 9
@future.mrs.schechter: we are having an afternoon tent reception and planning on using an ipod unless someone else offers to pay for the DJ. If your FIL offered, then you should take it IMO. Sounds like they want to help any way they can.
Post # 10
We are not either, I thought about over and over because I don’t really have an out going person to keep things moving. My FI have tons and tons of music on his Zune, I told him to make folders and we will make a play list.
Post # 11
My FSIL did an ipod and her brother (my FBIL) was the MC. i wanted to have him do it at mine but he is the best man.. but overall it was awesome, we all danced all night, the playlist was great!
the only complaint i heard was people couldnt make requests because they had their set playlist…which doenst bother me at all…but apparently it bothered some people
Post # 12
@totheislnds: I went to an ipod wedding that the bride and groom sent out the song requests with their RSVP cards and ask the guest to give them three songs they wanted to hear.
Post # 13
My cousin is emceeing and my other cousin is DJing off his Macbook…I’ve been to weddings where the DJ was basically an Ipod, so why not just use an ipod instead?
Post # 14
With the amount of new technology people have easy access to nowoadys – you’re right, you dont really need a DJ – Just an Ipod, some speakers, and a lovely family member!
You may also find this youtube channel helpful:
Its full of wedding music advice questions and answers!
Post # 15
@TheWeddingSecret: You are such a sweetheart. Thanks so much for the link. Ill definitely use it 🙂
Post # 16
We’re doing an iPod playlist. FH has an iPod touch, so we’re getting the “remote” app & hooking up his laptop to the sound system (with a lock so no one can steal it, and with the keyboard/screen “turned off” so that people can’t change the playlist), bringing my iPod (and maybe CDs) as backup, and putting his brother on guard duty. : )