Post # 1
I need to ask this question and see what responses ppl have.
We r having a Destination Wedding in a garden villa with a reception for a very small number of guests, like under 20. We have no bridal party so we r not doing tosses, games, dance floor, dj etc. We ARE doing first dance, plated dinner, cake cutting, final dance, and sparkler exit.
We have a coordinator who is going to be busy with the other vendors and is suggesting that we spend over $1000 on a dj or have a designated guest run music from an iPod.
My personal feeling is that my guests r paying a ton of money to attend, so I don’t feel comfortable asking anyone to control music. but yet, such a small guest count does not warrant a dj and emcee-ing.
How the heck do we do music for the reception? Id like to have a dedicated song for each part(dance, cake, exit) but theres no one to control the iPod. maybe that is going to be impossible? Should I just start a playlist and let it play?
What have u seen done or do in this situation?
Post # 3
@BeeG35: I know there’s been a few girls who have done iPod receptions and they’ve gone great! I’m pretty sure that the MyWeddingDJ app controls itself. Like you set it to playlists, time it, etc, but I could be wrong.
I do know this has been done, so don’t worry! We were planning on going this route actually, but since we eloped we didn’t need to use it.
Post # 4
That sounds reassuring! Ill check out the app ur talking about. great suggestion.
Post # 5
@BeeG35: We are hiring two (violin and guitar) acoustic musicians. They will play the ceremony music, cocktail hour, and then we are going to move them indoors and have them play quietly (more or less back ground noise) for dinner and cake cutting. We will be selecting certain songs for cake cutting and the like.
However…..the cost is really high. $910 for 4.5 hours. But I had the same thoughts as you. I didn’t want to have guests controlling the music, and for us a DJ was just too “party-like” we wanted to keep the feel intimate.
ETA….we have a small guest list. 10 invited, plus the bride and groom.
Post # 6
You could do a guitarist of some sort.
Post # 7
live music is definitely an option, thanks ladies!
Post # 8
any ideas out there about how to handle it if we choose to use the ipod?