DJ dropped out! No Money in Budget! What do I do?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve gone to a wedding where the DJ was an ipod.  It was fine!  They picked good songs and people danced.  A groomsmen ocassionaly checked on it and made announcements.  Not sure what kind of equipment you would need for it.

Post # 4
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s a lot, are you sure that’s average in your area? We paid I think 600 for ceremony and reception.

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Have you thought about looking on Craigslist? I know, sounds kind of like a weird place to look, but there are TONS of DJs with great deals. Just Google their business or name and find any reviews.

Post # 6
4956 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Sapphire-Dreamer:  You have a good amount of time until your wedding! Are you sure that you can’t get together $1,000 in the next 8 months? What about tax returns or birthday money? Cut out going out to eat/shopping? Save $100 total for the next 8 months…and you are golden! 

I would be hesistant about the DJ ipod because I feel like music is SO important to the mood of a wedding. It can really make or break the experience. I think the way to go is to scrimp on some other things and save that extra $$ every month.

Post # 7
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Get your hands on the equiptment and do an ipod reception.  It totally works!  Check out for guidance on how to do this.

Post # 11
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I almost decided to use an Ipod because there was no way I was going to shell out 1000+ for a DJ.  I think it would have worked fine, but it would have been one more thing to worry about and add a lot of stress on me.  I ended up getting a really high recommendation of a dj from our photographer.   I checked him out thinking he would be at least $1500 like the couple others I looked at, but he was only 650.  He works independently rather than through a big company, but has gotten rave reviews all over the place.  Working independently means they don’t need to pay a big head company and can offer lower prices to you.  I would look into an independent DJ

Post # 12
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We are planning to use an ipod as our DJ. My brother did it at his wedding last year and it was awesome! Everyone danced like crazy and it was tons of fun. Just make sure there’s a sign or some velvet ropes or something so that drunk guests don’t take it upon themselves to go take over 🙂

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