Post # 1
Oh bees! Help me please.
Our friend was going to DJ our wedding as a gift to us, and in return, we were going to break him off about $200-250 and refer them to our friends
. He DJed the last wedding we went too and is a good enough DJ plus our good friend for close to 7 years. Well last night he told us that because of personal stuff, he has to sell his DJ equipment and won’t be able to do this for us. He refered us to his brother who may be able to help us with the equipment.
So here is the issue. We don’t have $1000 -$1500 to spend on a professional DJ because all of our other money is tied up in the other stuff plys we are in the process of looking for a new apt, so that’s another expence. But having a DJ is so important to us because
we are the kind of people who NEED music and LOTS of dancing.
If we are able to get our hands on someone’s DJ equipment, we still need to create a playlist.
Has anyone has success with DJ IPOD?
Post # 3
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
That’s a lot, are you sure that’s average in your area? We paid I think 600 for ceremony and reception.
Post # 5
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
@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
Get your hands on the equiptment and do an ipod reception. It totally works! Check out apracticalwedding.com for guidance on how to do this.
Post # 8
@Sapphire-Dreamer: What city/state is your reception?
Post # 9
@weatherbug: we need our tax return cause we sre saving fot a new apt. And you know ya need first and security to move in. We are already on a reduced income and budget EVERYTHING. to be honest, I don’t WANT to scrip and save for a DJ. We scrip and save for everything else.
@MrsTVLover: so glad to hear it worked out. I hooe we can make something like that work out.
@LiliKitty: I WILL look at Craigslist….thank you!
@MsJ2theZ: well I just asked a friend of mine about the DJ for her baby shower and that was the quote I got.
Post # 11
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
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 🙂