(Closed) Is it worth it to hire a DJ?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had a DJ and I personally wouldn’t have considered not hiring one. Too many things can go wrong when you’re not dealing with a professional and just relying on a playlist. If your friend is offering to DJ at a discounted rate then you should definitely consider it if you can find the extra money. Honestly, if it came down to it I’d forego some of the flowers or even a course (like the salad, if you’re having a sit down dinner) in order to afford a pro. 

Post # 5
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our DJ has a lot of wedding experience and hes even there for us if something goes wrong. Hes a friend we work with in the winter and our discounted rate is awsome. We are paying him 400$ for 9 hours of work and we will also give him a gift certificate for a pottery painting place for some family fun (I love his son hes so cute). If its just backround music for a cocktail hour I say go for it but if its a typical reception then DJ all the way.

Post # 6
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 I would say it depends how big your wedding is.  If it is over 100 people def go with a DJ and your friend sounds like a good fit to keep the price low.  Our DJ made all the annoucements, put us in order for the grand entrance, and provided the microphone for the speeches.  He also rocked the house!  We are all huge dancers though so a good DJ was just as important as the food and drinks!

Post # 7
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was on the fence about getting one, but my sister highly recommended one. Hes super professional and has lots of good reviews. Our wedding is only 100 people, but my family is HUGE dancers, and it was one less thing to worry about. Expecially since if we just had a computer my dad would probley be messing around with it!

Post # 8
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I have been to 2 weddings this year, neither had a DJ and both were happy with their choice.  We are going the ipod route for our wedding next month. 

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