Post # 1
We’re having a vintage ’50s theme wedding at a small venue, they don’t have room for a large band and to be honest we don’t have the budget anyway. I’ve seen some pretty bad wedding DJs at friends weddings which has put me off that idea so we were going to do Ipod playlists but I had this nagging concern that without a focal point for the music we would lack a party atmosphere.
I’ve just stumbled across the idea of hiring a vintage jukebox to play the music, it fits in with our theme and out budget and the company allow you to pick the records included with the hire (they have a huge selection from 1950s – contemporary) so you can dictate the playlist. It sounds perfect to me but I’m wondering if there are any negatives I havent considered. Has anyone else done this for a wedding / party or been to one that has? Any feedback or tips would be great. The jukebox would look like this;
Post # 2
Steph77: will the jukebox keep playing or will people have to keep picking songs? Alternately, can people pick songs or will it ONLY play a set list?
Post # 3
(think it’s a super cool idea!)
Post # 4
MsGinkgo: Good question! I’ve re-checked the site and as I understand it the jukebox comes with an Ipod dock that will play background music from your playlist until a record is selected, it will then play that record. Its a fair point to think about, I guess we’d have to put someone in charge to make sure records keep getting selected or we might have some weird transitions….
Post # 5
Bump. Would be great to get some more feedback if anyone has done this
Post # 6
I think the jukebox is an awesome idea! I think guests will have fun picking music, and it has much more of a potential for a great party atmosphere than an Ipod. I’ve never seen it before and I think it would something to make your wedding special and unique
Post # 7
I haven’t done it, but it sounds like a really fun and original idea to fit with your theme.
It’s great if it just ‘fills in’ if a record hasn’t been selected. Sounds like a good idea to delegate a friend to keep an eye on it, and keep selecting some awesome songs to keep the party going.
Post # 8
I think I see a coin slot, on the jukebox, in your photo. Do guests have to put quarters into it, or is that part circumvented?
BTW, I think it sounds like a great idea. I’ve seen some pretty embarrassing DJs, who don’t stop talking, sing along with the music, etc.
Post # 9
mgbser: Thanks! I really like the idea
MissLemon: Good idea, I think I might have to delegate my maid of honour, if its my bridesmaid we’ll have something like ‘sweet child on mine’ on a constant loop!
PABride: No its fine, they don’t have to put money in, just push a button I think they’ve converted an original unit