Post # 1
I was wondering how small of a reception is too small to have a DJ?? I really have no idea how many people are going to show up at our reception since it’s semi-DW, and I don’t want to hire a DJ for too small of a crowd (in my mind it would seem awkward, but I don’t know…)
Post # 3
We had about 90 people and it was definitely worth having a DJ.
Post # 4
I think it sort of depends on your crowd. Are you having less than 50 party-type people, or less than 50 older people who won’t dance as much? Even if there’s only a few people, you definitely need some sort of music (an ipod reception or something like that).
Post # 5
@abbie017: It’ll be a big mix of types of people, but I’m trying to decide if it’s worth paying a DJ or just using an ipod for anywhere from 40-75 people (it could be up to 100 people but I seriously doubt it).
Post # 6
We’re having, hopefully, around 60-70 and I don’t think it will be too few for a DJ. My friend’s wedding had maybe 100 people but only 30-40 of us actually got out on the dance floor throughout the night and I would definitely say it was worth it!
Post # 7
none of the above. We had less than 50 a DJ and a full dance floor. It rocked.
Post # 8
I agree that it totally depends on the crowd! However, I think the ipod idea is great for a smaller crowd! My cousin used one at her wedding of about 75 people and it worked out great. I would suggest having someone that agrees to kinda watch the ipod station though and make sure the music is always going!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If you don’t have a DJ, I’d advise getting a friend (or two) to volunteer as MC, who can announce the wedding party, cake-cutting, etc.
Post # 11
I think it depends on the crowd as well. I think it’s probably worth it more if the majority of the crowd is going to get up and dance. I went to my fiance’s holiday party with a DJ for his program, about 50 people. Everyone was a dancer there, so everyone was on the floor to begin with. It was a great feature that the DJ was able to feel out what music everyone was particually going crazy for.
Post # 12
I think I pod would be great for less than 100. Just make sure your playlist has a good flow to it. I liked how at my bros wedding they played songs for the older folks the twist etc all those classics at the beginning of the night and the club music a little later.
Post # 13
We had 85 people at our Ipod wedding and it worked out great. I think a DJ would have been too much.
Post # 14
I haven’t voted. I think less than 50 would be ok!
Post # 15
Okay, I edited it to add some more options =o) For those who like the ipod idea, what do you think is the cutoff for having an ipod vs DJ? Well I guess anyone can answer that, lol… I’d like some opinions!!