(Closed) On a scale from 1-10 how important is the DJ to your whole wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Music
  • poll: How important is the DJ?
    1 : (17 votes)
    23 %
    2 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    3 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    4 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    5 : (5 votes)
    7 %
    6 : (5 votes)
    7 %
    7 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    8 : (15 votes)
    20 %
    9 : (10 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our DJ is about $1200. He’s doing mic (for the officiant) & music for the ceremony, 5 or 6 hours for the reception, screen/slideshow, dance lighting.

    Post # 4
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    good music sets the whole mood.  I’ve seen DJs/Band make or break the whole wedding.  I rate it a 10.

    Post # 5
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Our DJ was $1200 and was phenomenol. He made our wedding fantastic. He listened so well, and we clicked. He even provided starry sky and water effects for free (normally $400). He had five hours and uplighting. We had two in person meetings, and he even helped coordinate the day.

    Post # 6
    2543 posts
    Sugar bee

    Pretty much any wedding I have been to with a bad DJ has been crappy. They can really make or break it. We are paying $750 for ours and that includes 6 hours of music and announcements.

    Post # 7
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @JJsGirl_09: Definitely rating it a 10.  People remember a wedding for the dancing and music.  I’ve read reports that a lot of brides regret not paying enough attention to the music.  Of course I’d love for married bees to confirm this as well.

    We booked our music based on seeing them perform a a friends wedding and they did an AWESOME job.  Its a live music/DJ combo.  So some music will have live vocalist, sax, keyboard, some music will be straight up DJ.  I think its the best of both worlds since I did not want a full band at all.

    We’re paying a little more than most though @ $2800…

    Post # 8
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    0. I’m not having one. But I’m not having dancing, so shows how important that is to me. If I were, though, I’d want the guests to have fun, so maybe 5. Lots of stuff would still be more important.

    Post # 9
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Since there was no 0, I voted for 1.  We’re not having a DJ!

    Post # 10
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Skipped the DJ, went with an iTunes playlist.  Best decision we ever made!

    Post # 11
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are having a band and theyre $900 for the ceremony and reception..

    Post # 12
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our DJ was also our Emcee for the evening and we LOVED him! truly LOVED him! He kept everything going smoothly! He also provide some uplighting as well! 

    4hrs of DJing and Emceeing + 4 LED lights for $1400(?) and we gave him a tip at the end of the night too! 

    Post # 13
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The DJ is REALLY important.

    The only thing that kept my wedding day from being perfect was the DJ. We requested a bunch of songs on the list THAT THEY ASKED us to complete. He played none of them.

    At one point after I informed my husband how unhappy I was with the typical “Shout” type wedding music being played, he went over and asked if he would stop playing “Crappy wedding music and play what we have written.”

    He then played a few good songs, and somehow still played terrible music later.

    He forgot to play our cake cutting song and announced our parents after we specifically told him and had in writing we were not doing that due to difficult family situations.

    Plus, he dragged out every blessed activity, when all we wanted to do was dance.

    We did research the company, and they received wonderful reviews. Our particular DJ just was terrible

    When you book through a company, be sure to ask who specifically will be working your wedding and research that person in particular.




    Post # 14
    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had a band and a DJ, so for us the music was very important.

    We knew most of our guests were going to be dancing though, so we wanted to make sure we had fun entertainment. Our band was a huge hit. Darling Husband is a sound engineer and they are one of the bands he works for. They had everyone on the dance floor all night.

    If your wedding is not going to be that kind of vibe, then music will not be a huge concern.

    Post # 15
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ummmm like a BILLION!!! I need my TUNES!

    Post # 16
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The DJ is important, cuz one of the most important part of the wedding that people will remember is the music and dancing!

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