Spotify Premium as your DJ

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I haven’t but my FI wants to do this! I was worried about the wifi situation but good to know that you can make the playlists offline!

Post # 3
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

We’re planning on doing this! I love the idea, it’s just like pandora, except you pick the songs instead of pandora picking random ones for you. We want music but having a DJ isn’t high on our list. We’ll have my brother or FH’s cousin sit at the computer to add requests to the playlist- you know, don’t want the drunks around electronics. 

I might be wrong as I haven’t looked too deep into it, but I think it’s a subscription, so you don’t have to wait until 30 days before unless you only want to pay for one month. 

Post # 4
102 posts
Blushing bee

I think I’m doing this! Either this or an ipod playlist at least. It’ll be a lot of work but it’ll cost much less than a DJ. 

The one thing I will say is that if any of you download music online, it would be better to go on itunes and pay for the songs you want to use for the wedding. I went to a wedding where a few songs weren’t great quality and one was a cover and the B & G didn’t realise. It’ll obviously cost more but still MUCH less than a DJ.

Post # 5
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t plan on using spotify premium for my wedding but fi and I share a subscription. It’s absolutely the best and so easy and convenient 4 us. My advice is to listen to every song u add to the playlist to ensure it’s the correct version etc.

Post # 6
6439 posts
Bee Keeper

We’re doing the same thing but with FI’s google music subscription. It is pretty convenient and no added cost since FI would have the subscription anyway.

Post # 7
1720 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did it – I love Spotify. I created playlists for different portions of the ceremony and reception. Then, I downloaded each of the playlists so they’d be available offline. I made sure I had two different devices that could access the playlists. 

It would have worked really well except the person I asked to be in charge of it got really sick and couldn’t attend! So, while I had thought of everything else (I think), I hadn’t planned on a back-up DJ… So, we didn’t have music for most of the reception. 

Our reception was dinner at a restaurant’s outside patio, so it wasn’t the worst thing, just unfortunate after all the time I spent planning the music. Argh! 🙂

Post # 8
119 posts
Blushing bee

that sounds awesome! 

i still want someone to take care of sound/amplification. 

Post # 9
851 posts
Busy bee

We’re planning on doing this as well 😀

Post # 10
45 posts

We did this for our wedding. Spotify also lets you use your subscription internationally for a certain number of days (or at least they did a couple years ago) so even if we got married in Asia, we used it for our reception. Someone was still in charge of the sound system but we just basically used Spotify to pick all our songs to go with our “theme” 🙂 it was quick to do and very convenient, we set up the playlist and downloaded it for offline use the morning of while I was getting my hair and makeup done! 

But I still suggest having someone in charge of the sound system — playing specific songs at specific times, pausing or lowering the volume of the music, turning microphones on and off, etc. 🙂

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