Post # 1
So in the midst of my planning I’ve come across a road block. I’m not going to get into the long story so I’ll try to keep this short. Basically we are having a small wedding. 30 people max. I want music to be playing. I want us to have our first dance, the father daughter dance, mother son..I want someone to announce us as we enter and I want a microphone available for the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man to make a speech. However since we won’t need an enormous venue do you think all that would be necessary? Could they just make their speech and would everyone be able to hear them? Could an iPod work since it is such a small group of people? Does a dj seem like a waste of money since we won’t have a ton of people? I want dancing at the wedding sooo…
Ahh I just don’t know what to do about this.
I think itd be a little weird just having music play without a dj…I don’t want to pay full price for a dj to play for a wedding party of 30 and it’s a small place so they probably wouldn’t fit and we’d have to move to the bigger venue leaving more dead space. Help?? lol
Post # 3
I think you should be fine without a D.j if you have an ipod use that instead but make sure whoever you have announce you has a really loud voice : )
Post # 4
I think for that amount of people and your not even sure the DJ would fit, whats wrong with the Ipod idea. You will have all your fav music and you would save $$ on not getting the DJ plus not having to get a larger venue….Ive been to a couple of small intimate weddings where they have supplied the Ipod and it was just as fun and entertaing as a dj…
Post # 5
I think the iPod could totally work! Just have some backup “equipment”…just in case!!!
Post # 6
thanks girls…but at the weddings you’ve seen it at did they still have the “infamous dances” first dance/father daughter dance etc.?
Post # 7
What about renting or borrowing a small kareoke machine for your mic and speaker? I know it’s probably not the best idea for a iPod (usually the docking stations for those are pretty good), but you should be able to use the mic and speaker on a kareoke machine to do the speeches and announcing. I’d ask whoever is giving a toast to do the intros to each song – like “I’d like to ask Mr & Mrs So-and-So to come out to the floor for their first dance…”
Post # 8
wow that’s a pretty good idea actually! (the karaoke one) man i wish dj’s weren’t such an arm and a leg. i wouldn’t complain if we were having a ton more people and people i know would dance a lot. i just don’t know how many people would actually be dancing since we only have like 30 people coming and they’re mostly older.