Bringing your own speakers for music during reception?

posted 9 months ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
527 posts
Busy bee

Just remember that some of that small stuff isn’t necessary – I got a personalized aisle runner and it was the biggest waste of money ever spent.

I would totally do a playlist on Spotify and play it instead of hiring a DJ, but that’s because I see a wedding day as just one day – and that $1,000 can be used for something way better and more useful! Especially since you have a small group, I totally think you’d be fine doing it DIY.

Post # 3
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

melissabeemz :  I’m also doing a destination wedding of about 20 people, and I’m planning on doing the same thing. Ultimate Ears has an app that allows you to stream to multiple speakers from the same source (I’ll probably use a phone), and bluetooth speakers are pretty much always useful to have around. I’m considering the Boom 2 speakers because they have really nice quality in the sound and are shockproof/waterproof.

Post # 4
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Sounds fine but I’d test it out first in as similar a setting as possible to check volume and lag, and pick somebody to take responsibility for it. Also check with the venue to see if they are okay with it.

Post # 5
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

bibliophilacticbee :  That’s something I’d also be concerned with. Why would they let you bring in speakers for free if they can charge you $1k for them?

Post # 6
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

melissabeemz :  I think in your case, that would be fine since you have a small guest list. Does your venue have a sound system that you could just hook your phone to? If not, portable BOSE speakers are fine. Be sure to sign up for the ad-free version of whichever app you use.

Just a thought: have you contacted multiple DJs in the area or just the ones recommended by your venue? We had a small wedding too (74 guest) and we also considered bringing our own music. However, I was able to find a DJ who did the ceremony and reception music for less than $500.00. 

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