Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2019 - Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun
So our destination wedding should be very affordable. $4k for basically everything we will need at Secrets Silversands in Mexico. However, to add any extras adds up FAST. (I’m talking $350 for a white aisle runner for 20 minutes fast) Our package includes a lot, but it doesn’t include a DJ or music for the 3 hour dinner/reception. It’s expensive to rent their speakers, and over a grand for a DJ for 3 hours. I was thinking about bringing my own blue tooth speakers and setting them up with a playlist. Our group will be small (20-30 people) so I don’t think we will be too spread out. Has anyone else considered doing this?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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.