(Closed) ceilidh, DJ, or both????

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you participate in a ceilidh??
    yes : (13 votes)
    57 %
    no : (1 votes)
    4 %
    what the hell is a ceilidh??? : (7 votes)
    30 %
    just hire a dj already!!!!!! : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say do both!  You’re getting married in Scotland, I think it’s an awesome idea to incorporate that into your wedding.  It’s only an hour, then people can hear the music they are used to after!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Glasgowbound:  Ceilidh all the way!!!

    im so jealous! i actually would have loved one, but given im not even scottish (english), fi is mexican and we’re getting married in mexico (where a lot of the guests wouldnt understand the caller) it just made no sense 🙁

    im more likely to participate than that than in ‘normal’ dancing. i think it would be SO much fun

    Post # 5
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I LOOOOOVE the idea of having a Ceilidh!  It’s so unique plus they are super fun!

    Post # 6
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You absolutely MUST have a ceilidh! You’ll be disappointed if you don’t. My (Scottish) cousin had a ceilidh at her wedding in the States and it went down well. My dad and I went a bit wild on the dancefloor but the US guests got into the swing of things after the first couple of dances. The caller will call your dances and they’re really simple and repetitive so anyone can do them (we learnt them in school!).

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Sounds like a blast! Do both if you can afford it. I love going to weddings of different cultures for all the fun, unique details like that!

    Post # 8
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Also, remember, not all the dances are in pairs. Some are either in threes or progressive (where you dance with every member of a long line of dancers), which are great when you have people there who don’t know the dances. I’ve never been to a wedding without a ceilidh, and they are ALWAYS a total blast (especially after a few glasses of wine).

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    That sounds really fun!  Go for it!

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Btw, for anyone who doesn’t know, it’s pronounced ‘kay-lay’ (or maybe closer to ‘kay-lee’, depending on your accent).

    Silly Gaelic spelling.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Go for the live band. You’re only getting married once!

    Post # 13
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes, absolutely! However, I would not supplement it with a DJ. I’d say ceilidh all the way for the duration of the evening. My paternal aunt and uncle live in Pertshire and my cousin’s wedding had six hours of ceilidh dancing mixed with waltzes, military two step, etc. It was lovely.

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