(Closed) DJ and/or karaoke at Brunch Wedding-waste/tacky?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we get a DJ?
    No, not worth it for brunch. : (15 votes)
    47 %
    Yes, people might dance and/or do karaoke. : (6 votes)
    19 %
    Yes, get the DJ but karaoke is altogether tacky at a wedding. : (11 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @lawbride88:  My Taiwanese friends LOVE karaoke, but your Fiance will be able to better judge if his side of the family would get into it or not πŸ™‚


    Karaoke and fun seem to go hand in hand in my experience, so I think it sounds like a blast…but alcohol consumption also seems to be a factor πŸ™‚ People get loosened up and THEN decide to sing, etc.


    Will you be serving alcohol at your reception? I see you mentioned it is in the afternoon. If so, I say definitely go for the karaoke πŸ™‚ But even without, I think you’ll still have at least a few people jump in and have fun πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Without alcohol, in the morning, I can say that my experience would put it in the “not worth the cost” category, but that’s my friends. They aren’t that kind of fun… Though I wish they were!

    Post # 6
    589 posts
    Busy bee

    Hmmm… That is a tough one.  I’m Asian and I LOVE karaoke, so if I was at your wedding I would have such a great time.  However, having said that there are MANY people that do not enjoy karaoke and may find terrible singing by other guests annoying or just plain uncomfortable.  As for dancing I am not sure.  Again I would (and have) gotten up to dance at a brunch wedding BUT I do have to say other people were not.  It just depends on your crowd.

    Post # 7
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I’m also Asian and love karaoke, but I love the Asian style karaoke where you go into a private room with a few of your friends so you’re only embarrassing yourselves in front of each other instead of a whole room.  Sorry, but for a brunch wedding I wouldn’t be very into dancing and singing.  Well, maybe dancing, but much less so karaoke! 

    Post # 8
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    As long as you have an action plan for switching over to “regular” music during lulls when people don’t feel like singing, I think it’d be great!

    Post # 9
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Hey date twin! I think if my wedding was that early I would get a nice string ensemble or something like that. Maybe even a pianist that can play popular songs. Whatever you decide, do it because you want to,not to please others.

    I’m leery about my own dj because we are having a late afternoon wedding and it may very will be a waste. But… I really want a dj. I just feel like it’s a celebration and who cares that it is still light outside.

    Post # 11
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I LOVE Karaoke and wouldnt care if it was a brunch or nighttime reception! but, not everyone agrees with me on this!

    My Fiance and I love Karaoke. It’s our thing. When we first started dating we went out so much during those first couple of years- non- stop karaoke. Now that we are paying for a wedding, we dont go out much, but if we do– there must be karaoke. a lot of my friends love it but some think its bizzare that we have chosen to include karaoke with our DJ services for our reception. We are excited to sing to each other, and let our guests sing to us!! we think it will be something very different! πŸ™‚

    although, I’m making a “do not play” list for our KJ… and that will include heavy metal, and screaming type songs — just simply because I dont enjoy when people sing that stuff at bars, and I really dont want it at my wedding!! πŸ™‚


    Go with your heart! πŸ™‚

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