Post # 1
We’re inviting about 50 people to our outdoor wedding. We’ve hired a dj that we love, but now aren’t sure if it’s appropriate to have a dj at a wedding our size. Our concerns are that it would make it less intimate to have microphones and speakers, etc. The home we’re having the wedding at has a wonderful sound system, but I’m nervous to let one or two family folks be in charge of moving the wedding along from stage to stage, introducing dances, playing the right music to dance to, etc. I feel a bit stuck with wanting to be able to relax and have someone take care of the logistics but losing the intimacy of it all. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Well, I’m not sure if my experience will help or not. My husband and I got married in our home and had roughly 35 people. We just set up an ipod and speakers for the music and had a friend be in charge of them. We picked out all the songs in advance for the playlist. BUT we didn’t have dancing or any specific bride/groom dance, father/daughter dance, etc, so we didn’t need specific songs to play at specific times. We also didn’t have anyone “introduce” us since the ceremony and reception were at our home so we didn’t feel like it was necessary – we were missing from the party for a very short period of time taking pictures, and half the guests were in pictures anyway.
You could always do something similar – ipod or something hooked up in the house’s sound system. Have someone be in charge of it and you could make your MoH or Best Man be in charge of announcing things like dances. Then you could have your ipod person just switch to the correct song for the first dance, mother/son dance, etc whenever your MC announces them. Unless you have a huge wedding party, you could probably skip the intros section, or just have your Best Man/MoH announce YOU two if you wanted.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I’m having a 50 guest wedding and hired a DJ. I don’t think it’s too small!