DJ, Jazz Quartet, or IPad?

posted 2 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I guess it would depend on what “Feel” you were going for. A quartet is super classy, but if your guests and you would rather dance to Top 40 music, it wouldn’t fit the guests. 

We went with a DJ because he can and will play anything we ask him to, He is doing Music before ceremony, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour “Rat Pack”, and we are kind of giving him free rain (with guidelines) for the dancing part… It was a no brainer for us… 

Best of Luck!   

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

IMO if you are expecting dancing, I would hire a DJ. If you just want some background music an ipad is fine.

We didn’t have dancing at our wedding. We hired musicians for our ceremony, but during reception we played some jazzy music from a spotify list. It was perfect for us.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Really depends on how you want it to go.  I don’t think you’ll have a huge party atmosphere at brunch time, but you know your guests.

We went for the iPod because we had a small wedding, and it just didn’t make sense to hire a DJ.  Also, if the dance had totally flopped, that would have been ok with us.  We had a ton of fun putting together our playlist, and a lot of people danced.  It went way better than I could have imagined.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

I agree with mahi – if you want dancing, do the DJ. If you want more mingling, do the ipad. Personally, for a brunch reception I would just do the ipad and save the cash. People are not very likely to dance, and a jazz quartet seems overkill (imo!) since youre already having the string duo for the ceremony. 

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