Post # 1
Is it silly to have a DJ if there are only 30 of us? We decided to cut our list way down to immediate family and a few very close friends. However, I still want the first dance and for it to be more than a dinner party. Is it too much to have a DJ for so few people??
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
What if you did an Ipod instead, and had someone in charge of it?
It might seem a bit awkward with only 30 people having a DJ, but it really depends on what type of people they are. If they’re all about dancing and having a good time to whatever the DJ plays, then it would probably be fine. If it’s more of a quieter, reserved crowd, I don’t know if I’d do it.
Post # 4
We are expecting about 30-40 guests and we’re doing an iPod reception. If you can find a good, classy dj, then go for it. But I would want to know ahead of time that they have done events of this small size before and won’t be overbearing. Also, I would take into account he cost of iPod & equipment vs. the dj and is it worth it. ???
Post # 5
I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. I think it would be too much for a DJ but maybe in Hawaii they are used to smaller parties. I’ll have to look into it. My iPod would be much cheaper though!! 🙂
Being that you are also having a smaller wedding, are you planning on wearing a full on gown? I’m trying to find something dressier but still simple and elegant for our wedding. I still want to feel like a bride!
Post # 6
I am en encore bride but still wearing an ivory wedding gown, sheath-style. I’ve posted it a few times. It’s WToo Clarissa. It’s simple and elegant with a little, ethereal or whimsical quality to the back.
Post # 7
I think an iPod is a great alternative for a more intimate wedding. I was at a party (not a wedding) that hired a DJ and there were about 30 people there. It was the most awkward thing having a DJ since no one really wanted to dance a lot so at times the dance floor was completely empty, and most of the time the DJ kinda just stood there. I felt bad for the guy.
Post # 8
I’m having a little over 30 people and I’m having a salsa band. I went back and forth with this one a lot, but I knew I wanted music for the reception and because it’s a destination wedding, I didn’t want to have to worry about dealing with the ipod set up or asking someone to do it. I am a little worried that it might be a bit awkward if no one dances, but hey, at least i’ll have music.
Post # 9
I plan on having a dj and am having an intimate wedding!
Post # 10
We were going to have an Ipod wedding for our 60 person wedding, but decided in the end that we didn’t want to have one of our friends having to mess with an ipod instead of enjoying the wedding, so we went with a DJ. Everything ran very smoothly with the DJ and I’m glad we did it.
Also, as a side note, even though we had 60 guests, only about 25 of us actually danced, but I LOVE dancing and so do my girlfriends so the wedding wouldn’t of been the same without music.
Post # 11
I think an ipod would be fine, but so would a DJ! For our 40 person wedding we had an 8 piece band! As long as you love the music and you’ve got people who love to dance, it wouldn’t be weird at all. All 40 of us danced all night long!
Post # 12
We have 35 people (including us) and are having a DJ. He’ll play lighter music during the meal time and we’ll have a shorter reception, but for us, it was never a question!
Post # 13
We had about 25 guests and we had a DJ. It was perfect to me. If you want a DJ, then go for it. It’s your wedding. 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
Glad you posted this as we are having the same debate with such a small group. The difference in cost is what is making me lean towards a MP3 reception. By renting the sound system with MP3 hookup we are saving about $400 over hiring a DJ.
Post # 15
I’d go the IPod route too, just to save money, it’s definitely not weird to have a dance after dinner. Heck, not that it was a wedding reception, but there’s plenty of times when only me and 4 or 5 other girlfirends will turn somthing into a dance party.
Post # 16
We are planning on partying at the resort.. I know several other Destination Wedding Bee’s did this, and used the restaurant/lounge/bar/disco on premise. They have live bands or DJ’s and could possibly make the announcements you need… Just a thought!