Post # 1
Did/will you have a DJ at your wedding or will you not?
If your wedding is past, was your choice a good one? Anyone complain?
I’m 99.9% sure we’re nixing the DJ. So far, DJs have been the most impossible vendors ever to deal with. We already have all the equipment we need to set up a sound system ourselves, our wedding is a morning/early afternoon wedding, and our guests are mostly older. I am SO OVER DJs right now! I’d rather save $1,000.
Post # 3
We’re planning on just hiring someone to set up a sound system/wireless mic so we can plug in our ipod. We’re lucky because we have a friend who is a DJ and can help us with song selection to set the mood. Otherwise, it just seems too expensive.
Post # 4
We plan on doing a DJ. I found him on craigslist so we will see…
Post # 5
We hired a DJ (BTL DJs), and he was one of our best vendors. He had people dancing all night long, which was really important to us. He was also really helpful to have during the ceremony.
If having people dance is not that important to you, not having a DJ doesn’t seem like too big a risk. But even with our massiv music prep, we just wouldn’t have had the range of songs or the knowledge of what to play to make all ages get on the floor, so it was worth it for us 🙂
Post # 6
We aren’t having a DJ for a few reasons. At first, it was just for budget’s sake, however after discussing it with FI- an acoustic guitarist for a beach wedding is beyond perfect and there’s no reason to try and complicate things.
We are paying $350 for 4 hours (the length of the ceremony and reception) for our musician and honestly…money well spent! It’ll make the wedding a lot more personal, I think.
Have you thought about the iPod reception thing? There’s tons of people who are doing them these days and I’ve heard great things! You just need a (trusted) guest to “dj” the iPod if you will. I think there’s even a few different things that you can download that are like announcements for cake cutting, etc. Then you just need to set up a playlist and have it go in order. 🙂
Post # 7
Oh no, that sucks you haven’t found a good DJ. To be honest, our DJ is insanely wonderful. From the first time we talked to him, reasonable prices, upfront about how he works, down to our first meeting, super friendly and genuinely caring, to all of our email exchanges, quick follow-up, lots of suggestions etc. He has been in the biz for sometime so he always offers recommendations and tips as far as planning goes<<Wha a DJ who is helping us plan too!!??!!!
Sorry that was all a bit dramatic. But yes our DJ has been our most enjoyable and supportive vendor. We would nix a lot of things but he is not one of them. We’re excited for him to be there on our wedding day, we know he’ll help to make sure everything goes off without a hitch!
Post # 8
@PacificMrs: The iPod is the current plan.
We already have like 3 big, very good speakers. Fiance owns a microphone… we have everything we need, and I don’t foresee tons of dancing, so I’m just…so over DJs. heh.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
We own a nice sound system (in addition to the venue’s PA system) and are making an ipod playlist, and have a friend who is good with a mic (karaoke host, bartender, outgoing and fun personality). My only concern is creating and maintaining the right “moods” by using the right songs in the right order, but I’m good at internet research so I hope to tackle that over the next 7 months myself.