Post # 1
Hive I need some help with DJ placement. I am having an outdoor wedding/tent reception and I am trying to figure out where to put the DJ. Are they usually on the same end of the tent/reception venue as the bride and groom or on the opposite end?
We are renting what I think is a pretty big tent (40ft X 60ft) for about 70 guests. On the one hand, I would like for them to be in the front b/c then when guests come up to give toasts, I won’t have to strain across the tent to hear them. On the other hand..I don’t know if I want the loud music right by me (although by the time the loud music starts, I will probably be on the dance floor).
What did you guys decide for your receptions?
Post # 3
im not really sure, but i know my DJ requested to be set up right by the dance floor. still need to figure out the details. but he said thats the best place so he can be in on the action…he doesnt want to be right by a table where people may be sitting and chatting instead of dancing.
Post # 4
I would have the DJ in the center of the room on one side of the dance floor and you in the center of the room on the other side of the dance floor with all the guests on right and left sides of the dance floor.
Post # 5
I would stay on the opposite side. Most weddings I’ve been to the DJ provided wireless, handheld mics for those giving speeches. The guests would stand by the bride and groom, but the whole room would still hear them. Is that an option for you?
Post # 6
@totheislnds: That make sense actually…..plus I wouldn’t want him to be next to FIs GMom and blow her eardrums out with the noise.
@bride2beIn2012: Ok…I think I can put the DJ on one side close to the dance floor. We are renting a pole tent so there are 2 poles inside the tent. The dance floor will be centered between the two poles with guest tables on one side, and the buffet set-up on the other side so I think that would work…thanks
Post # 7
@TinyTina: Another good option. I am going to have to go back to the rental place and get them to diagram it out for me again. They have this cool 3-D program that shows you the placement of tables, etc, to scale. VERY helpful
Post # 8
we didn’t have a head table. just regualr tables with everyone dispursed at them with their SO, friends, family, us etc. I’ve seen weddings though we’re the DJ is placed somewhere near the dancefloor- regardless of the head table. Just make sure they have the outlets they need and enough room to work and see if they’re doing announcements.