Do we really need a DJ?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Do we really need a DJ?
    No : (30 votes)
    40 %
    YES!! : (42 votes)
    56 %
    Other (answer below) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    following this, i was wondring same thing

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had major success with our playlist wedding. 

    We had about 50 guests and all enjoyed and complimented us on the music choice. I did not have an ipod but we used grooveshark and it was up and loud and clear through our whole reception. 

    It takes time, a little bit of careful planning to have dance beats amid slow, happy songs people can tune out during the meal if they wish. But since it was free… for us it was totally worth it. People danced, had a good time. 

    If you really want a DJ go for it, or if you feel your guests won’t dance without one … go for it. It really depends on you and your hubby and your guests, I think. But for us, it worked quite well. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Also… I can let you see our playlist if interested. 🙂 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    You absolutely do not need a DJ! Darling Husband and I had an iPod wedding, and it was perfect! We chose all the songs ourselves, had a some help with a more musically-minded friend in arranging them in a great way, and only spent $200 to rent a sound system. I’d definitely do it all over again in a heartbeat! 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    I’m with MisssPumpkinBarry–totally happy to share our playlist if that helps. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I never really understood the point to a DJ… until we had one. Ours really made our reception memorable. He also took lots of stress away from me because he made the playlists– and they were perfect! I just didn’t have the time, and I really trusted him.

    Also, our DJ threw in extras… like lighting that would have cost $600, had we gone through our venue.

    He was so professional but kind and understanding that I couldn’t imagine our wedding without him.

    All that said, all that’s necessary for a wedding are the bride, groom, (or bride and bride or groom and groom… just two concenting adults) and a couple I dos.

    Don’t second guess yourself because of other people. If you’re happy with your playlists, but all means, let the iPod play on!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Is your brother a super peppy person? Could he be an MC-too? It doesn’t cost much to rent a microphone, but I think a DJ or MC is needed to do introductions, announce special dances or events, and to keep the speeches going. But, anyone with a great voice and fun personality could do it!

    We are not having a DJ and doing an IPod playlist instead. Our MC is our officiant/groomsman. He’s got an infectious personality and knows us so well. He also has some MC experience working at a bar.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I did an ipod wedding and it turned out really well. We set up the playlists in advance, which took some work, but everything went smoothly day of

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

    I’ve been to iPod weddings before, and not once did I think “this wedding would be better with a DJ”.  If you put a lot of time and thought into your playlist, and think about what your guests like, you should be fine.  

    Please don’t go breaking the bank just to have a DJ!

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you aren’t having a DJ, you’ll need someone to MC…to announce you, to get the crowd dancing, etc. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    @abbie017:  She has a cousin lined up to be the MC

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