(Closed) Help: what to do about the first dance?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can you have an IPOD reception?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

DO you have a friend that can DJ for you? Unless you are getting a steal on the Dj..I think it’d be a waste of money.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2004

My thoughts – both locations sound like they would have the ability to have some sort of piped in music. A restaurant will have a sound system – esp for the private room and the ballroom would as well. I think you skip the DJ in both situations and buy an iPod nano – a new one specifically for the wedding and load it with your favorite songs as well as a first dance song. You create separate play lists – First Dance Playlist has your one song. Background music for cocktails has 30 minutes of song (depending how long cocktail hour is) and so on….

If the first dance is that important to you (and it would be to me!!) you should do it using the ipod and the venue’s speaker system. Your photographer AND family members will want photos of the first dance. You should be able to work with the wait captain or banquet manager to run your ipod, and even cue up your first dance. If not ask a close friend to cue up that one playlist.

Don’t chose your venue based on whether or not a certain vendor will work in the space -choose the venue based on what environment you love for your wedding and then fit the elements into it – it is your day!

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think that having the reception at restaurant wouldn’t necessarily mean you can’t do a first dance! Either you could ask about using their sound system for the music, or like others have suggested use an ipod! You can clear enough room for at least you two to dance!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do you have any colleges near you? You could contact the music dept. and see if there are some aspiring artists willing to play on the cheap. That may eliminate the bulk of all the DJ equipment. Check craigslist too if the musician route sounds like something feasable for you.

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