- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
We were never really keen on the idea of hiring a DJ- we don’t really enjoy mainstream party music, and all of the parties we’ve ever been to that has had a DJ, they’ve always been overly loud and slightly obnoxious. So when we saw an add for a jazz band that plays 30’s jazz and blues music, we jumped on it. The idea of all of our guests dancing to some smooth jazz was really appealing to us, and we thought it would be a much better atmosphere than what a DJ would bring.
My mom has started to make me really nervous about it though, she thinks it’s a really, really bad idea. She said that none of our guests are going to like jazz music, and that since there’s no DJ there’s going to be no one to direct the party for things like the toast and such. I hadn’t really thought about that, I haven’t been to a wedding since I was 10 so don’t really know how these things work! She also told me that I’m going to have a hard time playing the music for our first dance, which is a waltz. Again, hadn’t thought of that, with no DJ there’s going to be no speakers and nowhere for us to play the track for our dance.
So now I’m kind of freaking out and am really worried that we made the wrong decision. I’m scared that none of our guests are going to dance to the music, which is going to make both the band and the guests feel slightly awkward. My fiance and I are going to love the band, but the rest of the guests? Maybe not so much, and I don’t think that very many people will know how to dance to music that they’re going to play (the swing and such). We will have quite a few guests who are in the over 50 age group, so hopefully they will enjoy it and dance. It’s hard because we don’t know whether to pick something that the guests will enjoy, or something that we’ll enjoy.
I don’t like the idea of a DJ, but should we have gotten one to please our guests? Did we make a horrible mistake?