(Closed) If you’re contemplating DIY music vs DJ ….

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We have been thinking about doing this for several reasons.  1) cost of dj 2) wedding will prob be rather last minute 3) wedding will be out of town so can’t hear dj’s beforehand 4 and biggest reason) my FH is going in as a military chaplain and his denomination could put him out if we had raunchy music (could happen with wrong DJ).  So it is great to hear that this can work and work well.  Can you please give us pointers? 

 Also do you know of any non-offensive music ie: no cursing, no sex, no drinking/drugs in songs?  This is really tough and I need all the help I can get.  We want people to dance and have a good time but need to be careful:)  This is one of most stressful factors for me right now.  I want lots of genres but all clean.

Any help would be most welcome:)


Post # 4
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am glad it worked out well for you. We were contemplating doing DIY for our music but, for us, I am so glad we didn’t. We had the perfect DJs. They were awesome and kept everything flowing and on track. I don’t think, for us, DIY would have worked out as well. I had all of our guests send song requests and we picked a few must haves and let them know the must nots and when we wanted everything played. When I write my reveiws, they are getting top marks for professionalism and fluidity. I just can’t say enough nice things about them.

Good luck to other brides going the DIY route. I know it works well for some, but not for all.

Post # 6
427 posts
Helper bee

I definitely want to DIY! I am not a fan of DJ’s really. No reason other than some of them can be kind of cheesy. I have seen cool DJs though too but it just isn’t for me. I am probably going the DIY route more because of money issues rather than anything else though. I won’t allow crazy curse words or offensive lyrics, but I won’t go nuts over trying to find the perfect ‘clean’ songs either. Typically my taste is all over the board so I doubt I will have a hard time finding songs…. Laughing

Post # 7
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Who did you have MC then?  We planned to DIY, but then figured we’d need someone to start/stop ceremony music, intro, etc.

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