Post # 1
I am only having 50 or less people at my wedding including us and the bridal party. My question is, is it worth it to spend $450 on a DJ or just let an iPOD play? It will be a cake and punch reception, at 2pm and no alcohol. I just don’t want my reception to be boring, but I don’t think it is worth it to try to spend what we don’t have for just a few hours of mingling. What would you do?
Post # 3
@bryenswife: I don’t think you need a DJ if you can preplan music yourself especially if you’re having a small wedding. We are doing the same for about 30 people (partly because FH and I are music snobs and would not want to risk a DJ taking liberties with random tunes…no “Who Let the Dogs Out?”). Perhaps just make sure you have good speakers and someone to look over the music just in case.
Post # 4
iPod for sure. Just make sure you have back-ups and a good sound system!
Post # 5
We are having a similar timed reception with a very casual vibe.
We will be loading up 3 ipods with pre-planned playlists for our receptions & having a laptop on hand just in case of diasters.
However, we aren’t having dancing particularly (we’re not going to stop anyone from grooving, but we aren’t going out of our way to encourage it either haha), so for us we are just looking for ‘background’ music mostly, which makes it easier rather than having to find time/venue/guest appropriate dance music.
ditto to the sound system, if you can test it out before hand.
Post # 6
Another hint: PASSWORD PROTECT! We had two people try and change the music at our wedding. Luckily put the kibosh on that pretty quickly both times, but if we had it password protected, it wouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.