(Closed) No DJ for Ceremony

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 3
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m having the same dilemma.  I think we might go with a violinist to play for the ceremony, because it won’t be very long for the actual music, and we will be moving locations so we don’t need “in-between” music at the ceremony space.  Our venue coordinator told me people often use an iPod, but I’m skeptical on that!

Post # 4
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sam.stoinski:  yes. definitely get the DJ for that extra time. Even if it’s small, it’s really hard to hear at outdoor weddings (ambient noise is deceiving!)

Post # 6
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would for $150.

Hiring a musician will be more expensive than that, and I think renting the equipment you need to be able to project the iPod’s sound loud enough would at least cost as much. The DJ is probably the easiest and most cost effective option.

Post # 7
1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had the same dilemma, I was just going to ask my cousin to man the iPod for the hour and a bit before the DJ set up, but decided to bite the bullet and just pay the DJ. The thing is, you want your processional music, recessional music to be played at the right time, you don’t want it to cut off half way down the aisle, etc. it’s wor it for the peace of mind to me.

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