Post # 16
themoonofhislife: I hate DJs. For me going middle of the road on music doesn’t cut it. Either get an amazing band or make your own playlist and have a friend mind it; the best weddings I’ve ever been to have one of these options. I can only think of one DJ that I thought was good – and my friend said he cost as much as a band so it was a personally preference not a cost savings.
Post # 17
I was going to say that you definitely need one, but for that price I wouldn’t either! Nobody in our area was even over $1000 for all day coverage, and the extra for one of them to do a photobooth was only $200 more… in Canadian dollars. If you can’t find one for less I’m sure the DIY route will be okay.
Post # 18
asobos: they are called Music Masters, they are based out of Westchester. Their basic DJ package is $1500 and we got the photobooth for free during a promotion in October.
Post # 19
We are going no-DJ because we don’t have the space (or money really) for a band in our venue and at the end of the day, what’s the difference between a DJ and a playlist? A few thousand bucks. Cost comes into play a bit too–we’re having a semi-destination wedding (my immediate family lives there but no one else, not even us, do) in very expensive location with a very limited selection of DJs. We’d rather spend the money on making sure we can pay for accomodations for our wedding party and just purchasing a good set of speakers that we will then be able to use after the fact. Our group of friends will be up dancing no matter what, our relatives would probably call it an early night no matter what.
Post # 20
Try wedpics for your pictures. I’m loving it so far.. drastically cuts down the work of having to search for everyone’s pictures by hashtag after the wedding. They can either take pics inside of the app, or upload them later into the app.
Post # 21
themoonofhislife: my DJ is totally playing punk and ska at our wedding! I think DJs are worth it, if you find the right one. You need to make sure your musical tastes jive. You sound like you want people out and dancing, and I really think a DJ is the way to go for that. My DJs rate is 2500 for 3 mic setups, so cocktail hour, reception, and ceremony. I live in an expensive area though. I know it is pricey, but worth it, IMO. Maybe cut the photo booth? If your guests like dancing, they will likely much more appreciate great music than a photo booth.