(Closed) No DJ?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Make TONS of playlists.  Cocktails, Dinner, First Dances, Dance Sets, etc.  Have everything really clearly labeled so if you can’t be there to run it, someone can step in very easily.  If you want to MC, then you can ask someone to do it… it’s not hard, but you need to find someone with the right personality and attitude. 

Also, make sure that the sound quality is good to run the music through the speakers.

Post # 4
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have been to several weddings without a D.J. Some were great, others were a disaster. I think it just depends on who will run your music for you. One that was bad that sticks out in my mind is a friend who had her little brother MC from an Ipod. He just kept playing the same three songs over and over for over an hour! Another friend played music from an Ipod playlist, just set it to shuffle and let it go and it was actually nice. It can definitely be done, just be sure if you are going to go this route you get a good selection of music. 🙂

Post # 5
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426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

lol @ marci.  three songs over and over.  lol, I can’t stop.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I thought about not having a dj because our budget is tight, but I really want things to go smoothly, so I decided we had to have one. I was lucky because I know someone who is a real dj, so they are going to do approx 6hrs for $200.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Three songs over and over would be just my luck too, and it would def drive me crazy!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

iPod playlists!!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am making a playlist using Google Docs. I’ve sent it to some other bees. If ou want it, just PM me. We are making playlists for each part of the wedding: pre-ceremony, processional, recessional, cocktail hour, etc. It took us a long time and we are not finished yet. We will be listening to it several times to make sure itall works. I’m also creating “mood changing” playlists in case we need to switch it up during the reception.

Post # 10
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Arizona bride. I would be interested in this list!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I think not hiring a DJ is taking a big chance with the flow of your reception. I think it works best if you have a crowd that is big into dancing and will dance to anything, if everything’s in one room so you don’t have to direct your guests here or there, and if you have someone talented to run the music, because you definitely will not want to even think about this on the actual wedding day.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve had a couple people PM me for the list, but make sure that you send me your email so I can get it to you. There’s no way to attach a file to a PM.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We will be using our Ipod, but we won’t be using my little brother to run it! For me it isn’t that big of a deal because our crowd is people who are older and won’t dance and would rather visit and watch, and people who can have a good time doing just about anything! GirlWithARing is right, if you are worried at all about crowd control, you might just splurge on the DJ.

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