(Closed) Number of people to justify a DJ?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What size crowd is too small to have a DJ at the reception?
    less than 50 : (23 votes)
    68 %
    less than 75 : (6 votes)
    18 %
    less than 100 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    no crowd is too small : (2 votes)
    6 %
    other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had about 90 people and it was definitely worth having a DJ.

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it sort of depends on your crowd.  Are you having less than 50 party-type people, or less than 50 older people who won’t dance as much?  Even if there’s only a few people, you definitely need some sort of music (an ipod reception or something like that). 

    Post # 6
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    612 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re having, hopefully, around 60-70 and I don’t think it will be too few for a DJ. My friend’s wedding had maybe 100 people but only 30-40 of us actually got out on the dance floor throughout the night and I would definitely say it was worth it!

    Post # 7
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    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    none of the above.  We had less than 50 a DJ and a full dance floor.  It rocked.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I agree that it totally depends on the crowd! However, I think the ipod idea is great for a smaller crowd! My cousin used one at her wedding of about 75 people and it worked out great. I would suggest having someone that agrees to kinda watch the ipod station though and make sure the music is always going! 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    If you don’t have a DJ, I’d advise getting a friend (or two) to volunteer as MC, who can announce the wedding party, cake-cutting, etc.

     

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it depends on the crowd as well. I think it’s probably worth it more if the majority of the crowd is going to get up and dance. I went to my fiance’s holiday party with a DJ for his program, about 50 people. Everyone was a dancer there, so everyone was on the floor to begin with. It was a great feature that the DJ was able to feel out what music everyone was particually going crazy for.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think I pod would be great for less than 100.  Just make sure your playlist has a good flow to it.  I liked how at my bros wedding they played songs for the older folks the twist etc all those classics at the beginning of the night and the club music a little later.

    Post # 13
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We had 85 people at our Ipod wedding and it worked out great.  I think a DJ would have been too much.

    Post # 14
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I haven’t voted. I think less than 50 would be ok!

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