Post # 1
Hi bees 🙂 Would love for married bees to chime in too.
If you’re having a small wedding (under 50-60), what are you doing or have you done for music? Band, DJ, or did you not even bother? We’re considering a six-piece band for about 60 guests and I still feel it might be overwhelming.
Post # 3
We’re expecting about 75 people but most of them are older. So we are having a string quartet. Our reception is also shorter too.
Post # 4
We went the Ipod way. It was more of background music because we spent more time talking to one another.
Post # 5
@bobanna: String quartet sounds lovely.
@squeak35: My friend also did an iPod wedding and she had about 40 guests.
Post # 6
We did Ipod too and it was mainly background music with a little bit louder for the dancing part.
Post # 7
@techie: Jealous of your small-ish wedding (We had 165). I love the idea of a string quartet for a small wedding. A live band could be okay, but maybe still a little big. Definitely skip the DJ, IMO.
Post # 8
Our wedding is super small (20 people) so we think any kind of live entertainment would seem a bit over the top. We’ll be putting our own music onto iPod / CD to play while we eat dinner
Post # 9
Ipod, piped into the hall. So it is background noise rather than over powering.
Post # 10
We had no dancing and about 50 people for an afternoon reception. We got a $40 ipod stero from WalMart (then returned it because we don’t have any room in our condo). The staff kept durning down the volume. No one really noticed because they were busy talking to each other.
Post # 11
@techie: We had about 100-120 people, and we did the iTunes thing. Just had a friend of ours monitor the computer, and make announcements for important events. It had a few hiccups (mostly because I was a ding dong) but I had a backup flash drive for when the music wouldn’t play. Overall, I would do it again. It was easy enough, and it was WAY cheaper than hiring somone professional. If you are having a small enough wedding, it can be done.
Post # 12
We are having a small wedding but its in a pretty big venu.. do you ladies think that Ipod speakers would work in that instance? Also, how did you set up your play lists? Just song after song or did you actually like mix the music somehow?
Post # 13
We used iTunes, but rented speakers and a wireless mic from a local entertainment company. It was only $100 total for the whole day, whereas the cheapest quote we got for a DJ was like $600. My sister ended up being the one to “DJ” and she rocked it! You probably want someone in charge of just watching the music, even if it’s just playin in the background. Our cocktail hour music got put on shuffle, then somehow kept playing the same 3 songs over and over lol. That’s when my sister stepped in to watch the music and it was awesome from that point on.
Post # 14
@techie: Sorry to thread jack! We actually hired a string quartet for the cocktail hour and plan on itunes-ing it up!
Post # 15
We’re planning to iPod DJ and rent a Passport system (dock, speakers and microphone set-up) for our 50-person reception. It almost matters more the location of your reception than the size of the party: a large room (or a long one with the band at one end) will require more speakers, etc. to fill the space whereas a small, cozy room could be too small for a live band but just right for a string group or dj.
Post # 16
@pengoala: We might consider a string quartet or jazz ensemble. If we are right at 60 guests, there just might not be enough dancing to justify a dance band or DJ. 🙁
@MrsNeutrino: Not at all! iPod seems really popular.