(Closed) To get a DJ, or to not get a DJ?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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219 posts
Helper bee

@agirlwithdreams7: Well it depends, how much would the DJ cost you? how much are you willing to spend? 

I think the pros of having a DJ are your guests can requests songs and like you said it would be less stressful.. but the con is definitely the price.

Post # 4
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1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you have budget for it, it might be worth the peace of mind 🙂

You could ask around for a referral…my hairdresser’s brother had a DJ business or friends of family would do it for less than the industry average.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@agirlwithdreams7: Friendor! It never hurts to ask…maybe he knows someone getting started that would give you a price break to get some experience/exposure 🙂

Post # 8
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@agirlwithdreams7: I have recently been to a few weddings with and without a DJ and here is my honest opinion, hire one if you can budget it.

The weddings I have been to with 45 guests and 120 guests without DJ’s were chaotic without having one person to direct the guests, update them on what was happening and where they should be and making general announcements. Random people were screaming towards the crowd “go here” “time to eat” “first dance” etc and it was just so unorganized. They had burned cd’s and an I-pod with someone in charge of making sure the music was playing but the Dj takes care of sooo much more than that.

The two weddings I attended with a Dj ran smoothly and everyone knew what was happening and where they were supposed to be. It just felt like a more successful event both times.

Post # 9
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@agirlwithdreams7:I think the value of a DJ depends ont he person doing the job. We have a DJ who is very well known around my area and is always fantastic at keeping the party going and the guests involved. To me, totally worth it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Treejewel19: You actually read my mind…I was wondering the experiences of those who have been to receptions sans DJ.

Anyone else? I haven’t, so I can’t comment either way.

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