(Closed) Whatwould you rather spend on: DJ or Wedding Coordinator?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which would you rather hire? DJ or Wedding Coordinator?
    DJ : (36 votes)
    92 %
    Coordinator : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    If I could only afford one, I’d pay for a dj since the entertainment will make or break the party. Ask a trusted friend or relative if they are willing to act as coordinator to make everything run smoothly.

    Post # 4
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @kisses2lei:  i have to vote dj.  the music really sets the whole atmosphere for your guests and you.  during dinner it can be u know classical or something and at night really liven things up.  plus they provide the music for the ceremony and often the pastor will use their pa system and save u costs of renting one. also during the dinner the dj will call up tables if you are doing the buffet and also it is always fun to announce the bride and groom. 


    i have the same amount of ppl comming and i chose dj.  the coordinator would be nice, but i think in the long run the dj will be best.

    hope this helps

    good luck 🙂

    Post # 5
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d have to say, who do u hv a better chance of getting a great volunteer for? Someone to man the iPod AV stuff and be an announcer?Or someone to be a great coordinator? If u hire a coordinator maybe they’d be willing to man the iPod? 

    Post # 6
    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    DJ. even if you choose coordinator and go for an iPod wedding, you’d still have to pay money to rent sound equipment, so you might as well go with the DJ. You can’t always get friends and family to help with the coordinating.

    Post # 7
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee

    as someone stated before…definitely a DJ since it will make or break your reception.

    Post # 9
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Check out projectwedding.com in the vendor reviews section to call around in your area for pricing info. If you don’t need alot of extras, they should be willing to cut you a deal.

    I have been to receptions with ipods and they didn’t work as well as people claim and so no one danced at all. Not even the bride and groom.

    Post # 10
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t really understand the point of a wedding coordinator… :-/ but I’m also a control freak.

    Post # 11
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think if you have the money you should get the DJ, it will probably be worth it to have someone in charge of the music instead of having a friend continually stepping away from the action all night to make sure the iPod is set to the right music or worse having drunk people trying to mess with the iPod when they hate a stretch of songs you have chosen. 

    Post # 13
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You could also post on your local board to see if any Bees want to do a DOC swap with you; then you could get the extra help the day of but not have to fork out the cash.  Depending on craftiness level and timing, you could even help each other out more than just day of.  Plus, you could meet a new friend in the process!

    Post # 14
    9648 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    DJ definitely! so much easier than having to get someone to look after an iPod! But then again I am a control freak and wouldn’t want to hire a coordinator, even if I could afford it. 

    Post # 15
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I would definitely with a DJ.  I think you could do without a wedding coordinator, but a DJ would definitely make your reception more entertaining and enjoyable.

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