Ipods v DJs
I’m reviewing our budget and am trying to think of ways to save some money. So, my attention is now being turned to the entertainment budget.
In a dream scenario where money was no object, we would be having a band. But, there is no way we could afford one, having already spent a small fortune on getting the venue we really wanted. So, we were going to get a DJ.
However, looking at the budget, we are about 2k over so we need to make cut backs.
So, I’m giving consideration to doing an IPod playlist for our reception and doing away with the DJ all together. But, tbh....I’m terrified. What if it was a total flop?
I’ve read others suggestions on other sites that you ask guest to name a song they would like to hear and also you should make sure it’s not just the music you like as a couple so everyone will have a good time. But, the thought of doing this terrifies me.
What does everyone else think? Has anyone been to a wedding where the Bride and Groom have done this? Did they have a good time? Are there any horror stories or things to avoid?
Also, are there any ways in which you can create a playlist without gaps in the songs (there must be software for this surely?).
Then, I guess you still have to hire good speakers etc?
On the one hand I think it’s a good idea (my dad is also championing it saying he knows loads of people who thought their DJ was a waste of money). If we did this we would also save about £600. Then again, I want to ensure we have an amazing party.
What does everyone else think? Anyone else opting for a DIY playlist and sacking the DJ.