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Those of you that are having/had a DJ, do/did you give him a list of songs to play? I thought that the DJ would just know what to play, right? Well I got a form to fill out from my WC for the DJ and on it says to attach a list of songs to play. Is the list songs that I have to hear or suggestions or am I picking out all the music?

 

Also, what is the difference in your music selections for your cocktail hour and dinner? Dinner I want classic music like Frank Sinatra, but I have no idea for cocktail hour but I want to stay in the same classical theme as the dinner music. Any suggestions?

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I'm hiring a DJ on my own, not using hotel DJ. He provided me with a sample of his music (lot of stuff) but told me if I want to give him a play list he would do that too! My suggestion is to give him an idea of the type of music your crowd like and do like. As a back up have some of your favorites on your ipod, ready to go!!!

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I guess I could just tell the DJ the type of music I want for the dinner and reception and hope for the best. That makes me worry though.

 

I would have loved to hire a steel drum player or a guitarist or something for the cocktail hour, but its not in the budget.

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We're having a steel drum player for the ceremony/ cocktail hour and DJ for the reception.

 

We created a playlist that was about 5 pages long. The first page had the main songs- entrance, first dance, bride& father,groom & mother, cake cutting. Whenever I heard a song I liked or remembered I would put it on the list. I created differerent categories like mellow music for dinner and different genres of dance for all ages. If music is important to you and your guests, be as specific as possible.

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I guess I could come up with some songs I like to give the DJ a feel for the type of music we want, but I am so horrible at picking songs and putting playlists together.

 

 

I think a DJ is worth it. We only have 16 people coming, so only 18 of us and I can't wait. I LOVE to dance and I can't imagine my wedding reception without music. But I don't want to fiddle around with an ipod all night or worry it won't work or something.

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I guess it depends on how much your DJ is gonna cost and how many people you have. I'm having around 60 people so I think I will need the DJ, if it was more intimate probably not.

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I just came back from a wedding at a Dreams in Dominican, and my understanding is that you have to provide them with the list of music and/or have an ipod or CD's available if you want to hear specific music.

 

You cant assume that they will have any/all of the music that you want, so it is always better to be prepared with an alternate!

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