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#21 skp1

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    Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:14 PM

    It sounds like there is a wide range when it comes to DJs.  I've been doing research and based on recommendations on BDW have decided to hire a DJ outside of the resort one.  He's not on the cheap side (but still less than the resort one) but sounds like he is worth it.  I spoke to him for the second time last night and he sounds like he can "manage" the wedding with just input from me regarding style and of course specific songs.  My budget also didn't include enough for live entertainment for the cocktail hour but my DJ said he could play steel drum music during that time so I might go with that to give the island feel.  I sent him a list of possible songs from a list I made up and he said he had it all and anything he didn't, just bring.  I'm really happy with my decision.  I'm also having him to the ceremony - I was going to iPod that but the price to rent the sound system (since its a separate location outdoors) was more than what the DJ is charging! 


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    #22 Amykat

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      Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:09 PM

      Wow the website is really nice... Thanks. And thanks for the DJ tips. This is very helpful


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      #23 Nan

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        Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:24 AM



        Originally Posted by hat0112 

        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?


        michael bubl©! and the music from pink martini!!! listen to it and tell me if you like it!!! It´s really cool!!


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        #24 hat0112

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          Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:11 AM

          Oh I LOVE Michael Bubl©! I definitely have him on my list. I will look into the music from the Pink Martini!

           

          Thanks!


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          #25 Nan

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            Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:43 AM



            Originally Posted by hat0112 

            Oh I LOVE Michael Bubl©! I definitely have him on my list. I will look into the music from the Pink Martini!

             

            Thanks!


            Let me know if you like it!! and then we could check on my list !! I´m having a mariachi band playing soft romantic mexican music during dinner and a  live band for a couple of hours afterwards (they really perk the party up!) I´ve been told they give away hats and  maracas and wigs and masks HAHA) and then the DJ"!!!


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            #26 UtahMix

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              Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

              I DJ in Utah and most DJs around here have a master list of his songs for you to go over that are in his collection. Ask your DJ if he has one.  Your DJ can play in between 65 and 75 songs within a 4 hour period. You may not want to pick all of the songs to be played during that time period. Although, some brides do. This can be time consuming and your selection may or may not be pleasing to your guests. Some brides will give the DJ a list of many songs that they want to hear but instruct the DJ to use his discretion to keep people dancing. Most brides pick some songs to be played during dinner and/or during the reception but have the DJ take song requests from the guests as well to ensure they are also listening and dancing to what they want to hear. In addition, the DJ can use his experience to "tune in" to what will get your guests up on the dance floor. Some brides leave it all up to the DJ and would rather not have the hassle of picking music either because they are not very musically inclined or other reasons.



              #27 hat0112

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                Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:08 PM

                Thanks everyone for the advice. So what we have decided on doing is have a few songs play from a sound system for the ceremony, then we hired a Steelpan player for the cocktail hour and then a DJ for the reception. Since originally we were going to do the sound system for the CH I started picking songs (I had about 10 so far) so I ended up giving that to the DJ for the type of dinner music we would like and used the website tanyasdream2010 posted and gave the DJ a mini list of the songs we like. I did ask the DJ (well the WC) and they didn't have a sample list of songs so I gave him a list of about 15 songs we like so the DJ has an idea of the type of music we want.  


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                #28 shan0487

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                Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

                Thanks for all the great info! I still can't decide if a DJ is worth the money! I guess it will just depend how many people end up coming!



                #29 redginger

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                  Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

                  My fiance and I feel the same way. We would love to hire a DJ, but it is more costly than using our IPOD. So, we'll have to decide when we know how many guests are coming. If we have a small number of guests, I think we'll do the IPOD -- but we won't know that until closer to the wedding date and our preferred DJ may be booked though!

                   

                  Originally Posted by shan0487 

                  Thanks for all the great info! I still can't decide if a DJ is worth the money! I guess it will just depend how many people end up coming!



                   



                  #30 thatplainjane

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                    Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:53 PM

                    OK-- one thing I'm worried about for the whole Ipod thing (I'm pretty sure that's what we're going to do because we're on a super tight budget and don't really know how to go about finding a good DJ)--what if something goes wrong with the IPod? What kind of backup plan should I have? I feel like that would be the worst disaster for the dance floor.... but it's really not in our budget to do the DJ thing right now. *sigh*






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