I have a DJ for my wedding as well, I ended up finding myself on this site A LOT for ideas.. http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-plann ing/wedding-reception-planning.aspx
I took a lot of music songs and gave them to our DJ.. We have our DJ for 4hrs... the plan is this because we have a baseball game after the reception to watch! LOL Introduction song- Black eyed peas- Got a feeling Cake song- Sugar, Sugar- Archies Champaign- I got you babe- Sonny and Cher Our first dance- Firehouse- love of a lifetime Mother-Son/Father daughter- What a Wonderful World -Louis Armstrong Garter- Oh yeah, Yello Boquet- Celebration- Kool and the Gang ( all my friends are married soo ALL the girls will be on the floor LOL)
Special song requests we are doing are these Shower me with your love- Surface DJ Etta James- At Last Everyone- I'll be- Edward McCaine amazed- lonestar feel again- one republic fire and dynamite- drew holcomb .. God gave me you- blake shelton garth brooks- the dance and I got friends in low places..
and of course you have to have the line dance and party dance songs, but its all fun you can go with the flow, if you are putting them on CDs I would suggest renting the song CD from your library- (they are free and have been purchased) so instead of downloading or buying them it would save you a few bucks as well..
Have fun!!! I am also doing things myself from the decorations, flowers, isle pews decorations, table centerpieces and I am NOT buying commercial pretties, it will all be hand crafted and made LOL I plan on doing blogs when I make them Last song- I could not ask for more- Edward McCaine wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/weddi ng-reception-planning.aspx
I was at Sams Club and they had a Bose Speaker that you plug into a lap top. It sounded as good as any DJ I have ever heard. I didn't look at the price, but probably $300 give or take. Still cheaper than a DJ.
It explains how to set up the music on a ipod. Honestly, I think that if you have access to an ipod or laptop, that is much more preferable. That way you could set it up ahead of time, and then not worry about it at all. That way you and your sister can just focus on enjoying the party all night.
Our wedding is going to be so small, about 50 people, that I was hoping to just put CD's on and let them play. My sister, (maid of honor) can change the CD's when they finish. The venue is a really nice and open location with speakers throughout so hopefully technical difficulties wont happen..lol...fingers crossed.
I really just don't want to mess up the music so any help is appreciated lol!
I think that during dinner the music should be slow to up beat. Sort of like elevator music. Think of it as filler. Save the songs that you want people to pay attention to for dancing, father daughter dance and cake cutting.
Do you have somebody to watch the music station to make sure that there are no technical difficulties?
Including dinner and dancing. I'm kinda confused about how to set up the cd's...like when its time for dinner, should the music all be slow to moderately upbeat? And dancing...should the music go fast, slow, fast, slow, and switch it up every song?
Is this including dinner or just for the dancing portion? I'd plan for music the whole time and overshoot on time; only need music for 4 hours, put music on their for 5. Plan out the whole playlist too in order, don't just add songs & put it on shuffle.
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Hi there! I don't have any suggestions but I wanted to share that we are also planning to do our own music at our wedding to save $ (plus I think it will be fun if we plan it well!). I read an article through A Practical Wedding (I think...) that was very encouraging and positive about it. Hopefully someone who has done that can chip in with some advice!
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