Is it OK to not have a DJ at a wedding?

If you have a solid understanding of what you like to dance to, and plan to be shaking your ass (hard) all night long, you’ll be fine if you can’t afford a DJ (Meg’s wedding is a great example of this). However, for the non dance machines among us, DJs can really help make the dance party happen.

Is it cheaper to have a band or DJ at a wedding?

Budget: In the price war, DJs generally cost less, and prices vary depending on equipment requests and whether it’s a weekday or weekend. A 12-piece band, for example, will generally be more expensive than a DJ, since there are more people to pay.

How do you have an iPod for a wedding?

How To DJ A Wedding With Your iPod

  1. Think through each part of the wedding.
  2. Get the right equipment.
  3. Appoint a sound person.
  4. Make a playlist for each section of the wedding.
  5. Make longer playlists than you think you need.
  6. Build momentum with the music.
  7. Do a sound check — once, twice, three times.

How important is a DJ at a wedding?

A professional DJ does so much more than playing music. They make proper announcements, coordinate, and organize your wedding with you. They keep track of the timelines created and make sure that all the other vendors are ready for each specific formality such as the first dance and so on.

What is the average cost of a DJ for a wedding?

If you’re considering hiring a DJ to play music at your wedding, keep in mind that the average wedding DJ cost in the U.S. is around $1,000 with most couples spending between $780 to $1,495.

How much should a DJ cost for a wedding?

How can I have a wedding without dancing?

11 Unique Wedding Reception Ideas That Don’t Involve Dancing

  1. Challenge Guests to a Game.
  2. Ask an Artist to Paint the Room.
  3. Have Fun in a Photo Booth—or Two.
  4. Print Your Face on a Cocktail.
  5. Guide Guests Through a Wine or Spirits Tasting.
  6. Offer a Build-Your-Own Cocktail Bar.
  7. Set Up a Portrait Studio.

How long do DJs play at weddings?

Obviously the amount of time for the DJing will be dependent on how coverage you’ve paid for. The normal, optimal length for a wedding reception is 4 hours (this includes the dinner portion). When you add in cocktail hour and the ceremony, there would be another 2 hours of music.

What to look for in a DJ for a wedding?

Here are three qualities that set a good wedding DJ apart from the crowd.

  • Personality. If we could only give you one tip, it would be this!
  • Communication. You’ve probably been hearing how important communication is during all those premarital classes.
  • Flexibility.