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Band and dj

Lynette, on February 16, 2020 at 7:11 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 13
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I just hired a DJ for the cocktail hour and reception. However, we also have a groomsman who is in a band who will play a set during the reception. I would like the band to do the first dance with the DJ introducing the band , then have the DJ take over for the rest of the night. I plan on telling my DJ tomorrow of my plan. Has anyone went that route? Any other suggestions or ideas to make that work?

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Latest activity by Kelly, on February 17, 2020 at 2:18 PM
  • Sarah
    VIP September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    None of the DJs we looked into would have done this. Did you already sign a contract with him? Does the contract say anything about equipment usage or other entertainment.
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  • Lynette
    Savvy August 2021
    Lynette ·
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    Thanks, he sent a preliminary contract that I haven’t signed bc he’s adding a part that we’ve discussed over the phone last week. I guess that’s another thing I need to know... the equipment part. They should be using their on equipment, however according to the venue space, it may not be possible.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    VIP January 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Maybe instead of having his whole band perform you can use the band you’ve hired and just have him or the lead singer from his band sing the one song.
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  • VIP November 2021
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    They would need to talk to one another about it (dj, band and venue) and make sure it will work
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I think setting up and breaking down just for one song will be hard. How much equipment are they using?
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  • Lynette
    Savvy August 2021
    Lynette ·
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    They would do a set of 5 songs. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m wondering about the set up time. Thank you.❤️
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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
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    I agree with PP's. I'd ask your DJ if he is willing to do this. Then I'd say set up a meeting with the DJ, band and maybe even your venue. Together you will all have to decide the timeline for the DJ introducing the band and then the band announcing the DJ is taking back over. I would be careful with this though, there is a chance either the band or DJ could have issues with it. If all agree, I'd make sure they put it in your contract so if anything goes wrong, you're covered.

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  • Lynette
    Savvy August 2021
    Lynette ·
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    Sounds good! Thank you!❤️
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  • Allie
    Expert November 2021
    Allie ·
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    The DJ we are using specifically asked us if we have any other musical people during the ceremony or reception because they like to reach out to those people to try and work out the flow since the DJ basically runs how the event goes. So best thing would be to talk to the DJ and see what they think. Some may not do it, same may be okay.
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  • K
    Expert October 2020
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    We are have a solo guitar player play music during our cocktail hour and the the DJ will take over when the reception starts with our Entrance. We wrote it into our DJ contract that the guitar player will hook into the DJs equipment so it will be an easy set-up and take down. The DJ was awesome about him using the DJs equipment.
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  • Monica
    Super October 2021
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    We are having a band + DJ. Our band is a Mariachi that will play for 2 hours during the last 30min of cocktail hour & our entrance, maybe our first dance, and through dinner. After dinner the DJ will take over.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I’ve been to a wedding that did this and it went fine as long as the dj knows the schedule
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  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
    Kelly ·
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    We almost did something like this & our DJ was fine with it. The biggest concern was the venue - and having room for both, but they did. In the end we decided not to go this way, but it was our decision.

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