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Do i need a dj for our only dinner reception?

Jasmine, on July 25, 2020 at 4:27 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 12
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I am going back and forth in my mind and cannot decide what would be best. Our ceremony will be at his church and they have their own music team for our wedding. Afterwards our guests will drive to a separate location for the reception. Being socially awkward and shy, plus being a smaller wedding (60) I don't really want announced when we arrive. The plan is to have our guests enjoy a cocktail hour while we do pictures, then once we arrive we will have dinner, cake, and then say our good byes. The only music I think we will need is more "background" music since there will be no dancing or games. Could I just make a playlist and have the reception place play it over their speakers? I feel it would be weird to have a DJ. I've debated on a live musician, but I just don't know if that makes sense either?

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Latest activity by Annika, on July 27, 2020 at 10:34 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think it’s fine to skip the dj in this case
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  • J
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Ok. Glad to know that doing without makes sense to someone else lol.
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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    If it’s just for background music I think speakers are fine.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Awesome! Both of our families are very social amongst themselves so I know they will happily chat away with one another during the cocktail hour.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    In your situation having background music is fine. No DJ is needed since there’s no dancing or a party atmosphere.
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  • Annika
    Expert November 2020
    Annika ·
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    This is basically what we are doing! Our ceremony and reception will be at the same venue and we will have a live string quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Our reception will only be like 2hrs long (introvert here!!) No dancing, just dinner dessert and small program. My fiance and I will have a playlist in the background for the reception!
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  • Maria
    Beginner September 2021
    Maria ·
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    I agree with the previous answers others. Just think of your expectations when you eat at a restaurant.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Totally fine! For our DW of 15 guests, we had a soloist during cocktail hour and switched to a playlist during our dinner-only reception.
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    If you're just going to eat with no dancing or other activities afterward, skip the dj. You can set up a Spotify/Pandora/iTunes playlist for background ambience.
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  • Soon To Be Mrs. Stewart
    Devoted August 2022
    Soon To Be Mrs. Stewart ·
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    In your case I wouldn't pay the money for a DJ. I would just play the background music on the speakers like you said.

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  • J
    Beginner May 2022
    Jourdyn ·
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    This is awesome! This is what I am hoping to do, too!
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  • Annika
    Expert November 2020
    Annika ·
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    Awesome! Happy planning!
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