Maddi
Just Said Yes April 2021

Small, intimate, No Dj, 1st dance?

Maddi, on January 16, 2020 at 12:11 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 5
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Small, intimate reception after the ceremony, all same place, on the beach. Guest list 50 assuming 25 may show. Seems too small for a DJ & I don't think a DJ would fit my vision, but I really didn't want to skip out on our 1st dance & definitely want music for the ceremony and in the background for dinner & drinks. How did you all do it?!?!??

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  • Jo
    Devoted November 2020
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    You could just get a wireless speaker and have a playlist going, and then have a guest or family member announce when the first dance is happening and the speeches if you’re having them.
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  • Serena
    Dedicated May 2020
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    We're in the same boat. Paying 800 for a DJ for only 20 guests, not in the cards for us. So we hired a violinist and guitarist to play for our ceremony. Then they're also playing our first dance on the beach, the wife will play the guitar and sing. The other option was for us to buy a portable battery operated speaker from best buy, then we'd have it forever. But I'm worried you won't hear it as well over the waves and wind unless you spend the extra money for a lot of watts. Then I have no idea who would control the music. We felt bad to give one of our guests a job, even though nobody would mind. So we opted for the live music. It fit the budget better for us anyways
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  • Sherry
    Rockstar September 2019
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    We did a playlist through Amazon and had wireless speakers. Worked great for us.

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  • Maddi
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Maddi ·
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    Are you doing your first dance immediately following pronouncing you husband and wife?
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  • Serena
    Dedicated May 2020
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    Yeah, so we'll have our officiant do the announcing. Then since I won't have time to bustle my dress, I'm just using the wrist strap for the time being. We're also having a beverage tub on the beach with a variety of drinks for our guests. We want to keep them comfortable in case its hot during all of this
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