The most important thing to avoid disaster is to have speakers and amplification that will work for you.
We see this more than just about anything else, not enough music.
We see this a lot. The music players arrive last. A Groomsman or Bridesmaid is responsible for bringing them, but they are late getting to the venue.
Suggestion: Bring the music players with the decorations.
All of these options do not include delivery, setup and pickup. Some of them might not include a microphone and a microphone stand. Most of them probably do not give you the ability to connect more than one music player.
Just Press Play's Basic iPod DJ Service for $200 includes all of this. Consider this option before wasting a lot of time and concern over the other suggestions.
It's really easy to do. If you are using Spotify or iTunes, all you need to do is be able to log into your account. We normally suggest a laptop as your #1 player and then have a tablet, iPod, Smart Phone for your backup.
Making Multiple Playlists is really important.
Obviously, we suggest you rent our speakers. But suppose you don't have $200 in your budget for speakers? Here are some alternative suggestions:
With any of these options be sure to TEST THEM! Take your music player and plug it into their speaker system. Turn the music up as loud as you can. Each guest while talking is about 3 watts of sound. You need to be able to surpass that. If you have 50 guests talking that is 150 watts. If you have 100 guests talking that is 300 watts. If you know how many watts the speaker system is, great.
If you think about it, the music is just as much a part of the decor and the setup of the space, so bring them all together!
And here comes the sales pitch...
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Hard to get married, get introduced, have your first dance, etc., etc. and press play and make the announcements. Find some volunteers.
Notice I said VOLUNTEERS, plural. One helper is great, but that means that person does not enjoy themselves at all. Pick a few volunteers so they can take shifts.
I know they call it a DIY Wedding, but that does not mean the bride and groom do it all themselves!
Probably see this just as much as not having enough music. It's your Wedding! Have a backup!
Actually, these seven guests are watching the bride and grooms first dance. Your guests came to celebrate your special day. They did not come to dance. They will do what you do. If this bride and groom stay on the dance floor when the dance music starts, the dance floor will be packed!
To avoid people just sitting down at your wedding, be sure to pick the right songs.
#1 Rule: Pick songs that will make you run to the dance floor!