Not everyone is your client.
Not everyone is your client.
If you don't think you can or don't want to do something, you are right. If you think you can and want to do something, you are also right.
Well you can discuss that with one of his team members next year at MBLV17
I'm all about this. In talking with my daughter who talked about her wedding it gave me a whole new perspective on what girls really want and sorry Ron but that is everything she wants Dad's gonna really be broke after this one
Fred's Little Buddy
There are always several different perspectives depending on your situation.
Trying to cut the costs and still have something you will remember is important.
When I remarried in 2008, We budgeted I think a total of 6 grand. I hired a DJ for 800, fed 75 people in a venue that provided the venue for free as long as we bought his catering (1750), bought the dress, flowers for the bouquet and rented tuxes, and paid for a week in Destin Fla.
I'm not quite sure that an Ipod would have provided the memories I would have wanted. My Dj did move it along, and frankly, something that an Ipod cannot do.
With great power, comes great responsibility
Music was the very last thing that came into consideration at my wedding. A disco dance party was exactly what we did NOT want. Sorry if that offends the typical DJ (and I know it may come as a shock), but not every wedding requires a DJ...or dancing even.
Ramsey is spot on...yes, he could have listed every element in a "regular" reception to examine every possible money-saving possibility...but he didn't. He mentioned a small handful to demonstrate a larger point.
I am often nauseated by the money people throw at weddings just to impress a few 'friends' that they will probably never even remember 10 years later.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to make a living from those who want that type of extravagance, but doesn't suit my taste.
We read it here all the time - not everybody is my client...well, I'm not even MY client! I can't afford me and I sure-as-hell wouldn't go into debt to pay for me...especially since I wouldn't enjoy me.
Somewhere the train left the tracks.
Randy Waters' Entertainment
"History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes" ((paraphrased))
I see nothing wrong with prioritizing when planning an event and trying to stay within one's means. I do believe Ramsey is making a classic mistake in thinking the only thing a DJ is going to do is play music. Easy to do when you haven't seen a bad DJ or ipod try to MC an event.
Kind of like thinking photography is really easy until you see some crappy pictures, or thinking catering is easy until you see someone really screw it up.
All of these things seem easy when a seasoned professional is doing it.
Last edited by Scott Hanna; 07-10-2012 at 09:18 AM.
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When I got married a few years ago, MUSIC was a BIG thing we considered.. I actually use the guys that work for me to DJ my Wedding.... it was great.. One of my MC's took control and everyone had a great time. I even was able to go up and do a set....
Now, if I had had just and IPOD, and nothing else, I would have nice background music but no flow.. my DJs were able to feel the crowd and make the right musical selections.... something and ipod can not do.. also what about an MC.....
this would happen....
Last edited by unlimitedsounds; 07-10-2012 at 01:11 PM.
Yes, but when I got married the music didn't matter at all - we had a wonderful afternoon reception in our backyard and no dance. A DJ was not a priority for us.
See how that works? Don't forget there is an entire wedding segment that has no interest in a DJ, the same way there are some people who would want to have a band instead of a DJ. Or many don't do videography, but use a photographer, or a big elegant ceremony versus a simple short ceremony, or...