We booked our reception place last night. We're both just about to graduate college (her masters, my bach) so money is very tight as neither of us have 'real' jobs. We got a nice little hall in our town, a community center basically, for $425. Includes two bartenders, tap system for kegs, ice and 12 oz cups for the beer.
Got a question for you guys though. I have a buddy who has over 30,000 songs on his computer. All are legit rips from CD or purchases itunes so the quality on all is goin to be very good. We're considering just renting a speaker setup and a little bit of the dance floor lighting, telling him to make a playlist of songs and lettin it go for the most part. He would have to potentially be at the computer to do certain things like the father/daughter dance or change songs when we do our first dance or whatnot, but we're thinking it wouldnt be too bad. He is a good friend so I don't want him stuck at the computer all night, I want him to be able to enjoy himself. We figured he could make a playlist of songs for slow dance, an a playlist of club music or whatever and just switch back and forth or whatever.
Is that too cheap, would it look bad? DJs are flippin expensive!