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I'm getting married in a couple of months and the local DJ's want to charge somewhere between $500-800 to DJ the wedding . I was thinking to myself **** that, I could do better . Unfortunately this thought was too loud and my future wife overheard it. Since I don't want to seem.... well... wrong, I come to you guys for advice :
What system can I buy for about this amount that will enable me to give our guests a good sound system for a wedding . The size of the room is about 70' by 40' (very rough estimate), but the sound only needs to be really good for a 20' 30' (again rough estimate) sized portion of this room.

What I have:
laptop w/ windows xp (home edition)(no sound card)

What I need help finding:
speakers that would allow me to deliver quality sound
possibly a microphone (cordless?) for speaches
easy program(s) to organize music and be able to switch between styles of music and not have a set playlist (free-form function)
all of this for about the same price or less than the local DJ ****ers

Thanks guys!
Edit: It's 1 am here so I'll check this out again later Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!
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post #2 of 6
You could hire out a P.A system from a local dj supplier and whack on 2 18" bass bins
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I wouldn't do it, For one, the stuff you want to buy is Going to cost you about as much and two, This is your special day. I know it sounds logical to a man but your future wife is not going to appreciate it when you are constantly being interrupted to do the DJ thing. You could get a friend to DJ but then what about all the equipment you just paid for? Going into the DJ business? Sell at a loss?
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I agree.. The Dj is going to do intro's and lots of other little things you won't think about since you have never done it before. I had the same thought as you and was very glad I didn't do it.
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Just make up a few playlists that will play for a few mins then get someone to play them, that lets you be with your wife and you not worry about the music
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my mothers current husband soon to not be husband anymore was a dj he didnt charge that much! tell him others charge 200$

he let me keep his good speakers 2x 700 watts and a 650 watt amp :S man i can rock my bedroom!

its all hooked up to my crappy pc! lol

basicaly what you need is the board cables cable converters and the speakers and music. they can get expensive.

the speakers i have cost about 650 each! i can get so loud i need to put on gun ear muffs... LOL its great can hear it 2 blocks away!
    
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