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Old 08-05-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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I know im older than dirt but why is it that every wedding today seems to have DJs that have to crank the volume up to earsplitting levels.

Was at a wedding last night and you couldnt hear yourself breath. The glasses on the table were rattling from the noise. My head was pounding and my ears were ringing by the end. I wasnt the only one who was complaining.

Is it that the DJs are so deaf themselves now that they dont realize or do the 20 somethings think everyone wants the club version of music blasting you out of your seat.

And they didnt even play the hokey pokey...damn
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: On the border of off the grid
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As the mother-of-the-bride to be, I can tell you if I saw our guests cringing in pain from the volume of the music, I would tell the DJ to turn it down or not get paid.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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One of my friends was at a wedding where the father of the bride practically got in a fistfight with the DJ over the volume of the music. I was at a wedding once, over 15 years ago, where it was a band that was the offending party.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: NY metro area
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LOL, during our wedding we kept having to ask my father-in-law to tell the DJ to bring the volume down. (And we were in our late 20s & early 30s.) I love to dance and club music, but this wasn't the venue to be pumping up the tunes. If my husband and I can't hear each other, I can only imagine how our guests must feel. Plus for the majority of the evening I had them play dinner appropriate music which really doesn't sound all that good blasting through speakers.

I also made sure we had multiple rooms at our wedding (reception was at a mansion) because years prior I recall being at a family wedding where my father turned to me, jokingly stating, "Should you ever get married, I want two rooms so I don't have to listen to this loud crap."
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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The hokey pokey is on many brides' 'do not play' list. About the music...that's a bummer that you felt that way. As a former 2010 bride, I would have wanted all of my guests to feel comfortable including parents, older relatives, grand parents, etc.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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As a former 2010 bride
People don't actually refer to themselves as a "year" bride, do they?

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: NY metro area
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People don't actually refer to themselves as a "year" bride, do they?
It's probably a habit from being a member of a wedding messageboard.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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We had a discussion on appropriate volume levels for our wedding prior to the actual day. Honestly, it is the couple's responsibility to do so, DJ's play whatever they are used to.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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When we got married we told our DJ to make sure the music was not too loud. We had it at the Irish Coffee Pub so He set up early and tested his equipment to make sure. We had the reception in the big room upstairs and I was concerned about the 2 tables that would be near the DJ. He made sure he was in the middle of the room so that neither side would have too much loud music in their ears. It worked out fine and we had no complaints.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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I hate that! What's the point of being there if people can't talk with each other.....
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