My fiancé and I are getting married this spring. We are on a ridiculously tight budget and are trying to decided whether or not to hire a DJ. They are so expensive! We are DIYing everything in our wedding, cutting every corner already. No favors, no programs, DIYing flowers, family/friends making some of the desserts, etc. I am very type A and know I can plan and create playlists. I just worry that the flow of my wedding will suffer without someone helping it along. I want my friends and family to be present at my wedding and not have to ask one of them to work during it. So my question is, have you ever been to a wedding where they didn't hire a DJ? And if so, did people dance and enjoy themselves or were there lulls and not a lot of activity? My friend recently got married and didn't hire a DJ and honestly no one knew when things were happening, the sound was also totally off. We couldn't hear the speeches and they didn't announce when anything was happening. Thanks for the advice.