(Closed) Anyone else downloading own music for reception?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@DayDay:  I did! With some help…

We had a 50 guest ceremony and dinner party in our home. I spent probably around 30 to 40 hours compiling all of my & DH favorites from every generation, beginning with classical pieces, moving into big band and swing, then big hits from every era from the 50’s til now. 

Between my, DH, and a friends efforts, we downloaded over 12 hours of music, made a file, and hooked a laptop up to our home sound system, then friend acted as DJ for the night.

It was fantastic! I wouldn’t have done my music any other way! Every guest heard at least something from their generation and to their liking. In the late evening we had GREAT dance music for everyone. And, we finally burned cd’s so we will always have our wedding music to keep! 

In all, we spent $75 between three of us for the downloads we didn’t already own. 

Edited to add: our flow was this…Classical as guests assembled, my entrance music, goofy immediate post ceremony & toast, ballads, country and pop for dinner time, then dance music from 50s, 60s, 70s, our first dance song, father daughter, parents dances, then dance music from 8″s, 90s, now into the night. EVERYONE DANCED at least one dance, and our party lasted until 4AM, so it was DEFINITELY a hit!!!!

Post # 4
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8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

One of the venues we’re looking at doesnt have room for a DJ, so if we pick that place, then we will be. I’m nervous about it. Neither of us even own an Ipod, so we’d have to buy that to start with. So I dont have any experience with it.

Post # 5
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you do a search on here, just iPod or something you’ll get some suggestions, one bee had a do and dont list from a wedding she attended with some good tips 🙂 We are doing this, but we’re also having a dj to run the show luckily. We’ll be doing our own list/music set up for the ceremony (outside) so he doesnt have to set up twice. There is a really neat ripper out there that’ll let you start and stop songs where you want, which is super helpful on longer songs, for walks, dances, etc.

I cant help you w/traditional songs for anything-sorry.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am. My sister did for hers too. Rented speaker. $60. A dear friend of mine will MC.

@DayDay:  Was curious what muanhingas were. Maybe a type of song? LOL

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