Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
Background: Casual backyard wedding, 50-75 guest, I can’t forsee any dancing other than the traditional first dance, father/daughter. mother/son dances. Im sure my fiance will dance to a few of our favorite slow songs.
I have a distant family member who is a decent dj. He’s asking for $300 for 3-4 hours which is a fair price. However, I am wondering if I would even need a dj for what I have described or would an “ipod” wedding be more ideal. If the general consensus is that an ipod would be the way to go, how would I go about that?
Also, would you think our pastor (family) needs a mic for the ceremony? How do I go about finding one and making sure it works with the sound equipment we have?
Any tips, ideas, and/or advice is welcome.
Post # 2
We did an ipod wedding, only with iTunes and a laptop, which was wired to the sound system of the hall we rented (DH had an adaptor that allowed us to hook into it, leftover from his sound/lights guy days for his theater troop in highschool, lol – but you can get one for your computer for like $2 at Radio Shack). It was built in and came with a wireless mic for $125. I don’t actually know how to go about it for something that is outdoors. My wedding was very small, 50 people (including the bridal party), so our officiant didn’t need a mic – everyone heard her (we got married outside in a public park, and everyone was sitting in a gazebo). As for inside the hall, we did use the wireless mic and one of the groomsmen and his wife MC’d and they did an AMAAAAAZING job. Everyone danced ALL NIGHT! I keep being told that our wedding was one of the most if not THE most fun wedding our guests have ever been to. Make sure your music is good!! (so, if you have a bunch of weird stuff on your iPod and not stuff like top 20 or really dancy stuff, a DJ might be better. ALSO, if you don’t have a lot of music and have to buy a lot of music, it can add up – you figure an hour maybe for cocktails while you do pictures, 3-4 hours of dancing, that’s expensive if you buy it for $1/song at 3 minutes per song, that’s 20 songs an hour. Ish. So..Yeah. Think about that as well)