(Closed) DJ, Band or iPod?

posted 9 years ago in Music
  • poll: Are you hiring a DJ, a band or using an iPod?
    DJ : (22 votes)
    42 %
    Live Band : (10 votes)
    19 %
    iPod : (17 votes)
    32 %
    Other (will explain below) : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Live Band all the way baby! I have never met a DJ who wasn’t tacky (or talked too much) and I don’t want a friend controlling the i-pod instead of dancing themselves!

    Post # 4
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Having a live band was a priority for us.  I am excited!

    Post # 5
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    We used a DJ because we couldn’t afford a live band, and with our wedding being so small a live band would not have been too ideal for us anyways. I think something that’s important to remember is that with a dj or a band, you’ll have someone who can control the flow of the reception and let people know what is coming up next (i.e. dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc.). So if you plan on just playing your ipod, make sure you have someone who can make sure all your reception events flow together, like assign someone to be the emcee.

    Post # 6
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2007

    I used a DJ because there are a lot of hip hop/pop songs that just don’t quite sound the same with a band. 

    Post # 7
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I used a DJ and he did a great job! He didn’t talk all that much and played music that basically almost everyone got up and danced to!

    Post # 9
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I would have loved a themed live band … an instrumentalist, a bluegrass band, a jazz quartet… but I can’t imagine getting a live band to cover tunes. Not my style.

    My wedding is so small we’re going the iPod route. I considered the band, but we’re talking 40 guests (fewer, probably, as the RSVPs come back). It’s not exactly a budget thing, it’s just to reflect what we want for our wedding. 

    Post # 11
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    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

    We’re having an awesome live band and then a DJ at the end of the evening. We’re REALLY excited about the band 🙂

    Post # 12
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    iPod!!!!

    Post # 13
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We aren’t having many guests. I know I said 40, but it’ll be more like 30… maybe, it seems like the acceptances keep shrinking. We’re getting the Brookstone outdoor iPod speaker and aren’t having anncounements. Our guests will be able to hear our officiant, and that’s really all that’s important to me. I suppose you could find a microphone for most sound systems, though. My solution isn’t for everyone.

    Post # 14
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We’re using my iPod for the ceremony and a DJ for the reception. I have a folder on my iPod for the ceremony and will have a list of when to start and stop the songs.

    Post # 15
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We’re using my iPod (and his iPod as a backup) for our reception. I might surprise FI with a bagpiper for the ceremony. We’re on a really tight budget, so we couldn’t really afford a band or DJ, plus this way we have complete control over the music. My DOC is doubling as our announcer, and one of my good friends who used to work for a radio station is her backup.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’m planning on having a live band for most of the night, then at the end of the evening a DJ.. its the finding the "right" band thats stressing me out! 

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