Post # 1
FI and I are dead set on having an iPod reception, we’re both kind of music snobs and want a very specific “feel” to our reception set by music, and don’t trust a DJ to do that for us. The only thing I’m wondering is who does the announcements throughout the reception, like:
-Announcing the bridal party/bride & groom as they walk in
-Announcing the first dance/other special dances
-Invites everyone to come to the dancefloor
-Announces cake cutting
-Announces last song
And whatever other things an emcee usually does.
So if you had an iPod reception…Did/will you just forego an emcee altogether? Did/will you have a friend do it? Someone in the bridal party? Did/will you or your husband do it yourselves?
Post # 3
Well our wedding is pretty casual and very DIY so it will be an Ipod wedding too. Our MC is going to be my mom just because she is at every family wedding and knows me the best 🙂
I know this isn’t an option for every wedding but I figured why not? 🙂
Post # 4
I wish I could convince my FI to have an iPod wedding! I could think of sooooo many things that I could do with that money other than spend it on a DJ but he’s dead set on having a DJ. If I got my way, I was planning on skipping the announcements all together.
Post # 5
@u_c2moore: If you skip the announcements do you think people will still notice when the cake is being cut, or know when all the “special” dances are over and that they can come out and start dancing, etc.? Just wondering, because honestly I would probably skip the announcements too, but I am just afraid that we’d get up to cut the cake and no one would realize it, or that no one would go out to start dancing when the special dances are over, or whatever. Ahhh weddings are a logistical nightmare!!
Post # 6
One of FI’s friends (in the bridal party) is going to emcee. Shouldn’t be too hard since all he really has to do is announce what you’ve mentioned, and press “play.” Yeah for cost-saving! We’re also not doing the bouquet toss or garter toss. But if you are, add that to your list of announcements.
Post # 7
My dad wants to be our emcee for our ipod reception. He will be so great!!
Post # 9
Our venue coordinator will actually do it for us. Have I mentioned before how much I love them? :o)
Post # 10
@jo.lee: Oh man that’s really awesome! Makes life so much easier for you haha.