(Closed) iPod instead of DJ??…..Need advise/tips

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am doing this too! 

We are designating someone from our wedding to play our music and our best man will be the MC. 

My FI will shorten some of the songs before hand so we won’t be dancing for the 4+ minutes some of our songs are and I’ll be putting them in a certain way so each song will flow with the reception. I am also making groups like, “Mom and daughter dance,” “Son and mother dance” etc. so the person working the iPod will know which one to play, we’ll also be giving him a piece of paper with what we want to be played at what times. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Totally do-able and budget friendly!  I like PPs idea of assigning someone to man it in case something goes wrong.  I also edited our wedding party intro and our intro.  I used “Garageband” on my MAC.  I’d have different playlists for the intros then the first dances.  After that, just organize your playlist for the reception and you’re good to go!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Mars62312:  Second this.

And make sure you at least listen to it once over. My friend had an IPod at her reception…throughout the night to her horror, it kept skipping! It would break up in between a song and suddenly a new song would start randomly playing. People on the dancefloor weren’t impressed. 🙁

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re going to go the iPod route. I’m planning to just set it to play on shuffle or something as background music. We’re not having any dancing, so I figure it doesn’t matter what order the songs play in.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Im probably doing this too and I am a little worried.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

were not using an ipod because i dont have one lol. but we ARE hauling our computer and stereo system, i have a friend im paying 50 bucks to play dj for the night 🙂 just make sure you have a great playlist…and go with the flow. also it helps to have a print out hard copy list of the songs so if someone wants to request a song they can…

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There’s an awesome app called WeddingDJ that I plan on using.. it lets you organize everything, lets the music blend, and allows for requests.. definitely worth the 99 cents!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The only thing I can say is make sure you have enough songs for the whole time. My friend did this for her wedding and it was just kind of a downer when the Ipod ran out of dance songs and had to repeat them. It of course didn’t ruin anything major, but it was just like ” Didn’t we just dance to this?”

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’d have your songlists on two ipods, just in case. Make sure they’re charged.

Will you have pro/recessional music? If so you’d definitely want someone in charge of it. We used a DJ, but had playlists for before the ceremony, pro/recessional, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A friend of mine, who had a destination wedding, got a DJ friend to make a few CDs, so that she wouldnt have to worry about transitionning or silent gaps between songs.  It was amazing. It felt like there was a real DJ there. The music was so good that guests from the hotel just joined us on the dancefloor. 

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