Post # 1
Okay I have a few questions for ya’ll because this is what we’re going to do and want to make sure it all works right! Of course we don’t expect it to be perfect but I can be so indecisive at times…
First off, did you use an actual Ipod (or MP3 player of some sorts) or a Laptop?? Regardless we have FI’s buddy watching over the music so it doesn’t get tampered with.
If you used a laptop, what music program did you use? I want the music to play steady and a smooth transition to the next song. I only have Windowns Media player so I want to know if there is any better ones.
And lastly, regardless if it’s a MP3 player or laptop, did you just stick the music on Shuffle once the reception stuff was over and it’s just dancing? Or did you pre make the dance list first and just hit play?
Thanks so much! Cheers!!
Post # 3
I am making my own playlists for my reception. I am using iTunes. It has an option to have a fade in/out. I am making the ‘dancing’ playlist in two parts- family friendly and not-so family friendly for later at night :o) I am putting about 4 faster songs to every slow song, with maybe a few more slower songs in the early part of the reception. One of our guests used to be a wedding DJ so I am asking his input a lot.
Post # 4
Word of caution…make sure whoever is in charge of your wedding understands how important it is!!! We hired a young band to play during our cocktail hour and they were amazing. Then, the lead singer was supposed to stay and oversee the playlist! Well, there weren’t enough extension cords to run the sound equipment and keep the laptop charged. Instead of asking for another extension cord when we could make that happen (like durring the hour and a half he was there before the wedding, setting up) he didn’t mention it and we didn’t have any reception music. Alls well that ends well…but I had spent HOURS on that playlist…hours that were particularly stressful…and it was for nothing because the one we delegated it to didn’t seem too concerned with making it happen!
Post # 5
Thanks for the imput ladies!! I’m definatly concidering iTunes since Windows Media just ain’t cutting it!
Post # 6
I am actually going to be using the ipod itself. Our venue already has a sound system hooked up and the only thing I had to do was plug it up. Already tested and it sounds great!
I was worried too about how the songs would transition and such so I found a good program online (sorry forgot the name but got it off of a post here on the Bee) and it allowed me to edit my music. I was able to “lump” all my songs together for the ceremony and do the same for the reception with transitions and all. The only thing my music person has to do is press play to start the preceremony music flowing into the actual ceremony and press play for another playlist when it hits the end of the ceremony into the rest of the night. Doing it this way is very time consuming but I think it does make things alot smoother. I just have to see if it all comes together on the big day!