Post # 1
I just got a record player! I have a growing collection of records. I’m considering using the record player for our music at the wedding. We were planning an IPOD wedding, but think a record player would be more fun! Our family would be willing to help change records throughout the night. We’d (of course) have a couple Ipods for back up too, just incase.
Our wedding will be casual, vintage and rustic, in a barn way out in the country. Has anyone done this? What do you think of the idea?
Post # 3
I would test out your player AND records for volume (when hooked up to a sound system and without) as well as reliability (how much does it take for it to jump? If the barn has a wood floor and people dance too close it can rattle the table where the player is). Remember the acoustics of the barn can greatly change the quality of what the guests hear.
I’ve been to a dance where one DJ tried to play some of her Ella records- unless you stood within 3′ (not a good idea with the table and whatnot while dancing) you could not hear the music clearly, the large space ate up what sound the player put out.
I’m not saying it couldn’t work but I would thoroughly test it out ahead of time.
Post # 4
We get to set up the barn the day before the wedding, I’m thinking that we can bring it up there while we set up. I figure if it can withstand the setup craziness and we can still hear it, we should be good. If not we’ll bring it home that night and use the ipod default.