Post # 1
So I have been looking into having a Band play for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then we are using a IPOD for the rest of the reception.
I just got a few quotes back and it seems everyone is around 400-700 dollar range for 2 hours.
A part of me wants this, I’m really nervous about someone stationed at the Ipod and messing it up. But adding that money onto the list of things we need to pay for is kind of stressful.
I’m really on the fence about this..
Some Advice pretty please? Anyone used a Ipod? did it go ok??
Post # 3
We haven’t had the wedding yet, but we’re doing an ipod set-up. Our guy charged us about $350 for the equipment, a wireless microphone, and delivery. I imagine prices vary by region, but we’re just outside of Chicago, so I think that’s pretty reasonable for most major metro regions.
For $150 he’s MC-ing it for us for 6 hours (swtiching playlists, cuing up the special songs and making announcements). Everyone who’s worked with him has just raved about what a good job he did. Maybe a set-up like that would put your mind at ease–having a professional “man” the station?
As far as it breaking down, just be sure to bring a second ipod with identical music on it in case. Some people have used itunes on their laptop pretty sucessfully too.
Beyond that, just plan your playlists carefully and I think you should be good to go. Especially for just two hours.
Post # 4
Ooh–I just noticed that you’re getting married the day before me. Yay! 🙂
Post # 5
I have not decided on my music choice for my reception or ceremony yet, but I actually just read a great article yesterday from A practical Wedding all about DJing your own reception. If you feel like the hired musicians are out of your comfotable budget then don’t do it. You don’t want to have guilt about purchases for your wedding. Stick to a budget that you are happy with. Your guests will have a good time no matter what you choose.
Here’s the link the blog post.
Post # 6
The APW post about the topic is excellent! Another route to go would be using a computer, which gives you a little more control and security. It’s like painting; 90% prep work, 10% execution. Totally doable. 🙂