(Closed) Did you use a IPOD? Using a IPOD for wedding??

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

Good luck!

Post # 4
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ooh–I just noticed that you’re getting married the day before me.  Yay!  🙂

Post # 5
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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. 🙂

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