(Closed) DJ vs. iPod

posted 7 years ago in Music
  • poll: Which would be better?
    Professional DJ : (7 votes)
    29 %
    iPod + improv-trained friend to act as MC : (17 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    whoa that seems like a really crazy high quote! our wedding was in dc, which is really expensive in general in comparison to a lot of regions, and our dj was from one of the top rated booking agencies around, and still cost like half of that. i’d say keep looking?

    Post # 4
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If your budget is not allowing a professional DJ, I would suggest asking one of your trained improv theater friends to be the MC for the evening. I am sure the person would be honored to introduce you and your new hubby as you walk into the wedding reception.

    Post # 5
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I like your ipod idea because you seem to have friends to choose from for a great MC.  I hired a DJ and I am still giving him a music selection playlist(humm….maybe I’m just a micromanager LOL) for my reception.  Just make sure you have a good sound system to play the ipod music.

    Post # 6
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Craigslist!!! I posted an ad looking for a DJ and put that I could only pay $500.00.  I got about 30 responses, and all of them were willing to be paid 500 or less.  I ended up going with a guy that has been FABULOUS thus far.

    Post # 9
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I am doing an iPod reception with our friend acting as MC/officiant. Fiance and I like a lot of music that is not what is considered ‘popular’ and I had a lot of trouble finding someone who had the music we wanted. Fiance is a DJ himself, so we are putting together an awesome, fun, meaningful playlist and our friend acting silly at the mic. I am really excited about it. All it is costing is $80 for the sound system!

    Post # 10
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted for DJ (but only if you can find a less expensive one) because they’re professionals.  You could also hand a friend a camera, but you won’t get the same results as a trained photographer, you know?  A dj is better able to read a crowd, keep things moving, and make sure the music flows together properly. 

    Check into people that play your local nightclubs.  We got a professional club dj for $700 for 6 hours (cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing afterwards) vs. $1500 for the same thing from a ‘wedding’ dj.   =)

    Post # 11
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted for professional DJ because the party aspect is very important to me at a wedding and I don’t think an IPOD can attain that. As pps mentioned, a DJ can read the crowd and adjust the music.  An IPOD though it may have great songs can’t do that. 

    Post # 12
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m going with an iPod. My Fiance brother is in the music biz, so he’s been kind enough to help out with music. Not sure how it’s all gonna work but, I’m sure it’ll be fine…


    Post # 13
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Golly! My DJ is $600. I say go for your improv-friend and rent the right equipment for the music. 🙂

    Post # 14
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My wedding was last year and we used our ipod and had a friend to MC and all we had him do was to announce our entrance and when dessert and dancing was going to start.

    No one noticed that we didn’t have a DJ and the money we saved we had a live band for the dancing for only $600.

    Well worth the money…..

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