(Closed) DJ vs. iPod…

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m going to be using an iPod. =) I’m very excited about it. You get to control your entire playlist (including which songs go where), and it’s free! If the restaurant is going to let you hook up your iPod, go for it! Plus, is the hook up in the immediate view of your guests? If not, then it "looking cheap" shouldn’t really concern you.

I personally don’t think that DJs are a good choice. For one, you don’t have complete comtrol over the music and may be subjected to songs that you either hate, or are totally not appropriate. Or s/he may talk way too much. Etc.

I’d say go for the iPod. =) But I may be biased.

Post # 5
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah I wanted to save money and have my bro record on an ipod but my Fiance said it’s happier with a  DJ and he can motivate people better on the dance floor


if you have no more budget then definitely get music from an ipod


any other way to cut costs?


have your flowers DIY; scrap the limo; cut the guestlist


I lucked out and found a DJ for $600 in Manhattan; normal rate is $1400-2000; I cut costs severely in other ways so it’s affordable


there are ways to have things and not blow your budget; just cut costs in other areas

Post # 6
773 posts
Busy bee

Try craigslist!  You could put out an ad for an emcee, and just have that person be in charge of your ipod and announcing you.  Interview a couple and hire the person with the best personality.  If you can hook it into the restaurant’s system, you don’t have to pay for the sound system and music, which is a huge portion of a DJ’s costs.

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