Post # 17
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
Thank you for looking after this situation Mr Bee!
There’s obviously PRO vendors that are more qualify/experiment on their fields, but if any of us decided to go DIY route for any reason, Weddingbee is the place to look up for help and guidance, more than an overwhelming load of reasons why is crazy to just DIY, and with IPods’ I think is the same thing, why not just give advice so we can avoid all the mentioned pitfalls?
@CaliSara : great tips 😉
Post # 18
Very good tips from CaliSaraDOC. I will add a few more technical tips very soon.
Post # 19
Thanks to the recession, a lot of brides are going the DIY route. It’s natural for people in every industry to worry! But scare tactics to get people to enlist your services? Lame– a vendor like that doesn’t deserve my business!
I agree that if you have a iPod savvy friend, they can pull of the job of DJ for the night! There was a video circulating around here showing a iPod ceremony gone wrong– but again, they had the MC playing DJ and host! Also, they had just used a microphone on the speakers. With anything, the proper tools make the job a lot easier 🙂
Post # 20
I have to say, sometimes having a DJ or band ends up worse than an ipod wedding — in our case the band was sooooo drunk & loud it wouldn’t have hurt to have an ipod instead, lol.
Post # 21
Thanks Mr.Bee and CaliSara!
Post # 22
thanks Mr Bee!! Good looking out!! I like the safe non-threathening environment of the hive!
Post # 23
We are having an ipod wedding.. well.. macbook wedding even though we were given the option of a free DJ. We just liked the idea of being 100% in control of the music, and we would rather have a family member MC than someone we didn’t know.
In case something goes horribly, horribly wrong, we will have an acoustic guitar lying around and we have enough musicians in the family that we will most certainly not go without music!
Post # 24
We had an Ipod reception at our recent wedding (much to my initial dismay). I hadn’t heard of an Ipod reception before, but it’s the way that our venue works, so that was basically our only choice. I just went with it, even though I couldn’t really imagine it. Let me tell you…….it was great! Initially, I thought that it was kind of cheap and tacky, but I think that it was better than any dj / band wedding I had ever been to. We purchased the Ipod about a week and a half before the wedding…..loaded a bunch of songs that we liked, and it all went off without a hitch. Nothing went wrong and we didn’t even need anyone to tend to it. Just plug and play. I’ve been to so many weddings with less than stellar dj’s or musicians and not only did we know exactly what to expect, but it sounded great too! And we LOVED the price 🙂
I would definitely recommend it to everyone!
Post # 25
My fiance and I are leaning toward an ipod/DIY approach to our reception and we’ve had a lot of wedding vendor type people attempt to discourage us. However, as we know our music requirements and resources we aren’t letting it get to us. We actually have a rather unique situation in that more than a dozen of our friends and family members are somehow related to the music industry, they’re musicians in many different genres, one of our friends owns a concert venue, and my Future Brother-In-Law runs a recording studio, so I think we can pull it off. Really we’re very lucky to have so many talented friends and family members, the majority are professionals in an artistic field. Just in our wedding party the best man is an actor, the groomsman has a masters in theatrical design (my undergrad is also in theatrical design so we’ve got fancy lighting covered!), my bridesmaid just finished her masters in digital art, and my maid of honor works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
So, I think we need to keep in mind when hearing discouraging comments about DIYing parts of your wedding, only YOU know what your skills and talents are, and who you have available to help you.