Post # 1
What kind of music are you going to use for your ceremony? We were originally thinking of doing a solo harp or a trio of something (violin, cello, harp, flute, etc). But a lot of the songs that we picked for our ceremony seems to be more meaningful with the lyrics.
What do you think of creating an Ipod playlist for the ceremony?
Post # 3
Sounds like a good and cost-efficient option. The only thing I would be wary about is that the length of the songs need to be adjusted (for example, a walk down the aisle might only take 1-2 minutes whereas an average song lasts 3-4 minutes). Also, you’d have to figure out what part of the song you’d want to play if the song’s longer than the length of time it’s needed for. Maybe having an experienced friend or DJ man the ipod/computer might be the best way to get around it?
Post # 4
We used iTunes and our lap top to do our ceremony. We didn’t have the budget for live music and really wanted more alternative songs anyway. My husband chose to walk down the isle to "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by… darn can’t remember the name now! Anyway, we rented basic sound equipment and had a friend who was comfortable with the equipment run it. He was able to fade out the music since some of what we used was way too long! Another note, in iTunes you can set the start and finish time for songs. So, if you want a song to start not at the beginning but closer to the middle, you can do that. Let me know if you need more details on how to do that.
My advise: Make sure this person is at the rehearsal!!!! Our’s snuck out before the rehearsal started (didn’t know he was going to do that or I’d have picked someone else!). Therefore, he didn’t know who was going when and faded the music out too soon on one of the songs. Not a huge deal (when you’re on the other side of the wedding it’s amazing how your perspective changes and you don’t need the perfection you thought you did!) but if I’d had it to do over again, I’d have STRESSED how important it was for him to practice during the rehearsal!