Post # 1
I’ve seen a lot of posts about iPod weddings and it looks like that’s what we’ll be doing for our reception too (gotta save that money!) but I’ve got a million questions regarding logistics.
Namely: when compiling playlists, how have you all done that? Is it a matter of finding each and every song, purchasing said songs, and then comipling them in the exact order you want?
That seems like a giant project but maybe I’m going about this all wrong?
We are needing about 4 hours of dance-y reception music.
Post # 3
We did an iPod reception, and yes, we had to download/borrow CDs/compile/order each and every song. Luckily we had pretty much all the music we needed already (I have around 50 GB of music). Yes, it is a giant project, and yes it will take a ton of time. We did a rehearsal dinner playlist, our entrance music for the ceremony, a cocktail hour playlist, dinner playlist, and dancing playlist.
Don’t forget to overshoot time on each playlist so that there isn’t dead air if you get delayed or aren’t exactly on schedule. For example, if you need 4 hours of Dance music, i’d do 4 1/2-5.
Post # 4
@crayfish: This is great information! Did you have everything timed to the minute? I’m nervous about toasts going too long and then whoops! there goes our first dance song, etc.
How were you able to prevent that kind of thing from happening?
Post # 5
Choose someone to man the iPod, so the playlist can be paused for things like toasts, etc.