Post # 1
Bees who are having/have had an “iPod Reception” … I am doing the same. One of my bridesmaids said she will change the playlists for us, since I did it for her wedding.
Currently we have playlists for:
First Dance (not doing father-daughter/mother-son)
Now, I wanted there to be specific songs for cake-cutting, bouquet/garter tosses, etc. For those who’ve “been there, done that,” did you create separate playlists for each thing, or build it directly into your “dancing” playlist? And if each one is separated into its own playlist, how do you make sure that the “dancing” music starts back up where it left off in the playlist?!
Basically, I just don’t know the logistics of doing this!
Post # 4
I haven’t done this, but I think I would create several dancing playlists or “sets” of music and I’d do the cake cutting and stuff in between these “Sets”. It may be better to use your computer rather than your actual ipod, that way you can clearly label each playlist and special song and even outline a timeline for your friend to get the music going.
Post # 5
Yeah, I plan to use my computer. I just don’t want to make it overly complicated, especially since my friend will be a guest at the wedding. Neither of us remember how we did it for her wedding though! I know there was a spot for those things!
Post # 6
I think I would have a playlist separate for boquet/garter toss/cake cutting. It will make it easy to find and pretty hard to mess it up
Post # 7
@PuntaCanaBride: Would it be a good idea to do all three at the same time, to make it easier on my bridesmaid? I don’t want her to spend the whole night running back and forth to switch the playlists. Those all seem to go toward the end of the reception, right?
Luckily I’m going to a couple weddings in the next month or so, so I can maybe see how DJs do these!
Post # 8
We did this for my sisters wedding and I plan on doing it as well, they set up different playlists for each thing and we just went back to the dancing playlist after. Although a tip, get more just regular dancing music than you think you need! They ended up repeating a couple songs because there was still time but no more songs!!
Post # 9
i agree with sarah..you end up thinking that there are lot of songs on your ipod but you do end up repeating most songs and that is not cool.. one of my friends wedding had the same problem and so its better to be safe than sorry.. 🙂