(Closed) Ipod Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I will be doing this as well so I am going to be waiting for the answers as well =)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did!  It was awesome.  We used a computer (with iTunes).  Pre-warning, it took lots of time to get it all worked out, but we both agreed it was worth it.  We got exactly the music we wanted, plus it was free!  Feel free to ask me questions.

Timing-wise, we ended up getting a DOC and her assistant played the ceremony music for us.  We had my husband’s stepsister play the music for the reception entrances.  I wish we had coached her and our MC before, because they went too fast and you barely heard the clips!  At the reception, we just put on the music for the dancing.  I would suggest putting a password on though, as we had the music changed twice on it and I had to go change it back.  The worst part?  It was the two guys in the wedding party that changed it – the two people we had asked to make sure no one changed it!!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did it and it was flawless. We had one of our best friends do the MC job and transition all the playlists. We made sure to have extra songs on the playlists in case something happened and things went over. We used an actual iPod, and had 3 backups (just in case!).

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We will be!! We are going to make up an playlist for one of the teens from our youth group at our church to use! It will be one of the many projects my Fiance and I will be able to sit down and do together! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@lessons: We used Maestro by Hans Zimmer for our processional.  It was actually too short since our ‘aisle’ was hugely long, and they had to restart the music.  I didn’t even notice!  Just make sure you have someone trustworthy controlling the music, and have them practice.  If you’re really worried, you can put 2 songs or the same song twice in a playlist, and just have them fade like 15 seconds in or whatever sounds best.  Then the song will loop.  Then have them fade it out whenever it’s done and start up the music for you if you’re having a different song.  I would suggest inviting said person to the rehearsal and just practice it if you can.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@crayfish: Good point – we also had 2 back-up ipods, and we had a USB key with all the music on it.  The wedding was at my fiance’s grandparents’ house, and their office has like 5 computers in case we were in huge trouble.  Luckily the laptop was perfect.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did.  We had our wedding planner working the Ipod with a list of what song to play when.  🙂  It worked out very nicely!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@lessons: Our friend ran the iPod for the processional/recessional. To fade out, he simply turned the volume down (gently) until it was not on.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m glad someone asked this question, because i was just going to. We plan to use an iPod too since the Venue has a sound system included in the cost (tight budge). I’ll definitely use the password too!! My Fiance thought it would be fun to have people go up and pick the songs themselves, which is good in theory. However there’s the issue that some songs will repeat (since it’s not a computer where you can change the order) and I feel like that would be bad.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We’re using an ipod also! Our venue has a hookup for the ipod and mic so my brother is going to do the announcing and controling the music! We have different playlists for the processional music, exit music, reception entrance, 1st dance, dance mix, etc. That way he’ll know exactly what to play. He also will just fade the music down slowly w/the volume control. Hoping it all works out well! We were on a very tight budget and this was were we had to cut cost! Love all the positive feedback from everyone who already did this, makes me feel more confident in our choice! Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Riley2011: My husband originally wanted to pass his iPod around (you can use it as a computer remote) but ultimately we decided this was a poor choice.  Songs can be repeated, cut out in the middle, it can get out of control.  Plus we had specific songs we wanted to hear, and knew that if other people had access they would change them.

Another suggestion, be prepared with a long playlist, and be ready to cut songs out.  Near the end of the night my husband and I realized the playlist was going to be too long.  We went over to the laptop together, picked out the songs we were fine with not hearing, and took them off the list.  That way we still ended with the songs we really wanted.

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