(Closed) iPOD wedding…..WHAT NOT TO DO IT!

posted 11 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What is your choice for music?

    BAND

    iPod

    DJ

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

    We had an ipod reception (with backups, of course) and it was fine.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We are using the iPod (or MacBook), but it is really for background music as we aren’t really having a dancing kind of party.  I don’t think it should be an issue!

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We’re planning an iPod wedding, with someone to manage it. I’m not concerned at all!

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I think we need to take things with a grain of salt, so to speak.  While I can’t watch this video, it seems like the facts are pretty much distorted in this video.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re having an iPod wedding as well, mostly because we’re foregoing nearly all of the traditions…I think the only ones we’re doing are announcing the couple, fathers’ speeches/toasts, & couple thanking guests…no first dance, no father-daughter dance, no cake cutting or bouquet, no post dinner dancing (it’s a lunch reception with some family fun stuff instead).  I think it’ll work out great since we’re getting rid of all the extra parts that need to run smoothly – it just depends on the kind of reception you’re having, I think.  Every wedding’s different, so there’s really no ONE way to do it.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Like another poster said, we’re pretty much having music as background, we’re not having dancing. As long as you have back-ups and someone keeping an eye on the ipod, it shouldn’t be an issue.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Didn’t one of the Bees from a couple of years ago have an iPod wedding that went wrong?

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

    First I Think the view is a little slanted coming from a DJ association site, hehe. I mean including an ipod in the cost at the end?  Come on, if you do buy an ipod do some good accounting and spread the cost over the lifetime that you’ll use it. Our rental equip comes with 2 technicians, real speakers, a mixer, a back up cd player if our computer and ipod go bust, and its costing us $300, including set up etc. That said, if you don’t plan ahead you could end up with some awkward moments like that video shows. That’s why we’ve asked a friend to be emcee, he’ll do all the announcing etc and he is fully aware of those duties, but we’ll make him a cheat sheet anyway.

    I see it as your taking a risk either way, there have been successful dj weddings, and really awkward awful ones, and there have been good ipod weddings, and I guess from this video awkward ones as well. Either is acceptable in my book 🙂 

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

    I want to have an IPOD wedding but I’m hoping someone will volunteer to take care of the music all night long because I don’t trust my listing music skills 😛

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We’re not having an iPod reception, but we are having a CD for our ceremony music.  However, we’ll make sure the person operating the CD player knows where the “on” button is before the ceremony starts.  Really, it isn’t that hard!

    Post # 27
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    Bee Keeper

    My brother volunteered to Freejay my wedding.  I had all the playlists named (Processional, Daddy Dance, Cake Cutting, etc.) and he just played whatever playlist for that moment.  Then he’d switch it back to the Reception playlist.  Not only did it save us a ton of money, we were also able to buy a sound dock which we have kept, so our music was actually an investment!

    Feel bad for the bride though…a continuous playlist that’s timed?  Just begging for this moment.  Have a freejay standing by!

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I recorded 3 songs onto a CD for the wedding and for the pig roast, I will use the new satellite radio Fiance is getting me for my birthday!

    Post # 29
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I really didn’t think this was so bad.  This was obviously a low key wedding in someone’s backyard.  I was expecting this video to be waaaaaay worse.  Honestly I thought it was going to include the husband’s MP3 of the couple having phone sex or something! LOL.  Is this really the worst example the DJ dudes could come up with?

    Anyway, this is not what I am going for at all but it’s all about what you’re comfortable with. They seem to be a happy couple and they are comfortable with the IPod and not perfectionistic about it. If they don’t care, why should we?

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    sure this is one opinion…but it makes for a pretty boring video.

    Post # 31
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    Blushing bee

    We can’t afford a dj or a band and I have 50,000+ songs on my ipod and my Fiance is in a band (and comes complete with a PA system for speakers etc.).

    I have never had my ipod stop playing mid song. That seems weird, like a problem with the mp3 file, not the device itself.

     

     

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