(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 # 32
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    Blushing bee

    Also wanted  to add, I was at a wedding a few years ago with a DJ and they kepy prounouncing my cousin’s new wife’s name wrong. AND her daddy dance song skipped like 15 times. It was awful.

    Sound snafus are the result of not checking your media before the party.

    Post # 33
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Oh, that’s an aaawkward video. That stressed me out! lol

    Post # 34
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My chest is tight! How awkward…

    I guess if you’re going to go with an iPod reception just make sure your MC isn’t also playing DJ! Also, what was up with the system being on a chair with the mic? There was just a lack of organization & preparation. Such a nice wedding with such a ghetto makeshift “sound system”.

    Post # 35
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    Newbee

    if you look and interview and talk to the DJs you will find one you can trust. Someone who will give you the vibe and style of the day you want… why on your WEDDING day would you want to take chances..

     

    an in requard to some of the posts, yes, your wedding day can be perfect if you hire the right people….

     

    How much are you paying for that limo? why?

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    we r doing an ipod reception.mostly because we dont really dance just need it for background sound and figure a dj would be a waste plus i find them annoying

    Post # 37
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I know these guys!  They all went to my college…

    Yes it was awkward but everyone looked like they were doing just fine.

    We had a live band for most of the night and for the last 45 minutes switched to an ipod.  It worked fabulously!!

    Post # 38
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I think an iPod reception will work great if you can get a friend to play DJ and help emcee things like the first dance, food, etc. I think for one horror story, there are a gazillion other success stories for iPod weddings.

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re doing an iPod wedding, but we haven’t figured out all of the specifics yet (since we’re still 11 months out!).  This article has some helpful hints for those of you considering it!

    http://www.siliconvalleydj.com/ipoddj.html

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Omg. STRESSFUL video.

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We’re going for an Ipod reception and I’m really looking forward to it. I figure, you’re taking a risk either way and frankly I’ve heard some horrible stories about pushy or lame DJ’s who ignore “Do Not Play” lists and insist on running the show. I’d feel weird about having a complete stranger pretty much running our reception. And just think how annoyed you’d be if you we’re paying something and they played something you’d asked them not to! (Any Van Morrison in my case!!!)

    We’ve decided that my Father-In-Law will be our MC and he’ll introduce any dances or whatever. We’ll have very clear play lists and will discuss it with him beforehand. I’m looking forward to a reception with lots of dancing and I’m going to put a little note in with our invites that asks people to list their fav dancefloor songs which will encourage people to dance. Even if there is a problem our crowd is the type that’ll laugh it off so i’m not worried about it! I’d rather save the dosh!!

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee

    We’ll I think with Ipod weddings being more afforadable and more popular I would definitely still consider one for my wedding.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think that music makes a HUGE difference in the wedding experience for your guests, and yourself! I think that people get more into dancing and have a lot more fun when there is a band. And I stick by that. If you can only splurge on one thing the music would be it. Not flowes, decor, video, ect…

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    if they had just used itunes on a computer instead of an ipod then it would have been easier to maneuver. you can place how you want all your songs instead of trying to finagle the ipod you can just go from one song to another. i understand that dj’s want to keep their business and they’re afraid of what the ipod/itunes wedding can do to them, but if you plan your wedding well i’d imagine it could work out really well. plus the way they had that ipod setup in that video was just weird. i couldn’t figure out if they were using the mic as an extra volume boost or what? it sounded like that mic was picking up all the background noise.

    Post # 45
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My Fiance and I went to an iPod wedding and the music kept completely stopping and then they would have to restart the playlist over again and the poor bride’s brother kept skipping through the songs to get back to where we were in the playlist.  I felt so bad for the bride.  Every time people started dancing the music would cut out and we would be on the dancefloor standing around awkwardly waiting for someone to fix it.

    Post # 46
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    Um, that video was made by the American Disc Jockey Association.  Of course they don’t want people having Ipod weddings! 

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