(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 # 47
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Crap like that happens with DJs too lol. I’ll take my chances! 😉

    Post # 48
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    1295 posts
    Bumble bee

    Still using an Ipod. My best bud is a professional musician with professional equipment. If it messes up? Who cares. We’re not having a first dance or daddy daughter dance anyway. It’s just background noise.

    Post # 49
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Another iPod reception here – we are not doing dancing so looking to play crooner music on the iPod and my Fiance will wipe all music off of it that is not wedding music – and a good friend will be in charge in case of any difficulties and we will bring a backup iPod with the playlist on it

    What my Fiance does not know is that he is getting a new iPod classic engraved with the first line of the poem from Robert Browning that we are using at our wedding for Valentine’s Day 🙂

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee

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    @unixfairy:

    Aww, that’s a great gift. Practical and wedding related! I should probably make sure I bring a backup too.

    Post # 51
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I hate to sort of be the bearer of bad news, but this had NOTHING to do with being an IPOD wedding, rather it was just poorly planned.

    IPOD weddings work really, really well, and I have photographed TONS of them that go off without a hitch. On the other hand, DJ’ed weddings often play awkward music, are impersonal, and don’t really allow people to connect with the bride and groom.

    In my professional opinion, I would opt for an IPOD or band wedding. Just make sure you spend the time to plan out the wedding, and the most important people there understand the flow of the timeline!

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I find it interesting (and suspect) that this wasn’t a Youtube video, rather it was a video put out and copyrighted by the American DJ Association on its website.  They hardly show any of the crowd or decorations, ceremony, etc.  The camera is fixed on that one Ipod for practically the whole time.   Don’t you think a professional videographer would film the crowd, etc. if there was down time, not highlight any problems with the wedding? In any event, the videographer kept the camera fixed on the ipod.  When the music doesn’t play for 3 minutes, there is no video of the time lapse (which you would think the ADJA would want to show, since they showed all the other problems), rather, the screen cuts to words that state that the music didn’t play for that period of time.

    Also, if this is a “real” video as it claims to be, I find it despicable that the ADJA would advertise its services and hope to gain business by highlighting problems encountered on a couple’s special day.  I sure hope that couple consented to and were paid by the ADJA for use of the video for promotional purposes as an example of what NOT to do on your wedding.  If not, it’s appalling.  I note that the video also includes mention of their first and last names.

    I am getting a DJ for my wedding, but I have been to plenty of Ipod receptions and they all have gone off without a hitch.  As long as there is a capable person to set up and test out the equipment at the venue prior to the actual receiption, it should be fine.  As another be noted above, DJ’s aren’t infallible either, and just because you get a DJ doesn’t mean he’s any good or that his equipment will work (in fact, I was just at a wedding where the DJ’s equipment blew out DURING THE VOWS and then he explained later that it was so hot outside that his equipment blew out). 

    This video is an advertisement from the ADJA and that should be kept in mind when watching it.

     

    Post # 53
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re having a pretty small reception and are totally going the iPod route. I personally feel like DJs can be really awkward at smaller weddings and like the idea that we’re in control of how it goes. I’m not too worried about it all; if something messes up with the music, we’ll just laugh and fix it!

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