Post # 47
All of the reasons given for why brides should reconsider using an ipod rather than a DJ are reasons we did NOT want to have a DJ. Our choice has absolutely nothing to do with budget, we just don’t want one.
We’re not having a bridal party or “special events” other than a first dance, so we don’t need a lot of announcements. We’re doing more karaoke than dancing, so keeping people on the dance floor is not a priority. We wanted the vibe to be more like a relaxed party we’d have at our house where people are drinking, talking, singing, and generally having a good time rather than a club scene. And my brother is going to be manning the setup to make sure that no one messes with the playlist (not like there’s anyone I can think of who would do that).
I seriously doubt anyone is going to think our wedding is “ghetto” because we didn’t want a DJ. But it’s definitely a matter of preference.
Post # 48
While I think the thoughts of saving money by using a Ipod are theorically sound. I think that you are missing the idea behind having a professional speaker at your wedding. A good DJ will present you to your guests, make introductions, and help organize the evening. If you have an ipod event, basically you are going to have to have one of your guests do that job all evening… and they are going to have to be stationed near the Ipod. (Even if you think you can just time everything and make it work… it could become a major issue that you as the bride will not have the time to be worried about. If you can afford a 4 star reception, the Ipod is going to look like you were being cheap. (This comment is not to say that if that’s all you can afford… don’t use an Ipod…because then that decision makes perfect sense… and you are probably asking lots of friends to volunteer to help you throughout your day. ) But a 4 star event indicates that you want to have your guests be honored by your thoughtfulness…and asking someone to be on task at an Ipod is probably not the most fun for a guest… That’s part of the reason DJs and Master of Ceremony positions exist… If you think that most of the DJs you have seen are tacky… or too silly then talk to someone about how you want your event to be presented…
Post # 49
JMHO, but I’m not worried in the least about my 50K wedding looking cheap because we’re doing our own music. Some people just don’t like DJs.
Post # 50
Personally I don’t see anything wrong with using an iPod. I might use one myself.
And as far as using the word ghetto I have to agree with some of the other ladies I don’t like the word. It just a lame way of describing things IMO and most of the people that use it cant relate to the term at all.
Post # 51
We are doing an ipod wedding. One of our friends will announce the dances and (MC) the event. We are flying him down to the wedding so it is not completely free, but it is cheaper than a DJ….plus he is my fiances work friend and we aren’t inviting anyone else from his restaurant so it was a good compromise….
as for the ghetto thing…..i am keeping my 2 cents to myself 🙂
Post # 52
Wow. Didn’t mean to stir up controversy with my terminology. I honestly didn’t know that word was offensive??!?!?!
So, it looks like I AM going to be using an IPOD (I suppose it would be inappropriate to say a ghetto-fabulous IPOD, now wouldn’t it?) 😉
I’m paying a friend of mine who does stand up comedy in Chicago $200 to be the emcee of the reception. I’m going to go over everything with him and have a schedule of the announcements he needs to make. He will also “man” the IPOD and make sure everything runs smoothly.
Post # 53
Since many modern DJ’s used ipods in addition to the traditional equipment, I would think it would be quite de rigueur to approve the use of ipods