(Closed) iTunes Favors? I need feedback!

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Newbee

                 If I were in your wedding party-I’d love this. As a general favor, I’m not sure. It depends how many older or just non-tech friendly guests you have. For example, my Future Sister-In-Law doesn’t own a DVD player because "they’re too hard". For her, she’d never know what to do with it. However, if the bulk of your guests are youngish, or you have really techie relatives, it’s a great idea.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I second that it kind of depends – on your guests, and the song.  For our guests, I can pretty much say that over half of them don’t have an iPod and don’t know what iTunes is (older aunts and uncles, friends of parents) and of the younger crowd, the majority of them probably already have that song on their iPods. 

I do really like the idea of a bunch of fun songs – either a mix cd or a down-loadable mix – that would remind me of the bride and groom and the wedding day.  For someone in the bridal party, or even for your guests (you can burn cds pretty cheap) I think that would be a fun favor.  Although again, depending on your music, the actual guests may or may not be that thrilled.  If the bridal party is of similar ages or taste in music then they are probably a better bet.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Instead of picking the song for your guests, I would say you should let them pick the song themselves.

Not everyone will appreciate this gift, but those that will can collect the favors from those who don’t.

Personally, I know plenty about computers and digital music files but do not use iTunes.

Plus, it sorta sounds like an advertisement to me.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I wouldn’t want that as a gift, because I already have the song. Also, just as the other posters said, not everybody uses or even knows what iTunes is. So, I would rather you save your money than give me that song.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re doing a mix of music from our reception (we’re doing an iTunes reception so have hand-picked the playlist for the event).  We’ll make CDs with custom covers for favors (in addition to home baked cookies).  The music is general appeal that we think will go over well with guests of all ages. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

to respond to your original question (sorry – forgot to included it in the prior response – oops!), i would prefer a gift of a song of my choice – i love the meaning behind giving out your song, but it is a popular song and many guests may already have it.  as others have pointed out, some may not have the tech to utilize the favors – it may be many wasted songs.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Better Together is our song too!  Anyway, like MissM, we’re also giving burned CDs with our favorite songs as favors.  But we’re only putting 4 per table of 8.  That way, if the guest wants it they can take it and if not, someone else can have it.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I agree with the posters above:

  1. Those that are not tech savvy will not "get" it and will not appreciate it.
  2. Those that are tech savvy will want to choose their own song.
  3. How will you give it to them?  A card with the download info? Most will throw it away.  A cd? That  is a little better because just about anyone can play a cd, and it is tangible.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think it’s a fantastic idea.  Everything everybody else has said it true–some people will already have the song, some people won’t have an ipod, some people just won’t download it, etc.  But I see that as equivalent to some guests tossing out the picture frame, or box of chocolates, or whatever else is given as a favor.  Your idea is unusual, fun, and a great reminder of your wedding.  I say go for it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

no i would hate this.  i have an ipod i never use, and what would someone that doen’t have a ipod do w/ that favor?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Do all of your guests have i tunes?  Grandma and grandpa?

 

  Old uncle ernie??!

 

    I think this would be great for a younger crowd… but when I think about the oldies that are attending- they won’t get it. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I think it’s a cute idea, but would be poorly received. A mix CD with your song and maybe other wedding-related songs (your processional, etc.) on it might be a better option.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

I think is a novel idea…but my grandma, mom, most aunts, cousins and some friends…wouldn’t know what to do with it…not everybody has an ipod and not everybody wants one. 

😉 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hmm. I think giving music as a gift is tricky. Especially since I’m really picky about my music and I buy a lot off itunes myself. I wouldn’t be thrilled about music as a gift. If it were an itunes gift card I would be happy, but if it were a song(s) that were already picked out, then I wouldn’t be too thrilled. (IMO)

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