Post # 1
So, a band just is not in the budget for us and I generally find DJs incredibly corny (not to mention their innate desire to speak with “radio voice”…blah!) so we are going the ipod route. My brother is getting married in May and we have decided to go halvsies on the music equipment. We are planning on hooking the speakers up to a laptop and making some playlists to play throughout the night (controlled by a trusted accomlice). Here’s my question. I know people have done ipod weddings before, so what kind of speakers did you use? I’m clearly not a professional DJ, so I have no idea about this kind of stuff. My wedding will be outside in a tent for about 100 people, so I don’t need anything too powerful. Any suggestions on where to buy? Did you rent? If so, what kind did you rent?
Any information would be helpful.
Post # 3
My friend has done it, and I plan on doing it myself. I understand that you can rent a dual speaker system with a double iPod dock for under $100 (so the speakers were attached to the dock, not a computer). Just need to find the music rental store in your area. Sorry I don’t have more details than that yet.
Post # 4
I am having an outdoor wedding and using my ipod as well and live near exit 15. I found this local rental company that has a system you can rent for under 100.00.
http://www.bullseyeparty.com look under essentials tab. If you don’t want to rent you can hook an ipod, directly to a receiver with speakers attached. Go to radio shack or best buy and tell them what your looking for, either will be very helpful.
Post # 5
We are getting married outdoors at a winery around Poughkeepsie, NY in a tent and are planning on doing the iPod DJ. I called and found a music rental store who told me that I will need 2way speakers and a mixer, I am also renting a wireless mic for the ceremony and the cords and stands for the speakers are free. Total cost is $160 and we have to pick it up.
Have any of you bees figured out how to make your playlists flow between songs? Are you designating someone to announce the bridal party?