(Closed) Those who did an iPod wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Honey bee

I didnt, but I would reccomend a few things

Have several playlists for the different “segments” of your wedding so cocktail hour, dinner, dancing. Then have your special songs individual as its own list so its easy to find.

I also would have someone be in charge of changing the lists when appropriate. Give them a time line so they know when to change it. This same person should be the one to announce to you and the guests when the first dance is and any other events you are planning.

Make sure the speakers are loud enough and set up in a spot that one table isnt going to go def and another can’t hear it.

Dont forget to scout the area for plugs and bring extension cords just in case.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Good thread idea.

@lefeymw: I think that’s a great idea to appoint someone as kind of an M.C. to monitor it and do announcements.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with the previous posts.  We had our playlists split up and had someone to play them at the appropriate time.  It worked great for us.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

Here are some things that I think made things go so smoothly for us:

  • We used a laptop instead of an ipod to make it easier to switch between playlists.
  • We had a great sound system.
  • We made each segment (cocktails, dinner, cake cutting, first dance, dancing etc) its own playlist and had a backup computer.  We also chose additional slow and fast songs that we could speed things up or slow things down anytime we wanted. 
  • Having a great MC is crucial.  We had a groomsman who was perfect for this. (If we didn’t have him as MC the night would not have gone as well) 
  • We also had someone to keep an eye on the laptop to make sure things ran smoothly and to switch between playlists.  
  • We made a detailed timeline for our friends who MC’d and ran the sound system so that they knew when things were happening, what we wanted said and what songs/list should be played.

That being said, I have seen an ipod wedidng that did not work well, mainly due to a bad sound system (we could barely hear the music) and no MC.  

 

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