Post # 1
I was pretty convinced we were going to just Ipod/laptop it for our wedding. We have a friend who works for a large sound company and has graciously offered us the use of sound equipment.
However, after further thought, we decided that it might be nice to have a DJ to keep the energy and enthusiasm going. Plus, not worrying about the playlist seemed pretty steller or having to make announcements/keep the timeline.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but hiring a DJ to do both the ceremony and reception is more than I thought.
Is it tacky/weird/not appropriate to split it up? Does that make me look super cheap (answer: yes)?
If you went the Ipod/DIY route, can you please share with me your experience?
Also, apologies if I’m posting in the wrong forum.
Post # 2
We’re having a three-piece band for our reception but will be using an iPod to play music during the ceremony. There isn’t really anywhere for a DJ or band to set up at our ceremony site and we couldn’t justify the cost for 3 or 4 songs. Our venue coordinator will control the music for us and we have a friend with mixing software who has offered to cut the songs at the right spot if needed.
FWIW, I don’t think I’ve ever attended a wedding with a DJ or band during the ceremony – it’s all been done via iPod or CD or something.
Post # 3
a band sounds lovely!
to clarify, we would utilize the dj’s equipment/have him or her run the sound stuff for the ceremony.
i wonder if it seems weird to the vendor to do say, like “hey, glad you can work the reception but sorry we cheaped out on the ceremony.”
rereading your reply, i feel like it would be okay to ipod/have coordinator/friend take care of the ceremony and hire a vendor for the dinner/dancing.
Post # 4
if your on a budget you can buy a speaker, mixing board and wireless mic from Guitar Center …… then return it for full refund. Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t see why not. I don’t have an ipod. But seems ok.