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We decided to go the I Pod route, mainly because we just couldn't see spending the money on the DJ. We are renting the speaker and microphone system from the hotel...I think it's like $300 for the whole thing (ceremony, cocktail hour and 4 hour reception) and they will do the set up. We are creating the playlist and will have back up CDs (although the hotel says the system will play the I-Pod) and making sure the volume is consistent and will fade songs. A groomsman and bridesmaid are going to co-emcee (make announcements and control the i-pod, etc.). I think it'll be fine! We're having a fairly small wedding, around 40 people.

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DH and I used the DJ and we had approximately 30 guests. We didn't want to have to worry about making and organizing playlists. We ended up burning a CD with our first dance song and some of our favs and gave it to the DJ. For our resort we wouldn't have saved much more if we were to rent out the music system vs hiring the DJ anyway. I don't regret using the DJ.

 

It really depends on how picky you are with music. Good luck with your decision!

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Depending on how many guests we have, I think we're also planning on having a DJ. Even though using an Ipod will save us money, I just don't want to have to worry about any of it.

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We decided on using our Ipod...we decided it would be cheaper and we can chose the songs we want. We figured after dinner we would probably hit one of the dance bars anyways...I could see both sides though.

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My FI and I were having this debate also. He felt really strongly that we needed to have a DJ to make it more fun and active. In the end, it was my FI that won :) We have no booked a DJ for the wedding.

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We're on the fence about this too. I'm leaning towards iPod because the same amount of money we would spend on the DJ could go towards a sound dock that we will buy and have use of after the wedding. He thinks the DJ would make people more likely to dance but I think this is more the choice of music than anything. I've seen bad DJs where no one dances and that's even worse than no DJ IMO! Plus, we're such a small group (about 20 people), I'm really not sure a DJ is worth the money.

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The villa where I am having my reception has an Ipod docking station and speakers throughout so I'm going with the Ipod to save money. While having the convenience of a DJ, mic for speaches/announcements, etc would be nice I cannot justify the extra $800-$1000.

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I am going to be using my iTunes playlist on my laptop and I getting a $99 (on sale) insignia 5.1 speaker system. It has decent reviews on the site I looked at and you can't beat the price. I even thought of making my own announcemnt audio files and having someone play them when it's time

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