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So after some thought it seems like a huge waste of money to hire some crappy DJ who doesn't have any of the music we like...

 

So I think we want to go the iPod route - has anyone done this successfully yet?

 

What equipment do I need my coordinator to get for us?

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Good question Kash I'm thinking the same thing. I'm wondering if anyone knows it the sound quality is just as good? I want the music to be heard as if it were comming from a DJ.

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OK girls, while I haven't actually done this for our wedding yet, I have put playlists together for parties at our house (and others) and been very successful with creating a seamless, all night mix of music. We have a Lansing speaker box for our ipod, it's portable & we plan on bringing it with us to Cabo. The last party we had was outside in our back yard and we actually had to turn the volume DOWN because it was too loud for conversation!

 

So, I would advise you to do this if you or your FI are ipod/itunes literate and own a speaker box. You can design play lists for each phase of your event - cocktail hour, dinner, dancing - whatever you want. You can also easily hook your ipod to a house sound system, but from what I've heard the rental rates for these arrangements have been outrageous!

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kash,

 

april (msmaze) used her Ipod...one thing was it is expensive to rent the speakers...ask emeline how much hilton charges for speakers.

 

there are a few articles about how to use ipod for reception in this folder.

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I wanted to do this for our welcome dinner. Casa Del Mar was pretty honest that their sound system wasn't made for the purpose and recommended that I rent speakers. By the time we were going to do all of that and try to find the time to do a playlist, it was a better option for us to hire someone. However, if you've already got playlists going and you have speakers it is the best option - you get the music you want. Our friends did it at their wedding (in their backyard) and it worked great.

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jackie - how much do the speakers cost? i can't imagine they'd be as expensive as renting them! It's ridiculous. may esaid the price is:

 

$150/ hour for system

$75 for microphone (I htnk this is flat but I'm not entirely sure)

$60 technician to set it up (again i hoe this is for the night and not per hour!)

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5 hours = $885 for the night

 

A DJ is quoted by maye as $215/ hour so 5 hours =$1075

 

So for an extra $190 I guess we coul dhave someone sitting there running our iPod instead...

 

Christa - do you think the speakers are loud enough to compete over the surf? I'm just nervous the music will be lost in the air if we don't get a big sound system. BUT it sounds like it was verysuccessful at your party!

 

Toes wink.gif - I can't wait to hear if it works at your dad's 60th! Are you having an outdoor party?

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Kashmira,

I'm not sure how much the speakers cost. But I'm thinking Tammy is right. For only an extra 190.00 (not to bad) you can have someone running the whole thing for you. Even if I did have to give him cd's of my own, which I would because I'm really anal about my music, it would still seem less stressfull and worth the extra cash just to hire a DJ.

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Originally Posted by gkashmira View Post
jackie - how much do the speakers cost? i can't imagine they'd be as expensive as renting them! It's ridiculous. may esaid the price is:

$150/ hour for system
$75 for microphone (I htnk this is flat but I'm not entirely sure)
$60 technician to set it up (again i hoe this is for the night and not per hour!)
______________
5 hours = $885 for the night

A DJ is quoted by maye as $215/ hour so 5 hours =$1075

So for an extra $190 I guess we coul dhave someone sitting there running our iPod instead...

Christa - do you think the speakers are loud enough to compete over the surf? I'm just nervous the music will be lost in the air if we don't get a big sound system. BUT it sounds like it was verysuccessful at your party!

Toes wink.gif - I can't wait to hear if it works at your dad's 60th! Are you having an outdoor party?
Kash,
Maybe you should take a field trip to an electronics store & try one of the ipod speakers out for yourself. The one I have is just as awesome in terms of sound & volume as a Bose Wave (if you've ever heard one of those). They retail for approx $160-180, so it would definitely be worth finding out for yourself if it's loud enough, you could end up saving a lot of $$ on sound system rentals.

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