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We have decided to go the route of renting the equipment and have our music stream through an iPod rather than have a DJ. We feel comfortable enough that we'll be able to manage the equipment, especially considering the Best Man is in a band as well as several of the guest (hopefully they'll be able to "troubleshoot" if needed).

 

I'm anxious to hear some feedback from those of you that used and iPod as well. Did you have a different playlists put together for each part of the reception (cocktail, cake cutting, dinner, etc)? How did you have the music coincide with the actual ceremony?

 

How many songs do we need for the actual ceremony (we're doing the symbolic)? I feel confident with many aspects of the wedding planning process, but, the music part is stressing me out!!

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I'm very curious about this question too as I am going to bring my IPOD loaded up with music as well. I am defnitely planning different play lists for different sections of the night to make it easier to find.

 

Have any brides had an issues with the ipod station not being loud enough?

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We used an iPod and I made playlists for all aspects of the day (Preceremony music, ceremony music, dinner, and reception). It was really easy, fun and saved us a TON of money! We rented the dock, speakers and microphone package from our hotel (Cabo Surf) and it was only $65/hour and they set it all up and moved the speakers and everything from the beach (ceremony site) to the restaurant (reception site) for us. The sound was great and plenty loud - even on the beach with the crash of the waves! Hope that helps.

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We are doing the iPod thing as well! I'm also backing all of my music up on an 8gb jump drive/flash drive so that it can be played on a laptop - just in case! Our resort has equipment that you can rent; but it's pretty expensive. (It's still cheaper than a DJ!)

 

We have separate playlists for each event. I am soliciting requests from our guests via our quarterly newsletters and asking them to post the song(s) on a designated page on our website.

 

You should check with your weddding coordinator to seen how much music you will need for each part of your ceremony. I also got tips from previous brides at my resort about how long the songs should be.

 

I've seen where some brides have brought the Bose music system iPod deck and were very satisfied about the sound quality and volume. I think that this depends on the size of your venue and the number of guests though.

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I did the ipod thing for the Welcome dinner, and then DJ for the reception.

 

Although the Ipod was fun for the most part and def easy, sound was good too, some of my firends got drunk twards the end and changed the music around, only one inappropriate song that I was able to catch before the older generation noticecd. But it was irriated.

 

I loved having DJ Ricardo the next night to take care of everything and always asked me if a song was okay to play when people requested it. It was also super professional, had a team of people as well.

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What I did for my cousin's wedding was to rent all the equipment from a party rental supplies company and had my iPod hook up to it, I made different play-lists for each part of the reception and that went very good (Y)
 

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We have decided to go the route of renting the equipment and have our music stream through an iPod rather than have a DJ. We feel comfortable enough that we'll be able to manage the equipment, especially considering the Best Man is in a band as well as several of the guest (hopefully they'll be able to "troubleshoot" if needed).

I'm anxious to hear some feedback from those of you that used and iPod as well. Did you have a different playlists put together for each part of the reception (cocktail, cake cutting, dinner, etc)? How did you have the music coincide with the actual ceremony?

How many songs do we need for the actual ceremony (we're doing the symbolic)? I feel confident with many aspects of the wedding planning process, but, the music part is stressing me out!!


 

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