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So my FH and I have decided to have an ipod wedding. For the simple fact that we don't plan to have a lot of dancing at the wedding and because it is cheaper!  We are also shelling out a pretty penny to have a steel drum player come and play for two hours (ceremony and cocktail hour), so we didn't want to spend more on a DJ, which we really think is unnecessary because of what I have explained before.  

 

For anyone else that is using an ipod at their wedding, I found out about this amazing app from itunes,  from one of my fav blogs: DIY Bride:  http://www.diybride.com/archives/6125. It is called My Wedding DJ and it does amazing things. I am definitely using it for our wedding. I haven't purchased it as yet because I'm thinking, since the wedding isn't until next August, they may just have an updated version before then, so I will wait about a couple of months before the wedding before purchasing and uploading my playlists.  I'm beginning to love the ipod idea more and more because of this.  And now that I have a brand new ipod touch courtesy of the FH (engagement present), Im definitely ready for my ipod wedding!

 

Is anyone else having an ipod wedding or thinking about it? If not, what are your thoughts about it?

 

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That' an awesome app, thanks for sharing, really cuts of variables of things going wrong.  We're not hiring a DJ either, not just because of cost, but it looks like we're only going to have about 20 people and I just couldn't justify it.  We'll probably do our first dance with the iPod and some other things, but the resort has a club that we'll head over to afterwards and we can dance there for free!  I'm still torn on the kind of docking station I plan to use.  The resort has an option of renting, but they charge by the hour and then at the end of the day, you don't have anything.  For a little more we can have our music with us on the beach and at the pool throughout the whole week.  Any suggestions on this front? We know we want one that has a battery as well as A/C option, a remote control, as well as a line input so that we can hook up a microphone.  What are your thoughts on this?  Thanks again for the app, going to bookmark it in my "wedding" folder.

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Well we are using a docking system also. We will be using the Bose system. I really haven't checked out any other, so I can't rate.  Bose has the portable that has the battery option as well as the AC option. Also, the sound is AMAZING. My sister has one and we use it for parties all the time, in the backyard, in the summertime. So I know that it will get the job done.  Definitely look into it and I think that you are making the right decision. Might as invest in something you can keep.

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oh that's so cool!  We can't justify the cost of a DJ so we were definitely going to make use of an ipod or burned CD of songs.  I think I'm getting an ipod touch for Christmas so if I do, I'll have just 5 short days to download and figure out this app in time for our wedding. 

Thanks Aisha!.

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Originally Posted by fmichelle View Post

 

Will do, thanks for the advice. Listened to a few in-store, but it's hard to tell with all the other outside noise.  Good to know you've used yours for outdoor parties in the past.  Do you happen to know which model it is?

 

I don't know the exact name but I think it is called the portable.  I will look it up....

 

Okay, I found it. Here is the link to the three different types that they have.  I have used the portable and it works great! It is VERY loud.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/sounddock_systems/index.jsp

 

Hope this helps.

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We used an ipod for our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music and wedding dance.  It was so much cheaper and just made more sense than a dj(we also had only 24 guests). The resort had someone run the ipod during the ceremony and it went very smooth.  For the cocktail and dinner/dance we had our MC just start playlists and keep an eye on it for us.  We had our guests email us 2-3 songs they liked and then incorporated them into our cocktail and dance playlists.  I have to say, our wedding was the first time I have seen everyone get up and dance, all night long, and I think the fact that our guests had personally picked the songs helped!!

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Originally Posted by CanadianLindsey View Post

 

We used an ipod for our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music and wedding dance.  It was so much cheaper and just made more sense than a dj(we also had only 24 guests). The resort had someone run the ipod during the ceremony and it went very smooth.  For the cocktail and dinner/dance we had our MC just start playlists and keep an eye on it for us.  We had our guests email us 2-3 songs they liked and then incorporated them into our cocktail and dance playlists.  I have to say, our wedding was the first time I have seen everyone get up and dance, all night long, and I think the fact that our guests had personally picked the songs helped!!

 

I love the idea of having guests email you songs they like, I'm totally gonna steal that.  Thank you!  Glad you hear it was a success for you, congratulations!

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