April 17

Rant or Rave: iPods Over DJs

I’ve never been the kind of girl who spends all her money on concert tickets, follows her favorite bands on tour or rushes to download the hottest new releases the second they hit the market, so the thought of lightening a wedding budget by using an iPod in lieu of a DJ doesn’t bother me.

In fact, since I’m a bit of a control freak, it sounds like the ideal way to ensure that the Electric Slide will NOT be a part of my reception.

But if you had plans for a swing band or know a fabulous DJ that you had your heart set on, I can see that an iPod would be an unsatisfactory substitute when it comes to entertainment. What are your music plans? Are you splurging on a band, DJ or just rented speakers for your MP3 player? Does the thought of using an iPod at your reception make you want to rant or rave?

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Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

4 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: iPods Over DJs

  1. Christine

    I’ve never seen an iPod reception go off successfully. One wedding, the playlist was accidentally overwritten, and not discovered until the reception started. Another wedding, the iPod freaked out half way through and wouldn’t play.

    I love the idea, but it is just too much of a risk for something so important as your wedding reception. Hiring a professional with good references will make sure that the music you want is played at your reception.

  2. Meghan

    We’re probably going to end up with a combo of the two. We’ll have some sort of string trio or duet for part of the time and fill in with the ipod for the remaining less important bits. I think that ipods/mp3 players offer an excellent way to cut costs providing that you are organized and have a back-up plan should anything go wrong with ipod number one.

  3. Sarah

    We have an AWESOME band for our reception and a classical trio for the ceremony but our cocktail hour will have an iPod playlist. If it doesn’t work out, I won’t know because I’ll still be doing pictures. Also, the band said they would monitor the playlist and make sure it works.

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