iPods vs. DJs

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Lately, I’ve been seeing so many different articles and comments on wedding forums online about the benefits of using an iPod vs. hiring a real DJ for your wedding reception. Been seeing this a lot. Some say using an iPod is cheaper than having a DJ. Here’s what you need to know about iPods vs DJs.

This is true, but beware of the “hidden” costs associated with using an iPod for your party.

For example, one important thing to consider – Music that you usually listen to by yourself, or maybe with a few other people around (like how most folks listen to their iPods) will be hard to hear in a room full of a hundred or so wedding guests. So you may have to rent speakers, cables and other equipment necessary to get the sound you want.

This is probably still cheaper than a DJ, but it’s definitely more expense involved than originally thought.

The other benefits of an iPod vs a DJ is . . . Well, I really can’t think of any.

Choosing Wedding Songs That Tell Your Love Story

Some will say having an iPod lets you choose the songs you want to hear – you get to create your own playlist. Well, guess what? A professional DJ will play the songs YOU want to hear (and not play what you don’t want to hear).

And, while hearing the songs you’ve chosen, a professional DJ will:

2 thoughts on “iPods vs. DJs

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  2. Jean, you continue to nail your topics. As an officiant, I notice the iPod does not fade out to the bridal processional from the bridal party entrance tunes, thus we wait and some times wait… Then 'here comes the bride' to her chosen music. Then we continue to wait for the music to end so that I have access to the PA system.

    While I do not mind pushing buttons to start, stop, or begin it again for the recessional… it clearly is not in my job descriptive, nor does it allow for a pleasant flow of pace.

    Has anyone thought of how it looks to have your officiant operating as your DeeJay while doing the service? I'm not sure how it looks from the guest seats, but it feels awkward from my position.

    Just saying and agreeing – there is a place for the iPod and a choice for the wedding ceremony might not be it. Though, I know me and I'll continue to push buttons for the couples that ask me too.

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