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I am a Professional Wedding Disc Jockey (DJ) in a state that I can not reveal.
My goal is to create a Wedding Music Blog to help share ideas with future Bride and Grooms. I am also here to share Wedding Reception ideas with you that work and have also failed during our career. 
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

IPOD Weddings - you get what you don't pay for...

As you may know there has been alot of talk online within the Bridal forums about using an IPOD for a Wedding reception or even the Ceremony. In all honesty, being in the DJ industry, I feel no threat to my business because it is only a matter of time that those couples who try this will be passing the word around that if they had a chance to do it again, they would have hired a DJ.

You need to look at it this way, you spend thousands of dollars on food, the venue, the photographer, flowers, etc. etc. - why would you want to go cheap on music entertainment. Keep in mind that a DJ has done weddings for many years and knows alot about the timing of the music, the proper announcements at the right time, music volume, music selection, professional sound system, wiring, backup sound system and much more. Also, there is alot of coordination that goes on with the other vendors in which your DJ will work with throughout your wedding day. Some couples feel that DJ's just play music but all in all, there is much more involved that helps keep the flow of the timeline that you have both planned running smooth.

If you have ever heard of a Bride/Groom that had an IPOD wedding with success, there is one of two reasons why it went well.

A. They are fibbing and all in all, it didn't really go that well. Although, going well versus an exciting event are on two different sides of the spectrum.

B. One in a million chances.

I remember reading a post/article from Peter Merry, a professional Wedding Disc Jockey in California and also the previous President of the American DJ association. He wrote a story that I will find online and ask him if I can post but there was a section that said and not in these exact words but, "Imagine a beautiful tent at a wedding. The beautiful candles, the white linens, excellent weather, etc. etc. but right in the middle of the tent dancefloor, there is one pole that is holding up the tent. This pole has surfing stickers all stuck to it. Clearly this does not match your event and what you have worked so hard to plan with everything else you have spent so much money on. This pole is your entertainment in which you went cheap.......... for my article, the cheap would be your IPOD entertainment, clearly will tell you guests that you just didn't take it all the way to where it needs to be.

I know that if you are a future Bride or Groom reading this post that you may be saying, no this is going to work for me and blah blah blah but I am telling you not to protect my industry but to protect your wedding that in all honesty, all the things that I have seen over my 18 years of experience that there is just no substitution for a professional DJ. If you are still going with an IPOD, that is fine, just promise me to visit our blog when your wedding is over so you can tell other Bride and Grooms to read this article and don't go with an IPOD for their wedding.

Have a great Wedding day and thank you for visiting our blog. Please be sure to ask us any question by emailing us directly above this page OR to post a comment below each article, we answer every question!

DJ Dave




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