This is one blog I really want to share. Several years ago someone had the brainstorm idea of publicizing on a DIY format that an iPod was a fabulous replacement for live entertainment whether it be a DJ or a band in order to save some money. As soon as this idea went viral it really changed the course of history for many brides and grooms. Here is the reason why….
Imagine planning a wedding (or should I say the most important day of your life up until if you decide to have children) for a whole year. You’ve picked out your dress, ordered your flowers, picked out the wedding rings, hired your photographer and selected a venue just to name a few items on your to do list. The planning is just about done and one of the last things on your list is to hire your entertainment, which by the way should be one of the very first items on your list.
By that time your wallet is exhausted and there are really no more funds to hire someone to play music and run your wedding day. So you decide, “I know what kind of music my guests like” and you pick out some 100 songs and randomly throw them into a playlist on your iPod that says “Wedding Reception Music”. Then you have one of your wedding party bring that iPod to the reception with there home sound system (ya get where I’m going). You put that person in charge of setting up the speakers and then pressing “play” on the device thinking that is all they’ll need to do but then you realize when you arrive to your celebration that all the planning along with all the money invested in this special day are going out the window because of this one particular element that was not thought out properly and not in place.
Now you are in a panic and all of a sudden you say to your self “ who is going to do all the announcements” like the Grand Entrance or First Dance? Luckily, Uncle Frank who has a charming personality says he can be the Emcee. You scramble together a list of things for him to announce and cross your fingers that between the person pressing play on your iPod and Uncle Frank, the night will go off without a hitch. Unfortunately rarely does it unfold this way.
After the dust has settled most couples who have chosen to do an iPod wedding have so much regret. Mostly because all that they had envisioned did not come to fruition. These couples didn’t realize until after the fact how very important it is to have a professional handling the music, reading the crowd and making those oh so very important announcements. Don’t be fooled by the iPod. They can pull you in so easily but it is ultimately a set up for disaster. This is too important of a day to make a mistake such as this.
By Lisa Capitanelli Kasberg