Band vs ipod DIY DJ

Hey everyone,
Okay so obviously I got stuck for Christmas so have lots of time to pw.com! Anyhow all the bands I contacted said they can only perform for two to three hours, which makes sense because they're some lovely elderly jazz players and well, people get tired! But if we have a reception late into the night should I:

1. Jazz band for ceremony/cocktails, ipod DIY DJ Dinner and Drinks (no dancing, my FI refuses and I'm not too keen to relive my college days)
2. Soloist ceremony, then Jazz band as along as they can for cocktails and dinner and then switch to DIY ipod DJ
3. Soloist for ceremony/cocktails, Jazz band for dinner/drinks, DIY ipod when they're finished
4. Soloist for ceremony/cocktails, DIY ipod for dinner, Jazz band for post dinner drinks (i.e. start playing as people are finishing their meal)
Posted on December 24, 2007 at 9:48 am
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Posted on December 26, 2007 at 6:14 am
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We are considering our awesome DJ friend to do our wedding, but I am a bit concerned about his wedding emcee skills. This is a HUGE draw to having a DJ IMO. They are really responsible for guiding the night through it's phases. They are also able switch up the music if what was planned isn't getting the party going. It's hard to depend on a partygoer to keep the night's schedule going. This is especially important for the venues with time limits.
Posted on December 26, 2007 at 6:26 am
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We're going the iPod route. We're having such a small wedding that we decided live musicians would detract from the intimacy - plus it's a great $-saver!
Posted on December 30, 2007 at 7:57 am
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Adding to my original question, how are you logistically directing the evening when you use an ipod? Or rather how are you differentiating between different parts of the evening?
Posted on January 1, 2008 at 5:14 am
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Really simple - we just have three different playlists, one for Cocktails (jazzy), one for Dinner (quieter), and one for After Dinner (rockin'). I also have a fourth list (Goodnight) for when things are winding down that we may or may not use, depending on the mood. We're not having dancing, although our After Dinner playlist would actually work pretty well if we were. I spent hours honing these playlists - including picking songs that are truly about love, hope, and happiness. [Sidenote: I've noticed that some songs that are often used at wedding are actually about the opposite ("Unchained Melody" being the perfect example of this, as it is about unrequited love) - not that anyone cares, but I'm anal that way!]
Posted on January 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm
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Out of your choices, I like #3 the best.
Posted on January 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm
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We also thought of doing a ipod wedding,but after trying to figure out how we would play and stop it. We gave up and hired our DJ. We just want to enjoy the night and not have to worry about it.#3 Is the best
Posted on January 6, 2008 at 5:09 pm

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