• A great line that scares Brides away from iPod weddings...

    I tell them that an iPod wedding consists of 3 or 4 of your friends standing around arguing over what song to play next while the dance floor empties. I can feel the blood drain from her face and she drops the idea of an iPod wedding. It works. Hope it works for you.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: A great line that scares Brides away from iPod weddings... started by tonyt44 View original post
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    1. AlbanyAMS's Avatar
      AlbanyAMS -
      Awesome....
    1. shaps's Avatar
      shaps -
      I Like It
    1. evilnss's Avatar
      evilnss -
      Perfect!!!!
    1. DJReflect's Avatar
      DJReflect -
      Just wrote a blog about this very topic.
      pittsburghdj.blogspot.com
      feel free to send your "up in the air on ipod wedding" brides that way for the horror story.
    1. DJReflect's Avatar
      DJReflect -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJReflect View Post
      Just wrote a blog about this very topic.
      pittsburghdj.blogspot.com
      feel free to send your "up in the air on ipod wedding" brides that way for the horror story.
      ACtually took the blog post down. THought it was unfair to post such a terrible review of a good friend's wedding.
    1. motate's Avatar
      motate -
      ACtually took the blog post down. THought it was unfair to post such a terrible review of a good friend's wedding.
      TOO bad. I would have loved reading it. A wedding is a most beautiful ceremony. It's appalling that a bride and groom would THINK of going this route. You may hear what you want but a DJ adds 'class' to your event. Not EVERYONE is a DJ. The majority of DJ's are good at what they do so why think you can 'save money' by having a few friends play Ipod. THEY can't have fun for their doing a job that most people think is a 'piece of cake.' It isn't.
    1. DJReflect's Avatar
      DJReflect -
      TOO bad. I would have loved reading it. A wedding is a most beautiful ceremony. It's appalling that a bride and groom would THINK of going this route. You may hear what you want but a DJ adds 'class' to your event. Not EVERYONE is a DJ. The majority of DJ's are good at what they do so why think you can 'save money' by having a few friends play Ipod. THEY can't have fun for their doing a job that most people think is a 'piece of cake.' It isn't.
      ACtually got permission and reposted...it's the third post at http://pittsburghdj.blogspot.com
      Thanks.
    1. motate's Avatar
      motate -
      TOO bad. I would have loved reading it. A wedding is a most beautiful ceremony. It's appalling that a bride and groom would THINK of going this route. You may hear what you want but a DJ adds 'class' to your event. Not EVERYONE is a DJ. The majority of DJ's are good at what they do so why think you can 'save money' by having a few friends play Ipod. THEY can't have fun for their doing a job that most people think is a 'piece of cake.' It isn't.[/QUOTE]

      ACtually got permission and reposted...it's the third post at pittsburghdj.blogspot.com
      Thanks

      Read the article. I could 'see' a disaster in the making. There's ALWAYS someone who wants to take charge. I cringed as I read about the guest who skipped the slow songs to "KEEP THE PARTY GOING." Slow songs are a MUST for it gives couples a chance to 'slow down' and enjoy each other. I could 'see' people at the bar waiting for a slow song. STICK WITH A DJ. The end result is well worth the cost.
    1. Djdealeyo's Avatar
      Djdealeyo -
      I've been a disc jockey for 20 years and i've never witnesed an ipod wedding. I did this year and it was really disgusted. The couple forgot the cord that goes from the ipod to the speakers. i offered to get there speakers going ,I feel like i saved the day. it's so important to have a dj for a wedding.
    1. bestdj45's Avatar
      bestdj45 -
      That is a great line to tell them. I will remember that one! www.sdmobiledj1.com
    1. danboy's Avatar
      danboy -
      My line - you aren't my target market. See YA!

      OK, not that harsh but if they get through my website they aren't calling me as an alternative to an IPOD. That's how I see it. Guys that are charging under 695 bucks (I charge over double that most gigs) likely deal with it more often. I know it depends on the market but in Detroit Area - that would be an accurate number.

      The IPOD Wedding doesn't remotely scare me. In fact I encourage more of them all the time it only makes more clear what a disaster that can be and why a good dj is so critical. SO I say more IPOD weddings are great for a pro dj's business.
    1. DJ Opus's Avatar
      DJ Opus -
      When you leave a DJ booth open, there are those people in the world that think they are the DJ and will play what they want. I shouldn't have DJ'ed my own wedding, hence, leaving the DJ Booth open.
    1. John Christian's Avatar
      John Christian -
      I-Pod, such a fine little personal listening device.

      Tablets are where it's at now. I have a party mix app on my 7" Andriod that provides playlists, dual decks and an advanced auto mix with almost all my party / reception music on 42 gigs of solid state storage.

      There will always be cheaper ways to do everything. But how prestigious can your reception be when you don't have a talented DJ selecting and mixing.

      I just don't get it, but then it's mine (our) job to persuade someone we are talented and will provide personal service on one of the most important days in their life.

      Speak up I-pod, I can't hear you making the same promises ... lol
    1. littlemike's Avatar
      littlemike -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJReflect View Post
      ACtually got permission and reposted...it's the third post at http://pittsburghdj.blogspot.com
      Thanks.
      Still can't find it!
    1. steve149's Avatar
      steve149 -
      Quote Originally Posted by littlemike View Post
      Still can't find it!
      He posted that in 2010 and the website BLOG only goes back to 2012, so probably out of luck at this point.
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