August 19, 2005 by Colin
Watch out Dan Band – really cheap techno geeks have figured out that the average poor wedding singer or “cousin who knows how to spin the wheels of steel” can be replaced by an iPod and a half-decent playlist.
JOHN: Pete Bosniak and his wife Eden tied the knot two years ago in Philadelphia. Using iPod playlists, they had total control over their reception. Their first dance was to Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet.” Bosniak wasn’t sure that a wedding deejay would have it.
Mr. BOSNIAK: They probably just had the newer stuff from the ’80s, like “I Just Called To Say I Love You” and stuff like that, which–you know, nothing against Stevie, but most artists in the ’80s just kind of decided to suck. Your stereotypical wedding deejay is just going to play the wedding hits that aren’t necessarily the music that we like.
Metafilter’s got a bit of a discussion of how to do it.
And here’s a questionable commentary from an actual wedding dj:
“After they danced, I played the usual wedding fare that the bride HAD to hear … “Celebration”, “We Are Family”, “Strokin”, “Come On Ride The Train” … usual stuff that rednecks have to hear.”