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Why the iPod Is A Horrible Idea for Wedding Reception Music

So you are on a tight wedding budget, and wondering where you can cut a few corners. Unfortunately, many couples have been wrongly advised to skimp on the reception entertainment.
In recent years, there have been several articles about how the technology of the day will allow you to "self-serve" your reception music via the iPod, as opposed to hiring a DJ. While the concept is interesting, and is initially attractive from a purely economic standpoint, there are several aspects of doing this that are unrealistic, inconvenient, inefficient, and cost far more than you think.

Plan Your Wedding in 30 Days

Wedding planning can turn into months of obsessing over endless details, stressful deadlines, family drama and enough to make you want to elope. Your perfect day can be planned in 30 days or less, and we will prove it!

Here's How:

Week 1: Set the date, budget, guest list, and style.

Since the average wedding cost $29,000 in 2012, keep in mind that the larger the guest list, the closer you get to that number. The average wedding guest list is @140 people. 

What style suites your taste? Will you go for the big formal, a dressy cocktail party, or a more laid back party celebration?

Reception Area Configuration

When planning your big day, one of the most important things to get right is the reception venue and its configuration. Over the years, I have seen some great ones, and some awful ones. Many couples, planners, and venues make a great effort in determining the room size and configurations based on the number of anticipated guests, but place lesser emphasis upon guest/event traffic flow, and DJ/dance floor placements. Let's take a look at these sometimes overlooked concerns, and apply two tips to perfect the night.

Wedding Budgets

According to The Knot, Here is the average cost of the wedding in our area. The second image is the national average, and includes a breakdown of itemized expenditures. Old School Entertainment's Cincinnati Wedding Disc Jockeys will help you minimize the cost, and maximize the fun!

Cincinnati DJ and Wedding Costs
Cincinnati Wedding and DJ costs compared to national cost average.

I found someone "Cheaper" Now prepare for Armageddon!

When it comes to vendors for your wedding day, there are many things to consider. One of the top things many couples have to think about is the budget. Typically, vendors in any particular service area are fairly competitive on pricing with similar service options. When it comes to DJ services, there can be some undesirable surprises. 

Every year, we book 3-5 "911 weddings" where the DJ has bailed out of the reception within a week or two of the date. How in the world does this happen?

Top 5 Wedding Planning Mistakes

5. Shopping by Price only: Budgets are important and they will allow you to see which vendors you can afford. The saying ” You get what you pay for” holds true. Experienced vendors in what they offer will cost more than a novice but these vendors are seasoned and will ensure that your wedding is the reality you envisioned. Seek Value! 

4. Not setting a budget: Weddings are emotional and most brides want what they want. However, the wedding is just one day. Bills still have to be paid after the wedding.

Wedding Planning "To Do" List

if you recently became engaged... CONGRATS! Now for the "To Do" list. Follow these steps for a planning experience that is stress free, and culminates in the BEST day of your life!

The First 10 Steps for Wedding Planning:-

1Enjoy Being Engaged
This is an exciting and wonderful time in your life. Soak it all in and ENJOY!

2. Tell Your Parents 
Their support and advice is going to make this go a lot more smoothly.

3. 
Purchase a Journal If You Don't Already Have One
You will want to take notes on ideas and suggestions along the way.