There’s an App for That!

There’s going to be a bunch of people handling our wedding-day music.

I tapped MOH Michelle’s boyfriend Isaac to hit play for our processional and recessional music in exchange for agreeing to play “Monster Mash” during the dancing, and we’ve lined Mr. Dragon’s buddy Darren up to announce us for dinner, so I think I’m going to ask him to push play on the cocktail music too. After that, Mr. Dragon has assured me that he can handle hitting play on the dance list, then we can split iPod duty while I throw my bouquet and he throws the garter—and then we just have to hit play one more time!

Mr. Dragon just bought a new iPhone, which means we have an old iPod that can run as a dedicated wedding machine (though I plan on loading the music to my phone and burning a disc or two just in case).

I’ve been idly thinking about how it’s all going to work, with so many people having to get the timing right, know what songs are what, and not blast the wrong song or pause something halfway through. So, a million thank yous to hive member Laitka, who shared an app that her FI found!

The answer to my anxiety is My WeddingDJ.

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(screenshots from the App Store)

Basically, every portion of the typical wedding is built into the program—processionals, dinner, cocktail hour, traditional songs, and so on. You can load either a playlist or an individual song into each category, which then lays itself out in order, like you see above.

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If you click into each individual section, all you have to do is slide to start the song. It’ll give you a little countdown to when the next thing is coming up, and you can set individual sections to come to a full stop after the song (like, for instance, after the bride’s processional).

You can slide the song to stop it if you’re finished with it, which is great for walking down the aisle, and it’ll automatically fade out. If you hit pause, it will also fade, which is going to work out nicely during speeches—we just have to tell our talkers to hit pause before they take the mic, then hit play again after!

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One of the windows has reminders to put your phone on mute and airplane mode, and plug it in, so you don’t hear embarrassing ringtones or emails coming through”¦or worse yet, end up with a dead iPod in the middle of your first dance.

You can also take requests, which means guests can basically scroll through your available music and add it. I think I’m sticking with my original plan of locking the iPod after hitting play on every playlist, though, aside from during speeches—I’ve been carefully crafting our music and I’d like to keep it carefully crafted!

Finding this app was such a relief. Mr. Dragon and Dad Dragon seem to have sorted out the technological/electronic aspect of microphones and speakers and cables, so all that’s left to do is finish our playlists in the next week or so.

Did you have an iPod wedding? Any tips or tricks to share?

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Mrs. Dragon

Location:
Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 6:40 am

    O.M.G I wish I had known about this for my wedding!! We used my laptop for the reception music, but an iPod for the ceremony, and having that auto-fade thing would have been GREAT. My poor cousin had to manually fade the volume with her finger on the volume button on each song, and as such we had a lot of jerky, too-quick fades, haha. This app sounds like a dream come true!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 6:41 am

    Sounds like a great app!

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    Sa0306 122 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:48 am

    That was a great idea.

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 6:50 am

    @Mrs. Wizard: I’m hoping it’ll make things foolproof!
    @Miss Fairy: I’m so happy I found it!
    @Sa0306: It really was!

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    HeyKaraoke, Guest @ 7:14 am

    Now I wish I had an iPhone. This app is amazing!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:45 am

    This sounds perfect for a self Dj-ed wedding!

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    cfalon 9 posts, Newbee @ 7:54 am

    We’re having an iPod reception as well, and I was thinking of using that app too. Will you tell us how it goes in your re-caps?

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 8:10 am

    @cfalon: Absolutely!!

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    RoseTylerWannabee 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:23 am

    I have that app, and we’ll be using it too!!it’s awesome!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:30 am

    This is so cool! I’m going to share this with some newly engaged friends on mine…

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:34 am

    This is way to cool and useful, I’m wondering if I can find something alike for my android.

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 8:49 am

    @Miss Toadstool: I bet there’s some kind of equivalent!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 am

    This is AWESOME and has to be such a relief!

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    coyote 1537 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:09 pm

    Wow, what an AWESOME app! There is seriously an app for everything. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:13 pm

    What an awesome app for brides who DIY DJ!

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