Ipods & Ipads are awesome! They are one of the greatest inventions ever created. The ability to take thousands of songs and put them into your pocket was a revolutionary idea. Lot's of Brides and Groom's ask me about ways to save money. Sometimes they ask why should I hire a DJ when I can use an Ipod and create my own playlist for a quarter of the price. Here are some of the reasons why Ipod weddings are usually awful and disastrous ideas. Relying on your own judgement to choose music for hundreds of people may seem like a great idea but it doesn't always turn out the way you plan. DJ's are experts at reading crowds. A great wedding DJ knows what to play and what to say if a dance floor just isn't moving. Your Ipod might also only cater to you and your ears. You want to make everyone happy, even those distant cousins which you didn't expect to attend. Sound equipment setup can be tricky. The last hiccup you want on your big day is to have a blown speaker, a shorted wire, or burnt fuse. A professional DJ deals with these issues and is trained how to fix them before something detrimental happens. Ipod weddings may sound like a great idea but be warned can be detrimental to a wedding.