If video killed the radio star, will the iPod take out the DJ?
Not quite, but if wedding planning message boards are any indication, more and more people are considering the cheap and convenient alternative to hired entertainment at weddings and other events.
Adam Love and his wife, Jennifer, were looking at trying to keep their costs down and their ceremony intimate when they decided to use an iPod for their reception in 2005. They created a five-hour playlist and found that the celebration turned more into a social affair than a dance party -- just the way they liked it.
"We had a lot of folks from out of town and there were those I went to college with, so it was more about getting together to talk and get reacquainted rather than highlighting a band or DJ," said Adam Love, who now lives in Berkeley, Calif. "If the music isn't something you expect to be the centerpiece of the wedding, it's just an easy, less expensive way to handle (your event)."