That's what we did for our wedding 3 weeks ago. Actually, I had my laptop plugged in, since I had to go to a conference on the way to the wedding (long story) and that just made it trivial. iTunes rules! A buddy (former DJ & music industry wiz) pushed play and stop at appropriate times. Everyone had a great time, loved the music, and there was no annoying DJ trying to steal the show. Total cost? < $300.
We're pretty much doing that.... we will bring a laptop and mix CD's just in case. Our DJ is a good friend of ours and we want him to have a good time, not just spend the day spinning for us. It's a great idea! You do need an announcer so that people know when the cake is being cut (and subsequently that they will be getting some delicious cake soon), but with current technology why rely on human error with the music? Of course, it makes guest requests more difficult, but then what if your guests want the Macerena? "I don't have it loaded" is a fantastic excuse!
As for Heroes, no you can't really dance to it, but it makes a FABulous entrance song!
Okay, now that I've actually read the list, I'm placing my bet on the "hip" card, seeing as I don't think the editors have actually listened to half of this. I mean, Jane Says? It's about a crackwhore...... and Close to Me is a bad-moment-in-a-relationship song, much better suited for a smokey bar with a frown and a cigarette (though Lovesong is great, as would be This Twilight Garden if you can find it). And for goodness sake..... My Perogative? That's going directly on my DNP list!
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