CD player for music at ceremony?
Has anyone skipped live music for the ceremony and used a CD player? If so, where there any hiccups or horror stories?
My fiancé and I decided to spend our entire music budget on a live band for the reception. So it appears that our only option is to use a CD player instead of live musicians for the ceremony. My ceremony and reception are at two different locations, so the band will be setting up for the reception during the ceremony and won’t be available earlier. The event coordinator at my ceremony venue just told me that she’ll be busy cueing the wedding party to walk (she does not have an assistant), so she thinks it would be better if a family member or friend handles the music for us. I am not paying for the event coordinator, so her response wasn’t a surprise to me.
I feel bad asking a guest to handle the music when they should be sitting with everyone else and watching us walk down the aisle. The wedding party has to walk down a staircase in order to get to the aisle (outdoor wedding), so whoever mans the CD player will have to walk down the staircase after the ceremony begins and will have to discreetly exit the ceremony early to get to the CD player in time for the recessional. This means they will have to sit in the back, where the view may not be as good. I feel bad making someone responsible for this, and to be honest, I’m worried it could go horribly wrong.
Am I worrying too much about this? If I pick someone willing and responsible, who would attend the rehearsal, I should be fine right?