I really, really do not want to have a DJ. We're kind of going for more of a party feel than a wedding feel -- so I won't really be requiring anyone to make any announcements or anything like that. I have a friend who has a professional sound system which he has offered to lend us - something we could set up and then hook up to an ipod. I'd really like to do things this way, but my venue keeps telling me that they "strongly recommend" a DJ. I just don't want to spend $1500 on a dude to sit there and press the play button on a list of songs that I've given him in the first place! (Our music tastes aren't that eclectic, but far from standard DJ fare.) We went to a wedding once where the couple used an ipod, and it was absolutely fine, but now the venue has me scared. Has anyone else used an ipod and professional speakers for their music before? Pros, cons? Thanks for the help!