Post # 1
I know the typical wedding (Or at least ones I have been to) play jazz kind of music for the cocktail hour. Our DJ made a comment about how he thought it would be really cool to have alternative music played. I love the idea but I am unsure of what to have played. I was thinking Smashing Pumpkins because I love them … but I am uncertain on what else. Is this too weird? Opinions and suggestions?
Post # 3
I think unusual is fine – as long as it’s not too loud/aggressive LOL
We made a CD for our cocktail hour. We have everything from Michael Buble to Real McCoy to Swing Out Sister to Dream Academy
Post # 4
Yea there is a lot of alternative music I like but I keep ‘X’ing out a lot of songs based on inappropriate lyrics and loud pitched points in the song. I am going to keep working at it though to see if it is possible. Suggestions are VERY welcome!
Post # 6
I mentioned to our DJ that DH and I have varying tastes in music, and that he likes alternative music. She suggested having it play during dinner (more low-key stuff, nothing too pumped up) and I think it worked out very well. He got to hear some of his fave bands while we ate and I got all the fun ‘party’ music during the dancing time.
Post # 7
We are planning on using a mix of Irish/Celtic music (some songs, some tunes, in other words some lyrics and some just instrumental) because it’s upbeat, joyful, generally not offensive to people – and we love fiddles and flutes!
Post # 8
We’re going to do our cocktail hour, and some of the dancing, this way as well. We’re playing songs we love, that our friends will love. Nothing too crazy, but good non-radio jams. Go for it!
Post # 9
this is what were doing!
playing all the songs we love but can’t dance to during cocktail hour (a lot of alternative and classic rock)
then during dinner we’ll get swanky
and dancing will be a mix of dancable classic rock, motown and (very carefully selected) top 40
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
DH *loves* Indie Rock/alternative, so our compromise was to play a lot of it during cocktail hour and dinner, that way dance time was songs people knew.
Post # 11
Those of you who did or are doing something similar, are there any favorite songs you have or did pick for this?
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Sounds like a great idea to me. We mostly played lighter alternative and BritPop during our dinner, and we got lots of compliments on the music, stuff like softer Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, et al. and Coldplay, Radiohead, Travis, et al.
Post # 13
I think we are doing a steel drum band for cocktail hour. Who isn’t in a good mood when they hear that?