Cocktail Hour Music – What should I do?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
6951 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@emma34:  We’re using the time to have musicians in our circle perform. I have a pianist who is a “youtube celebrity” (lol), so he’s playing some lighter “adult contemporary” stuff. He’ll be joined part of the time with a cousin who plays violin and probably a couple other cousins who play more Latin Jazz. 

I think it just depends on what you like. I’d go with jazz or something that tempo– classical is a little too formal for a cocktail hour I think, unless you are doing a whole black-tie affair for very fancy people. 

Post # 4
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Our DJ also does acoustic music so we are having him play during cocktail hour. I love the live music and gives our guests something a little different.

Post # 5
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We hired a jazz quartet to play our cocktail hour and it was awesome.

Post # 6
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had a harpist perform during our ceremony, and had her continue through our cocktail hour 🙂  And then had a jazz band play during the reception.  It was a morning ceremony/brunch reception 🙂

Post # 7
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We also had a harpist play at the ceremony and through to the cocktail hour (until a dance lesson for guests which was pre-recorded rock’n’roll music) and then a rock’n’roll band after dinner. Cocktail hour is so short that I don’t see the point hiring a separate performer, I’d either extend another band/muso you already have or use recorded music (maybe some Ella Fitzgerald etc if you want to keep it classic)

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