Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married in 10 months. We are planning to have a cocktail hour from 6 – 7 for our guests before the dinner. I’d like to have some light music for that time to spice up the visiting amongst our friends and family. I’m not sure where to start. If we should go live music or recorded…jazz or classical…harp or violin…does anyone have any advice?
It is a pretty classic wedding – 150ish ppl…
Post # 3
@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
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
We hired a jazz quartet to play our cocktail hour and it was awesome.
Post # 6
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
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)