Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2016 - BoBrooke Farm
Hey Bees!!! I am getting married outside under oak trees and would like to have a orchestra or some kind of classical music for te ceremony. However, I do not want that for the reception. I am thinking a band or a DJ. Any horror stories? What did you have: band or DJ? Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
an orchestra will be very expensive. that’s around a minimum of 50 people. and to bring all their instruments outdoors is risky, so you might have to pay even more. if budget isn’t a concern, i think it’d be lovely to have an orchestra though. otherwise, consider a string quartet, trio, or even a duo of maybe harp and violin.
Post # 3
wedecidedonforever: We are doing a violin and harp for the ceremony, pianist for the cocktail hour, and a dj for the reception. I don’t knwo where you are located but a lot of entertainment companies that specialize in weddings have these types of options. If you have a tight budget you can also look into hiring music students for the ceremony.
Post # 4
My daughters went with entertainment companies that provide all kinds of wedding music. I.e. One had a 12-piece band for the reception and the band’s saxophone and keyboard played for the cocktail hour. They would have provided one/some of the band members for the ceremony (we have friends who are musicians), a string quartet, etc., whatever we wanted, but playing outdoors can be iffy, due to the weather.
Post # 5
We had a violin and cello play for the ceremony and had a 3-piece Jazz band for the reception.
Post # 6
We have a bluegrass quartet playing the ceremony and happy hour, and a 10 person funk band for the reception.