Post # 1
Should the DJ play music while people eat? I was thinking of asking him to play music from the 20’s. It’s not music we’ll dance do, but it’s nice to have in the background. Plus I think it’ll go with our theme.
Our wedding “theme” (I use that term loosely) is a robot/steampunk garden. Sort of a post apocalyptic feel (wildflowers everywhere, rusty bronze/gold deocrations, etc). We’re big fans of the Bioshock series videogames, which is where we got the idea for our decor and came up with our theme.
The music we’ll dance to will be modern 70s/80s/90s/today stuff… but I was just wondering if the roaring 20’s would be good music to eat to 🙂
Post # 3
soft background music is needed. can you imagine eating in silence? even restaurants have music playing.
i think 20’s music could be cool, and different from your other music. just make sure it’s JUST in the background.
Post # 4
I definitely think there should be background music. Just make sure its background music. I have been to weddings where I can even hear myself think let alone enjoy my dinner because the DJ was BLARING music during dinner.
Post # 5
@LadyMoriarty: Yup, that’s what I’m doing. I’ll ask the DJ to play the music softly so the guests can still talk to each other without shouting.
Post # 6
Ours played music but as PP noted, it’s more background “easy listening” kind of music than anything else. Even in a restaurant, there’s usually some kind of background music setting the tone. I think the 20s would be fine, but definitely check the volume so it’s not too loud. I would also pick songs with slower tempos since poeple are eating, not dancing.
Post # 7
@LadyMoriarty: I agree with the other bees that you should have light background music so everyone can talk and enjoy dinner conversation 🙂
Maybe play music from the Cure? I think that would fit in nicely with your theme
Post # 8
Yes, most definitely. We had a conversation at length about what music to play during dinner.
Post # 9
Absolutely. It’s usually not dancing music anyway. A good DJ knows what he’s doing.