(Closed) How Many Hours Did You/Are You Having the Band For?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re having our band (a local 19 pc big band) for 4 hours including 3 15 minute set breaks. However, we are expecting dancing and that does not include dinner and our band had a flat rate up to 4 hours.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had ours for 4 hours. People danced the ENTIRE time.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

double post.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m having a DJ and he’s coming for 4 hours. I want it to be longer, but I’m not paying for the extra hour. Plus, it will be nice to leave the venue earlier and have fun time with my hubby! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our DJ will play guitar with another guy for cocktail hour, then DJ a 4 hr dinner reception. 

I’m not sure from your wording what kind of reception you are referring to, and if the ipod is in addition to a band or in place of?

If you do book something, be sure to get from them when and how long their breaks are and if they play background music during breaks and their dinner or not. 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our band is playing for 4 hours during the reception.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@caligurl:

Your wedding sounds a lot like ours!  Same amount of guests and same time line.  We are trying to hire a duo that will take us from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and then for our sit down reception.  We will only have a little slow dancing and that is about it.  We are just having a hard time with how much money we should be spending on the music.

Good Luck!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are having a DJ and he only works a minimum of a 5 hour set so we are doing that (8pm to 1am)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Bumping..I’m curious as to what you guys will do. We’re having a small wedding too. 🙂

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