- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
We are having an outdoor, Summer wedding. Right now we have put a non-refundable deposit on a 2 violin/cello trio. I was initially excited about having live musicians because I was afraid recorded music wouldn’t flow / transition smoothly, especially if we chose songs too long in length.
I am now second guessing using them because I am not sure it really fits the more casual tone we envision for our wedding. The alternative would be for us to lose our non-refundable deposit (it wasn’t a lot, but the principle) and extended the services of our reception dj to include a set up for the ceremony site as well.
Looking for advice on what I should do. Also, anyone who has used recorded music, or been to a wedding with reorded music, were the transitions smooth, or were the ends of the songs cut off abruptly?
I guess I’m just at a loss for which way to go.
Pros of keeping live music: 1) wouldn’t be wasting the deposit money (not a big issue, but I am trying to be practical) 2) no worries about technical glitches or song length
Cons of keeping live music: 1) overall, with tent/shade I have to get for them, will ultimately be 2 or 3 times more than using dj 2) song choices mainly limited to classical / traditional choices
What should I do?
Any advice / personal experience is welcome and will help me make up my mind. Thanks!