Post # 1
I am having an outdoor ceremony and I have no idea what to do about music. I am on a budget so I didnt no if (1) it would be better to have a dj play music for the ceremony and reception (2) just use the dj for the reception and try to find the money to hire a live celloist and violinist for the ceremony or (3) Just have live music (celloist and violinist) at the ceremony and reception (without dancing). Do you think that the money would be worth it to have both?
Post # 3
live musicians cost a lot of money. while i think they’re awesome and i would prefer to have live, i think a dj would be better for the budget. unless you can find someone to do it on the cheap.
Post # 4
I’m in the same boat…my ceremony is outdoors and my reception is indoors. I’m having a dj for the reception, but I’m not sure what to do about the ceremony. Do you have any musically-inclined friends? I’m thinking of having my friend’s bf play guitar.
Post # 5
you can check with music conservatories and schools in your area to see if you can find a student (or students) to play at your ceremony. i remember in high school being continually farmed out to couples looking for affordable music on their wedding day.
also, is your ceremony/reception going to take place in the same area? i’m not sure how dj’s move from place to place–i feel like they have a lot to set up and generally set up in one place and stay put. i could be very wrong about this, though.
Post # 6
My ceremony and reception will be in the same place. I am in college still so I might ask around at my school to see if there is a celloist and violinist I might could hire. Does anyone know how much live music usually costs?