Post # 1
I’ve heard mixed opinions on this…
is it customary to have music at the cocktail hour? Ours is in a seperate location (inside) than the reception (outside), so we’re thinking we might save some money by not having a 3rd sound system at the cocktail hour…
Did/will YOU be having music at cocktail hour?
Post # 3
yes. we made our own CD for the DJ to play. It’s a little peppier than dinner music.
Post # 4
We had our ceremony musicians play during cocktail hour and people loved it!
Post # 5
I’m still going to wait and see if our DJ gives us a lower quote for not having cocktail hour music.
The quote currently sits at $950 for ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour….
If I can get that down to $850, I will forego cocktail hour music to save $100. Seriously. LOL.
Post # 6
Wondering about this, too. I think we might just put together a playlist on an ipod and use that during cocktail hr. Depends on DJ price.
Post # 7
We’re having a jazz trio play at ours, but it was at a discount since the members are coming from out 9 piece band that is playing at the reception…
Post # 8
Well, we’re not doing music for the first half, but the second half of cocktail hour we have a bellydancer coming (FMIL is Turkish so we thought it’d be a fun surprise) so I voted yes. I personally don’t think background music is necessary, people will be talking and drinking and it will largely go unnoticed..I don’t recall ever hearing (whether it happened and I didn’t notice or it just didn’t happen) music during a wedding cocktail hour before, so if you can’t afford it or don’t want the hassle, I wouldn’t sweat it 🙂
Post # 9
Yes – we did.
Every cocktail hour I’ve attended has had music too.
Post # 10
I vote yes… It gives ppl something to dance too a little as you and the wedding party take your pictures
Post # 11
We are, I mean it isn’t going to be like fist pumping tunes, just some subtle background noise