(Closed) Music Selection for Cocktail Hour

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which genre of music is best for cocktail hour?
    Jazz/Alternative : (18 votes)
    78 %
    Alternative/Electro Mix : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Electro Lounge : (0 votes)
    Light Country : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I always liked upbeat, classic standards (which I guess would fall under Jazz/Alternative?)–Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. etc. because they’re generally agreeable to everyone, young and old, and they’re sort of happy and swingy, without being too much.

    You can mix in contemporary music too, though–eclecticism never hurts!

    Post # 4
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am a big country gal. and my Fiance is a big singer songwriter/acoustic/rock guy we are doing a mix od both. mellow songs of course 

    Post # 6
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did classic “lounge”/rat pack music. Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. Quite a few of our guests came up to us and asked who picked out the music because they liked it.

    Post # 7
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the idea of jazz with cocktails

    Post # 8
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I also think classic would be best. People know it but it’s not intrusive. 

    Post # 9
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Jazz for cocktail hour is pretty popular. It’s great background music to allow your guests to mingle and chat, yet still have a bit of familiarity that makes people feel comfortable.

    Post # 10
    4663 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Jazz all the way! It’s fun, light, unobtrusive.

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