(Closed) Two Bands Logistics Question

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Could you have the band set up in different areas of your reception venue?

Either leave an area open, or clear it early enough that the 2nd band could be setting up while the 1st band is still playing?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

By different locations- I meant difference areas of the same hall/room (ie one at the front/one at the back, one in the front/one on the side).  As long as the set up/take down of either wouldn’t be totally disruptive.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If I were you, I wouldn’t switch bands. Do you have to hire a "swing" band? The band I’m getting does all genres …. even swing, which I also like. Why are you switching bands? I don’t get it.

It will not be smooth.

Post # 7
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596 posts
Busy bee

Right before or right after the first band’s last song, have someone make an announcement about the next band coming on so that guests know that it’s not the end and there’s more to come.

Post # 8
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

You could maybe have another "event"…A group photo? A desert shindig? I am not really sure, but a way to distract the guest for the time required for the bands to change?  A grooms cake?

I like Rosy’s idea too, but I am afraid people may get distracted by another band setting up, especially if they sitting close to the area.  Does your room have dividers?  That could help.

Good Luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would plan something during that time– cake or a group photo as Space suggested. Or, see if you can hook up an iPod to speakers for the 20 or 30 minute switch over, to keep the music (and the party) going.

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