(Closed) Advice on live music for your wedding? Ask me!

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

What’s the deal with the song request etiquette? Does that come down to time to practice? I’ve spoken with my band about performing our first dance song in July.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Great thread! 

Wondering if / what to do/ offer the band during wedding… they are playing cocktails 5-5:45pm (3 piece), then not full set till after dinner around 9 with the remaining 5 members joining. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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tomkitty :  That’s absolutely what I was asking, thank you!! 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Hi, we are having a band at our reception. The coordinator asked if they should be allowed to drink from the open bar. I wasn’t sure how to respond – My first thought was that most people do not drink on the job and since this is a paid gig, it shouldn’t be an exception. Interested to know your perspective. Thank you.ย 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Great thread! Random question. How do you select a good band from thousands of miles away?  My brother had a band and it was the best band I’ve ever heard. My friend had one and they were terrible. My parents apparently had a band in the 70’s that only knew how to play New York, New York (in Boston) and played it 4x (obviously this was just a mistake on their part, and I hope I couldn’t hire someone that bad, but I laugh when I think about it!) 

We want a live band for sure, but our wedding will be in Boston where my family is, but we’re so far from there now. We haven’t even picked a date yet or a venue so I have plenty of time (aka years). I’ve been Googling playlists but I just can’t tell if they’ll be entertaining the entire night. We won’t be all crazy with song selection, just hoping the band will be able to read the crowd. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

This is great! Thank you so much. We luckily have a LOT of time, mostly because we’re both really lazy and are saving up. I’ll definitely remember this thread when the time comes!

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