Post # 1
I am looking for opinions on a band DJ combo for wedding receptions. Right now I’m thinking band during cocktails, dinner and early dancing, then switch to DJ as the party goes a bit later. Has anyone done something similar for their wedding, or have you been to a wedding like this? Would this work logistically? I realize there will be an additional cost, but I am fortunate to be working with a budget that could allow both. I’m just wondering if this would enhance or hinder the party. I want a kind of retro 1960’s night club theme so I think the big band aspect is very important. I want the guests to get involved (slash rowdy? haha) and I worry that they might need familiar hits to get a fun night going. What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
We are having caremony and reception at the same place. Ceremony will be in the big room where the music will be played by a violin and celo duet. Then guests will move into the study and will roam around the grounds and the mansion while the main room is closed to change the look and arrange tables/chairs. The duet will play in the study at that time and guests will be served euderves and drinks. Once the room re-opens (1.5 hours later) the DJ takes over with music for dinner and then dancing.
Post # 4
yeah, i think that sounds fine.
we had a mariachi at my wedding. they played before/during dinner and then the dj took over.
i like the 60’s nightclub idea. sounds like fun 🙂
Post # 5
@rawrrrrr: One of my friends had both and it was awesome! She started off with the band and switched to a DJ afterward.
Post # 6
Heck yes!! We had a big band play while everyone came in and sat down, a dixie land band play during dinner, the big band played again for the first bit of the reception, then a DJ play the rest of the night and it was great!!
Post # 7
@rawrrrrr: we are having a live band for the first little while after dinner…then doing our own music via laptop or ipod…I think it will be great!
Post # 8
@Lulume: This sounds like the exact kind of set up I want except obviously a big band instead of string duet.
Thanks bees! My parents are very concerned with “nothing being too weird” as they put it so I was hoping I could get a little reassurance that this set up works! Glad to hear it does!!