Post # 1
So my FSIL’s brother-in-law has a TX band in Austin. She called us today to see if we would want his band to play at the Rehearsal Dinner. She said it would be her and her husband’s wedding gift to us. They are talking about just two of the band members doing an accoustic deal.
Our Rehearsal Dinner venue is at a vineyard in the Hill Country. I’m thinking I could set them up under one of the large Oak trees or under the covered patio.
Is this strange to have a band at the RD? Have any of you seen this done?
Also, since it is a destination wedding would you invite out of town guests to join us after dinner for wine and music? We have the venue till 11:00pm.
Post # 3
As a pro live entertainerer I do plenty of rehearsal dinner’s The clincher is are they any good and is what they do apprpriate? If you want good msic, pay for it unless they are spectacular. “My friend has a band”: does not mean “my friend’s bands is amazing and knows what they’re doign when it comes to weedings. Also when you’ve planned music at your event get a contratc even if it’s a gift. Favors tend to suddenly dematerialize if they’re done for free and that’s when friendships get destroyed. so i say opt for a pro first but, fi you want to take the gift do it wisely. audition them and have some say on their content. there’s nothing wrong with saying “i appreciate the gift but, it’s not what we’re looking for or I don’t want to mix business and friendhsip”.
Post # 4
We plan to check out the band before we except. I’m just more curious about where would you set them up and when do they start to play. Also would you open the door to other wedding guests to come listen to music after we finish dinner?