Post # 1
We are hoping to keep our wedding smallish, 60-70 people. I always thought I’d have a band play, but we’re wondering if hiring a band would be worth it for that many people? Considering there will only be a certain percentage of people who will dance..
Anyone else had or are planning a similar sized reception and a hiring a band?
Post # 3
I’ve read that a full-on band would be overwhelming for a small wedding BUT I also read that a small emsemble can work. I was just browsing yahoo answers earlier when I saw that, I was looking up cocktail party ideas.
Post # 4
Yea ok, so like a 3 or 4 piece? That makes sense. It’s just hard to make a guess on whether we would get the value from a band when an iPod might suffice. I suppose there’s always issues with those too..
Post # 5
We had 75 and a full 5 piece party band And it was awesome!!!!
Post # 6
We’re having 70-80 guests and we’re having a 5-piece ceilidh band! I’d say, no wedding is too small for live music but do keep in mind the acoustics of your venue – if you have a smaller room then the volume may be overwhelming.
Post # 7
I think that sounds awesome! I love the idea of a smaller wedding and a private show! What type of band were you considering? And how much is going going rate if you don’t mind me asking?
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I agree, no wedding is too small for live music – if you have room in your budget for a band, I would hire them and not look back – live music is always, always fun!!
Post # 9
I think it really depends on what type of music, and what type of instruments are being played. If it’s a swing or salsa band with trumpet/trombone/sax or a rock band with elec. guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, that might be overwhelming for a group that size. But if it’s a gypsy swing band or a charanga, you can get the same/similar type of music at a more reasonable volume. (Gypsy swing bands usually rely on fingerstyle guitar, violin, and clarinet instead of brass; a charanga is a Latin band that uses violin and flute instead of trumpet/trombone/sax for the lead parts). A folk, trad, or ceilidh band also works great with a group that size! I think if you go for a more acoustic sound, you’ll be fine.
Post # 10
Thanks guys – I think we’ll go for it!
@Lily_of_the_valley: we’ll be hiring a good ol cover band I think. 3-5 piece doing pop/rock etc. Not sure about price at this stage as I was waiting untill we had made a decision to start asking for quotes.
Post # 11
We are expecting about 75 guests and having a pop/rock cover band. It’ll also be an afternoon garden setting. But it’s going to be so fun!!! And the price was surprisingly reasonable!!!!
oh and we are having a food truck 🙂