(Closed) brides who aren’t have a DJ run ceremony music, what are you doing instead?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee

We’re going to try to use an ipod on an ipod dock, or a laptop with speakers attached.  We’re going to test out both ahead of time…. Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ipod attached to the speaker we are renting.  We will have a “pre-cemenony” playlist, a “grooms and parents” playlist, a “BM playlist”, the brides song, and the recession song.  Our DOC will be in control of the ipod on the day of.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ames12708:  We are having a jazz trio play during ceremony and cocktail hour. We also arranged a violinist but doesn’t look like that isworking out. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ames12708:  We are having a jazz trio play during ceremony and cocktail hour. We also arranged a violinist but doesn’t look like that isworking out. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our venue had a soundsystem, so we hooked an ipod in to that.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

We’re doing a backyard reception, and we plan on setting up speakers and attaching an ipod then asking one of our friends or family members to keep an eye on it. I’ve been creating a playlist for a while now and will make single, separate lists for the other songs. Fiance has an ipod he doesn’t use, so it’s going to be the designated “wedding ipod” and only have music loaded onto it that we want played ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have a pianist, who also happens to be a very good vocalist as well. Killed 2 birds with one stone on that one. Music wasn’t in our budget either, thankfully his fee was only a $50 honorarium to the church.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

For our reception we’re having a 5 piece “big band era” jazz band.  

For the ceremony, we’ll have a string quartet and for cocktails/dinner music, a jazz trio.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a string quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a band and their keyboardist is doing piano for our ceremony and cocktail hour.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Do you have any musician friends who would be willing to help you out for free, or cheap?  At a friend’s wedding, they had a friend play acoustic guitar, not just instrumental he sang as well (Jason Mraz!).  It was quite nice.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My fiance is the leader/keyboard player of his wedding band, so we are going to have the band play.  He wanted to play for a long time, but I said it’s our wedding day and I would like him to be by my side.  I am allowing hime to play for 15 minutes or so.  I think he wants me to play the keyboard since that’s what he plays. I hope he doesn’t make me sing, because I am so shy.  I am really excited about the music because we will play our favorite 80s and 90s RnB music, like Michael Jackson, some Whitney to pay tribute, New Editions, Songs written by Babyface, and definitely some Hip Hop like Digital Underground, A Tribe Called Quest, etc.

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