(Closed) Ceremony music help!

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Should we have the DJ play the ceremony music, or hire a violinist?
    DJ : (6 votes)
    55 %
    Violinist : (5 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    23620 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @kcr526:  I need to qualify that I am a classical pianist myself, and am totally biased towards live acoustic music for your walk down the aisle.  We had my DJ equip our ceremony with a sound system and a mic on Darling Husband and our officiant so that everyone could hear our vows, but that was all he did.  On the side, we hired a string quartet.

    All this being said, I think a DJed ceremony could be great as well – if you are looking to save money, I think that would be a fine option!  But if your heart is telling you violinist, I say go with it. πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I know how you feel!! I was actually going to hire both. One for the ceremony and one for the reception. But when i got to looking into prices i found it would cost $400-$700 to have a violinist play just during the ceremony for 30mins-1 hour. So that killed that dream. I am going to have my DJ play the music during the ceremony but i am still sticking with violins etc. He will play the classical music for the ceremony. Win WIn!

    Post # 5
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @kcr526:  I hired student musicians – 300$ for a string trio for the ceremony, which was WAY better than what I was quoted for professionals. I listened to some of there stuff on you tube and it was fabulous. I had my heart set on live musicians for the ceremony bc I kept having nightmare visions of the ipod music not starting up for my walk down the aisle! Haha that’s just me being neurotic though πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 7
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    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re using our DJ for our ceremony music. . . but we’re also having a pretty non-traditional wedding. I don’t want any instrumental music. I think it’s personal preference!

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