(Closed) Cocktail Hour Music – 'Alternative' Music?

posted 6 years ago in Music
  • poll: Is having alternative music during a cocktail hour a bit much?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    20 %
    No : (16 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    5073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think unusual is fine – as long as it’s not too loud/aggressive LOL

    We made a CD for our cocktail hour.  We have everything from Michael Buble to Real McCoy to Swing Out Sister to Dream Academy

    Post # 6
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I mentioned to our DJ that Darling Husband and I have varying tastes in music, and that he likes alternative music.  She suggested having it play during dinner (more low-key stuff, nothing too pumped up) and I think it worked out very well.  He got to hear some of his fave bands while we ate and I got all the fun ‘party’ music during the dancing time.

    Post # 7
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    We are planning on using a mix of Irish/Celtic music (some songs, some tunes, in other words some lyrics and some just instrumental) because it’s upbeat, joyful, generally not offensive to people – and we love fiddles and flutes!

    Post # 8
    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re going to do our cocktail hour, and some of the dancing, this way as well. We’re playing songs we love, that our friends will love. Nothing too crazy, but good non-radio jams. Go for it! 

    Post # 9
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    this is what were doing!

    playing all the songs we love but can’t dance to during cocktail hour (a lot of alternative and classic rock)

    then during dinner we’ll get swanky

    and dancing will be a mix of dancable classic rock, motown and (very carefully selected) top 40

    Post # 10
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Darling Husband *loves* Indie Rock/alternative, so our compromise was to play a lot of it during cocktail hour and dinner, that way dance time was songs people knew.

    Post # 12
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Sounds like a great idea to me. We mostly played lighter alternative and BritPop during our dinner, and we got lots of compliments on the music, stuff like softer Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, et al. and Coldplay, Radiohead, Travis, et al.

    Post # 13
    1 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think we are doing a steel drum band for cocktail hour.  Who isn’t in a good mood when they hear that? 

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