(Closed) Cocktail hour music…what did you play?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 2
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

I played only songs by Vitamin String Quartet. Modern songs like Royals and Thrift Shop by a string Quartet. LOVED IT! the older crowd just thought it was string music and my friends loved the different spin on popular music. I highly suggest you check them out.

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Post # 3
1389 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We requested that our DJ play big band/swing music, but I wasn’t there lol, so I have no idea what he ended up playing! I don’t think it matters too much, people will be visiting with each other and probably won’t even notice, so play what you want! Our DJ played music during the reception too (obviously), and I can’t even remember one song he played, so I’m sure if I didn’t notice, other people didn’t either 😉

Post # 5
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

Olgarie :  DITTO….this is what we told our DJ we wanted them to play during cocktail hour!! 

It’s a classy spin on cool rock tunes that we both love!


Post # 6
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re playing swing and big band music during our cocktail hour!

Post # 7
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m having my reception at my parent’s house. They have a beautiful baby grand player piano, so I’ll be programming it to play my favorite piano pieces. 

Post # 8
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Olgarie :  We played Vitamin String Quartet, too! I love their Radioactive!

Post # 9
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

During our cocktail hour we are only having instrumental music played, that way our guests can mingle and talk among themselves

Post # 10
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

We will have a jazz trio playing. I also love when big band/swing music is playing. You can’t go wrong with Sinatra! 

Post # 11
3437 posts
Sugar bee

Our cocktail hour was from 3:45-ish to 5, outside, in a garden. I asked our DJ to play Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, that kind of stuff.

Post # 12
4823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

pinkprincess88 :  We played Classic meets Cuba music.  Everyone loved it – it was background, but upbeat and fun.  

Post # 13
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We played mostly indie rock, stuff my husband and I listen to, like Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, The Shins, Coldplay…

Post # 14
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We played rat pack type music during the cocktail hour, and switched to Vitamin String Quartet type music while people were eating dinner. 

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