(Closed) Describe your cocktail hour music

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Band, musician (solo, duo or trio) or DJ for Cocktail Hour?
    Band : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Musician(s) : (9 votes)
    39 %
    DJ : (12 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My Fiance mixed an entire track of lounge music that we are giving to the DJ to play.  Think Hotel Costes lounge music.  We also made CD’s of our wedding cocktail hour lounge mix to give to our guests as an additional favor.  Pretty proud of Fiance for this… it was all his idea.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I couldn’t believe he came up with this on his own.  It has been his pet project.  He even designed the CD’s that are being professionally printed with “Ms. Caniche & Mr. Caniche September 18, 2010”

    I do enjoy 90’s rap 🙂  Maybe you can make him a special mix CD of all your fav 90’s rap songs and put it in his car.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’ve hired an acoustic guitar/vocalist for our ceremony – and because our reception is at the same site – we’re hired him to stay long enough to contnue playing after until dinner starts.  Hopefully it’ll be appreciated.  We don’t have anyone “hired” for the reception, we’re going to ipod route.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We had a Klezmer band (my husband’s Israeli) for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. We loved it!! (And by we, i mean everyone else, because I have no memory of them whatsoever.)

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had our ceremony violinist play at the cocktail hour and everyone raved about him!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    DJ – and 100% Frank Sinatra for the CH!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We got a harp player, she came solo, so just a little bit of romantic background music.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We are using a dj, but have specified that we want laid-back, almost beachy vibe music…think Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, etc.  Songs that would almost be too slow-ish to dance to during our reception, but that we want to include to get the vibe going for the night.  

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We were going to have a jazz band, but they were super flakey so we’re just having our DJ play jazz standards. Lots of Sinatra, lots of Miles Davis, etc.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Our string quartet played for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then DJ took over for the reception. I missed the cocktail to do photos but I believe they played upbeat classics and pieces from movies, musicals etc.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Ngolden1: Our violinist brought backing tracks to make the sound a little fuller, but he is brilliant so he didn’t need much! We also had a good sound system. I had my doubts about going with a solo violinist but in the end I was so pleased!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We sprang for a three-piece mariachi band!  Otherwise it would have been the same DJs that are providing the entertainment for the rest of the night.

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