(Closed) DJ, Band, or orchestra

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

an orchestra will be very expensive. that’s around a minimum of 50 people. and to bring all their instruments outdoors is risky, so you might have to pay even more. if budget isn’t a concern, i think it’d be lovely to have an orchestra though. otherwise, consider a string quartet, trio, or even a duo of maybe harp and violin. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  catpeaches.
Post # 3
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

wedecidedonforever:  We are doing a violin and harp for the ceremony, pianist for the cocktail hour, and a dj for the reception.  I don’t knwo where you are located but a lot of entertainment companies that specialize in weddings have these types of options.  If you have a tight budget you can also look into hiring music students for the ceremony.

Post # 4
4040 posts
Honey bee

My daughters went with entertainment companies that provide all kinds of wedding music. I.e. One had a 12-piece band for the reception and the band’s saxophone and keyboard played for the cocktail hour. They would have provided one/some of the band members for the ceremony (we have friends who are musicians), a string quartet, etc., whatever we wanted, but playing outdoors can be iffy, due to the weather.

Post # 5
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had a violin and cello play for the ceremony and had a 3-piece Jazz band for the reception. 

Post # 6
9751 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

We have a bluegrass quartet playing the ceremony and happy hour, and a 10 person funk band for the reception. 

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