(Closed) DJ/Recorded Music vs Live Instruments for Ceremony

posted 11 years ago in Music
  • poll: What/who is playing the music for your ceremony?

    Pre-recorded music (DJ or friend runs this)

    Live instruments

    Mix of both

    Other (please specify)

  • Post # 3
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Lucky for us, FI’s uncle is a professional acoustic guitar player, so he’s playing for our ceremony.  If we didn’t have him,  I think we’d use our DJ (who also plays live music) for the ceremony.   I agree that hiring strings would become expensive, and I probably wouldn’t want to spend that much for 1/2 hour of music.

    Post # 4
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Prelude music will all be recorded/purchased music.

    The processional will be recorded and arranged by my cousin.  She’ll be a bridesmaid and therefore feels unable to play.  She also wants it perfect, and with a recording you can get that.  She’s doing a piano (and maybe guitar) arrangement of a Death Cab song. 

    During the ceremony FI’s sister will sing, likely to recorded accompaniment.

    The recessional will also be regular recorded/purchased music.

    Post # 5
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    There is a huge organ in the church we’re getting married in, so we’re going to use that. It does limit us somewhat though!

    Post # 6
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    My fiance’s brother is a jazz guitar major, so he’s going to play. Not jazz though, oh heavens no not jazz.

    If that weren’t available, I’m not sure what I’d opt to do. But I will plug my old college internship – they put together a classical CD for wedding music: http://www.beautifulbaroque.com/

    It has some of the standards and more obscure stuff too.

    Post # 7
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Recorded music isn’t tacky…especially because the focal point of the ceremony will be you and your Fiance. 🙂

    Post # 8
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We have a band so we are using the keyboard player for the ceremony. When we were considering a DJ we totally would have used pre-recorded music. That was out plan initially but now that we are paying the band regardless, may as well use them.

    Post # 9
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wanted a string quartet but didn’t like the price tag so I settled on a harp.  With some time for reflection, I wish I would have saved even more money had the DJ for an extra hour to do the ceremony music.  Would have been 50 bucks total, especially since they are going to charge us anyway if we use their mic/speaker for our outdoor ceremony, despite the fact they will already be there set up.

    Post # 10
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    This all comes down to what our potential pastor says, but this is what I want:

    -My uncles singing and playing acoustic guitar while people are escorted to their seats
    -Recorded music for the processional
    -Bagpipes for the recessional (family tradition), barring that, more recorded music

    Post # 11
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my fi’s friend plays piano so we’ll have a keyboard for him to play. if we actually had to pay for someone (more than the gift we’ll be giving him), we’d go with the prerecorded music. live music is way to expensive for me.

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