(Closed) Have the DJ play music while people eat?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

soft background music is needed. can you imagine eating in silence? even restaurants have music playing.

i think 20’s music could be cool, and different from your other music. just make sure it’s JUST in the background.

Post # 4
22 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I definitely think there should be background music. Just make sure its background music. I have been to weddings where I can even hear myself think let alone enjoy my dinner because the DJ was BLARING music during dinner.

Post # 5
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Yup, that’s what I’m doing. I’ll ask the DJ to play the music softly so the guests can still talk to each other without shouting.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours played music but as PP noted, it’s more background “easy listening” kind of music than anything else. Even in a restaurant, there’s usually some kind of background music setting the tone. I think the 20s would be fine, but definitely check the volume so it’s not too loud. I would also pick songs with slower tempos since poeple are eating, not dancing.

Post # 7
3669 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  I agree with the other bees that you should have light background music so everyone can talk and enjoy dinner conversation 🙂


Maybe play music from the Cure? I think that would fit in nicely with your theme 


Post # 8
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, most definitely. We had a conversation at length about what music to play during dinner.

Post # 9
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely. It’s usually not dancing music anyway. A good DJ knows what he’s doing. 

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