Post # 1
I am looking for opinions on my thoughts for music at my wedding reception.
We are having an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at The Atrium. This will be an afternoon reception with a buffet lunch. We are not big dancers, but would like to do a first dance at least – and we are having a fairly small wedding (approx. 75 guests).
I don’t want to go completely without music, but would it be weird to have music without much dancing? I have found a guitarist that could play/sing live music and dj as well, but I don’t want it to be weird.
What do you think?
Post # 3
No it won’t be weird, especially since you’re talking about an afternoon reception. A reception that was planned to have a lot of dancing doesn’t sound like it would fit you as a couple (and you’ll really want the reception to feel like you…not a series of events you’re “supposed” to do). Since you’re planning on having background music, those who feel inclined to dance still can. Since you have plenty of time, you could always burn a few cds of songs you want, put them in a multi-disc cd player, and have someone press play….cocktail hour music cd, buffet music cd, 1st dances cd, rest of reception music cd (iTunes makes this a super easy option).
Post # 4
I agree. It would be lovely to have live music, like some strings or a pianist if you can afford it, but if not, Itunes is great. Just decide what kind of music you’d like and make a list…I am a big fan of jazz standards for weddings, but that’s just me 🙂
Post # 5
I’m not having a dj, and wanted an acoustic guitarist who could also sing, but this guy can make anybody dance without a band. He’s awesome.
I think the feel of your day is perfect for what you chose. Having the itunes option is also another way to give ambiance.