Post # 1
I have this dream…in this dream I have a reception outside playing horseshoes, bocce ball and cornhole with a live band and an open mic for my family and friends to play a song or two as they please.
Growing up we would go to blues parties at my neighbors parties and host music parties at my house where my parents friends would all bring their guitars and percussion instruments for everyone else and just drink and play.
It’s what I want my wedding to be like.
Can this happen? Has anyone been to a wedding or is planning a wedding like this? How would I handle this? In the invitations would I just say ‘bring your instruments and favorite songs to celebrate with us’ or would I just personally ask everyone I know that plays (it’s a long list though…) Maybe hire an live band and leave times for open mic or and ipod reception that people can interupt when the feeling strikes them?
Any thoughts? I’m having trouble friguring out if this is even possible.
Post # 3
I don’t really have any suggestions for you but it sounds really awesome! We used to have get togethers like that but I just ended up hiring a bluegrass band that would be similar to the music they used to play. Good luck, let us know how it goes!
Post # 4
I like the idea of a live band with “breaks” for other people to play. Or maybe a designated hour with “sets” by your friends family. Set up a schedule for an hour or so of the reception blocked off into 6 minute slots, and then have 10 people sign up to play something. That way you wouldn’t have long pauses of no music.
Post # 5
@Miss Leopard: Oooh, I like the ideas of sets…
any ideas on how to ask people if they’d be interested in the invitations? Maybe a separate card to send back with the RSVP? Or another item to check on the RSVP like:
__ Will be there with bells and wistles!
__Will be there with bells and wistles and ________ (Guitar, drums, banjo, etc.)
__ Sorry fresh out of bells and wistles but will be there with game face on.
(The last one maybe not so much, but mostly for my enjoyment (: )
Post # 6
I’ll second the idea of people “signing up” for sets, but I would just personally ask those people who you’d like to play if they’d be interested.
Post # 9
@MsEucalyptus: I want to do the same idea at my wedding I was wondering, what you ended up doing. I don’t know how to go about asking people.