(Closed) Piano Player during cocktail hour???

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think its a great idea – I am a bit bias thought, we have a 5 man band but for the cocktail hour we’ve decided they play the paino only Tongue out

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was thinking of doing this too! I’m interested to see what people think.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

i think it’s a great idea!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would love to have a piano playing during dinner.  Great idea.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There is a piano in the space for dinner at my venue, so we are considering hiring someone to play as well.

A good tip our Venue coordinator said was to go and look at colleges/universities for students in that major… They always need a public place to practice and could probably get one for fairly cheap. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@jillieb: I was thinking of doing this with a string quartet. Most were quoting me about $900/hr. Right right.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s a great idea and classy!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It would be beautiful!  Very nice idea.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As a piano player, that would be incredible! Super classy, and they can still play modern songs… Go for it!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t recommend a piano player.  I just got married and I stressed about the cocktail hour music, but it is so loud in the cocktail hour that no one hears the music anyway. IMO hiring a piano player is a waste of money (unless you don’t think your guests will be chatting at all).

Post # 14
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Honey bee

I was just at a wedding that had one and I am planning on having one.

I though it was a really nice touch and it kept the beginning low key and allowed for people to talk without being drowned out by loud music on the speakers.  It created a really nice atmosphere and his music is really great (he writes a lot of it himself)

A friend of ours does all the weddings so we all get a great deal. I am not sure if we weren’t getting a great deal how much I would be willing to spend, however.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was thinking about that or even a guitar player or something, ours is going to be outside and I really like the idea of having some music in the background, and I think that it would set a nice tone for the evening.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

our dj is actually a pianist to and will be playing our ceremony, dinner, and cocktail hr. i think this is an awesome idea. very calming.

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