Post # 1
So – my fiance and I are getting married this july. Sort of just made up our minds and now we’re in super planning mode! So, we’ve booked a hotel for the reception. The hotel can also have our ceremony but we are not thrilled with that as the ceremony location. There is a small park close by. Within walking distance – maybe about a block. So, we thought it would be really nice to have the ceremony there. Something short and sweet. We called the Parks and Rec and they said people have done it before. There is no fee. We just show up, get married, and leave the park the way found it. So, I was just thinking set up a few chairs for older folks, but have everyone else just join around.
This does sort of include the problem of the public joining in on our ceremony. To be honest – I don’t really care about this. I talked to our officiant on the phone yesterday. He said he’s never done a ceremony longer than 20 minutes. I like to think that if the public saw a wedding going on they wouldn’t just join right in, they’d hang out of the way for the short 20 minutes.
Anyways – omg , i’m rambling. So, I’m looking for suggestions for “music.” I know our DJ said he could set up a small system – but, I’m not sure if there are outlets for his stuff. Its winter right now so I’m sort of waiting to head over to the park to check it out until the weather gets a tid bit nicer. But, if the DJ thing can’t work out – what would you suggest? No music? Find someone who plays an instrument or something? Does this whole idea sound stupid? Anyone with some suggestions or help?
Post # 3
You’d really only need music if you wanted like an entrance song and songs/hymns during the ceremony. But with a 20 minute ceremony I really wouldn’t expect any songs or anything during it. Maybe find someone to play harp/guitar or something if you need music to walk to, but personally I just wouldn’t have any.
Post # 4
@MrsN14: I’m sure she’ll at least want music for walking down the aisle (assuming she’s having one), and after they’re pronounced – I think getting a guitar player or something is a very good idea. That’s what my SIL did when she got married, she had my Darling Husband play acoustic guitar for them.
Post # 5
@sarg88: I’d just skip music, or have someone play on their ipod or something.
Post # 6
@sarg88: What about hiring a violinist?
Post # 7
This is not stupid, it’s great!
You should have the ceremony you want.
Guitar player, portable music player, violinist if you can afford it, heck, get harmony signers to sign and hum a ballad (just music with or without words), portable keyboard player, or just no music and let the city rumbles fill in the air (however, if there are kids playing around in the park it might be distracting without a secondary source of sound….) So i guess that last suggestion wasnt the best, lol.
Post # 8
@sarg88: Can your DJ bring a power supply? Then he wouldn’t need to plug in anywhere special 🙂
Post # 9
@Elky: omg. how obvious! I never thought to ask if he had some sort of power supply.
@O.My.Heart: i was thinking violinist or something. I’m not sure how much something like that costs. maybe i should look into it.