- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I need some input on our slightly nontraditional arrangement of The Big Night, especially on music. We have two adjoining spaces that we’re using, we’ll say “A” and “B”.
1) Ceremony in room A
2) Cocktail hour in room B, during which the caterers will set up for dinner
3) Dinner in room A
4) Dessert and dancing back in room B.
The crux of the issue is that room A does not have space for a dance floor, so there’s not a lot of space for having a band set up or having the traditional dances between courses. So the dancing and “party” part of the evening is really during the cocktail hour and then after dinner. I’m devising schemes for music for each part of the event, but I’m worried that it’s getting too complicated. Here’s my thought:
1) An instrumental group for traditional music during the ceremony
2) A band for some upbeat, “celebratory” music during the cocktail hour, maybe do the first dance and/or parent dances at the end of cocktail hour to lead into the dinner and toasts
3) Back to the instrumental group as background music for dinner