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Featured May 2023 Ontario

Cocktail Hour Music - dj or Pianist?

Julie, on September 12, 2022 at 14:46 Posted in Wedding reception 0 19
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Our wedding ceremony/reception is in one place. Our package includes a pianist for the ceremony and/or cocktail hour. FH wants the DJ during the cocktail hour but I say, does it matter?? Not like everyone is going to be hitting up the dance floor at this time. No extra charge to have the DJ do it all. I think the pianist during cocktail hour and DJ for the reception works fine. Do I cave and give the FH this one small detail??? Smiley xd Smiley xd

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Latest activity by Julie, on September 16, 2022 at 16:23
  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
    Julie
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    Im having that convon with him tonight lol 馃槵
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  • N
    Newbie April 2023 Ontario
    Natasha
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    I love love music and we were totally going for it. However, the DJ we wanted had a great package for the whole day and it was already quite expensive, so we didn't add more vendors. If it won't impact your budget or complicate anything, then you can go for it. But first try to understand where he's coming from I would say : )
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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    Thanks everyone. Definitely working on him about this Smiley smile

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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
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    I have to say my favourite thing about my wedding was the live music. We paid (a lot) to have a string quartet play at the ceremony and every guest made a comment about how nice it was. It was the first time for the minister to have them at his church and he loved it. I missed most of it while waiting downstairs though. There is just something that is magic about live music especially at a wedding. Definitely wanted a DJ for the dance after but if they were available we would have had them for the cocktail hour as well.
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  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
    KELLY
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    I would go with the pianist during the cocktail hour for sure

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  • Julie
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    LMAO - seriously Smiley ups

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine
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    See what's the big deal then, he won't even hear the piano during cocktail hour. lol Good luck! Smiley laugh

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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    Agreed. I personally do not mind the pianist. Plus, we will not be at the cocktail hour. Have to work on him a bit Smiley smile

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    Things are so expensive these days that having a free pianist play during cocktail hour would be something special. But then again if your FH hasn't done much planning maybe give in and have the DJ. It is a very tough decision. Not to often you have a pianist play at a wedding unless you are at church, just saying.

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  • Julie
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    Maybe you're right....lol
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  • Hank
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    Maybe he just thought it'd be easier and doesn't actually care either way lol. It doesn't require any effort on both your part though so hopefully it's just him randomly picking an option as opposed to dying to have a DJ play the cocktail hour.

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  • Julie
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    I wish I knew Hank lol He didnt really give a reason. I personally think its very classy to keep things soft and mellow during this time. Gonna have to work on him and get him to see things my way 馃馃徑馃槉
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    What is his reason for sticking to a DJ for cocktail hour? There's something really classy about live music during a reception event, especially when things are more mellow during cocktail hour.

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  • Julie
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    This is gonna be an interesting decision lol
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  • K
    Featured August 2022 Ontario
    K1327
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    I personally think the pianist is a nice touch during cocktail hour, something about it when guests arrive I think would set a lovely tone and then to have the DJ on later I think could really up the party vibes but that is just my thought process : )

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  • Lissa
    Devoted October 2022 Ontario
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    We鈥檙e having a pianist for the ceremony and DJ for the cocktail hour - but we鈥檝e requested the DJ play Vitamin String Quartet covers of songs we grew up to or modern songs (spice girls for example 馃槀)
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  • Julie
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    I agree...if hes already included in the package, why not???!!!! The package also includes a DJ for the reception. Same thing....the pianist can do both ceremony and cocktail hour. Like the way you think Hank 馃憤馃徏馃槉
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    We had our dj during the cocktail hour and our guests actually really enjoyed it! We got alot of great feedback. Our gueats said the music was great to have for the hour and a half until dinner.



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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    I personally would like the pianist at cocktail hour. It's a FREE PIANIST!!!

    Are you having live or DJ ceremony music? If it's DJ, just tell him it's a chance to get some live music in the wedding. If it's live, say it's a good continuation of the vibe.

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