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Advice on musical entertainment

Russell, on October 3, 2021 at 3:42 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 3
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Hi all,


I'm looking for something a bit out-of-the-ordinary musically for our wedding, as my fiance and I are both music-lovers.


We found a musical entertainer locally, early 30s, who apparently has a set of original songs he's written especially for weddings. The short video looks fantastic, and I don't want to go for the typical cover-band thing.


However, even though his marketing says it's for general audiences, and he seems super talented, I'm still a bit apprehensive - with original music I feel like we don't quite know what we're getting, and that seems a bit risky.


What are your thoughts? Any good or bad signs to look for? Does it sound like it would go over well? Is it something you would go for? Or should we just be safe and do the covers band thing?

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Latest activity by Russell, on October 4, 2021 at 4:36 AM
  • Shannon
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    Shannon ·
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    There most likely won’t be much participation on the dance floor without familiar songs.
    Better to have mostly covers and try originals during dinner service.
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  • Stephanie
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    It really depends on your crowd and what vibe you’re going for. Original songs might go over great with some but might be seen as strange by others. And part of it is the style of the songs—original songs for weddings could encompass a lot of things…


    Another option is getting a jazz band to play standards. It’s not like a DJ, but it can create a really good vibe. But I’m biased because we did that at our wedding (yesterday!!!) and it made for the coolest environment for drinking/chatting/etc. and a lot of our older guests loved it and stayed out longer just to listen. We didn’t get much dancing (although there was some), but it was very memorable and we liked it.
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  • R
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Russell ·
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    Excellent suggestions, thanks so much Stephanie and Shannon!

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