I’ve been trying to decide if we should play some type of music or have some type of entertainment during dinner at the reception. I’ve tried to think back on past weddings I’ve been too and I can honestly say I don’t remember if there was music playing in the background or not. What are you’re suggestions/ideas?
Jazz, big bands, contemporary.... It's kind of like "elevator music"; most of us don't pay attention to it when it's there, but notice the silence when it's not. Background music can also help moderate the sounds of all the different table conversations in a big room. It's low enough so people can hear each other at their own table, but kind of like "white noise" that blocks out what's going on in the rest of the room.
We didn't really have a theme but it has evolved now that we both know what looks we are going for and the vibe of the venue. So, since we've kind of landed into an old Hollywood glamour theme, we are selecting old Hollywood classics to play during dinner. Stuff that sets the atmosphere, but isn't something we'd actually dance to.
Think: Casablanca, dancing in the rain, the godfather, etc.
Definitely some music during dinner. Depending on your crowd probably something light. We did music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. more of the older classic music and then had the upbeat and fun music after dinner.