Tranean
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Dinner music?

Tranean, on June 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 24
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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?

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·

    Definitely background music! It does a nice job of contributing to the atmosphere. If you're having a DJ they should have lots of suggestions/options to consider.

  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    That’s what I was thinking, maybe a little light jazz. But I figured I’d ask because the only thing I could remember from other receptions was everyone talking lol
  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    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.

  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    Yeeeees!!!! I couldn’t really articulate my thoughts to my husband but this is exactly it!
  • Mary
    Devoted November 2019
    Mary ·

    I want some light classical music to be playing during dinner and then the party will start after dinner!

  • Melissa
    Rockstar September 2019
    Melissa ·
    We will be having music playing in the background, but aren’t fans of the oldies/Motown and jazz, so we are gonna do 80s/90s power ballads.
  • Mandi
    Rockstar March 2020
    Mandi ·
    I'm doing like some jazz and swing type music low. If people are too quiet while eating, it would be super awkward.
  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
    I would for sure have background music playing. It helps in times of silence or minimal talking.
    I'm also anticipating some of our guests may even get up and dance if they hear a song they like lol.
  • Jennifer
    Super September 2020
    Jennifer ·
    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.
  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
    Cyndy Online ·
    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.
  • Soon2Bmrsp
    VIP May 2019
    Soon2Bmrsp ·

    We did music from the 80s-90s and then as people started to finish the music picked up so that people could start dancing

  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    That’s definitely an option, that era is my favorite!
  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    Ooooooo!!! I kinda hate I’m not going to be there. It’s sounds great!
  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    I like that!
  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    That’s true too!!! Would make for some good dinner entertainment
  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    Ooooohhhh swing music! I like that idea. I agree too much quiet makes me nervous
  • Tranean
    Dedicated August 2021
    Tranean ·
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    I’ve been trying to think if there’s a genre of music that I’d really rather not have. But I can’t think of anything really
  • D
    Savvy September 2019
    Deb ·
    We are doing soft background music. We want people to be able to talk and after we finish our food we will probably go around and talk too.
  • Soon2Bmrsp
    VIP May 2019
    Soon2Bmrsp ·

    Ours too and it goes by so quick-dinner I mean...take the time and make sure that you get to eat!

  • Rachel
    Expert September 2019
    Rachel ·

    We're going to do background music. I'm thinking jazz, maybe with some other chill music mixed in. Have to get that one past FH!

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