I would like to be honest and upfront here- I feel like I am in over my head with planning out our day, especially when it comes to the music! I have no idea how things are supposed to play out.
Our ceremony will begin at 4pm, weather permitting will be held outdoors. Our venue has absolutely no sound system at all. Immediately after the ceremony we will take photos with family and have (what I think is called?) a cocktail hour (is it still called that if we have an open bar?). Dinner will be buffet style, and following dinner there will be time for toasts. After that, it's party time! I imagine the lights low in the room with twinkling lights and strobe lights, with modern music and lots of dancing.
As far as music goes, should we hire a DJ for the entire evening from ceremony to the end of the night, or DIY the ceremony/cocktail/dinner and have the DJ show up just before the party starts? OR, should we hire a local artist to do an acoustic set for ceremony/cocktail/dinner and have DJ for the party? If you did these things, how did it go? Which would be better budget wise? Sorry I rambled a bit but again, so lost!!! Help!!!