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Just Said Yes December 2021

What to play for a December wedding cocktail hour?

Juliana, on April 8, 2021 at 7:28 AM Posted in Planning 0 7
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Hey fellow Brides and B-T-B's!

So, I got a great deal with my Dj with Unlimited Weddings and they gave me this App called Vibo that lets you put your own music on the list.


How involved do you have to be with the playlist options? what kind of music do you even play for the cocktail hour and open dance? it's a December wedding and the vibe I'm going for is more classic elegance than say rustic. (the venue is a victorian era hotel), so is Christmas music an option? Are a few songs okay, but more than that is too much?


what about just during the cocktail hour?


Any advice would be super duper!



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Latest activity by Ivory, on April 12, 2021 at 1:16 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    We let most of the music up to our DJ. We had to provide a list of songs we wanted for special moments like the processional, first dance, cake cutting, etc. We also told him a couple of other songs we liked but the rest was his call. Our take on it was that he was a professional and he would know better than us what songs would work when because he had been doing this for a long time and he could read the room. Also, I think it would be fun to include a few Christmas songs since your wedding is in December, but I wouldn't go overboard (this is coming from someone who loves Christmas music).
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  • Juliana
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Juliana ·
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    Awesome thanks for the advice Smiley smile I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed trying to pick out music for this and that.

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    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    My husband and I love music, but we just picked the major songs (first dance, walking down the aisle, etc.) and left the rest to the DJ. We were paying them money to use their judgment and skills to play appropriate music for before the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. I feel like that's primarily what you pay a DJ for. Some people like to be more hands on, and others don't. If you don't want to pick all of the music, don't feel pressure to do so.
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  • Megan
    Dedicated February 2023
    Megan ·
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    We’re using Vibo through our DJ also! They told us just to pick one or two songs that can really set the mood of what we want, and then they’ll take it from there! For example we’re going for very classic and elegant, with a lot of acoustics of older songs, so we included like 2 songs that really display that, and explained that vision to our DJ as well!
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  • Liz
    Devoted August 2021
    Liz ·
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    We picked all special event songs; first dance, etc. Picked specific songs for seating music before the ceremony, pretty much all 2nd place finishers for the special event songs but we still wanted to use them somehow and 2 mandatory play songs for the reception. Dinner music is typically standards like Frank Sinatra. While I'm a music aficionado and could pick every song, I'm hiring the DJ for a reason, to read the room and play what is right in the moment. We're leaving most up to his judgement.
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  • Amanda
    Beginner October 2021
    Amanda ·
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    I always think that the good old classic Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble music is a cozy theme for a winter cocktail hour!

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  • I
    Dedicated August 2024
    Ivory ·
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    I'm not really sure, to be honest, but I just wanted to say I LOVE the sailor moon illustration you attached!

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