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Play us a song, Mr. Piano man…

24 Aug

Recently, I was updating one of my 4 ‘wedding checklists’ and I noticed there is actually a bit of planning needed for the musical element of our big day.   Of all the times I’ve thought about the first dance song, I’ve never considered there would be much needed for the rest of the day. Wrong!

There’s ceremony music, cocktail hour music, and reception music, first dance, cake cutting dance, father daughter and mother and son dances..

For the ceremony at my church, I figured we could just play some recorded music like Cannon in D… but then it occurred to me that might not be long enough (I’ve noticed some people put it on a huge loop), but what do we play it from?  I think my church has an organ, choir but not sure about a cd player hooked up to the sound system.   Do we need a singer, or an organ player (or similar)?  Where do you even find those people?    Considering outsourcing this job to the “Wedding Committee” which I have heard a lot about but haven’t met yet, (consisting of my mom’s good friends).

The cocktail hour should be much easier – my mom happens to know a piano player, and there is a piano in the main cocktail area near the fireplace, so it should be relatively easy as long as he’s available.

Piano player

If not, we should be able to put together some Frank Sinatra type music as long as KCC has a sound system.  It seems like they should have one.  I also really like Natalie Cole.  When I was young, my mom used to play her music and it always stuck with me.  Especially L-O-V-E and Straighten up and Fly Right (:

Reception music should be relatively straight forward, I figure we can just get a DJ and call it a day.  I’m sure it will not be that easy, and will require a bit of legwork to see a few examples and meet people.  Honestly, I have no clue how to actually pick a DJ.  The good news is, I’ve contracted this work to Drew!  The only question now is, how many times will I have to ask Drew about this before it gets done? (;

To end with a quote:

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.  ~Robert Fripp

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