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#1672704 - 05/06/11 06:30 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: pianojerome]
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Originally Posted By: pianojerome
Originally Posted By: RonaldSteinway
Originally Posted By: pianojerome
Originally Posted By: RonaldSteinway

Based on my experiences, once they met all the basic requirements (nice flower, invite enough friends and family, open bar etc) they will go to a more fancy thing such as live music.


Why is an open bar a "basic requirement"?

How many is "enough" friends and family to be a "basic requirement"? 100? 500?

It's all about values. Values determine what is or isn't a basic requirement.

For me, an open bar and 400 guests are not basic requirements. In fact, they are even undesirable to me. I would not want to have either at my wedding.

However, for me, live music is a basic requirement. How can I possibly have a wedding without live music?

So, at my wedding, we are having live music, but not an open bar and not 400 guests.

Other people who have different values than I do will have different basic requirements.


You are apparently different from typical young people.


Yeah, I like classical music, too.

I wouldn't assume that only one side ever pays. And, I wouldn't assume that it's always the bride's side that pays the most. But this is getting off topic.


I agree, most typical young people do not have a clue about classical music. That is why DJ is good enough for them.
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#1672705 - 05/06/11 06:31 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: BruceD]
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[...]Young people will dance to good song, they do not care whether it is sung by a live band or just a CD.


... but the people who are paying for the wedding may care!


if they have a lot of money, they care, otherwise, they are happy that the kids chose cheaper entertainment. If they have a lot of money, this will not be an issue anyway. Only when budget is limited, we have to choose.

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#1672819 - 05/06/11 11:39 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Redhead1]
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well, my contribution was a string quartet at my wedding for the ceremonies. but it was outdoors and you couldn't really hear a thing, plus i thought they were kind of out-of-tune... so ironically, probably better off with some kind of sound setup.

for the dinner, we had a DJ. works better that way, i thought, since you have access to more variety of music.
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#1672918 - 05/07/11 07:06 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: landorrano]
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What can you expect in America ? Canned spaghetti, cheese in aerosol cans, canned laughter ... and canned music at the reception.

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My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.
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#1672930 - 05/07/11 08:10 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Dave Horne]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.
Neither can I! Why??
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#1672943 - 05/07/11 08:53 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: currawong]
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Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.
Neither can I! Why??


Neither can I -- it's not just the Dutch. Spray cheese seems not to have reached the UK yet, thank Heavens. Canned music, however, is pretty entrenched.

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#1672946 - 05/07/11 08:59 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Dave Horne]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
What can you expect in America ? Canned spaghetti, cheese in aerosol cans, canned laughter ... and canned music at the reception.

laugh

My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.


"Cheese like" ? It's not like any cheese that I would eat.

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#1672948 - 05/07/11 09:06 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: currawong]
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Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.
Neither can I! Why??


Why ? It's called progress.

For the hors d'oeuvres of your wedding reception, you spray it with an artful turn of the wrist onto some garlic-flavored crackers amd then you sprinkle onto it some bacon-flavored crunchy bits which stick, they don't fall off like they would if it were cheese instead of a cheese-like substance.

For PianoJerome's wedding, he can get it with gefülte-fish flavor. And the bacon-flavored bits, well, they're kosher.


Edited by landorrano (05/07/11 09:09 AM)

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#1673243 - 05/07/11 08:16 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Redhead1]
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Many musicians, I believe, are trading in their instruments for a pair of "turntables" in order to pay the bills, perhaps making it more difficult to find a good wedding band.

Most people want to hire a band that can perform everything from Barry Manilow to Lady Gaga. This requires a rather large ensemble to do it well -- usually anywhere from a minumum of 6 to over 10 musicians. If you hire a band for $5,000 and split it 10 ways, that's only $500 each. A good wedding DJ can easily pocket $1,000 or more for himself in one night while saving the bride and groom a huge chunk of change and providing them with an endless music selection.

That being said, I MUCH prefer a good live wedding band to a wedding DJ any day!
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#1673250 - 05/07/11 08:30 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: landorrano]
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Originally Posted By: landorrano
Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
What can you expect in America ? Canned spaghetti, cheese in aerosol cans, canned laughter ... and canned music at the reception.

laugh

My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.


"Cheese like" ? It's not like any cheese that I would eat.


Just like everything about America: totally dumbed down to its lowest common denominator.
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#1673259 - 05/07/11 08:50 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Redhead1]
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For what it's worth.... I've never been to a wedding that didn't have live music. I can't imagine one without it.
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#1673275 - 05/07/11 10:15 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: landorrano]
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Originally Posted By: landorrano
Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
My Dutch friends could not believe we put cheese (or a cheese like substance to be more accurate) in an aerosol can.
Neither can I! Why??


For PianoJerome's wedding, he can get it with gefülte-fish flavor. And the bacon-flavored bits, well, they're kosher.


Too bad, we've got meat on the menu, so no spray-on cheese food for us. (unless it's dairy-free, which wouldn't entirely surprise me.)

(On the plus side, meaty menu means no cheesy music from the band, either. wink )
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#1674535 - 05/09/11 06:14 PM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Redhead1]
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#1674900 - 05/10/11 08:28 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: Brian Bennett]
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Originally Posted By: Brian Bennett


Funny -- thanks! smile

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#1674903 - 05/10/11 08:30 AM Re: Do people not have live music at weddings anymore?? [Re: pianojerome]
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Originally Posted By: pianojerome

(On the plus side, meaty menu means no cheesy music from the band, either. wink )


Nice one! Lechaim!


Edited by landorrano (05/10/11 08:34 AM)

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