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If you were to get married, and you played in a band, would you play on your own wedding?

Asked by klaas4 (2176points) September 13th, 2008

I was reading http://www.fluther.com/disc/5120/the-great-wedding-debate-band-or-dj/#quip63940 and thought if you would have your own band play on your wedding you would still have a live band, but it wouldn’t be that expensive. That’s where most people hold back from, because it’s expensive.

Idea or just stupid?

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Nimis's avatar

I’ve known some people who have done that. But it’s usually as a special treat (rather in place of a band)...you want your friends (bandmates) to be celebrating with you (not working).

Mr_M's avatar

I certainly wouldn’t play throughout the wedding instead of enjoying myself and making a good time for my intended.

EmpressPixie's avatar

No, I’d rather enjoy myself and the entertainment along with my friends than play in the band or have my friends tied up by being the band. It’s a nice cost saver, but surely hanging stress free with my buddies is worth a bit of money or losing live music.

scamp's avatar

I wouldn’t. That is a day to relax and enjoy, not work. the bride/ groom are busy and nervous enough without having to be another part of the entertainment.

wilhel1812's avatar

Nah, i’d ask the rest of the band if they could play with another guy doing my part, and join in on one song if i feel like it.

chutterhanban's avatar

I’m getting married in January and also play in a band. We’re choosing not to because we don’t want to worry about transitions and things going wrong. Plus, 2 of the band members are standing in the wedding and we think it would be tacky.

So, I guess, we just think it would be tacky :)... but, of course, no offense to anyone who has done it or will be!

aidje's avatar

Maybe for one song, if equipment setup wasn’t going to be a big deal (i.e., if everything would already be in place).

sndfreQ's avatar

Take it from me: Never DJ your own wedding. As for playing, perhaps you should reflect on your priorities for that one special day of your life, where you are making a solid commitment to your SO, not being “one of the guys.”

charliecompany34's avatar

i’m a musician and songwriter. i also play for a band that plays for weddings and banquets. at my own wedding, i surprised my bride to be with a solo. it was a song i wrote just for the day and she was totally surprised! my band played the whole wedding ceremony as much as i wanted to get over there and play myself.

InspecterJones's avatar

Maybe play one song, otherwise I would wanna be dancing and drinking. There’s a reason you PAY someone to do it, it’s cause there’s more fun not doing it.

perplexxed82's avatar

only for my Honey, inkvisitor.

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