The Right Sound for Cocktail Hour

Monday, January 2, 2017

Last year, while attending a friend’s wedding, my wife and I were taken aback by the simplicity and beauty of the wedding’s cocktail hour entertainment. The ambiance for the event was set by a single wedding violinist that truly enhanced the occasion. While the music was fantastic, it never overwhelmed the guests that were enjoying drinks and casual conversation. In other receptions that we had attended in the past, full bands provided excellent music that was appropriate for the occasion, but the guests regularly had to raise their voices above the volume of the music. In this particular case, the soft music augmented the experience of having a few drinks and conversing with friends. After the cocktail hour, everyone was ready for a great dinner and the full ensemble’s performance for dancing and the real celebration.