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    • *The NewMrsMalin*
      CommentAuthor*The NewMrsMalin*
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 30th 2014
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    Hi ladies;
    I won a competition to have an award winning musician play at our wedding. We can either have him play during the ceremony or drinks reception but not sure which to go with so if people could suggest which will be best then it would be much appreciated :)


    Forum Poll

    Piano playing

    Piano played at...

    Poll Results

    Total Votes:
    18
    Ceremony
    6% 
    Drinks Reception
    94% 


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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I think maybe the drinks reception personally, people won't take so much notice in the ceremony as they will be concentrating on you getting married. That's my thoughts though

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    Congratulations on winning! I voted for drinks reception and agree with glitterfairy's comment. I think you and your guests would probably be able to appreciate it more after the ceremony xxx

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    It depends on your plans for the ceremony. You could use him during the signing of the register, but I'm not sure piano is enough for the walk in and walk out. I'd probably say drinks reception.

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    That's a tough one! I ended up voting for the drinks reception as, while live music for the ceremony was pretty close to the top of my list of priorities, ultimately they only played 5 songs during the actual ceremony (bridesmaid's entrance; my entrance; 2 while signing the register; walking out), so in terms of 'value for money' the drinks reception is probably a better bet (plus we found it really added to the atmosphere (we had a string trio BTW)).

    Do you have his contact details? Just wondering if you could email him directly and say how excited you are to have him there, and that you'll get back to him asap about when you'd like him to play as at the moment you're really torn, and you never know, he might agree to stay a little longer depending on your timings (as he's probably not going to have another afternoon booking). I don't know, I guess it's worth a shot; just don't ask outright as that would be cheeky lol
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    For some reason it's not letting me vote but I agree with the other comments and go with drinks reception.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I went for drinks reception too. Would be a lovely touch if you had him play during photos so guests don't get bored, don't know if that's an option?

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    Drinks reception. Definitely.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    Drinks reception. Would make such a lovely atmosphere. And congrats on the win!! X

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I voted for drinks reception too, I agree with the others lol. Congrats on winning hon! :-) xx
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    At the drinkies :) who's the pianist? Congrats too!! x

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    • Nelinde
      CommentAuthorNelinde
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    Ok so I originally voted for ceremony but after reading other people's comments I'd change my vote to the drinks reception as what they all said made sense lol!

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2014
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    I think drinks reception! =3 Congratulations for wining the competition!
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2014
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    i think you would have him longer at the drinks reception :) It would keep the guests entertained too!

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2014
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    Also, congratulations on the win! :D x

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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2014
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    Congratulations on winning the Comp. I voted drinks reception :)

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 4th 2014
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    Defo the drinks reception, he'll play for longer and people won't be bothered about a piano playing at the ceremony.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 4th 2014
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    Drinks reception :)

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    • *The NewMrsMalin*
      CommentAuthor*The NewMrsMalin*
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    Thanks guys. We've decided to go for the ceremony as that is what h2b wants and paid a little extra for him to do the wedding breakfast :)

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 9th 2014
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    iv hired a pianist and he's playing during my canapés and during my meals. xx

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