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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2015
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    My OH's uncle has offered to pay for a wedding singer he knows to sing at our wedding, we haven't heard him yet so don't know what he is like but OH likes the ides of a singer so if he is good he will want him. We have already booked our DJ to play from 6.30 - 12. As OH wants this I would like to have the singer at some point but I don't know when! I suggested maybe ask the DJ to start at 7pm rather than 6.30 and have the singer from when the guests arrive (which should be around 5.30) to 7pm when the DJ will take over. OH said he would rather have him towards the end of the night which would mean the DJ would have to stop playing for about an hour then carry on again, I don't think this would work or may make it a bit mis-matched if that makes sense and by then people would probably prefer a DJ as they will be a bit drunk and want to dance lol.

    Does anybody have any suggestions on how we could incorporate the singer so that the day still flows?

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2015
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    A wedding I went to in 2013 they had a singer early in the evening then the DJ took over. It worked for them doing it that way.

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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    That's what I suggested but OH thinks he should sing towards the end of the night, doesn't make sense to me though I'd rather have him before and not have to ask the DJ to stop for an hour or so.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
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    It might be worth speaking to the DJ. Some of them might appreciate a break, particularly if it is a long slot.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I think the obvious choice is to have him sing before the DJ starts, but, if you did decide to have him sing in the middle of the DJ "slot" then I think that would work too.. although you'd probably still have to pay the DJ for the time he is there despite the fact he won't be playing, so seems a shame to waste money. X

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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    I suppose we wouldn't be paying for the singer so it wouldn't make too much difference, but I just can't imagine what it would be like,would people not wonder what is going on if the DJ just stops then carries on an hour or so later?

    I think I will speak to the DJ to see if he would prefer it to be before or if he would like a break in the middle x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    The DJ could introduce the singer to your guests and then thank him when he's finished and let everyone know the "disco" is going to recommence :)

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    I know it's not much help but it would work whatever time you had him sing.

    We're having our singer do 2x half hour slots in the evening where the DJ will have to stop. We went to an engagement party last year where our singer was performing there too, they did the same inbetween the DJs music and tbh, most people didnt dance until he started doing his sets then when he finished a lot of people carried on dancing when the DJ came back on. It really sets it off for people dancing I think :)

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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    Maybe it would work, all I was thinking was that it might not work but thinking about what everybody has said it might! I might see if the DJ can start at 6 rather than 6.30, then stop at around 9 - 10 then the DJ for the rest of the night. Would that work? x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    Yeah defintely! I cant wait for our singer to come on, he's well known in our little town and is brilliant, singing our first dance too :) You could maybe do that if you fancied x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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      Posted: Feb 23rd 2015
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    Would definitely work Emma :) I like April's suggestion of having him sing your first dance song as well! x

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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
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    i agree with what people are saying, it would work both ways,
    only other option is to maybe have him singing during the wedding breakfast (depending on what sort of music he sings) or if your having a ceremony then outside/inside reception, maybe having him sing after the ceremony in the garden or room your in then and up untill your wedding breakfast, to entertain people while the photos are being done xx
 
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