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#1 jk1101

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    Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:59 PM

    I didn't see a thread about this - if there is one I apologize. I was wondering what kind of music the steel drum bands play? Do they play regular music with a reggae beat or a certain kind? Did you like having them and did your guests seem to enjoy the music?
    Your imput is greatly appreciated!

    #2 ~*petals*~

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      Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:01 PM

      We had a steel drum band for our ceremony. They played a mix of reggae music and non-reggae as the crowd mingled and got seated. And they played "Here Comes the Bride" when I came down the aisle. After the ceremony they played a nice mix again. It was beautiful and made our wedding really special and unique- our guests (a mix of Americans and Jamaican-Americans) absolutely loved it!

      #3 avb1983

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        Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:05 AM

        petals- what did you do for music during your reception? (if you had one) Did you continue to use the steel band or DJ or IPOD? I am getting married in Jamaica as well and I am a litlle lost on this one!

        #4 ~*petals*~

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          Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:56 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by avb1983
          petals- what did you do for music during your reception? (if you had one) Did you continue to use the steel band or DJ or IPOD? I am getting married in Jamaica as well and I am a litlle lost on this one!
          We only had the steel drum band for 1 hour which included pre-ceremony, ceremony, and champagne toast/mingling afterwards.

          The reception was pretty much just dinner, toasts, and cake cutting, so I made a reggae iPod playlist and rented the speaker/microphone setup from the resort.

          #5 KristieF

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            Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

            I also thought a steel drum band would be nice for the ceremony, but my FMIL hates this idea - she thinks it would be better at the reception. To me it's more like nice background music as opposed to party/dancing music like I want for the beach reception. Am I way off base here

            #6 jk1101

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              Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:55 PM

              My dad is dying for the Steel Drums! I think I'm going to do it for the ceremony!

              #7 frank13

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                Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:09 PM

                My FI really wants it too!
                I think I am going to do it for the ceremony as well.
                Petals I think its really cute you had "here comes the bride" done in steel drums.

                #8 scrouse

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                  Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:17 PM

                  If you go to youtube, you can search for "steel drum band music" (or something similar). You will see that they can play really beautiful music, including a lot classical songs and "traditional" wedding music. It sounds fantastic! I'm not sure how difficult these pieces are, but I'm definitely going to ask my wedding coordinator if the band at my wedding can play some of these songs...

                  #9 crazyldy

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                    Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:26 AM

                    I don't care where you get married steel drums are awesome!!

                    #10 ~*petals*~

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                      Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:38 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by KristieF
                      I also thought a steel drum band would be nice for the ceremony, but my FMIL hates this idea - she thinks it would be better at the reception. To me it's more like nice background music as opposed to party/dancing music like I want for the beach reception. Am I way off base here
                      My dad is dying for the Steel Drums! I think I'm going to do it for the ceremony!
                      They are awesome! Would totally do it over again.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by frank13
                      My FI really wants it too!
                      I think I am going to do it for the ceremony as well.
                      Petals I think its really cute you had "here comes the bride" done in steel drums.


                      We absolutely loved the steel drum band. It was perfect to have them playing when everybody was coming in and getting seated, and then again right after the ceremony for our champagne toast. A lot of people were dancing (including us)!




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