50. Hire out-of-the-ordinary entertainment for a high-impact cocktail hour. To save costs, opt for a three-piece ensemble instead of a five-piece. Or use standout musicians for the cocktail hour and switch to a DJ for dancing later on in the evening.
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51. Instead of hiring a group for the cocktail hour, have a solo musician, like a classical guitarist, add something different and delightful.
52. Consider a musical group that combines a DJ and musicians who perform along with the recorded music. It’ll get the crowd dancing, and provide the upscale feel of a live band at less expense.
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53. If you’re hiring a DJ, consider a live bongo player or sax player to accompany the CD spinner.