“Do I really need live music for my cocktail hour?” YES! The cocktail hour is the first impression your guests will have of your reception. If you use piped in music or no music, your guests will think you have a DJ. A solo pianist or Jazz Trio will create the perfect atmosphere. You know what they say about first impressions. Put your best foot forward right away. You’re not even saving much money. Having a relaxing cocktail music with get your wedding reception off to a great start.