WEDDING GUIDE: Here's how to choose the best wedding music!
You have found the love of your life, decided to start a family, and made an important decision - to get married.
No matter what kind of music you want, start looking for a band early because the best bands are often booked a year in advance. This is especially true if you are getting married in popular months such as May through September.
How to choose the best wedding music?
Here's what to keep in mind when choosing wedding music:
Don't rush when choosing music
Expend the needed time and energy necessary to reach the best choice
Don't accept friendly / family offers if they do not satisfy you completely
Cut back on something else if the band you like is a bit more expensive!
If you don't already have a band in mind, the first step is to browse the sites of published bands, listen to their signature songs, and then make a shortlist. The next step is to contact the chosen bands and inquire about the price and places where they perform so you can hear them live. And now the crucial step. The best way to assess the quality of a band is to listen to their live performance.
Consider the quality of the songs as well as the atmosphere that the group creates when selecting a band. A good wedding orchestra will know when it’s the right time to play a particular song.
Band vs. DJ
Most couples feel a dilemma about whether to choose a music band or a DJ for the wedding. Both options have their pros and cons. It is not easy to decide because it is necessary to guess the guests' tastes. If your guests belong to different age groups, the choice becomes even harder. Here are some facts that may help you decide.
Why should you hire a band?
A great band can raise the atmosphere. The band will most likely let you shape their set list, and decide which songs to perform, and which ones to eliminate from the setlist.
In recent years, newlyweds are increasingly deciding to hire an orchestra or string ensemble in addition to the main band. The role of that ensemble is to play at the beginning of the day while guests enter the venue. So you can opt for a string quartet that will create a pleasant and elegant atmosphere to start your celebration.
The main band usually has five to six members, although sometimes it is a larger group. Keep in mind that the larger the composition of the music band, the bigger the space they occupy. It means you'll need to make adequate room for the band members and the instruments and other gear they'll be using.
Why should you hire a DJ?
If space is important to you due to the number of guests, a DJ might be a good choice. DJs don’t take up too much space. Also, hiring a DJ may be more financially advantageous.
You can contact a DJ from your favorite radio station or disco club or yellow page listings. If you have friends who recently hired a DJ for their wedding, you can ask them for a recommendation.
Once you’ve chosen a DJ, openly tell them what you expect. If you have compiled a list of wedding songs, give it to him and let him stick to it. Decide on the type of music to play for the arrival of guests, the cake cutting, the first dance, etc.
The repertoire is usually trouble-free, the music is played from the matrix, and the DJ has his ways to liven things up.
Finally, if you can't decide between hiring a band and hiring a DJ, you might wish to hire both. DJ Orchestras are all the rave these days.
Music Genres- Local, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock?
'Make' your partner think together about the type of music you want - mostly local pop music, folk music, a combination of the two, foreign music, music from the 70' or 80', etc.
You will probably turn to the musical tastes of your guests when deciding the best music. You’ll consider what music your relatives, parents, and colleagues from work would like. Pleasing everyone is indeed impossible, and it is also unnecessary, but crowd-sourcing is useful.
To save time, choose the music you love the most and enjoy the most. If you and your partner enjoy it then everyone else probably will!
Music defines the wedding's atmosphere!
Did you know that almost 90% of wedding attendees will remember the atmosphere of your wedding.
We suggest that you take into account the relationship between price and quality in music. However, be careful - low price doesn't necessarily mean poor quality and vice versa. The high cost of engagement of the band for the wedding does not guarantee quality, but it often is correlated, so take multiple factors, like reviews, into account.
Don't allow this decision to be irrelevant to you, because music is one of the most important factors at your wedding. The band mainly defines the atmosphere that will adorn your wedding, and the overall impression will largely depend on this seemingly small detail.
Don't make compromises and don't accept offers that you will not be completely satisfied with, because that can spoil the whole pleasure of the celebration. And of course, if you have to save on something else in order to hire a band you like, then do it.